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My new computer, with AMD Ryzen 7 1700

My new computer, with AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Hi everyone,

Today has been a special day for me as I finally received my ASUS PRIME B350M motherboard. The CPU I got is the AMD Ryzen 7 1700.

Let’s take a look at the motherboard:

The motherboard came in this box:

ASUS Prime B350M-A 1

Let’s see some more images:

When I opened the box, there was the motherboard:

ASUS Prime B350M-A 4

When I took the motherboard out, we can see it came with 2 SATA cable, the M.2 screw, the backplate, the instruction manual and a driver CD (but I downloaded the drivers from the ASUS website):

ASUS Prime B350M-A 6

Finally, here we can see the motherboard out of the Anti Static Bag:

ASUS Prime B350M-A 7

The CPU

Opening the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 box, we find this:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU 1
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU 2

Opening the AMD Wraith Spire cooler box:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU 3

We can see that the cooler came with preapplied thermal paste:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU 4

I forgot to take pictures of the motherboard with the CPU and fan installed, but you’ll see the full build below XD.

The RAM

The RAM I’m using is a 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4 2400Mhz:

Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR4 RAM

The GPU:

I’m using and Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 3GB. This one:

NVidia Geforce GTX 1060

The fans:

The fans are an Arctic F8, Arctic F12 and the stock cooler

The Power Supply:

The PSU is an EVGA 600W.

The Optical Units:

The optical units are both Lite-On. A Lite-On iHAS524 with SmartErase and LabelTag, and an iHBS112 which is a Blu-Ray drive.

The Hard Disk:

I’m currently using a Western Digital 1TB hard disk drive. I will later upgrade to a Solid State disk.

This is how the front of the PC looks:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Build 1

The cable you see there is the power cable. I had to take out the front panel because the fan could not get enough air. Without the front panel, there is more airflow.

The built PC:

This is the final result:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Build 2

Configuration:

I chose the ASUS High Performance profile in the BIOS. This boosted the CPU from the stock 3.00Ghz to 3.30Ghz.

Benchmark:

Here is a multi-threaded benchmark:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Cinebench R15 Benchmark

Running BOINC:

BOINC is a software used to participate in Distributed Computing projects and it a perfect software to put the CPU into stress, as it will utilize 100% of the CPU if set to use 100% of the system resources.

Here you can see BOINC using the 16 CPU threads:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 and BOINC

Here you can see the Task Manager showing 100% of CPU usage:

Task Manager with the AMD Ryzen 7 1700

And finally, here is the temperature:

AMD Ryzen Master with the AMD Ryzen 7 1700

I’ll do some rendering tests later by using CyberLink PowerDirector and Nero Video, which are the softwares I use to produce videos.

I hope you enjoyed reading and watching the images in this article! Let me know if you own a Ryzen CPU, what motherboard you have and if it works great for you 🙂

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU shipping today!

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU shipping today!

Hi everyone,

As I told you yesterday, today the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU will be shipped, meaning I will get it tomorrow. There is still a motherboard shortage but my estimate for the motherboard is still showing delivery by next week as of today morning, so it seems I’ll be able to build my Ryzen system by next week.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Amazon Shipping Today

I’m gonna take some pictures of the CPU once I receive it, so look forward to it!

Finally, my AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU is getting ready to be shipped to me! Motherboard expected by next week!

Finally, my AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU is getting ready to be shipped to me! Motherboard expected by next week!

Hi everyone,

Today I’m happy to report that Amazon is preparing my AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU to ship, so I will either get it tomorrow or Friday, but most likely will be on Friday given they are preparing to ship the CPU as of this moment and the product page says orders placed as of this time will be delivered on Friday. So yeah, finally my CPU is shipping! Also, I got an estimate for the motherboard, which is expected to be delivered by next week!

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Amazon Preparing for shipping

What about you? Have your AMD Ryzen CPU shipped or is in the process to be shipped? Have you received your Ryzen CPU already? Or did you cancelled your AMD Ryzen CPU pre-order and ordered in another place? Let me know in the comments

Also, Check out my unboxing of the case I’ll be using for this AMD Ryzen build by clicking here!

