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$750 Build Guide

This will be a better 1080p gaming system compared to the $575 build template. We’re getting slightly more CPU and GPU performance, but everything else remains similar.

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The Ryzen 5 5600 is a fantastic choice for a $750 build right now. It can certainly hang with any 1080p gaming GPU, and most 1440p GPUs as well. There’s also some small upgrade potential with the X3D models in the future.

You would be able to squeeze in an Intel i5 12400F if you really favored Intel, but again, I like AM4 better in this situation.

CPU Cooler: Go with the stock cooler that comes included with the Ryzen 5’s. It is good enough for the price range of this build.

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There is always a few options between the $70-$80 price point. You’re specifically looking for a B450 mATX board, and I’d highly recommend getting one with 4 RAM slots that way you can upgrade your RAM capacity in the future. If you absolutely need built-in WiFi, then try to find a board that has one. The two models almost always available are the ASUS Prime B450M-A II (no WiFi) and the ASRock B450M/AC R2.0 (WiFi).

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Any 2x8GB DDR4 kit clocked at 3200MHz or higher will work. I would recommend trying to find one with a CL rating of 16 or less if possible, but not required. Also be sure to get one that includes a heat spreader, not the PCB-only type of sticks.

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Prices of storage have gone up recently, and might continue to do so. Right now for a PCIe Gen 3 NVMe 1TB drive we’re looking at around $60. SSD pricing usually stays very “grouped up” so there’s usually a lot of models around the $60 mark. I typically use the Silicon Power A60, Patriot P310, or the Teamgroup MP33.

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After adding up our core components, we’re left with around $330-$340 left for the graphics card. The best we can do with that amount of money is the RX 7600 XT 16GB.

The RTX 4060 would be the Nvidia alternative. You’ll objectively get more “FPS per Dollar” with the 7600 XT, but for those of you that prefer Nvidia, a 4060 would be perfectly fine.

For our CPU and GPU combo, I’d recommend a 650W power supply. You’re specifically looking for a model that’s ranked Tier C (or higher) on the PSU Tier List. If you think you’ll upgrade your components in the near future, it’s probably a better idea to buy a unit with higher wattage now though. The 2 models available the most often are the MSI MAG A650BN and the Apevia Prestige 800W.

The case selection is always personal preference, but one of the best models for this price range is the Sama ARGB-Q5-BK. It comes preinstalled with 3 ARGB fans, and it’s one of the cheapest cases available that’s full of fans, regardless of RGB. I also linked the DeepCool Mattrexx 40 as an alternative, but keep in mind that case only comes with 1 fan installed in the back. You’ll probably want to add more in the front.

Last updated: May 30, 2024

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