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MicroATX Ryzen Build

by sasailic87

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Details

Date Published

March 5, 2017

Date Built

March 4, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.35GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

3.50GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

Description

CINEBENCH R15 AND 3D MARK BENCHMARKS ADDED

Hello!

I present to you MicroATX Ryzen Buld. I had some spare parts lying around the house and decide to build the smallest Ryzen PC that can be built with parts available today (No ITX boards available yet). I only had to buy a CPU,Motherboard and DDR4 Memory. I took a lot of pictures while putting this build together so I hope you will enjoy!

CPU - AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core

The RYZEN 7 1700 is the cheapest CPU in new AMD lineup but is the best bang for the buck right now. For $329 you get an 8core 16thread CPU and RGB cooler, and at this price it is absolutely killer. I did not overclock this CPU yet, but it looks like other people are able to push it to 3.9Ghz. It runs really cool, and packs a heck of a punch for a 65W CPU! UPDATE I was able to overclock CPU to 3.7Ghz by changing the multiplier to 37. Literally, THAT EASY. Still running on stock voltage (1.225V) and using the stock AMD RGB Cooler that comes in the box and temps are great so far.

CPU Cooler - Stock AMD RGB Box Cooler

AMD absolutely nailed it with this cooler. It is small, nice looking and it's FREE :) probably the best performing small cooler as it is on pair or better then EVO212 that I have in my other PC. Even under gaming load my 8core processor never goes above 54*C. One complaint if it can be called that... is that the AMD logo can't be positioned on top (see pics).

Motherboard - Asus PRIME B350M-A Micro ATX AM4

The only MicroATX AM4 Board available at my local Microcenter. With that said, I'm not going to pretend it is great... it's not. It's nothing fancy, but just the only board I can fit in my Thermaltake v21 case. The processor got recognized properly while my RAM was not recognized correctly. Despite this, it run the correct speed (2933 close enough :) ) with D.O.C.P Profile. Board was shipped with an old BIOS that I updated right away from the ASUS website. It has only two FAN connectors so I ended up using SilverStone PWM Fan Hub in order to connect all the fans in my case. But onto the good things: built-in AUDIO and PCIe LEDs, RGB header (I was so happy when I realized that it had it since I was able to connect Stock AMD RGB Cooler.), M.2 PCIe Support, six SATA6 ports, and well.... its price. If anything, I wish it had built-in Wi-Fi, more built-in lighting, another M.2, but hey for $59 I'm not going to be complaining.

Memory (RAM) - EVGA SuperSC 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000

Cheapest 16Gb kit, but good quality RAM. No complaints. DDR4 RAM, 3000MHz, and in black color. It has the best price vs. performance vs. looks. There are better looking RAM's out there but this one does the job. This specific model isn't on the Qualified Vendors List for the this motherboard, but it works properly at 3000Mhz (2933Mhz) with D.O.C.P. Profile.

Memory (RAM) UPDATE - EVGA SuperSC 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000

Bought another 16Gb dual channel kit from Microcenter as it was on sale for $75. This gave me the total of 32GB DDR4 3000MHZ. The only problem now - It won't boot at any speed higher than 2133 :/ Due to this all benchmarks scores are now noticeably lower as RYZEN CPU's favor faster RAM. Hopefully ASUS releases BIOS update soon...

Storage - Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" SSD

I had this SSD Drive lying around from my old PC, but it is still a really good drive even in 2017. 250GB is too small for today's standards but it is enough to store Windows and few applications that you use on a dally basis. I also had 3 WD Hard drives, two are 1TB WD Black drives that I put in RAID 0 for application installs/steam and origin games and the other one is a 2TB WD Enterprise drive that I will use for storage.

Video Card - MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr

Had this card for a while now. It's kinda old at this point since the new NVIDIA and AMD cards are out but it still works great and runs all games at high settings at 1080p resolution. It uses two 8-pin power connectors but it is really power efficient and runs cool and quite. I'm was thinking about replacing this card with the AMD RX480 8GB from ASUS or Sapphire (Nitro+) to make this an all around AMD Build or I might as well wait for AMD Vega at this point.

