Top-Of-The-Line Ryzen 9 7950X Build Guide

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edited December 2023 in PC Build Guides

Written by Sean Mekinda

AMD's new 7000 Series CPUs just launched (you can check out a full breakdown over here!), and with the AMD Ryzen 9 5790X absolutely blowing away our benchmarks, we decided that felt like a good reason to put together a build guide with all the bleeding-edge tech we can find for the biggest and best gaming rig out there.

The Build:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Raphael AM5 4.5GHz 16-Core Boxed Processor

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is the newest flagship processor from AMD and is the lynchpin for our entire build. The 7000 series features a ton of firsts, such as the worlds-first 5nm processor, and the new AM5 socket enables DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support for the first time on AMD systems! And be sure to grab an AIO to keep it running cool, like the MSI MEG CORELIQUID S360 360mm Water Cooling Kit

It's also fast. Don't believe us? We've got the data to prove it.

Motherboard: ASUS X670E ROG CROSSHAIR Hero AMD AM5 Motherboard

Obviously, if we're building with AM5, we want to build on a DDR5-supported motherboard. The ASUS X670E ROG CROSSHAIR Hero does that and more, with WiFi 6E support, PCIe 5.0 ready slots, and USB 3.2 GEN 2X2 connections. It also comes with gorgeous Polymo lighting and a PCIe 5.0 M.2 Card so, so you're ready for speed the moment you open the box.

Graphics Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Gaming X Trio Triple Fan 16GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card

If you're building with AMD's top-of-the-line processor, you also want AMD's top-of-the-line GPU for maximum performance boost with AMD's Smart Access Technology, increasing speeds and maximizing efficiency. Plus, the Radeon RX 6950 XT is just a really good GPU that will keep you gaming at the highest level for years to come.

RAM: Corsair VENGEANCE RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-5600 PC5-44800 CL36 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit 

If you build a 7000 Series computer without DDR5 RAM, you're leaving a ton of power on the floor. Corsair's VENGENCE DDR5-5600 is gonna make sure you get the most out of your new build, and with a 2 x 16GB setup, you have room to expand if you find you need even more power. Plus, it looks really sleek with a nice matte black finish and some RGB on top.

Storage: Inland Performance Plus 4TB 3D TLC NAND PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal SSD & Samsung 870 EVO 4TB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive

Is 8TB of SSD space a lot of space? Absolutely. Is it too much space? We don't believe there is such a thing. With a 4TB M.2 drive for your boot and important files (or games!) and an extra 4TB of SSD storage, you should be good for at least a few Warzone updates!

Power Supply: Corsair RMx Series RM1000x 1000 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply

We will never stop beating the fully modular drum. Keep your PC nice and clean without a ton of extra cables, get better cable management in general, and maximize your airflow with a fully modular PSU. At a 1000 watts, the Corsair RM1000x will absolutely handle everything you put in your PC and then some, so you can upgrade in the future!

Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case

Lian Li is an incredible case manufacturer, with cases that offer tons of airflow and fantastic designs. The O11 Dynamic XL is a big case, but one that has a lot of room for upgrades and airflow. It's also got just a hint of RGB, so you won't be bathing your entire room in bright, rainbow light while you game.

The full parts list can be found on our Custom PC Builder:

AMD's new line of 7000 Series CPUs are available now at Micro Center, along with a wide array of AM5 motherboards! Be sure to check out our full breakdown of AMD's 7000 Series. And don't forget about our AMD Ryzen 7 5750X benchmarks!


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