A Ryzen 5600X gaming PC Build is still quite capable in 2022. This is purely because the Ryzen 5 5600X is an excellent processor. You’re getting 6 cores, 12 threads, and a maximum boost clock of up to 4.6GHz. At launch, this processor was the best bang for your buck, and it still holds its value quite well.
Considering all that, we’ll be looking at the perfect Ryzen 5 5600X gaming PC build for your needs. This also gives us a good idea as to what you can expect performance-wise from the 5600X while looking at different builds across different budgets.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Build – Budget Tier
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition | Motherboard: MSI A520M-A Pro | RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-3200 | Storage: TeamGroup MP33 512GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 | Video Card: XFX Speedster Radeon RX 6500 XT | Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh | Power Supply: EVGA 600BQ 600W
It’s not that hard to put together a budget Ryzen 5 5600X gaming PC build. Solid-state State Drives or SSDs are cheaper than they have ever been before. We are also well past the GPU crisis that we witnessed throughout 2020 and most of 2021.
Of course, there will be some compromises with a budget build, which you’ll find out soon enough. Let’s have a look at the specs.
Now that we have all the specs out of the way, let’s break them down.
Budget Ryzen 5 5600X Build – Overview
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X fits into this build perfectly. Considering the rest of the build, the 5600X is the most impressive component. We’re expecting this build to perform well when it comes to 1080p gaming.
As for the cooler, you’ll want to look at the Cooler Master Hyper 212. This is a no-brainer if you want something that’s affordable and gets the job done. We’re including the gorgeous black edition of this iconic cooler for the build.
It honestly ends up looking quite clean once you install it. There won’t be any overclocking with this cooler, but it’s better than the stock option.
Note: You could also opt for the stock cooler instead of the Hyper 212 to save cash. The stock cooler isn’t that great but gets the job done.
For the motherboard, we went with the MSI A520M-A Pro board because of its clean BIOS and affordability. The max memory capacity is up to 64GB. It features one PCIe x16 slot, one M.2 slot, and six USB ports at the back.
Motherboards are quite expensive these days. While we would have liked to go with a B550 option for futureproofing, A520 is the best we can do in this budget.
For memory, we’re going with the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB kit. The one we recommend for this build has a frequency 3200MHz and a CAS latency of CL16. It’s a 16GB kit with two 8GB modules. It doesn’t look fancy, but it’s fast, reliable, and great for gaming overall.
For storage, we’re going with an M.2 PCIe 3.0 drive. The reason we’re going with an NVMe SSD is that it’s slightly faster than your average SATA drive. SSD prices have decreased quite a bit, so this 512GB drive is affordable.
Of course, if you want more storage, you can always buy a 1TB hard drive for mass storage. Doing so won’t inflate the cost of this PC too much.
The goal of this build was to keep it under a tight budget. Originally, we wanted to go with an RTX 3050, since that would be DLSS enabled. Unfortunately, the cheapest RTX 3050 is still pretty expensive for a budget build.
The Radeon RX 6500 XT then proves to be the second-best option. However, this card is a bit limited by the 4GB of VRAM. In 1080p at medium settings, most games will be fine. Just remember that more demanding games will tax this GPU quite a bit. But it’s good for a gaming PC build.
For the chassis, we wanted to go with something cheap and reliable. As such, the Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh was the best choice. This mid-tower ATX case features a tempered glass side panel, a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, and three internal drive bays. The case is easy to work with, looks decent, and has great airflow thanks to the mesh front panel.
Last but not least is the power supply. The EVGA 600BQ is a 600W 80+ Bronze PSU and is the best choice here. It is semi-modular PSU and is rated at 600W which is more than enough for this build.
Overall, this PC should be great for 1080p gaming. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X will still be capable for years to come. Both the RAM and storage are fast as well. Apart from that, there aren’t any bells and whistles for the most part. The motherboard is basic, and everything apart from that is adequate.
Still, this is by far the best Ryzen 5 5600 gaming pc build you can put together on a budget. This is especially true if you want to play FPS games such as Call of Duty warzone.
If you can spend more, you can go with an RTX 3050 or RTX 3060 if the budget allows. Of course, that would put this PC near the $1000 point, and that wouldn’t make it an actual budget build. So, the 6500 XT turns out to be the best value for this one.
Estimated Price For Gaming Build: $700-$750
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Build – Mid-Range
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | CPU Cooler: Corsair iCue H100i Elite Capellix | Motherboard: AsRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4 | RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB | Storage: Silicon Power A60 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD | Video Card: MSI Ventus 2X GeForce RTX 3060 Ti LHR | Case: NZXT H510 Flow ATX | Power Supply: MSI MPG A750GF 750W 80+ Gold
Thanks to its excellent gaming performance, the 5600X works well in PC builds across a variety of price segments. For example, you can put together a capable mid-range gaming PC with high performance in 1080 and 1440p across the board.
We’ll be focusing on price-to-performance for this one, so that you can get the best value out of this AMD Ryzen 5 5600x gaming PC.
Mid-Range Ryzen 5 5600X Build – Overview
The hardware configuration for this mid-range gaming PC is considerably more capable than our budget option. Of course, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600x is going to hold up well, and gaming performance should be impressive thanks to the RTX 3060 Ti.
We decided to pair the AMD Ryzen 5 5600x with the Corsair iCue H100i Elite Capellix Liquid Cooler. This cooler features a 240mm radiator, two ML120 RGB fans, and excellent cooling performance. It’s easy to install, looks great, and will cool the AMD Ryzen 5 5600x well for years to come.
