I recently took inventory of my system and parts “stash” and discovered that I had enough accumulated parts to build roughly six complete AMD desktop systems. That is a little excessive, so I am going to do something about it. This is an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G system for sale.
This system is called WhiteMesh02, 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 $699 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 5600G APU and an EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti SC Ultra GPU, you should be able to play most games at 1080P at high quality settings. The GPU will eventually 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 3 6C/12T processor along with 16GB of DDR4-3600 CL15 RAM and a 500GB Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD gives it plenty of horsepower for typical daily usage and 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 1.98 single-threaded score is 612.1 and the multi-threaded score is 4724.9.
How Can I Upgrade This Machine?
The 430-watt Corsair power supply can easily handle a GPU upgrade to an RTX 2060 or even an RTX 3060. The system as built draws 45 watts from the wall at idle and 216 watts with the CPU and GPU running at 100%.
This MSI AM4 B550M Bazooka motherboard will support any Ryzen 3000 series or Ryzen 5000 series CPU (including a Ryzen 5000 series “Cezanne” APU like it has here). 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 3.0 M.2 NVMe SSD and add a second M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD. Cezanne APUs do not have PCI 4.0 support.
There are also 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 5600G
- CPU Cooler: Red Dragon Agent CC-2011
- GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti SC Ultra
- Power Supply: Corsair CX430M 80 Plus Bronze
- SSD: 500GB Samsung 970 EVO
- RAM: 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4-3600 CL15
This was the BIOS Setup, showing the CPU and BIOS version
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 21H2. 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.
This system is very similar to a Ryzen 5 3600 system that I recently sold.
It is a well-balanced “mid-range” 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 email@example.com.