Description

My little brother asked to do a build for him and I told him to wait until these chips came out because I knew it would be the best bet for his budget. Also note I used ZERO extra parts of my own and everything was purchased for this build. Even zip ties!

So I had a month before the Ryzen 5 chips came out so I started on buildapcsales and got the best deals I possibly could. This is the total I paid including tax and shipping after rebates.

CPU - RYZEN 5 1400

CPU COOLER - The RYZEN 5 1400 comes with the Wraith Stealth. I've done quite a few builds and this kicks the *** of any Intel stock cooler I've seen

MOTHERBOARD - Cheapest available option

RAM - I originally had some cheaper Avexir sticks ordered on Amazon but they were out of stock and weren't going to be shipped in time. Ended up going with these and they overclocked to 2933 (but I ultimately left them stock because I didn't see any gain in benchmarks)

STORAGE - Cheapest Option for a good ssd that was big enough to not need an additional drive. I found a 1TB MX300 on craigslist a day later for $140 ( Yes I still bought it ;-)

GPU - I haven't bought an AMD GPU in a long time. I figured stick with AMD for this build and this card is a beast! Surprised how well it overclocked on memory as well.

CASE - Holy **** I was quite impressed of the quality of this case! Honestly if I saw it and you didn't tell me the price I would say close to $100. Cable management was decent and would have looked a lot cleaner with a modular PSU but I was able to take out some HDD trays and jam the cables underneath in the back.

PSU - 80+ Bronze and 450W. I personally use Corsair or Silverstone usually but no complaints.

MONITOR - Another thing that blew me away was this guy. Was able to OC to 65Hz and games look pretty damn good. Get good framerates with most games on max.

OVERCLOCKS & BENCHMARKS

My highest OC on the 1400 was 3.9GHz but temps got too high quickly. Found the sweet spot at 3.7 and left it there. Definitely could have been stable at 3.9 with a high end cooler.

The RX470 I was able to hit 2100MHz on the memory and 1322MHz on the core without changing voltage at all.

Cinebench - I had a run finish with 901 but I didn't get a screen shot! Haha anyways at my stable OC I got between 800-805cb. Pretty impressive.

CPUMark 9340 - Pretty consistent.

GAMES

Was able to have constant FPS over 65 with all games on ultra or very high. I have an I5 system with a 980TI and a G4400 overclocked to 4.8 with a GTX970 and for whatever reason this PC just felt smoother. Definitely makes me want to look into a R7 1700 for myself!

CONCLUSION:

Overall very pleased with this build! Amazing performance for the money especially when overclocked.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 5 points

I think it would have been better to spend $50 on a smaller SSD and another $50 for a 1 or 2 TB hard drive

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

That R5 1400 kicks my i5's *** in multicore. I score about 450 with my 4590 in Cinebench, and 6300 in passmark. Nice build man! +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow you scored huge on the prices!! Great build. +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

PSU is meh, but outstanding value nonetheless. Doesn't the 1400 come with Wraith Stealth?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

The reason why your frames feel better is that ryzen has really great 1% lows compared to the g4400 which may have better average frames but has dips more often which feels rough. This is a really nice build I'm waiting for an itx mobo to make a similar build in the fractal node 202.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Really good value build! RX 470 handles very well in 1080p gaming, and the R5 line is a really solid line of CPUs.

Only complaint I have of this build is the PSU selected. It has a really bad time under a heavy load. Will it blow up? No, probably not, but it might just fizzle out.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a small note that isnt a spire cooler, that is the stealth cooler, its much smaller in height and no rgb support. It only has the amd logo

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

My bad. Fixed

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

great build btw! I might go with the 1400 myself.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you find the deal on the 470?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the program on the 11th screenshot?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Passmark

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I have the same mobo & cpu, running mine @ 3.8ghz. I really liked that you posted benchmark screen shots so I can compare mine with yours.

+1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You're a nice brother. Great build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I am fairly new to custom builds, but this seems like a build that is right of my alley. Before I build this computer, would you mind posting the performance test marks for the 2D mark, 3D mark, and memory mark? I am wanting to use my build for gaming.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I stream E sports with a build like this?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but one thing I noticed....... Why no Steam?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

i wish rx 470's were still $160 :(

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get the 2 usb on the left to work i got the usb 3.0 to work the not the left

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Check your mobo diagram they are a single case header

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Who did you steal that RX 470 from? XD. That's a great deal.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Could i get 5ghz out of this mobo and cpu with a good cooler?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Negative. Most Ryzen CPU's top at 4.1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

A little late but im getting this case and mobo and was wondering where do you put the fan plugs cause I thought this mobo only had 2 fan plugs after the cpu fan

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't remember. I think the front two fans were connected to a controller in the case that just needed power and not a motherboard header

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build, I was planning to get the RX 570 and a Ryzen 3 perhaps but this mining fad just seems not be fading and until it stops the gpu prices won't come back down.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

WAIT how did you get the ram for that cheap can you send me a link???

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