Description

Ryzen 5 build for Adobe software--Lightroom and Photoshop mainly. I am a photographer and this machine is a solid workhorse so far for my needs. I also use it for SQL/database and programming. The Crucial M2 (the only one I installed so far) is working great--impressively fast for file management. I love this computer!

Updated with the correct parts. Replaced the GT 730, which, either was not compatible or had something wrong with it--causing numerous issues with my PC.

Updated with current case. Aigo RGB fans and Drevo Tyrfing (brown switch) keyboard not available on PCPartPicker. I've been using it for some lighter gaming (Rocket League, Minecraft, League of Legends, etc.) and it has been handling the graphics impressively!

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Love this mobo so far! I wish the red LED was changeable and the MSI software was better, but these are not deal-breakers for me.

Storage

Haven't had it long, but no issues this far. Easy to install, works great, fast speeds, affordable price.

Video Card

No issues running most games, Adobe, etc.

Case

I love this case--it's beautiful and well-constructed with plenty of room for airflow!

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Why the 730

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

first thing i thought

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't game. Need minimal capability for Adobe. Plus Ryzen doesn't have integrated graphics. the 730 is cheap and can always be replaced in the future if need be.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

For the price he could have gotten a used 750 ti and that would stomp the 730.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

u could have gave up the m.2 ssd for a gpu like a 1050ti or a 1060 possibly could have went with a 120gb ssd and a 1tera mech drive for 80ish dollars

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't need the extra GPU capabilities. I don't game. I need minimal GPU capability for Adobe. I definitely wanted an SSD, not a HDD, which are slow and prone to failure. I have tons of backups for photo files etc., on external drives and will likely add some HDDs in the future to use just for backup. The M2 is very fast and was reasonably priced.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Photoshop can utilize the CUDA cores of a GPU. I guess, this system is more designed to use the 6 cores of the CPU .

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

dude I think that you stole my SLI bridge and slapped it onto your motherboard, can I have it back please? xD

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you overclock the Ryzen with that mainboard?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't tried, but I believe so.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Actual cost was closer to $700.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently putting together a nearly identical build. Are you comfortable that the CPU Cooler doesn't put a lot of strain on the motherboard? I'm a little concerned, even though my machine will not be moved around much.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have a good case to secure the mobo, you should be fine. I didn't use that cooler because it got lost in shipping. I ordered a new one when it was on sale for like $10: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103182

I haven't had any issues with it. Best of luck!