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Build Guide

Enthusiast AMD Gaming Build

by manirelli

Description

CPU

For the Enthusiast AMD build we chose the newly released Ryzen 7 2700 as our processor. The stock Wraith Spire cooler will keep the processor cool and stay quiet while adding some flair to your build with RGB LEDs.

Motherboard

The R7 2700 is an unlocked processor so we set the parametric filters for X470 ATX motherboards that support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, six SATA 6Gb/s devices, multiple expansion cards, and crossfire or SLI functionality.

Memory

With our increased budget we selected 16GB of RAM. The parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications from DDR4-2666 to DDR4-3200. At the current time, using memory rated over 3200mhz 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.

Storage

Using the parametric filters this build will incorporate an m.2 SSD with at least 500GB of space and a minimum 3TB of mechanical storage at 7200rpm.

GPU

With this budget we decided to go all out on the graphics card. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is one of the single best cards on the market right now. At 1080p or even 1440p you will not have any problems with AAA games and the 1080 Ti is perfectly suited for VR gaming as well. When using a GTX 1080 Ti you should consider stepping up your monitor to a 120/144hz screen for the best gaming experience.

Case

All of our components are housed in the Thermaltake View 37 Riing Edition case. This case has a unique side panel, room for enthusiast CPU coolers, watercooling radiators, and front panel USB3.0.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which are 80+ Gold certified, have two EPS cables, and provide more than enough power for this system while at stock clocks or overclocking.

Click here to see the Intel version of this build guide

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Compatibility Check: See notes below.

Estimated Wattage: 429W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU €278.91 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €278.91 Amazon France Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: AMD X470
  • SLI/CrossFire: 2-Way SLI Capable
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
€134.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €134.99 Amazon France Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
€140.10 €140.10 Amazon France Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 500GB - 12TB
  • Type: SSD
  • Interface: M.2 (M)
  • Form Factor: M.2-2280
€117.62 €117.62 Amazon France Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3TB - 10TB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
€77.89 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €77.89 Amazon France Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
€699.90 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €699.90 Amazon France Buy
Case €104.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €104.99 Amazon France Buy
Power Supply €122.52 €122.52 Amazon France Buy
Total: €1676.92
* 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.

Compatibility Notes

Comments Sorted by:

FreakaWho 1 Build 4 points 20 days ago

Since this is an enthusiast build, wouldn't the 2700X be better since it's $30-$40 more and it has a higher clock speed?

DANIEL777 1 point 24 days ago

Thermaltake cases would not be the best choice for an enthusiast build. The entire front of most cases are made of plastic, and the build quality is not very good. Some stand-offs are not accessible and the curved tg panel is weird. I would recommend the Phanteks enthoo evolv atx or NZXT H700i.

alon2004003 1 point 16 days ago

I made a few small changes like a Ryzen 7 2700x, as apposed to a 2700, and 32gb ram and an 850 watt power supply for future upgrades, such as SLI.

Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor 8W - 65W
MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard 17W - 70W
G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory 14W - 14W
ADATA - XPG 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB OC BLACK Video Card 62W - 250W
Total: 107W - 429W