What’s up guys! In this video, I’ll be talking about a Ryzen
5 3600 build that I’ll be putting together for my own personal usage at home, and I’ll
be giving quick overviews of the parts that I got for this build. First things first, let’s talk a little
bit about the use case for this PC. Now, I’ll be using this build for occasional
gaming at 1080p, as well as for video editing, in addition to, you know, all the usual stuff,
such as using the Microsoft Office suite, and so on. With that in mind, I decided on specs that
were comfortably middle-range, so that I would have a little bit of room in terms of processing
power, should I need it for the future. Now let’s start with the processor. I got this Ryzen 5 3600 from Amazon for $199
US dollars, which translates into approximately $290 Singapore dollars. Now if you’re watching this video, you guys
probably already know that the Ryzen 3000 series processors are awesome. For the first time since the Athlon64 days,
AMD has proven itself to be a worthy competitor to Intel again once more, where its new generation
Ryzen CPUs are pretty much trading blows, or even outperforming similarly priced Coffee
Lake processors from Intel. I’m really really looking forward to using
this chip in my build, and uh at the same time, I’ll also be ditching the original
thermal paste that comes with the HSF included in this box, and I’ll instead be using the
Arctic MX-4 thermal compound in its place. Moving on to the motherboard, I’ll be using
the ASRock X570M Pro4, for which I’ve already done a quick unboxing and overview video,
so if you haven’t already watched that video, do check it out. As mentioned in the said video, the X570M
Pro4 is currently the only microATX motherboard with the X570 chipset, and as I didn’t want
to wait for the entry-level and mid-range 500 series chipsets from AMD to be released,
such as, you know, I think its probably called the B550? I’m not entirely sure about that, but anyway,
I decided to bite the bullet, and grab this board instead. RAM wise, I got myself the Kingston HyperX
Predator RGB RAMs. Now, the RAMs that I got are DDR4 naturally,
and they run at a rated speed of 3200Mhz, and they come in a set of 2 sticks of 8GB,
to give you a total of 16 gigs. Now I’ve personally never used RGB lighting
before in my builds, so I’m really excited to see how this goes, and you know, to see
how the RAMs light up inside of the case. I chose these Kingston RGB RAMs over the usual
brands out there such as GSkill’s Trident Z, and Corsair, simply because I got these
cheap through an online fire-sale. Storage wise, I’ll be using the 512GB variant
of the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe SSD, and this is actually the first time I’m using
a SSD drive in the M.2 format, so I’m really looking forward to this. As you can see, ADATA has also included a
stick-on metal heatsink, erm, I’m not entirely sure if this is really going to serve its
purpose, cos for all intents, its really just a very thin piece of metal, but in any case,
still a very nice touch, and I’m looking forward to using this drive. In terms of secondary storage, I’ll be reusing
a Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB hard drive that is currently in my existing PC, which explains
why I’m just holding on to the packaging that used to contain it. Its made in November 2017, but it still works,
so I’ll still be using it for this build. In the graphics card department, I’ve gotten
for myself an ASUS DUAL Radeon RX580 O4G. Powered by an overclocked Radeon RX580 chip,
and accompanied by 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Now this card was purchased for a steal at
$179 Singapore dollars during a Great Super Sales promotion campaign that ASUS Singapore
had recently. For all you non-Singaporean folks out there,
that’s approximately $131 US dollars for this card, which I think is a pretty good
price in my opinion. Moving on to the power supply, I’ll be using
a Seasonic M12II 620W Evo. Now this is a fully modular power supply that
complies with the 80 Plus Bronze specification, I’m actually using this in my existing PC
as well; I bought this about a year ago because my previous PSU died. Again, this is still in great working condition,
I don’t really need a lot of juice for the Ryzen 5 3600 build that I’ll be putting
together in this video, so, hence, the decision to reuse this PSU for this build. On to the chassis I’ll be using, I got myself
an InWin 301C RGB microATX case in black, which I’ve already covered in another video
on this channel, so do check that out as well if you haven’t already done so. To go with the case are 120mm InWin Sirius
Loop RGB case fans. Now, this comes as a pack of 3. As you can see, there’s some serious RGB
going on here for this build, and again, seeing as this is actually really, the first time
I’m dealing with RGB for a PC build, I’m really excited to see the end product. Alright, so that’s an overview of the parts
