Before the assembly:
I used laptops for a while. And my last assembly was ~7 years ago. Now it's time to complete this Mini Monster for our family purposes: my wife is an architect with AutoCAD and Rhino/Grasshopper renders, and me using Photoshop, Lightroom and DaVinci Resolve (Adobe Premier occasionally). Mining craze didn't allow me to buy GeForce 1080 for the adequate price. Also, I am not going to OC this machine. At least for a while.
The first option was to use mid-tower case but changed my mind - the Suppressor F1 is pretty neat with good airflow thanks to its big 200mm fan at the front. But this choice caused to change MB to something smaller. And AMD started to sell Ryzen 7 1700 with CPU fan bundle, had to remove ARCTIC Freezer 13 CO 4.0 from the list. Not sure if it's a good idea bc Freezer could blow the air through the case and AMD Wraith blows it down on the CPU. Will check the temperature variations.
And the most interesting part - whether G.Skill Trident Z 32GB will work with the Ryzen 7 1700 and Gigabyte GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI on 3200Mhz.
DDR4-3200 works out-of-the-box with this MB, no problem at all. All I had to do turn it on in the BIOS. I thought so! :) But then I found out that I need to change the frequency in the Easy Tune (free, comes with the motherboard). I even managed to change the frequency to 4000Mhz but didn't benchmark or use it. 3200Mhz is enough for now.
I didn't expect that this case is so small :) Had to spend almost an hour managing rigid cables. When the computer is on the table I can hear the CPU cooler but when it's under the table - silence. Love it.
For CPU clock speed 3.00 Ghz (multiplier 30):
CPU: 86°F (30°C) Chipset: 118°F (48°C) System: 98°F (37°C)
CPU Fan speed: ~1600 RPM System Fan speed: ~765 RPM
GPU (3dMark): Fire Strike, High-Performance Gaming PC score - 11530 (62 fps) Fire Strike, 4k - 3101 (16 fps) Time Spy - 4473 (29 fps)
SSD: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 - 2922/1659 Mb/s read/write.
HDD: Toshiba 3.5" 7200rpm surprised me - 203/203 Mb/s read/write.