Description

Hi there, Squarewave here. I'm a gamer and music producer. The last console I had was the Xbox 360, so needless to say I've been behind in current-gen gaming, using my mom's facebook machine to run games like Rust and Astroneer as my own toaster couldn't. So, after saving up money from my job, money from my family for my birthday, and some money my parents gave me, I was able to build the perfect PC for me.

I was originally going to run intel, but I waited for months for Ryzen 5 to release. It performs great, even if setting it up was tricky. If I could redo my build, I'd get a modular PSU, but zip-ties definitely made cable management look pretty good.

Edit: Pics coming soon now.

Part Reviews

CPU

This thing is worth its salt. Compared to an i5 6500/7500, it outperforms it by a country mile. It runs at a stable 3.60 ghz, which is crazy since all I had to do was press a button to have it do it automatically. Stock cooler is incredibly efficient, even if it isn't "RGB".

Motherboard

Great motherboard, lots of future proofing. It's got everything from crossfire support to an m.2 slot. It definitely pairs well with a Ryzen 5. However, the BIOS is kinda crap, at least without updating it, which the new BIOS fixes pretty much all the problems. Otherwise I'd give it 5 stars.

Memory

It's RAM. It may not be DDR4-3000, but offers lots of space, and down the line you can buy another if you want to.

Storage

Boots windows in about 10 seconds, I can't complain. Plenty of space for small files and programs I use regularly.

Storage

These things are amazing. Fast read and write times, perfect for pairing with an SSD. I use it for storing games and my big files, and it does so perfectly.

Case

This case is great, and has a lot of small features you wouldn't think of. It has slots on the back for zip-tying cables, which makes cable management easy. Side panel is clear, although I'd suggest putting some source of bright light in. The Achilles heel of this case is the light on the front, being a stupidly bright blue LED. It didn't match my computers theme, and it made it difficult trying to sleep, so I just wrapped it in electrical tape.

Power Supply

Good power supply, sleeving is nice. Isn't modular, so your cable management may look odd, if you're into that sort of thing. You can certainly make it look good, but it's harder than using a modular one.

Case Fan

Can't go wrong with fans. Loaded mine up, even under load it keeps my PC nice and cool.

Monitor

It's fast, has nice contrast and range of colors, supports FreeSync. If you're in the market for a cheap monitor, this is the one you should get.

Custom

Holy S**T, this card is nice. I had bought it, and 5 days later the 580 came out, but even then it's only a marginal difference. Got it for 200$ on Newegg, and it's worth it. Runs Rust on highest settings at 60-70 fps, no dips. Can't wait to try some AAA titles on it.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I think this is the first 1400 build that I've seen on here, very nice!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I chose the 1400 because it had the same performance as a 200$+ intel processor. I would have prefered to have a 1600, but I can always upgrade when the time comes.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

AM4 will be used for a long time! good thinking on your part.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome to 1080p gaming universe. Hope this built will serve you well. + for ryzen and well planned built.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

How well does this run a game like rust now?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

60-75 fps on ultra, though it runs really hot.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I've been dying to play Rust but I have a console ;(

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 btw, did you overclock your ram? Is there any issue ram on ryzen 5 1400? Cause they saying that you can only run in 2633 something or up? Thanks for the reply. Noob here first time building pc

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

My ram is only 2133, but the updated bios on my board supports up to 3000. Hope that helps!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice upgrade, but I think it's time for a desk setup upgrade.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. I'm already thinking about adding RGB lights behind the desk, taking out the corkboard behind the monitor and replacing it with a sound dampener, among other things.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How far you go on gaming?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Stable 75 FPS on every game I've thrown at it. I'll probably add some benchmarks soon.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that the sapphire 8GB version? If so can u do a benchmark on GTA V or GTA IV,thanks.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

That will power through music. Aesthetic.

  • 31 months ago
  • -1 points

Hey! Here is my part list,is there anything I should add on or change? P.S. I Already have a gaming headset

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

1600, 8 gigs of ram, a 500 gig ssd, a RX 580 8 gb, a different 50-60 buck case, a 500+ semi modular psu from either EVGA, Corsair, Seasonic, etc. A B450 or X370 motherboard and some PWM case fans that light up if you want!