PCPartPicker

  • Log In
  • Register

Build

Ryzen Gaming Build for son

by earnie725

35
30 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 19, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 26, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.1 GHz

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

Description

My boy wanted to join the PC gaming world so here we are. After crash coursing for a week or so we came up with a parts list, which was modified a few times but ending up in a pretty good result I believe. I'm sure we could of spent more or less here or there but with not much knowledge I think we made some good choices, while tying to keep upgradeability in mind.

Ended up changing the CPU cooler from the hyper 212 LED to the MSI Core Frozr a few months later cause he wanted a matching theme. Overclocked to 4.0 with no problems and never got over 65c° but ultimately decided to run at 3.8Ghz.

Haven't OC'd the GPU yet, but as of right now it still plays everything well over 60fps on ultra settings 1080p. Titanfall 2 averages around 100fps.

The NZXT 340 came with two case fans. Moved those for the intake fans at the front and they are super quiet.

After updating the BIOS the RAM clocked at 3200mhz without issue.

He assembled for the most part, I helped a little bit with the mounting of the CPU cooler and cable management.

Also built a desk, pics at the end. So hope ya'll enjoy.

Comments Sorted by:

babywhale69 1 Build 9 points 11 months ago

What a badass dad

earnie725 submitter 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

Thanks lol

EthanThePcMaster 2 points 11 months ago

IKR

tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

AMEN!!!

tech_geek100 1 Build -1 points 6 months ago

I am an unemployed 13 yr old and this is the best i've got (look at the end pics, they are the best ones) https://pcpartpicker.com/b/VvdXsY

MegaMcMarty 2 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

wish i had a build this sick when i was that young, but defenitely gonna do the same for my future kids great build and hope he enjoys it

earnie725 submitter 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

Yeah me too. I'm still a console gamer but after seeing what a PC can really do in just a mid-range build I think I might be changing directions soon.

MegaMcMarty 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

yeah PC is always the way to go #PCMR

rbarnes.id 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Wow!!! Awesome build!!!

You're a good parent hahaha.

Also, I'm a big fan of the desk build -- very industrious indeed

-R

earnie725 submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Building the desk was my favorite part I have to admit. Thanks for the comment.

[comment deleted by staff]
LincBug 2 points 11 months ago

I'm looking for a gaming PC for my kid as well, I take it this is a good build, and how would I go about ordering it?

earnie725 submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

We got the CPU, MOBO, GPU all at Microcenter on Black Friday last year which saved us quite a bit. The rest of it was just Amazon or Newegg, whoever had the best price at the time.

SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

look on Newegg.com they have amazing bundles all the time, and generally some of the lowest prices out there. just need to order all the essential parts and put them together carefully!

antonjetpack 2 points 11 months ago

man this kid is in it to win it. good luck oc'ing the gpu

JakeMasterP 1 point 11 months ago

I was wondering is a build like this hard for people starting their first build.

earnie725 submitter 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

The S340 is a great beginner case. Lots of tie downs for cable management and room to build in.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

definitely not. not bashing the OP at all but its a fairly simple parts list, which is ideal for first builds. Not really any curveballs or surprises here, especially in a case as simple as the S340. It's a great "first build", if you wanted to emulate it.

earnie725 submitter 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

Yes sir, exactly what we were going for. no surprises!

SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Exactly! Lol now that I'm on my third build, I've added in a sound card, gaming headset, dedicated headphones, cardioid mic, webcam, second monitor, double AIO cooling, LED strips and linked LED fans, fan hub, internal USB hub, push/pull configs, overclocking and de-lidding, all on two HDDs and three SSDs, I can assure you it gets way more painfully complex!

IceColdInferno 1 point 11 months ago

If you can read directions then you can build a PC.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

What a fantastic build! So cool to see custom desks and hardware jobs like this. My dad was great with computers back in the 80s and 90s, but wasn't familiar with building them enough to do something like this with me, your son is very fortunate to have an experience like this. Tell him welcome to the master race +1

_XxXoneramirezXxX_ 1 point 11 months ago

Thats awesome me and my dad were building pc's sense i was 12 and we still do to this day +1

Mitcheladfh 1 point 11 months ago

AWESOME BUILD!!!! I’ve had a gaming pc for 2 years now. 1 recommendation. Get a gaming chair. Make sure it’s comfy. I’ve hurt my back because I had a bad chair. The chair I used wasn’t very good on my back. Once I got a better chair, my back was much more comfy. It was way easier to sit down and enjoy some games.

Frostbite11 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

What an awsome thing to do together with your son!! How is that MSI monitor, I’ve been think about purchasing it for myself?

earnie725 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

We had to dig into the menu a little bit to get it adjusted to his liking. Its definitely no high dollar monitor but its not bad for the price.

Hopsout 1 point 11 months ago

How's the PSU, sir? Does it make any loud/weird noises? Is it durable?

earnie725 submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

No problems so far.

[comment deleted by staff]
earnie725 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah he is still stoked about it today.

[comment deleted by staff]
earnie725 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah definitely going to once we know a little more. I feel like doing it to the GPU is a little more sketchy.

[comment deleted by staff]
earnie725 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Have already got MSI Afterburner but haven't had a chance to dig into OC part. Just FPS and other on screen data while gaming. Thanks for the input though, makes it sound not so bad.