Description

What I focused on this build was upgradability. Not just that, but upgradability without wasting a lot of money.

This is mainly made for videoediting/rendering/animation/Modeling. That's why I went for Ryzen as they has more cores and threads.

For the CPU+GPU, I chose the 2200g for 2 reasons. Number 1: it had intergrated graphics which meant it would run low level games if necessary. Number 2: It was £80 and so there would be lots of money saved. Answer this, what would be better: paying £60 for a temporary GPU and £60 for a temporary CPU or a temporary APU for £80 (with an included cooler]

The motherboard was an obvious choice. I chose the Tomahawk MAX for multiple reasons. The first is the supported ram speeds and the amount of fan headers there are. The most important one was the very valuable VRM. It can handle Ryzen 9 3900x OC if you wanted to take that massive leap whereas I would be personally going for a 3700x.

I chose 32GB kit for memory so it would save me money in the long run because when I would want to upgrade for 64GB, I can as there are 2x16gb sticks so I can purchase the same exact kit in the future for the upgrade. If I went for a 1x8gb, I wouldn't be able to reach that 64gb without reselling the ram.

The case was just personal preference. I liked the modern look and easy cable routing.

As with the PSU, I needed to get a fully modular one so I can not clutter my build. I went for 600w plus because that would be enough for a 2080 super without extreme oc.

This would be the upgradability path I would take: 1- 240GB SSD > 240GB SSD + 1TB NVME/2.5" SSD (+£100) 2- 2200G + Wraith Cooler > AIO (eg H100I) + 3900X/3700X + 2070 Super/2080 Super/2080ti (depending on how rich you are) (+£1000 - £1700) 3- 2x16GB > 4x16GB (+£160)

Part Reviews

CPU

Does what you want. Great value. Comes with included cooler and isn't too hard to oc.

Motherboard

Best b450 vrm design. Can handle 3900x oc but wouldn't be the best pick. I also had this problem with the mobo that sometimes it wouldn't display to the monitor. I reinstalled the cpu and realised that you shouldn't plugin anything into the bios flashback usb port.

Case

Good to build in. Lack or RGB in fans or lightstrips but expected in a cheap case. Cable management was a breeze with the design.

Power Supply

Works great. Not much to say about a PSU, honeslty.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a bad, build but the 32gb 3200mhz ram was probably overkill, unless you'll be doing some really heavy work, you probably could've saved some money on the case, getting a cheaper cooler master case maybe.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I need it for after effects as that ram preview can crash even easily if editing with a lot of compostions. And yea, the case is just complete personal preference.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree u could’ve spent the money on something else and I also would’ve gotten a different motherboard so u can oc the cpu, also would’ve bought a good graphics card for gaming

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It's the tomahawk max, it can overclock almost every ryzen cpu. It all depends on his needs too. The mobo is overkill if anything. And the good kind.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

$60 1200 and a 570 with 16GB RAM would be my idea.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you buy a 90 dollar case but a tiny 32 dollar SSD? Nice, but a bit overkill in some areas.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm upgrading this week to a 1TB M.2 NVME SSD. Its a started PC, ofc I will upgrade in the future.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

But why spend so much on a case? A nice $50 Cooler Master will still do the job well in terms of expandability and design.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I want this design specifically.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

nice. where'd you get the tomahawk max from?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

i got all my parts from ccl computers

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there another motherboard your aware of that would work with this? (new to this)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For that cpu (the 2200g), any b450 board would work.

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

any b450 mobo that supports upto 3200mhz ram and i recommend the mobo to support oc as well

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi! Do these RAM+mobo run XMP profile well? You've got 3200 MHz? And what version of the RAM do you have 4.31, 4.32 or 5.xx (it should be printed on sticks)?

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

yes the ram does run xmp. i also got 3200mhz.