to be used in this build, let’s get cracking with the assembly. Right, so in the first steps toward assembly,
as you can see, I’ve already unboxed the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, and I have in
front of me the AMD Wraith stock heatsink fan which is included in the package. As you can see, it does include thermal material
already applied out of the box. I did mention earlier on in the video that
I will be using the Arctic MX-4 thermal compound instead, so this has to come off. Now what I’m going to do is I’m going
to use any old card, and scrape off the included thermal compound, before rounding up with
ArctiClean. So I’ll be using bottle number 1 to remove
the residual thermal material, before finishing off with bottle number 2, which I believe
is isopropyl alcohol. Then, I’ll be ready to use the Arctic MX-4
thermal compound on my processor. So let’s get cracking! Now for the next steps, I’ll be using the
ArctiClean thermal material remover, and this is partly because there are microscopic pores
on the surface of the heatsink fan that cannot be seen, where there is still quite a fair
bit of thermal paste and thermal compound going to be stuck inside. So what the ArctiClean thermal material remover
does is that it emulsifies and removes thermal compounds, in other words, it dissolves whatever
gunk there is left on the heatsink fan and the processor, and then it allows you to remove
it effortlessly. Now, after putting the ArctiClean on the surface
of the heatsink fan, we’ve got to let it stay for about 30 to 60 seconds, where thereafter,
I’ll be wiping it off completely with a paper towel, so let’s see how it fares. Okay, so 30 seconds are up, let’s have a
look at the efficacy of the ArctiClean thermal material remover. I’m just gonna wipe it off here, like so. And there you have it, as good as new. Now the final step will be to purify the contact
surface with bottle number 2, which I believe is isopropyl alcohol, so let’s get started. And then prepare a paper towel…just give
it a bit of a dab and a wipe and a rub-down. And there you have it, the heatsink fan surface
is ready for contact with the processor and MX-4. Alright, and now the processor is ready for
the application of MX-4 thermal compound. Okay, now that we’ve got the processor and
RAMs installed on the board, the next thing to do really is to make sure that none of
these components are Dead On Arrival. So as you can see, I’ve set up a test bench
of sorts; now when I say test bench, I really just mean, motherboard on top of the box,
that’s it. But anyway, in any case, I have here a test
graphics card, that’s a Radeon 6450, HD6450, I’ve got a spare power supply, the Seasonic
M12II Evo 520W, its all hooked up and ready to go, and let’s see if this baby will POST. Gonna do the ol’ short the power leads trick
to power on the board, fingers crossed, I really hope this actually works and that there’s
no faulty components. Here goes nothing! And…there’s nothing, Oh wait, I forgot
to switch on the power supply, so…yeah. Okay, test number 2. It works! Or does it not…hmm. Its spinning, ah, and the RAMs spring to life! It boots, it POSTs, fantastic! And…great, it works! So let’s see here, we’ve got the Ryzen
5 3600 processor, we’ve got 16 gigs of RAM, fantastic, it looks like the parts are working
great! So on to the next part of the video, putting
it all together. Here it is, the completed Ryzen 5 3600 build. Taking a look over at the right hand side of the
PC, you’ll see that I’ve pretty much stuffed all the cables into this channel here, which
has proven to be very useful in terms of cable management. It looks a bit of a mess, but once you go
over to the other side, the exposed side that can be seen through the tempered glass panel,
you’ll see that the design and layout of the case has pretty much allowed me to create
a very very clean looking build, with most of the cables hidden through this channel,
which is covered by this plastic shroud here, and uh, yeah, you can see I’ve installed
the 3 InWin Sirius Loop RGB fans, the Radeon RX580 card from ASUS has been installed as
well, as is the case for the hard disk. Now I think all that really remains is to
fire this baby up and see how it looks! Okay, so I’ve got the PC hooked up to the
mains, here goes nothing. Wow. Let’s have a closer look at the front RGB
LEDs of the InWin 301C case. Now I think the video quality isn’t gonna
do it any justice, but by golly, the RGB lighting effect looks stunning. Look at that, its changing in colour already. I really like how there’s this whole RGB
lighting effect around the ports, the USB ports and the audio ports. So its really…wow. Okay let’s have a look at the inside of
the PC. Will you look at that! It looks really really great. And I’m really digging how the InWin Sirius
Loop RGB fans have this like, ring of RGB lighting around the blades, it adds a lot
of character to the case I must say. Yeah, I think on the whole, its looking really
