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Budget (including currency): 1200-1400 USD

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming

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): 

Hi! I'm just staring to get into PC building. I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations or a direction they could point me in? I was wanting to cut back on the price a bit, but not the quality too much. This is the build I have so far : https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=72dfc6bb-fbc8-4158-b0f0-daf9d834e4e1

Custom PC Builder _ Micro Center.pdf

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1 minute ago, XAIXER said:

Looks fine.

Is there anything I could substitute out to make it a little bit more affordable?

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You can remove the Windows 10 license. You can easily find a license key for 5$ or less, not to mention that Windows 10 is free anyways. The RGB memory you change for cheaper, similar quality, Corsair Vengeance LPX. Additionally you should change the cpu cooler you've chosen since it's not that good. Something like a hyper 212 evo or a be quiet pure rock slim will fair much better. You could also go for a cheaper case as well.

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why not wait for a 3070 or the equivalent from amd?, its only like a month or two of waiting

CPU: Amd fx 8120 3.9ghz...Motherboard: Asus m5a97 evo R:2.0...RAM: 8gb 1600 kingston hyperx blu...GPU: XFX R9 280x ...CASE: Nzxt h440...

 

HDD: Kingston adata ssd 500 gigs, wd blue 500gb...PSU: Corsair gs700...Monitors: Asus vk222h Cooler: Noctua nh-d14...Keyboard:coolermaster masterkeys m...Mouse: logitech g300...Headphones: Logitech g430

 

 

 

 

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Get a tower style cpu cooler; nh-u12, hyper 212 etc. Don't buy a 2060 for $420. 3070 is coming out in a week for $500 with 2080ti performance. Either wait for a 3070 or buy a used 2060/2070. Also there may be an amd gpu coming out next month in your price range

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15 minutes ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

You can remove the Windows 10 license. You can easily find a license key for 5$ or less, not to mention that Windows 10 is free anyways. The RGB memory you change for cheaper, similar quality, Corsair Vengeance LPX. Additionally you should change the cpu cooler you've chosen since it's not that good. Something like a hyper 212 evo or a be quiet pure rock slim will fair much better. You could also go for a cheaper case as well.

Thank you! I did not know that!

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8 minutes ago, tugadude4 said:

why not wait for a 3070 or the equivalent from amd?, its only like a month or two of waiting

I'm very new to this so I did not know it was coming out.

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If you're willing to have lower max FPS's switching to a b450/550 and a 3600 could save you around $50

desktop

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r5 3600 3.7GHz@1.0125v(0.975v get) | Noctua Nh l9x65 am4 | MSI b450i gaming ac | crucial ballistix 2x8 3000 cl15@3733 cl16|Zotac 2060 amp 1965mhz@900mv | 256GB Samsung 950 pro nvme | 1TB Adata su800 | 4TB HGST drive | Silverstone SX500-LG | Silverstone ML08

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HTPC i3 7300 | Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H | 16GB G Skill | Adata XPG SX8000 128GB M.2 | Many HDDs | Rosewill FBM-01 | Corsair CXM 450W

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Fungal said:

Get a tower style cpu cooler; nh-u12, hyper 212 etc. Don't buy a 2060 for $420. 3070 is coming out in a week for $500 with 2080ti performance. Either wait for a 3070 or buy a used 2060/2070. Also there may be an amd gpu coming out next month in your price range

Thank you very much! I will be waiting on the 3070! I did not know that was coming out!

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2 minutes ago, Thoffa said:

Thank you very much! I will be waiting on the 3070! I did not know that was coming out!

It will likely go out of stock in seconds or minutes, and sites may crash again. I'd have newegg and bestbuy open on your computer with all your information in your accounts for those sites. Then also use the newegg app and if you have an iphone setup apple pay because that should be like one click checkout. 

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Just now, Fungal said:

It will likely go out of stock in seconds or minutes, and sites may crash again. I'd have newegg and bestbuy open on your computer with all your information in your accounts for those sites. Then also use the newegg app and if you have an iphone setup apple pay because that should be like one click checkout. 

I don't plan on fully purchasing everything until around Christmas time, so hopefully it's back in stock by then! fingers crossed lol

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2 minutes ago, Thoffa said:

I don't plan on fully purchasing everything until around Christmas time, so hopefully it's back in stock by then! fingers crossed lol

You might be okay then. By then amd's cards should be out and 3000 series cards will have been out for a couple months. If not 3070 you should be able to get a 2080 for cheap by then

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14 minutes ago, Fungal said:

You might be okay then. By then amd's cards should be out and 3000 series cards will have been out for a couple months. If not 3070 you should be able to get a 2080 for cheap by then

Sweet! thanks yall! This really helped me out a lot!

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Unless you prefer Intel (nothing wrong at all with that) I would advise going with a B550 motherboard and one of the new AMD CPUs that should be coming out in another month or two.

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