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AMD $850 Gaming Build

by Tyler_Reed1015



Date Published

Jan. 6, 2019

Date Built

Dec. 25, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.34 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature Under Load

71.0° C


This build is kind of a budget build except on the higher end of what would be considered a budget build I feel like.

This was my first build ever. I spent lots of my time over summer watching all kinds of pc videos on YouTube to learn about computers. I was very anxious building it and thought I broke the machine pretty much any time I touched the circuitry of the MOBO by accident haha. In the end I really enjoyed the building of it despite my anxiety while building it. It was such a good feeling to press the power button and not have any issues. This computer runs overwatch at 85 fps on ultra with no dipping, rainbow six siege 90+, obviously csgo is in the hundreds. This computer will run any non triple A game with ease. I dont own any triple A titles on my computer yet so I cant say but I'm sure it would run them 60 at at least medium

CPU: I was originally going to go with the Ryzen 3 2200g but then convinced myself to get the 6 core 12 thread processor, Ryzen 5 2600, after cutting price down some on other parts like RAM and PSU.

MOBO: I had no particular reason for choosing this specific motherboard, nor for why a micro ATX. Just went with the red and black theme.

RAM: It was on sale for much cheaper, I believe it was at least 20 dollars cheaper. No problem clocking to 3000 (defaulted to 2133) and the rgb is really nice.

Storage: not much to say, got storage for pretty standard reasons. SSD has windows and some programs and my most played game. Hard drive has everything else.

GPU: Good price GPU that works well, stays at ~70°C. Would recommend. Also went with red and black theme.

Case: oh boy this case. Maybe it's just my lack of experience but this case was kind of a pain. The biggest issue was putting in the PSU. I had to grind a rivet down in order to put the psu in properly and the psu still doesnt slide in too well due to the design of where the graphic card ports go. It is just 1 or 2 mm too low on the case and the psu is a bit more snug than needs to be. Cable management was not easy with this case either. Doesnt have a "cage" at the bottom which I wish it did. Comes with 2 fans in the back and front and the front has really bright red led lights so that was nice. No problem with stock fans.

PSU: no problem with it, got semi modular because I didnt use custom cables.

Extra fan: wanted another one for more cooling. Put it under the front stock fan.

Had to buy a fan splitter because of the 1 too few fan headers.

Comments Sorted by:

Liam81 3 points 2 months ago

First off...… Congrats on your first PC !!

Seems like you learned a great lesson when it comes to cases. It doesn't always matter what you spend on one but fit and finish along with cable routing options are important. Heck, cheaper cases can make it difficult putting in the I/O shield !!

Take a look at You Tube for Carey Holzman … He is a Computer Tech that has a lot of insight for novices for building. You can learn about updating your BIOS and how to set up your WIN 10 PC for optimal performance.

Your single picture is a bit lacking because I for one would like to see the inside.

Congrats on your first build !

ooferino 2 points 2 months ago

What are you taking the picture on? It's a tad fuzzy

You got a really great set of parts, congrats!

Tyler_Reed1015 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

My Samsung galaxy s7 with a dirty camera my bad lol if i can edit the post still I'll get a better picture.

Thank you!

SSoveXX 2 points 2 months ago

Looks very nice doing my first build with the ryzen 2600 too just waiting for case to finally arrive. cograts hope mine will be as much without problems as yours (also nervous about wrecking components)

daddylonglegss 1 point 1 month ago

Hey man, is your ram fully compatible with your build ? I have one identical to yours, if you can do me a favor and check your "pc info" and under ram see if of your 16 gb of ram only (7.95gb) is used, because Im having a problem where only half my ram is being used. If you are using all your ram, then can you tell me what bios you have please :)

Jujstme 1 Build -1 points 2 months ago

There are cases that are much more difficult to build a pc in. Nonetheless, great build! congrats!

envoyer.nue.lol 1 Build -1 points 2 months ago

You should have gotten a nzxt s340 instead of the spec-02 but anyways nice build

DerplePurp 2 points 2 months ago

s340 is an outdated case; the H500 is the replacement.

envoyer.nue.lol 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

lol yeah but i like my s340 rn . i may get a h500i soon or later