Video Card UPDATE - MSI AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB RGB Gaming X

Bought this video card from Microcenter few days ago for $160. Card came with 2 year extended warranty, $20MIR and DOOM bringing price down to $140 before tax (this is without subtracting the price of the game...). Honestly, I feel like this was a great deal. I ran multiple benchmarks with this card and will post results. It is a little slower then GTX980 in benchmarks but games feel a lot smoother now with more constant FPS. With a small overclock it will match/beat GTX980 and GTX1060 in most benchmarks. RGB lights look great and match stock AMD RGB Cooler!

Case - Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower

Picked up this case on sale for $30 a few moths ago. It is not one of the easiest cases to build in as the cable management is almost impossible. It is kind of spacious and it has good airflow with support for six fans and rads on the top and both sides. Since it's a cube all sides are the same size and are interchangeable. There is one glass side-panel while other sides have ventilation holes covered with magnetized dust filters. It has great functionality and looks.

Power Supply - Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX

I know this is a very old power supply but it still runs great and has really good power efficiency. It is really heavy but that means quality right :) Pros: "almost" silent - it doesn't have the FAN-Stop feature.., powerful and gold+ power efficient. cons: semi-modular - wish it was fully modular for this particular build since there was almost no room for cable management.., no sleeved cables - but I also had these laying around. All in all a good power supply that still does the job.

Monitor - NEC EA244WMi-BK 24.0" 1920x1200 60Hz

My spare 1080p monitor that I use for testing. There is not much to say about it... It has a 1920x1200 resolution mat screen with 60Hz refresh rate. Perfect for testing this PC with GTX980 graphic card :)

BENCHMARKS

I was able to overclock CPU to 3.7Ghz by changing the multiplier to 37. Literally, THAT EASY. Still using the stock AMD RGB Cooler that comes in the box and temps are great so far. I have a lot more respect for this cooler now ( hopefully the motherboard temp readouts are correct :)

I ran some benchmarks before and after overclock and will post the pictures as well (Brace yourself more pictures are coming lol). I was comparing this AMD Ryzen system to my other PC - ASRock M8 with Core I7 4790k and GTX1070 FE. Both PC's have 16Gb RAM (I7 with DDR3@2133 and Ryzen with DDR4@2933) and Samsung EVO SSD for a boot drive.

Cinebech R15

AMD Ryzen 1700 @stock (3.0Ghz - boost 3.7Ghz), 16Gb DDR4@2933Mhz, GTX980 4Gb, 256Gb Samsung EVO SSD

CPU (Single Core) - 128cb CPU (Multi Core) - 1421cb

AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.7Ghz overclock

CPU (Single Core) - 144cb CPU (Multi Core) - 1616cb

ASRock M8 Intel Core I7 4790k@4.4Ghz, 16Gb DDR3@2133Mhz, GTX1070FE 8Gb, 500GB Samsung EVO SSD

CPU (Single Core) - 178cb CPU (Multi Core) - 860cb

3D MARK

AMD Ryzen 1700 @stock with GTX980 - 3D Mark Score 4665

Graphic Score - 4395 Graphic test 1 - 28.76 FPS Graphic test 2 - 25.11 FPS

CPU score - 7163 CPU test - 24.07 FPS

AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.7 with GTX980 - 3D Mark Score 4680

Graphic Score - 4378 Graphic test 1 - 28.60 FPS Graphic test 2 - 25.06 FPS

CPU score - 7694 CPU test - 25.85 FPS

Intel I7 4790k @4.4Ghz with GTX1070FE - 3D Mark Score 5527

Graphic Score - 5738 Graphic test 1 - 37.55 FPS Graphic test 2 - 32.79 FPS

CPU score - 4577 CPU test - 15.38

NEW BENCHMARKS ADDED 7zip, UserBenchmark, Unigine Heaven Benchmark, 3D Mark 11 and Vantage

7zip Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 7@3.7 32GbDDR4@2133Mhz RX480 8GB - TR: 1477% 2563 MIPS 38144 MIPS Intel i7 4790k@4.4 16GbDDR3@2133Mhz GTX1070FE - TR: 723% 3565 MIPS 25620 MIPS

