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Ryzen 7 1700X RX 480 - Yuki Nagato

by TPJerematic

Description

Built to act as a main editing workstation for Adobe suite (Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere) with a secondary focus on being able to Freesync game at 4k@60.

The build went really, well, the case is easy to work with and has lots of clearance for cable routing. The motherboard headers are well postioned for case fans and USB. The Noctua cooler was a bit of a hassle to put in due to its size.

After installing windows and sorting out drivers, the only issue currently is that the RAM is sitting at 2123MHz instead of the listed 2667MHz. This may be a BIOS issue with the new Ryzen processors however.

Part Reviews

CPU

If you're looking for a Ryzen and will be using a custom cooler. There's little reason beyond binning to go for the 1800X

CPU Cooler

Fantastic cooling performance, pain in the *** to mount in tighter cases.

Motherboard

Fan and USB headers are in fantastic places for the case used. BIOS doesn't let my RAM currently run at full speed.

Video Card

Solid performance 4K@60 Freesync in most games I've tested, great bang-for-buck GPU, fans are a little weedy for the TDP but run quieter than the Noctua fans on my CPU cooler

Case

Sexy looking case, cool top led temp readout and fan controller, rear clearance for cable management is tight. Especially for the ATX power cable.

Edit 06/06/17 No, this case has a major ventilation flaw, the front intake fans have a massively choked air supply caused by the front vents not feeding directly into the case, as a result I have been getting VRM overheating on my GPU to the point where I've had the run the pc with the side panel off just to get enough airflow for the Graphics. Will be drilling holes into the removable white front panel to hopefully improve intake air

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CosmosX 3 points 21 months ago

Is it just the way you took the picture but does it look like the CPU cooler is leaning or pushing against the GPU?

o.O

TPJerematic submitter 4 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

It's clearing by 3/4 mm, close but not touching!

Thanks for the concern though!

Knightinbrightarmor 8 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

How are temps holding up on your CPU?

Great looking build!

TPJerematic submitter 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Thanks, it helps there is an ocean of space in there!

Underload in AIDA64 it seems to peak at 70 degrees on the CPU. Otherwise sits between 50 and 65 in most games I've tried.

Knightinbrightarmor 8 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Awesome! I know the Ryzen processors are known to be hot. That beastly cooler seems to keep temps low enough. Makes me worried for all the people who are using the stock Wraith cooler though.

TPJerematic submitter 4 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

From what I've heard, if the clocks are left at stock the Wraith is enough for the 1700. But there's not a lot of overhead for overclocking on it for sure.

Zachattack3ee 1 point 21 months ago

I looked at your build trying to find where the M.2 placement on this mobo was, I see that it's just under the top PCIe slot. Was this annoying at all? Did anything get in the way of anything else? Do you think thermals on the M.2 drive would be an issue if I upgraded my gpu and got one with a "vertical" cooler (ie. one that blows towards the motherboard)?

TPJerematic submitter 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Annoying? Heck no, it hides the ugly M.2 ssd!

The Noctua cooler was a ***** to install due to it's size, but that COULD be done outside of the case but it makes the top middle mobo screw awkward to get at, not impossible.

As for M.2 thermals, maybe? You don't want to be blowing hot air at it consistently, but it's going to be critical.

Zachattack3ee 2 points 21 months ago

Not going to be my choice in mobo but you helped me make my decision, thanks a bunch!

favourxyz 1 point 21 months ago

say if you use wraith rgb cooler in ryzen 7 build, is there any rgb/led connector for in this mobo?

TPJerematic submitter 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

There is no RGB header on this board.

favourxyz 1 point 20 months ago

i dont mean for rgb strip but for amd cooler wraith spire rgb, theres no header for that in this mobo?

TPJerematic submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

There are no RGB headers at all on this board

favourxyz 1 point 20 months ago

btw, is there any space for wireless card go to that pcie x1 slot? or just use pcie x16_2?

TPJerematic submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

There is but you would be choking one of the fans for the GPU. As it's a B350 chipset board just use the second x16 slot as you can't Xfire/SLI anyway,

lge01 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Nice Noctua and Fractal fans! Good photography as well!