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How to Build The Best RX 7900 GRE Gaming PC!

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The AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE (Golden Rabbit Edition) was originally released in July 2023 and was available exclusively through pre-built systems outside of China. Nine months later, AMD decided to make the RX 7900 GRE readily available across other territories, a tantalising option for prospective PC builders to secure a solid mid-range graphics card.

After getting our hands on this graphics card, we decided to build an awesome mid-range system to see how the RX 7900 GRE performs at 1440p and 4K compared to similarly priced GPUs on the market. We’ve paired up the RX 7900 GRE with cost-effective components such as the Ryzen 5 7600X and Crucial P3 Plus SSD, so this configuration will be extremely price competitive while offering excellent performance in AAA games and Esports titles.

This article will break down all the parts included in this gaming PC and give a glimpse of the expected performance in some of the most popular titles.

There’s also a link to our a dedicated YouTube build guide video of this system, where James walks you through the assembly process and the reasoning for our component choices.

Main Components

GPU: ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 GRE OC Edition

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Original Review by Jay HarrisASUS TUF Gaming RX 7900 GRE OC Edition Review & Benchmarks

The main focus of this build is AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 GRE. This graphics card has a rather interesting history, as it was initially released as a regional exclusive in China, with it only being available in other regions via designated prebuilt systems.

However, after the GPU received plenty of interest from PC gaming enthusiasts across the globe, AMD decided to launch the RX 7900 GRE in other regions too. As a card that is designed for top-tier 1440p gaming, this card helps to bridge the large price gap between the RX 7800 XT and RX 7900 XT. In turn, the RX 7900 GRE conveniently adds more competition for NVIDIA’s RTX 4000 SUPER GPUs.

SpecificationASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 GRE OC Edition
Video Memory Capacity16GB GDDR6
Memory Bus256-bit
Base Clock Speed1.97GHz
Boost Clock Speed2.39GHz
Stream Processors5120
Ray Accelerators80
Power Draw260W
MSRP$549

For this build, we’ve picked out the ASUS TUF Gaming variant, as this model provides enhanced cooling and clock speeds compared to the base RX 7900 GRE. Also, the aesthetic will go hand-in-hand with our ASUS TUF Gaming motherboard, leading to a more unified look.

Buy the ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 GRE OC Edition on:

$599.99 at Amazon
Last updated: 2024-05-23 05:45:25 ET

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

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Original Review by Jay HarrisAMD Ryzen 5 7600X Review – Architecture, Gaming Benchmarks & Thermals

Our CPU of choice is the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, making this an AMD-centric build. After a rocky start, the Ryzen 5 7600X has proven to be a reliable mid-range processor, especially in gaming scenarios.

Featuring six cores and twelve threads, as well as clock speeds up to 5.3GHz, this CPU can handle a range of titles at 1440p high settings. On top of this, the Ryzen 5 7600X has some legs at 4K, leading to well-balanced performance when paired with a mid-range graphics card like the RX 7900 GRE.

SpecificationAMD Ryzen 5 7600X
Core Count6
Thread Count12
Base Clock Speed4.7GHz
Boost Clock Speed5.3GHz
Max Cache38MB
Default TDP105W
CPU SocketAM5
OverclockableYes

Like most Ryzen 7000 processors, one of the biggest weaknesses of this CPU at launch was the price compared to its Intel counterpart. However, a series of price drops has led to the Ryzen 5 7600X being one of the best value CPUs on the market, thanks to its overclocking capabilities and strong efficiency.

Buy the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X on:

$204.99 at Amazon
Last updated: 2024-05-23 05:45:24 ET

CPU Cooler: DeepCool AK400 Digital

DeepCool AK400 Digital

To keep the CPU at a moderate temperature, we’ve picked up the DeepCool AK400 Digital. This air-based cooler is budget-friendly and provides ample cooling for a mid-range build while contributing to the aesthetics of the build.

With a single-tower design, the AK400 Digital is very easy to install and will have little issues fitting into a wide array of cases. In addition, the AK400 Digital remains fairly quiet, and the single 1850RPM fan is enough to ensure plenty of airflow alongside the various pre-installed fans in our case.

SpecificationDeepCool AK400 Digital
Product Dimensions (L x W x H)126mm x 97mm x 156mm
Weight695g
Max Fan Speed1850RPM
Max Fan Noise28dB
Number of Fans1
Number of Heatpipes4
Bearing TypeFluid Dynamic Bearing
Fan Connector4-pin PWM
Socket CompatibilityIntel – LGA1700,1200,1151,1150,1155
AMD- AM4, AM5

However, the main selling point of this particular model is the integrated LCD, which can display important system information, such as CPU temperature and usage. This means we won’t have to constantly open software to monitor the system, making it easier to prevent major technical issues.

