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Ryzen 3 Gaming Build

by mailliw

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15 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 22, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 3, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.71GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.81GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

This build is meant for gaming. Overclocked my Ryzen 3 1200 to 4.0GHz at 1.3125V using the stock cooler. Stress tested using Aida64.

UserBenchmark Results: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/7161115

Cinebench R15 Results: http://prntscr.com/h91ytb

Part Reviews

CPU

Overclocked to 4.0GHz at 1.3125V using the stock cooler reaching low 80c under 100% CPU usage. Scored a 606 on Cinebench R15.

Motherboard

Best B350 board for the price. User-friendly BIOS. Easy to overclock.

Memory

Runs at 2666MHz after selecting the XMP Profile in BIOS. Only problem is that this RAM is actually CL16 and not CL15, as advertised.

Storage

A must-have for current gaming PC's. Affordable SSD that boots Windows 10 in less than ten seconds. Game loading times are lightning fast.

Storage

Standard 7200RPM hard drive. 1 TB for 49.99 USD.

Video Card

Perfect for the games I play (CS:GO, PUBG, League of Legends). At first, I thought that the 3GB VRAM would be a limiting factor in some games but it doesn't seem to be.

Case

Only one 120mm intake fan. Cable management took more work than it should have. At its price point, it should have at least two fans and maybe even a PSU shroud.

Wireless Network Adapter

Best WiFi PCI-E card for the price. Low ping in games. Worked out of the box without setting up any drivers.

Case Fan

Perfect as an exhaust fan. Very quiet, even at full speed.

Monitor

Got it for 99 USD on Amazon, but there are better options out there for the same price.

Keyboard

Love the Window Key lock mode feature.

Mouse

Had mine for quite a while now, its a reasonably durable mouse. However, if you use the side buttons a lot, they start to loosen up.

Headphones

Got it for 47 USD from a Newegg sale. Very comfortable, even during gaming sessions. Great open-back, plug and play headphones for the price.

Comments Sorted by:

luckyadrian0 2 points 3 months ago

What games do you play on this build?

mailliw submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

CS:GO, LoL, Fortnite, eventually PUBG.

scss 1 point 3 months ago

Does this cpu works without bios update ? Some people are saying that ryzen 3 won't post without a new bios.

mailliw submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

For ASRock, I had no problem booting up without the new BIOS update. In most cases, you should always update BIOS to the latest anyway.

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ubique 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

How is keyboard?

mailliw submitter 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Works exactly as a keyboard should. Love the Window Key lock mode feature.

Technoowb 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

How awesome are those Haribro Gummybears? Lol

mailliw submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

My favorite snack! Especially the sour ones.

ElJustice 1 point 29 days ago

Is your system still running well? 4 GHz is really good to hear and with the stock cooler no less. I've been looking at trading up to a Ryzen cpu on the same MB you have. I'm currently using an i3-6100, so getting the 4 cores and around 4GHz would be nice.

I did read through some of the reviews of the Pro4 MB on Newegg. I noticed a decent amount of people had issues with it but I also know that of all the people to add reviews, people are more likely to add a review if they've had a bad experience vs a good one.

+1 for the gummy bears :D

mailliw submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 days ago

Yes, my system's running perfectly fine. In fact, I'm typing this message with it right now haha!

mailliw submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 days ago

And yes, I hit the "silicon lottery" with my CPU overclock. I was quite surprised to get 4 GHz, let alone using the stock cooler. Goes to show how well Ryzen coolers actually are!

ElJustice 1 point 25 days ago

Well I have a Cryorig H7 ready to put on if/when I grab a Ryzen and MB, so hopefully I'll be able to get close anyway. Thanks!

mailliw submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

I wouldn't bother with the H7. The stock cooler should be enough. I would only buy an aftermarket cooler if its 100% necessary.

InfiniteNoob 1 point 4 days ago

The most expensive thing on the list...HARIBO GUMMY BEARS.

mailliw submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 days ago

YOU ALREADY KNOW