Userbenchmark

AMD Ryzen 7@3.7 32Gb@2133Mhz RX480 8GB

UserBenchmarks: Game 73%, Desk 81%, Work 92% CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 - 83.7% GPU: AMD RX 480 - 74.5% SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB - 83.1% HDD: WD WD2002FYPS-01U1B0 2TB - 57.8% HDD: WD Black 1TB (2010) - 73.6% HDD: WD Black 1TB (2010) - 59.5% RAM: Unknown 8GX-D4-3 4x8GB - 73.6% MBD: Asus PRIME B350M-A

Intel i7 4790k@4.4 16Gb@2133Mhz GTX1070FE

UserBenchmarks: Game 99%, Desk 94%, Work 71% CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K - 92.5% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 - 103.9% SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB - 110.8% HDD: Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB - 56.4% HDD: Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB - 61.3% HDD: Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB - 45.1% HDD: Hitachi HTS725050A7E630 500GB - 59.6% RAM: G.SKILL F3 DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB - 76% MBD: Asrock Z87-M8

Unigine Heaven Benchmark, 3D Mark 11 and Vantage Benchmark Pictures attached

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gamingnoah 2 Builds 5 points 18 months ago

netxt time upload some more pictures.

+1

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Sounds good :) I will be uploading more shortly...

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sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 4 points 18 months ago

BENCHMARKS

I was able to overclock CPU to 3.7Ghz by changing the multiplier to 37. Literally, THAT EASY. Still using the stock AMD RGB Cooler that comes in the box and temps are great so far. I have a lot more respect for this cooler now ( hopefully the motherboard temp readouts are correct :)

I ran some benchmarks before and after overclock and will post the pictures as well (Brace yourself more pictures are coming lol). I was comparing this AMD Ryzen system to my other PC - ASRock M8 with Core I7 4790k and GTX1070 FE. Both PC's have 16Gb RAM (I7 with DDR3@2133 and Ryzen with DDR4@2933) and Samsung EVO SSD for a boot drive.

Cinebech R15

AMD Ryzen 1700 @stock (3.0Ghz - boost 3.7Ghz), 16Gb DDR4@2933Mhz, GTX980 4Gb, 256Gb Samsung EVO SSD

CPU (Single Core) - 128cb CPU (Multi Core) - 1421cb

AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.7Ghz overclock

CPU (Single Core) - 144cb CPU (Multi Core) - 1616cb

ASRock M8 Intel Core I7 4790k@4.4Ghz, 16Gb DDR3@2133Mhz, GTX1070FE 8Gb, 500GB Samsung EVO SSD

CPU (Single Core) - 178cb CPU (Multi Core) - 860cb

3D MARK

AMD Ryzen 1700 @stock with GTX980 - 3D Mark Score 4665

Graphic Score - 4395 Graphic test 1 - 28.76 FPS Graphic test 2 - 25.11 FPS

CPU score - 7163 CPU test - 24.07 FPS

AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.7 with GTX980 - 3D Mark Score 4680

Graphic Score - 4378 Graphic test 1 - 28.60 FPS Graphic test 2 - 25.06 FPS

CPU score - 7694 CPU test - 25.85 FPS

Intel I7 4790k @4.4Ghz with GTX1070FE - 3D Mark Score 5527

Graphic Score - 5738 Graphic test 1 - 37.55 FPS Graphic test 2 - 32.79 FPS

CPU score - 4577 CPU test - 15.38

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Those are fantastic benchmarks. Nice! :)

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

NEW BENCHMARKS ADDED 7zip, UserBenchmark, Unigine Heaven Benchmark, 3D Mark 11 and Vantage

7zip Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 7@3.7 32GbDDR4@2133Mhz RX480 8GB - TR: 1477% 2563 MIPS 38144 MIPS Intel i7 4790k@4.4 16GbDDR3@2133Mhz GTX1070FE - TR: 723% 3565 MIPS 25620 MIPS

Userbenchmark

AMD Ryzen 7@3.7 32Gb@2133Mhz RX480 8GB

UserBenchmarks: Game 73%, Desk 81%, Work 92% CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 - 83.7% GPU: AMD RX 480 - 74.5% SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB - 83.1% HDD: WD WD2002FYPS-01U1B0 2TB - 57.8% HDD: WD Black 1TB (2010) - 73.6% HDD: WD Black 1TB (2010) - 59.5% RAM: Unknown 8GX-D4-3 4x8GB - 73.6% MBD: Asus PRIME B350M-A