Buy the DeepCool AK400 Digital on:

$49.99 at Amazon
Last updated: 2024-05-23 05:45:25 ET

Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming B650-PLUS WiFi

ASUS TUF Gaming B650-Plus WiFi

For the motherboard, the ASUS TUF Gaming B650-PLUS WiFi is affordable and offers versatile connectivity options, making it a strong choice for any mid-range system. This ATX motherboard supports RTX 4000 and Radeon 7000 GPUs, along with Gen5 SSDs and multiple Gen4 M.2 drives.

Combined with support for up to 128GB of DDR5 memory, this motherboard has no issues accommodating a PC filled with high-end parts, with room to spare for numerous upgrades. Plus, the TUF Gaming B650-PLUS WiFi also includes several heatsinks, which help to protect various components and offer a more premium appearance.

SpecificationASUS TUF Gaming B650-PLUS WiFi
Form FactorATX
Supported Memory128GB DDR5 7600MT/s
PCI-E x16 Slots2 x PCI-E 4.0
PCI-E x4 Slots1 x PCI-E 5.0
2 x PCI-E 4.0
VRM Power Phases12 + 2
Front IO1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen1
2 x USB 2.0
Rear IO1 x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2
4 x USB 2.0
Audio5 x Audio Jacks
NetworkingWiFi 6
2.5Gb LAN

In terms of connectivity, this motherboard is packed with a range of USB ports, including two USB-C ports on the rear IO for easy access to high-speed performance. This variety continues into the networking options, with WiFi 6 and 2.5 Gigabit connectivity available.

Buy the ASUS TUF Gaming B650-PLUS WiFi on:

$199.98 at Amazon
Last updated: 2024-05-23 05:45:24 ET

RAM: TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB DDR5

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In terms of memory, the T-Force Delta RGB is budget-friendly DDR5 RAM that offers a high level of performance at a reasonable price. With a 32GB capacity and 6400MT/s transfer speeds, this memory provides snappy loading times and smooth gameplay at 1440p settings.

As the name would suggest, the T-Force Delta RGB also includes a strip of RGB lighting on top of each DIMM. This adds a splash of colour to the inside of the build, which will look great in our chosen chassis. The lighting effects can be customised via various motherboard software, such as ASUS Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light Sync, and Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0.

SpecificationTeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB DDR5
GenerationDDR5
Capacity32GB
Transfer Speeds6400MT/s
CAS LatencyCL40
Tested Voltage1.35V
Height 46mm

As one of the more affordable 32GB DDR5 kits on the market, the T-Force Delta RGB is a great choice for anyone looking to ensure their system is ready to tackle the latest blockbuster releases for years to come. Plus, the combination of performance and visual appeal makes this RAM an ideal way to elevate a PC build in multiple ways.

Buy the TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 on:

$99.99 at Amazon
Last updated: 2024-05-23 05:45:24 ET

SSD: Crucial P3 Plus

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When it comes to storage, speed is king. However, many of the best SSDs on the market offer high read and write speeds that aren’t required for strong gaming metrics, which means that most PC builds can utilise a slower drive without having a major impact on performance. Because of this, we’ve decided to save some money with the SSD in this build by opting for the Crucial P3 Plus.

Featuring read speeds of up to 5000MB/s and write speeds of up to 3600MB/s, this Gen4 SSD is on the slower side but substantial enough to support a wide range of games at 1440p high settings. Regarding capacity, 1TB is the minimum we’d suggest for modern PCs, as this is sufficient storage for a collection of games with a mixture of AAA and Indie titles.

SpecificationCrucial P3 Plus
PCI-E GenerationGen4
Capacity1TB
Read Speeds5000MB/s
Write Speeds3600MB/s
Warranty5 Year
Endurance220TBW
Form FactorM.2 2280

As an M.2 drive, the P3 Plus is also a breeze to install, as it simply slots into the dedicated slot on the motherboard. For peace of mind, this SSD comes with a 5-year warranty and a touted endurance of 220 terabytes written (TBW), meaning this storage will last for several years.