For the motherboard, we upgraded to a B550 option for this mid-range AMD Ryzen 5 5600x gaming pc build. The B550 Phantom Gaming 4 is not flashy, but it features Wi-Fi, PCIe 4.0 support, and a reliable BIOS. Also, PCIe 4.0 makes this cheap motherboard future-proof for years to come.
As for the memory, we’re still sticking with 16 gigs of DDR4-3600 memory. This G.Skill Trident Z RGB kit features a low CAS latency as well. It overclocks well and the Trident Z line is by far one of the best-looking RAM kits out there.
You can easily add a 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD for both Windows and all your storage needs in this build. It’s interesting how cheap flash storage has gotten over the past few years. A 1TB PCIe SSD would be unheard of in a mid-range PC a few years ago.
The exact drive we went with is the Silicon Power A60 1TB drive. This SSD is cheap, blazing fast, and quite reliable. You can’t go wrong with a terabyte of flash storage either.
For the GPU, we decided to with the RTX 3060 Ti. This card features great ray tracing performance and performs well in both 1080p and 1440p. DLSS also makes this card more appealing than the AMD options.
However, we do recommend finding an LHR (Low Hash Rate) model if you can. These cards are cheaper because they are worse for mining but perform the same in terms of gaming.
While video cards have gotten cheaper, the 3060 Ti could still be hard to find for a good price, depending on where you look.
Now, we decided to go with the NZXT H510 Flow for the chassis. It looks great like the rest of the NZXT H-series but now features a mesh front panel. This case features a minimalist style and now has better cooling.
Finally, we’re using an MSI MPG A750GF power supply for this gaming pc build. This is a Tier-A PSU on the LTT PSU tier list. It’s 80+ Gold, fully modular, and has 750W of power. It’s an excellent PSU, and one that will last for years to come.
Overall, this mid-range gaming PC build is quite an upgrade over our budget option. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600x pairs nicely with the 3060 Ti, and we even have a motherboard with Wi-Fi. As for the rest of the components, they are also of high quality. Fortunately, you also get a fast PCIe 3.0 drive with this one and a B550 ATX motherboard.
Performance-wise this AMD Ryzen 5 5600x gaming pc build provides great frame rates in both 1440p and 1080p gaming.
Estimated Price for Gaming Build: $1100 – $1200
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Build – High-End
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | CPU Cooler: Corsair iCue H100i Elite Capellix | Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Max | RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB | Storage: Silicon Power A60 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD | Video Card: MSI Gaming X Trio RTX 3080 Ti | Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic | Power Supply: SeaSonic Focus GX850
For this high-end gaming PC build, we’ll be focusing more on 4K gaming with raytracing enabled. Of course, DLSS performance is also crucial here. This gaming PC is quite the upgrade from our previous build, so let’s take a look at the configuration.
High-End Ryzen 5 5600X Build – Overview
Some of you might be wondering if the 5600X still works in a high-end build. Well, if gaming performance is what you are worried about, then the 5600X will keep up without issues. You can pair it with something like a 3080 or above to create an excellent high-end gaming PC that’s also great in terms of value.
For the cooler, we’re still sticking with Corsair iCue H100i Elite Capellix. Again, this liquid cooler is easy to install, comes with great fans, and looks quite good. Corsair’s iCue Software has gotten better as well and having good RGB implementation is always a plus.
We’re also sticking with the same memory kit for our high-end Ryzen PC build. The G.Skill Trident Z RGB is a great kit, even if we’re building a high-end gaming PC. You get a capacity of 16GB, 3600MHz frequency, and a low CAS latency with this kit, and it’s still more than enough for modern games.
Of course, you could always upgrade to 32 gigs or higher for better performance in productivity-related workloads. However, we are focusing on building the best gaming PC build here, and 16 GB is still more than enough for any game out there.
We’re changing things up with the case and going with the Lian Li O11 Dynamic. This is quite a big case, with front and side tempered glass panels. You get a lot of room to work with, and it looks great with LianLi’s UniFans.
The o11 Dynamic is spacious, easy to build with, and has excellent aesthetics. You can buy the case in either black or white. Furthermore, you even get excellent watercooling support. It’s easy to create something truly personal while using this case.
For the motherboard, we went all out with the MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Max Wi-Fi ATX motherboard. You get tons of headers, Wi-Fi, excellent VRMs, and superb overclocking support. Of course, you also get PCIe Gen 4 support, making this a very future-proof PC in general.
As for the PSU, we recommend something more powerful when you’re going with an RTX 3080 or above. So, SeaSonic was a wise choice here. The Focus GX850 is an 850W power supply, with an 80+ Gold rating. It’s fully modular, and the best part is that you get a 10-year warranty from SeaSonic. Hands down, they are the best PSU makers in the market.
Last but not least, we decided to go with the RTX 3080 Ti for this high-end gaming PC. This is the star of the show, and the 3080 Ti is what turns this into a monstrous gaming build. The 3080 Ti features excellent raytracing performance natively in 4K.
Furthermore, you can turn on DLSS to further fine-tune the performance. While the 3080 Ti is a bit overkill for most people, this gaming PC build will hold up in intensive production workloads thanks to the extra performance.
To sum it up, you could go with more options or alternatives for a high-end gaming pc build. That’s the beauty of high-end gaming; there are a lot of parts to choose from. However, this is a great build in the high-end range.
With this gaming build, you are looking at high-end 4K gaming with raytracing. Turning on raytracing will also give you better performance, without sacrificing too much fidelity. So, there’s no need to worry when it comes to frame rates.
This is by the far the best Ryzen 5 5600 gaming pc build if you want to play games next-gen games with the highest settings.
Estimated Price for Build: $2000
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