Description

This is my first build. I will use it for gaming, homework and of course YT. It was very easy to build, no major difficulties. However, I saw that the ram was running at 2133mhz so I tried overclocking to 3400 (It was on the Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, also mITX), my pc didn't post after that and turned out motherboard shorted so I swapped to the Asus mobo and now I am scared to overclock my ram. Also my samsung ssd is not recognised by my pc so I will have to buy a new one.

I know this build doesn't look great, therefore I will buy braided cables and change the CPU cooler. Temps do run a bit high and CPU cooler is not great. During 1h of playing rainbow six, CPU: 75C and GPU:80.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, however if it does not go on sale it is better for you to buy the 3700x.

Motherboard

Great mobo, nice rgb and easy BIOS.

Memory

You need to OC the ram if you want it to run at 3600 mhz.

Storage

Very fast and great value.

Video Card

Please buy another 5700xt. This card runs incredibly hot even with great airflow. You WILL get better temps and probably better performance with other cards.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Are you blowing the CPU air towards your graphics card? This should be flipped to blow out the back of your case, assuming the front case fans are for intake. You're pushing hot air onto hot parts. Change this.

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 points

Exactly. This is the reason for his video card reaching 80°C.

He also needs a rear exhaust fan.

A_noob_at_PC_builds - Apply a "-0.100V" offset to the CPU in the BIOS. This will help undervolting the components.

Use MSI Afterburner to also apply a "-0.100V" offset to the GPU. Push the power slider of the GPU in the range of +20 to +50%, whichever is stable, and apply a custom fan curve:

  • 33% at 0-30°C

  • 40% at 50°C

  • 100% at 80°C

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Seconded.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks will do :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I had the exact same problem with my RAM on my msi b450i mobo. All you have to do is clear the cmos. Your motherboard manual will show you where the clear cmos header is. Just unplug the pc and put a screwdriver on the cmos header for around 10 seconds and it'll work again.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

To fix your ram, try clearing your Cmos. If that doesnt work, go into the overclocking settings and check your xmp profiles. Im on the B450 gigabyte pro wifi itx, my ram would only run at 2133 and wouldnt overclock, until i found the bios had locked the proper speed behind a seperate xmp profile.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does 2.5 slot graphic cards work in the case?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

you should be able to turn on AXMP as long as you have the updated BIOS, therefore there is no need to be afraid of it, it's not really overclocking if the speed you are going for is advertised

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

gigabyte tends to have issue with ram extreme profile, this is due to a) the ram is not within qualified vendors list or b) the BIOS is outdated, needs updating

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks :)