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ATX Ryzen 5 Build (First Build)

by NickN2

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21 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 13, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 28, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.09GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

9.02GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

76.0° C

Description

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.

EDIT: I once again overclocked to 3.8 GHz at 1.35V and I got very good results in several benchmarks, and it remained stable even after 30 continuous minutes of stress testing in CPU-Z. Idle temps were around 39 -40 Celsius, with temps capping out at 82 Celsius with the CPU fan at 100% speed. I also tinkered with the GPU clocks in Afterburner, achieving 2088 MHz boost and 9024 effective memory clock (2256 MHz).

EDIT: I recently bought a new Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi tower cooler for my CPU. It lowered temps by 18 degrees Celsius under full load, leaving me with 64 degrees at 100% usage. All in all my computer is performing better than ever with the new cooler.

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BChew2 1 Build 2 points 13 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 13 months ago

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

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks!

Camranatic101 2 Builds 2 points 11 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 11 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 13 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 13 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 13 months ago

Should have gotten an ssd

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 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 0 points 13 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 13 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 13 months ago

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

Jieno 1 point 13 months ago

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

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 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 13 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 13 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 9 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 9 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 5 months 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 5 months 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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