Description

I needed a build which could satisfy my needs of video editing, programming, running multiple VM's, gaming (CSGO/osu! lmao).

MY BUILD

CPU : Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.8Ghz

Literally the best cup to come out in the past decade. At least price to performance wise. This build would have held up as well with say an i7- 4790k. Snagged this bugger for under $200 at microcenter. 10/10 experience with it so far. Good job AMD.

MOTHERBOARD: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK

I was torn between this and the Asus B350, but this one ended up being on sale at the time. The TOMAHAWK was chosen because of many features like in-built WiFi, Bluetooth, slew of USB ports(2.0,3.0) and headers, Supreme FX in built Audio card, Multiple GPU Support etc.

VIDEO CARD: XFX RX 580 GTR-S Black Edition

I chose the RX 580 because it could play all the recent games at Ultra settings without breaking a sweat. So far I haven't experienced any coil whine and the power draw is actually much more conservative than whats on the XFX website.

CASE: Zalman Z11 NEO Mid Tower

I was torn between this and the NZXT s340 Elite which looked just lovely. But I finally opted for the Zalman because of better cable management and cheaper price. Really awesome case tho. Came with a total of 5 fans. 2 LED (120 mm), 2 molex (80 mm), and 1 regular 120 mm white fan. The case fans are virtually silent :)

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8 GB)

It's just ram... and they were on sale.

STORAGE: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD AND WD 1 TB HDD

My mac had an old SSD that I ripped out and shoved in here. Really fast boot times (<5 secs). The hard drive is decently fast. It's being used to hold all my games.

POWER SUPPLY: EVGA BT 450W 80+ Bronze

I wonder when this is gonna blow up...

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 6 points

Yeah dude I agree the Ryzen 1600 is like the best cup that's came out in a long time. Too bad that its super damn expensive for a cup.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Also get a better PPU.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

LMAOO okok I'll edit

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

What's a cup? I thought ryzen 5 was great value

  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

OP misspelt CPU as Cup. I have to disagree, however. Mine couldn't hold my coffee at all so I really don't think it's a very good cup.

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Yikes... That power supply is borderline what is recommended. If the time arises, get a Corsair CX650M or even a Thermaltake SMART 600w. However, if the current (pun intended) PSU handles the system at full load, then just continue to wonder when it won't xD Great build!

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  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Love the build! Nice and clean,

Just some advice from personal experience, The single ram stick does not perform as well as dual. If you could try and swap that out for a 2x4 you would end up with some more frames and overall performance.

Just my advice, hope you don't take it the wrong way. Otherwise. I dig it!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. I read a bunch of forums that said the same thing, but getting 1x8 stick ended up being cheaper at the time

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

if you are on a budget, then it makes complete sense! Even better for when you upgrade in the future ;)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How did u get that rx580 for so cheap? Especially since the erithium mining trend

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Get some $30 cablemod sleeved cables and this thing would be one of the sleekest budget builds!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor is that on the right? Btw nice build! might consider getting it.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Man,

Monitor 1: (Anime Girl holding a coffee can)

  • DELL SE2717Hx (27 in)

Monitor 2: (Hatsune Miku Wallpaper)

  • PlayStation 3D display (24 in)

Keyboard/Mouse/Tablet:

  • Razer Blackwidow Stealth Tounament Edition
  • Razer Death Adder Elite
  • Razer Goliath X-tended Speed Edition
  • Wacom CTL-460
  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just like my build. Well at least the one that i want to buy

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build is really similar to mine, but I've been having issues with it. On User benchmarks it's results are much lower than they should be. Its been weeks and I haven't resolved it, how does yours perform? Have you had any issues?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

450W is a little small for an OC'd 1600 and an RX 580, but it should do the job.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I am currently planning a R 5 1600 build and am shopping for motherboards. I don't see on-board wifi/bt on the MSI Tomahawk's specs sheet. Can anyone confirm/infirm that the Tomahawk has these features?

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now I do research with NLP, so mainly integrating tensorflow with d3.js for fancy ways of showing data

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  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

Dude, I mine for internet money at night, and the LED fans make the case look like a spaceship

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

wait what how?

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