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ITX AMD Gaming Ryzen 7 / Vega 64

by Javsky



Date Published

Jan. 21, 2019

Date Built

Jan. 11, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

39.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.64 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.125 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C



This is my creation for AMD SimRacing games and I opted for the Ryzen 7 2700x processor. Using the original Wraith Prism RGB cooler and the Arctic MX4 thermal paste to get better performance.


I have an ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming this board fits perfectly for a configuration to be kept compact and portable.


For this construction I opted for 32 GB of DDR4 memory. I chose the G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200. However I have some problems with stability and I hope ASUS will release additional BIOS updates to add better compatibility for the higher frequency memory.


I am using an HP EX920 with 512MB for the boot and system. Additional, a 2TB hybrid FirecCuda was installed for games and multimedia.


In this section I inclined for a Shapphire Vega 64 to be able to play with all of the details in maximum settings with good FPS.


The case was the most complicated part because I wanted to maintain the ITX format but had a style and that's why I chose the Raven RZV03, it's a bit complicated to work with limited space but it was worth it, the cable management is difficult but it helps a lot have a completely modular PSU to facilitate the routing of the cables, I also wanted a more personalized case so I added a RGB strip from top to bottom (replacing the one already included in the factory). something that did not take into account was the height of the Wraith Prism and it is not possible to close it, but I'm going to make a cut on the cover and close and show the processor in all its splendor.

Power supply

For the power supply, we are using a quite compact SFX fully modular 500W, I was lucky and the motherboard illuminates with its RGB the fan part to give it a special touch.

Also i have a Logitech G29 to play my favorites games like F1 or Project Cars

Comments Sorted by:

Vycyous 5 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

+1 for your "full-fat" all AMD machine. I have one, too. I'd be worried about that 500 watt power supply, though. The minimum recommendation for Vega 64 is 750 watts and I've seen my total system power draw exceed 600 watts just by setting the power limit to +50%. If it's working for you, though, then carry on. Great job!

Javsky submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

You have all the reason the vega consumes more but at the beginning I was going to put a Radeon RX580, that's why I chose that psu, but they lowered the prices of vega64 a bit and encouraged me to change it, but I had already bought the PSU a few days before. I have no problems at the moment but I will give an update later for more peace of mind. Thanks for the warning

Vycyous 5 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That makes sense. I just wasn't sure if you were aware of it the power requirements.

By the way, very nice part selection. The HP EX920 is a bit of a sleeper right now, easily competing with top-tier Samsung, Adata/XPG, WD/SanDisk, Mushkin, and Crucial in the upper echelons of the NVMe M.2 SSD market. And SilverStone generally makes excellent power supplies, cases, etc.

I'm curious about your RAM. I'm guessing you can only get it to run at 2933 MT/s, correct? For whatever reason, Ryzen doesn't seem to like dual-rank DIMMs very much. I have that same motherboard for another machine I'm working on with a 2400G and it doesn't even like my single-rank Samsung B-die memory all that much, although I eventually got it to run at 3200 MT/s CL14. I'm not getting the performance I expected out of it, though, so I need to do more testing with the 2400G on some of my other motherboards and see what might be going on. It's definitely running better than it did on the ASRock AB350 ITX board, though.

Javsky submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The PSU at the moment I have no problems but I'm not doing OC, with the Vega64 I did undervolt to make it reach the 1640Mhz approx. and change the fan response to cool the chip and the HBM2 memory is a bit noisy but does not exceed 67 degrees when it is full load, but I am going to change it to a PSU of 700W soon.

Correct the memory gives me boot problems sometimes does not start if I leave it at 3200, after a normal start with the base clock 2133 I do a reset and go to the bios and change to 3200 and back to windows and works normally for several hours , I have tried cinebech15 with good results multiple runs, play f1 2018 / Need For Speed ​​like 3 hours and all good. but before turning it off I must go back to the bios and put it to 2933 or less, with this I avoid having problems starting after a few hours off.

An important adjustment was to put 1.36 V to the ram CL 16 to be able to arrive at the 3200 and 2933.

H4rdestadt 1 point 2 months ago

Great build!

Were you able to close the side panel with ease? The wraith prism wasnt in the way or anything?

Javsky submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I did not close, I had to make a cut. now I upload the photo

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Scary how similar our builds are. Definitely dig it!

Javsky submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I'm going to look at your builds