Description

I built this rig from scratch for my friend because her original system was 10+ years old...

  • dual core intel cpu
  • gt 520 1 gb
  • 4 gb ddr2
  • mobo unkown
  • dust

if you had seen what she was running and the amount of dust inside the 10+ year old rig, you probably would never want to turn it on.

My friend does some light gaming and does a ton of drawing and some light graphic designing.

THE PROBLEMS

I ran into a ton of problems from: bios, CPU, GPU, ram, and overclocking issues

The PC wouldn't boot at first as I thought the B450 mobo will automatically support the 3000 series Ryzen CPU's, but no, I have no idea where i got that from so I spent 3 hours doing tests, re-sitting the ram and the CPU and applying CPU paste multiple times until I googled the issue and only needed to flash an updated bios on the mobo the entire time :/ Good thing this mobo has a flashback button because it saved my hide!

IT BOOTED!

Now lets get this PC setup!

I installed windows 10 from USB and quickly installing all the programs my friend uses :)

the second problem :( until I installed the wrong AMD overclocking utility and it kept failing to boot...kept restarting after getting to the login window so had to wipe the boot SSD and restart over, again.

the third problem the gtx 760 requires 6/8 pin multiple connectors for power. My friend's uncle was the one to switch out the original gt 520 and inserted the 760 in the same slot, however now the PC wouldn't boot anymore and he unplugged everything on the mobo and it wouldn't turn on anymore :/

I had to come over and rebuild the entire PC again because I tried troubleshooting it myself and nothing would work, yet more than likely the power cable wasn't properly inserted into the PSU and the gpu at all, but was able to do better cable management, so win-win I guess.

the fourth problem can not run the stupid ram at recommended specs or overclock them, so yea had to keep re-flashing the bios to get it back up running, so I got better ram for a good price!

The ram was 2 X 8 GB 2.7GHZ generic sticks ->replaced with the new ram from corsair :)

Obviously the mobo I chosen doesnt support 3600mhz speed, which is fine, the mobo can be upgraded later as my friend likes dragons(MSI), byte me :p probably going to upgrade to 570 mobo later on

The PSU is a monster compared to the specs because I wanted the option to future proof now for multiple graphic cards and better CPU's down the road. it is refurbished, so hopefully it wont fry the rig anytime soon

Comments

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice rebuild. Should have researched about the 3rd gen ryzen support. I think only x570 support that out of box. The RAMs are definately a steal! I always thought graphic designers knew their GPU specs. ;)

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Holy shame for AMD. High speed RAM is pure sh.. marketing, works as should I think only on X-chipsets. I have had troubles with OC ram on B350 and B450 cheap mobos. The LOL part was when Corsair 3200 with R7 2700 got stable at same sh.. 2933 on B350 mobo. Same BS was with Corsair 3000 on B450 plate with R5 2600, which also was trouble-free only on 2933. So yeah, I'm fanboy of 5-letter named company.. :)

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Yeah. I think probably the B board series have trouble with OC high speed RAM.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

its was a gift from the her family and unfortunately she is not the type to research the parts or a know it all like me...ill get more from it and put it on here for you guys.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Seems like her uncle knew the stuff :)

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

yea...until i had to rebuild the rig since he unplugged everything and ruin my cable management....

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Was there a particular reason you went with the 3600X? Way more than a match for the other parts involved here. Are you going to add the final assembly to your photos?

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

He said future proof, but I would have chosen plain 3600. 3700 is waay better deal than 3600X, so wasn't worth a penny.

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 points

yea, but was going to overclock..still can as i have the right software now...but the higher base clock was worth it as i got $50 off for it...so win win for me...well even though the 3700 has more cores and threads...i didnt have the budget for it.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

in this case yep, lucky You :)

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

thank you :)

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

I could have save money on just the 3600, but I went with the 3600x instead because of the slightly higher base and boost clock...my friend really doesnt want to overclock like I do...so I figured future proof now and she will get use to the idea.

I forgot to take additional photos when I finished it a couple weeks ago...because I was waiting for the new gpu...and unfortunately my phone died during the process...:/

there is a cable or two that need to be moved to have perfect cable management...

Pretty soon I will get pictures, but my friend doesnt like to mess with the build again unless im there to assist.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

gtx 750?????????

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

no the 760