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Falcon Mk. 1

by FalconEye36

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7 Comments

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Date Published

Nov. 23, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 16, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

This was my first build, and it was as cheap as I could make it while still being able to handle programming workloads and light gaming. The 2400G fulfills both expectations beyond what I expected (esp. in the graphics department - the Vega 11 chip sure does pack a punch!).

I also made sure that there was room to expand in the future, hence the 600W PSU (probably overkill, I wanted the full modular setup and I got it on a good sale) and the purchase of a motherboard with four DIMM slots. Although, with any luck, the RAM kit I bought won't be outdated anytime soon.

I bought all these components on sale, hence the custom price on every component. The SSD is priced at $0 as I had previously bought it for my old laptop, and can't remember what I got it for.

All in all, I'm very happy with how it turned out. I like the look, it runs well and gives me a solid foundation to expand upon in the future.

Part Reviews

CPU

An absolutely amazing APU. The CPU part is no slouch and the GPU blew me away with what it can handle. Also, the entire Ryzen ecosystem is cheaper than Intel's, with little compromise. Most of the low-end motherboards still support overclocking which is awesome.

Motherboard

Great, cheap motherboard. I've had no issues with it and I love the BIOS - everything is logically placed and it is easy to navigate. Having three fan headers is awesome.

Storage

I love this drive. It's wickedly fast and Crucial has a few nifty features that you can enable on it.

Comments Sorted by:

Wanderrful 2 points 1 month ago

I notice you have a lot fans in the case how many fan headers are on the motherboard

FalconEye36 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

The motherboard has three fan headers, the case four fans. I purchased a Deepcool Fanhub so I could get all four fans running

Wanderrful 1 point 1 month ago

Ah okay thanks

iLefty98 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Congratulations on your first build!

The 2400G is a great APU for the price. AMD <3

FalconEye36 submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Thanks :D. Really enjoyed building it, very pleased with the outcome.

LedZeppin 1 point 1 month ago

This is a good build, but I would get a cheaper GPU, such as an RX 570 or 580 8Gb versions to get the most out of your graphics. The RX 570 is really cheap now with the new RX 590 being released, and can be found as low as $140 for some of them.

FalconEye36 submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

I did seriously consider getting a 570, and would have if the RAM I wanted hadn't sold out during the sale. In the end I purchased more expensive RAM and adding a graphics card went out of a price range I could justify to myself, given that I don't do serious gaming or modelling. Thanks for the advice though!