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Customer Build #1

by Leleedler

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29 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 18, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.708 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

Description

This was a build made for a customer who requested the best performance he could get for his budget while still looking reasonably clean. This was the result and I have to say it looks truly amazing and performs remarkably well in the games he plays.

Cinebench

1229

Part Reviews

Storage

Remarkably quick and cheap SSD! This wasn't my first build using this SSD and longevity has been more than good enough. I'd highly recommend this SSD for almost any build.

Video Card

This card is a great card in terms of performance. My issues come from pretty high noise levels when this car gets going, at 40% fan speed it is very very noticeable and when you lower the fan speeds it sure quiets down but, can begin to get pretty hot. In the future I'd probably look at getting a 1080 with a better cooler.

Case

Better than the S340 Elite in every way possible it's cooler, quieter, and better looking all at a lower price. Highly recommended and will be used in future builds!

Power Supply

Received with gpu and performs amazingly, especially for free! I would comfortably pay for this.

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EagleByte 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

Where did you get said client? I'd love to have a few of those!

Amazing build, deserves a +1... in fact, I'm gonna give it one!

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

Hey there! This client was a family member but, the bulk of my clients are from Craigslist, and I occasionally list pre-builts on ebay!

Thanks for the +1, appreciate it!

Also hello to a fellow Coloradan!

el01 3 points 6 months ago

Hello to another fellow Coloradan!

EagleByte 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

No problem!

Also, I loved Colorado! I enjoyed being so close to the mountains, and Denver was quite nice, too!

Vairfoley 27 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Looks very nice. Great work!

WheatFarmer337 2 points 6 months ago

You did a fine job here. I hope the client is happy with the build!

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

He has been, I have only heard of complaints from of all games World of Warcraft.... turns out he bought this for 1080p! Some DSR fixed that right up!

Enzo87 1 point 5 months ago

Hi, which kind of complaints do you mean? specially with WoW. Thanks

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Not the best FPS when the game is chaotic, it's a fairly unoptimized game. Running the game at a higher resolution and downscaling provided a similar FPS but, better visuals make the experience better enough that the occasional dip into the 30s can be excused.

Enzo87 1 point 5 months ago

but the game is playable right? I have 1440p Monitor and I'm considering this CPU with 3000 MHZ Ram and GTX 1070 TI. Thanks

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah, very very playable.

SMALZ 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

im planning on building a pc and you seem like you know your stuff, so if you have any tip just let me know

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

First off, 95% of B350 boards will work with Ryzen 2000 series AMD CPUs so when PC Part Picker gives you the warning... You can pretty much ignore it. RTX (the new cards coming out this next month) is looking to be kinda lame, don't wait for the new cards unless spending $1200 on a card that struggles in 1080p. Bigger things are invest in a newer case since they have gotten much much better in terms of cable management, many new users want to avoid AMD but, Ryzen is an amazing platform not to be ignored, and 16gb of RAM isn't completely necessary... 8gb is usually enough for the meantime while you wait to eventually upgrade. There's a lot more advise, If you have any questions along the way, you can feel free to PM me.

SMALZ 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks for the advice, i knew some of the things you told me. Sadly I've been gaming o a laptop for 2 years and I've been learning a lot about computers lately and i understand and is "not for beginners" but i feel like i have some experience after doing some overclocking. i have a budget about 1000$ dollars, so if you have any recommendations on parts let me know.

SMALZ 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

AMD*

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I am assuming you do... there's not a whole lot of things not to know :)

Honestly anyone can build a computer. Just last night I put together two systems and I guess I just learned one piece of advise... Be careful not to pull on front panel IO cables as those pins WILL bend and it can be difficult and frustrating fixing them but, these are simple things. The process isn't difficult, and it is hard to make mistakes.

Parts recommendations... Hmm, the Ryzen 5 2600 is the best value CPU out there and go with it at a $1000 price point. I like the B450 Pro4 by ASrock a lot, my only complaint is the lame fan control and not enough 3-4pin fan connections for most builds. I love the NZXT H500, it is way better than the S340 Elite (I have an S340 elite and I am jealous). Ugh here's a build...

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fhyhvn

Upgrade to 16gb when you have a chance, 8gb would be fine for some time but upgrading to 16gb would actually make a difference even if it would be somewhat minimal

SMALZ 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks a lot, if i have anymore question ill get back to you.

aferr1973 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Curious why you recommend and still use B350 boards when the B450 boards have been out now for over a month and are at the same price as the B350 boards meant to eventually replace the B350 boards...

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Because they are cheaper in most cases... even if by $20 or so. I'd recommend B450 still... it's only a slightly better platform. If you want a good B450 board in my honest opinion go with the B450 PRO4 by ASrock, I couldn't have had a better experience with that board... it just works well. Away from that side tangent... B450 isn't that much better than B350 and if you are targeting a tight budget don't be afraid of B350.

aferr1973 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I have an ASRock B450M Pro4 and I am not happy with it at all. I wish I would have bought the Asus B450 board instead for $10 more. The memory that I have now 8GB 2x4 of Gskill Ripjaws V 3200MHZ isn't supported by the ASRock B450M Pro4 and I can only run it at 2400mhz no matter what I do manual timings higher voltage etc. When I bought the ASRock board they didn't even have any of the support info listed on their website including the QVL. Very disappointed. Turns out my memory is on the QVL for the ASUS B450 boards. Now I know that specific motherboards are super picky when it comes to which memory will work with Ryzen. Seems to be that 16GB kits with Samsung chip memory work best with Ryzen and turns out I have a Hynix 8GB kit which seems to hate Ryzen. I need all the memory speed I can get since I'm currently only running a Ryzen 3 2200G no GPU just the APU.

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

That's an awful experience... Honestly, I have only a few times used that kit even though I am well aware that that's a super super common kit of RAM. Now, here's what I am thinking... Don't blame the motherboard, blame the ram. I have a strong feeling that it's Hynix not ASRock, Ryzen in my experience HATES Hynix. I have gotten a few Hynix kits to hit close to spec (2933mhz on a 3200mhz kit) but, only 5-6 times out of 15-20 Zen based builds I have done have I actually achieved spec on a hynix kit. I have a feeling you probably just lost the silicon lottery but, you could never really know until you try another motherboard.

Also, super cool build! +1

kacperptak01 1 point 5 months ago

if he coudve spent a little extra on for example a b450 aourus pro which if im not wrong is only £100 woudve really made the build look nice the mobo lets it down in my opinion but apart from that looks great dude aswell as a b450 has much better features + out of the box 2nd gen ryzen support over the b350 chipset

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

When the board was bough B450 was around 2 weeks old. B450 boards were a lot more expensive, and the customer wasn't interested in RGB or flashy lights... To each there own, thanks for the +1!

kacperptak01 1 point 5 months ago

oh yeah that makes sense fair enough, sorry didnt take that into account

Elandude101 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Why does the SSD say 120gb but the part is called 240gb? Just wondering which it is. Thanks

Leleedler submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

It's the 240gb drive, you can see in my pictures that it is the 240gb model... I have no idea why it uses the wrong picture.

Elandude101 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you!