K's AMD 2021 Build

by Kenyon H Posted on: 7/16/2021

Build Description

I built this rig for 1440p gaming. I wanted the new 5000 series processor and a new GPU in anticipation of games like Psychonauts. If GPU price wasn't an issue, I'd have likely gone with a 6800xt, but the 6700xt was a large upgrade over my previous rx470 card

Favorite Feature

The msi Mag x570 board has really nice features for its price point. I'm not huge on RGB, but the coloring on the GPU is really nice

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $379.99
Handles most every task I throw at it without taking a hit
MSI X570 MAG Tomahawk WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
MSI X570 MAG Tomahawk WiFi AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $249.99
For the price point, this has a lot of nice features that you'd expect to find on much more expensive boards.
PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Red Devil Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Red Devil Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $999.99
Way, wayyyyyy over MSRP, but it handles 1440p gaming admirably, and blows away 1080p on ultra quality for slightly older titles like Fallout 4
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G36C16U4W - White
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G36C16U4W - White
Qty: 1 $93.99
I do plan to buy another kit like this, to take advantage of the processors infinity fabric
Lian Li Lancool II Mesh Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Performance Black
Lian Li Lancool II Mesh Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Performance Black
Qty: 1 $119.99
This case has amazing air flow, and is very customizable. I took out the power supply shroud grates and replaced them with two 120mm cooler master fans for improved airflow over the GPU
Seasonic USA PRIME TX-850, 850W 80+ Titanium, Full Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 12 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and High-Performance Systems, SSR-850TR.
Seasonic USA PRIME TX-850, 850W 80+ Titanium, Full Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 12 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and High-Performance Systems, SSR-850TR.
Qty: 1 $249.99
Performs the job, fully modular made configuring easy. Only complaint was for the case, wish I had slightly longer cords.
Noctua NH-D15 Brown CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15 Brown CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $114.99
I didn't realize there was the Cromax black version, or else I'd have bought that instead. But, its a beat of a cooler. Have yet to see my cpu actually hit 80° c under heavy load and I attribute it to this cooler.
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 2TB (MZ-V7S2T0B/AM) - M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 2TB (MZ-V7S2T0B/AM) - M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology
Qty: 1 $319.99
My board has PCI 4 support, but the current price of the 980 Evo is considerably higher. This ssd performs incredibly well, windows boots up in less than 15 seconds
Acer Nitro XV272U Vbmiiprx 27&quote; WQHD 170Hz HDMI DP FreeSync HDR400 IPS LED Gaming Monitor
Acer Nitro XV272U Vbmiiprx 27"e; WQHD 170Hz HDMI DP FreeSync HDR400 IPS LED Gaming Monitor
Qty: 1 $299.99
I've never actually owned a nice monitor before, so I splurged on this one. It has nice colors and looks phenomenal
Cooler Master SickleFlow Rifle Bearing 120mm Case Fan - Black
Cooler Master SickleFlow Rifle Bearing 120mm Case Fan - Black
Qty: 2 $9.99
Used these to add some more air flow to my case. Seems to keep the air flowing through the PSU and the GPU