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Ryzen 3 Gaming Build

by mailliw

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8 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 casual gaming. Overclocked my Ryzen 3 1200 to 4.0GHz at 1.3125V using the stock cooler. Stress tested using Aida64. Smooth BIOS experience. Pretty lights. No complaints since I was a Mac user.

UserBenchmark Results: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5937466

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 using the XMP Profile.

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, LoL). At first, I thought that the 3GB VRAM would be a limiting factor in some games but it doesn't seem to be that way.

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 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 do start to loosen up.

Headphones

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

Comments Sorted by:

luckyadrian0 2 points 1 month ago

What games do you play on this build?

mailliw submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

CS:GO, LoL, Fortnite, eventually PUBG.

scss 1 point 1 month 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 29 days 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 1 month ago

How is keyboard?

mailliw submitter 1 Build 3 points 1 month ago

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

Technoowb 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

How awesome are those Haribro Gummybears? Lol

mailliw submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

My favorite snack! Especially the sour ones.