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

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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:

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ParadoXGodzillA 2 points 24 months ago

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.

Radio_Memories 6 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

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

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

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.

Namnguyen 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

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

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

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

Namnguyen 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

yep, there are more 1080 tis coming now

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BLACK5KY 1 point 25 months ago

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

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

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.

bradzilla23 1 point 25 months ago

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

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

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

bradzilla23 1 point 24 months ago

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.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Not a problem -- thanks for the feedback!

LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Great build guide! I love that you guys are putting up builds guides using the New Ryzen CPUs, I recently upgraded from my old FX8350 to an R7 1700 and I couldn't be happier! I really like the RAM choice you used, those are some really nice looking heat spreaders and compliment the AsRock board and PNY GPU colors very nicely.


kims681 1 point 24 months ago

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?

juhni 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago


Victor1+ 1 point 24 months ago

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



elijahfmiller 1 point 18 months ago

Should Work

TheShortOne 1 point 24 months ago

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.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

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

Papa_Pump 1 point 24 months ago

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

Toro101 1 point 22 months ago

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

WaldoTheRanger 1 Build 0 points 25 months ago

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

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WaldoTheRanger 1 Build 0 points 25 months ago

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

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