The best parts for an advanced AMD build

Finding the best parts to build a gaming PC is not an easy task, especially now that we find ourselves in the midst of a global chip shortage. However, there are ways to get around this crisis and find the parts to build a personal computer. If not, you can always use our PC build guides to build a custom PC pre-built from one of the many third-party vendors that seem to have unrestricted access to stock CPUs and graphics cards. We’ve already put together a mainstream PC with an AMD chip that’s worth checking out if you’re on a budget of around $1000. In this guide, we’ll look at some of the best PC parts you can buy to build a high-end AMD gaming PC in 2022.

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Best CPU for building high-end PCs from AMD: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU Retail Box
While the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a perfectly viable option for a high-end gaming PC in 2022, we think the Ryzen 9 5900X unlocks significantly more performance for a high-end build. This is one of the best CPUs you can buy if you are looking for undisputed gaming performance with more room for things like game streaming, content creation, and more. The Ryzen 9 5900X is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU rated for a base 3.7GHz and boost speeds of 4.8GHz. However, it can easily break the 5GHz barrier while also overclocking when paired with the right components. We think it’s a solid option to consider in this particular design and will pair well with the other parts for an uncompromising computing experience.

    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU

    The Ryzen 9 5900X is one of the most powerful chips on the market right now that delivers undisputed performance for gaming, content creation workloads, and more.

Best GPU for Building High-End AMD PCs: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

AMD Radeon RX 5800 XT GPU with three fans on a brown back
We wanted to pick the best “Team Red” graphics card for this build and that’s why we recommend the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT. While the RX Radeon 6900 XT is the most powerful GPU in AMD’s lineup of products, it delivers less than 10% more performance for a much higher price tag. In addition, the 6800 XT is fully capable of handling almost all modern titles even in 4K resolution. The new RDNA2 architecture provides excellent performance. The 6800 XT may not be as strong when it comes to ray tracing but it easily outperforms the RTX 3080 in drastic gaming. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is also our pick of the best AMD graphics cards right now, with the Radeon RX 6800 in a comfortable second place.

    AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT . Graphics Processor

    The RX 6800 XT is the best graphics card in the 6000. It’s identical to the RX 6900 XT except for the slightly lower clock speeds.

Best CPU cooler for building high-end AMD gaming PCs: Cooler Master MasterL Liquid ML360R RGB

Color Master Fluid Master ML360R RGB
Since the Ryzen 9 5900X does not come with a CPU cooler, you will have to buy one for your device to make sure it works. There are a lot of great CPU coolers on the market so you won’t have any problems choosing the right cooler for this build. We’ve decided to pair the Ryzen 9 5900X with the Cooler Master MasterL Liquid ML360R for this build. This cooler, as the name suggests, comes with a 360mm radiator and has three RGB fans as well. Think of it as a slightly more affordable version of the Cooler Master MasterL Liquid ML360 Illusion cooler that we’ve just added as our pick for the best AIO liquid cooler on the market.

    Color Master Fluid ML360R

    Cooler Master MasterL Liquid ML360R is one of the most affordable 360mm AIO CPU cooler on the market. It also comes with three pre-installed RGB fans that provide great cooling performance for high-end chips.

The best motherboard for building high-end AMD PCs: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

Black ASUS motherboard with some RGB lights on a white background
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero is one of the best X570 chipset based motherboards out there. The CPU of our choice performs well and offers a host of noteworthy features that make it a great motherboard. It features a powerful VRM that can handle the 5900X without any issues. It also has great build quality with support for up to 128GB of DDR4 memory, three PCIe x16 slots, an array of ports, wireless connectivity, and more. You can also upgrade to something more expensive like the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme motherboard as well, but we think the Crosshair VIII Hero is just as good. Alternatively, you can also check out our collection of the best motherboards to find more options.

    ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi

    ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero is one of the best ATX motherboards for AMD based architecture. It is backed by a long list of features and reliable performance to beat the competition boards in the market.

Best DDR4 Memory Combo: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32GB

Trident Z Neo RAM Modules with Motherboard RGB Lights and Other Components
G.Skill has a range of highly reliable DDR4 memory kits on the market that we’ve recommended in many of our PC buying guides. For this PC build we use another G.Skill memory kit – G.Skill Trident Z Neo. Based on our specification and use case, we decided to add a 32GB DDR4 cluster. You can also start with a 16GB set and upgrade later if you’re over your budget at the moment. The G.Skill Trident Z Neo comes with an advertised memory frequency of DDR4-3600 and timings 16-16-16-36. It also has an advanced heat diffuser with a dual-tone finish and RGB lights.

