Building the Best Gaming PCs in 2023 - Featuring the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series and MSI AM5 Motherboards

Building the Best Gaming PCs in 2023 - Featuring the AMD Ryzen 7000 Series and MSI AM5 Motherboards

Today, almost all of us use a PC at home or at work but most of us do not really bother or really get into the depths of how they work or how to even build one. Building your own pc can be a daunting task for most people. But it really does not have to be. In today’s guide, we have selected the components for you and made 3 different configurations. From a data crunching 4K gaming monster to the more budget friendly build. We have explained each component to understand why we choose it.

To build your own PC, we need the following components:

·       Motherboard

·       Processor

·       RAM (Memory)

·       CPU cooling

·       Power Supply

·       Storage

·       Cabinet

Each of the above components are responsible for providing you with the performance you need. It is the harmony between them that lets you utilize the pc to the best of its capability. Getting an overpowered motherboard and an underpowered processor will result in you under-utilizing the capability of your motherboard. Similarly, getting an underpowered motherboard and an overpowered processor will result in you not being able to get the best out of your processor.

In today’s guide, we build with Team RED. AMD’s unveiling of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D took the market by storm back in early 2022. The larger cache in this CPU (thanks to AMD’s innovative 3D V-Cache technology) improved performance in many games by such a considerable margin that it still tops the charts. With the launch of the Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs, AMD has brought the benefits of the larger cache sizes to the next generation AM5 platform.

So, without further ado, here are the configs and a little about the components being used.

The ULTIMATE configuration:

The Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor is among the first AM5-compatible CPUs to feature AMD’s incredible 3D V-Cache technology that allows it to outpace the competition in gaming, streaming, and many other creative tasks with 16 Cores, 32 threads and a massive 128MB L3 cache under its hood.

We just picked the best AM5 processor on the market. To make sure we do not hold it back, we have chosen the MSI GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM X 24G. The GeForce RTX 4090 provides exceptional performance for the most demanding tasks and the latest games with real time ray tracing, often delivering well over double performance over the previous generation cards. It also features a monstrous 24GB GDDR6X memory (VRAM) to handle the most memory intensive workloads and games. Without even breaking a sweat.

As for the heart of the build, we are using the MSI MEG X670E ACE or the MSI MPG X670E CARBON WIFI motherboard. Remember, the motherboard is the most important component of your build. Its responsible for bringing together all the components to work as a synchronized unit offering the best performance.

The MSI MEG X670E ACE motherboard features 22+2+1 phases power design with 90A Power Stage and dual CPU power connectors and the MSI MPG X670E CARBON WIFI motherboard features 18+2+1 Duet Rail Power System, Dual 8-pin CPU power connectors and are ready to unleash the maximum performance. Both the motherboards feature 8-layer PCB made by 2oz thickened copper with Wi-Fi 6E solutions.

It also brings the latest standards like DDR5, PCIe 5.0 slots, Lightning Gen 5 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectors available to the user. Making use of the DDR5 specification, the 32 GB DDR5 RAM running at 5200Mhz will help it spitting out FPSs like there’s no tomorrow.

The premium MEG CORELIQUID S360 liquid cooler would ensure the processor has enough temperature headroom to churn out massive grunts of power. It features a hefty 360mm radiator with three powerful MEG SILENT GALE P12 fans and a gorgeous waterblock with a 2.4” IPS display. It houses a compact 60mm fan within the waterblock to facilitate airflow over components around the CPU socket like M.2 slots, VRMs, and memory for even better thermals and performance.

The SPATIUM M461 SSD would take care of your storage needs and the read/write speeds help transfer large and small file sizes so you do not waste time at the loading screen.

The MEG Ai1300P PCIE5 power supply ensures the latest compatibility with the RTX 40 series GPU and allows it to perform without ever to worry about its power limits. The power supply conforms to the latest ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 standards, with 12+4 pin 12VHPWR cable to freely pipe up to 600W of power. This means it’s ready for all the components today and tomorrow. The PSU can also be connected to the motherboard via supplied cable to monitor real time performance and make adjustments.

The MEG PROSPECT 700R cabinet with its touch screen display at the front ensures on-the-fly configuration changes. It was designed for top-tier hardware that needs to breathe and can easily accommodate even the heftiest MSI GeForce RTX 4090 on the market!

The ADVANCED Configuration:

AMD Platform

We already spoke about the 3D V-Cache technology by AMD. The same is integrated with the Ryzen 7 7800X3D processor in this next build. It has 8 cores, 16 threads and a massive 96MB L3 cache

After years of offering terrific value to gamers and power users alike, MSI’s TOMAHAWK brand has rightly become synonymous with the pinnacle of bang-for-your-buck offerings. Featuring the MAG X670E TOMAHAWK WIFI! It uses premium server-grade materials, features 2oz thickened copper traces, and an 8-layer PCB for uncompromising longevity, stability, and performance.

