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Budget (including currency): My dad is giving me $2000 USD for it and anything above it I pay for myself which I can do about $300 (This is because of my grades, chores, etc, etc.) 

Country: USA 

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mainly a console gamer but looking to start pc gaming. Want to play Valorant, CSGO, World of Warcraft, Doom Eternal, League of Legends and computer has to be able to play Overwatch and Fortnite.

Other details: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KzPqZZ—That’s my parts list, please let me know if it’s good and if changes need to be made or not. Going to buy this as a PRE BUILT because of these dark times, and it will be off cyberpowerpc.com , and I’m using 2 1080p/144 hertz displays, possibly looking at upgrading to a 1440p display someday. 
Thanks!

 

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8 minutes ago, Percival2644 said:

Going to buy this as a PRE BUILT because of these dark times, and it will be off cyberpowerpc.com

wise choice if it is these exact parts.

 

$2000 is a bit steep for the specs but it does have a pretty high end cooler, motherboard, and SSD.

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The Kraken Z73 is obscenely expensive for what it is. You're just paying for the screen. 

 

I don't even think a single 250GB drive will hold Windows plus all the games you mentioned. Would go at least 500GB if that's going to be the only drive in the PC, or add a SATA drive for storage. 

 

Not sure how much control you have over individual parts if you're buying it from a system integrator though. 

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3 minutes ago, Middcore said:

The Kraken Z73 is obscenely expensive for what it is. You're just paying for the screen. 

 

I don't even think a single 250GB drive will hold Windows plus all the games you mentioned. Would go at least 500GB if that's going to be the only drive in the PC, or add a SATA drive for storage. 

 

Not sure how much control you have over individual parts if you're buying it from a system integrator though. 

Oh almost forgot that I’m getting a 2TB Seagate Hard drive, my bad! 😅 Yeah I know it’s expensive for a cpu cooler, but even though it should be specs over looks, sometimes looks to me have to be nice, and this is one of those times lol

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7 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

wise choice if it is these exact parts.

 

$2000 is a bit steep for the specs but it does have a pretty high end cooler, motherboard, and SSD.

Yeah but there’s also a pre build fee for people building it for you, but I think it’s ok. Almost forgot but I’m getting a additional 2TB Seagate hard drive, sorry I forgot to add it before!

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53 minutes ago, Percival2644 said:

Budget (including currency): My dad is giving me $2000 USD for it and anything above it I pay for myself which I can do about $300 (This is because of my grades, chores, etc, etc.) 

Country: USA 

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mainly a console gamer but looking to start pc gaming. Want to play Valorant, CSGO, World of Warcraft, Doom Eternal, League of Legends and computer has to be able to play Overwatch and Fortnite.

Other details: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KzPqZZ—That’s my parts list, please let me know if it’s good and if changes need to be made or not. Going to buy this as a PRE BUILT because of these dark times, and it will be off cyberpowerpc.com , and I’m using 2 1080p/144 hertz displays, possibly looking at upgrading to a 1440p display someday. 
Thanks!

 

There's some things I would definitely change, most notably the cooler, just go stock honestly, or with a cheap deepcool cooler than cyberpower provides for like $20. 

I'd highly advise actually to wait just a little longer for componentry. Prices are actually starting to go down, as is demonstrated here: Are GPUs Finally Getting Cheaper? GPU Stock and Pricing Update [June 2021] - YouTube

 

If you have the patience, I would expect the situation to have greatly improved by September-December, provided there aren't more sh*tstorms en route. If you decide to wait it out, it's possible that you could build/buy a system comparable to this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TRgWQD, or so. 


Even if you don't want to wait that long, May was really the worst month we went through and things are starting to look up, if you can hold off any additional amount of time, it's possible that you'll be able to get a better build. 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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4 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

There's some things I would definitely change, most notably the cooler, just go stock honestly, or with a cheap deepcool cooler than cyberpower provides for like $20. 

I'd highly advise actually to wait just a little longer for componentry. Prices are actually starting to go down, as is demonstrated here: Are GPUs Finally Getting Cheaper? GPU Stock and Pricing Update [June 2021] - YouTube

 

If you have the patience, I would expect the situation to have greatly improved by September-December, provided there aren't more sh*tstorms en route. If you decide to wait it out, it's possible that you could build/buy a system comparable to this: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TRgWQD, or so. 


Even if you don't want to wait that long, May was really the worst month we went through and things are starting to look up, if you can hold off any additional amount of time, it's possible that you'll be able to get a better build. 

First of all, yeah I can understand why I should not get that giant cooler, but I’m an guy that wants it to look cool and have nice specs at the same time, so it’s just personal preference. 
As for waiting, I can definitely see that. I’m planning to order the pre built in October that why it can arrive by Christmas, since it does take awhile, so we have about 4 months or so to see what happens. If the prices are dropping, sure I’ll build my own, but if things have stayed the same, gotta buy the prebuilt. We don’t know exactly when this shortage will end. Sure things may look bright now but in a few weeks, days even hours anything can change. So thanks for your input, and it’s just a waiting game right now till October for me 🙂

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8 minutes ago, Percival2644 said:

First of all, yeah I can understand why I should not get that giant cooler, but I’m an guy that wants it to look cool and have nice specs at the same time, so it’s just personal preference. 
As for waiting, I can definitely see that. I’m planning to order the pre built in October that why it can arrive by Christmas, since it does take awhile, so we have about 4 months or so to see what happens. If the prices are dropping, sure I’ll build my own, but if things have stayed the same, gotta buy the prebuilt. We don’t know exactly when this shortage will end. Sure things may look bright now but in a few weeks, days even hours anything can change. So thanks for your input, and it’s just a waiting game right now till October for me 🙂

Currently we're in a good situation with crypto, right now there isn't really a compelling reason why most people would want to purchase a card to mine crypto, as even at msrp most cards would take in excess of 4 months to break even- if not a far longer time. At scalper prices, it's ridiculous.. However, supply and demand is the real kicker. Supply is seemingly starting to catch up to demand, which means lower prices for everybody. As long as the world (Primarily the US and China) doesn't get slammed back into lockdown, raw material/shipping prices don't become outrageous, and we don't see crypto mining profitability shoot straight up (or a new, highly profitable currency), we're on track to a much more reasonable market. 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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5 minutes ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

Currently we're in a good situation with crypto, right now there isn't really a compelling reason why most people would want to purchase a card to mine crypto, as even at msrp most cards would take in excess of 4 months to break even- if not a far longer time. At scalper prices, it's ridiculous.. However, supply and demand is the real kicker. Supply is seemingly starting to catch up to demand, which means lower prices for everybody. As long as the world (Primarily the US and China) doesn't get slammed back into lockdown, raw material/shipping prices don't become outrageous, and we don't see crypto mining profitability shoot straight up (or a new, highly profitable currency), we're on track to a much more reasonable market. 

Honestly that sounds nice and promising, we will just have to wait and see.

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