Description

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 - The obvious choice for a budget build for future proofing on AM4 platform as it comes with a wicked stock cooler good enough for simple overclocking.(overclocked to 3.8ghz)

MOBO: ASRock AB350M Micro ATX AM4 - Good budget motherboard for simple overclocking. Theme goes well with the case

Memory: Crucial 16gb (8gbx2) 2133mhz - Value ram for the price and simple gaming.

Storage: SSD - PNY CS1311 120gb SSD - OS drive (windows 10 home) HDD - Hitachi Ultrastar 500gb (Main drive for game storage and others)

GPU: Zotac 1050 ti 4gb Mini - A simple GPU for the build for its price

Power Supply: PSU was actually FSP Hyper K 600w 80+ but PCPartPicker didnt have the item hence replaced it for simple similar in price and performance.

Case: Tecware F3 Elite Full Window Red - best buy of the day, tecware f3 is a beautiful case with a full side window and comes with 3 red LED lights at only $59 SGD.

Friend was buying this setup to play CSGO Max settings, DOTA 2 max settings and PUBG at low-medium settings.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 6 points

Our first official Ryzen 3 1200 completed build (even being the first Ryzen 3). Well done. How are the temps so far? It's nice to know you were able to overclock with the AB350M MOBO. I'm certain your friend is enjoying their new Ryzen computer which is very kind of you.

Plus one for Ryzen 3.

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

@Eltech FANTASTIC temps, as singapore is an extremely hot and humid country the temps are acceptable at around 45 degrees and maxing around 55 after gaming for long hours. Haha unfortunately due to his understanding of the CPU would he felt that it was better worth going for an Intel i3 over amd but i somehow persuaded him to go for AMD as there have been doing well since start of this year

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

@Eltech FANTASTIC temps, as singapore is an extremely hot and humid country the temps are acceptable at around 45 degrees and maxing around 55 after gaming for long hours.

Oh I bet. And that's good to hear. Curious question: How are you checking the temps with yours? BIOS? HWMontior? AMD Overdrive? Something else?

Haha unfortunately due to his understanding of the CPU would he felt that it was better worth going for an Intel i3 over amd but i somehow persuaded him to go for AMD as there have been doing well since start of this year

If he was preferring Intel, I would have suggest the G4560 (not in my country right now, USA as it's $80~ now) or the G4600 which is $86. I do agree about the i3 isn't the tight budget processor anymore, though that was true for the 4th generation at the time (since certain games weren't launching with dual-cores with no HT). That is if it were into gaming terms with Intel without braking the piggy bank, but the Pentium Kings are the G4560/G4600 though prices do vary for others.

It's quite interesting that you were able to convince your friend with AMD Ryzen 3. I do think the two processors, Ryzen 3 or Pentium 7th generations are good options for tight budget builders. It will just depend on the budget, purposes and what is preferred to lean to. Though if anyone can find a great deal than they should just pounce on it before the opportunity is gone. Regardless, I'm glad you were able to coax your friend to a better option which was Ryzen 3.

May your friend enjoy their computer for a long time and again, it's awesome to see this. I cannot wait to work on my Ryzen 3 build, but I'm uncertain if I'll have time this week. My liquid cooler should be arriving today, but either I try tonight or do I wait until I return back to the states which is two weeks later. ;)

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

@Eltech Haha Convincing him to use Ryzen 3 was no easy feat my friend and sometimes i wonder if he wasn't my friend but just a regular customer would i have tried so hard to talk him out of it.

In my opinion the main driving point to go for Ryzen was due to the fact 8th gen CPUs would not be compatible with the current LGA1511 series and in the future if he would want to upgrade, he have to get a totally new MOBO and CPU which might cost more compared to just switching out Ryzen 3 to go for maybe Ryzen 5 v2 in the future.

Pentiums are still relatively cheap in Singapore at around SGD@113/- which is about near USD$80/- Don't know why the price hike has not hit singapore yet but i chose AMD purely for the upgrade paths in the future.

Anyways i could always overclocked it for him to get better performance if he is willing to invest in an aftermarket cooler

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

@Eltech Haha Convincing him to use Ryzen 3 was no easy feat my friend and sometimes i wonder if he wasn't my friend but just a regular customer would i have tried so hard to talk him out of it.

I can only imagine since most will stick with what they want.

In my opinion the main driving point to go for Ryzen was due to the fact 8th gen CPUs would not be compatible with the current LGA1511 series and in the future if he would want to upgrade, he have to get a totally new MOBO and CPU which might cost more compared to just switching out Ryzen 3 to go for maybe Ryzen 5 v2 in the future.

Right, since Skylake (6th generation) & Kaby Lake (7th generation) are already LGA1151 socket compatible. No surprise about Intel's 8th generation being a new socket, plus Coffee Lake will be coming with six cores first (I think) so it'll be quite a wait. And who knows what else they intend to do with Cannon Lake until further information is known better. Your friend will be able to upgrade their processor regardless with the AM4 socket when need to.

Pentiums are still relatively cheap in Singapore at around SGD@113/- which is about near USD$80/- Don't know why the price hike has not hit singapore yet but i chose AMD purely for the upgrade paths in the future.

That's great to hear. I only know our G4560 was the one that basically increased by $15~ in less than 3 months after its release due to lack of stock. I'm so glad I snatched one at March for $63, since I don't see it stabling back to its regular price consistently in US. The other 7th generation Pentiums seem to have increase by $3~$7. And about the AM4 upgrade paths, it's understandable. They will have another release of processors with AM4 sockets in the future.

