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Enthusiast AMD Ryzen Gaming Build

by manirelli

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Description

CPU/CPU Cooler

For the Enthusiast AMD build we selected the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 as our processor. To cool theR7 1700 while overclocking we selected the NZXT Kraken X62. The X62 is an excellent choice for our build aesthetically and will allow us to reach our maximum potential for overclocking without building a custom watercooling setup.

Motherboard/Memory/Storage

To allow overclocking on the processor, we set the parametric filters for ATX motherboards that support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, multiple expansion cards, and crossfire or SLI functionality. 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 DDR4-3000 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory. At the current time, using memory rated over 3000mhz is not advised without doing extra research as DIMM support can be hit or miss. AMD is working on releasing additional BIOS updates to add better compatibility for higher frequency memory. Using the parametric filters this build will incorporate an SSD with at least 500GB of space and a minimum 3TB of mechanical storage at 7200rpm.

GPU

With this budget we decided to go all out on the graphics card. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is one of the single best cards on the market right now. At 1080p or even 1440p you will not have any problems with AAA games and the 1080 is perfectly suited for VR gaming as well. When using a GTX 1080 you should consider stepping up your monitor to a 120/144hz screen for the best gaming experience.

Case/PSU

All of our components are housed in the gorgeous Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG. This case has a large tempered glass side panel, room for enthusiast CPU coolers, watercooling radiators, and front panel USB3.0. For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified and provide more than enough power for this system while at stock clocks or overclocking.

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Estimated Wattage: 371W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $269.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $269.99 Amazon Buy
CPU Cooler $148.89 FREE $148.89 SuperBiiz Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: AMD X370
  • SLI/CrossFire: 2-Way SLI Capable
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
$109.99 -$30.00 FREE $79.99 Newegg Buy
Free Gaming Mouse w/ purchase, limited offer
$30.00 mail-in rebate
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
$139.99 FREE $139.99 Newegg Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 500GB - 12TB
  • Type: SSD
$129.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $129.99 Amazon Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3TB - 10TB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
$68.30 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $68.30 Amazon Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080
$499.89 FREE $499.89 SuperBiiz Buy
Case $99.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $99.99 Amazon Buy
Power Supply $64.99 -$15.00 FREE $49.99 Newegg Buy
$15.00 mail-in rebate
Base Total: $1532.02
Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
Total: $1487.02
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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:

TheConman565 2 points 24 days ago

But can it run Minecraft?

Darkstaff 2 points 23 days ago

No NMVE?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 0 points 16 days ago

its nvme not nmve

SicariusAnimus 2 points 21 days ago

Any benchmarks ran for this build, if so what were the results?

Lobsterareawesome 4 Builds 0 points 16 days ago

youtube is your friend

asteshyr 2 points 21 days ago

guys i need to know if this can run minesweeper on at least 2.2 fps pls help

toajallerv24 1 point 23 days ago

Not using confirmed Samsung B-die for a Ryzen build?

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