Intel i7 4790k@4.4 16Gb@2133Mhz GTX1070FE

UserBenchmarks: Game 99%, Desk 94%, Work 71% CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K - 92.5% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 - 103.9% SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB - 110.8% HDD: Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB - 56.4% HDD: Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB - 61.3% HDD: Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB - 45.1% HDD: Hitachi HTS725050A7E630 500GB - 59.6% RAM: G.SKILL F3 DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB - 76% MBD: Asrock Z87-M8

Unigine Heaven Benchmark, 3D Mark 11 and Vantage Benchmark Pictures Attached

uberlizard 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Looks nice! Truly one of a kind, i haven't seen ANY other uATX ryzen builds yet.

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!

Tooth 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Your pictures = "the action or process of duplicating something"

Post some results of your new CPU? thats what everyone is dieing to see, except me :)

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I will be posting benchmark numbers shortly... with pictures.

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 2 points 18 months ago

Well I now have to look at 128 pictures.

Andrew22 2 points 18 months ago

LOL yes you do...

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 2 points 18 months ago

I did it and I must say it would have been easier to just make a video. Going through those photos was like watching a video running at 1 frame per minute.

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

lol

Unused 1 point 17 months ago

Hey, I know Im late but how easy was it to build in the core v21? Is it the same as builsing in any other usual mid tower case? Thanks ☺

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Yea, it's pretty much the same as building in any other case... Cable management can be a little challenging as there is not much room to hide the cables...

ethamb 2 points 18 months ago

Rx 480 8gb for 140$ Great deal

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Plus DOOM for free! :)

ethamb 1 point 18 months ago

thats op

benvoliozf 2 points 18 months ago

This is so great I've had this exact build bouncing around in my head for a couple weeks now. You may make me pull the trigger!

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks! Honestly, I would recommend going with ATX motherboard due to CF Support. You can buy B350 motherboard that supports CF for $99, and if you have Microcenter close by you can get $30 off if you buy CPU too, to bring price down to $69.

As I said in my post, the only reason I went with this ASUS board was because that was the only MicroATX board at Microcenter, and they offer $30 discount when you buy CPU + MOBO combo. That being said this Motherboard SUCKS - no BIOS updates yet for the memory support, no CF support and RGB light config resets with each reboot.

It's better to get ATX Board as this CPU deserves better GPU then RX480 so I would recommend to CrossFire two of them if you want all AMD Build or just go with one GTX1070 or GTX1080 or wait for VEGA.

Also, I would recommend running only 16GB of RAM as there is better chance of achieving rated speeds at this moment. My benchmarks scores were much better with 16GB@2933Mhz then with 32GB@2133Mhz. This will be fixed eventually but right now BIOS updates are rolling out to slow for B350 Motherboards.

benvoliozf 1 point 18 months ago

Noted for sure, thanks for the Tips!

Although I did want a smaller form factor, my new setup may just end up under the desk due to ergonomics, so just a regular ATX mobo may be in the cards for me.

Even though I also want a 480/580 depending of the timing of my purchase, I don't know if I really want CF support, as I only plan on doing casual 1080p gaming with freesync, so I don't know if I would get the price:performance that i'd want, also to draw less power to the wall.

Thanks for the comments about the RAM, my productivity apps would only benefit a little bit from 32GB over 16GB, so I just may do that. I'll share my build with you and link it from this thread when I'm done.

:)

Lyrix 1 point 18 months ago

wow. so many photos. took long to watch through all of those! nice build! 1+!

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!

Krlos 1 point 18 months ago

Yea +1 for all the photos and effort. he took photos like of every step, very nice.

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Nice! Great pics too!

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!

CrazyChief24 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

the more i see these cheap ryzen 1700 builds the more im debating about building a cheap HTPC for the living room. GREAT JOB ON THE BUILD BRO!

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks! I will be using this PC as my HTPC as well... I will post some benchmarks shortly.

