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My First Build


Budget (including currency):  $1800-$2000 USD

Country: America

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: FPS, Minecraft, and Productivity

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):  Here is my current parts list https://pcpartpicker.com/user/AKS012/saved/#view=HHGKXL. It would really mean a lot to me if you guys can give me some tips on how to fix up my parts list and how to get my budget down to $1800-$2000 USD. I am actually upgrading from a console. I am going to be buying the components somewhere in November, when maybe the components get a bit "cheaper". I really want to play at 1440p, but 1080p is good to. For FPS I want to be +144. Thanks 🙂


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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($299.99 @ B&H) 
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 White ARGB 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler  ($54.11 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($74.99 @ Adorama) 
Storage: Silicon Power P34A80 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($94.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: MSI MPG GUNGNIR 111M ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: MSI MPG A-GF 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Wireless Network Adapter: MSI AX905C PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi Adapter  ($39.50 @ Amazon) 
Total: $743.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-20 23:10 EDT-0400

than grab this off newegg:


CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W


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Got the price down, and got you a faster computer. Replaced the AIO with a good air cooler, since performance will be similar and it's about half the price. Dropped down to 16GB of faster RAM, you can always upgrade in the future if you do need the extra memory. Went for a lower end motherboard, it's an easy place to save if you don't need the extra features. Swapped the SSD out for something of similar performance but a bit cheaper. Swapped the GPU out for a scalped 3070, they outperform the 6700XT and they're the same price on eBay. I get not wanting to pay a scalper, but it's the better way to go in this market. Swapped the case out for something with better airflow. 

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38 minutes ago, AKS012 said:

Cooler is uneccesary and overpriced, will get smushed by something like a liquid freezer 240 value and performance wise, maybe get a h100i platinum or whatever those things were called if you dont have much rad mounting space but want to have a good cooler for an overclock.


Otherwise just get a cheap tower like se 224 xt or whatever 30$ 4 heatpipe tower cooler you can find



Mb is abit overkill, consider a b550 ds3h ac or pro vdh wifi if youd like a cheap board or a b550 tuf gaming wifi for a midrange mb



Rams are complete utter garbage for that price, get some far superior crucial ballistix (rgb) 3600mhz cl16 rams or for cheaper rams you can get silicon power turbine rgb 3200mhz cl16 for ~120$, you can just overclock the 3600mhz anyways and its not hard to do



Ssd is an overpriced pos, get a gen4 ssd like z440 instead, slightly cheaper and much faster than a sad outdated 970 evo, or if you dont need/care about gen4 then go for a crucial p5 ssd, similar performance to a 970 evo but much cheaper



Corsair rm is a solid high quality unit though iirc i think you can get an 850w rmx for around the same price as the rm and the rmx should be a higher quality psu than the regular rm, you can expect it to last atleast a decade



With all the money saved you can prob get a better gpu like 6800(xt) and/or 5800x

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