Description

Built this for my 84 yr old grandma that needed a better computer for teaching kids in China through vip kids. I wanted it to be super cheap and smallish and light so she can move it around. I only had 1 day to mess with it and I played around with it and OC the graphics etc and I was pretty impressed with it for what it is. It takes a lot of tweaking though with CPU, gfx, and memory OCing to get the most out of it. When I actually gave it to her I was more concerned about stability so CPU was 3.8ghz @1.35v, ram 3000mhz, gfx on turbo mode. I'm kind of hoping some of the great grandkids want to game on it and then I can teach them the wonders of OCing and tweaking settings. One interesting thing I found was when I tried out auto ocing it set the voltage to 1.4v...thats really aggressive and could run really hot. I thought maybe it was just this particular mobo, but the default voltage in ryzen master was also 1.4v. All the parts were bought around black Friday and no MIRs. The PSU is definitely overkill and I could have saved some money there.

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 6 points

I like things like these, building computers for the family or friends, what a great feeling huh. Great price and it looks decent. +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

amazing build for your grandma.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

100% overkill but that dosen't beat the fact it is amazing value for money.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for overclocking an IGPU for an 84 year old grandma!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues with raven ridge posting on that mobo? I'm looking into building a budget photo editing/general use PC for my sister and her husband and want to make sure its a seamless build for them

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

No problems at all.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Dayum! What a great value for parts inside! Black Friday deals sure rock ! makes me wanna wait next Black Friday to build my own little big beast.

Sure everything on this PC is overkill for 84 year old grandma. But everything is also very cheap for what it is. it looks like you got not just 35% discount on CPU but also on everything else.

Sure you don't need an aftermarket cooler if you don't plan to overclock much. But that iGPU can be overclocked from stock 1,1Ghz to 1,6Ghz and that's where temps go up to 80-90c with the stock cooler so something better like EVO 212 cooler could do well there. So that would be a lot of fun for younger generation. Especially I love CPU, MOBO, and Case from your build. I like the brands a lot and just can't go wrong there. PSU means that any GPU can be placed there without worrying about power requirements.

Overall very impressive bargains on all the parts.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same motherboard and the same ram, as well as the storage lol. The problem is installing the ram into the b450m-a with a ryzen 5 2600. I installed the ram but for some reason there is no monitor signal to the pc. Also, all ports (hdmi, usb etc), both front and back are powerless. I cant boot into bios either. My question: Did this also occur to you or is this just a faulty ram pack I got? Thanks a lot. Good build also!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, but no I had no issues.