Description

I was contracted by a client to assemble this Budget Gaming/Editing rig. The client wanted to play some 1080p gaming along with editing, and some rendering.

The 3600 is the workhorse, and honestly, is the best bang/buck CPU out on the market right now. AMD is hitting a home run with their 3000 series CPU’s, and intel better watch out. This build is an assembly of budget and performance. While it isn’t the cleanest, most RGB’d out build, it provides solid performance per pricepoint.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

It's crazy how an M.2 NVME drive is actually a decent option within a tight budget these days. Makes cable management so much nice and is so speedy.

I'm just blown away at how quickly that became a thing!

Nice build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you sir!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Did that board have support for the CPU out of the box?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It did not - Some come 3000 series ready, but i always opt for MSI boards due to their USB flash port options. It was flashed and installed rather easily & quickly!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm, yeah I was thinking the same thing as I read on the "Great AMD Gaming Build" that the B450 chipset motherboards don't support a Ryzen 5 3600 out of the box. You have install some drivers (?) or something to make them compatible with each other? May I ask how you did that exactly?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Some MSI boards come with a direct-flash port option. You can insert the bios on a USB thumb drive into the appropriate port, hold the flash button on the back of the IO panel, and it'll flash in about 60-90 seconds. Only some boards have it. Here's a link about them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTkXunUAriE

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm trying to help a friend cross-country with a similar build (case+CPU are the same). Did you run any stress tests on this machine? What are the temps like?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How noticeable is the noise/choil whine on that PC? The GPU that you're using has many reviews saying how bad the Choil Whine is.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

how smooth has the editing process been? i'm planning to get the r5 2600 and rx580. i'm stuck on deciding which gpu is best for some gaming and easy video editing.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Client loves it - I hear nothing but great things!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Did the 3rd gen Ryzen work without having to do a bios update?

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I believe I had to flash the bios. It's not a very hard thing to do, but you can also get the MAX boards which have updated bios.

I know that the Aorus B450M, if a recent shipment, is Ryzen 3000 ready.