AMD RYZEN Builders Thread

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This is a thread for those planning on making an AMD Ryzen based computer. Please post what processor and motherboard chipset you plan on getting as well as anything else you plan to get with the system. When AMD Ryzen processors arrive, feel free to post pictures of the parts and the builds (assuming they don't sell out).
This will the first computer I build rather buying prebuilt and the first new desktop I own as opposed to used.
My Planned Build
Processor: AMD R5 1600x, 6 core/12 thread.
Motherboard: B350 based, most likely choosing Asus.
Graphics card: EVGA Nvidia GTX 1070 superclocked version
Ram: CORSAIR 8GB DDR4 2133mhz (ram prices make me a sad panda)
Hard Drives: A total of four hard drives. Two 2.5" 500gb 5400rpm hard drives (recycled from old computers) and two 3.5" 7200rpm 2tb drives (found ebay deal).
Power supply: Thermaltake Litepower 650watt power supply.
Case: Bitfenix Neos.
Operating System: Fedora 25 or newer.
Finally in the future I will buy a Blu-ray drive and a 4k monitor, when I have the funds for them. For now I stick with a old 1050p monitor my dad used for his old computer or a hdtv I already in my house. Finally I got a keyboard from Unicomp to emulate the old Model M experience.
 

Doom2pro

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I'm building a VR rig asap...

CPU: Ryzen 1800X
Cooling: 120mm AIO
Motherboard: X370 chipset not sure which brand yet
Storage: 512/500GB SSD probably M.2 NVME
RAM: Waiting on Motherboard Specs & Reviews. At least 16GB.
2TB Magnetic SATA drive for Game Library.
HTC Vive for VR.
Not sure on GPUs yet, probably going with 2x RX 480s in crossfire.
Already have an 80 plus gold 1000W PSU with sweet spot at a little over 500W.
Might reuse a case or buy a new one, not sure yet, depends on prices.
 

Despoiler

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Partial refresh on my rig on the CPU side.

CPU(new): Ryzen 1800x possibly 1700x depending on binning/OC capabilties
Cooling(existing): Swiftech H220-X
Motherboard(new): Asrock Taichi X370
RAM(new): 16GB Team Dark Pro (white)DDR4 3200 Timing 14-14-14-31
Storage(additional): Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2
GPU(existing): Sapphire Fury Air (unlocked and overclocked)

Everything else is being reused.
 

PhonakV30

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My Current rig :
Phenom II X4 925
Patriot DDR2 800 (5-5-5-15) 1GB
Kingston DDR2 800 (5-6-6-18) 2GB
Kingston DDR2 800 (6-6-6-18) 4GB
Zeppelin DDR2 800 (5-5-5-18) 2GB
AMD Radeon HD5770
Biostar TA790GX A2+
Seagate Surveillance 2TB (ST2000VX003)
Maxtor 250GB (STM3250310AS)
AOC 931Wx

Future Rig :
AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
MSI B350 TOMAHAWK/Asus Prime B350/GIGABYTE AB350 GAMING 3
Samsung Evo Pro 850 250GB Only for Windows.
AMD RX 480
2x8GB Kingstone HyperX Fury DDR4 2400Mhz CL15
Samsung/BenQ With FreeSync.
 

The Stilt

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I suggest you choose >= 2667 DRAM for the higher-end Ryzen models.
 
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Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X overclocked to 4.2 GHz on all cores (unless XFR can do better)
Cooler: Corsair H100i
Motherboard: GIGABYTE AORUS X370
Graphics card: GIGABYTE AORUS XTREME GAMING GTX 1080 Ti
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 2666 at 15 15 15 30 timings
Storage: Samsung 960 Pro NVME 256 GB + SanDisk II Extreme 960 GB
Optical: LG Blu-ray reader + DVD/RW
Power supply: Corsair 850CX-M
Case: NZXT Phantom 820
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 

PPB

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I suggest you choose >= 2667 DRAM for the higher-end Ryzen models.
any suggestions regarding xmp profile support on new am4 boards? If i buy a 3000cl15 kit today, will xmp just work or do i need to take in mind timing modification because current xmp profiles are skylake optimized?

Sent from my XT1040 using Tapatalk
 

krumme

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I suggest you choose >= 2667 DRAM for the higher-end Ryzen models.
If a board is 2667 specced will it typically run 3000?
What ram timings would you recommend to go for on the r7 line?
I saw a Biostar itx comming with b350 and x370 - do we know of other brands comming with itx?
 

The Stilt

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any suggestions regarding xmp profile support on new am4 boards? If i buy a 3000cl15 kit today, will xmp just work or do i need to take in mind timing modification because current xmp profiles are skylake optimized?

Sent from my XT1040 using Tapatalk
XMP support is board dependent, however I don't recall seeing a AMD board which wouldn't have supported XMP for several years.
Higher speeds than the officially supported (TBA) ones most likely require manual configuration.
 

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With the high ram prices I'm stuck with a 16gb pc3000 and 4c/8tX or 8gb 6c/12 nonX (but maybe x) decision. Ram is apparently going to only get higher.
 

PhonakV30

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I suggest you choose >= 2667 DRAM for the higher-end Ryzen models.
There are only 2 kits that are available in my Country : Kingston HyperX SAVAGE 2800Mhz CL14 and Gskill Ripjaws V 2800Mhz CL15.I can't afford more than 2800Mhz.expensive.
 