Buy the Crucial P3 Plus on:

$72.45 at Amazon
Last updated: 2024-05-23 05:45:24 ET

Case: Montech King 95 Pro

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The PC case that will hold all of our components together is the Montech King 95 Pro, a cheap but stylish chassis that showcases each part of this build. Fish-tank PC cases have flooded the market in recent years, but the Montech King 95 Pro stands out from the crowd due to its incredible value.

Despite being cheaper than most fish-tank designs, the King 95 Pro is packaged with a whopping six RGB fans, so there is no need to purchase additional fans, especially when paired with a high-end CPU cooler. Additionally, the dual-chamber design provides plenty of space for a range of components while simplifying cable management.

SpecificationMontech King 95 Pro
Form FactorMid-Tower
Motherboard SupportATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Case Dimensions (L x W x H)475mm x 300mm x 442mm
Front IO1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.0 Type-A
2 x 3.5mm Audio Jacks
PCI-E Slots7
ColourBlack, White, Red, Blue
Max ClearanceCPU Cooler Height: 175mm
GPU Length: 420mm
PSU Length: 190mm
Drive SupportUp to 8 x 2.5 inch
Up to 5 x 3.5 inch
Max Fan SupportSide: 2 x 140mm
Top: 3 x 120mm
Front: N/A
Rear: 1 x 120mm
Bottom: 3 x 120mm
Radiator SupportSide: 240mm
Top: 360mm
Front: N/A
Rear: 120mm
Bottom: N/A
Pre-Installed Fans2 x 140mm
4 x 120mm
MSRP$150

As a result, the Montech King 95 Pro will have no issues supporting a PC build filled with the latest generation of hardware, with plenty of clearance to house future additions and upgrades.

Buy the Montech King 95 Pro on:

PSU: Thermaltake Smart BM3 750W

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To keep costs to a minimum, we decided to pick up the Thermaltake Smart BM3 750W, a budget-oriented power supply that includes a range of luxurious features. By cutting some corners elsewhere, this 750W PSU offers price-conscious buyers the chance to utilise an ATX 3.0 design.

Unfortunately, the RX 7900 GRE won’t be able to take advantage of the single PCI-E 5.0 power connector. However, this PSU will be able to support future graphics cards. One feature this build can benefit from is the smart zero-fan mode, which turns off the integrated 120mm fan during less intense workloads, reducing noise pollution and increasing longevity.

SpecificationThermaltake Smart BM3 750W
SizeATX
PSU Dimensions (L x W x H)140mm x 150mm x 86mm
Wattage750W
Efficiency Rating80 Plus Bronze
ModularitySemi-Modular
ATX 3.0Yes
Fan Size120mm
Zero-Fan ModeYes
Warranty5 Years

These premium features for the price come at the expense of cable management, as the Smart BM3 takes advantage of a semi-modular design. Although, all of the attached connections are required for the PC anyway, which means the limited versatility is less of an inconvenience than you’d first expect.

Buy the Thermaltake Smart BM3 750W on:

$89.99 at Amazon
Last updated: 2024-05-23 05:45:25 ET

Performance

4K, High Settings
Avg: 163FPS

Preset: High

V-Sync: Off
Anti Aliasing: TSAA
Texture Filtering: 8x
Ambient Occlusion: High
Volumetric Lighting: High
Dynamic Shadows: Enabled
Model Detail: High


1080p, Comp. Settings
Avg: 312FPS

Preset: Low

V-Sync: Off
Render Distance: Far
TSR: Off
Global Illumination: Off
Ray Tracing: Off
Effects: Low
Post Processing: Low


4K, High Settings
Avg: 151FPS

Preset: High

V-Sync: Off
DLSS: Performance
Textures: High
Particle Quality: High
Tessellation: Near
Shaders: High

      4K, High Settings
Avg: 69FPS

Preset: Recommended
V-Sync: Off
Anti-Aliasing: TAA High
Effects Quality: High
Texture Quality: High
Shadow Quality: High
Motion Blur: Off

Our testing results show that the RX 7900 GRE and the Ryzen 5 7600X synergise well, offering great performance at 1440p and decent legs at 4K. The system we’ve put together for this PC build is more than ample for a smooth and lag-free gaming experience.

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Aled Wheeler is part of our technical writing and reviews team, focussing on PC components, console gaming and peripherals such as keyboards and monitors! With a degree in journalism and experience working for publications in the sports and gaming sectors. Aled is our in-house news and gaming writer, with his finger on the pulse of game devs around the world. Aled is currently rocking a solid mid-range gaming PC build, with a Ryzen 5000 processor and RTX 30 series graphics card.