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$900 Ryzen Gaming Build Guide

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This value focused build will get you the bells and whistles to enjoy great looking gaming within a tight budget. With a Ryzen 3600 and a Geforce RTX 2060 powering this build, you wont have all the frames, just most of them.

 

 

Thanks to Nvidia and MSI sponsoring this build guide! Check out the parts we used below:

Amazon: MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX Motherboard

https://msi.gm/2RCPiC2

MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS 6G OC Video Card

https://msi.gm/2DaP3FH

Newegg: MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX Motherboard

https://msi.gm/2P2JP5Q

MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS 6G OC Video Card

https://msi.gm/2O873XP

Buy AMD Ryzen 5 3600 On

Amazon (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/oMrXXI3

On Newegg (PAID LINK): https://lmg.gg/le2X1

Buy T-Force Delta RGB DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz

On Amazon (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/niWB

On Newegg (PAID LINK): https://lmg.gg/XukGA

Buy Intel Solid State Drive 660P 1TB

On Amazon (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/48VGxN5

On Newegg (PAID LINK): https://lmg.gg/IMXVM

Buy CORSAIR CARBIDE SPEC-05

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On Newegg (PAID LINK): https://lmg.gg/x7idi

Buy EVGA 700 GD, 80+ Gold 700W

On Amazon (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/zroEK8x

On Newegg (PAID LINK): https://lmg.gg/7oMJh

Buy Dell 24 Inch Gaming Monitor, 1ms response time, 144Hz Refresh rate

On Amazon (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/yAiG

On Newegg (PAID LINK): https://lmg.gg/gcpL7

Buy ARCTIC F12-120 mm Case Fan

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On Newegg (PAID LINK): https://lmg.gg/aKs6X

Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Linus Media Group.

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1 hour ago, NickHeavy said:

Thanks to Nvidia and MSI sponsoring this build guide!

The only issue with sponsored builds is that MSI is clearly trying to sell more RTX 2060.  A non-sponsored build would likely have used an aftermarket cooled RX 5700 (Like Sapphire Pulse for same price on Amazon) to get far more FPS for the same $.  Pretty much all other parts fit the $900 budget quite well, but if FPS over RTX is the goal, that's one area where it looks like compromise was made. 

 

Maybe because MSI is trying to get rid of RTX 2060 since the super makes it look slower, and is almost same price tier (and newer RX are starting to nip at them).  Also it's a bit overpriced for what you get.

 

Edit:  While I'm nit-picking, the 700W EVGA PSU is massive overkill on wattage and it's fan can be louder than other PSUs.  Meanwhile higher quality units from Corsair, BitFenix, Cooler Master, etc can be found for that price at a more reasonable 550-650W.

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I would not consider $900 to be a "tight budget".


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*reads parts lists before watching video*

Huh? RTX 2060.. Non-Super..? Not a 5700(XT)? Not even an RTX 2060 Super...? 

*Watches video*

"Sponsored by Nvidia"

 

Me: oh..


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1 hour ago, NickHeavy said:

This value focused build will get you the bells and whistles to enjoy great looking gaming within a tight budget

Just for reference next time.

 

Wouldnt label something as "value" when having sponsored. Its a good buildguide, but in terms of value there seems to be a few misses due to sponsorships. 

 

GPU choice was a bit odd considering there was no mention of streaming. And since other components cover that market segments fairly nicely with better performance at a small cost increase. 

 

For the price of the PSU you could have dropped on the wattage to 550w. Have room for future upgrades. And clean up the case a bit. 

 

Also why the mention of dies from different manufacturers. Branding samsung dies as being better, but in the end its about the induvidual dies themselves. Especially in this more beginner friendly video where you want to talk about the essentials, not the stuff you look at for overclocking past XMP. 

 

Also labeling dualstick configs in dualchannel as more "stable" is odd as that is a bit missleading. Tho i guess the only word to use when spending 5 sek. 

 

Ramchoice was good. 3000mhz right now is about as value as it gets. Just dont say you chose that specifically for samsung dies. 

 

Keep in mind "ryzen ready" memmory at 3600mhz is usually found using hynix memmory. And at high capacity, E-die from micron is usually the choice due to less stress on the IMC. 

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Cool you build on a static free workstation.

I choose carpeted floors with a plugged in PSU to touch.

Hell I'll even build on the floor or outside

Sometimes wood, laminate or even tile table IDC.

 

Get a better PSU for the money

5700

different case


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19 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

And clean up the case a bit.

I agree with all points made, and want to add that it doesn't pass the smell test when LTT uses words like: "value" and "tight budget" and then spends $66 on a case that isn't even a sponsor of the video.  I'd get it if it was sponsored by Corsair, but since you weren't forced to use their case, why not spring for a perfectly reasonable cheaper case like a Fractal Design Focus G?  Just seems hasty and not true to "value".

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15 minutes ago, LogicWeasel said:

why not spring for a perfectly reasonable cheaper case like a Fractal Design Focus G

Or a mx330 from cougar. That would hide the PSU cables. Tho cablemanagement isnt super amazing in that case. The airflow is tho

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I still think I want a 2060 Super. Looks like a cool, solid build though for the poor folks like me, lol.


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I'd pay a little less for RGB ram, a little less for a mobo, maybe swap to a 2700X for a quieter CPU cooler with more cores, pick a bit pricier case.

