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Great AMD Gaming Build

by ThoughtA

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Description

CPU

At this budget, we're using the AMD Ryzen 5 1600. The R5 1600 includes a stock cooler, so a 3rd-party cooler isn't necessary. Since we aren't overclocking our CPU, the stock cooler will be sufficient in keeping temperatures acceptable.

Note: If you'd prefer to consider a similar build, but instead using an Intel processor, be sure to check out our Great 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 B350 chipsets and up to 4 DDR4 DIMM slots for future expansion. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build.

Memory and Storage

For this build and most machines outside of the top end enthusiast realm we opted to go with 8GB of DDR4 memory. The parametric filter finds the best price on 8GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. 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. We're use parametric filters to incorporate an SSD with at least 500GB of space. Everyone's storage needs differs, so feel free to change those capacities as needed.

GPU

In light of recent stock shortages due to the current cryptocurrency mining craze, we've updated the GPU to the more powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. It's one of the best price for performance cards on the market and an absolute powerhouse. The GTX 1080 will provide a consistent 60fps on many demanding games like Battlefield 1 at Ultra at 1080p, and even 1440p for some games like Shadow of Mordor. For those interested in VR, the GTX 1080 will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market.

When video card stock and availability normalizes again, we will make sure to update our guides as appropriate to reflect the change in the market.

To keep the noise and temperatures down, we've updated the filter to include a minimum length to avoid "mini" versions of the card, which prioritize fitting into small builds, such as an ITX case. You can choose to use this filter instead, if you want to include the smaller cards for any reason. Note that smaller cards will be louder or hotter - or both.

Case

The build will be housed in the NZXT S340 Elite mid tower case. This case features a tempered glass window and front panel USB 3.0 and HDMI ports. It can fit full length video cards and has a sleek PSU shroud to keep your build looking cleaner. It also has a bumped-out cable management bar towards the front of the case interior to help you manage and hide cables.

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.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Great Gaming Guide.

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Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 429W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU ₹18449.00 ₹18449.00 Amazon India Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: AMD B350
₹6817.50 ₹6817.50 Amazon India Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
₹10778.86 ₹10778.86 Amazon India Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 500GB - 10TB
  • Type: SSD
₹10975.00 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime ₹10975.00 Amazon India Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080
  • Length: 220mm - 403mm
₹38514.55 ₹38514.55 Amazon India Buy
Case
Power Supply ₹6056.59 ₹6056.59 Amazon India Buy
Total: ₹91591.50
* 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.

Comments Sorted by:

da998j 1 point 1 day ago

i have a mac with 32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC does anyone know if i could use this with this system? Should I?

ThoughtA staff submitter 2 points 1 day ago

DDR3 memory won't be compatible with the motherboard.

Lobsterareawesome 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Yeah.. You need DDR4 Memory

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