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I'm buying a desktop for the first time, budget 1500$

Hey guys,

 

I was wondering if i could get some help with selecting parts for a desktop. Got a max budget of 1500$.

I mainly play CSGO, DayZ and other sorts of FPS.

Got a 1080p monitor.

 

Any help is appreciated :D

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Cut your budget in half and buy more games?
 

Okay, so it depends on how "future-proof" you want your machine.
I'm running on an x570 platform with a Ryzen 5 3600 with a 2060 Super and 16 GB of 3600mhz RAM. That should be several hundred under your budget, and well over-specced for what you're talking about. I could easily run CSGO at 4k120, probably without any overclock. So, that would be the area I start targeting. Also use Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut. It's the best imho. Best thermals I've gotten from anything. It even brought my GPU back to life when I repasted it. (don't take apart and repaste your GPU unless you're SURE you can afford to break it).

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16 minutes ago, KageSong said:

Cut your budget in half and buy more games?
 

Okay, so it depends on how "future-proof" you want your machine.
I'm running on an x570 platform with a Ryzen 5 3600 with a 2060 Super and 16 GB of 3600mhz RAM. That should be several hundred under your budget, and well over-specced for what you're talking about. I could easily run CSGO at 4k120, probably without any overclock. So, that would be the area I start targeting. Also use Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut. It's the best imho. Best thermals I've gotten from anything. It even brought my GPU back to life when I repasted it. (don't take apart and repaste your GPU unless you're SURE you can afford to break it).

Hahah maybe i should :D
Thanks.

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I guess I didn't clarify for myself. Are you planning to build yourself, or buy from a store or boutique. Because I have some advice on the latter as well, if that's your preference.

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Here is what I came up with

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($54.48 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $528.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-26 14:27 EST-0500
There is no CPU and GPU on that list,
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5600X $299.99
GPU. Asus RTX 3070 Strix $629.99
 

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1 minute ago, NumLock21 said:

Here is what I came up with

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($54.48 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $528.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-26 14:27 EST-0500
There is no CPU and GPU on that list,
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5600X $299.99
GPU. Asus RTX 3070 Strix $629.99
 

That should be pretty dope for what you want. And by dope I mean overkill as hell. You could easily drop down to a 3600 and 2060 Super or 2070 Super, still be overkill, and have more money for games. The only other thing I'd add is if there's a MicroCenter near you, go there instead of Newegg. I've had such horrible customer support from Newegg that I wouldn't buy anything there even if it was 95% off, honestly. I've shopped at MicroCenter so long, I bet I'm why the chose to be Linus' sponsor, lol.

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Just now, KageSong said:

That should be pretty dope for what you want. And by dope I mean overkill as hell. You could easily drop down to a 3600 and 2060 Super or 2070 Super, still be overkill, and have more money for games. The only other thing I'd add is if there's a MicroCenter near you, go there instead of Newegg. I've had such horrible customer support from Newegg that I wouldn't buy anything there even if it was 95% off, honestly. I've shopped at MicroCenter so long, I bet I'm why the chose to be Linus' sponsor, lol.

If a 2060 or 2070 super is still consider as overkill in your book, then what components you think OP should get that isn't overkill?
OP is willing to spend $1,500 on their brand new PC, of course the cheaper it is, the better, but don't drop to the dumpster tier category, just because you want OP to cut their budget, for the sake of buying games.

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31 minutes ago, NumLock21 said:

If a 2060 or 2070 super is still consider as overkill in your book, then what components you think OP should get that isn't overkill?
OP is willing to spend $1,500 on their brand new PC, of course the cheaper it is, the better, but don't drop to the dumpster tier category, just because you want OP to cut their budget, for the sake of buying games.

Oh, I would take the overkill of the 2060 Super honestly. I'm just saying it would be easy to stay WAY under 1500 bucks and still be overkill for the goal leaving more money for games, or RGB, or a fancier case, or whatever.

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14 hours ago, KageSong said:

I guess I didn't clarify for myself. Are you planning to build yourself, or buy from a store or boutique. Because I have some advice on the latter as well, if that's your preference.

I want to build, but most of the hardware has long delivery.
Also, i don't have any Microcenter or Newsegg close to me. I live in Norway.

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