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Built this for my daughter to use for homework, youtube, music etc. She doesn't game (yet) so this seemed like the perfect solution! This was a blast to build and wouldn't change a thing. I had to use an extra Ryzen 3 1200 with a Vega 56 to get a POST, and then updated BIOS in increments before installing the APU. After windows installed and updated I installed the chipset drivers and display driver. Everything is rock solid and smooth as silk. OS is on the 64GB SSD with the HDD for mass storage.

Idle temp's hover around 25c and full load stress tests creep up to 53c but never over that. It is very quiet and I can't hear the fans unless I have the side cover off. Was able to OC the 2400 ram kit to 2666 without any issue. Really a lovely build.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 16 points

You looking to adopt?

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Please

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I wish he was.

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 for the GeIL Super Luce RGB. That stuff doesn't get enough love IMO.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

agreed

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Congrats on the first R3 2200G post on this site! I'm sure your daughter will love it and become a gamer in no time! +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! I really had a lot of fun building it!

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

kinda mad you got the a320m b/c you can't overclock the cpu part of the chip, and I don't know this for sure but you might not be able to overclock the VEGA 8 Graphics either +1 for being a nice dad tho

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

No over clocking on the A320. But, as I already have my own dedicated gaming PC and an HTPC that can more than handle games, I wasn't too concerned with it!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant overclocking for your daughter.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm sure if she does game it will be things like overwatch, rocket league, or other competitive E-sports titles. all of which will run 1080p medium settings 60fps with no problems on the Vega 8 GPU. so I do not think it will be an issue if he can't help her overclock the system. And if anything she will probably buy higher end parts if she wants to get into true desktop gaming.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

You did good on the processor choice. However, the aftermarker cooler you got is way overkill, especially with the fact that you arent going to OC your CPU, the included Warith Stealth cooler would've done a fine job for a lower end CPU like that. Also, I felt you could have done a better job on the SSD choice. The memory is a good choice. The case is perrfect for the mobo form factor, as for the OS, you could've saved a few bucks if you used a cheap windows 7 key and used it with windowd 10. Overall, 10/10

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  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

You can still use the RGB controller for the Geil RAM even without an Aura enabled MoBo in case you were not aware! I found this out a few months after building my pc

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa!? Really? How? I have built 4 computers with this Ram and didn't know!!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

All you gotta do it download the Aura sync software and run it. Even if you don't have an Aura sync improved MoBo it will still work. Sometimes its buggy while you are making changes, but for the most part its pretty stable. I am using mine with a Gigabyte AB350 mobo. The main thing I saw was if I am making changes to my MoBo RGB on my Gigabyte software while making changes on the Aura Sync software, that is where the RAM RGB will act up. But if you are focusing on editing them individually, or just having them set and leaving it be, then it works great

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thanks!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

If you wanted to would there be room to install a graphic card? Great build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I had to originally install a Ryzen 3 1200 with a Gigabyte Vega 56 OC (Dual fan) to post and update bios. Plenty of room. And thanks !

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I like Ryzen... I like Inwin... I like RGB... I like this build!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Your daughter has a great father. Nice kid's build. Great RGB look too.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw, thank you ! She loves it!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for being an amazing parent. What a great starter build! What fans did you use? Those look like something I'm looking for. This is better than almost any laptop that you could buy her for the same price, So many parents don't realize the importance of a real, genuine computer.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Aigo RGB fans from Amazon. Cheap and quiet.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

In the picture they remind me of the Thermaltake RGB fans that are insanely expensive.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow so awesome , but why not a 2400g??

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget, and no need for a 2400. This is basically an HTPC that won't ever play games.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh but id feel better with a 2400g even if no games.Looks very good.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

the price increase is way higher than the performance gain, though this should have been with a B350 to overclock it

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand dude , so full budget.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

(i wasnt OP in case that was misinterpreted)

i meant, 10% performance gain for $70% price increase doesnt feel good no matter what 'budget' (but with no budget, one would want the intel+vega extra powerful thing, right?)

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

ok i'm your son now

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough lol

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

looks good on a budget, +1! nice work man

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

i will be doing a build in this case in a couple more months i love this case and great build

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Its pretty decent for her purpose i spent a similar amount on my system built around the ryzen 3 2200g for gaming specifically without a highend graphics card and its pretty decent when you overclock it i get anywhere from 40-100+ frames on medium to high settings in most games. But i will say it looks real nice with the rgb lighting

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and great dad +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

She'll have the best looking homework PC in the school! Nice build!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as she is not gaming. you are a good dad

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

what case fans are you using

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Aigo RGB 120mm. Had them from another project. Didn't see them on Part picker. They were like $3/ea on Black friday from Amzn

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

rip trying to build my first pc and i need rgb fans and yours looks sick

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

would you be willing to do some benchmarks and possibly some games? Planning on building for girlfriend and if this isnt better than my hd 7850 ima give her that

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just wondering if there is any way to get a post screen without the hassle of using other first gen ryzen cpus and gpu?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe you can use an AM3 APU for a POST. Not sure, but I do know the new APUs won't work with outdated BIOS

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

erm, dont you mean bristol ridge AM4?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

bristol ridge apu, or get the store to do it as amd is pressuring, or get the flashing 'kit', or find someone with a physical hardware flasher to manually flash without a cpu

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you able to use the USB type-C Gen 2 port on the case with that MOBO?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

No, not compatible with this motherboard. Unfortunately

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you able to link me a MOBO that has support with USB type C Gen 2 on the ryzen series?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Question about updating the BIOS so that it works with the Ryzen processor. I'm getting the compatibility red flag with the build I'm working on and I won't have an extra processor around to get it to POST as you mentioned doing. I'm fairly concerned by it and it makes me question going with the AMD processor. How much of a pain was this to do?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I had another CPU, so it was easy enough to install the Ryzen 3 1200, with a GPU, update BIOS, uninstall the GPU and replace the 1200 with a 2200G. If you do not have one, it would be much harder. Some stores like microcenter may flash the BIOS for you

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

No Graphics Card?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 3 2200G. About GT1030 performance.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

how to oc the ram to 2400mhz to 2666mhz? care to teach me how? :( planing to buy also the same ram.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

On this build, I was lucky enough that I was just able to set XMP to 2666 without any further timing changes. Other ram usually requires manually setting the timings

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

i would recommend getting a rx 580 8gb off ebay the aorus version so maybe some friend or her "boyfriend" asked wanna play fortnite

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey do you Build PC's? Because I'd be more then glad to purchase from you please respond & let me know

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