Has anyone received their AMD Ryzen and Motherboard from Amazon? I still haven't

Has anyone received their AMD Ryzen and Motherboard from Amazon? I still haven't

Hi everyone,

So this is kinda suspicious. Amazon gave me a delivery estimate for the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU, which is from tomorrow, March 7 to Friday, March 10, but the same date also shows in the Amazon order page for the motherboard:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Not Yet Shipped

The thing is that the estimate I received by email was just for the CPU, and it is believable, as the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU does tell that it “May take an extra 1-2 days to ship” as you can see below:

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Amazon Item Page

The CPU first had an estimate date of March 10, then it changed to “May take an extra 1-2 days to ship” and then it changed back to March 8 as the estimated date they would have the CPU in stock before turning back to the current status, but the motherboard tells “Temporarily out of stock” and it has been since it was “released” on March 2nd:

ASUS Prime B350M-A Amazon Product Page

Therefore, I assume that the estimate delivery date for the CPU is OK but the date for the motherboard is a glitch, altough NewEgg is supposedly getting motherboard stocks during these days and just today they released the ASRock X370. However, what really interests me is the B350M board.

I can also assume that Amazon is not showing an estimated date for the Motherboard but in fact they will be receiving stock on the following days as it doesn’t make sense that Newegg just receive stock and Amazon doesn’t. Yes, there is an AM4 motherboard shortage worldwide, but it seems Newegg is managing this situation better as they have already shipped some boards, and talking to several reps on Amazon they all give different answers as to when they will get stock.

You may be wondering why I’m waiting for Amazon instead of switching my order to Newegg? Well, the issue is that Newegg shipping is expensive compared to Amazon when it comes to shipping to Puerto Rico. Amazon charges like $12 per item for Next Day shipping, approximately $6 for 2-3 day shipping and Free Standard Shipping which usually means 1-2 weeks. Newegg only has 2-3 day shipping and the price really varies but it most of the time starts at $20 and up. Unfortunately since the board is not available on Newegg I can’t add it on the shopping cart to show you how high the shipping price is.

I just hope I receive the CPU and Motherboard as that is the only stuff I need to build my new system. I will be building the system with an EVGA 600W PSU, 1TB Hard Disk Drive, a DVD drive (a must since I love listening to Music CD), an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060, and 16GB of RAM. I already got the case and you can read about it by clicking here.

What about you? Have you received your AMD Ryzen CPU and one of the AM4 Motherboards? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for your attention! And follow me to read when I finally get the CPU and Motherboard and build my Ryzen PC!

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Unboxing and installation, + AMD Wraith Spire cooler

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Unboxing and installation, + AMD Wraith Spire cooler

Hi everyone,

In this post, I’ll like to show you the pictures and videos of my shiny new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU which I received yesterday:

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 1

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is the newest CPU in the AMD Ryzen family, along with the 2600, 2600X and 2700. This particular CPU has a base speed of 3.7Ghz and can boost up to 4.3Ghz. It also comes with the new AMD Wraith Prism cooler, which you can see at the final parts of this post.

The box:

Here are the pictures of the box:

Unboxing:

This is the unboxing video I made of this CPU. Hope you like it!

CPU Installed:

I’m using my current ASUS B350M-A to use this CPU. Before installing it, I updated the BIOS to version 4008. Then, I swapped the old CPU with the new one:

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 6

I then placed the included AMD Wraith Spire cooler:

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 7

It looks really awesome when we turn it on!

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 8

Watch the RGB lighting in action!

Performance:

I’m really impressed. Running BOINC in this is really fast. The CPU runs at 4.00Ghz most of the time. I haven’t seen it go up but neither down. It is running at 3.95-4.00Ghz:

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 9

The project ODLK1 takes about 20 minutes or less to crunch a workunit per thread. This is an improvement from some 30 to 40 minutes it took with the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 stock speed CPU:

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 10

Video editing is also fast with this new CPU:

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 11

Please note that I’m running this CPU as is and I don’t plan on overclocking it. I’m very satisfied with it and hope it works excellent for me in all my daily tasks!

That’s all for this post and I hope you enjoyed it!