AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Build Guide: The Ultimate Gaming Machine for The Ultimate Gaming Processor

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edited December 2023 in PC Build Guides

Written by Sean Mekinda

The next generation of AMD CPUs with AMD 3D V-Cache technology have arrived and they are gaming monsters. And a monster CPU deserves a monster PC to go with it - so we designed one! And be sure to check out our breakdown and benchmarks to see just how much power the Ryzen 9 7950X3D packs.

Whether you're gaming or hard at work, this is a PC that's more than ready for anything you can throw at it!

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Raphael AM5 4.2GHz 16-Core Boxed Processor

This is the first time AMD 3D V-Cache technology has been added to their top-of-the-line processor, making the Ryzen 9 7950X3D a king of all trades. Whether you're working hard on the next YouTube smash hit or gunning for the top spot on the leaderboards, the 7950X3D has the power to back you up.

The Ryzen 9 7950X3D doesn't come with a cooler, so you're going to want to pick one up. We'd recommend an AIO to really get the most of the CPU - something like the NZXT Kraken Z63 would work great!

Motherboard: Gigabyte X670E AORUS XTREME AMD AM5 eATX Motherboard

A build of this quality deserves some flair. We'll be sticking with a black theme with RGB highlights throughout - and that starts with the motherboard. The Gigabyte X670E AORUS XTREME weaves pops of RGB throughout the board, giving it an absolutely stunning look. It's also packed to the brim with high-end features like WiFi 6E, PCIe 5.0, and Clear CMOS buttons.

Graphics Card: ASRock AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX Phantom Gaming Overclocked Triple Fan 24GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card

The ASRock RX 7900 XTX is the perfect complement to both the X670E motherboard and 7950X3D CPU. It's the top-of-the-line AMD GPU (and we've got the numbers to back that up) and comes in a gorgeous black aesthetic with subtle but noticeable RGB throughout.

RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR5-5200 PC5-41600 CL40 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMT64GX5M2B5200 - Black

16GB of RAM is good, 32GB is better, and 64GB is where the best begin. Two sticks of Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 RAM - simple and black with light RGB - is just what the ultimate PC needs. And, if you find that 64GB isn't quite enough, you've got the room to double it to an eye-watering 128GB!

Hard Drive: WD Black SN850X 4TB 112L 3D TLC NAND Flash PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal SSD

With a build like this, its all about speed. And traditional HDDs just aren't going to cut it. That's why we're heading right for a massive 4TB M.2 NVMe drive. The WD Black has all the speed you'll need, whether you're booting up your PC or launching into a game with your friends.

Power Supply: MAINGEAR IGNITION 1000 Watt 80 Plus Platinum ATX Fully Modular Power Supply

Modern PC parts require a lot of power. And while the TDP of the 7950X3D is lower than its non-X3D counterpart, it's still a good idea to have a little bit of extra headroom. This way you can always upgrade your parts without having to wire in a whole new power supply!

Case: Fractal Design Torrent Compact RGB Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black

Just like everything else, the Fractal Design Torrent is a gorgeous black case with just a hint of RGB throughout, bringing the whole build together for a beautifully minimalist design that's hiding enough power to run circles around nearly everything else on the market.

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

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D are available now at your local Micro Center! Be sure to check out our AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Breakdown and Benchmarks!

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