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First Ever PC Build - Ryzen 5 1600, GTX 1050 Ti

by jrock76

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46 Comments

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Date Published

May 4, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.29 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz

Description

I built this machine for light gaming, light photogrammetry software, and to run virtual machines on for testing out software. Basically it is my do all home pc.

I ordered the ryzen right after it came out instead of an i5 I was eyeing up mostly to get more cores. So far so good. I have to say that for a first time pc builder lining up the screw holes on the stock cooler was a little tricky, I smeared some thermal paste, I might open it back up and apply some new stuff, might not. Haven't overclocked it yet, might try a modest one witht he stock cooler.

Motherboard seems great was on back order so took a little to get it here. Connections were easy and well labeled even for a newbie. Lots of room for expansion (fans, hardrives, more ram, etc).

Bought 3200 ram as it wasn't that much more than 2600 at the time for 2x8gb. Won't run at 3200 forget the exact speed but it is low 2100~. I knew this going in and am hopeful for a bios update to fix.

Hard drive is wicked fast coming from an old hdd easy to install. The motherboard has two m2 ports and would only detect ssd on one, a little nerve wracking thought it might be incompatible. That m2 does share a sata connection so maybe that is why.

Bought a budget gpu, haven't gamed yet, will see how it fares.

I really like the case easy to get everything in and connected.

And last but not least the psu supplies what I need for power no complaints there.

All in all a good experience for a first time build. Everything just clicked and screwed together, and it was easy to install Win 10 from usb using the bios. Only qualms were the cpu was hard to line up and I smeared some paste, the ram doesn't run at full speed, and the ssd is only detected on one m2.

Part Reviews

CPU

so far so good. great price for the performance/core count. it was hard for me to line up the screws on the cooler, I smeared the thermal paste a bit.

Motherboard

good value! was back ordered. lots of room for expansion in the future.

Memory

good ram, does not run at 3200 on ryzen 5 1600 cpu :(

Storage

~475 mb/s read/write speed. wicked fast for an old hd convert.

Case

nice simple, good price, good size, nice hookups.

Comments Sorted by:

Shadowslayer1924 1 Build 3 points 22 months ago

Nice part choice but please PLEASE do something about that spaghetti. I don't want spaghetti for dinner. (not to be rude but it looks way better with good cable management. The case isn't helping you the most but something could be done) Psu could be flipped too.

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

haha. i have a stack of zip ties that I am going to open up when I get a chance. did not know that the psu could be flipped, i think i wondered about that once when I was screwing it in but thought that the fan needed to be on the top. I will post a picture just for you when I zip tie it all. I did make sure that my cables weren't criss crossed, and had it in mind what would be zip tied to what, if that makes me look better.

Luimallozzi 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Once you got all those zip-ties in place, you'll have some good airflow. Is your case going on a floor or carpet? If not carpet, it might be a good idea to flip it.

Shadowslayer1924 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Yea true about the carpet thing, good luck with the cable management.

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

the plan is to sit it on my desktop, but the psu is a little loud so on the carpet it might go

Halflernation 3 points 22 months ago

Your memory will run at higher clocks. Go to UEFI and change clocks profile. Instead of default just choose XMP (may aplear as 'Profile 1' only or something like that). Try it. It should at least top 2667Mhz. Don't know Asus UEFI but there's gotta be an option for multiplier once non-default RAM profile is selected to ensure you can reach higher clocks.

Personal experience with Gigabyte 350 Gaming 3 mobo.

Best Halfler EDIT: I would only recommend you to flip PSU if you have the tower on non-carpet floor. A tower case with front+back fan would improve airflow when using PSU air intake from the inside the case and help make everything cooler and more stable temperatures.

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

cool thanks, i did that but i am not sure how to actually check ram speed to make sue it is running that fast. cpuz show ram speed as like 1800 which must be wrong, i hope

Halflernation 2 points 22 months ago

CPU-Z shows RAM clock in single channel. You have to multiply x2 to get full clock speeds at running rate. Be aware then on overclocking your memory, but glad you found it working for you.

Also, make sure you've set-up your memory in dual channel as you have dual sticks. Check your mobo manual to ensure memory are in the preferred slot for dual sticks.

Best Halfler

Fraser7 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Hey, what did you change all your bios settings to to get that speed? I've got the same mobo/cpu and ram but i cant get it to boot over 2133mhz.

