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My First PC Build

by Donnellyl



Date Published

June 10, 2018

Date Built

June 8, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.257 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.1 GHz


I have an APUsince i knew i could wait a bit for the GPU prices to fall. The RX 580, at the time, was $300 so I rocked an APU for a month. For a temporary solution, it's not a bad choice and the CPU alone is on par with a 1500X. Once I saw the GPU go down near MSRP(bought for $220, MSRP is $200), I instantly bought it and I'm glad I did.

Part Reviews


The cpu is great. It’s good for low to medium and sometimes high/max settings for games. I got mine stable at 3.8Ghz with 1.4V. This is the best apu you can get and it’ll only improve as time goes(updates) until new architecture is released, or Ryzen 7 series gets their treatment. HOWEVER, don't try gaming on this for long because mine started to freeze my games a lot and it's just painful to not play a game 1080p max


This is a very high quality b350 motherboard at a great price. It’s easy to use the bios and is Ryzen 2000 ready.


okay so my old opinion was that these had really nice rgb, but i take it back. the hotspots are bad enough to be bothered by it, but its still really attractive ram. Id say they need a couple more lighting zones to blend better or different LEDs that would make the hotspots go away


The ssd is light and fast. 240gb is plenty of storage for an ssd. Not much else to say

Video Card

One of the better looking RX 580's. The copper heat pipes look great from the side, and the backplate and different shape. was a major reason I picked this.


This case is plain. Cable management was good until you want to use a hard drive. That open area in the front for radiators means the storage cage has to be almost up against the power supply so your cables will have to do a painful 90 degree turn out and back towards the case. Not many places to stuff cables

Power Supply

The cables come as black, cable ties included with a useless psu cover, and this odd button near the power switch for "ECO" as if the psu is always putting out max wattage with this set to off.

Case Fan

just dont. These fans aren't made to push air at all. For SOME REASON, you can manually shut the fans off with the controller, which requires you to open your pc case. The rgb shifts shades of whatever color you pick(you'll see fifty shades of white rapidly pulse), and you have to open your pc to change the colors manually. I turned the rgb off just because of how annoying it was.


Seems like an unheard of monitor. It’s a good and very colorful IPS monitor that also has free sync, 75hz, for $130


Lighting effects are limited. This is membrane and feels like it. The rainbow effect is choppy, but for $40, this keyboard isn’t so bad with dedicated media controls and macro keys. The wrist rest is good, but thsi keyboard is huge so look elsewhere if desk space is limited


If you want a mouse that fits all hand grips, don’t bother looking anywhere but here.(unless you want a left hand mouse lol) 16000dpi is a lot and counter productive so stay with lower settings unless you’re a mad man.


The headphones feel great and sound amazing. The mic is perfect at the price point. These are a bit on the tight side when putting on so you’ll feel some pressure around your ears at first but it’s not noticeable unless you think about it. Just buy them.

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K1NG33C0BRA 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

That is a cooler from the 2700x. How did you get it if you only have a 2400g?

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I bought it off eBay. I saw it could run as good as Noctua fans but this is more attractive. I’m getting better thermal paste and it performs very well. A lot better than the stock wraith cooler

K1NG33C0BRA 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Have you tested it to see HOW MUCH of a difference it has between the stock Cooler?

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techspot.com/amp/review/1635-amd-wraith-coolers-compared/ This article shows there’s a 13C difference but that’s also the prism not going past 1600rpm and that’s silent for a prism while the stock cooler is louder and can’t keep up. I’ll personally test it myself when I switch the thermal paste out on my prism and that’ll be in 2 days

Watermelonium 1 point 9 months ago

Does the ram have asus aura sync?

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yes. I’m not sure about others like gigabyte fusion and so on.

PorterBurton 1 point 9 months ago

Does the motherboard need a bios update to use the ryzen 2400g or does it come up to date

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It comes Ryzen 2000 ready

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Just make sure it has the label on the box, top right corner

Veko 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

is the hostpotting of ram that bad on the leds?

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

sorry for the late reply and no. i had to use my phone for those pics bc my professional camera was lost at the time. The zones blend so it actually looks decent in person. However, it is noticeable enough though that i wish i just got tforce nighthawks or gskill trident z instead. these arent worth it. I say the pics that i had my flash on for, are very close to what its like.

Veko 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

yeah I ended up with the gskill and they are amazing, literally zero hotspoting

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Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

That doesn't mean its not compatible. The qualified vendor list is for ram the mobo manufacturer tested and can guarantee that it works correctly. I honestly wouldn't worry with a higher end motherboard like an ROG or really just any motherboard that isnt a cheap pos(you can usually tell by what the colors and price of it is). That stuff, from what I saw when I was looking at that, was that it's only a problem with say a cheapo $50 asrock motherboard. Also get an rog b450 instead of b350, it's backwards compatible with any ryzen architect and will help overclock your cpu better.

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