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Phoenix Basic Gaming PC

by Razorbomb2

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28 Comments

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Details

Date Published

April 16, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 12, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.1GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.1GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7GHz

Description

Just a low end budget gaming build with a red design. Tested this machine with Project Cars 2. It was stable at 60fps at 1080p. There were a few driver issue with the A320, just had to reinstall them for a second time and everything was all good. I was very impressed with performance for such a low end card.

Update: Fixed Price

Part Reviews

CPU

Great little cpu. I was amazing to get something like it back when it came out. It can run any basic program or game easily. I would be giving it a 5 star if it had a higher clock speed, as the new 2200g is faster and offers more atm. I would also recommend anyone to look into a 1300x as a secondary option.

Motherboard

Just a cheap board for a basic PC. Nothing too special with it being an A320M, but it works and gets the job done. The red detailing is nice if you are going for a red and black design though.

Memory

Nice and simple design, looks great with the red LED's. Would be good if it was a bit cheaper and closer to other memory brands.

Storage

This was such a popular SSD in 2017. It was cheaper and delivered good performance for its price. At the time there was only adata to compete with, so this ssd did very well in sales. Never had any issues with any of the UV400 series, great entry ssd for anyone.

Video Card

For what the card is and for the price, I was very impressed with it. I had the card running Project Cars 2 while this PC was on display. It always sat at 60fps on medium-high settings. Many customers were surprised to see a PC running something like that at its price. I would give it a 5 star, but with the new vega iGPU's it makes this card not as special for its price.

Case

The case is great, easy to setup a build inside. It just needs actual glass on the side and it would be perfect.

Power Supply

It works, no problems at all.

Monitor

It is a really universal monitor with decent quality to almost all components. I had one already before I did this build and recently the hinge has become quite unstable when adjusting sadly. With the new AOC freesync monitors available for a similar price, I no longer recommend this monitor.

Comments Sorted by:

MrThreePik 8 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Cant complain, looks good and cuts the cake (Fortnite). +1

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you so much

jakster840 5 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Budgetmasterrace!

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Hell yeah! Hahaha

pcpowerpants 2 points 5 months ago

I really want a Ryzen 3 build. This one looks great, +1

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

They are amazing for what they are and worth, if you need any help with one let me know :)

Edit: Thanks for the kind words as well pcpowerpants.

pcpowerpants 2 points 5 months ago

Hey cool, should I decide to start a Ryzen build I may pick your brain first. Thanks!

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

No problem at all man, just let me know ☺️

Unforseen_ 2 points 3 months ago

Trying to build a Ryzen 3 build on a budget sort of like this one. It looks very appealing, nice build (+1)

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you! :) I would recommend switch to the cpu to a 2200g as its the same price and has better performance.

DeltaZ 2 points 2 months ago

2133mhz Ram with Ryzen...... GET OUTTA TOWN!

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Wut? Does the job while keeping costs low :)

DeltaZ 1 point 2 months ago

It’s been shown that because of ryzen’s infinity fabric, it performs better with faster ram - I suggest you try overclock your current ram to 2666mhz

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The customer did not want to overclock, yes I do know about 2666mhz ram for Zen 1st gen, but the object was for budget at the time. I sold this late last year as a custom build. On top of that I need to keep within supplier warranty, so I can't overclock even if i wanted to. I wish the Ryzen APU's were out at the time of this build though.

DeltaZ 2 points 2 months ago

Ah

I thought it was a personal build

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That's all good haha :) But you are correct with the RAM and not many people know about it. So hopefully others will still see your comment.

SPECTOR2004 1 Build 2 points 13 days ago

I know this is a bit late but do you think I should upgrade to this card from a Vega 8 iGPU?

Nice build btw!

Razorbomb2 submitter 8 Builds 2 points 4 days ago

I wouldn't recommend it. They are too close. I would save for like a 1060/Rx570 or higher. That would be a better upgrade

SPECTOR2004 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Thanks for the advice, In between when I made that comment I bought a GTX 960 2GB off my friend so that should keep me going for a while. Thanks for the help though!