good, the only issue I can see is that it looks like the Kingston RAMs are not really
in sync in terms of the RGB colours, but I think this is something that after you know,
I’ve installed Windows 10 and installed the ASRock Polychrome RGB software, that’s
something that I can solve easily by changing a couple of settings. But yeah, in any case, it looks like this
Ryzen 5 3600 build is a great success! Okay, to round up this video, I’ve had the
ALKtech Ryzen 5 3600 build running for about more than 2 weeks now, and I wanted to share
some additional thoughts and observations on the build thus far. First things first, the X570M Pro4 board,
which had unfortunately, several issues going against it. Initially, after installing Windows 10, I
realised that the OS was unable to detect any semblance of the onboard Intel LAN at
all. Thinking it could have been you know, disabled
within the BIOS for some odd reason, I then went into the BIOS to look for an option to
enable onboard LAN, but could find no such option at all. By then, I was thinking to myself, oh great,
the board that I had probably had a dead LAN chip onboard. As a last ditched attempt, I decided to reset
the CMOS for the board, so I unplugged the PC from the mains, removed the CMOS battery,
and let the PC sit for a bit, before replacing the battery and plugging it back into the
mains again. Who would have known that the good ol’ reset
CMOS battery trick would solve the issue. Windows 10 was now able to detect the onboard
Intel LAN without any further issues. Very odd. Moving on to the next issue with the X570M
Pro4, I suspect that the chipset fan is not of the greatest quality. First and foremost, it gets noisy at times,
especially upon powering up the PC, where it makes a sort of, papery noise that you
get when a fan is wearing out, or hitting something when its spinning, and the noise
can even be heard when the side panel is on. The noise does go away after the PC has been
on for awhile, so I’m not sure if the one that I got with this board is a dud. But do keep a lookout for fan issues should
you choose to get this board for your build. Another issue that I’d like to highlight is
with regard to the ASRock Polychrome RGB software, where I found the interface a little laggy
at times, and not very intuitive as well. I also had issues syncing the RGB effects
for the Kingston RGB RAMs, with the case fans, as well as the front fascia RGB LEDs, where
the only effect that worked, was static colours, which was kind of disappointing. No rainbow effects, breathing effects, just
a plain old static colour. As a result of this, as you can see, I’ve
decided to just sync the front fascia RGB with the case fans, and I left the RAMs on
a colour cycle mode. Granted, RGB sync across components can be
a little bit of a hit and miss at times, but that being said, I do hope that in subsequent
versions of the Polychrome software, ASRock would be able to improve component compatibility
and its interface somewhat. Those issues aside, which in my opinion, are
not huge deal breakers, especially now that they are sort of, out of the way, I’m really
pleased with the performance of the PC thus far. Applications such as Photoshop, and video
editing software now load and process files much faster, and I just tried playing Battlefield
1 at 1080p on Ultra settings, and it was a buttery smooth experience. Prior to this PC, I was using one that was
powered by a paltry Intel Core i3-4130 dual core processor from the Haswell era, and you
can already imagine the performance gains that I’ve gotten from this new setup. For the fun of it, on the screen are some
results of the Cinebench R20 and 7Zip benchmarks that I ran on my old and new PCs. Needless to say, the Ryzen 5 3600 setup absolutely
thrashes the i3-4130’s performance. Alright, that wraps up the ALKtech Ryzen 5
3600 build video, on the whole, I really like this PC, and I’m looking forward to using
it in the coming months, and maybe even years. So with that, do remember to like the video
if you’ve enjoyed it, and subscribe to the channel as well. I hope to see you guys again soon for the
next video. Cheers.

Build Video: The ALKtech Ryzen 5 3600 PC
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4 thoughts on “Build Video: The ALKtech Ryzen 5 3600 PC

  • August 24, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    Chipset Fan issue just set the speed to Custom setting at 20% for all temps. Nice and quiet.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    No display on my built

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  • September 24, 2019 at 6:14 am
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    he calling 3 six hundered really hurts my kidney. call it 36 hundres please mate

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:57 am
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    why do you not have more suscribers?! srsly nice vid man.

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