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First Gaming Build

by YaboiEz



Date Published

Jan. 18, 2019

Date Built

Jan. 17, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.168 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C


This was my first attempt at building a gaming rig. Didn't want to spend to much money for my first time. 1 thing I didn't know was that the motherboard lock the frequency of the RAM based on the CPU you have, so because I have an i3 my max RAM frequency is locked to 2400mhz. Something else to note is to make sure you have a flash drive with the latest motherboard LAN driver update. I would recommend buying a better case because the cable management is quite difficult.

Link to Build Video: https://youtu.be/weskqr7ysJc

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cheezmeister 2 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

I'd like to see more build pictures instead of boxes. Just saying.

YaboiEz submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

True...should have thought about that, but I will be posting a time lapse video of the build on my YT channel so I can drop the link when it's ready

DasBloonts 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago


YaboiEz submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I'll open it up and post some internal pics as well as some screenshots of the open parts from my time lapse build video I'm making.

deathbat6916 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

I would've picked up a Ryzen 3 2200G/B450 combo, used the stock cooler, dropped to a lower capacity SSD, and then upped the GPU to an RX 580, but aside from that, this isn't a bad build at all, price-wise.

LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 4 points 3 months ago

While I usually do recommend AMD over Intel when value for dollar is considered, in this case it's hard to make that point. The main reason I usually recommend Ryzen is because in a lot of instances you can get more cores/threads for the same money. In the case of this build, choosing between 4 Intel Coffee Lake threads or 4 Ryzen threads that are clocked similarly, I have to say I would stay with the Intel part.

With only 4 processing threads available, you want them to have the best performance per-thread possible, and Intel still has better per-thread performance than AMD. Most games are still better-optimized for Intel's ring bus architecture, and while that may change in the future it isn't guaranteed.

YaboiEz submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Price isn't completely accurate, got some things on sale

deathbat6916 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Interesting. Was the i3 system cheaper than the Ryzen 3 equivalent?

YaboiEz submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

No, not at all. I was just saying that this build was a bit cheaper than shown. I actually started looking into making a mini itx build using a Ryzen 3 2200G.

deathbat6916 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

That'll be nice to see.

HotShot_01 9 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Clean that room dude! XD

But this looks like a great PC. Not sure why you chose a 1TB SSD for your first PC and not a better GPU but otherwise, i wish you the best of luck and this has a lot of upgrade potential.

YaboiEz submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I wanted the space for games since I tend to switch between many and didn't want to keep deleting and downloading. Based on the research I did this GPU paired well with this CPU but my biggest problem is that I get Impulsive when I get excited so I wound up buying quite a few of the parts before doing any real research on them.

Also...YOUR NOT MY DAD!! Hahahahaha!!!

HotShot_01 9 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Ah yeah i get exactly what you mean. Ive got about 6TB of storage atm and over 3TB is just videos on a 4TB drive. But yeah its your money so i cant really complain too much. Or ill turn senile and then i will be your dad.. sort of .. XDDD

ZedSamCat 2 points 3 months ago

good first build

ZFGeek 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Nice PC! I agree with the whole ssd thing, but this should serve you well for now, until you get bored with it, that is. If thats one thing you learn, a PC is never finished!

Trevor1144 2 points 3 months ago

bad cable managment

YaboiEz submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah it's rough, but it's the best I could do with this case

Northarrow 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Congrats on your first build. It's easy to look back after and say shoulda coulda woulda. Great job !