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Update... loving this build i recently updated the mobo bios and now have my gskills 4 series 3000mhz ram oc to 3200mhz at stock cas speeds of 15, 16, 16, 16 and 35 at 1.35volts..also just overclocked the cpu to 3600mhz at 1.2volts. i ran a prime95 test and settled at 77celcius with the stock cooler. i think im going to leave the cpu where its at for now until i upgrade the cooling system, but i have high hopes for it when the time comes. so far so good but i made these changes today so if they turn out to be unstable i will update this post. The case isnt the best for the price its pretty good imo. the acrylic kinda sux tho. mt son scratched it up a lil bit but you really have to look at it to even notice but i do wish i had gotten a tempered glass case. it would of looked alot sweeter. that said it was easy to build in, very solid and well built imo nd cable management was actually alot easier then i thought it would be. i give credit to the case in this re guard. had some issiues with the mobo such as aura sync/lighting app wouldnt work and my ram at first would only run at 2133mhz. after i updated the bios tho everything works and seems to be working damn well in fact. i really like my monitor but its only 75mhz and i recntly found a 144mhz for only 180ish dollars so i do kinda wish i had looked around a little more but this is a pretty sexy curved monitor plus its whit which fits my builds theme so i am happy with it aesthetically speaking. i will however upgrade the monitor when i upgrade my graphics card and designate this one as a secondary monitor. that saiod with my 1050ti gpu and my monitor overclocked to 83mhz they are performing well together so i am happy with it for now. the gpu im a little finicky about. the card draw power thru the pcie slot so oc is very limited i believe. i knew that going in tho and this was the cheapest i could find at the time of purchase so i cant really complain about that. i did get it oc to +150core and +250mem but if i go up any higher on the memory clock the fps drops down 7-10fps during unigine heaven benchmark which is weird. what i seen on the youtube guides was if you oc to high it would crash and the screen would black out. i cant find anything online about why the fps would go from 70+ on ultra settings to less then 10 all of a sudden so i have no idea why it does this. also i seen some posts from other ppl claiming they got +150core and +650-1000memory so i am a little concerned. did i get a bad card or are these other ppl exaggerating/lying about theres. that said tho even at the base speeds im quite happy with the performance in the games ive played so far like Doom, Battlefield1, Fortnite, Runescape3. Anyways thanks for reading and take care..also good luck with yor own builds :)

Part Reviews

CPU

amd ryzen all the way.. i love this cpu :)

Motherboard

very cool sleek looking board even though its not slammed with rgb's. after bios update it now pairs extremely well with my ryzen 5 1600 cpu and my gskills 4 series 3000mhz ram. ram is oc to 3200mhz at 1.35volts and the cpu is 3600mhz at 1.23volts. this board is pretty easy to oc with although i would suggest you do a manual oc the tpu settings arent very good imo. tpu1 which is what you use if you have air cooling, applied way too much voltage and my cpu was at 91celcius within 5mins of prime95. that said if i can do it you can too just do a little research on it like i did and you can do it:) great board will def be buying asus again in the future.

Memory

damn good ram imo...if you're doing a ryzen build you should def consider this ram option. i currently have mine overclocked to 3200mhz at 1.35volts and stable. what more can you ask for, trusted brand name, fast speeds, and pairs up nicely with the ryzen cpu..o ya!

Storage

i was a bit skeptical getting this drive i had nvr heard of em before but really glad that i did. its quiet for one, i only hear it at start up and only for a second but its not very loud at all. its pretty darn fast too from power to windows screen its roughly 28sec's so im super happy with that, especially compared to my old mechanical drive in my last pc. it really sucked, super slow and really noisy too. imo great drive for the price 1tb of storage for 70bucks and no its not ssd speeds but i think it's fairly comparable, def a decent upgrade from the old mechanicals. i honestly think anyone coyuld benefit from these wheter you are on a budget an cant afford an ssd or even if you can get an ssd this would make a very nice pairing with an ssd for extra storage.

Video Card

ya i just wish i had got something better this was cheapest the time of purchase so got it but now i regret tbh. i should of got a 1060 6gb an been done with it now im saving up for an upgrade :( +150core +250memory is my oc and compared to what ive seen online thats pretty low for thre memory and when i push it any higher my fps just drops from 70+ on ultra setting to less then 10fps...wtf! idk if i got a bad card or what but i prolly wont be buying any of these types of cards from msi again. no matter what the size if its this brand im not purchasing

Case

Pros: looks great, easy to build in, good cable management, psu shroud, cool ssd slots to show them off in the front, decent acrylic window to show off your new build, open interior for good airflow, enough room for a full sized graphics card, good liquid cooling options

Cons: acrylic not glass window but thats what youll get most cases in this price range so if you want tempered glass make sure the description says tempered glass and be prepared to pay a lil bit more:(, only 1 case fan comes preinstalled which really bummed me out i mean cmon deepcool your damn case is literally called deepcool. to me that says hey im a cool case and not just cool looking. it does have plent of room for alot more fans tho, i think it holds either 2 120mm fans in the front or 1 140mm and also on the top can go 2 either 120mm or 140mm fans if you dont install liquid cooling that is.no rubber grommets, my case did not come with instructions, and last but not least there are basically no filters on this case at all. the front kinda has some filtering but thats just cause the holse in the metal are almsot microscopic but im not sure if thats actually intended to be for filtering.

