Photon 4.0 Gaming PC Build (2018)

AMD’s is launching their new Ryzen with Vega graphics, a new spin on the APU but how does it hold up for gaming?
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G on Amazon:
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G on Amazon:
MSI B350I Pro AC motherboard (not on sale yet):
This motherboard on Amazon should work with the Photon 4.0 with a BIOS update:
8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 RAM on Amazon:
500GB WD Blue SSD on Amazon:
500W EVGA Bronze PSU on Amazon:
Thermaltake Core P1 case on Amazon:

Full gaming PC tutorial coming soon!


25 Comments on “Photon 4.0 Gaming PC Build (2018)”

  1. Is it just me or is every version of the Photon keep getting worse gaming performance? First, The Photon 2.0 had a Core i3-6100 and a GTX 1060. The two made for an absolutely killer 1080p gaming experience. When the he built the Photon 3.0, it had a downgraded CPU (Core i3-6100 to Pentium G4600, it had hyperthreading so it could still game) and the GPU was downgraded to a GTX 1050 Ti, to be fair it did have a SSD as an oppose to a 7200 RPM hard drive meaning overall loading times were significantly faster but the overall gaming experience was a downgrade, and the FPS was lower at the same settings. Then this video came, it has a massively upgraded processor as you see in the description, but there is no dedicated graphics card and instead uses the intergrated graphics that are based on the Vega architechture, it could still game pretty well compared to other intergrated graphics by Intel, but it is even less powerful than a GT 1030 which in turn is even less powerful than the 4 year old GTX 750 Ti. You have to lower the settings considerably in some games, and the FPS won't be even close to being as high compared to the GTX 1060, 1050 Ti, 750 Ti, and even the lowly GT 1030. Now I do understand that the choice of GPU is because of bitcoin mining driving up the prices of every major graphics card, but if that's the case why even call it the Photon 4.0 if it's unorthodox to it's predecessor, why not name after another older build like the Proton, Proton 2.0? And the Proton was also powered by a AMD APU so I think it would fit this PC very well, or just name it something completely different.

  2. oi tudo bem queria fazer uma pergunta que nao tem, muito a ver com o video mais e o seguinte , da pra usar dois pc pra almenter o desempenho?

  3. Please build for this specs
    Asus Strix Z370H Gaming LGA 1151

    NZXT S340 Mid Tower 

    Seagate 2TB SATA 6GB/s 64MB Cache 3.5 inch

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR4 LPX 2400MHz CRam (  X2 )

    Corsair CW-9060007-WW Hydro series H60 CPU Cooler

    Intel i7 8700K 3.7 turbo boost upto 4.7

    WD Green 240GB M.2 2280 Internal SSD 

    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR 5 Graphics Card

    Corsair CP-9020048-UK CX600M

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