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Budget (including currency): $1500 USD (slightly flexible)

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Minecraft, browsing the web, recording for YouTube (not streaming ATM), software development (should be capable of compiling stuff decently fast)

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): 

Parts list I've put together so far (very rough draft I have very little idea of what I need for some components): [see end of page for latest list] https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jnKkQD

I'll most likely buy around sometime next yearish, but it may be sooner

8-core 16-thread CPU preferred due to the compiling of software workload

This is my first build but I've watched/read enough to understand how to do it.

I'm fine if switching to AMD for the CPU is the best choice.

 

Text-based list (REV 1, SEE END OF POST FOR LATEST!):

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jnKkQD

CPU: Intel Core i7-11700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler  ($42.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B560 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($87.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 G5 4 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($599.00 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1579.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-15 13:04 EDT-0400

 

Revisions

- Rev 1: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jnKkQD

- Rev 2 (~Motherboard ~GPU +Wireless): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/966mMv

- Rev 3 (-AirCooler +AIO): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/966mMv

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okay, so....

You say no NVidia GPUs...  and list an NVidia GPU in your build?  Wut?

 

So, for slightly more than your list, you can get an iBuyPower with a GTX 1660 Super GPU, and a 240mm ARGB AIO:

https://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel-Pegasus-EZB101

 

(Change to i7, pick a different 240mm AIO, and poke around elsewhere.  Including cases for a minimum price difference.)  

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1 hour ago, tkitch said:

okay, so....

You say no NVidia GPUs...  and list an NVidia GPU in your build?  Wut?

Whoops... must have been tired when I made that list...

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@tkitch: I've reworked the Motherboard and GPU, added a wireless card. I've figured out how I can make a NVIDIA card work for my usage. It's a little bit above my budget, but I think I can make this work.

 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/966mMv

CPU: Intel Core i7-11700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler  ($42.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z590-P ATX LGA1200 Motherboard  ($189.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($638.00 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link Archer TX50E PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi Adapter  ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1652.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-15 18:07 EDT-0400

 

@BLT_Sharpies: What case would you suggest?

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5 hours ago, BadBoyHaloCat said:

Budget (including currency): $1500 USD (slightly flexible)

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Minecraft, browsing the web, recording for YouTube (not streaming ATM), software development (should be capable of compiling stuff decently fast)

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): 

Parts list I've put together so far (very rough draft I have very little idea of what I need for some components): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jnKkQD

I'll most likely buy around sometime next yearish, but it may be sooner

8-core 16-thread CPU preferred due to the compiling of software workload

Please no NVIDIA graphics cards! (I have my reasons...)

This is my first build but I've watched/read enough to understand how to do it.

I'm fine if switching to AMD for the CPU is the best choice.

 

Text-based list:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jnKkQD

CPU: Intel Core i7-11700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($379.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler  ($42.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B560 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($87.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 G5 4 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($599.00 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1579.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-15 13:04 EDT-0400

air cooler sucks for this processor cus it’s tdp is low. you will not get the most out of your processor. 

Gaming PC:

CPU- Intel Core i5-10400 (planning to upgrade when Alder Lake releases)

CPU Cooler- be quiet! Dark Rock Slim up to 180W TDP

Motherboard- Asus ROG Strix B460-h Gaming

Memory- Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3000 CL15 memory

Storage- Crucial P2 1TB M.2-NVME SSD up to 2400 MB/s 

Video Card- MSI Ventus 2x Geforce RTX 3060 Ti OC

PC Chassis- Cooler Master TD500 MESH ARGB with Controller

Power Supply- EVGA 650w P2 (planning to upgrade to EVGA 80+ Gold 1k watts)

Rear Fan- Touchaqua Bitspower Notos RGB fan

Monitor- Acer EI272UR 2560x1440 144hz 4ms Radeon Freesync monitor

Keyboard- Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum

Mouse- Logitech G203 Lightsync (planning to upgrade to g502 HERO)

Controller- Xbox One Wireless Controller - Red 

LaptopProcessor- Ryzen 7 4700U (8c/8t up to 4.1Ghz) with Radeon graphics, 16GB DDR4-3200 memory, 512 NVME SSD

 

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1 minute ago, FireAbyss111802 said:

air cooler sucks for this processor cus it’s tdp is low. you will not get the most out of your processor. 

