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To start things off, I was super interested in the Ryzen 3 2200G. I heard that it’s performance was quite admirable, so I decided to give things a try.
This build is mostly for esports titles such as Fortnite, Overwatch, DOTA 2, LOL, CS:GO, etc., so those are the titles I was attempting to run on this build (Which, let’s be honest, this is very easy to attain with this). Now this build started pretty cheap. Got the 2200G, got a B350 Motherboard, power supply, 8GB of 2666 Ballistix, the simple stuff. But then...Newegg deals attacked.
So here we are, 4 months later. I now have the R3 2200G, 8GB DDR4-3000 Team Delta RGB RAM (I initially had the one stick of ram but I wanted to game, and Ryzen works much better in dual channel configuration), Asus ROG Strix B450-F Motherboard, Deepcool Earlkase RGB (White), EVGA BR 500W 80+ Bronze Power Supply, Silicon Power 128GB SSD, AIGO AIO T240 CPU Cooler (240mm), 3 Pack AIO Aurora Case Fans, and a 2TB WD Caviar Blue HDD.
I’m very happy with the way it turned out. While it was suppose to be $350, I couldn’t ignore the AIGO AIO Cooler and Fans, and the case was one I wanted to try. All in all, I’m pleased barely breaking $500 after tax.
Lemme know what you guys think! Thanks!
For the price, it is an exceptional budget chip. Seeing how it pretty much out performs the R3 lineup completely, and even performs on par with the R5 1400, I'd say this is one of the best chips that you can currently get if you're going for a budget build. I got mine clocked to 3.95 Ghz, and it runs like a beast. I love this thing.
Ah, the first review. What can I say? What can I NOT say? This board is astounding. Prior to this board, I had the Asus B350 ROG Strix, and I loved that board. This one takes what that one did, and amplified it ten-fold. The RGB colors on the mohterboard make me drool. I mean, RGB make sjust about everyone go crazy. While I do lvoe the RGB, the main focus is the ease of the BIOS, overclocking on the motherboard, and just how low of temps it has. Mine is running 37C idle, and averaging about 40-45C with normal load. I love it.
If you are looking at this motherboard and if you are questioning whether to buy it, then do it. Absolutely buy this board. I was skeptical at first, but onceI got everything set up, and turned on, I fell in love.
Cons: None so far
Speedy and quick While i like the color, I feel like they need something else.
PROS: Speed, reliability CONS: Needs more color options
It booted my PC in 15 seconds. Sounds good to me.
Normal 2TB stuff. I like it yo.
Okay, this was tricky for me.
This case was a wonder to work in. It has class, elegance, and it looks different from normal cases. Now what annoyed me was the cable management. Good Lord, this thing is a nightmare. I'm not sure where the cables would go, so I spent about 4 hours wiring and meticulously routing them to where they wouldn't show, and they still can be seen. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not a wiring genie, but I'm decent enough. Now another thing that i disliked was how there is that big vented siding on the inside of the case. It takes away from the appeal of being able to mount a radiator on the front. Instead, the top was my only option. And on top of that, you can't even see my RGB fans because they're behind this damn wall thing.
PROS: Lovely looking case, exterior is visually appealing CONS: Cable management, wall-thing, feels cheap.
Very nice budget PSU. Would recommend.