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Guide

Glorious AMD Gaming/Streaming Build

Description

CPU

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is one of the fastest gaming CPUs available. It offers 16 cores, 32 threads, a base frequency of 3.5GHz, and a turbo frequency of 4.7GHz. The unlocked multiplier enables easy overclocking.

Cooler

Due to stock issues with the Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT, the cooler has been updated to the Corsair H150i PRO. Should you find the iCUE version in stock, it will work just as well with this build.

We recommend liquid cooling to take full advantage the Ryzen 9 3950X’s performance potential. In this guide we are using the Corsair H150i PRO. The cooler includes three of Corsair’s ML120 fans which are known for their great air flow. A 360mm radiator is helpful because an equivalent amount of airflow can pass over a larger surface area.

Motherboard

The part list includes a parametric selection of high quality X570 motherboards. The parametric selection actively chooses the best priced motherboard in the group. The boards all have four DDR4 DIMM slots to allow for future memory expansion.

Memory

We are filtering for a 2x16GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a speed of at least 3600 MT/s with a CAS latency of 16 or lower.

Since the parametric filter picks the lowest priced option available (regardless of color/design), click the "From parametric filter" link to view other options that might better suit your aesthetic preference.

Storage

Since storage needs may differ, adjust the capacity as needed. We recommend at least 500 GB of SSD storage. 1TB typically provides the most optimal storage capacity for the price. The part list includes a parametric selection of quality NVMe M.2 1TB SSDs. Consider adding an additional mechanical HDD for larger storage needs.

GPU

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is one of the most powerful video cards on the market today. Consider pairing it with a high refresh rate and/or high resolution monitor to take full advantage of the card's capabilities.

The updated NVENC encoding feature will offload the task of streaming to the GPU with a minimal performance hit when using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), while still providing image quality on par with (or better than) “x264 Fast” quality.

To keep noise and temperature down, the parametric filter is set for an RTX 2080 Ti with at least two fans to avoid blower style and “mini” cards. If you wish to include those in your build, you can use the same search without the fan restriction.

Case

The Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE features tinted tempered glass windows on the front and both sides. Notably, it includes 3x Corsair LL120 RGB fans in the front and a iCUE Commander PRO to control them. This case's front glass panel is offset more than those of other cases with a front glass panel, which allows for more airflow inside. Also inside the case are a PSU shroud, cable management holes, and tie-offs, which will make the PC easier to keep looking clean. Since the back panel is glass, cable management features will be more important, aesthetically.

The front panel features 1x USB Type-C and 2x USB 3.0 Type-A ports.

PSU

For powering the build, we are using a sparse selection of some of the most well-reviewed PSUs available that still fall in a reasonable price range. All of them are fully modular and rated 80+ Gold or Platinum efficiency.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Glorious Gaming Guide.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor
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CPU Cooler Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
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€179.00
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Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard

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€273.71
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€273.71
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Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3600, DDR4-3666, DDR4-3733, DDR4-3800, DDR4-3866, DDR4-4000, DDR4-4133, DDR4-4200; Type: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 16GB; CAS Latency: 3 - 16

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Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

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Video Card Inno3D GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING OC Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans

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€1476.11
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Case Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ATX Mid Tower Case
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Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

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€129.00
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Base Total: €2246.82
Shipping: €29.85
Total: €2276.67

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 7 points

finally a glorious AMD build

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  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

The total cost is actually around $2600. I wouldn't recommend buying this GPU. It costs only $500 for some reason (RTX 2080Tis' cost more than $1100)

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

I agree that that pricing is suspicious. I've removed it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What's the best way to configure the fans?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I would have the that come with the case in the front. Then have the radiator & the fan that came with it at the top. Would also recommend a rear end fan to help the radiator fans with exhaust.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This build in my opinion is terrible for a £2500 budget. Drop the £212 case for a £100 option such as the P600S (Has 3 high quality case fans preinstalled) and put that money towards a better motherboard (a £700 CPU on a £160 Motherboard really?). Then use the left over cash to get a 2TB mechanical drive (once again, 1TB storage for a £2500 build seriously?) Everything else seems fine although I'd personally get a slightly cheaper AIO and opt in for more storage or faster RAM.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The X570 TUF actually has really good VRMs and can handle the 3950x easily. I do agree with your other points though.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What ram & motherboard do you suggest?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

MEGA YEET

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. That RAM though, IDK. For the amount of money, you spent on the other hardware, including that chassis, should have pulled out the stops there too and gone with a 3600MHz kit.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I agree. I've updated the RAM on both Glorious guides to have faster transfer rates and latencies.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice, and I was going to suggest a higher tier kit too for good overclocking but you've already covered that, good job man ;)

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

good but an air cooler would we way better than liquid and with that spare money going for a air cooler, you could get some more RAM maybe.

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 points

but free outake fans from aio but it is a pricy aio

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm trying to build my first pc any tips on my current plan? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WYFdJb

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't use a Seagate barracuda they have high failure rates

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

i'm a pure gamer and i'd feel like i would be wasting money on a $700 cpu even though i do love this setup but i feel like the the i9 build is the better value tbh. plus my local micro center has the i9 priced at $450 right now. love these build guides btw :)

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

I would personally go with PCIe 4 for the SSD. For an extra 100 dollars, you get a corsair MP600. Almost double speeds. Also, I would go with the 3900x, as 12 cores are more than enough for most workloads, especially gaming and streaming.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Been waiting for this for months. One note on the motherboard(Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard), a review claims that a full size graphics card in the 4th gen PCI slot blocks the motherboard fan. This is on the B&H web site in the review section under "Not made for big boy cards". The reviewer claims he had to put the graphics card in the 3rd gen PCI slot. I don't know if this is true, but thought I'd mention it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

