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[$950] Ryzen 5 1600 (First Time Builder!)

by Jhaooo345



Date Published

June 20, 2017

Date Built

June 19, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.36 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C


I really have a tight budget this is the maximum $$$ i can spend. I paid $1000+ due to taxes and shipping! As a first-time builder, of course there will be a problem. I wasn't able to press tightly my ram resulting to no boot/post screen. But I managed to figure it out in the end after I reseated/removed all hardware about 10 times? My fingers got really sore. :(

Review parts:

CPU [Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz] (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mV98TW/amd-ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbaebox)

I decided to overclock it up to 3.8GHz - 1.350V and it's pretty powerful and Stock Fans keep it cool really good.

MOBO [MSI B350M MORTAR Micro ATX AM4] (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XZCrxr/msi-b350m-mortar-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b350m-mortar)

It gives me trouble at first since I thought I pushed my ram stick all the way. But it works now. Easy overclock Bios.

RAM [Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4- 3200] (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mtp323/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3200c16r)

I can't set it to 3200 mhz. Why? Help me. :) I only managed to run it at 2933mhz

[UPDATE] BIOS was updated to v15 and I can now set it to 3200 mhz easily.

STORAGE [Sandisk SSD 240GB 2.5" ] (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8jH48d/sandisk-ssd-plus-240gb-25-solid-state-drive-sdssda-240g-g26)

Good speed. I've installed the OS in it and It boot my PC like instant. I have old hardrive so i have extra storage

GPU [Asus Radeon RX 580 8GB ROG STRIX ] (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9ZmxFT/asus-radeon-rx-580-8gb-rog-strix-video-card-rog-strix-rx580-o8g-gaming)

I was supposed to buy the MSI Gaming Pro But it was OUT OF STOCK. dang miners! But This GPU is good. It doesn't even need to turn all fans to cool off. Free freesync but i can't seem to work it with my monitor. Help?

CASE [Fractal Design Defince Mini C w/ Window MicroATX Tower ] (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/X44NnQ/fractal-design-define-mini-c-with-window-microatx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-mini-c-bk-w)

Really nice looking case and sweet cable managment can be done at the back but i suck at it.

PSU [Rosewill 550W 80+ Gold Fully-modular ATX] (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6Px9TW/rosewill-power-supply-photon550)

Cheap but powerful PSU and it's fully modular!

PS: Not the best build for 950$ but can you blame me? I don't know what i'm doing. LOL

Comments Sorted by:

gsaiz85 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Good job, very clean build.

Jhaooo345 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago


trentman 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Nice Ryzen build man. It looks really good for your first time you can tell you put work into it. And about the RAM does it have 3200 Mhz as a choice in the drop down box on bios?

Jhaooo345 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you. Yes it does but it keep reverting to 2133 when i choose 3200Mhz.

Darkseiders 1 point 17 months ago

It is supposed to support that RAM at 3200. I'd talk to MSI about it. Their own website says that RAM is supported at 3200.

Jhaooo345 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Yeah i saw that too! I'll try again sometime.

BeardedBeaver 1 point 17 months ago

Check your BIOS if you can enable XMP to let you RAM run at the advertised Mhz

Jhaooo345 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

I can pick the 3200mhz at XMP. Yet it won't boot as 3200mhz. Even I manually input timmings and whatnot still don't work.

Gam3Error 1 point 18 months ago

Placed on a carpet floor. Such a blasphemy! Nah jk, nice build.

Jhaooo345 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I moved it now. Thanks for the advice!

Maltalent 1 point 17 months ago

Very good, congratulations !

Jhaooo345 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago