First Build! Good or bad?

michaelzscott6969

Prominent
Oct 23, 2017
49
0
530
0
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($284.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 Quad Lumi 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350M-A Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.50 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($207.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.77 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 570 4GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Define Mini C TG MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1245.08

Is this a good build? Any suggestions or incompatibility issues? I am planning to use this pc for productivity and work, possibly some light gaming. I know the graphics card isn't the best but I don't think I really need such a great GPU.
 

bjornl

Admirable
It looks good. Nice mix of parts. Well suited to your intended use.
I would check the clearance on that cooler since you selected a small case.
I would also likely get the cheaper and faster gtx 1060 card.
 
Good, but could be better. ;)
Without making too many changes:
Drop the additional CPU cooler, the R7 1700 comes with an EXCELLENT cooler out of the box you're just wasting cash here.
Try for a stronger graphics card, the GTX1060 is better all round than the RX570 and the 3Gb versions should be a little cheaper as well, perfectly adequate for light gaming.
Be aware, the Windows license you've chosen is either a electronic download or DVD media, plan accordingly. Personally, I'd either go for the USB version or use the Windows Media Creation tool to create a installable USB drive and install using the supplied key to activate.
 

drinkingcola86

Distinguished
Oct 10, 2008
546
0
19,160
60
I currently run a Ryzen 1700. Unless you are doing major overclocking, you don't need an extra cooler. The stock one does a very good job of keeping it nice and cool. I'm running it at 3.8 @ 1.3mv and stays very cool, usually at about 35c and while gaming jumps to 40-44c pending on how long it runs. This would give you the money to buy a RX 580 or an 8 gig RX570.
 
Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($284.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($102.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.77 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card ($269.49 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1239.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-18 15:04 EST-0500
 

michaelzscott6969

Prominent
Oct 23, 2017
49
0
530
0


should i go with 1060 without freesync or with 570 with freesync. Or will freesync not make a difference
 

michaelzscott6969

Prominent
Oct 23, 2017
49
0
530
0


will the stock cooler be good enough for a significant overclock?
 

michaelzscott6969

Prominent
Oct 23, 2017
49
0
530
0


haha thats funny because I had a nearly identical build a couple of weeks ago when I first started planning for my pc build. Very good part list thank you
 
Go with 580 with freesync if you want to use it, but it wont make too much difference mostly.
You can OC with the stock cooler upto 3.7ghz or thereabout, which is plenty.

The part list above has a better board with more power phases for OC along with a NVME SSD and better GPU at the same overall price.
 

Similar threads


TRENDING THREADS