• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

New Ryzen Budget Multi-Purpose Build Help

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.


Jul 12, 2007
I compiled a pcpartpicker list for a New Ryzen Budget Multi-Purpose Build that is not a one-time build (for future upgrades). The maximum budget is $1200.

The primary use is for FPS shooters, and secondary use is streaming thru video capture (and possibly camera recording) and video recording, encoding and editing.

$209.09AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor
$44.00Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler
$126.99MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard
$89.99Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory
$74.98Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
$54.99Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$319.99Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card
$89.99Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case
$124.99Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
$46.99upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 6-Pack
$179.99AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor
$41.22SteelSeries Apex 100 Wired Gaming Keyboard
$79.98SteelSeries Rival 600 Wired Optical Mouse
Total cost: $1483.19


Is there any part in the list that should be replaced or can be improved in the list?

Would appreciate anybody's input and thanks in advance!
Last edited:
Definitely go with B550 or maybe even 570, not 450. I got a B550 board & am very happy with it. Good choice on the CPU, the 3600, X & XT all seem to be an excellent value. I'd definitely go with 16 GB or more of 3200 - 3600 MHz RAM, however you could probably save $20 on a different kit. The 1660 is an excellent value... but the 2060 is tempting for me as well. I went with the 1650 Super, and definitely wish I'd gotten the 1660 or 1660 Ti; HOWEVER this is ONLY because I spend far too much time comparing benchmarks on the net! I get silky smooth performance in FarCry New Dawn (5) with everything MAX or Ultra and ~ 400 FPS in CS GO. Even with the AA cranked.

I see you plan to spend $75 on a 2.5" 500 GB SSD. I picked up a 1 TB WD Black SSD with pretty awesome speeds (3GB per sec in crystal disk mark) for only $115. Something to consider.

Other than that, looks okay. If you want, you could definitely save some money on both the case & power supply also.

I spent between $900 and $1200 on the rig in my signature.