Best PC Build Featuring AMD Ryzen 5 5600X & AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Around $1500 - PC SEEKERS

Best PC Build Featuring AMD Ryzen 5 5600X & AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Around $1500

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For all those AMD fans who wanted to build a mid to high PC with an AMD CPU and GPU today we are going to list the parts for a PC build with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT as the core components. In a way you can also dub this is as the 'All AMD PC'. So lets go through the parts and the reason why we choose them. Keep an out for the Black Friday deals on the components listed below you might find a deal you do not want to miss.

 
AMD-Ryzen-5-5600X
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a 6 core 12 thread CPU which is meant to replace the more recent Ryzen 5 3600XT but given the single threaded performance and 19% IPC improvements claimed by AMD, AMD priced it $50 higher than the 3600XT bringing it close to the price category of the Ryzen 7 3700X which is a 8 core 16 thread CPU. As per the benchmarks shared by AMD and the ones that leaked on the internet it looks like this CPU will be a champion in gaming for its price. But then it is always good to wait for third party benchmarks to determine the actual performance of the SKU. This CPU comes with a Wraith Stealth Cooler in the box given its claimed TDP of 65W by AMD but we are not going to use it today.

Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-Black-Edition
As we mentioned earlier the Ryzen 5 5600X does come with an in-box cooler which can do the job of keeping the temperatures of the CPU down but not as efficiently as a $40 after market cooler in the form of Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition which can keep both the temperatures and noise levels down simultaneously compared to the wraith stealth cooler.
 
MSI-MPG-B550-Gaming-Edge-WiFi
The MSI B550 Gaming Edge WiFi is basically the B550 Tomahawk with both having the same 10+2+1 VRM with Renesas ISL99360 60A power stages and with the same 5 USB Type-A port count in the rear panel. Though it looks like the heat sink on the Gaming Edge is a bit bigger than that of the Tomahawk that helps the VRM run cooler. This board costs $8 more than the Tomahawk and gives built in WiFi 6 AX over the Tomahawk by sacrificing 1Gbe LAN port. There is still a 2.5Gbe LAN port on the Gaming Edge if you want a direct wired connection to your PC to reduce the latency in your games. During the Black Friday sale the board will be for as low as $150 - $160 USD. Happy shopping.

 
AMD announced the RX 6000 Series aka Big Navi GPUs just 4 days ago on 28th October. At the $650 USD price point the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT goes head to head against the RTX 3080 as claimed by AMD. If you want to save some money you can always go with the RX 6800 (non-XT) at $579 USD which performs better than RTX 2080 Ti which is also on par with the RTX 3070. But when you are spending close to $600 USD on a GPU I would recommend you to spend the extra $70 USD and get the better RX 6800 XT but then it would be wise to wait for independent reviews.
 

This G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB kit is the cheapest 3600MHz kit with the 16-19-19-39 timings. We know Ryzen is sensitive to memory speeds and rumours are suggesting that 4000MHz RAM will be the sweet spot for Ryzen 5000 CPUs so we have chosen the 3600MHz kit which we can overclock to 4000MHz using the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen from @1usmus if that is required or you can just tighten the timings of the RAM to squeeze a bit more performance out of them.
 
Silicon-Power-A80-1TB-NVMe-DRAM-SSD
This 1TB NVMe SSD from Silicon Power has the best price per Gigabyte for an SSD that has DRAM in it with two 512MB DRAM packages. This SSD has TLC NAND flash which is not as good as the SLC or MLC drives but for its price this is a good bargain.
 
Thermaltake-Toughpower-GF1-750W-80+-Gold
AMD recommends a 750W PSU for their 6800 XT graphics card which has a TBP of 300W which according to AMD means the total power drawn by the GPU and the GDDR6 modules without taking into account the VRM efficiencies of the GPU. Our CPU has only a 65W TDP and if 3600X power consumption is any indication this CPU should not draw even close to 100W of power. So we are going with this 750W unit from Thermaltake - the Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 - which is also a fully modular PSU and is placed in Tier-A recommendation list in the PSU Tier List on the LTT Forum.
 

We are going with the Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital for the case to keep our CPU and GPU cool. This case has a mesh front and comes with 3 front intake fans and is one of the chart toppers in GamersNexus case reviews.


Sl. No.

Part

Price

Buy

1.

 AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

$299

Nov 5

2.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

$38.99

Here

3.

MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge WiFi

$187.99

Here

4.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

$649

Nov 18

5.

G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x16GB 3600MHz

$79.99

Here

6.

Silicon Power A80 1TB NVMe

$114.99

Here

7.

Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 750W

$109.99

Here

8.

 Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital

$89.99

Here

                                                                  Total cost = $1569.94 USD

If you want to drop the price to the $1500 point and do not want to spend a penny extra on the PC without having to sacrifice a lot of performance you can always do so by going with a cheaper $100-$120 dollar B450 motherboard like the B450 Tomahawk Max (MSI has announced support for all of its B450 motherboards for Ryzen 5000 but there is no date of Beta BIOS release yet, note that you might have to wait till January of next year before this motherboard and the 5000 CPU becomes compatible with a BIOS update) bringing your cost down to $1496.95 USD.
 
You can further reduce the cost of your PC by going with a cheap 500GB SATA SSD for now - like the ADATA SU800 512GB at $59.99 USD which still has a DRAM cache buffer on it for better sustained read and write performance - knowing you can always upgrade your storage later down the line. Also you can ditch the case and your PC as an open air PC and use the stock Wraith Stealth Cooler instead of going with an after market cooler to cool the CPU. That will bring your total cost of parts down to $1312.97 USD.

Are you ready to build an all AMD PC or are you looking for several options under your budget? Do let us know down in the comments section below. Also if you would like me to a PC parts list for your use case / budget / around a specific component that you have in your mind do let us know down in the comments section below and we would be happy to oblige.
 
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