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Magnificent AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

by ThoughtA

Description

CPU

The Ryzen 7 2700X is an octa-core processor that utilizes AMD SMT technology for a total of sixteen threads. This CPU is the top model of the new, 2nd-generation Ryzen processors.

Cooler

To take fuller advantage of the overclockability, we are including the Corsair H100i PRO liquid cooler.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter for X470 ATX motherboards. Our compatibility and pricing engines will automatically select the best-priced motherboard that is compatible with the rest of the build.

Memory

For memory, we're filtering for the best-priced 2x16GB or 4x8GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a heatsink. We've limited it to DDR4-2800 and faster speeds, as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-priced SSD of at least 1TB capacity. Additionally, we're including a 3TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing media and extra games. Everyone's storage needs differs, so feel free to change the capacity to your heart's desire.

GPU

Our GPU is Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2080. This is currently one of the fastest single GPU video cards in the market - you may want to look into a 120-144Hz and/or 2560x1440 resolution monitor for this bad boy. The parametric filter is set for the best-priced RTX 2080 available, but feel free to click the "From parametric filter" link to browse our listing of RTX 2080. For those interested in VR, the RTX 2080 will have no problem playing any and and all applications currently on the market. In addition, the new RTX cards feature special ray tracing cores that will hopefully see use in future games.

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.

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.

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 selected case is the white NZXT H500i. The H500i includes a tempered glass window, 2x RGB LED strips, and a "CAM-powered Smart Device" for controlling the strips and other RGB lighting if you wish. It also features 2x front panel USB 3.1 Gen 1 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.

Cases tend to be highly personal choices, so make sure you browse our listed cases to see what suits you. If you happen to want a different color version of hte H500i, there are multiple variations available.

PSU

Powering the build is a sparse selection of some of the most well-reviewed PSUs available - all without breaking the bank. All of them are certified 80+ Gold and fully-modular.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Magnificent Gaming Guide.

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Estimated Wattage: 388W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU €354.00 €3.95 €357.95 Bytes At Work Buy
CPU Cooler €119.00 FREE €119.00 Paradigit Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Color: Black, Black / Gray, Black / Silver, Black / White, Silver, Silver / Black, White
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Chipset: AMD X470
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
€189.00 FREE €189.00 Paradigit Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 32GB (2x16GB), 32GB (4x8GB)
  • Heat Spreader: Yes
  • Color: Black, Black/Gray, Black/Silver, Black/White, White, White/Gray, White/Silver
€230.00 €3.95 €233.95 Bytes At Work Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 960 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: SSD
€129.00 FREE €129.00 Paradigit Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 3000 GB - 10000 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
€114.99 FREE €114.99 Paradigit Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: GeForce RTX 2080
  • Length: 224 mm - 403 mm
€811.00 €4.95 €815.95 Bytes At Work Buy
Case
Power Supply €139.90 FREE €139.90 Paradigit Buy
Base Total: €2086.89
Shipping: €12.85
Total: €2099.74
* 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.

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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor 13W - 105W
Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 10W - 15W
G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory 23W - 23W
Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Toshiba - X300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card 53W - 215W
Total: 105W - 388W