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ATX Ryzen 5 Build (First Build)

by NickN2


So for a while I was thinking about moving over from console gaming to PC gaming, and I finally decided to build two gaming PC's (one for myself and one for my brother). I went with Ryzen, because of all the great things I heard about it and the amazing price to performance ratio. I immediately slapped on a 3.8 GHz overclock to the CPU through the UEFI, and I was surprised how well the stock cooler handled it. Unfortunately on my brother's end, he got unlucky in the silicon lottery and I just left his CPU at stock clocks. I was originally planning to buy a Gigabyte AORUS XTR RX580 for a butter smooth 1080p gaming experience, but GPU price inflation was too high, so I went with a cheaper ASUS Dual GTX 1060. All in all, the experience of building my own PC was great (although cable management could've been a bit better), and I definitely recommend building your own PC if you are a newcomer to the PC world.

EDIT: Later on, I eventually got a Samsung 850 Evo 500 Gb SSD to act as my boot drive, and I reduced the OC to 3.7 GHz at 1.25 V.

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BChew2 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

+1 Good recommendation. Building not only saves money but is extremely satisfying to do!

Welcome to the PC Master Race =)

RadicalVision 8 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I win the PC master race >>>>>>

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago


Camranatic101 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

How does the B350 Pro4 play with RAM, does your ram run at 3200? If so was it hard to get there? Im creating two parts lists for my friends, both of which who will buy their pcs ocer black friday, one using crucial 2666mghz ram, and one using some ram from gskill or corsair thats 3200 or 3000.

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yeah, it works just fine. I have my RAM running 3200 no problems whatsoever. It’s as simple as setting the XMP profile to run at 3200 in the UEFI and you’re done. Good choice on the Pro4 too, it has nicely sized heatsinks, and it’s compatible with RAM up to 3200 MHz. It’s also apparently Crossfire compatible as well, but it only runs the second card on 4x PCIe instead of 8x.

Sykadelik 1 point 9 months ago

This is pretty much the exact build I want to do for my first build. What games do you play and what fps do you get?

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I mostly play games like CS:GO at around medium to high settings at 300 fps, and Skyrim Special Edition on ultra I hit the fps cap at 60 fps. That's all I know so far, I haven't used an FPS counter on BF1 yet, but I bet it can pull off 100 fps at ultra settings 1080p.

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Should have gotten an ssd

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I am thinking about getting one, but mass storage mattered more initially rather than speed. I was on a budget too, so the 1 TB HDD was the best all-rounder.

Fraglepuss 2 Builds -1 points 9 months ago

I never recomend a hdd in a new build, as you dont need much space when youre starting out as you'll only have a few games to begin with. Also if youre only going to store games on them you can pick up a re-certified HDD off eBay for like $15. These normally last for years, and even if they do fail you only loose your steam library.

Anyway great build otherwise. If you do get an SSD, I'd recomend a samsung one, as they have the best migration software. The biggest upgrade ive ever made to my system was an ssd :D

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

The thing is, I needed an HDD immediately because I had a large steam library prior to this build. I have over 50 games. The HDD was necessary.

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Ah i see, thats fair enough, it does make sense in your situation tbf

Jieno 1 point 9 months ago

Hey do you play PUBG on this computer? if so, how smoothly does it run.

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

No, I dont play PUBG, but I found a video that represents my build pretty closely and shows how the same CPU/GPU combo would perform in PUBG. Here it is: https://youtu.be/osQWP0tSCkM

Ich0rous 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

That's so cool you got one for your brother! Nice build, everything looks really solid. That ryzen is going to pay off

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks! Yeah I really looked hard into what Ryzen I wanted to get, and I heard that the R5 1600 was the best value for performance CPU out of the bunch.

Attacker127 1 point 5 months ago

Question.. the Corsair 270R case that your using. Does it have a clear side panel? On the pictures on PCPP it looks to have a clear side panel but on the corsage website, it appears to have a solid side panel. Thx nice build btw

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yes, it does have a clear side panel. You can get two options; one with a windowed panel, or one with a solid metal panel. Thanks for your compliment!

sampeei 1 point 1 month ago

Really nice build man, my first PC is really similar to yours. One question, what monitor are you using?

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I believe it is the Asus VP247H or the VP247H-P. The two monitors are pretty much identical, so I have no idea why Asus even decided to differentiate the two. Besides that, it's a 1080p 60Hz monitor with 1 ms latency, so it's great for gaming. It doesn't have a superb panel or anything, but it works very well for the price. Thanks for the kind words!

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