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Need suggestions on how to cut costs.

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6 minutes ago, Jacques247 said:

Is that including the msrp of the 3060ti? And why the change to the non “x” version of the 3600? Is there no reason for the extra cost?

So here are the changes I made

-970 EVO too a Kingston A2000. $60 cheaper for a SSD that is still pretty good 
-EVGA B2 - CX650. The CX650 is a better quality unit while being cheaper. No brainer here. ($10 cheaper)
-B550 prime - B550 PRO VDH WIFI. $50 cheaper for a board that still has wifi with better VRMS
-3600x to a 3600 (non-X) A 3600x is just a 3600 with slightly higher clocks. Not worth the extra $25
Overall you save around  $145.

This doesn't include the msrp of the 3060ti, just add an extra $400 to the total price (so $1213, orignal would have been $1348)

Budget (including currency): R20000(ZAR)

Country: South Africa

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Call of duty; GTA V; Valheim and Medium/light schoolwork.

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): No peripherals needed, Upgrading from a laptop from 1995. Would like 1440p at 144hz but don’t mind 1080p(im used to 720p) Already have bought monitor for 1440p 144hz.


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LnQ9ZZ

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($269.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($154.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory  ($79.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive 
Storage: Western Digital Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($155.38 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A ATX Mid Tower Case 
Power Supply: EVGA B5 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($74.98 @ Amazon) 
Total: $735.32

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

 

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6 minutes ago, Downkey said:

Is that including the msrp of the 3060ti? And why the change to the non “x” version of the 3600? Is there no reason for the extra cost?

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6 minutes ago, Jacques247 said:

Is that including the msrp of the 3060ti? And why the change to the non “x” version of the 3600? Is there no reason for the extra cost?

So here are the changes I made

-970 EVO too a Kingston A2000. $60 cheaper for a SSD that is still pretty good 
-EVGA B2 - CX650. The CX650 is a better quality unit while being cheaper. No brainer here. ($10 cheaper)
-B550 prime - B550 PRO VDH WIFI. $50 cheaper for a board that still has wifi with better VRMS
-3600x to a 3600 (non-X) A 3600x is just a 3600 with slightly higher clocks. Not worth the extra $25
Overall you save around  $145.

This doesn't include the msrp of the 3060ti, just add an extra $400 to the total price (so $1213, orignal would have been $1348)

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3 minutes ago, Downkey said:

So here are the changes I made

-970 EVO too a Kingston A2000. $60 cheaper for a SSD that is still pretty good 
-EVGA B2 - CX650. The CX650 is a better quality unit while being cheaper. No brainer here. ($10 cheaper)
-B550 prime - B550 PRO VDH WIFI. $50 cheaper for a board that still has wifi with better VRMS
-3600x to a 3600 (non-X) A 3600x is just a 3600 with slightly higher clocks. Not worth the extra $25
Overall you save around  $145.

This doesn't include the msrp of the 3060ti, just add an extra $400 to the total price (so $1213, orignal would have been $1348)

Ahhh. Thank you very much my friend.

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