Description

 This is my first PC build as I recently transitioned from being a console Pleb to a member of the PCMR. I had a lot of fun planning and putting it together. I use it mostly for gaming with a little bit of schoolwork mixed in as well (mostly just Word and Excel type of stuff.) 
 My biggest problems with this build are in the case. there were some things I did not think to look for in a case having this been my first time, like the PSU not extending all the way to the front of the case and the ugly grommet-less holes on the right side of the Mobo panel. Contrary to what many may have heard about this case, the airflow has been more than ample with the included fans and my temperatures have never exceeded a reasonable range. 
 Let me know what you think, constructive criticism is welcomed!
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Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

first of all, great build! clean and professionally put together.

A word of advice, Ryzen processors do run significantly better with faster, dual channel memory. You could potentially pick up 2 by 4 gigabyte sticks of fast RAM for around the same price as your single stick. Of course, it's up to you what RAM you pick, just some advice to potentially help in the future.

congratulations and welcome to the PCMR!

+1

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much for the kind words! I had heard about how much Ryzen likes fast RAM but I am a student and on a pretty tight budget, which is also why I decided to go with a single stick of RAM, I plan on upgrading to 16 GB and I figured it was cheaper in the long run to get another 8 GB stick as opposed to going 2x4 + 2x4. In the long run it saves me roughly $40-50 CAD because the difference in a single 8 and dual channel 8 is just above $20.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

perfectly understandable! it's always been a disadvantage of sorts with ryzen since you do end up having to spend more money on better RAM

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I wonder if you plan to upgrade your RAM to 16GB in the future.

Nice build, BTW.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

You're absolutely right I do and thank you very much!