You reminded me, I forgot to add an AIO to the new list.

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Just now, BadBoyHaloCat said:

What would you recommend using @FireAbyss111802?

for AIO? i know nzxt and corsair make good aio coolers, but they are pretty expensive. people like @Downkey know better than me on how to easily save money. 

Gaming PC:

CPU- Intel Core i5-10400 (planning to upgrade when Alder Lake releases)

CPU Cooler- be quiet! Dark Rock Slim up to 180W TDP

Motherboard- Asus ROG Strix B460-h Gaming

Memory- Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3000 CL15 memory

Storage- Crucial P2 1TB M.2-NVME SSD up to 2400 MB/s 

Video Card- MSI Ventus 2x Geforce RTX 3060 Ti OC

PC Chassis- Cooler Master TD500 MESH ARGB with Controller

Power Supply- EVGA 650w P2 (planning to upgrade to EVGA 80+ Gold 1k watts)

Rear Fan- Touchaqua Bitspower Notos RGB fan

Monitor- Acer EI272UR 2560x1440 144hz 4ms Radeon Freesync monitor

Keyboard- Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum

Mouse- Logitech G203 Lightsync (planning to upgrade to g502 HERO)

Controller- Xbox One Wireless Controller - Red 

LaptopProcessor- Ryzen 7 4700U (8c/8t up to 4.1Ghz) with Radeon graphics, 16GB DDR4-3200 memory, 512 NVME SSD

 

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16 minutes ago, FireAbyss111802 said:

for AIO? i know nzxt and corsair make good aio coolers, but they are pretty expensive. people like @Downkey know better than me on how to easily save money. 

Yeah.. the NZXT Kraken X53 is ~$117 USD currently and that would put me about $250 over budget ($1600 total absolute max I would say)

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1 hour ago, BadBoyHaloCat said:

Yeah.. the NZXT Kraken X53 is ~$117 USD currently and that would put me about $250 over budget ($1600 total absolute max I would say)

hmmmm... you could get something like this for 85 USD:

 

240mm AIO

Gaming PC:

CPU- Intel Core i5-10400 (planning to upgrade when Alder Lake releases)

CPU Cooler- be quiet! Dark Rock Slim up to 180W TDP

Motherboard- Asus ROG Strix B460-h Gaming

Memory- Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3000 CL15 memory

Storage- Crucial P2 1TB M.2-NVME SSD up to 2400 MB/s 

Video Card- MSI Ventus 2x Geforce RTX 3060 Ti OC

PC Chassis- Cooler Master TD500 MESH ARGB with Controller

Power Supply- EVGA 650w P2 (planning to upgrade to EVGA 80+ Gold 1k watts)

Rear Fan- Touchaqua Bitspower Notos RGB fan

Monitor- Acer EI272UR 2560x1440 144hz 4ms Radeon Freesync monitor

Keyboard- Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum

Mouse- Logitech G203 Lightsync (planning to upgrade to g502 HERO)

Controller- Xbox One Wireless Controller - Red 

LaptopProcessor- Ryzen 7 4700U (8c/8t up to 4.1Ghz) with Radeon graphics, 16GB DDR4-3200 memory, 512 NVME SSD

 

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You don’t need an AIO. Also your original case was terrible. 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($299.00 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($139.00 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Silicon Power A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB XC3 BLACK GAMING Video Card  ($639.49 @ Adorama) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: MSI 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($87.97 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1430.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-15 22:42 EDT-0400

geometry is hard
b550 > x570

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14 hours ago, Downkey said:

You don’t need an AIO. Also your original case was terrible. 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($299.00 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($139.00 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Silicon Power A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB XC3 BLACK GAMING Video Card  ($639.49 @ Adorama) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: MSI 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($87.97 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1430.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-15 22:42 EDT-0400

Thank you. Are you saying I should use the 5600X's stock cooler, and would I need extra fans for the back of that case?

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So. I got the money now somehow and was going to pull the trigger... but the gpu sold out. what now?

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