CINEBENCH R15 AND 3D MARK BENCHMARKS ADDED
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 :)
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.
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 email@example.comGhz, 16Gb DDR3@2133Mhz, GTX1070FE 8Gb, 500GB Samsung EVO SSD
CPU (Single Core) - 178cb CPU (Multi Core) - 860cb
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
AMD Ryzen firstname.lastname@example.org 32GbDDR4@2133Mhz RX480 8GB - TR: 1477% 2563 MIPS 38144 MIPS Intel i7 email@example.com 16GbDDR3@2133Mhz GTX1070FE - TR: 723% 3565 MIPS 25620 MIPS
AMD Ryzen firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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