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Build Guide

Magnificent AMD Gaming Build

by ThoughtA



The Ryzen 7 2700X is an octa-core processor that utilizes AMD SMT technology for a total of sixteen threads. This CPU is the top model of the new, 2nd-generation Ryzen processors.


To take fuller advantage of the overclockability, we are including the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R RGB 240mm liquid cooler.


We're using a parametric filter for X470 ATX motherboards. Our compatibility and pricing engines will automatically select the best-priced motherboard that is compatible with the rest of the build.


For memory, we're filtering for the best-priced 2x8GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a heatsink. We've limited it to DDR4-2800 and faster speeds, as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory.


We're also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-priced SSD of at least 1TB capacity. Additionally, we're including a 3TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing media and extra games. Everyone's storage needs differs, so feel free to change the capacity to your heart's desire.


Our GPU is Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2080. This is currently one of the fastest single GPU video cards in the market - you may want to look into a 120-144Hz and/or 2560x1440 resolution monitor for this bad boy. The parametric filter is set for the best-priced RTX 2080 available, but feel free to click the "From parametric filter" link to browse our listing of RTX 2080. For those interested in VR, the RTX 2080 will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market. In addition, the new RTX cards feature special ray tracing cores that will hopefully see use in future games.


The selected case is Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout TG. The R6 includes sound-dampening foam, 2x USB 3.0 ports, and a plethora of hard drive bays.es. In addition, there are 6x 3.5" and 2x 2.5" bays for any extensive hard drive needs you may have.

It also comes with 2x 140mm fans - 140mm fans tend to generate less noise for the same amount of air movement as 120mm since they don't need to spin as fast. If you are okay with some more noise but want more cooling, the case's ModuVent system allows you to remove parts of the case's exterior to mount more fans.

Cases tend to be highly personal choices, so make sure you browse our listed cases to see what suits you.


Powering the build is a sparse selection of some of the most well-reviewed PSUs available - all without breaking the bank. All of them are certified 80+ Gold and fully-modular.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Magnificent Gaming Guide.

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Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 379W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU €349.00 FREE €349.00 Paradigit Buy
CPU Cooler €99.95 FREE €99.95 Paradigit Buy
From parametric filter
  • Color: Black, Black / Gray, Black / Silver, Black / White, Silver, Silver / Black, White
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: AMD X470
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
€229.00 FREE €229.00 Paradigit Buy
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
  • Color: Black, Black/Gray, Black/Silver, Black/White, White, White/Gray, White/Silver
€169.00 FREE €169.00 Paradigit Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 960 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: SSD
€144.99 FREE €144.99 Paradigit Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3000 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
€189.00 FREE €189.00 Paradigit Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce RTX 2080
  • Length: 224 mm - 403 mm
€829.00 FREE €829.00 Paradigit Buy
Power Supply €139.90 FREE €139.90 Paradigit Buy
Total: €2149.84
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Comments Sorted by:

EnoxRule 3 points 1 month ago

First lol

Id get a modular psu

RockingTalent 1 point 1 month ago

Semi Modular is Good enough. Only the power cables are pre attached in it which you require so not a big issue at all

johnpost 3 points 1 month ago

really depends if you are planning on getting custom cables

Guaco 2 points 24 days ago

Can I go with 32 gb ram?

ImApparentlyHuman 1 point 3 days ago


PCGURU27 1 point 1 month ago


Crykee 1 point 28 days ago

Be careful with the RAM compatibility for the motherboard. Check the comparability lists online before you buy the RAM.

Flashydie 1 point 24 days ago

Am thinking of pairing 2700x with rx 580, how bad will it be? I wonder

aprzn123 1 point 2 days ago

That's really unbalanced, try 2700 or 2600x with gtx 1070

jaza2345 1 point 1 day ago

that's a lot more expensive though

Balistaguy 1 point 1 day ago

maybe you shouldnt be getting ryzen 7 then....

Jerod.Liverance 1 point 3 days ago

Just waiting here for the 3rd gen processors to drop.

connor333 -1 points 1 month ago

I"m no expert but passing on thoughts: Is it worth getting a cooler like that for a ryzen that doesn't overclock that much? I've been obsessed looking at CPU's for my gaming build, and compared to the 2700x, I'd probably prefer the 8600k since it can overclock quite well and better for gaming. Love to hear your thougths though.

arorarohan907 3 points 1 month ago

For pure gaming purposes, the 8600K is definitely better. However, if you want to stream or video edit, or any kind of intensive workloads, then this is better by a lot. It'a worth getting that cooler in my opinion as while it doesn't overclock nearly as much as Intel CPUs it will still get a sizable performance increase, it'll look better, and it'll run cooler and quieter.

zenden_blind 1 point 1 month ago

Go for 8core processor from right now. Get i7 9700k /i9 9900k if u want intel cpu. Ryzen 7 2700/2700x for better value. (For 8core processor)

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ThoughtA staff submitter 1 point 4 days ago

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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor 13W - 105W
Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 10W - 15W
Kingston - HyperX Predator RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory 14W - 14W
Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Western Digital - Red Pro 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB AERO Video Card 53W - 215W
Total: 96W - 379W