Hi everyone! I'm new to the forums here, but I've been watching Linus Tech Tips on YouTube for a little while now. I think it's finally time I try to build my own PC, but I need a little help to be sure everything I picked works together properly. On top of just compatibility, I want to be sure I'm not overshooting or undershooting any of the parts so I'm not spending more than I need, and not bottlenecking anything either. And of course, I want to be sure I'm not forgetting anything. But to be honest, you don't have to use what I've picked out as a guide, I just found it a kind of fun exercise in planning and budgeting.
I'm not concerned with playing games on ultra settings, but I would like to play games like the Master Chief Collection, Modern Warfare, and upcoming games like DOOM Eternal and Cyberpunk 2077 with them at least on high settings with a minimum of 60fps. I'm used to gaming on an Xbox One S, if that tells you where my baseline for improvement is.
And for 3d modeling, it's been a hobby of mine for over a decade now, using Blender and dabbling in Unreal Engine 4, but my laptop just can't keep up with it anymore and it's kind of a bummer to stop doing something I enjoy. But that's beside the point! I should also throw in I'd like to record gameplay and edit videos, but that's not really a major concern. It's not something I've done before or even know that I'd enjoy doing do it's not a requirement but I figured I'd mention it anyway.
As for aesthetics, I don't really care too much. The things I chose so far have stuck to black with red accents, but it really doesn't matter to me as much as performance and price value. I started my budget for between US$1000-1500, including Windows, one monitor, a mouse, and keyboard, and right now it's sitting just under the high end of that budget.
Feel free to ignore my part list if it would be easier to, but here it is anyway. The prices are from Amazon but I don't have a preferred source as long as they ship to the US.
Thank you so much to anyone reading this and helping me out. I apologize if it was too much information, or if there's something I forgot to specify. I can't wait to get started! And happy Valentine's day!
PCPartPicker Part List
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor
$169.99 @ Amazon
Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler
$69.95 @ Amazon
Asus PRIME B450-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard
$96.00 @ Amazon
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory
$72.99 @ Newegg
Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
$87.99 @ Amazon
Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$49.99 @ Amazon
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card
$274.99 @ B&H
Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case
$79.99 @ Best Buy
Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
$69.26 @ Amazon
Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
$99.99 @ B&H
Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor
$249.99 @ Best Buy
Logitech G613 Wireless Standard Keyboard
$59.99 @ Amazon
Corsair DARK CORE RGB SE Wireless Optical Mouse
$69.99 @ Best Buy
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