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Great AMD Gaming Build

by ThoughtA

Description

CPU

At this budget, we're using the AMD Ryzen 5 2600. The R5 2600 includes a stock cooler, so a 3rd-party cooler isn't necessary. Since we aren't overclocking our CPU, the stock cooler will be sufficient in keeping temperatures acceptable.

Note: If you'd prefer to consider a similar build, but instead using an Intel processor, be sure to check out our Great Intel Gaming Build Guide.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for ATX B450 chipsets and up to 4 DDR4 DIMM slots for future expansion. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build, and it will automatically update with the best priced option as prices change.

Memory

For our memory, the parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to DDR4-3000 and faster speeds, as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory.

Storage

We're use parametric filters to incorporate an SSD with at least 1TB of space. We have also added a parametric filter for a 2TB mechanical drive for mass storage, such as extra games and videos. Everyone's storage needs differs, so feel free to add or remove capacity to your heart's desire.

GPU

For our GPU, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is one of the best price for performance cards on the market and an absolute powerhouse. The GTX 1070 Ti will provide a consistent 60fps on many demanding games like PUBG) at Ultra at 1080p, and even 1440p for some games like Shadow of War. It'll also handle Fortnite with zero issues. For those interested in VR, the GTX 1070 Ti will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market.

To keep the noise and temperatures down, we've updated the filter to include a minimum length to avoid "mini" versions of the card, which prioritize fitting into small builds, such as an ITX case. You can choose to use this filter instead, if you want to include the smaller cards for any reason. Note that smaller cards will be louder or hotter - or both.

Case

All of our parts are on display in the Fractal Design Meshify C TG. This tempered glass-sporting case has a unique take on mesh fronts. The mesh is bent into a variety of angles that give a cool effect, both looking at it straight on and at various angles in differing lighting.

The Meshify C TG features 2x front panel USB 3.0 ports, and it has a PSU shroud and cable management holes and tie-offs to help your build look cleaner. It can also fit full-sized video cards.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed semi or fully modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified or above and can provide plenty of power for this build.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Great Gaming Guide.

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Estimated Wattage: 109W
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CPU €179.00 FREE €179.00 Paradigit Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
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Memory
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  • Speed: DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3333
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
€159.00 FREE €159.00 Paradigit Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 960 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: SSD
€179.00 FREE €179.00 Paradigit Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 2000 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
€128.99 FREE €128.99 Paradigit Buy
Video Card
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  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
  • Length: 223 mm - 403 mm
Case
Power Supply
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Total: €750.98
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* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Comments Sorted by:

illumlol 3 points 2 hours ago

Will this machine be able to handle 1440, 144 hz gaming?

KENZY9 1 point 1 hour ago

I want to know if it will handle 1080p 144hz big world shooters?

SovietPower 1 point 5 hours ago

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besho45689 1 point 3 hours ago

Anyone know how good this build will be? Switch to Ryzen 1700x? Do I need to buy fans? Do you recommend I build this will be my first build

HyperNA 1 point 3 hours ago

Fans are included in the case and if you buy the Ryzen 5 2600, The wraith CPU cooler is included as well. I wouldn’t really recommend upgrading to the Ryzen 7 1700x because the 2600 has better single and multi-core performance (not by an insane amount but still), and a negligible amount of games can even utilize the extra 2 cores on the 1700x. Also the 1700x doesn’t come with a cooler unlike the 2600 so with the price already exceeding the 2600, it’s not worth it. Simply put the Ryzen 5 2600 is stupidly good for the price, and that’s why it shows up in so many mid-tier builds.

besho45689 1 point 3 hours ago

Ok I know you probably havent built this exact build but do you recommend changing anything.. when should i order the parts like on black friday or cyber monday or just now

besho45689 1 point 3 hours ago

Also what would be a good monior at a good price that suits this builds performance not too expensive tho

Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor 8W - 65W
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 14W - 14W
Crucial - MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Total: 28W - 109W