Ryzen gaming node 202

Hello guys,
I need a quick sanity check on my build. Main usage will be gaming at [email protected] OR [email protected] ON MY 4K TV, Netflix and torrents. I originally planed on a z270 build but decided to go for a ryzen build instead.

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CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright - AXP-100R 44.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($269.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($234.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($584.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair - SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1693.82
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CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright - AXP-100R 44.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($131.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($234.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card ($749.99 @ Amazon)
Case: node 202
Power Supply: corsair sf600
Total: $1665.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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The Node 202 requires an SFX power supply. But I'd recommend the Node 304 instead unless you really need the tiny dimensions of the 202.

Ryzen 5 1600X would be a good option unless you planned to overclock the 1700. The default frequencies of the 1600X are good for gaming, and overclocking a 1700 in a small system could get kinda warm.

I wouldn't really want to over clock much on that mobo though, maybe a tiny OC but these(AM4) itx mobos so far have been featuring rather questionable VRM setups, but as long as theres a fan blowing air over them a modest OC is probably fine. Especially if you go with a more appropriate/reasonable(for the itx platform) 4 or 6 core CPU. Then again I'm a more paranoid person than most.

The Thermalright cooler won't fit in the Node 202. Noctua has a really flat one that is still very usable.

The board doesn't look to shabby, I don't think VRMs will be a problem here. I have yet to see any config that can't handle a 1700 at 3.8GHz. But it will get louder because of the smaller heatsink. The memory... go with 3200. It is more expensive but worth it.

Also, fuck nvidia. I mean, I get it, it doesn't look good for vega. But it isn't far off at this point so maybe just wait for the first bunch of driver tweaks to see if it is getting somewhere or not.

Good catch , changed the pay for a corsair sf600.
As for the case I strongly prefer the node 202 , and hopefully getting a 65w tdp should prevent too much throttling

Yeah the 1700 is very easily cooled at stock or at slight overclocks like upwards 3,5 GHz. And stock performance is not too bad either.

However, I looked at the specs of that graphics card and it's unfortunately quite long. Too long for either of the 202 or 304 Node series cases.


http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/node-series/node-202

Everything they said above this reply, and just wondering the choise of GPU.
1080 Ti is Overkill riding on a overkill buffed with stereoids to most builds!

I would recomend Ryzen 1600X and go for the GTX 1070 model that fits the case.
You shoud be good with it for a few good years to come and you save some bucks for icecream!

-G

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Good catch, you saved me a tone of headaches.

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Thanks you guys for the all the comments. I just updated my build to reflect everything.
Notes : 32 gigs because probably be doing some compilation on linux and some virtual machines
The cooler is 58 mm which is taller than the 56 clear of the node 202, but i saw one build where it fits ....so

Could always case mod a bit to accommodate.

what do you mean ?

if the HSF doesn't fit the case I mean mod the case to accommodate it.