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First Build White/Black Ryzen 1300x

by JackOwenLahm


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Date Published

Aug. 12, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 11, 2017

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I wanted a clean looking build, so I got some white/black parts.

This is my first and I'm only twelve. Did this with 0 help. It was pretty straight forward.

Some troubles I went threw, CPU cooler. I had to screw it in ever so slightly, I would do to much, and wouldn't be able to screw in other side. Another thing was getting the motherboard in, the IO shield, those little metal bars, blocked the motherboard from going in all the way, so I couldn't screw it in, had to end those metal things. This was a little problem, after I was done. I booted the system up, light came on, but PC didn't. I realized must of been those pesky little wires that connect the buttons/usbs on top of case to motherboard was incorrect. Switched Power Switch, everything worked, turned it on.

I did a couple of videos on this, which I'll be uploading soon. Just got to do some editing, didn't record full build, just a Start-Middle-End video, recorded by my mum.

Cable management was easy, but does it look good; Sellers included a bunch of zip ties which I used to organize all the cables in the behind.

For wifi didn't include this in build, it was a $15 TP-link wireless adapter, but I replaced the antenna with a bigger one. Because bigger is better.

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Cromic0872 5 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Good job young man. I can't tell from the photo of the inside, but looks like only one stick of ram. Another stick would help a lot. Have fun with that build!

JackOwenLahm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 days ago

Thanks! Yea, I saw that, my Ram is bottle necking my system, I'll be upgrading that soon!

Lobsterareawesome 2 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

nice build dude :D

JackOwenLahm submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 days ago


bengy22 2 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Hey nice build, i can't really tell from the photos but it looks like you don't have any intake fans, i recommend taking the fan on the top of the case and moving it to the front for better temps and less dust.
I also saw that you paid $190 for a 1050ti that seems a little high right, now where did you get it? Not trying to hate but iv'e seen open box deals at microcenter for 1050ti's as low as $111

JackOwenLahm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

Thanks! Ah yea I have no intake, just out take. 2x. And wow! I wish I knew about that deal, I would of gotten some RGB, and more fans!

bengy22 2 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

Is it too late to return? in details it says you built the pc on the 11th and most places have 15 to 30 day returns, or just look to see if there is any good deals at a microcenter near you. Also gigabyte has a 1060 3gb for sale at superbiiz for $216 and for $30 its a way better card and you could always spray paint it. Here is a video showing someone who painted theirs and the also have a video of taking off the plastic.

JackOwenLahm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

The closest Micro center to me is seven hours away. I would of loved to by all my PC parts from there.

bengy22 2 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

wow that sucks oh well.

Yaqinhasan 2 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

Nice build. However, I have some questions. Why did you choose a 1300x over the 1200? How's the Asrock board in terms of compatibility? No SSD? How's building in the s340 elite? (Have the same case so maybe if you learnt some tricks I can use)

JackOwenLahm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

1300x sounded better xD. Nah, it just had a higher clock speed. Also, the motherboard, good. And my friend is giving me a SSD. And the case was VERY easy to work with, but the straps in the back used to clip wires, couldn't hold all the ones I had. And this is my first build.. Just to let you know.

Yaqinhasan 2 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

Well, most reviewers found the overclocked 1200 to match the 1300x most of the time, so it didn't show any performance bump for the 20$ you'd spend. You do have a B350, so i'd suggest you try your hand at overclocking. I used the cable straps and they're... decent, Velcro ones on phanteks cases are easier to work with to be honest, but A for effort. I managed to get all my cables in though, and I'm guessing I have quite a bit more cables than you do, so give it a try to manage it like mine (find my build on my profile, there's a picture of how I did the cabling).

JackOwenLahm submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 days ago

Don't know how to overclock. And alright, I'll check it out.

Yaqinhasan 2 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

You could always learn :P Took me a Saturday afternoon and a couple YouTube videos to learn how to overclock my 4690k for the first time (though it didn't go far)

JackOwenLahm submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

Alright, I'll give it a go. I'll message you back when I finish.

Zachfive 1 Build 0 points 10 days ago

An NVM SSD for the boot drive would be a great addition to this build. I like the build a lot, but that monitor... well that should maybe be your next upgrade. If you plan on staying in the 60hrz/fps zone then an IPS panel would make things pop. I'm itching to get my hands on a Ryzen 3, kudos to you sir and +1

JackOwenLahm submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 days ago

My friend is giving me a 250gb Samsung SSD. And, I'll be upgrading my monitor in the future. Thank you!

Yaqinhasan 2 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

An NVME SSD? In a sub-1000$ build? I'd suggest an m.2 SSD but not an NVME one. WD Blue 250GB M.2 one will fit in just fine

JackOwenLahm submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

Yea, well my friend doesn't have that. I'm getting this as a gift. For FREE. So.. I can skip on the M.2

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