Anyways i could always overclocked it for him to get better performance if he is willing to invest in an aftermarket cooler

Right, whenever he wants to push his Ryzen further to overclock than an aftermarket cooler will be good to have. I purchased Cooler Master LiquidMaster 120. I almost went for the Lite 120, but since Newegg had a reasonable price of $59 for the other version is what changed my mind. Plus I'll attempt to get the $10 rebate.

Thanks for your responses SkyBlade!

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

@Eltech hey no problem bro. You also help me improve my selection of parts as well

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone for higher speed ram Ryzen really benefits from it.Other than that awesome build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

@C0wK1ng totally agreed but as his budget was only at this level there wasnt much i could do unless i wanted to changed it to G4560 with a h110 mobo. But as we all know 8th gen Intel will not be using the 1511 LGA socket anymore there will be almost no upgrade path for future usage. hence my decision to go with Ryzen 3 and in future upgrade the RAM

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd have gotten 2 sticks of GSkill's Ripjaw V Series, 8GB DDR4-2800. Pretty much exact same price but much better speed-wise, personally. I'm making a similar build very soon hopefully (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jtWJ3F) which will hopefully do a good enough job playing more modern games, even on lowered settings ;P

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yes I think you will have better performance with a higher speed ram

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

He probably doesn't need 16gb. If the budget was actually limited, you could have gone for 8gb of ripjaw V.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

@SamEriksenSchultz I TOTALLY agree with you but as i had inside info that RAM prices were about to increase even more than what it is at the time of building this, i knew that in the future GPUs and CPUs prices might be increase slightly, BUT RAM PRICES were increasing by tens of dollars.

What i use to pay $75 are now $110 SGD. So even with budget constraints, i had to think beyond for my friend on his upgrade paths

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

1+ for the build and 1+ for choosing this perfect budget build!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

@yveshe thanks for the support! but still a beginner compared to many here in pcpartpicker!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

This should have been featured! It has RYZEN 3! Nice build!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

@PrintBuildz haha thanks bro, but it was kinda made in a huge rush due to me wanting to finish as the first in Singapore so the cable management is all over the place

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok, still a nice build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thinking about a simular build in the next month

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

@djfred84 do think of getting a slightly better gpu than the choice i have made. currently due to GPU prices going crazy i sticked with the 1050ti, but if you do have budget go for the 1060 instead

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Will Do thanks

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 first ryzen 3 build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

@Lemon68768 haha thanks bro!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Lovely entry level build, I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing more of the ryzen 3 processors as cheap and upgradeable options :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

@MightyAlFred but I'm surprise that Singapore would be the first country to post on PCPartpicker. Definitely with G4560 prices going up and ryzen prices decreasing it might be a full AMD year for 2017

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

did you really need 16gb of ram 8 would of been fine for this build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It was recommended by me to my friend so that he would not need to spend too much on upgrades the next time he needs to. From this build he probably needs to upgrade his GPU and processor within 3years time

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build :) even though I think the 600W PSU is a bit much for now, but I guess the plan is to expand the machine over time?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

@makariel yes the idea is to overclock now and upgrade in about 2-3years time. Overclocking both the CPU and GPU hence the 600w

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems with overclocking on the board?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

@GTRman100 so far no issues but havent tried a more serious overclock. i think for basic overclocking its alright.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think you could overclock any more?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably if I had more time with the system maybe just a slight but more. Totally recommend the asrock b350m pro4

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

TF? 500GB hard drive would that be enough storage?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

@JohnAntonie Yes, as my friend is only playing afew games and do not use his computer for any other sort of work.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Your case looks awfully familiar... I have a the DIYPC F2-O and it is EXACTLY the same, except for the windows. Nice build, I was planning to go to Ryzen later this year. On a side note, how hard/easy was it to get the overclock? What settings did you use?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a very similar build where the only differences are that I have one stick of Crucial 8GB 2133 Ram, a 1TB hardrive, and a 500w PSU instead of a 600w and I was just wondering, did you OC anything at all? I’ve been trying to install Windows 10 on my build but I keep getting Error Code 0x80070570. I was thinking that maybe it has to do with the ram’s clock speed. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

@shizusenpai hey bro i didnt experience the problem so its tough for me to give a suggestion. maybe posting on the forums will help?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you overclock the chip? Did it went well? How far did you overclock the ryzen 3 1200?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

@Eintot08 Hey bro, so i overclocked it to 3.8ghz at first and it ran pretty stable. Currently at 3.9ghz. might try to push it to 4.0ghz in the future.

P.S Still using the stock cooler but its running a little hot at 65C

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

@BazNaz good! well i managed to overclocked it to 3.8ghz on my R3 1200 so it isnt that bad

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

@DarkestAurora yes sure did. manage a 3.7ghz without touching voltage. as my friend isnt exactly good with computers, so i just did what was necessary for him to have smoother game play. P.S overclocked the gpu as well

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclocking is a must for gaming on a 1200. Stock clocks don't do the chip justice, especially with the lack of XFR.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

@FurryJackman yes man totally agreed. If you don't overclock it i rather you get a i3 7100 as it still has better single core capabilities. In my opinion, the ryzen 3 line up should be overclocked to get the best bang for your buck