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Decided to move to Ryzen

by Fr33Th1nk3r



Date Published

May 6, 2018

Date Built

May 5, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.25 GHz


I built this to change my color theme and also upgrade from my 2013 build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/ZJ6hP6

CPU: It's running smooth at 4.25ghz. It's just awesome in BOINC and gaming

Cooler: I wanted something a little different and that kind of blends in with the build. Also I really like how the fans plug into the rad

Mobo: It's a great little board, my main gripe about it is the lack of fan headers.

Ram: It does a great job, I just wish the prices weren't so crazy high.

Storage: Salvaged from my old rig. The Evo is really fast and dependable

Case: I had my eye on this case for a long time now. It's like having a little Define R5. The TG really makes it feel like a premium showpiece. I also really like the cable management options and the PSU shroud. I'm not fond of the front panel being a pain to get off though.

PSU: I really am impressed with it. Also came with a pretty cool bag.

GPU: It was the cheapest at the time of purchase in this weird crypto craze. Also love how Canada taxes the snot out of computer components. (not really) But yeah. It's got some RGB and the ugly orange isn't noticable unless you're looking up at the case. Runs full load at about. 68C

Part Reviews


Tears up the BOINC applications and works like a charm in games.

CPU Cooler

Pros: I like its simplistic design, it keeps temps super cool as well, automatic mode, fans plug into the radiator so you can hide the mess

Cons: The fans are noticeable if you're overclocking.


It's great for the price, the UEFI is decent, but it has 2 fan headers. Other than that I really can't complain about it. It also has some RGB for ambiance.


Considering ram prices right now it was the cheapes I could find that matches my color theme. RAM shouldn't cost more than your CPU.


Was the cheapest card at the time in April. Maybe next time GPU prices won't be nuts.

Comments Sorted by:

Ben28282 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Omg. Just finished a pc with the same PSU

ToxicTryhard 2 points 11 months ago

Very nice budget build, but do recommend some cheap RGB LED strips for more colour scheme anyways superb job :)

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Fr33Th1nk3r submitter 5 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks a bunch! What brand would you suggest?

stormspirit97 2 points 2 months ago

Jesus RAM was expensive last year.

mrzweistein 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I am going to build a similar system. Which header on your mainboard did you use to connect the Celsius S24 to your Motherboard? CPU or PUMP?

Fr33Th1nk3r submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

the one on top that says CPU, it's enough to run everything just fine.

mrzweistein 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks. I had it on CPU too but changed it to pump. Works fine too. Have configured a very low fan curve so my system is dead silent :)

Fr33Th1nk3r submitter 5 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Ah, I've gone the other route and OC'd the snot out of the chip lol It's still a lot quieter than a h100i with stock fans.

mrzweistein 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

With a MSI B450 Tomahawk there is not much headroom in OC, I just do PBO. Anyway was never the plan to OC much. Have now implemented a second fan (push) right over the VRM to give for airflow. With this I can limit the temp of the VRM to just 88 degree celsius with Prime95 (maximum heat stress test) which is pretty good in my eyes.

Fr33Th1nk3r submitter 5 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I think I'm just suffering builder fever lol, I should just upgrade my ram and get another SSD and be content.

stevenngo306 1 point 3 months ago

did you need a bios update since youre pairing a 2nd gen ryzen cpu with a b350 motherboard?

Fr33Th1nk3r submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

At the time yes I had to buy an A6 apu. I'd just get the B450 bazooka.