Discussion First Build - Any Suggestions

Mar 31, 2019
Storage - WD Blue 1TB PC Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5" - WD10EZEX - https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=pd_bxgy_147_img_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0088PUEPK&pd_rd_r=T4VJVS7MADRZWCGQ9XQ6&pd_rd_w=ZKBSJ&pd_rd_wg=d7kHC&refRID=T4VJVS7MADRZWCGQ9XQ6&th=1

Motherboard - MSI Performance Gaming AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 DVI HDMI Crossfire ATX Motherboard (B450 Gaming Plus) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F83RVTC/ref=twister_B07FDPVLCM?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1#customerReviews

Case - DIYPC J180-W White Dual USB3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case w/2 x 120mm Fans (Pre-Installed)https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353098&Description=pc case&cm_re=pc_case-_-11-353-098-_-Product

CPU - AMD RYZEN 5 2400G Quad-Core 3.6 GHz (3.9 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD2400C5FBBOX Desktop Processor https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819113480

Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model CMK8GX4M2C3000C16 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236312&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker, LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

GPU - MSI Computer Video Graphic Cards GeForce GTX 1050 TI Gaming X 4G https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GeForce-GTX-1050-TI/dp/B01MA62JSZ/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=MSI+-+GeForce+GTX+1050&qid=1554326813&s=gateway&sr=8-4&th=1

Darth Sicaedus

Jun 30, 2009
I would recommend getting a WD Black instead of the Blue if you will be booting Windows 10 from it and if a SSD is not in the budget. Windows 10 is optimized for Solid State Drives and low performance HDDs just can't write fast enough and don't have enough cache. I had a client bring their computer in this week with that exact same drive and holy cow was it slow, not to mention it was pegged at a constant 100% drive usage. I ended up having to boot to Ubuntu from a flash drive to get their data off before I could wipe it and reinstall Windows. It took 4 hours to copy 20GB of data to a USB 3.0 flash drive. It is working better now after I reinstalled Windows, but the hard drive usage in task manager is still at a constant 50-60% on just bare bones Windows. It took about 2.5 hours to copy that same 20GB back down to the drive after I got it all set back up.