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Nano Ryzen S

by laggyshield


This started out as a semi-budget build but became a bit more than that. I started this in Sept 2017 and got everything as I like it for now in Jan 2018. Prices are in CAD, and includes taxes and shipping.

My first build was 7 years ago and I haven't built a computer since. I wanted a better multitasking CPU and I also wanted to try out an ITX build. The computer is used for gaming, productivity (programming), plex server (with transcoding), madvr and for running VMs. My original budget was $900 which I met, but that changed when I later got a 1080. I was using a 1050 ti before.

I'm quite happy with the build for now. I wanted to do a clean white on black colour scheme and it turned out better than I had expected.

Some parts I could have gotten cheaper but actually using them instead of waiting for a deal was worth it. Plus parts tend to be more expensive here in Canada.

Ryzen 5 1600: 3.6ghz @ 1.18750v. Sometimes I run it at 3.7/3.8 but 3.6 has been more than enough for me and is very efficient. I ran this with the included stock cooler for about three months at 65 degrees full load.

Cryorig H7: I bought this later mostly for the aesthetics to match my build and get lower temps. 25 to 30 idle and 45-50 full load. Temps are warmer if the 1080 is running.

ASRock AB350 ITX: The options for AM4 ITX motherboards are quite limited. This one has good reviews and also has optical audio out which I need for my mixamp.

Team Dark 16GB 3000: Glad I bought this before the RAM prices went up. It runs at the rated speed.

Storage: All from my previous build.

Zotac 1080 Mini: I don't necessarily need a mini sized card for my case since it supports longer cards but I decided to take the plunge.

Fractal Design Define Nano S: I was looking to get the Node 304 but couldn't come across a deal. The nano is a bit bigger for an ITX but I think it worked out well in the end. It's really easy to work with and has good airflow. This is the non-window version as I opted for silence.

Corsair SF 450W: In case I go for a smaller build later, I got a SFX power supply. I had to use an ATX to SFX adapter for this case.

Corsair White Cable Kit: I got this to go with the white colour scheme. Wish it came with more than one 24-pin comb.

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Gooberdad 10 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Wow. This is one clean build. Very nice.

Thumbs up.

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

A very clean and lovely build. I like it. +1

Clarkeez 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Love it.. nice, clean and functional. Great stuff.

lifeinhand 2 points 10 months ago

Great build! Does the Cryorig H7 come with AM4 mounting support out of the box?

laggyshield submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Yes, at least mine did. I bought it the first week of January from Newegg.ca. I was worried it wouldn't come with it based on some of the recent reviews.

lifeinhand 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks! Good to know they have updated their product. I am planning to buy one to OC my R5 1600.

LordMachination 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Very slick work. Well done.

jstefens1 1 point 10 months ago

This is the teets. Not little itty bittys either. Big bouncers!

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