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Bad Moon Rising

by fslater12



Date Published

Aug. 28, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


So I have been planning this build since about February of 2017 and once I was sure I knew what I wanted I was able to get all the parts within a week and just finished building it as of 08/17/17. I use this computer for typical everyday use but mostly built it for the gaming aspect. As of right now I have been playing Rocket League, Players Unknown, and Metro: Last Light and have been very pleased with my results thus far. I don't have any issues with running any games at high/ultra settings while maintaining at least 60fps. I am really looking forward to adding more games to my library and seeing what this computer can really do with something more graphic intensive.

This is my first build so please lemme know if there is anything I can do to improve it.

Edit: I have added a third fan to the back as an exhaust.

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dixonerfais 1 Build 17 points 14 months ago

bad Moon Ryzen

ok I'll leave now.

fslater12 submitter 1 Build 4 points 14 months ago

Ah damn! can't believe I missed out on that!

Cromic0872 5 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

Nice part selection and good looking build!

With that said, an SSD would greatly help with speed in loading the OS and essential programs. The HDD would be used for files and such. Maybe an upgrade in the future?

Unless I missed a picture or you didn't post it, you have no fans installed in the rear and/or top of the case for exhaust. I would imagine the front fans are intakes. There must be some heat building up inside that enclosure. Maybe extra fans would help it run cooler and more efficient?

Of course, I don't know what your original budget was. Just suggestions only.

fslater12 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Yeah those are the only two fans I have at the moment but I will look into getting a couple more to add in there, Thanks!

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Fraglepuss 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

A lot of the comments are suggesting 144hz monitors and more case fans. Trust me an ssd will be the biggest upgrade you can make in this build. It is by far the biggest bottle neck. 144hz is really only for competitive First Peron Shooters. An more case fans will make barely any impact on your themals, as your system must run fairly cool/ quiet anyway.

Also great gpu, case, psu, monitor choices. Also the 1600 is the best cpu on the market at the moment imo. It is just SO good for the price +1 and get an ssd

Cromic0872 5 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Absolutely agree on the Samsung SSDs, can't go wrong. Agree to a certain extent on the fans. Looking at the case closer there are plenty of "holes" for heat to escape on it's own. Plus plenty of room in the case with nothing cramped and high thermal build up shouldn't really be a big problem with your part selection. However, I would consider installing at least one additional fan for exhaust at the rear for better air flow. Just my opinion though. Like Fraglepuss says and others good part selection...good build. Enjoy it! :)

fslater12 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I'm in the market for an ssd, just waiting for something to come more within my price range at the moment

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Cool, if you're looking to migrate your operating system the Samsung are the only ssds that come with their own software to migrate it.

The others all share 3rd party stuff that isn't as good.

Just so you know

fslater12 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Yup just found that out recently actually so that's my plan for now

KeplersSomnium 1 point 14 months ago

I am planning to build a very similar PC as fslater12. How hard is to migrate OS once installed in the HDD? Is necessary to uninstall OS from the HDD and reinstalling it in the SSD? How about the programs installed before? Also I would build a PC with 8 GB and upgrading to 16 GB some months later (along with the SSD), How important is to have the same exact brand and model of a second RAM card?

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

All great questions I learnt the hard way. I'll try and give you my best answer.

1: with regards to RAM. As long as you get two sticks of the same capacity ram that are both ddr4, you will have 16gbs of ram to use on your PC. The problem is when you use different brands at different speeds you risk them running at lower speeds and potentially not dual channel. I'd say sell your old one and buy a pair of 8's. Or maybe try and buy the same as your old one.

  1. You can certainly just clone your drive and migrate it to your ssd. You can then move your programs to the ssd, and then they will boot off of there. I'd only recommend this for larger peices of software, e.g. Adobe photoshop. For things like chrome, maybe just reinstall them. After this just boot off of the ssd, and I'd suggest backing up any games, photos and formatting the HDD. Then use it as a blank mass storage disk. Install programs onto your ssd, and change all of you save/download/torrent destinations to your HDD so you don't fill up your SSD.

The time when you should ALWAYS reinstall windows is with a new motherboard. I had serious issues with this. Samsungs software is worth the money, and only works with their ssds. Also they're better quality anyway. If you're not migrating then other ones are fine. Hope this helped!

KeplersSomnium 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you very much! I think I will go for 8 GB now, and then buy another 8 GB from the same brand. If don't find that, then one with the same speed and DDR4.

Talking about SSD, I built a low budget configuration (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rcMcwV), and the only piece that make my wallet explode is the SSD. I'm not very sure yet about buying it or not. I'm afraid that in the future I would like a SSD and then had problems with the migration of the OS. In that case I would consider saving money more time to buy one and install the OS in a SSD at the start.

FinnHeywood 1 point 14 months ago

how did u get the mobo so cheap?

fslater12 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Micro center was having a sale where I could save $30 by buying the CPU and mobo together

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Nice build but you need a rear exhaust fan for better airflow.

GJ overall.

HereLies 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I'm so excited to see this as I'm working on a very similar build! Ryzen 5 1600, ASRock AB350M (It's the Mirco ATX version), EVGA 1060 6Gb and the G. Skill Aegia 16 Gb, all in the Fractal Focus G Mini. The differences are that I've got a 2T HDD Seagate Constellation, a 256 SSD (don't have the make details here) and my PSU is a Corsair, but it's also 550W 80+ Gold. Here's the link (https://pcpartpicker.com/user/HereLies/saved/QkPFdC)

I'm debating on whether to add a Cryorid H5, but I worry that with the Mirco ATX I'm not going to have room. I figure once I get all the pieces in, I can make that call.

Your machine is beautiful and seriously reassures this first time builder. I'd love to hear more details about your experience putting it together and using it. Thank you so much for sharing this.

fslater12 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I am very pleased with this build so far and I had a lot of fun putting it together! Considering your parts list is similar to mine, I'm sure you will enjoy it just as much. Unfortunately I do not have any experience using the Cryorid H5, so I cannot tell you whether it would have room in this build or not, but what I can tell you is that I haven't had any issue with using the stock cooler that comes with the Ryzen 5. As for the case goes, I love the small compact design and it was actually pretty easy to build in. I had no problems fitting anything in there and the cable management was easy to work with. My only complaint for the case is that it doesn't have a basement cover to hide the power supply and the wires attached to it but honestly that just nit-picking at this point especially when on a budget. I don't know if this is standard on most motherboards but there were only two slots for me to plug my fans into so when I added a third fan I did have to get a splitter to plug two of my fans into. Thanks for your feedback and best of luck to your build!

creinhardt86 1 point 5 months ago

Very clean build. I'll be doing something similar using Ryzen 3 1300X.

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fslater12 submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Yeah unfortunately this put me right at my budget and couldn't spend the extra money on a better monitor

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