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Modest AMD Gaming Build

by manirelli

Description

CPU

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.

Motherboard

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.

Memory

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.

Storage

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.

GPU

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.

Case

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.

PSU

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 €169.90 €169.90 Amazon Italia Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Socket / CPU: AM4
  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
€73.91 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime €73.91 Amazon Italia Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 16GB (2x8GB)
€101.80 €101.80 Amazon Italia Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 500 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: SSD
€60.73 €60.73 Amazon Italia Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 2000 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
€61.92 €61.92 Amazon Italia Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: Radeon RX 580
  • Video RAM: 8 GB
  • Length: 223 mm - 403 mm
€204.45 €204.45 Amazon Italia Buy
Case
Power Supply €107.00 €107.00 Amazon Italia Buy
Total: €779.71
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* 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 23 hours 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 22 hours 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 6 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).

Reason:
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
G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 14W - 14W
Intenso - 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Toshiba - 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card 46W - 185W
Total: 74W - 294W