The motherboard has a whopping 4 on-board M.2 slots, 3 of which feature M.2 Shield Frozr heatsinks. It has built-in Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet. An intelligent thermal design cools all the critical components on the motherboard.

MAG CORELIQUID C360, with its 360mm radiator is enough to tame even the hottest processor on the market. It compatible with the latest sockets from AMD and Intel and is of course backward compatible with most processors. It comes with brilliant RGB lighting, radiator pump design, evaporation proof tubing and many other features.

The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GAMING X TRIO 12G or Radeon RX 7900 XT GAMING TRIO CLASSIC 20G graphics card ensures butter smooth gameplay even in the most demanding games. Both great offerings form team Green and Team Red. The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GAMING X TRIO 12G features 12GB GDDR6X memory whereas the Radeon RX 7900 XT GAMING TRIO CLASSIC 20G features 20GB of GDDR6 memory.

The MPG A1000G PCIE5 power supply, again ensures compatibility with the latest Graphics card and are fully modular to ensure that only the required power cables are used. It conforms to the latest ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 standards. This means its ready for all the components today and tomorrow. It also comes in with a 10 Year Warranty.

The MPG VELOX 100P Airflow, another great cabinet from MSI comes with 3 fans in the front and 1 in the back so there is able airflow through the cabinet. It supports ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboard sizes. Front panel RGB lighting and side tempered glass make it a sight to look at.

The ESSENTIAL Configuration:

AMD Platform

Now the build for the budget conscious among you.

The Ryzen 5 7600X processor is equipped with 6 cores and 12 threads and can boost up to 5.3GHz. It doesn’t have the 3D V-Cache like its big brothers, but let that not fool you. It’s in a league of its own and offers the best bang for the buck.

With AMD promising industry-leading longevity for the AM5 platform (like they delivered with AM4), it’s critical that the motherboard you pick offers modern features and can handle even powerful hardware at a reasonable price point. For the best value, we’re going with a motherboard that boasts the mainstream B650 chipset and offers a great balance between affordability and high-end features.

Both the MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI and the MAG B650M MORTAR WIFI boast support for next-gen hardware and the fastest standards on the market today. Here, we recommend picking based on the size of the PC you want to build.

If you are looking for a smaller build, the MAG B650M MORTAR WIFI with its M-ATX form factor is the right way to go. It boasts a robust 12+2+1 Duet Rail Power System (DRPS) with 80A Smart Power Stage. It features DDR5, 2 M.2 slots, Wi-Fi 6E, and 2.5 Gigabit LAN, among many other features.

On the other hand, if you have a bit more space and need better extensibility, a full ATX motherboard like the MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI is ideal. While it retains a similar set of features like DDR5, Wi-Fi 6E, and 2.5G LAN from its more compact counterpart, the B650 TOMAHAWK offers just a bit more than the B650M MORTAR WIFI in some areas. It features a more robust power solution with a 14+2+1 DRPS and 80A Smart Power Stages. You’ll also find better USB connectivity as well as an additional M.2 slot for more high-speed storage expansion.

We picked the MAG CORELIQUID C240 AIO Liquid Cooler with its 240mm radiator. The gorgeous ARGB lighting is just a bonus! It will deliver excellent cooling at low noise levels – perfect for PCs that sit near you. The MAG CORELIQUID C240 also boasts extensive out-of-the-box socket support for a range of both Intel and AMD processors. You’ll find similar build quality here as well, with three layers of tubing and a reinforced mesh exterior to minimize evaporation from the loop. 

MSI’s MPG A850G PCIE5 80-PLUS GOLD power supply boasts premium components and circuitry and top-notch build quality. In fact, it only uses Japanese 105°C capacitors for an incredibly long life, even under tremendous load. MSI backs it up with a robust 10-year warranty for your peace of mind!

The MPG A850G PCIE5 power supply comes ready to handle next-gen hardware with a native 12VHPWR connector for Nvidia’s RTX 40-series graphics cards (and any future products that use this connector). It is also ATX 3.0 compliant to ensure it can meet standards like effectively handling up to a 2x total system power spike (momentary surges of power or transient loads) and 3x GPU power spikes for unmatched stability.

The Cabinet, the MAG VAMPIRIC 300R comes in 3 different colours, namely Black, Pacific Blue and Midnight Green with its excellent build quality and airflow to keep your rig cool and looking good. It can also fit the latest GPU offering and also includes a sturdy GPU support bracket to protect your card. The front panel house USB type-C and type-A connectors apart from the usual power and rest button and audio connectors. It also has a light loop button to control the RGB on your system with the push of a button.

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