Opinion: i personally like this case and would recommend it. most of the cons are things that youll have to pay alot more to get and almost all of the pros are things you just cant find in this price range. i think i read somewhere that deepcool was at the top of the top for cases in this price range and i can believe that.

Power Supply

ok ok first things first i chose this psu with very limited information. i did look at some reviews so i knew that it was an extremely well made quality psu. arguably one of the best psu's on the market and i didnt want to cheap out on this part of the build so i went with this. that said i didnt get a high enough wattage:( i was planning to oc down the road but this is not gonna be enough juice to comfortably oc everything especially since the ryzen cpu's are pretty power hungry little monsters. i could prolly get away with oc the cpu,ram and gpu because these are very good psu's but id be pushing it so for now ill just be oc the gpu and the ram once i get the issue there fixed. the cpu i might oc once i upgrade to the 650/750 evga g3 model, maybe. so all that said this is a great psu for anyone, the enthusiast thats gonna oc, the reg guy thats just gonna run stock and the guy like me thats just gonna do some light oc but if you really wanna push your system get g3 650/750 and youll be set for years to come. o an did i mention that this was a pleasure to build with even as a first timer, gotta love a full modular psu man. it really makes installation easy to manage for all lvls of builders.

Optical Drive

its lg so should be a quality product but it does get a little loud when loading something up. besides the noise it does its job well and its lg so i like it.

Operating System

good stuff i really like windows10 easy to install and works fine so far

Monitor

sweet looking white curved monitor,75mhz refresh rate, 4ms, so far I like the picture rs3 looks really good on it only game ive tried out so far tho..might be a little pricey but it was white which matched my build nicely and curved o and i got mine from amazon for 149.99 just thought id mention that cause last time i was on here it was 179.99

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

How much did you get that 1050ti for? Graphics card prices are seriously inflated right now so I'm just curious. Anyways, I like the build! It's nice and color-coded +1 for that. However, I do have to comment on the cable management. It could use some work.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

ya tell me about it man I just put twist ties on the wires for now it took so long I was to exhauseted to go back through an play with the wires again but ill tidy up those cables a bit better this weekend looking at it I have a few ideas thatll help it out some.. also the gpu was I believe 224.99 and I got it from pc outlook

  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

Looks like you paid an extra $85 for that 1050ti, (It's MSRP is supposed to be $140) but that's fine considering that GPU prices are really inflated right now.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

ya I kinda got this one for the price it was the cheapest dual fan option I could find the next one up was like 30bucks more I think so I'm kinda happy with it considering the market an I benchmarked it last night got a 57th percentile performance rate overally and I think the gpu was actually performing a lot higher then that and I haven't even tweaked anything yet so I'm def pretty happy with my results thus far with this build

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I will add some details about it later on my cell atm pain to type long messages on it just wanted to upload these pics

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

can any1 give me some pointers on what to do after I finish the build? I'm not updating the bios yet I know its dangerous to do and the mobo build date is in November 2017 so it should be pretty much up to date. everything is working so far played some runescape3 and it looked amazing on high graphics about 75fps so cant complain there. I did the windows install an heard I needed to update mobo drivers so I'm doing that now but is there anything else I'm missing? o and I also updated the gpu driver and I downloaded afterburner and unigine heaven as well so is there anything else?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You could download some software that monitors your hardware' temps. That way, you could make sure that your system is not overheating. Also, does your computer have proper airflow? If it doesn't, you could buy some more fans and make it so that a few are set as intake and a few are set as exhaust. I heard that this could drop temperatures by over 15 degrees.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

ya I checked the bios and it said my cpu is around 42 I think I may have smeared the paste a bit6 when I installed so I'm gonna get a new tube a re do it soon as I can, the ryzen 5 1600 fans paste came preinstalled so ill have to buy some:( but other then that it feels pretty cool inside the case when I put my hand in but I am gonna get some more fans soon as well. how do I set up an exhaust fan? prolly a stupid question but do I just turn it around or will it even install like that or do I go into a program and set it to run in reverse?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

In order to install a case fan, you have to screw it into a fan slot. As for how you could know which way is exhaust or intake, take a piece of paper, hold it in front of the fan, and see which way it blows.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

ahh lol as you can prolly tell I'm new to this thx for the advice/info

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the fps like on fortnite and gta V ?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry man I don't have those games yet this my first gaming pc so right now I'm limited to runescape3 and a cpl of free games from steam.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

fortnite is free man!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

k so I downloaded fortnite and was getting 60fps and also on paragon I was getting almost 80fps and runescape3 if you know anything about it I can get 75fps on ultra