    G-Skill Trident Z New DDR4-3600

    The G.Skill Trident Z Neo is the perfect RAM kit for those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty with some tinkering rather than a simple plug-and-play experience.

Best AMD Gaming PC Storage Drive: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
We may not have added the Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD to our collection of the best M.2 SSDs, but it is definitely one of the best options on the market. The hits are trading Western Digital Black SN850 and Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus for first place. The Samsung 980 Pro takes advantage of the PCIe 4.0 interface to deliver impressive read and write speeds of 7000MB/s and over 5000MB/s, respectively. We’ve added the 1TB version of the 980 Pro, but you can also choose to use a 500GB unit and add a SATA SSD or HDD to save some money on the design.

    Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD

    Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD competes with the best M.2 modules on the market for the first place. It offers an impressive read and write speed of 7000MB/s and over 5000MB/s, respectively.

Best AMD High-end Gaming PC Power Supply: Cooler Master V750 Gold V2 PSU

Cooler Master V750 Gold V2 PSU Black
Although the rated wattage for this particular build will not exceed 600W, we still recommend choosing the Cooler Master V750 Gold V2 PSU. This unit provides, as the name suggests, 750 watts of build-in power, which we think should be plenty if you end up adding more powerful components in the future. The Cooler Master V750 Gold V2 PSU is a fully modular unit with an 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating. It is more reliable and performs better than a lot of other options on the market, so be sure to check it out.

    Cooler Master V750 Gold V2.0

    The Cooler Master V750 Gold V2 is a great PSU for most users who are looking to get a new PC. It is a fully modular unit with an 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating.

Best PC Case for Construction: Corsair 4000D Airflow mid-tower bag

Black pirate base with perforated front panel for better airflow
The Corsair 4000D Airflow has been the best recommendation in a lot of our buying guides, and rightfully so. This mid-tower enclosure has plenty of space inside the chassis for even the most demanding of structures. As an airflow-centric case, the Corsair 4000D Airflow is a solid choice for a high-end build that includes plenty of powerful components. This particular case comes with three fans pre-installed, which is great. This, plus the fans that come with the CPU cooler, should be enough to maintain optimum airflow inside the chassis. Alternatively, you can also choose the RGB version of this case that comes with RGB fans. However, this case has tempered glass on the front instead of a mesh panel, so keep that in mind.

    Corsair Tower 4000D Airflow Mid Tower PC Bag

    The Corsair 4000D AIRFLOW is one of the best airflow cases you can buy to get full front-to-rear airflow for your components. It comes pre-installed with two 120mm RGB fans.

AMD Gaming PC Guide: Pricing Summary

Here’s a quick look at the build price summary based on the parts we picked. Needless to say, prices are subject to change based on stock availability, so be sure to click the buy link below each individual item to check their latest price.

an item Listed price
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Processor $499
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT . Graphics Processor $649
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero . motherboard $395
Color Master Fluid Master ML360R RGB $145
G-Skill Trident Z New 32 GB $142
Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD $170
Cooler Master V750 Gold V2 PSU $95
Corsair’s 4000D Midsize Tower Chassis $98
Total $2,193

Noticeable: We’ve added a Radeon RX 6800 XT for this version with a listed price of $649, but you’ll often have to pay a much higher price for that now given the current GPU market. Please note that this price summary is only to give an idea of ​​how much a configuration like this would ideally cost if you were to get all the parts at retail prices or get a pre-built PC with similar specs. Individual component prices are subject to change based on inventories and other external factors. Notably, the final price does not include other peripherals that you need to complete the setup including monitor, keyboards, gaming mouse, etc, so keep this in mind while planning to purchase these parts.

AMD Gaming PC Guide: Final Thoughts

Well, that concludes our guide to building high-end gaming PCs from AMD. As you can see, a relatively high-end design with the Ryzen 9 5900X and Radeon RX 6800 XT will cost you upwards of $2000. If you’re looking to keep it under $2000, we’d recommend forgoing the high-end 240mm AIO cooler in place of the Cooler Master MasterL Liquid ML360R. A decent quality 240mm AIO should suffice as long as you don’t push the 5900X beyond the stock settings. Alternatively, you can also buy a 500GB SSD instead of a 1TB stick or even opt for a 600W or 650W PSU instead of the 750W unit we’ve added here.

Are you looking to buy a laptop to avoid chasing those expensive computer parts? Check out our collection of the best gaming laptops. We also have a solid selection of gaming laptops if you are looking for cheaper options. As always, be sure to stop by our XDA Computing forums to discuss your designs or even get more product recommendations from the experts in our community. Good luck and God bless you!

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