AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Build Guide

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edited April 2022 in PC Build Guides

AMD just released a trio of new processors today, and while we have benchmarks and breakdowns over here, we've also put together a build guide for anyone looking for ideas for their new AMD Ryzen 5 5600 CPU build!

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 5600 Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Wraith Stealth Cooler Included

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is a stellar CPU (as you can see from our benchmarks!) at a fantastic price. With 6 cores and 12 threads, PCIe 4.0 support, DDR4 RAM support, and a max boost of 4.4GHz, this is a processor built to handle modern computing without going over your budget. Plus, it comes with a CPU fan!

Motherboard: MSI B550 MAG Torpedo AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard

The MSI B550 MAG Torpedo may not be the flashiest motherboard, but underneath its understated exterior, it packs a punch. With DDR4-3200 support, 10/100/1000/2500Mbps LAN speeds, multiple m.2 ports, and PCIe 4.0, it will do the job and then some.

Graphics CardPowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Fighter Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card

The PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is a stellar card for 1080p and even some 1440p gaming., all without breaking your budget. And for esports games, it handily supports high FPS on all the latest titles, including Apex Legends and Valorant.

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black

If you're building a computer in 2022, you shouldn't use less than 16GB of RAM, and you should definitely spring for a 3200GHz set as well. The Ripjaws V from G.Skill covers all your bases with this fantastic 16GB kit and leaves you with room to add more.

Hard Drive: Inland Professional 512GB SSD 3D TLC NAND PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal Solid State Drive & Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

With M.2 drives becoming more and more accessible, and with multiple slots on our MSI B550, you should absolutely use an NVMe drive for a blazing fast boot drive. And if you need extra room, a Seagate 2TB HDD has got your covered.

Power Supply: EVGA 750 BQ 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

While you don't need to go super big for this build, giving yourself some wiggle room on your PSU is a must. 750 watts will cover you and give you room to grow. Plus, being semi-modular, you can cut down on clutter from unnecessary cables.

Case: Lian Li Lancool 215 Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black

Is it a real build if you don't put at least some RGB on it? The Lian Li Lancool 215 has two fully-controllable front-facing RGB fans, so you can let it shine in any color you want. Or, turn them off and let your parts do the talking behind a tempered-glass window.

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