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First Build - Ryzen Fun

by acarlso1



Date Published

March 18, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 16, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C


PC was build for gaming and programming. Have been a console gaming my whole life but have been wanting to build a PC for many years. I finally had the money and besides memory prices it seemed like a good time to buy with all the black friday and christmas deals.

I've done some overclocking on the CPU but not really on the GPU. It can handle everything I can throw at it while playing at 1080p 60fps. I was also able to set the memory to 3200MHz without issue. Didn't really have any problems when building except incorrectly setting the PWRBTN header which caused me to panic a little when I first pressed the power button and nothing happened.

I really wanted a full sized GTX 1060 6GB but wasn't really in my budget but found this mini on black friday for only $210. Between christmas gifts and mail in rebate; the total price out of pocket was around $950.

The PC is quite enough for me but I'm sure I could get it a lot quieter with some better fans. Over all I am very happy with how it turned out. I'm open for any recommendations for improvement or further upgrades.

Part Reviews


Awesome CPU could not recommend more.


Decent budget motherboard, haven't figure out how to allow CPU to down clock when idle.


Pricey but looks and performs great.


Took from an old laptop that got upgraded to an SSD

Video Card

For being a mini, I can't say it performs like one. Comparing it to full sized GPUs it's only marginally behind. Probably has a much small headroom for overclocking.


Love it, no complaints. For being only $50 after rebate I feel like it got something much higher priced.

Power Supply

Does what it needs to for a good price at $55 after rebate.

Case Fan

I'm sure I could get much quieter fans but it's hard to be for a 4 pack at $13


Cheapest IPS 1080p at the time. Will be upgrading down the road.


Might be a unpopular opinion but I can't stand load mechanical keyboards. This one feels great and is quiet.


No complaints, comfortable. Haven't used the mic.


Cheapest SSD I could find at the time, holds the OS and programs. Will be upgrading to an M.2 NVME at some point even though it's not necessary.


For being free on black friday from newegg after mail in rebate, I didn't have high hopes but I actually love how this mouse feels.

Comments Sorted by:

Cashit 1 point 11 months ago

wait the monitor is black not silver YEES!! or is it just a different model than the one shown

acarlso1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah, it's black. Not sure why PCPP's first and 3rd picture shows silver; same model must come in different colors.