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MSI AMD Radeon 6700XT – Gaming PC Build 2021

Is the new AMD RX 6700XT AMDs best GPU to date? Let's find out how it stacks up against its green team rivals, in an awesome Gaming PC Build for 2021!

The latest GPU from AMD has landed, in the form of the RX 6700XT. Could this be the card to finally beat out competing options from AMD, namely the RTX 3070?

We figured the best way to find out, was to assemble a system with this new AMD card and run some benchmarks!

We’ve opted for the best value part choices and combos we could find, to leave as much left over for the GPU as possible in today’s system!

The Parts

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X

When it comes to the processor choice for a more value oriented build, the choice is between Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000 for us. Intel’s new i5 11600K is a compelling option, but with more expensive boards, less cores than less gen and an ageing architecture, Ryzen 3600X is our go to!

Shop the Ryzen 5 3600X on Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK) / Amazon (Intl.) / Ebuyer (UK)

GPU: MSI RX 6700XT

We couldn’t have an all AMD build without one of AMDs finest new graphics card releases – the RX 6700XT! AMD come in strong with this GPU, and while the lack of a current DLSS equivalent is a bit of shame, it still performs well for anyone looking at a team red build. The huge 12GB of video memory is also a great win!

Shop the MSI RX 6700XT on Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK) / Amazon (Intl.) / Ebuyer (UK)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 16GB

Corsair come in strong on the RAM front for this system – 16GB of their latest Vengeance RGB Pro SL does the trick with a nice RGB heat spreader, fast 3600MHz speed and dual channel performance!

Shop Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 16GB on Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK) / Amazon (Intl.) / Ebuyer (UK)

SSD/Storage: Seagate Barracuda 510 500GB

When it comes to storage for this build, we kept it safe, simple and quick! The Seagate Barracuda 510 is a solid NVMe Gen 3 drive choice. It’s not quite as speedy as a Gen 4 drive, but at a fraction of the price it’s a great choice!

This drive is also more affordable than the pricey Gen 4 SSDs out there, which means it sits in a real sweet spot!

Shop Seagate Barracuda 510 500GB on Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK) / Amazon (Intl.) / Ebuyer (UK)

Keep scrolling for the rest of the components, but remember: we’ve uploaded a video version of this build below!

Motherboard: MSI B550M Mortar

Buying a motherboard for an AMD build is actually pretty simple – if you’re on a budget then pick up a nice B550 motherboard, that has 4 RAM dimm slots and plenty of M.2 expandability. The MSI B550M Mortar fits the bill perfectly!

Shop MSI B550M Mortar on Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK) / Amazon (Intl.)/ Ebuyer (UK)

Case: Aerocool Trinity Mesh

With any system, the case is always one of the most tricky components to choose. Aerocool’s Trinity Mesh brings a nice budget feature set to the case scene, with an edgy mesh panel at the front, included RGB fans and an awesome aesthetic!

Shop Aerocool Trinity Mesh on Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK) / Amazon (Intl.)/ Ebuyer (UK)

THe compact form factor is a favourite of mine, as is the included PSU shield. Lovely stuff!

PSU: Aerocool Aero Bronze 600W

Power for this system is provided by the Aerocool Aero Bronze 600W, which takes the power from your wall socket and distributes it across each of your components. The black, rubber sleeved cables are a plus for a budget build as well!

Shop Aerocool Aero Bronze 600W on Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK) / Amazon (Intl.) / Ebuyer (UK)

Performance & Benchmarking

Awesome stuff – we’ve covered off all the parts in our system and its now time to run some games, about 15 to be precise, to see what kind of performance figures we’re able to achieve! At 1440p high settings the numbers the numbers looked good, while 1080p is an ever better story – predictable.

Games tested include: Apex Legends, COD Cold War, COD Warzone, Control, CS:GO, Cyberpunk 2077, Death Stranding, Fortnite, GTA V, Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, Watch Dogs: Legion & Overwatch!

GTA V119 FPS
Apex Legends163 FPS
Valorant362 FPS
Fortnite152 FPS
Overwatch177 FPS
CS:GO300 FPS
Doom Eternal161 FPS
Rainbow Six Siege276 FPS
Tested at 1440p High settings

Watch Dogs Legion99 FPS
COD Black Ops Cold War114 FPS
Cyberpunk 207772 FPS
Fortnite150 FPS
Death Stranding114 FPS
Control93 FPS
COD Warzone117 FPS
Tested at 1440p High settings

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Gallery

Performance aside, one super important factor with any build is how it looks …right?! This build is a bit of a stunner if I do say so myself, and below is a gallery of some of the awesome stills we pulled from this system – take a look!

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