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Guide

Enthusiast AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

Description

CPU

At this budget, we're using the new AMD Ryzen 5 3600X. Since it is overclockable the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 has been added to the list. A cooler of this stature will allow a high overclock without overheating or becoming noisy.

Note: If you'd prefer to consider a similar build, but instead using an Intel processor, be sure to check out our Enthusiast Intel Gaming Build Guide.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for ATX X570 chipsets and up to 4 DDR4 DIMM slots for future expansion. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build, and it will automatically update with the best priced option as prices change.

The X570 chipset was selected rather than the B450 chipset in order to bypass any BIOS update issues that would occur when combining a new Ryzen 3000 series (Zen 2) CPU with a B450 chipset. However, you are welcome to explore those options as well, but be forewarned that because it uses an older chipset, this motherboard may require a BIOS update before it will be compatible with the CPU. The manufacturer may have already updated the B450 BIOS before sending it to retailers, but if not, many motherboards cannot be updated without using an older CPU to do so.

If the motherboard is not updated, the PC is unlikely to boot at all with the new CPU. In this case, you would need to temporarily use an older CPU to update the motherboard BIOS before using a new CPU with it. The CPUs that could do this update would be the Ryzen 1000 CPUs, Ryzen 2000 APUs, and Ryzen 2000 CPUs.

If you stick with the X570 chipset on original part list provided, you will not have to deal with this process.

Memory

For our memory, the parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to DDR4-3200 and faster speeds, as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory.

Storage

We're use parametric filters to incorporate an SSD with at least 500GB of space. We have also added a parametric filter for a 3TB mechanical drive for mass storage, such as extra games and videos. Everyone's storage requirements differ, so feel free to add or remove capacity as needed.

GPU

For our GPU, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 is one of the best price for performance cards on the market. The RTX 2080 will provide a consistent 60fps on many demanding games like PUBG) at Ultra at 1080p, and even 1440p for some games like Apex Legends. It'll also handle Fortnite with zero issues. For those interested in VR, this card will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market.

For streaming, the newly-updated NVENC encoding will offload the task to the GPU with a minimal performance hit using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) while providing image quality similar to or better than x264 Fast quality.

Case

All of our components are housed in the Cooler Master MasterBox MB530P case. This case features a clean design and a tempered glass window. It includes 2x front panel USB 3 ports, 2x front panel USB 2.0 ports,, a PSU shroud, and a number of cable management holes and tie-offs to help your build look cleaner. It can also fit full-sized video cards.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed semi or fully modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified or above and can provide plenty of power for this build.

AMD Version

Here is the Intel version of our Enthusiast Gaming Guide..

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor
Base
₹18992.00
Promo
Shipping
Tax
Price
₹18992.00
Where
Buy
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Base
₹15928.00
Promo
Shipping
Tax
Price
₹15928.00
Where
Buy
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Form Factor: ATX; Chipset: AMD X570; Memory Slots: 4 - 16

Base
₹14365.00
Promo
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Tax
Price
₹14365.00
Where
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Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3333, DDR4-3400, DDR4-3466, DDR4-3600; Type: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 8GB; Heat Spreader: Yes

Base
₹7499.00
Promo
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Price
₹7499.00
Where
Buy
Storage Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 500 GB - 12000 GB; Type: SSD; Form Factor: M.2-2280; Interface: M.2 (M)

Base
₹5890.00
Promo
Shipping
Tax
Price
₹5890.00
Where
Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 3000 GB - 10000 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Form Factor: 3.5"; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s

Base
₹9645.00
Promo
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Price
₹9645.00
Where
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Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS GP Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce RTX 2080

Base
₹57636.00
Promo
Shipping
₹3328.00
Tax
Price
₹60964.00
Where
Buy
Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB530P ATX Mid Tower Case
Base
₹9397.00
Promo
Shipping
Tax
Price
₹9397.00
Where
Buy
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

From parametric selection: Show

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₹12900.00
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₹12900.00
Where
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Base Total: ₹152252.00
Shipping: ₹3328.00
Total: ₹155580.00
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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Why 2080? Won't a 2070 super be better value?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Agreed I got a 2070 super for £450

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What currency are the prices in?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The currency for the region you have set in the top right corner of the site.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does this setup come with an operating system as in windows 10 32/64 bit if so what kind? If not I see that is has the option, I was just curious if it does.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You will need to add an OS to this build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok thank you for the help.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What sort of gaming performance and resolution am I going to get with this build? HD is a given, but any 4K usage? Frame rates?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

1440p144 or 4k60 will not be an issue with this build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Then on my own build I am spending FAR too much money.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is this objectively better than the "Excellent AMD Gaming/Streaming Build"? The 2080 is cheaper than the 2070 at the moment (in the UK) so both builds are the same price now. Worth it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The 2080 and this guide are objectively better.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

where are you finding the 2080 for cheaper please?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Any other cases for this build? I saw the reviews on amazon and its kind of split in half with cooling some people are having issues and some say its good?

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