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ThaKingSpartan

**Semi-Noob Builder**

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Posted · Original PosterOP

After dabbling with PC's for some time (random "small" upgrades); and spending countless years following and watching LTT on Youtube. I've finally gotten to a point where i feel comfortable attempting a self-built machine. Below will be a list of my chosen parts. I am hoping maybe there will be someone who might have some tips for a first-timer attempting a build. Btw, my name is Josh. Pleasure to meet all of you. (Be Gentle lmao i had a limited budget.)

 

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Case     : AeroCool Cylon (RGB Mid Tower w/Acrylic Side Window)

Board    : Asus ROG Strix B450-F
PSU      : EVGA 110-BQ-0600-K1 (600W, Semi Modular)

CPU      : Ryzen 5 3400G

RAM     : 32GB Ram (2x 16GB Vengeance LPX DDR4)
Storage : 250GB SSD (for OS/Boot) / 1T SSD Games/Software / 1T HDD for Files/Docs   (PC will be used for both "business" (WebDev) and some "low" Gaming)
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** Using Stock case fans and cpu cooler temporarily **

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15 minutes ago, ThaKingSpartan said:

** Using Stock case fans and cpu cooler temporarily **

nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution

 

16 minutes ago, ThaKingSpartan said:

RAM     : 32GB Ram (2x 16GB Vengeance LPX DDR4)

what speed and CL? do you need 32GB?


Things I need help with:

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I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer monitors, Gigabyte, Seagate HDD, Kingston SSD, Razer (except their mouse), XiaoMi Phones

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution

 

what speed and CL? do you need 32GB?

My Temporary meaning: Slightly over my pre-decided budget. Just have to save a little more for the a cooling solution id like. (may not even need it if the stock cooler performs well enough)

3200MHz; not sure what CL is. The amount of ram is mainly for the Web Dev portion, as i usually end up with multiple programs running on dual screens...

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5 minutes ago, ThaKingSpartan said:

(may not even need it if the stock cooler performs well enough)

stock cooling is fine for your specs

5 minutes ago, ThaKingSpartan said:

3200MHz; not sure what CL is. The amount of ram is mainly for the Web Dev portion, as i usually end up with multiple programs running on dual screens...

hmm... not sure how well zen+ handles 3200MHz, could always lower it if it's causing issues

well if you can justify having 32GB then that's fine, just asking because most people wants it, but doesnt need it

 

the other parts looks ok

would pick a better airflow case, but if you like the looks then it's fine too

your pc shouldnt run too hot


Things I need help with:

Spoiler

 

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer monitors, Gigabyte, Seagate HDD, Kingston SSD, Razer (except their mouse), XiaoMi Phones

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Moonzy said:

stock cooling is fine for your specs

hmm... not sure how well zen+ handles 3200MHz, could always lower if if it's causing issues

well if you can justify having 32GB then that's fine, just asking because most people wants it, but doesnt need it

 

the other parts looks ok

would pick a better airflow case, but if you like the looks then it's fine too

your pc shouldnt run too hot

Thank you!, i appreciate the feedback.

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10 minutes ago, ThaKingSpartan said:

not sure what CL is

forgot to answer this

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Things I need help with:

Spoiler

 

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer monitors, Gigabyte, Seagate HDD, Kingston SSD, Razer (except their mouse), XiaoMi Phones

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

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