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Litil Divil v4.0

by Zagna


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Date Published

April 15, 2017

Date Built

April 13, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.29 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

56.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


Long awaited upgrade from Litil Divil v3.0.
Gaming machine for the next 4 or so years.

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Derplikescomputers 16 points 19 months ago

That case tho.

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 11 points 19 months ago

It has survived an Athlon XP, Athlon 64 X2 and Athlon II X4 in addition to its current Ryzen. I want to see if it could survive even after Ryzen.

Justiceinacan 6 Builds 4 points 19 months ago

I see that AMD 64 sticker. I'm impressed. I would still be using my Alienware Predator case if it weren't limited to older USB gens on the front and I were crafty enough to change them

kn00tcn 1 point 17 months ago

i suppose it will always survive, the screw positions are part of the atx spec & heat (wattage) is kind of simple math

EvolvingVue 1 point 19 months ago

Kind of reminds me of a low budget Corsair 540 Air. The parts that need cooling on one side and cables on other. :)

cbjunior94 1 Build 7 points 19 months ago

It looks like your case has shoes. +1

Cam84 2 Builds 6 points 19 months ago

Like a beat up pinto with a v8 under the hood! Love it!

AdamTheMan26 2 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

Awesome! The case reminds me of my builds in the early 2000's.

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 5 points 19 months ago

The case has a QC OK stamps on the frame and all but one panel as 28.11.2002. One last panel has a date of 4.12.2002.

watermineral 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

i like the case, its call low profile.

chetanmohanty 2 points 19 months ago

How did you update the Gigabyte GA - AB350 motherboard with the Ryzen 5? I have been reading reports that Ryzen 5 support on this motherboard is only from the latest BIOS on wards ( F6 i guess), while out of the box it doesn't support . Please let me know because i plan to buy the same motherboard and am not sure whether this will work. TIA

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

The stock BIOS supports Ryzen 5, since R5 is just R7 with 2 cores disabled. To my knowledge every stock BIOS of every AM4 board supports R5. It's just that the newer BIOS has better support. This board booted just fine and I could immediately update to F4 by just using Q-Flash and a USB stick with the new image.

chetanmohanty 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks Zagna, i was reading through this post and was confused http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3387164/am4-motherboard-ship-ryzen-support.html

According to link, Gigabyte has asked the OP to put in a ryzen 7 first so that he can update the BIOS. Quite strange !!

But since you have already mentioned that it booted for you just fine, i think that there might be some other issue with the OP's build.

Flaco10004 1 point 19 months ago

Nice build, well done. Am thinking of using the exact same CPU/mobo/RAM in a new build. Any problems with getting the RAM up to full and stable speeds? What Chetanmohanty says is correct because there have been initial problems with BIOS releases across all manufacturers for B350/X370 boards, especially with regards to RAM and M.2 slots but it is slowly getting sorted out. I am also thinking of going RX-480 specifically because of the Freesync monitor price advantage, but will hold on and see how the RX-5xx pans out. Initially my preference was for GTX-1060.

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

By default, the RAM ran at DDR4-2400. For some reason one of the memory settings on Auto shows that it should run at 26.67 ratio but just doesn't. But turning on XMP Profile 1 was really easy and that immediately got the RAM working at 2666 CL15 without any problems.

Flaco10004 1 point 19 months ago

Yep, that sounds spot on. I normally opt for Crucial RAM but checking the Gigabyte memory support list indicated that the HyperX Fury should run at 2666 natively, which you have confirmed. Either way, I think Kingston use Micron modules too (?)

kn00tcn 1 point 17 months ago

wow i completely didnt think of this after all these months, though it does seem weird to not be able to post at all unless they intentionally blocked anything that isnt 1700/1700x/1800

guess i'll be checking bios updates a little closer before buying now

ortizalexf 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I really love this build!!!!

BilalZ 1 point 19 months ago

Does that case have enough air flow for a modern high-end PC?

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Somehow just barely... I think.

Fr0st_Byte 9 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Love the TeamRed support! Case and stickers are on fire! ;p Nice build, but I'm curious how your temps are in that case??

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

So far stressing the CPU it climbed to 62C and idles at 40C. GPU idles around 57C and I've seen it climb to 70C so far. Toasty but acceptable.

Fr0st_Byte 9 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yea, I'm impressed with the temps!

XxPCbuilder2016xX 1 point 19 months ago

How is the cpu in games? thinking of getting that cpu if i can overlock it and game similar performance to the 1600x

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Massive improvement over my previous Athlon II X4 640, that's all I can say so far.

maddog62 1 point 19 months ago

Very nice. I hope to do a first build mid-year w/ this CPU. Just curious why you went w/ a 480 vs a 1060. Please explain. Thank you.

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

Price, RX 480 was 50€ cheaper at the store I used and I got DOOM for free with it. And this very nice Samsung Freesync monitor was also on sale for a nice price.

TSMKAYPEA 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Love that Case, great way to keep a part of those previous rigs that surely gave you good action back in the days!

MARCOzid 1 point 19 months ago

do u notice any input lag with this monitor?

SlickL7690 1 point 18 months ago

Can you reach at least 60fps on most games at ultra settings?

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Survarium hits 60-72fps on ultra pretty well. Fallout 4 gets 60fps outside of cities easily and bounces around 50-60 with dibs to 40 in cities. DOOM has no trouble staying at 72fps thanks to Vulkan. So far games have been running pleasantly.

SlickL7690 1 point 18 months ago

Great. I want the 6 cores for video editing and still want an enjoyable gaming experience :) not so sure it's worth upgrading to a 1600X since I would have to buy a seperate fan. How has the ryzen stock cpu cooler been treating you?

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

If you check the images, I'm not using the stock cooler. I'm using a super cheap LC Power Cosmo Cool 95 that I got for 13€ to replace the stock cooler of my Athlon II X4 setup. I decided to use it again but I replaced the fan with SWiF2. No special reason for it, I had heard that the Spire is very good but I just wanted to do something different.

SlickL7690 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. The Ryzen CPUs in my opinion are going to be "future proof" since they have more cores. I think I'm going to get the 1600X and a better cooler since it's only a slight price increase for better performance. Thanks again for feedback :D

HairutheNinja 1 point 18 months ago

Freaking love the old school case way to stick with it

pfitzwater 1 point 18 months ago

Did you have any issues using keyboard and mouse with the usb 2.0 ports? I have yet to get a keyboard or mouse to work with in the bios with 2.0

I have the same motherboard with the Ryzen 1700

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

No problems with kb+mouse at all.

thantanenorn 1 point 12 months ago

Hi , have u encounter any problem when booting up the system using that mobo and RAM ? or working nicely without a problem ? I'm planning to copy this guide but I read that some of Ryzen users having a problem with their mobo.

Zagna submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Some BIOS versions have been problematic. F5 had terrible XMP support but F6 fixed that. And in early versions there was also the problem that it would maybe around once a month just softlock on shutdown and the battery would need to be removed for recovery. Hasn't happened for so far with the latest BIOS version. Other than those it has worked well enough for me.

thantanenorn 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks for sharing mate, rly appreciated .

tnywatkns 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Love that case. I also built my first rig during the original AMD 64 era.

MonsieuRoberts 2 Builds 0 points 19 months ago

+1 for the case!

Additionally, -1 for the case. :P

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SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 point 19 months ago

The g1 rx 480 temps. are barely better than the reference cooler.