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AMD Ryzen Prototype

by saosin42

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53 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 30, 2017

Date Built

March 16, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.326 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

Update: 4/23/17

I'm in the process of changing the theme of the build and ditching the red LEDs. More picture to follow.


This is my first computer build.

I've been primarily a console gamer since my parents bought a Nintendo NES in 1989. Ever since then, I've owned nearly every mainstream console released (with the exception of the Sega Genesis and PS1) and dabbled a bit with computers in the 1990's. In the early 2000's, I had a friend give me his old AMD Athlon computer. I used it for about a year until shorting the system by trying to replace the PSU. After a short memorial and mourning period, I decided to stick with consoles and subsequently bought the first Xbox. Fast forward to 2011 and >100,000 gamerscore points on the Xbox 360, I bought an overpriced pre-built Dell XPS 8300 for the pure purpose of playing Diablo 3 and StarCraft II (warning: don't try playing these on a 2010 MacBook). Overall, its been a good secondary system for games. The Dell XPS 8300 had an i5-2400, 6GB of RAM clocked at 1333 MHz, and an ATI Radeon 5870. Last year, I decided to research on how to build my own computer. Countless hours of study and watching tutorial videos on YouTube lead me to this point.

Additionally, I grew tired of the locked nature of consoles. Most games have terrible textures along with low frame rates and loading times. For instance, games like Dishonored 2, Battlefield 1, and Final Fantasy 15 all had terrible textures and low resolutions on the Xbox One. I couldn't take it any more of the abuse.

TL;DR: Console gamer to PC master race.

After reading forums about PC building, I noticed a lot of bias towards Intel and hatred towards AMD. So, when I heard AMD was working on a new CPU, I decided to be one of the first adopters. I remembered my first AMD system being a beast before I fried it.

My build experience was pretty painless. I had to reorient the CPU cooler a few times for better cable management.. plenty of zip ties were used. I did have a short period where I thought my PSU was DOA. Fortunately, my computer case power button wasn't properly hooked up so I was able to figure that out.

I wanted to build a great system for a fraction of the price. I think I was able to achieve it, mostly. All of the parts listed were bought sporadically and on sale over a period of 8 months. I sold some of my old console games and other various gaming memorabilia to cut costs down a bit. The prices listed are accurate to what I paid.

The final savings was around $500.

Part Reviews

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TheBanana_Dude 2 points 23 months ago

nice

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thank you!

TheBanana_Dude 1 point 21 months ago

No problem one of the first builds i've seen with ryzen, this is my build .https://pcpartpicker.com/list/skwVQV

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Nice build. I have the STRAFE keyboard and love it.

HTTPRO 3 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Could you share your FPS results for Fallout 4 Vanilla? I was hoping to upgrade to a R5 CPU later.

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Sure. I don't have the game for PC but was eventually going to get it. This gives me an excuse, lol.

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Actually, I think I'm going to wait until Bethesda releases a GOTY version of the game. Which R5 are you looking to get?

HTTPRO 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

1600X

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

That CPU will be more than enough for gaming. I think there are reviews out now with benchmarks. Definitely a good choice.. it doesn't come with a CPU cooler, though.

lehmkuhj 2 points 23 months ago

To be honest I ended up here cause I was reading through ryzen reviews and Saosin jumped off the page. Saosin in the name Ryzen in the build, and Fall-out references. I applaud your taste.

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Much appreciated. Thanks!

CuriousGamer007 2 points 23 months ago

Hey nice build.

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks, man. It's been running beautifully so far.

quantum_breakfast 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Wow, every other price I can understand but how did you get that case for 50% off? Which sale was that?

P.S. Love the Fallout theme and your stickers. You're giving me good ideas for my upcoming Ryzen 5 build.

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

It was during a flash sale on Amazon in early December. For the price, I couldn't pass it up!

eagerigor 1 point 23 months ago

im sorry, great build and all but who in their right mind would use that colour in a computer case

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

I didn't like the color initially but it has grown on me. Also, my wallet enjoyed the 50% savings on it. lol

eagerigor 1 point 23 months ago

perfectly good reason

GrinDraffen 1 point 23 months ago

I will build something similar, but is RGB Working Good(in like, color cycle mode)?

Here it is: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/GrinDraffen/saved/DqWCJx

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Nice build. Yeah, there's a strip of RGB lighting down the right hand side of the motherboard. Also, it has a bunch of cool options for changing the color and mode in the BIOS. I updated pictures of what mine looks like from the side panel (red on low illumination).

cyberFREACK 1 point 23 months ago

Is the M.2 faster than the 850 EVO ?