Also, did you overlclock the cpu at all?

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

hmmm i'll check and share a screen shot if i remember

ROBLIVESON 3 points 20 months ago

Hi, I am building with the same board. I am wondering if you've had anymore luck with bios update for ram? Looks good! Finding ram for this board and ryzen has been a headache :)

ROBLIVESON 3 points 20 months ago

Hi, I am building with the same board. I am wondering if you've had anymore luck with bios update for ram? Looks good! Finding ram for this board and ryzen has been a headache :)

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

seems my ram is running better forget how i did it

rtr1999 2 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

the corsair n200 is a nice little case, got to do a build in one not long ago myself

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

i like it a lot. not too big, not too small, not too flashy

Luimallozzi 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Have fun with Ryzen! I completed my build just before it came out and some respects I wish I waited.

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

thanks! i almost bought an i5 but the day the ryzen 5 came out someone on here suggested it and it seemed like a better fit for me, so far i love it.

Nokor 5 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

Neat little build. That GPU is so tiny haha!

But yeah echoing what others have said about the cable management, and also flipping the PSU over. Theres a removable dust filter under the PSU so makes sense for it to draw in it's own cool air rather than air from inside the case.

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

thanks! it's not the size of the gpu that matters!

Maarafi 2 points 21 months ago

How much FPS you got in GTA V and such games?

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

sorry don't do a lot of gaming or check my fps

Amithisamyth 2 points 21 months ago

Was the hard drive and ssd hard to install in the case? Did you need to get any extensions for the front panel connectors? Would you recommend the case to a first time builder?

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

i just have an ssd, and it is m2 so is plugged right into the mobo, it was easy enough. i didn't need any extensions for anything. highly recommend for first time builders i put everything together in less than an hour taking my time.

Amithisamyth 2 points 20 months ago

Thank you

yJad 2 points 20 months ago

does the m.2 ssd get hot?

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

dunno

CompooterJosh 2 points 19 months ago

Hi, I am going for the same gpu as you but I'm getting the 1600x and not the 1600 and i was wondering how the psu is working for you because I don't know if 450 watts will be enough for me. Any way nice build! Parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Gx47LD

Cooe 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

If you still haven't gotten your RAM to run at the rated speeds, make sure you've updated your BIOS to the very latest version with AGESA 1.0.0.6a. That should solve all your problems. At the very LEAST you should get 2933MHz without any real effort.

FallenWarrior60 2 points 18 months ago

IMO you shouldnt of gotten a M.2 or 16GB of Vengeance ram with only a 1050TI. You would of been better off saving a hundred or so getting a SSHD and 8GB Ram or 16GB cheaper ram and getting like a 6GB 1060 or 1070.

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I didn't need a good GPU but extra cores and lots of ram are what I need. I could still do with more ram, but my GPU is fine for my use. not everyone is a hardcore gamer.

octa-wow 2 points 16 months ago

Nice , im making a simmilar build but im going 4x4gb and rx580 4gb , I think that gpu is a little not enough for the cpu(thats what the internet says)

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

depends on your use, i need the cores and could actually use more ram but my gpu is more than sufficient

EverythingGeek2002 2 points 12 months ago

good build but that cable management tho

Coleninja203 1 point 22 months ago

Is the motherboard vr ready

kn00tcn 2 points 21 months ago

what does VR have to do with motherboards?

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

i dont know. i didnt build this with vr in mind i dont think my gpu is capable

cloutstryf 1 point 15 months ago

how did u get ur ram to run with that board? that ram isnt on the qvl compatibility list

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Just works I will try to get a photo of my bios settings

liljoker619 1 point 15 months ago

Can you stream on twitch with this build? just curious.

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Dunno dude

DapperBearz 0 points 18 months ago

Why 1600 with 1050 to wtf?

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

i need the cores not the gpu

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jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

thanks! didn't realize that there were so many closet ocd freaks on here haha.

kn00tcn 2 points 21 months ago

it's the primary OCD to have in the pc building 'industry', secondary would be matching colors of components

though cable management does help with air flow & dust cleaning

jrock76 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

oh **** they deleted the cable messy complaining people

octa-wow 2 points 16 months ago

Dude cable managment helps too ,and makes everything look good