Funny how the PC's I've posted on here have been AMD based, so go team Red? lol So me and my wife finally agreed that it was now time to build her a gaming PC. So this was my chance to get my hands on a Ryzen CPU. The idea behind this build was what is the best $1000 could get me so my wife could game at high-max 1080p. She has a basic Netbook that is slower then dirt that she got for Christmas one year. She loves playing on my PC (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/XwgwrH) but wanted one of her own. So we built a SFF PC that we could use out in the living room. I could have gone a cheaper route on a couple of parts but I wanted the best and this is what I came up with. This was her first PC build. She did a bit of the assembly. I managed to help her out with the rest; wire management; installing and updating Windows & BIO's, Overclocking, etc. Let me know in the comments below what you all think. Did I go in the right direction for my first Ryzen PC build?
Could have gone with the 1200 instead to save a few bucks but wasn't sure if I wanted to overclock until I learned how easy Ryzen is on overclocking. Great performing CPU. Just what I needed for my build.
Noctua is known for there awesome coolers and this particular cooler was in the one I had in mind as a replacement for the stock cooler. I replaced the 14mm fan with the NF-A9, which is a thicker 25mm, and it fit perfectly. So now that I have in a sense of peace of mind with it staying cool. Time to overclock.
Big fan of Gigabyte motherboards and this one is pretty nice for a ITX. Easy to build with. Great BIOs. Not sure about the RGB led's on the board but, RGB is growing on me.
Does the job, Corsair being the well-known company they are with great products.
First time user of ADATA and the M.2 format. Good home for the O.S. and very quick.
Works great. Very quite even under load. Great even when overclocked. My specs; Core Clock: 1664 MHz Max Boost Clock: I've seen floating around 2000 MHz Memory Clock: 8808 MHz
Does the job, love that its Fully-Modular