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

They're both SATA based so speeds are comparable. For instance, sequential speeds for the 850 EVO are ~445 MB/s vs ~401 MB/s for the SanDisk M.2

You wouldn't be able to tell the difference in real time.

scm4420 1 point 23 months ago

what type cpu cooler did you use. im trying to build with a similar Board and it keeps giving me compatibility errors.

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I'm using the AMD Wraith Spire cooler that shipped with the 1700. What are you using?

Bipocni 1 point 23 months ago

Why only 2x4 ram at 2400Hz? I'd imagine you'd see massive boosts in power if you upgraded to 2x8 @ 3000

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

I'm actually looking into upgrading my RAM when Vega is released.

Bipocni 1 point 23 months ago

Good call. Based on their high bandwidth cache, I'm expecting it to be able to utilise four ram sticks rather well. Just something to consider.

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Definitely. I appreciate it, man.

JohanTjossen 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Hey! Where did you buy the stickers? I'm thinking of adding some personality to my case!

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

I bought the mini logo from a seller on Etsy and the larger one from eBay. Just type "vault tec decals" in Google and you can find a lot.

JohanTjossen 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks!!

Luke604 1 point 22 months ago

On Gigabyte's website, they have a supported SSD list and that Samsung 500 GB isn't listed. Yours works with no problems?

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

No problems here!

j.arnaldo23 1 point 21 months ago

Super awesome build. Love the Fallout theme. +1

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Thanks, man. I had to do something with the military green case.

Gravin202 1 point 16 months ago

Hey saosin, I'm a first time builder and I am interested in the case you use here. As I am a first time builder, I don't know a lot of stuff about building one. I just want to know this: because this case has fans built in, would I need a cpu cooler for anything or am I alright with the built in fans?

Thanks and could someone reply please?

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

This case had a bunch of fans pre-installed when I bought it. However, you can always add fans or change them out if you want. Make sure to note how many fan headers are on your motherboard. Otherwise, a fan controller would be needed (or fans directly connected to your PSU... but they'd run at 100% always and could be loud depending on the max RPM rating).

Gravin202 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

Ciubus 1 point 14 months ago

Love your Fallout theme all around:-)

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you!

woahwoahwilly 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I'M LATE!

But...

Welcome to the PC Master Race!

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saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Yes, the RAM is stable at 2400 with no problems.

I'm using the F6 bios that is available on Gigabyte's website here: http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-AB350-Gaming-3-rev-10#support-dl

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Planemaster 6 points 23 months ago

Sure, it crushes it in everything http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-2400-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-1700/803vs3917

Ryzen CPU's aren't bad for gaming, it's just if you're purely gaming, you'd get a 7700K. I hate it when people claim Intel is still better whilst comparing the Ryzen with the 7700K. You can't compare a gaming CPU with a Workstation CPU. http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-7700K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-1700/3647vs3917

The Ryzen's weren't targeting low end i7's/high end i5's, just the high end i7's as shown here: http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6900K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-1800X/3605vs3916

Even the 6900k doesn't compare to the 7700K in gaming http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6900K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-7700K/3605vs3647

Mr.Cookieman 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago
  1. This was a joke
  2. You gave no actual benchmarks, you can't judge a CPU just by it's specs, if that was the case then everyone would be gaming on FX 8320's. You must consider architecture.
  3. I love ryzen and this was all a joke to see what would happen lol.
woahwoahwilly 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Just saying, I'd never game on a space heater all the time. My dad uses one, though.

Planemaster 0 points 23 months ago

1: Seems convenient

2: These are actual benchmarks, it has been said that the architecture of Ryzen is about as efficient as Intel Broadwell so these benchmarks make sense considering Sandy Bridge is older than Broadwell. And these aren't based off the clock speeds

3: You're just reiterating yourself.

saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 5 points 23 months ago

Maybe, maybe not. Want to buy my 2400 and test it for science?

Awesome_Sauce_64 1 Build 5 points 23 months ago

Ryzen is more then capable for gaming, I don't see how it's bad at games. I am more then happy to take a 5 to even 20 frame hit when the dang thing cost way less then intel's cpu'. But that's my preference.

TekkyQuickbits 5 points 23 months ago

lol, you might as well delete your comment because your comment karma is going way down. Guess you shouldn't assume because you dont even have an i5 2400 anyways. The recent windows update also closes the gap with the 7700K, so you're 100% wrong

GamersCreations 5 Builds 0 points 23 months ago

Lol this comment is a joke

Mr.Cookieman 1 Build 3 points 23 months ago

When you comment anti ryzen **** as a joke and only one person gets it.

woahwoahwilly 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I came by but the joke was deleted. I should've seen it.

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saosin42 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Yes. I have them turned off now. The colors were too much of an eyesore to me after a while.

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