My mom wanted a desktop to do Microsoft Word, Excel, and email stuff. Thought I might go a bit over kill and get 16 GB of RAM, an after market cooler, and an M.2 drive. The ram I got ran stable at 2993, and the 200GE ran stable at 4.0.

Part Reviews


Worked fine at 3.2 when opening and closing tabs, but decided to overclock to 4.0.

CPU Cooler

Easy to install, and got my processor to 4.0 GHz.


Was easy to overclock on.


The red design on the side is just an adhesive design, and doesn't have a heat spreader so I wouldn't expect to hit 3000 MHz.


Fast drive, and easy to install.

Power Supply

Wasnt DOA, and worked fine.


Got the speed we pay for on our network from about 15 feet away from the router behind a few walls.


Didn't have a space for the CPU power cable run through so i had to unscrew the motherboard also for the 24 pin ATX cable. The fan included was silent.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build, I made a misunderstood decision a few months ago similar though... You could have gone for the much better R3 2200G APU it comes with a great heatsink, and saved on the motherboard, gigabytes B450-DS3H is what I have and it's more than capable of overclocking my APU 3.9Ghz, RAM 3200, RX580.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for 200GE office builds! Sure, the 2200G is double the cores and better GPU, but for so many office tasks it simply doesn't matter.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi probably the athlon 200ge support max 2666mhz ram speed, so it's not necessary to let them at 3000mhz.