Description

I built this machine for light gaming, light photogrammetry software, and to run virtual machines on for testing out software. Basically it is my do all home pc.

I ordered the ryzen right after it came out instead of an i5 I was eyeing up mostly to get more cores. So far so good. I have to say that for a first time pc builder lining up the screw holes on the stock cooler was a little tricky, I smeared some thermal paste, I might open it back up and apply some new stuff, might not. Haven't overclocked it yet, might try a modest one witht he stock cooler.

Motherboard seems great was on back order so took a little to get it here. Connections were easy and well labeled even for a newbie. Lots of room for expansion (fans, hardrives, more ram, etc).

Bought 3200 ram as it wasn't that much more than 2600 at the time for 2x8gb. Won't run at 3200 forget the exact speed but it is low 2100~. I knew this going in and am hopeful for a bios update to fix.

Hard drive is wicked fast coming from an old hdd easy to install. The motherboard has two m2 ports and would only detect ssd on one, a little nerve wracking thought it might be incompatible. That m2 does share a sata connection so maybe that is why.

Bought a budget gpu, haven't gamed yet, will see how it fares.

I really like the case easy to get everything in and connected.

And last but not least the psu supplies what I need for power no complaints there.

All in all a good experience for a first time build. Everything just clicked and screwed together, and it was easy to install Win 10 from usb using the bios. Only qualms were the cpu was hard to line up and I smeared some paste, the ram doesn't run at full speed, and the ssd is only detected on one m2.

Part Reviews

CPU

so far so good. great price for the performance/core count. it was hard for me to line up the screws on the cooler, I smeared the thermal paste a bit.

Motherboard

good value! was back ordered. lots of room for expansion in the future.

Memory

good ram, does not run at 3200 on ryzen 5 1600 cpu :(

Storage

~475 mb/s read/write speed. wicked fast for an old hd convert.

Case

nice simple, good price, good size, nice hookups.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice part choice but please PLEASE do something about that spaghetti. I don't want spaghetti for dinner. (not to be rude but it looks way better with good cable management. The case isn't helping you the most but something could be done) Psu could be flipped too.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

haha. i have a stack of zip ties that I am going to open up when I get a chance. did not know that the psu could be flipped, i think i wondered about that once when I was screwing it in but thought that the fan needed to be on the top. I will post a picture just for you when I zip tie it all. I did make sure that my cables weren't criss crossed, and had it in mind what would be zip tied to what, if that makes me look better.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Once you got all those zip-ties in place, you'll have some good airflow. Is your case going on a floor or carpet? If not carpet, it might be a good idea to flip it.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea true about the carpet thing, good luck with the cable management.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

the plan is to sit it on my desktop, but the psu is a little loud so on the carpet it might go

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Your memory will run at higher clocks. Go to UEFI and change clocks profile. Instead of default just choose XMP (may aplear as 'Profile 1' only or something like that). Try it. It should at least top 2667Mhz. Don't know Asus UEFI but there's gotta be an option for multiplier once non-default RAM profile is selected to ensure you can reach higher clocks.

Personal experience with Gigabyte 350 Gaming 3 mobo.

Best Halfler EDIT: I would only recommend you to flip PSU if you have the tower on non-carpet floor. A tower case with front+back fan would improve airflow when using PSU air intake from the inside the case and help make everything cooler and more stable temperatures.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

cool thanks, i did that but i am not sure how to actually check ram speed to make sue it is running that fast. cpuz show ram speed as like 1800 which must be wrong, i hope

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU-Z shows RAM clock in single channel. You have to multiply x2 to get full clock speeds at running rate. Be aware then on overclocking your memory, but glad you found it working for you.

Also, make sure you've set-up your memory in dual channel as you have dual sticks. Check your mobo manual to ensure memory are in the preferred slot for dual sticks.

Best Halfler

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, what did you change all your bios settings to to get that speed? I've got the same mobo/cpu and ram but i cant get it to boot over 2133mhz.

Also, did you overlclock the cpu at all?

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

hmmm i'll check and share a screen shot if i remember

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

the corsair n200 is a nice little case, got to do a build in one not long ago myself

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

i like it a lot. not too big, not too small, not too flashy

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Have fun with Ryzen! I completed my build just before it came out and some respects I wish I waited.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! i almost bought an i5 but the day the ryzen 5 came out someone on here suggested it and it seemed like a better fit for me, so far i love it.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Neat little build. That GPU is so tiny haha!

But yeah echoing what others have said about the cable management, and also flipping the PSU over. Theres a removable dust filter under the PSU so makes sense for it to draw in it's own cool air rather than air from inside the case.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! it's not the size of the gpu that matters!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

How much FPS you got in GTA V and such games?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry don't do a lot of gaming or check my fps

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Was the hard drive and ssd hard to install in the case? Did you need to get any extensions for the front panel connectors? Would you recommend the case to a first time builder?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

i just have an ssd, and it is m2 so is plugged right into the mobo, it was easy enough. i didn't need any extensions for anything. highly recommend for first time builders i put everything together in less than an hour taking my time.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

does the m.2 ssd get hot?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

dunno

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, I am going for the same gpu as you but I'm getting the 1600x and not the 1600 and i was wondering how the psu is working for you because I don't know if 450 watts will be enough for me. Any way nice build! Parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Gx47LD

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

If you still haven't gotten your RAM to run at the rated speeds, make sure you've updated your BIOS to the very latest version with AGESA 1.0.0.6a. That should solve all your problems. At the very LEAST you should get 2933MHz without any real effort.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

IMO you shouldnt of gotten a M.2 or 16GB of Vengeance ram with only a 1050TI. You would of been better off saving a hundred or so getting a SSHD and 8GB Ram or 16GB cheaper ram and getting like a 6GB 1060 or 1070.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't need a good GPU but extra cores and lots of ram are what I need. I could still do with more ram, but my GPU is fine for my use. not everyone is a hardcore gamer.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice , im making a simmilar build but im going 4x4gb and rx580 4gb , I think that gpu is a little not enough for the cpu(thats what the internet says)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

depends on your use, i need the cores and could actually use more ram but my gpu is more than sufficient

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

good build but that cable management tho

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the motherboard vr ready

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

what does VR have to do with motherboards?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

i dont know. i didnt build this with vr in mind i dont think my gpu is capable

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

how did u get ur ram to run with that board? that ram isnt on the qvl compatibility list

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Just works I will try to get a photo of my bios settings

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you stream on twitch with this build? just curious.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno dude

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

Why 1600 with 1050 to wtf?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

i need the cores not the gpu

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

seems my ram is running better forget how i did it

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! didn't realize that there were so many closet ocd freaks on here haha.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

it's the primary OCD to have in the pc building 'industry', secondary would be matching colors of components

though cable management does help with air flow & dust cleaning

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

oh **** they deleted the cable messy complaining people

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude cable managment helps too ,and makes everything look good