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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 480GB 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 Thermaltake View 31 TG. This case has a comes included with LED fans, large tempered glass panels, 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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Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 372W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $478.00 $478.00 1stWave Technologies Buy
CPU Cooler $299.95 $299.95 Computer Lounge Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: AMD X370
  • SLI/CrossFire: 2-Way SLI Capable
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
$248.00 $248.00 1stWave Technologies Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
$219.00 FREE $219.00 DTC Systems Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 480GB - 10TB
  • Type: SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
$245.00 $245.00 1stWave Technologies Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3TB - 10TB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
$158.00 $158.00 1stWave Technologies Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080
$879.95 $879.95 Computer Lounge Buy
Case $239.00 $239.00 PB Technologies Buy
Power Supply $157.00 $157.00 1stWave Technologies Buy
Total: $2923.90
* 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:

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

I hope that View 31 has Riing RGB fans, not just blue ones...

But I guess red and blue can work together. Eh. ¯\(ツ)

joshuafait@gmail.com 1 point 18 days ago

Great build. I'm looking to do something very similar. How loud are the fans on this cooler? A friend bought the h110i and it's extremely loud.

sonickid15 1 point 15 days ago

if noise is a concern i would consider a diffrent gtx 1080 as blower style gpu's are louder then open air counterparts. If noise is a concern you can turn down the fans on this aio as a 1700 will run very cool anyways

Jake2395 1 point 17 days ago

What would be the best monitor for this type of pc

sonickid15 1 point 15 days ago

1440p at 144hz or 4k, gtx 1080 is very powerfull

Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor 8W - 65W
NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 10W - 15W
Asus - PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard 17W - 70W
G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory 12W - 12W
Kingston - SSDNow UV400 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB TURBO Video Card 45W - 180W
Total: 98W - 372W