I recently took inventory of my system and parts “stash” and discovered that I had enough accumulated parts to build roughly ten complete AMD desktop systems. That is a little excessive, so I am going to do something about it. This is an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 System For Sale.
This system is called WhiteMesh01, mainly because of the white Lian Li Lancool 205 Mesh case. This is a high quality, budget case with very good airflow and a tempered glass side panel.
The price for this system is $850 plus shipping. More details and photos are in the rest of the post.
This case comes with two 140mm RGB PWM fans and one 120mm RGB PWM fan that all plug into an included PWM fan hub. There are two buttons on the top of the case that let you control the color and patterns of the RGB lighting of the three case fans. You can do this without having to use any resource-hogging software.
This is pretty clean cable management, just using the stock cables. Kyle Hansen from Bitwit would chastise me about the ketchup and mustard 24-pin power cable and the diagonal front panel audio cable…
I put some effort into the cable management, front and back.
What Is This Machine Good For?
With a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and a GeForce GTX 1650 Super GPU, you should be able to play most games at 1080P at decent quality settings. The GPU will be the bottleneck as you increase the quality settings and/or the resolution. Keep in mind, some games are more demanding than others.
Having a Zen 2 6C/12T processor along with 16GB of DDR4-3200 CL16 RAM and a 500GB Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD gives it plenty of horsepower for typical daily usage and light productivity tasks.
This machine as built would be a very nice step up from many typical 4C/8T rigs from several years ago. The GPU-Z 1.97 single-threaded score is 504.1 and the multi-threaded score is 4017.8.
How Can I Upgrade This Machine?
The 430-watt Corsair power supply can easily handle a GPU upgrade to a GTX 1660 Super, an RTX 2060 or even an RTX 3060. The system as built draws 58 watts from the wall at idle and 194 watts with the CPU and GPU running at 100%.
This MSI AM4 B550 motherboard will support any Ryzen 3000 series or Ryzen 5000 series CPU (including the new Ryzen 5000 series “Cezanne” APUs). That means there are plenty of easy CPU upgrade opportunities over the next several years. The motherboard will support up to 128GB of RAM.
You could also upgrade to a larger PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD and add a second M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD. There are four SATA 3 ports, along with two 3.5″ drive bays and two 2.5″ drive mounting points on the back of the case.
Here is the complete build list, with links to the manufacturer’s web pages:
- Case: Lian Li Lancool 205 Mesh (White)
- Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M Bazooka
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
- CPU Cooler: Red Dragon Agent CC-2011
- GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Super Ventus XS OC
- Power Supply: Corsair CX430M 80 Plus Bronze
- SSD: 500GB Samsung 970 EVO
- RAM: 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 CL16
Ryzen 5 3600 CPU
Here is a shot of the 6C/12T Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, in all its glory.
This was the BIOS, before I flashed it to the latest version and before I enabled XMP
I have built and configured this system with a lot of time and care. It doesn’t have any of the typical build mistakes or poor quality components that you see in OEM systems with similar specifications. I have installed, patched, and configured an un-activated copy of Windows 10 Professional Version 21H1. There is no bloatware like you will see on an OEM system.
As I do with all systems that I build, it has the latest main BIOS version and XMP is enabled. It has the Samsung NVMe driver and Samsung Magician. All of the latest AMD, Realtek, and NVIDIA drivers are installed.
It is a well-balanced “budget” system with a lot of easy upgrade potential for the future. If you would like to buy this system, please contact me! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.