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  1. Thanks all for your help. Looked into things a little more and I think this is what I am settled with. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $389.99 @ MemoryC CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $39.11 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
  2. Some occasional Photoshop/Solidworks, but nothing significant enough that it really should be a consideration. Initially I was using the 3600 but since I figured I'll keep it a long time before I upgrade so I went with something a little step up. I take your points though...let's see what I can find at/near msrp.
  3. Budget (including currency): $1-1.5k USD, but pretty flexible Country: United States Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Currently "previous gen" AAA games (things like Just Cause 3, Dishonored, Dirt 3, etc) are on my list currently, but the potential in a few years to upgrade to run modern AAA well. Other details Looking for 1080p gaming (the monitor I already have). No interest right now in 4k. I'll be reusing the 1060 I already have from a eGPU experiment I got tired of diagnosing driver issues for; I never really knew what I was doing in the first place, s