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Modest AMD Gaming Build

by manirelli



Our Modest AMD Gaming Build is built around the Ryzen 5 2600. Using the stock cooler you should be able to achieve moderate overclocks on this unlocked processor.


We've paired the R5 2600 with a parametric list of mATX B450 motherboards that supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, multiple SATA6 devices, and front panel USB3.0.


For this build we opted to go with 16GB of DDR4 memory. The parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to a range from DDR4-3000 to DDR4-3400 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory. At the current time, using memory rated over 3400mhz 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 also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-priced SSD of at least 500GB capacity. Additionally, we're including a 2TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing media and extra games. Everyone's storage needs differ, so feel free to change the capacity to your usage.


At this price point we suggest using the AMD RX 580 8GB edition. We specifically filter for the 8GB model as the 4GB may run into issues in more VRAM-heavy games. The performance across most games will be similar to the Nvidia GTX 1060. We've created a parametric filter to show you the lowest priced, full sized AMD RX 580 8GB which will be powerful enough for most AAA games at 1080p.


All of the components are housed in the Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX mini tower. This case is an affordable option that has a large side panel window, front panel USB3.0, room for full size graphics cards, and cutouts in the motherboard tray for easy cable routing.


For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which will provide more than enough power for this system.

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Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 294W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU €179.00 €3.95 €182.95 Bytes At Work Buy
From parametric filter
  • Socket / CPU: AM4
  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
€74.00 €4.95 €78.95 Bytes At Work Buy
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
€106.00 €4.95 €110.95 Bytes At Work Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 500 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: SSD
€69.00 €3.95 €72.95 Bytes At Work Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 2000 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
€67.00 €3.95 €70.95 Bytes At Work Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: Radeon RX 580
  • Video RAM: 8 GB
  • Length: 223 mm - 403 mm
€248.00 €3.95 €251.95 Bytes At Work Buy
Power Supply €101.00 €3.95 €104.95 Bytes At Work Buy
Base Total: €844.00
Shipping: €29.65
Total: €873.65
* 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:

TheForgottenBox 1 point 1 day ago

Quick question, what are the limits of what this build can run and what are possible aesthetic changes to the build, such as led fans or memory sticks.

ImApparentlyHuman 2 points 1 day ago

Well aesthetics are up to the builder, and you can probably look at what a build like this could run on youtube, look up something along the lines of r5 2600 + rx580 test

h0pT0_Gaming 1 point 16 hours ago

Is there anything I could do to lower the price yet not decrease gaming performance too much, maybe decrease the price to somewhere around £500 ($650).

SirNelson11 1 point 10 hours ago

you could find a cheaper Power supply, and maybe slightly cheaper ram and maybe a cheaper mother board. Though I wouldn’t recommend even looking if anything it wont be that much cheaper total, unless something is on sale somewhere, and you'd get lower quality parts that could fail making you spend even more... after mail in rebates they are decent prices anyway.

If your looking to cut costs consider getting a 1TB HDD and a 250 GB SSD instead of a 2TB and a 500GB. Yes less space but it wont affect performance and with a 250GB SSD you can still can put one or 2 of your favorite games on it. Then when you have more money to spend you can upgrade it. You can also even go lower and get a 1TB HDD and a 120GB SSD. the SSD would only be for the OS and you core programs though there wont be room for games

Also try looking at slickdeals.com people post sales there all the time. may be able to find some stuff here or an equivalent for cheaper.

Tzx613 1 point 3 hours ago

Are most of the comments being removed?

manirelli staff submitter 8 Builds 1 point 3 hours ago

There are zero removed comments at this time. New iterations archive the old comments to the previous revisions which you can find on the left.

Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor 8W - 65W
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 14W - 14W
Western Digital - Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Toshiba - 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card 46W - 185W
Total: 74W - 294W