My first Build

May 2, 2018 3:06PM PDT

Hello, I’m looking for help to see if this build will actually be functional and be able to OC, I am also open to suggestions however I do not want to make an intel build and am limited on money

GPU: EVGA Geforce 1060 (3GB) open to 6GB but i’m not sure if it is worth it for just a couple more FPS

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600


RAM: Team T-Force Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000

HDD/SSD: WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch

COOLER: AMD WRAITH SILENT COOLER w/LED light Socket FM2/FM1/AM3/AM2+/AM2/1207/939/940/754 Copper Base/Alum Heat Sink & 2.75" Fan w/Heatpipes & 4-Pin Connector Up to 125W

PSU: EVGA 600 B1 100-B1-0600-KR 80+ BRONZE 600W

I’m new to this please help me! Thanks

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This looks so close to the PCMR Annihilator.
May 2, 2018 3:14PM PDT

Read and see a similar Ryzen 1600 build. There's nothing that stands out here except you may be selecting other parts than what is at PCMR. I strongly suggest you use the same motherboard as thousands others have with PCMR builds.

I take it you already did your basic work such as checking the motherboard for the CPU support and know that with Ryzens you SHALL update the BIOS when you set it up. There are so many stories about that I don't do more than note it and move on.

Why the HDD. I'd skip HDDs today for any SSD even if you go with 240GB.

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May 2, 2018 3:40PM PDT

thank you so much bro

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SSD vs HDD and OC
May 2, 2018 3:46PM PDT

How is a SSD advantageous to a HDD, i understand it can seriously reduce loading times but aside from that is it worth having the reduced space, how many games could a 240GB SSD have on average? In Addition how do people overclock? i understand it is in the bios and there is a certain degree of trial and error involved as to not cause crashes etc. as well as i’ve heard it can destroy your cpu??

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Ssd vs hdd
May 3, 2018 12:02AM PDT

The ssd will reduce load times.

It will have limited if any effect on game play.

If your serious about gaming and the ssd is your only storage device it's not practical.

The cost of a one TB ssd is a wallet buster.

What gamer's do is get some small ssd for the OS and apps and then a large hdd for storage.

As you start collecting games you may find even your one TB hdd is getting full.

Overclocking.....look in the bios you will find a section that allows you to play with different things.

If you move up from stock watch the heat as OCing can cause heat issues.

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May 9, 2018 11:51AM PDT

Hi, SSD's are indeed very expensive, therefore you may want to take a look on SSHD's. They are a combination of the speedness of the SSD and the high storage capacity of the HDD's.
Also, SSHD's are especially designed for gaming purposes. So you could buy a SSD for the operational system and use the SSHD to store the games. Grin

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Seems good, but...
May 7, 2018 10:43PM PDT

I'd get at least 16GB of RAM, believe me, you'll need it. 8 GB just doesn't cut it anymore in gaming for general situations.

3GB of video card memory should be enough also.

Also, get a smaller SSD and a bigger HDD. You won't believe what a difference does SSD make.

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