It's finally done. My first build.
This build was such a wild ride. I may need to add a TL;DR at the bottom :)
The Story: I have been gaming on an AMD APU laptop. Not Raven Ridge. An A8 7410, max turbo 2.4Ghz with Radeon R5 graphics. Oof, struggled getting 30fps on lowest settings. Recently, through a series of fortunate events, I had about $560 to spend, so I decided to upgrade. At 14, that much cash comes hard, so I made sure I got my money's worth. I spent months researching parts, market trends, and benchmarks.
I decided to go with the following part list: CPU: Ryzen 5 2400g GPU: iGPU (until prices drop) RAM: 8Gb Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 @ 3000Mhz PSU Seasonic MkII12 Bronze 520W SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB HDD: Seagate barracuda 2TB 7200RPM CASE: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB MOBO: Asrock AB350 Pro4
Now, I ordered all that stuff and waited for it to come. I chose the Lite 5 RGB case because it had 3 extra fans in the front. I actually hated how it looked when I picked it out, but it has since grown on me and now I think it looks great. The SSD was a gift from a friend, thank you so much!!! So everything arrives and I spend till 11PM putting it together, I was not prepared to cable manage for my first time. Nevertheless, I pulled through. I went to bed, deciding to test it in the morning. And when I did, lo and behold... It didn't start. So me and my very techy grandfather spent the rest of the afternoon trouble shooting. And it turns out the Mobo needed a BIOS update to support Raven Ridge. "But Flika!" you say, "You should have anticipated that!" I did. Newegg advertised the board as Ryzen 2k ready. So an RMA was in order. They got me an updated board and and it worked. Bliss. Untill I tried enabling XMP. Now, the part list above is the FINAL list. At this time I was using an 8Gb Ripjaws V kit clocked @ 3200. And it wouldn't be stable past 2133. SO after some research, I found a new kit on the QVL support list, the patriot kit listed above. After another refund, I got the new Patriot kit a day early. The calm before the storm. While this kit got me farther, it wouldn't go past 2666. So, after spending days chatting about it on the forums, I was told to try dual channel in the B slots instead of the A ones. and waddaya know. Stable at 2933, the mobo supported speed. The build runs like a charm. I do plan to get the keyboard in the part list, I'm just waiting on rebates so I have the spare change.
TL;DR, After much hardship. It runs great and plays games how I want it.
P.S. I have no idea why I named the dang thing "Chicken Coop". I guess mabye because after putting it together, there was still enough room to fit a chicken in it without a GPU. P.S.S "Why not use the GPU in the background instead of the IGPU?" Its a 9800 GTX. Nuff' said