But that GPU seems so misplaced here. You can easily put in a 2060 Super or a RX 5700 XT into a $900 budget build. I'd recommend something like a 500GB NVMe and upgrade with larger storage later, than buying a last gen GPU 

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3 hours ago, LogicWeasel said:

The only issue with sponsored builds is that MSI is clearly trying to sell more RTX 2060.  A non-sponsored build would likely have used an aftermarket cooled RX 5700 (Like Sapphire Pulse for same price on Amazon) to get far more FPS for the same $.  Pretty much all other parts fit the $900 budget quite well, but if FPS over RTX is the goal, that's one area where it looks like compromise was made. 

 

Maybe because MSI is trying to get rid of RTX 2060 since the super makes it look slower, and is almost same price tier (and newer RX are starting to nip at them).  Also it's a bit overpriced for what you get.

 

Edit:  While I'm nit-picking, the 700W EVGA PSU is massive overkill on wattage and it's fan can be louder than other PSUs.  Meanwhile higher quality units from Corsair, BitFenix, Cooler Master, etc can be found for that price at a more reasonable 550-650W.

A non-sponsored build would've probably used either a 2060 Super or RX 5700 XT, no need for a 1TB SSD for a $900 gaming build imo. GPU should be a minimum of 50% of the budget for cheapo-gaming builds

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Nice video, was wondering when you guys would do another one of these


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One thing to add, windows will by default use a mbr partition when installing windows if there is no partition on the drive. If you want to use the new uefi bios you need to format the OS drive to a gpt partition before installing windows onto it.

 

The Windows install does not give you an option to choose either an mbr or gpt partition.

 

You can use a linux boot usb to boot in an create the gpt partition.

 

A whole video could be made on this topic.

 

Also remember to set xmp ram profile in bios

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2 hours ago, ageekhere said:

One thing to add, windows will by default use a mbr partition when installing windows if there is no partition on the drive. If you want to use the new uefi bios you need to format the OS drive to a gpt partition before installing windows onto it.

 

The Windows install does not give you an option to choose either an mbr or gpt partition.

 

You can use a linux boot usb to boot in an create the gpt partition.

 

A whole video could be made on this topic.

 

Also remember to set xmp ram profile in bios

sounds like a techquickie video suggestion. yea i was trying to install windows 10 to my old laptop to give it to my mother last week, where the hdd have 3 partitions i made long time ago and i couldn't just install it on the C drive

 

felt weird to me, so i delete all partitions (good thing i don't need those stuff anymore) and then i'm able to

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One could nitpick about parts, theres better ram, gpu, and definitely case for the price, but nobody who built this exact setup would likely be disappointed with it, and it hits value point most people could relate to.  Given its a sponsored build and all that implies, p cool recommendations. 

2 hours ago, amdorintel said:


Genuinely interesting and cool ram suggestion, would be great with FCLK overclock on lower end CPU (most 3600s) that might not handle FCLK at 1900mhz, can't beat it for the price assuming it has good compatibility with most boards. 

 

8 hours ago, LogicWeasel said:

The only issue with sponsored builds is that MSI is clearly trying to sell more RTX 2060.  A non-sponsored build would likely have used an aftermarket cooled RX 5700 (Like Sapphire Pulse for same price on Amazon) 

Powercolor Duel Fan, or Red Dragon (same thing but with duel bios), easy flash to XT bios if you need more performance later.  Sapphire Nitro+ is safer bet if you wanna just go 5700XT though

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Genuinely that rams amazing value for Ryzen 3000, i was happy enough to find 3600C16 for similar price, but now you got me wondering if i want to buy that set and try it out as said kit i have doesn't like OCing with board i have (can run 3733 but memtest chucks out errors every 4-5 minutes, and with higher latencies)

As anybody whose looked into optimization with Zen 2 knows, overclocking FLCK with ram paired for it (3733 or 3800 speed if ram, mobo and cpu can handle it stable) is about biggest improvement you could can get

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2 minutes ago, Otto_iii said:

Genuinely that rams amazing value for Ryzen 3000, i was happy enough to find 3600C16 for similar price, but now you got me wondering if i want to buy that set and try it out as said kit i have doesn't like OCing with board i have (can run 3733 but memtest chucks out errors every 4-5 minutes, and with higher latencies)

well I just regurgitate 

 

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Planning on building with Ryzen in the new year. I think my budget is probably going to be a little tighter than this and i'll be shopping round for bargains and second hand parts, but still a decent jumping off point to get me thinking, cheers!

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15 minutes ago, MustyStag said:

but still a decent jumping off point to get me thinking, cheers!

for building the build this tutorial is fine. 

 

when it comes to part selection i suggest creating your own thread with budget + location + usecase. 

 

tag me if you want, tho im not super avavible. 

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Just now, Vincor said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OffzVc7ZB-o Sorry but the Intel 660p is weird in this build.

Dunno why you endorse things you dont like.

they missrepresented what the intel 660p can do and how it really performs in that video. 

 

Linus has a tendency to show bias when it comes to part selection, and quite often its unwarranted. 

 

i would say this is a build he didnt have much hand in choosing parts, and that is a good thing. even tho the build is plagued by sponsorship and odd choices like the PSU. 

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