The Stilt

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If a board is 2667 specced will it typically run 3000?
What ram timings would you recommend to go for on the r7 line?
I saw a Biostar itx comming with b350 and x370 - do we know of other brands comming with itx?
The memory speed support is mainly software dependent, as long as the board (chipset) supports overclocking.
As with every other platform, lower the timings the better.

Biostar is the only ODM who has announced a ITX AM4 boards (AFAIK), however we've yet to see a single in flesh :(
 

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Processor: 1800x possibly 1700x
Motherboard: B350 based, most likely choosing Asus.
Graphics card: 7970ghz on AIO until Vega is out
Ram:16GB PC 3000 or 32GB depending on price at the time
Hard Drives:Finally going NVMe storage undecided may just go Intel 750
Power supply: I could reuse the AX750 in current rig but may just pickup another unit
Case: Cooler MasterCase Pro 5
Operating System:Windows 10
 

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Going to wait for reviews, but as long as performance meets reasonable expectations I'll probably be putting together a 6 or 8 core machine with whatever midrange Asus board. Would like to run UnRaid with Windows VM for gaming and other stuff like Plex and Linux for Ubiquiti controller.
 

krumme

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The memory speed support is mainly software dependent, as long as the board (chipset) supports overclocking.
As with every other platform, lower the timings the better.

Biostar is the only ODM who has announced a ITX AM4 boards (AFAIK), however we've yet to see a single in flesh :(
Thanx.
Is the lateness to market for itx boards a commercial decision or is there a technical reason? -perhaps you can share more here :)
 

Glo.

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Fastest possible Ryzen APU.
Biostar B350 mini-ITX board.
16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz CL13
525 GB Crucial MX300 SSD, or Samsung 960 Evo 500GB NVMe SSD, undecided yet.
XFX XTS Fanless, 460W PSU
Be Quiet Dark Rock 3
Fractal Design Nano S

And thats it. Nothing more will be inside the computer. I have a NAS with two 2TB WD Red HDD's.
 

krumme

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@The Stilt
Kanter mentioned that amd had made a custom capacitor from zen. It was in relation to a talk about amd not controlling process anymore. Can you tell more about that? - i find it extremely interesting.
 

richierich1212

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I'm going to build a Ryzen rig, but am not sure which RAM speed to shoot for. I'm going for 2x8GB
@The Stilt
Kanter mentioned that amd had made a custom capacitor from zen. It was in relation to a talk about amd not controlling process anymore. Can you tell more about that? - i find it extremely interesting.
You may want to move that question to the other Zen-specific threads and not have it here in the system build thread. :)
 

The Stilt

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Thanx.
Is the lateness to market for itx boards a commercial decision or is there a technical reason? -perhaps you can share more here :)
Hard to say.
Personally I definitely see a demand for AM4 ITX boards, but the ODMs often work in mysterious ways.
I don't know any technical limitations which would make it excessively hard, expensive or impossible to make such board.
 

The Stilt

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@The Stilt
Kanter mentioned that amd had made a custom capacitor from zen. It was in relation to a talk about amd not controlling process anymore. Can you tell more about that? - i find it extremely interesting.
I have no information on that.
I would assume it relates to the other new stuff found in the core i.e dLDO (see ISSCC slides), but I can be wrong.
 

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I think it would be really cool to own an AMD CPU again. I have not used one since A64 3500+. Waiting to see performance and how the top end chip measures up.

If it's good I'll replace the motherboard/CPU in my NAS/media server box, depending on RAID options available on server boards.

I haven't followed any rumours. I'd like to see the top end chip match a 5960x though. In my estimation that would be a really good showing. I could care less about power consumption or any of that. Some OC headroom needs to be there as well to stay competitive with OC Intel chips.
 
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I have no information on that.
I would assume it relates to the other new stuff found in the core i.e dLDO (see ISSCC slides), but I can be wrong.
It's MIMCap, something that Intel first introduced a while ago:

Intel doesn’t stop there, to make a chip you need passive components, memory, and possibly a bit of analog here and there too. Intel has shown off spiral inductors, very high precision resistors with <15% variance, and three capacitor types. In addition to the standard and metal finger caps, Intel has a new high density structure they call MIMCAP. As an aside, this is not where that glowy bit from the Roswell pictures ended up, that isn’t productized until 14nm unless you are a military buyer.
https://semiaccurate.com/2012/12/10/intel-talks-about-22nm-soc-transistors/
 

Doom2pro

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I have no information on that.
I would assume it relates to the other new stuff found in the core i.e dLDO (see ISSCC slides), but I can be wrong.
He suggested it had to do with bypassing... His example was running The Witcher and the cores going from idle to slammed full throttle and the voltage drop that would induce. He specified all the different elements in the core being "covered" by these capacitors. It reminds me of the old days, lots of discrete ICs everywhere and bypass capacitors tied to almost every one.
 
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Count me in. I'm thinking of going with either the 1700 or 1700X. Which one depends on the XFR implementation.

From what I've seen the mainboard will be the ASUS X370-PRO. I haven't decided RAM yet, properbly some variety of 2667MHz+.
 


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