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Nano Ryzen

by blummat0360



Date Published

Aug. 25, 2018

Date Built

July 7, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.8 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


Wanted to make an ITX build for a while. Ordered the case first, then the motherboard. Decided that I wanted more airflow for a two fan graphics card so used a SFX power supply. Needed longer power cables because the ones that came with the PSU were too short.

Recently a friend of mine gave me the cooler that AMD includes with the 2700. It has three connectors including RGB and partial USB. The fan is rated at 140W TDP. Now I'm able to keep temperatures under control for hours of synthetic load. Max temperature after 1 hour of Prime 95 is 72C. Have CPU Overclocked to 3.8 GHz using vcore of 1.35 V. This machine can play BFV at 60FPS at 1080p with settings on High preset.

Part Reviews


I purchased this after they announced the new 2600 but had a motherboard that didn't support the newer Ryzen parts. It has good performance for most tasks, but in some games it was slightly bottle necking the GPU. Overclocked to 3.8 GHz using 1.35V but now temps are up to 65-70C range on stock cooler. Overall it is a great value.


First ITX board and I learned that at this size there are compromises. No way to change BIOS without CPU using USB drive. Good VRM with bad heat spreaders. Wish is had more usable I/O like USB drives. But so far it has worked with DDR4-2400 G Skill Flare X RAM. I have been able to overclock a R5 1600 to 3.8Ghz around 1.355V and the RAM to 2666 at 1.35V so it has some overclocking capability but I don't think it could handle 4GHz overclocking with 8 core Ryzen CPU


High DRAM prices have compelled me to purchase slower RAM. Was looking at 3200 Flare X and just couldn't justify the 5-10% performance increase for the 40% increase in price. Worked right away in ASROCK AB350 ITX mobo and have had some success overclocking to 2666

Video Card

Low power consumption and low core temps when used at 1080p. Idles around 36C and in most games is only 65C and with FurMark Stress test it only gets to around 70C. In my setup the CPU is holding 1060 back in some games. A really good graphics card and I like the color scheme and cooler design, silent operation is a good thing and since I use it in small case HTPC it is perfect for no fan noise when watching videos. I paired it with a 600Watt PSU and a R5 1600 CPU. Would purchase again!


Nice minimal case design that matches my Define R5 desktop. Easy to work in and has room for good cable management. No RGB, but it comes with two very nice fans and a nice hardware kit to customize the layout. I look forward to growing into this case and maybe on another build using it for a water cooling setup. Wish the top could be partially opened like the bigger version since it is nice to have a top exhaust fan right at the back of the case. Overall a good value and a great addition to my inventory.

Power Supply

After reading an in depth analysis of this PSU's voltage regulation and efficiency even in high temperatures I knew I found the right power supply. At 50% load it almost has 80+Platinum ratings and is dead silent. I wished it came with a longer set of cables but I ended up buying a set of CableMod cables that fit this and their older RM power supplies which I have a RM 750. Had enough cables between the two setups and the cable mod kit to do both computers so they both look great.

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FurryJackman 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Very good choice with the SF600 in the Nano S! Open face cards need that airflow in that case.

blummat0360 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Was going to try a full size ATX PSU and use a blower style card, but that limits your choice of GFX cards. Bitwit had a good video in a smaller case comparing the two options.

HellRaizrRod 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Nice work!

Truex98 4 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

That looks awesome!

Simulint 4 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I’m looking into building a PC for someone. Your specs are nearly identical to what I’m considering. Can you run Cinebench R15 and share the CPU score with us? +1

blummat0360 submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Stock CPU freq (3.4GHz) Cinebench score: 1118

Overclock CPU freq (3.8GHz) and Overclock RAM (2666) score: 1272

Simulint 4 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Not too shabby. Definitely worth it from a price to performance ratio. Thank you!

nicholasgreatone 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

is it weird that I thought the pliers looked like green beans in the first picture?

ReverseFlash 1 point 6 months ago

I thought the same thing

mcmaxx 1 point 6 months ago

Your post ended up on my Google news feed

Must be all those sexy pics

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Interesting choice to make the top fan an intake too so 3 fans in 1 fan out. I would have flipped that around to be 2 fans in 2 fans out but I don't think it will make a huge difference in cooling performance.

Great build +1

blummat0360 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Actually took the the top fan out because I didn't have enough fan headers. Right now its running with 2 fans in at front and 1 fan out at the back.

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

So basically what I have been doing in several PC builds. That is a good way to run it as there is still more than ample airflow in a case but both intakes are dust filter protected and positive air flow. Will really help reduce the dust build up inside the PC. There will be some but not as fast as it could build. My sister's PC that I built for her is like that and generates about as much heat as your build. No issues at all with cooling and even though your case is an ITX it's not a tiny ITX like the node 202.

ReverseFlash 1 point 6 months ago

Great build!

Popboy11 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I quite like the colored cables, great build!

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

How does this have so many upvotes? I'm so confused

blummat0360 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I don't know but it is funny cuz this build has taken since December of last year until July this year to finish because parts were just too expensive. I hope people enjoy and can make better decisions from my experiences.

Dem0nflare 6 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Hey i have the same thing basically but i cheap'ed out on case and power supply so it gets really hot at 3.8 with the vcore droop. I upgrade from the 2800 flare x to the 3200 flare x and the bios updates fix most of the problems so the higher speed ram only gave me like 2 point in single core speed. After seeing your build i wonder if a gold rated psu might improve my high vcore. I don't get how the cpu is holding back your gpu since the r7 has identical performance beside for the multi-core and my 1070 only scores 10 frames less against the intel in worst case.

blummat0360 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

At least with the ITX board I have the VRM is really only good for maybe 10W of heat dissipation. The six core Overclocked uses less power than 8 core stock so VRM might be issue

Dem0nflare 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I have the R5 and R7 and on both boards ITXb350 and ATXx370 asrock gaming they clock basically identical max 3.8 and 3.9 with huge voltage increase and i am pretty sure Asrock just as terrible VRM over all or power delivery. I even switch cooling solutions from stock to noctua to aio and all give about the same.

blummat0360 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

HWinfo says my CPU is using 150W or so when Overclocked to 3.8GHz. I got the better AMD rgb heatsink and fan which is rated as a 140W TDP cooler. I'm able to stay in the mid 70Cs during sustained PRIME95 stress testing and most games only get my CPU to 64C. The stock cooler was unable to maintain reasonable temperatures during synthetic load (80C+) but could keep up during gaming (~72C)

blummat0360 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

There is a review of the Corsair 600 SFX that claims it gets near platinum efficiency rankings even when it's in a hot box. Great supply with very little voltage wobble. Check out Johnny guru reviews. Maybe the difference between holding vcore steady. Remember the vcore drops when under load, mine is set to 1.35V but really runs sustained around 1.3V

Dem0nflare 6 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I have had really bad luck with Corsair, luckily evga is coming out with one. I replaced it with a platinum psu and still a issue. Got a x370 asus board and it has vdropp but not as bad. still asrock board is good value though at 3.7 or just a zen2 chip.