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Build Guide

Magnificent AMD Gaming Build

by ThoughtA

NOTE: A more recent version of this guide is available here.


CPU and Cooler

The Ryzen 7 2700 is an octo-core processor that utilizes AMD SMT technology for a total of sixteen threads. This CPU is one of the top models of the new, 2nd-generation Ryzen processors. It is overclockable, and to take fuller advantage of that, we are including the new be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4.


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 to DDR4-3200 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 roughly 500GB 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 the very popular GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. 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 1080 Ti available, but feel free to click the "From parametric filter" link to browse our listing of 1080s Tis. For those interested in VR, the GTX 1080 Ti will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market.


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.


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: 371W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $195.99 FREE $195.99 SuperBiiz Buy
CPU Cooler $104.72 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $104.72 Amazon Buy
Motherboard $99.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $99.99 Amazon Buy
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
  • Color: Black, Black/Gray, Black/Silver, Black/White, White, White/Gray, White/Silver
$107.99 $0.99 $108.98 Newegg Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 500 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: SSD
$63.99 FREE $63.99 Newegg Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3000 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
$61.20 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $61.20 Amazon Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Price: $0.00 - $850.00
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Length: 224 mm - 403 mm
$749.99 $4.99 $754.98 Newegg Buy
Case $149.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $149.99 Amazon Buy
Power Supply $72.00 -$10.00 FREE $62.00 Newegg Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Base Total: $1605.86
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Shipping: $5.98
Total: $1601.84
* 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:

kevin.ace.cox 3 points 8 months ago

no GPU selected.

neospect 1 point 8 months ago

Sometimes the parametric filter finds no match. You can click on the parametric filter to change it, or wait for a seller to have stock that matches.

AFAngryWarrior 1 point 7 months ago

This is very misleading..... You can't say it's a $1,067 build, and then say "Oh. By the way. You need to add a GPU that costs between $300 and $800" Then it's not a $1,067 build it's a $1,367 to $1,867 build... That's a completely different price range.

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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor 8W - 65W
Fractal Design - Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 10W - 15W
Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory 11W - 11W
Mushkin - Source 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Turbo Video Card 62W - 250W
Total: 97W - 371W