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, Thanks! +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

yw bro good luck to ya an take care

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

hey man fyi i was wrong about the fortnite fps on 1080p im getting 80fps with everything set on high and that with the games recommended settings screw that i tweaked it a bit and i can actually get around 120fps with some minor modifications hell just setting the shadow effects to medium boosted it up to 100fps also atm idk if it affects the game play but i also have my web browser open with 5 pages up but idk if that affects the game or not also 2 monitors of course:) hope this helps ya out just wanted to correct my earlier statement of 60fps cause thsat was with vsync turned on and my monitor was turned down to 60mhz so the fps was set to mirror that now my monitor is on 75mhz which is standard speed for this one and vsync is off so def better fps then what o told you earlier anyways take care later

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

o wow well ill go get it now an check it out ill let you know what garphics look like in a few:)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Just looking to give constructive feedback:

  1. Having someone read a giant block of text makes it really hard on the eyes, I suggest a bit of formatting so that people looking to get similar part can really understand what you're saying. Just a few spaces, and periods where they should be would make it look much better.

  2. In regards to fair reviews, it doesn't seem like you've given some of your parts fair reviews. You've said that the motherboard isn't working properly, yet you've said you don't have the latest driver updates. Updating shouldn't have a chance to jeopardize your system, and isn't risky in any manner.

This actually is all I have to say. Hope this helps a bit.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

updating isnt risky? ive seen tons of articles online saying that if you loose power during the update, if your updating with a usb or if you loose internet connection, if your updating over the internet, that your motherboard could become bricked. might be minimal risk but still it took me awhile to be able to afford this stuff i dont want to risk damaging it if i dont have to. also ive looked into the issues with the motherboard and it seems that these problems have been going on for some time, at least a year if not longer. also my mobo bios is up to date as of nov 2017 but there is an update as of i think it was sometime in feb but that said the ppl with the same problems a year back havent had any luck so why should i risk my mobo when bios updates havent helped them. so why would i think that it would help me? tbh tho when and if i figure this out itll prolly make me smack my for head like wow it was really that simple at which time i will change my review. in the meantime tho it is a problem and from the research ive done about it its not just me. sorry i didnt use periods ill revamp my comments soon to fix that. i honestly didnt realize itd be a problem. ty for your honesty and take care.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

While your first statements are somewhat true, your worst case scenario would have you sending your motherboard back for a fresh one. That's free, and shouldn't be a deterrent to keeping your system running at peak performance.

Since Ryzen is a platform that's not even a year in age, those problems are natural ones that were occurring at the time right after launch. Bios updates from 5 months ago are considered obsolete, and most problems you have with systems can be, and are fixed with driver updates. Ryzen is still fine tuning their system, but the full value of your parts are being bogged down by a bit of fear.

If you're really uncomfortable with doing it, don't. But I HIGHLY recommend that you do.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

well can you help me with something then? im a little confused as to how to put it on a driver. i downloaded the newest bios and went and extracted it onto the usb as the guides and what noit online say to do so now all i do is just go into bios and load it up right? or is there something else i need to do with the usb first? i dont entirely understand the zipped files stuff and it kinda confused me a bit which is another reason i havent done the update yet. just wondering if you could explain how to properly put it on a usb and load it up cause you kinda seem like you know what your talking about. if you dont weanna break it all down thats fine i thank you for all your previous input o an did go and redo some of my reviews your right it did look pretty rough especially without periods and being so damn long:)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

So I guess I'll just take it from the top-

  1. Type 'Asus Drivers' into google.

  2. Click on the first website, then select the specifications for your model. For the Product type, select motherboard. For the Product series, select AMD platform. And for the Product Model, scroll all the way down to the ROG b350 f option.

  3. Now click on 'Driver & Utility'

  4. Now click on 'Support' next to 'Where to Buy'. After clicking on this, you'll see 'Driver & Tools' and select the operating system you're running.

  5. Now you can download each of the individual updates. (You won't have to download all of these to get your system running smoothly, but you can if you'd like.)

If you've downloaded and run one of the ZIP files, then it should've done a system reboot after completing this. Try loading up into the bios to confirm the download (Such as, if the ram is running at the stock frequency.)

If you're having any other problems, I'd recommend contacting Asus Support. And remember, manufactures set their systems up so that it's unlikely you'll experience troubleshooting, so if you feel you did something wrong with downloading something like a driver, then the worst it'll do is make you send the motherboard back to get a fresh one.

Hope this helps.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

right on man tyvm im gonna give it a go now so hopefully ill be back in a few to let ya know it worked out :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

k so i did the bios update and everything went well except my ram is still clocked at 2133mhz. i saw several postings fom others that when they did there bios update there ram speed aoutomatically went up to the closest speed there ram was suppose to be running. so something i didnt notice about my mobo is that it doesnt support 3000mhz ram it does 2933mhz and 3200mhz but not 3k and thats what i got but it should of went up to 2933mhz atleast without me manually setting to that speed right? or do i have to have to do it manually? could of sworn the posts i saw they said it did it on theres auto tho.