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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 Phanteks PH-TC14PE in white to match our case. The PH-TC14PE is an excellent choice for our build aesthetically and will allow us to reach our maximum potential for overclocking without watercooling. With the Phanteks cooler you may need to contact them to receive an AM4 mounting bracket for free. If one is not included in your box you can request the bracket by emailing support@phanteks.com with a copy of your cooler, and motherboard or cpu invoices.

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 white Anidees AI Crystal. This case has multiple 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.

Click here to see the Intel version of this build guide

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Compatibility Check: See notes below.

Estimated Wattage: 369W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $472.50 $472.50 1stWave Technologies Buy
CPU Cooler $125.00 $125.00 1stWave Technologies Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: AMD X370
  • SLI/CrossFire: 2-Way SLI Capable
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
$229.00 $229.00 1stWave Technologies Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
$375.00 $375.00 PB Technologies Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 500GB - 12TB
  • Type: SSD
$236.00 FREE $236.00 Paradigm PCs Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3TB - 10TB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
$149.00 $149.00 1stWave Technologies Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080
$974.00 FREE $974.00 DTC Systems Buy
Case
Power Supply $139.00 $139.00 1stWave Technologies Buy
Total: $2699.50
* 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.

Compatibility Notes

  • The Phanteks - PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler may require a separately available mounting adapter to fit the MSI - X370 SLI PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard.
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Comments Sorted by:

adamleeson 2 points 1 month ago

i regretted buying the case you have chosen. way over budget for what you get. try something sexyand more in price range such as nzxt s340 elite (colour of your choice) and it is still glass and because of the price lowered a better motherboard or ram set?

ryzen 3, asus rog strix 1060 6gb, thermaltake view 31 rgb,

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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
Phanteks - PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler 5W - 10W
MSI - X370 SLI PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard 17W - 70W
Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 14W - 14W
Western Digital - Blue 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Inno3D - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Twin X2 Video Card 45W - 180W
Total: 95W - 369W