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Guide

Glorious AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

Description

CPU

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is one of the fastest gaming CPUs available. It offers 16 cores, 32 threads, a base frequency of 3.5GHz, and a turbo frequency of 4.7GHz. The unlocked multiplier enables easy overclocking.

Cooler

Due to stock issues with the Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT, the cooler has been updated to the Corsair H150i PRO. Should you find the iCUE version in stock, it will work just as well with this build.

We recommend liquid cooling to take full advantage the Ryzen 9 3950X’s performance potential. In this guide we are using the Corsair H150i PRO. The cooler includes three of Corsair’s ML120 fans which are known for their great air flow. A 360mm radiator is helpful because an equivalent amount of airflow can pass over a larger surface area.

Motherboard

The part list includes a parametric selection of high quality X570 motherboards. The parametric selection actively chooses the best priced motherboard in the group. The boards all have four DDR4 DIMM slots to allow for future memory expansion.

Memory

We are filtering for a 2x16GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a speed of at least 3600 MT/s with a CAS latency of 16 or lower.

Since the parametric filter picks the lowest priced option available (regardless of color/design), click the "From parametric filter" link to view other options that might better suit your aesthetic preference.

Storage

Since storage needs may differ, adjust the capacity as needed. We recommend at least 500 GB of SSD storage. 1TB typically provides the most optimal storage capacity for the price. The part list includes a parametric selection of quality NVMe M.2 1TB SSDs. Consider adding an additional mechanical HDD for larger storage needs.

GPU

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is one of the most powerful video cards on the market today. Consider pairing it with a high refresh rate and/or high resolution monitor to take full advantage of the card's capabilities.

The updated NVENC encoding feature will offload the task of streaming to the GPU with a minimal performance hit when using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), while still providing image quality on par with (or better than) “x264 Fast” quality.

To keep noise and temperature down, the parametric filter is set for an RTX 2080 Ti with at least two fans to avoid blower style and “mini” cards. If you wish to include those in your build, you can use the same search without the fan restriction.

Case

The Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE features tinted tempered glass windows on the front and both sides. Notably, it includes 3x Corsair LL120 RGB fans in the front and a iCUE Commander PRO to control them. This case's front glass panel is offset more than those of other cases with a front glass panel, which allows for more airflow inside. Also inside the case are a PSU shroud, cable management holes, and tie-offs, which will make the PC easier to keep looking clean. Since the back panel is glass, cable management features will be more important, aesthetically.

The front panel features 1x USB Type-C and 2x USB 3.0 Type-A ports.

PSU

For powering the build, we are using a sparse selection of some of the most well-reviewed PSUs available that still fall in a reasonable price range. All of them are fully modular and rated 80+ Gold or Platinum efficiency.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Glorious Gaming Guide.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor
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₹64627.00
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₹2133.00
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₹66760.00
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CPU Cooler Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
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₹15149.00
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₹15149.00
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Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard

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₹14205.00
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₹3331.00
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₹17536.00
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Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3600, DDR4-3666, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4200; Type: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 16GB; CAS Latency: 3 - 16

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Storage ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

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₹11990.00
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₹11990.00
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Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans

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₹95325.00
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₹4467.00
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₹99792.00
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Case Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ATX Mid Tower Case
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₹23890.00
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₹23890.00
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Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

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₹11199.00
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₹11199.00
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Base Total: ₹236385.00
Shipping: ₹9931.00
Total: ₹246316.00
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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

finally a glorious AMD build

  • 10 hours ago
  • 1 point

Finally, some good f*g food.

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

The total cost is actually around $2600. I wouldn't recommend buying this GPU. It costs only $500 for some reason (RTX 2080Tis' cost more than $1100)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I agree that that pricing is suspicious. I've removed it.

  • 15 days ago
  • -2 points

The Ryzen 9 3950x is a 700$+ CPU that is the one in this build. The 500 Ryzen 93900x is the 500$ CPU that you are thinking of. The difference is that the 3950x has more threads and a higher core count longs with a different base and boost clocks. The 3900x has 12 cores and... I think 16 threads (don't quote me). Also, the cheap price for this graphics card is because the ddr6 (Double Data Rate Memory) in this graphics card is running slower than a normal 2080 Ti. Also, it has two fans (cheaper to make) one additional thing is that the DUAL series of ASUS graphics card is just cheaper, in general, they are cheaper serries of GPU. Overall this computer will be kinda graphics card bottlenecked but not by much. This is a great build however would higley recommend.

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 points

What are you on about? I was talking about the $500 RTX 2080Ti which was listed earlier. It was suspicious so he removed it. When did I ever mention the 3950x?

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 points

Which 2080 ti would you recommend? I am building my first pc as a huge noob, but i notice you said this specific brand of 2080 ti may give you performance issues compared to others on the market

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Don't get any blower fans models.

  • 4 days ago
  • 0 points

I wouldn't get a 2080Ti. It's nearly double the cost but only 20% better compared to the 2080 Super. Nevertheless, the MSI Gaming X Trio is the best in my opinion. I have the 2080 (non Ti) version, and it's very good.

