Description

This is a budget rebuild of my dad's 2015 AMD FX PC, with a Ryzen 2600X.

Went for the B450 motherboard, with built in WiFi. Cheapest available DDR4-3200 16GB kit from G.Skill, and a 970 Evo 250GB SSD for the boot drive.

CPU:

First time building a Ryzen build, after reading about them for almost 2 years. Planning on building one for myself in the very near future, so this was good experience. Inserting the CPU was just like any other AMD CPU in the past, but this was the first time I had to remove a bracket from the motherboard to install a cooler, so that was interesting. The Wraith Spire is definitely a step up from the stock AMD CPU coolers of old. I wasn't sure if it made a difference which way it was oriented, but since the thermal compound was pre-applied, I decided to follow the diagram in the instructions. This meant the little tab with the AMD logo is very close to the RAM slots, pretty much overhanging one of them. Probably would've been better to orient it the other way.

Motherboard:

Integrated I/O shield is awesome. Everything fit perfectly. Had to be careful with the SSD heat shield, as it slipped onto the motherboard after I unscrewed it. Didn't realise it wasn't really connected on the other side. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to remove the label from the SSD, but after looking online, I decided to keep it on.

RAM:

Despite no RGB, which seems to be the norm now, I have to say the RAM looks pretty awesome. Just had time to have a look around in the BIOS and turned on XMP and it automatically switched to 3200MHz (from the default 2400), as expected.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! But can the ram be run on dual channel because I was looking to buy the same set

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I'm assuming this is a GP (light gaming) rig?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

the cable management hurts me

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too, but there's not much else I can do with that PSU, and cable management isn't really something I've spent any time on in the past. I just try to keep them out of the way, depending on length.. :/

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

how come you didn't just get a 1050 or a 1050ti? Besides this question nice build.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

1050Ti would've been my suggestion for him, but as it was a rebuild, he was happy to keep using the old 750Ti, rather than spend more money. The only new parts were the motherboard, CPU, RAM and SSD.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

k

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to replace the psu with a better one

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? It's been fine for the last 3 years, and the new build uses less power.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The psu is based off a really old atx standard, it has crap cross load performance, it has really bad ripple which will kill your new components. But it is up to you to decide what to do

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