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BoyScout July 26, 2017

This month's featured build is based on our "Great AMD Gaming" build guide which uses the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor and GeForce GTX 1080 GPU all built in Cooler Master's MasterBox 5 mid-tower case.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.98
Memory Team - T-Force / Night Hawk 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB SC2 Gaming iCX Video Card $569.99
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.98
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99
Total at time of filming $1253.91 (USD)

For Benchmarks and Photos, be sure to check out our Completed Build write-up.

You can also watch Barry clean up the cables in our cable management time lapse video:

Comments Sorted by:

dwlemon3 3 points 25 days ago

I'm so happy to see that AMD logo at the top.. being to the side made me twitch.

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 25 days ago

Indeed -- thankfully it's relatively simple to adjust it to match whatever direction best fits the build!

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 25 days ago

How did they got RAM that cheap?

Anyansayo 3 points 24 days ago

I don't really know. In almost every build that PCPP does, they use Team brand RAM and I always think "Is it really that cheap?" But just now that you mention it, I really have no idea.

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 2 points 24 days ago

Yeah, we caught it on a bit of a deal a short while back, but it looks like from the price history it drops down to around that price from time to time.

stalewind 1 Build 1 point 13 days ago

The latency is 16-18-18-38, so that's why it is cheaper. The good stuff has 14-14-14-34 Cas Latency.

Anyansayo 0 points 24 days ago

The stock CPU cooler looked kind of difficult to get into place. Also, why a B350 motherboard?

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 2 points 24 days ago

How do you mean? It went on pretty easily. Just aligns with the posts from the back plate and is secured with the four attached screws.

As for why B350, it saves us budget dollars but keeps some overclocking options on the table so long as you are not needing the other higher end features of X370 (such as SLI).

Anyansayo 1 point 24 days ago

To me it just looked sort of awkward because the fan appears to be larger in diameter than the back plate. Maybe it just looked that way to me. I know that it wasn't very difficult, but just something that looked more complex than most of the CPU coolers that you have put on in build videos. I know that it went on easily, but like I said earlier, the fan from my viewing angle looks a bit larger than the back plate mounts.

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 23 days ago

Ah, now I think I understand what you mean. And yes, the fan cover does come pretty close to the clearance needed for the screwdriver. We considered leaving the cover off until after we had it mounted, but it turned out to fit fine as-is with only a slight angle to the screwdriver.

Anyansayo 1 point 23 days ago

Yeah, that's exactly what I meant.

Connor_The_Gamer 1 point 21 days ago

overclocking capability is the same with b350 and x370. just look at this video.

Bosswoman3 0 points 24 days ago

Do you know what CPU cooler goes with Asus x370 F motherboard and Ryzen 7 1700 combo?

a_random_ai 1 point 24 days ago

Stock cooler

BBearPvP 1 Build 2 points 23 days ago

Depends on how much you overclock the CPU. If you're going over 3.7 GHz, I'd get something like the be quiet! Dark Rock 3 since it's beefier, pretty, and usually costs around $65, so it shouldn't be too big of a hit for what it's worth. That, and since it won't be liquid, you won't have that leak risk.

From personal experience, at 3.8 GHz, temps stay in the mid to upper 60s for me.

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cjdarad 0 points 24 days ago

I like it, but how reliable is a Western Digital SSD? I know for HDD they are always my number one go to.

nammerbom 1 point 19 days ago

western digital ssds are just sandisk ssds

thenamespips 0 points 23 days ago

Does this build bottleneck at 1080p gaming?

Izzius 1 point 22 days ago

No, should dominate 1080p@144 and even 1440p@100+

Stereotypical_Whale 0 points 22 days ago

I honestly hate the b350 pc mate. It's got everything I could every want, except for usb 3.1 gen 2, which is a must have for me, damn.

Trevor242 0 points 16 days ago

Can you not but parts from this site?

80-wattHamster 1 Build 2 points 15 days ago

No, but if you go to the Parts List and select an individual part, you'll find links to sites where you can.

Trevor242 1 point 15 days ago


Gooberdad 7 Builds 0 points 15 days ago

Great job. I always enjoy the cable management after the build. Looks nice and tidy.

InnocentBoy 0 points 14 days ago

Would this PC have any space for another hard drive e.g. Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive.

LonghornAlamo2040 0 points 13 days ago

3000Mhz memory on a B350 board? Well, ok.

I'm ok with this.

liljoker619 0 points 13 days ago

Can you stream live on twitch with this build? Just curious.

om3gA_3 0 points 13 days ago

what do you connect your antistatic wrist strap to. just wondering

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

The ones we use on set are connected to the antistatic mat which is grounded via a resistive circuit to an electrical ground.

om3gA_3 1 point 11 days ago

can you also connect it to a power supply that is turned off

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

If you don't have a grounded anti-static mat setup, you could use an inexpensive alligator clip style wrist strap attached/clipped onto a metal portion of the case you are building in.

Don't plug in your power supply until the PC is built and you are ready to turn it on/test it.

om3gA_3 1 point 10 days ago

ok thank you so much for the help

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

No problem -- good luck with your build!

elijahfmiller 0 points 12 days ago

Do A Threadripper PLZ!

LatamirDigital 3 Builds -1 points 25 days ago

Anyone else think the drive was a 500GB HDD

Connor_The_Gamer 2 points 24 days ago

I could see why because its made by Western Digital and it's a blue drive but i didn't because it was a black body, not silver

Anyansayo 1 point 24 days ago


Namnguyen -1 points 24 days ago

Glad that it's Ryzen again.

Nitronixus -1 points 23 days ago

damn this is a really good build

ShadowTechXTS 6 Builds -1 points 20 days ago

I have the same CPU, motherboard, memory (almost), and a GTX 1080 (Zotac AMP Extreme)


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