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Bottleneck Build???

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Budget (including currency): $500 US

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: CSGO, Apex, PUBG, Warzone, etc

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): Already own a sufficient PSU, 1TB HDD and a GTX 1050 2GB.  I plan on playing at 1080p with decent settings.

 

Hey, I'm creating a build within a $500 budget that will maximize my gaming performance in current day and allow me to upgrade in the near future.  I'm concerned that my graphics card will be a bottleneck within this build and can't find any benchmarks that would tell me otherwise.  Should I cough up a few dollars and upgrade to a newer/more powerful GPU or can I hold off for now? List below:

 

($120)             CPU: 3300x

($75-115)        MBD: B450 Tomahawk MAX or Micro-ATX B450 MAX or B550 when it comes out

($0)                 GPU: GTX 1050 (2GB)

$75-85)           RAM: RipJaws 2x8GB 3200Mhz CL16 DDR4

($0)                 HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 

($35-45)          SSD: 250GB ADATA SU800

($0)                 PSU: 500w (unknown brand)

($60-80)          Case: Phanteks P300 or NZXT H510

($10-30)          Case Fans: pack of beQUIET or something

($375-475)      Total???

 

Any comments or suggestions are welcomed and greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Arvensus said:

($10-30)          Case Fans: pack of beQUIET or something

this isn't need, case has more than enough cooling, and your parts don't pull much power.

 

3 minutes ago, Arvensus said:

$0)                 GPU: GTX 1050 (2GB)

Id really try to up this if possible, it is the biggest limit for gaming performance, but if you got it already, id use it till you save up more.

 

4 minutes ago, Arvensus said:

$0)                 PSU: 500w (unknown brand)

Make sure this is ok, You don't wnat to cheap out here as they can fail and take the rest of the system with it.

 

 

You can cut back on things like the motherboard and case and ram a bit now, and get a faster gpu if you want better gaming performance, but this is a pretty good build if you plan to upgrade later on.

 

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That GPU though...

I guess this would do for now and you could grab a 3060 when it comes out. I'd also replace that PSU.

Current PC:

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

this isn't need, case has more than enough cooling, and your parts don't pull much power.

 

Id really try to up this if possible, it is the biggest limit for gaming performance, but if you got it already, id use it till you save up more.

 

Make sure this is ok, You don't wnat to cheap out here as they can fail and take the rest of the system with it.

 

 

You can cut back on things like the motherboard and case and ram a bit now, and get a faster gpu if you want better gaming performance, but this is a pretty good build if you plan to upgrade later on.

 

I'll look into what kind of PSU it is.  It's from a prebuilt.

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17 minutes ago, Arvensus said:

I'll look into what kind of PSU it is.  It's from a prebuilt.

Prebuilt PSUs are usually $h!t (unless you can find a name of a reputable company somewhere on it) 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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