AMD Build for Gaming 2018

Here is a good build for gamers who want to build their new computer in 2018 using AMD processor. This guide is covering parts that will allow you to play the newest games and even virtual reality games. This computer will perform very well and it is not ruined by the price. Be sure to check the other builds out if this one doesn’t fit your needs.

Price: ⁓1,300 $
Wattage: ⁓360 W

Parts used:

  • Processor – AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Motherboard – MSI X470 GAMING PRO ATX AM4
  • RAM – Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000MHz
  • Storage (SSD) – Samsung 860 EVO Series 2.5” 500GB
  • Storage (HDD)– Toshiba 7200 RPM 2TB
  • GPU – MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB DUKE
  • Case – Corsair Carbide Series 275R (Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case
  • PSU – SeaSonic G Series 550W 80+ Gold Semi-modular ATX

 

Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is a very good processor with the base clock of 3.4GHz and max boost clock of 3.9GHz. It has 6 cores, 12 threads, and 16MB of L3 cache. AS it is an AMD processor it can be overclocked, keep in mind this build doesn’t have an additional CPU fan included so you shouldn’t overclock too much if you are planning to use the stock cooler that comes with the CPU. Ryzen 5 2600 processors max temperatures are 95 degrees Celsius (203 degrees Fahrenheit).

Motherboard

The motherboard used is the MSI X470 GAMING PRO. It uses the AM4 socket and X470 chipset so that our processor is fully compatible and overclockable, the form factor of the motherboard is ATX. This motherboard supports up to 64GBs of DDR4 RAM and it also supports SLI and CrossFire for multiple GPU setups. It also has two M.2 slots, but we aren’t using those in this build.

Memory

Memory is Team Vulcan DDR4 3000MHz to make sure it will work with our build, as higher frequencies can cause trouble. 16GBs will be enough for most users and there is still space for another 16GBs or RAM to be added.

Storage

As storage, we have Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD for operating system and games or other applications that are most commonly used. For files and other applications that are not that commonly used we have the Toshiba 2 TB HDD, it has 64 MB cache and 7200 RPM with SATA III connector.

Graphics Card

Graphics card used in this build is MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Duke, it has 8GB of DDR5 memory. With this GPU you might want to upgrade to a 144MHz monitor if you don’t have one yet. This GPU is well-suited for VR gaming as well.

Case

Corsair’s Carbide Series 275R case will fit our build very well as it has tempered glass side panel and clean look. It also offers space for cable management, airflow, additional storage drives, bigger CPU cooler and space for radiators, if you want to upgrade to water cooling.

Power Supply

Power supply unit is SeaSonic’s G Series 550W. It fits our needs since it’s 80+ Gold certified semi-modular PSU. It will offer enough power for our build even if overclocked. It’s also ATX form factor.

Expansion cards

If you are going to need a wireless connection or you have any other special needs, make sure to get a WLAN-card or any other expansion card needed for your computer.

 

 

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