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Wanting to build a PC during summer (1660 super, 5 3600 or 5 2600, 16GB ram , SSD) need help

Budget (including currency): around 1200$ CAD

Country: Canada (Montreal)

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: stream,warzone,valorant 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): i'd like to have a 1660 super and either a 5 3600 or 5 2600 and 16 GB of ram, SSD.

I want to get a PC during summer but the GPU shortage is really ruuning things for me. What should i do? Should i wait for the gpus to be back (no clue when) OR buy a prebuilt? If you recommend getting a prebuilt please list some sites that have pc's. I found some but they don't have the parts i need

 

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1 hour ago, Comfizuki said:

I want to get a PC during summer but the GPU shortage is really ruuning things for me. What should i do? Should i wait for the gpus to be back (no clue when) OR buy a prebuilt? If you recommend getting a prebuilt please list some sites that have pc's. I found some but they don't have the parts i need

You really answered the question when ya said ya want it this summer, because with how things going right now, at best we'll have GPU back at normal stock by winter/spring this year. Buy a prebuilt, and for a brand choice something like iBuyPower and CyberPowerPC i usually keep an eye on, specifically on their customizer menu. And why do ya wanna stuck on last gen? Get a 5600X with a 3060Ti, or 10400 with a 3070 (sometimes you can get both CPU config with 3070 but iirc most prebuilts have their price locked).

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Gosh spring/winter??!! That's crazy. So what is your strict recommendation? should i wait?

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$1200 is a tight budget, typically we won't recommend anything less than $1400-$1500 CAD if you want current-gen specs.

 

You could squeeze a 3060 in there at maybe $1300, but you'll be stuck with a 10400.

 

Anything less, and I'd have trouble recommending it. Here's what you can get:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/hGRXwz

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F  ($173.00 @ shopRBC) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 2  ($59.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Motherboard: MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA  ($179.30 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 3600Mhz CL16  ($118.75 @ Vuugo) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB ($64.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060  ($510.16) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A ATX  ($89.99) 
Power Supply: MSI A650GF 650W 80+ Gold  ($107.91 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case Fans: 2x Phanteks PH-F120SK ($14.99 each @ Canada Computers) 

 

Total: $1334.06

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X  GPU: EVGA RTX 3070 Ti (FTW3 Ultra)  MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon (X470)  RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4-3600 (2x8GB)

COOLER: EVGA CLC 280  STORAGE: G.SKILL Phoenix FTL 240GB SSD, Crucial MX500 1TB SSD, Toshiba DT01ACA200 7200RPM 2TB HDD

PSU: EVGA GQ-1000W 80+ Gold  CASE: The MESHMOD v1.0 (Custom Deepcool Matrexx 70 chassis)  MONITOR: AOC 24G2 144Hz (IPS) 

MOUSE: Logitech G502 HERO (wired)  KEYBOARD: Rosewill K81 RGB (Kailh Brown)  HEADPHONE'S/IEM'S: Drop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee's, Blon BL-03's 

STUDIO MONITORS: Mackie MR524's   MIC: Blue Yeti (blackout)  AMPLIFIER: SMSL SP200 THX AAA-888  DAC: SMSL Sanskrit 10th MKII (AK4493 Version)

CONTROLLER: Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller (new 2020 version)

 

MY SETUP: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/vKNbgt

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7 minutes ago, Comfizuki said:

Gosh spring/winter??!! That's crazy.

Winter/Spring is being optimistic, don't act surprised at that. It's more likely Q4 next year to be quite frank.

7 minutes ago, Comfizuki said:

So what is your strict recommendation? should i wait?

Yes, you should wait. In the mean time, you can save more money so that you can actually afford current-gen specs.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X  GPU: EVGA RTX 3070 Ti (FTW3 Ultra)  MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon (X470)  RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4-3600 (2x8GB)

COOLER: EVGA CLC 280  STORAGE: G.SKILL Phoenix FTL 240GB SSD, Crucial MX500 1TB SSD, Toshiba DT01ACA200 7200RPM 2TB HDD

PSU: EVGA GQ-1000W 80+ Gold  CASE: The MESHMOD v1.0 (Custom Deepcool Matrexx 70 chassis)  MONITOR: AOC 24G2 144Hz (IPS) 

MOUSE: Logitech G502 HERO (wired)  KEYBOARD: Rosewill K81 RGB (Kailh Brown)  HEADPHONE'S/IEM'S: Drop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee's, Blon BL-03's 

STUDIO MONITORS: Mackie MR524's   MIC: Blue Yeti (blackout)  AMPLIFIER: SMSL SP200 THX AAA-888  DAC: SMSL Sanskrit 10th MKII (AK4493 Version)

CONTROLLER: Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller (new 2020 version)

 

MY SETUP: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/vKNbgt

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With gpu prices now youll have to downgrade your entire system just to fit one in your budget, so better off buying a prebuilt tho look at the online reviews for the prebuilt that you are gonna buy, sometimes prebuilts have some questionable parts/design choice or they are just outright garbage.

 

And if you dont like the prebuilt then just change/upgrade some of the parts like maybe you dont like the case because it looks like garbage or has literal garbage airflow which causes the everything to overheat

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