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

A beautiful MATX build. Enjoy the CPU :)

+1

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!

Zosto 7 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Was not expecting that halo light on amd cooler,very nice touch. Same case as my media center , very nice choice. How is that cpu behaving ? in temps and performance comparing a 6700k for example?

Good Job

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

Thanks! I took pictures before I installed windows and motherboard software, so thats why the ring is yellow. Now I can change colors but there are only few available (Blue,Green,Red, Yellow, Purple and White). This might be the motherboard thing and might change with BIOS updates...

mulletparty 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

which software are you using? im not having any luck.

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I'm using Asus Al Suite 3 that came with the motherboard. Just make sure the you connect additional cable from CPU cooler to the motherboard RGB header and then you can control light colors through this application under Fan RGB Tab.

RoundDuckMan 1 point 17 months ago

Can you control colors in the BIOS? Some GNU/Linux fans like me would like to know about this.

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Not yet... On this motherboard at least. Hopefully this gets added with the BIOS updates. Maybe more expensive X370 boards have this option, I'm not sure.

RoundDuckMan 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks for the answer at least. :)

X47man 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Great build.

+1

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!

Z3R0-1NT3LL1G3NTS 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

The stock cooler looks really cool! +1 for all the pictures. Enjoy RYZEN dude!

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

It really does... Pictures don't do it justice. Red LED looks amazing, actually all colors do EXCEPT white. It seems as they didn't include separate white LED's in order to keep costs down so it's using RGB LED to create white. I hope I'm wrong and they resolve this with BIOS updates but white LED looks purple compared to corsair fans with white LED.

Catarino. 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

How's that cooler , I'm curious, is it any better than the ones from the FX line of CPUs?

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

It's actually really good. It keeps Ryzen 7 1700 overclocked to 3.7 cool while stays whisper quiet even after gaming for a while. RGB light is a big plus too :)

bradcox 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Rely nice build, so tempted to go for a Ryzen build.

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Do it. lol If you like getting a great deal for your money trust me you won't be disappointed. Ryzen 7 1700 is the new price per performance and performance per watt king. I find myself using my Ryzen PC a lot more lately then my "old" Intel 4790k PC...It just works so much faster when multitasking and you won't have to worry about background tasks or programs while gaming either. With the new updates coming out and optimization patches it will just get better. Just seeing those 16 threads will put a smile on your face :)

weavv 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I wish I had that many spare parts laying around my house... lol

AttackCommanderChief 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Oh snap! You reminded me about the $30 off MicroCenter gives on a motherboard when you pair a compatible CPU! I'm definitely gonna take that into account once Ryzen 3 rolls on around in the second half of 2017. Thanks for that! You've got a whole lot of pictures up there, but I'm gonna treat myself to some of that sweet, sweet, eye candy after I finish up this comment! I hope Ryzen serves you well for the next few years, and of course until AMD puts out something real good again that warrants an upgrade... ;D

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Thanks so much! Microcenter ROCKS, I'm always able to find great deals! I just updated the description and parts list since I changed the graphics card to AMD RX480 8Gb and I added another 16Gb of RAM. I also added few pictures of the new graphic card.

Minerfantasyy 1 point 18 months ago

For some reason I can't see the pictures on my phone.

PartpickingGlory 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Lisa Su approves this build

Snoopy_ 1 point 18 months ago

Not sure if you've tried it yet, but I believe it's possible to unscrew the fan on the Wraith Spire to rotate the AMD logo.

Boodendorf 1 point 17 months ago

Hey man, just so you know you can actually move around the AMD logo on the cpu cooler, from what I heard from the AMD reddit, you can unscrew the fan and just flip it 90 degrees to have it right. Great build.

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks for sharing this info! Much appreciate it.

blockbuster4664 1 Build 0 points 18 months ago

It appears you are a fan of the work of a company by the name of AMD...

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Not really. My other PC is ASRock M8 with Core I7 4790k and GTX1070. I will post some benchmarks comparing these two.

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sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks! It is really good case for the price.

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sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks!

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 point 18 months ago

Good job. But are you going to overclock the 1700.

sasailic87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Yes, it is overclocked to 3.7Ghz. I just posted benchmarks.