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$1600 Gaming PC Build - ASRock X370 Fatal1ty Gaming K4 / Ryzen 7 1700

BoyScout

March 31, 2017

Our latest build video is a $1600 (USD) Gaming PC based on our "Enthusiast" Gaming / AMD Ryzen Build Guide. A special thanks to ASRock for providing the motherboard and Corsair for providing the case used in this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $329.99
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99
Memory Avexir Blitz1.1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $129.99
Storage Western Digital Blue 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $264.99
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1080 8GB XLR8 Video Card $502.97
Case Corsair Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99
Total at time of filming $1587.91

Looking to build something similar? Check out the original Build Guide

Want to see some benchmarks and pictures of the final build? Take a look at the Completed Build.

Curious how the cables were cleaned up? Watch Barry work his magic:

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

BoyScout, will you make a clean build for AMD RYZEN 5 1600x? I've seen many specs about it (not simulated) and it seems to be a little faster and better than the AMD RYZEN 7 1700. Thanks if you respond with a AMD RYZEN 1600x compatible build.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build ! I noticed there's no rear exhaust fan. Is that really necessary or not in that case?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

The 3 front fans move a lot of fresh air into the case, so we haven't seen any issues without an exhaust fan in our testing on the system so far.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Maybe on the next build, can you do a 1080 ti build.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Availability has been pretty limited, but we hope to do one soon!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

yep, there are more 1080 tis coming now

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not go with a 1tb HDD and use the saved money to go up to a 1080ti?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Sure. We liked the idea of a single SSD covering storage needs at that price point, but storage needs and preferences can certainly vary. As for the GPU, with limited availability on the GTX 1080 Ti's at the moment, we chose to stick with the GTX 1080 for this build. If you are interested, you can read a bit more on our thought process behind the part selection in the Guide.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Such a high end build that can't overclock... No aftermarket cooler?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

The 1700 can be overclocked, though with the stock cooler you'll just not want to get too aggressive.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that all Ryzen 7 CPUs can be overclocked, I was just pointing out the lack of headroom. I did word it a bit strangely, my mistake.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a problem -- thanks for the feedback!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it possible to remove the fan from the cpu cooler and turn it 90 degrees so the AMD logo is in the correct position?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The first "True gaming pc" I got was a prebuilt from alienware. This is my first time attempting to do a custom build pc and I want to make sure if I am doing it right. Was always afraid because I didn't know what parts would work together but now that I found this site I am a little more relieved to try it. Here is my build so far, willing to pay more for a better experience. Also looking on getting the acer predator x34p when it comes out or this monitor will link both as well. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GdnNjc

https://www.amazon.com/PG278QR-G-SYNC-Gaming-Screen-Monitor/dp/B01N4ENDXR

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-UltraWide-Widescreen-X34/dp/B016GNX4SE/

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Should Work

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Im a fan of the build but I just a general question. Since the Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 launched yesterday, when will they be available to select for parts lists? I know we don't directly buy parts from pcpartpicker, but I just like to see all my potential computer components in one place.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, we're working on getting them entered today. Prices should start showing up soon.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

what ram speeds were you able to achieve with this mobo?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is the memory item in this build not available for purchase and what is a replacement? Thanks

  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

ya, great build! (finally! AMD cpus are worthy of a build video)

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  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

that depends on the games you play and whether or not you use the 8 cores/16 threads.

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