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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): $2000 aud

Country: Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Competitive/Single player Modern games, Modded Skyrim, Streaming with friends, Uni work and some simulation, Multi-tasking

Other details So as the title states, this will be the first ever pc i have owned, let alone built. I currently use a 2014 macbook pro, which has been a good machine and is only really showing its age/incompatibilities this year. The purpose of this pc is to simply be able to do everything i currently do now+ some things like high quality gaming, for the next 5+ years at least with this machine, hopefully longer. I have went through this list at least 5 or 6 times and changed a lot of parts, finally landing on this list. I am happy to spend more on extras such as storage and a better keyboard down the road, however i dont want to pay more than 2100 or 5% over budget right now. I am currently saving up to hopefully purchase the parts and by late November/December time, and have it up and running by around New Year. If you could please have a look at my parts list and tell me if there is anything better value/price for this list, the only parts I am really set on are the CPU and GPU combo, the rest i am happy to improve upon. Thanks for any time and advice.


PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/xqt2Xv

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($293.70 @ Newegg Australia)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI) Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($219.00 @ Centre Com)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($97.90 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($165.00 @ PC Byte)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card  ($467.80 @ Amazon Australia)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($112.20 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($169.00 @ Umart)
Monitor: AOC C24G2 23.8" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($299.00 @ Scorptec)
Keyboard: Kensington K72357US Wired Slim Keyboard  ($16.70 @ Device Deal)
Mouse: Perixx MX-2000B Wired Laser Mouse  ($39.99 @ Amazon Australia)
Total: $1959.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-15 16:30 AEST+1000

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ask again 1-2 weeks before you're ready to buy, anything we give you now will be irrelevant by then.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W


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@4K-Pong If you can wait for some time ZEN 3 and Ampere are launching soon. I suggest waiting until then and then asking the forum one again for parts.

Quote or at me @Smit Devrukhkar for me to see your replies.


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i5 7300hq

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256 gb ssd

2tb hdd



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2*2tb hdd

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Welcome to the forum!


As others have said, now is not the time to buy wait a few weeks and we likely willl have more hardware launching, and with a $2k budget it is worth the wait for sure. 

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Since you're looking to build November/December we'll have zen 3 and new gpus from amd and nvidia. Save your energy and come back to setting up a parts list mid to late October

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