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Used the Modest AMD Gaming build guide to build this PC for my wife. She will be running some games and doing some work on it as well. This is my first time using this website, and I am very glad I did! Selecting and purchasing the parts were very easy. I was able to get some decent deals and there was a total of $40 on rebates.

One thing I did extra here was to add two more fans to the case. I read many reviews about folks complaining the case did not have very good air flow. So far, with three fans, it has been running fine. Also, some reviews complained about cable management in the case, especially regarding the side panel. I had no issues.

Overall, I am pleased with the build, and the performance.

I am open to suggestions/comments for any future builds I do.

cheers

ps. I suck at taking pictures...

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Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 6 points

The mobo is suspect AF.

  • 21 months ago
  • 4 points

Yeah not a fan of BioStar. Wonder if OP has any plans to mod the front panel so the fans are not completely cut off from outside air. That is my biggest complaint about that case is lack of airflow only because they want to showcase the fans behind solid acrylic panels.

The PSU is a really good one along with the video card. This build should last him a while. Luckily his hardware isn't super hot so hopefully the reduced airflow isn't that detrimental.

One thing I am curious about is with this hardware what temp difference is there with the front panel on vs off. Can run AIDA64 along with unigine heaven valley benchmark at the same time to really jack up the heat output. After that see the max temps with the front panel on than off.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I discovered that speedFan does not pick up the AMD Ryzen 5 chip. So I installed AMD's Ryzen Master. Will do some testing with and w/o the front panel to see what the max temps are.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

As soon as you have some funds exchange that Mobo and then the case. Your front Panel allows NO airflow whatsoever. With Ryzen and the heat they can get plus a mobo that probably wont have any good hwatsinks I suspect that PC is frying in there.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the suggestions/concerns about the airflow. I downloaded speedFan and will be monitoring the temperature to make sure we are not frying the thing. If it becomes an issue, I will look into either replacing the case or the CPU cooler.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Were you able to get the ram to run at 3000 speed with no issue?

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. It booted up at 2400. I had to go into BIOS and change the settings. It is running at 2933 which is max.

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Hey 2933 is much better than 2400! I'm running a 3200 rated 8GB kit of ram at only 2666 stable.

  • 21 months ago
  • -1 points

Suggestion: replace stock CPU cooler.

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Nothing wrong with the AMD stock cooler.