You should do MUCH more research yourself before before spending a boatload of money on a PC. You shouldn't be a "huge noob" when building it. You should be able to build it in your mind.

  • 4 days ago
  • 0 points

2080 super msi gaming x trio has better vram than non super 2080. (also cost around the same)

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

in the UK it costs £100 more, which is why I didn't go for it.

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 points

What's the best way to configure the fans?

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

I would have the that come with the case in the front. Then have the radiator & the fan that came with it at the top. Would also recommend a rear end fan to help the radiator fans with exhaust.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

MEGA YEET

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. That RAM though, IDK. For the amount of money, you spent on the other hardware, including that chassis, should have pulled out the stops there too and gone with a 3600MHz kit.

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I agree. I've updated the RAM on both Glorious guides to have faster transfer rates and latencies.

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice, and I was going to suggest a higher tier kit too for good overclocking but you've already covered that, good job man ;)

  • 10 hours ago
  • 1 point

I hear Samsung's 970 Evo is pretty popular. Plus it's $88 if you get the 500GB version. Pair it with a 2TB Seagate drive for another $50, and you have 2.5TB for around $140 instead of paying $130 for just 1TB. $10 more for 1.5TB. Not bad, am I right?

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Been waiting for this for months. One note on the motherboard(Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard), a review claims that a full size graphics card in the 4th gen PCI slot blocks the motherboard fan. This is on the B&H web site in the review section under "Not made for big boy cards". The reviewer claims he had to put the graphics card in the 3rd gen PCI slot. I don't know if this is true, but thought I'd mention it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

The 3950x seems like an odd choice over the 3900x if gaming and streaming are the main use cases. Additionally, I think the type of memory being suggested will hurt performance in gaming; careful selection here could lead to large fps increases. Suggestion should probably be for 3600 (CAS 16) memory. Take a look at the Gamers Nexus article if you don't believe me.

https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3508-ryzen-3000-memory-benchmark-best-ram-fclk-uclock-mclock

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to computer building, so I don't really understand that link in that it didn't seem to me to be a comparison of the 3950 v 3900. Is the point that the 3900 is already amazing or just that it's already great for gaming?

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

You are generally looking at a sub 3% performance increase for a significant increase in cost between 3600c16 and 3200c16. That's assuming you can even run your memory at 3600 (let alone cas 16). Ryzen is extremely finicky about DIMMs and going above even 3200.

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

What would you suggest for the AMD Glorious build? I am looking to build a pc like this and I am very unsure of what parts to pick.

Main goal is single pc streaming/gaming setup.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Personally I would pick these parts because rgb . https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Q4hD7T . But I would recommend a case that is around 100 dollars for flexibility.

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 points

This build in my opinion is terrible for a £2500 budget. Drop the £212 case for a £100 option such as the P600S (Has 3 high quality case fans preinstalled) and put that money towards a better motherboard (a £700 CPU on a £160 Motherboard really?). Then use the left over cash to get a 2TB mechanical drive (once again, 1TB storage for a £2500 build seriously?) Everything else seems fine although I'd personally get a slightly cheaper AIO and opt in for more storage or faster RAM.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

The X570 TUF actually has really good VRMs and can handle the 3950x easily. I do agree with your other points though.

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

What ram & motherboard do you suggest?

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 points

There is no justification for a mechanical drive in the year 2020.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

A mechanical drive as a secondary drive is only a little slower than the average SSD. Windows heavily bogs down mechanical drives but without it, they're actually pretty fast and load times are not bad at all. That's why a lot of people still opt for a small 120GB SSD boot drive with a beefy mechanical secondary drive. Do some more research before throwing stupid statements please. There is no justification for a mechanical drive as a boot drive in the year 2020, or since the year 2018 really, as a secondary drive they are still the go to option and work great.

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 points

I would have opted for 3900x instead along with 3600 speed ram. Also would have gotten a decent 570 motherboard.

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

the tuf x570 mobo actually has a great VRM and features. Buildzoid said it wasn't worth spending any more money on a mobo because its so good

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Why is the 3900x better than the 3950x? I assumed 3950x was better for multitasking such as streaming

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

It isn't. But its $200 less and better suits this build, is what I think he was trying to say.

  • 1 month ago
  • -3 points

Can this be built with a case without tempered glass?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

no smh. (that was sarcastic).

OF COURSE YOU CAN. YOU CAN LITERALLY BUILD THIS PC IN ANY ATX CASE

  • 4 days ago
  • 0 points

woo there, chilllll.

  • 4 days ago
  • 0 points

lmao its such a dumb question though. A 3 year old could know the answer

  • 1 month ago
  • -3 points

Will the aio fit into this case with the ram and the motherboard that is picked because I have heard that with everything in the pc it’s a very tough fit and people are struggling to fit in aio.

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

It will fit, ThoughtA knows what he is doing.

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