The 3950x seems like an odd choice over the 3900x if gaming and streaming are the main use cases. Additionally, I think the type of memory being suggested will hurt performance in gaming; careful selection here could lead to large fps increases. Suggestion should probably be for 3600 (CAS 16) memory. Take a look at the Gamers Nexus article if you don't believe me.

https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3508-ryzen-3000-memory-benchmark-best-ram-fclk-uclock-mclock

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm new to computer building, so I don't really understand that link in that it didn't seem to me to be a comparison of the 3950 v 3900. Is the point that the 3900 is already amazing or just that it's already great for gaming?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You are generally looking at a sub 3% performance increase for a significant increase in cost between 3600c16 and 3200c16. That's assuming you can even run your memory at 3600 (let alone cas 16). Ryzen is extremely finicky about DIMMs and going above even 3200.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you suggest for the AMD Glorious build? I am looking to build a pc like this and I am very unsure of what parts to pick.

Main goal is single pc streaming/gaming setup.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Personally I would pick these parts because rgb . https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Q4hD7T . But I would recommend a case that is around 100 dollars for flexibility.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I would have opted for 3900x instead along with 3600 speed ram. Also would have gotten a decent 570 motherboard.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

the tuf x570 mobo actually has a great VRM and features. Buildzoid said it wasn't worth spending any more money on a mobo because its so good

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why is the 3900x better than the 3950x? I assumed 3950x was better for multitasking such as streaming

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It isn't. But its $200 less and better suits this build, is what I think he was trying to say.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I hear Samsung's 970 Evo is pretty popular. Plus it's $88 if you get the 500GB version. Pair it with a 2TB Seagate drive for another $50, and you have 2.5TB for around $140 instead of paying $130 for just 1TB. $10 more for 1.5TB. Not bad, am I right?

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Well yes and no. Depends on the speed you want lol

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

I have a 2tb HDD, 480GB ssd and then the 500GB 970.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

true but like 500 gb less of nvme sdd

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 points

There aren't that many differences between SATA, NVME, and even Gen4 SSDs. At least, none that an average user can utilize. Here's proof.

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

but their is a diff bewteen hd and nvme storage.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

definitely

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 points

what is yalls argument on the 3950x. my friend has a 3900x and 3950x and the 3950x is much faster than the 3900x and runs cooler because, the 3900x is the 3950x with 4 less cores and runs slower with more heat and problems than the 3950x

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

i have made a list that is substantially better suited for the 3950x PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9C4m27

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

bruh like why 16 tb hard drive that cost 500 dollars but with it only a 240 gb sata sdd!!!?? And if it suited for the 3950x why 3200 mghz speed memory???????

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 points

16tb hard drive is for the items that this is going to be used for(i.e video editing) and 3200 mghz ram because you'll only see a 3% increase in performance. also, i don't like high storage ssd's cuz there a waste of money if you wnat to get the same amount of storage plus the ssd is for window and other basic programs like chrome and obs

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 points

UUUUUUUUUUUUHH!

WHY did you go overkill with the power supply, didn't use a minimum of 3600MHz for the RAM, put a very low GB SATA storage drive on the system, yet went overkill with the HDD, and not have enough fans?

A 1000W from Seasonic, Corsair, or EVGA (assuming everything else stays the same) would suffice, even for 3rd Gen Threadrippers. The HDD is meant for servers and the case comes with only 3 fans, and you don't have an AIO listed. So this needs more fans.

I get you tryin' to protect the 3950X, which is truly one of the best CPUs currently out there. But c'mon. What is this list?!

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 points

i truely agree

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Here's my 3950X list. It's $30 more than Fox's, and has 11 less terabytes. But it has the things I said Fox's list lacked, and more. Performance wise, it's superior.

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

yall don't understand what the 3950x is meant for. its made for large scale, power-hungry projects like photoshop, video editing in 8k raw, and gaming all at once. also, the power supply is there just so it can last you a long time. i also went air cooling route because its more reliable and stays cooler than the corsair h150i pro aio and costs less

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

large scale, power-hungry projects in 8k would take 2nd or 3rd gen threadripper or intels 9th/10th gen extreme lines ups.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

??????????????? 3950x was never meant to do editing in 8k raw

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

but you get the idea of what im thinking of. gaming and editing ya stu

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

The 1300W power supply you have on there is necessary for the 3950x and that 2080TI the Glorious AMD one is fine and balanced well price wise

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

it's there for the fact that you know you can upgrade to more power-hungry parts, and be sure that you have sufficient power to not crash your computer. and this meant for some fun overclocking

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

so you need a 1300 watt powersupply!?

  • 2 months ago
  • -3 points

Will the aio fit into this case with the ram and the motherboard that is picked because I have heard that with everything in the pc it’s a very tough fit and people are struggling to fit in aio.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

It will fit, ThoughtA knows what he is doing.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

It will. I have virtually the same build. With my case, there is more than enough to fit the AIO.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Why do you suggest that? The estimated wattage is only 479W

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  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

this build literally cannot be upgraded further right now unless they are willing to give a shot for something like the titan or quadro which the psu will still handle

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

I agree, people tend to overestimate their power needs thinking they are future proofing their system...the trend over the past decade has been power efficiency across the board which includes performance/enthusiast components. It's not a terrible expenditure, but 1000 watts better serves higher than mild overclocking of CPU and GPU with a custom loop, otherwise I'd distribute the budget elsewhere and get 750 watts.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You'd need a Threadripper and/or a 2nd 2080Ti before going any higher with your power supply.

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