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I built this an older family friend who mainly surfs the web and plays mainly flash games. Overall this was not a bad build. There were a few hiccups along the way. The case came in damaged and bent on the bottom unfortunately didn't notice it till after I had completed the build it's not terrible but it's like the 2nd Rosewill case that has been damaged upon delivery for me in a short amount of time. The case also does not have the best cable management so if anyone is a very inexperienced PC builder I would spend the extra bucks for a better case especially if you have a non modular power supply. The case did come with two 120mm fans that are rather quiet although don't rev to that high of a RPM level. Although that wasn't really needed for a build like this I was just searching for at least some airflow into the case. The motherboard was definitely Ryzen 3000 ready although didn't really matter with the Ryzen 3 3200g. The motherboard did have a hiccup though with the ram. I've seen many people have it work with this corsair C15 Ram I unfortunately no matter what could not get it to run at anything higher then 2666mhz. If I did 3000mhz I would have the motherboard freeze and not even boot to bios without having to reset both RAM sticks as well as reset CMOS battery. After 35 minutes I finally could reset back down to 2666mhz from 3000mhz and the PC has worked since. All other parts worked perfectly with no issues at all and I was able to place the antenna on the inside of the case since she wouldn't like it on the outside. Thankfully it is strong enough to be able to pick up the signal from two floors down from the Netgear AC1900 Router. The antenna was also nice due to have a magnet built in to be able to stay at the bottom of the case.

Prices: CPU: $87.00 Motherboard: $59.99 Ram: $57.99 SSD: $34.99 Case: $39.99 PSU: Was $44.99 and was $29.99(After Mail in Rebate) WiFi-Adapter: $33.99 Optical Drive: Free I pulled out of her old HP

Total: $343.35 (This includes the Mail in Rebate)

Overall not bad I would have liked a better motherboard so I could get to at least 3000mhz on the Ram to really get the most of out the CPU and possibly a better case and just install separate fans.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build for 340 dollars! Hope you have allot of fun with it ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Yeah I hope she really enjoys it I'll know next week!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Smh coulda gone cheaper lol. Solid build though.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know I could of gone with a lower wattage PSU, like 8gb of Ram, and even a AMD Athalon 3000g. But I wanted something that could stay somewhat more relevant over time and she wanted only new parts on the main components on the build. So yeah I could of definitely went cheaper but I'm decently happy with the price!

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm doing a build with the same motherboard and CPU. Did the motherboard arrive compatible with 3rd gen Ryzen or did you have to update it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It came compatible already with 3rd gen Ryzen. Although usually with Ryzen 3200g they may not have to be compatible with 3rd gen to work due to the architecture being so close to a Ryzen 2200g.