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First time building a PC: Would love some feedback


Budget (including currency): €2000

Country: Ireland  

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: I'm looking for a mid range gaming PC

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): 

Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
1st Storage Drive
1TB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 470MB/W)
Power Supply
Power Supply
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100x Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler


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Don't get me wrong, But if you are paying 2000€ for it, You are literally throwing almost 1000€ in trash. That list is very bad.


Here's a list, I have even added monitor in it. 

It'll be way better.


PCPartPicker Part List


CPU: Intel Core i5-11400F 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€201.54 @ CustomPCPARTS) 

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240L RGB V2 65.59 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (€68.95 @ Komplett) 

Motherboard: ASRock B560M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (€138.69 @ CustomPCPARTS) 

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (€92.01 @ CustomPCPARTS) 

Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€108.95 @ Komplett) 

Video Card: PNY GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB XLR8 Gaming REVEL EPIC-X RGB Video Card (€855.99 @ Currys PC World) 

Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L ARGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case (€79.90 @ Komplett) 

Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€105.99 @ Currys PC World) 

Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 62 CFM 120 mm Fan (€27.90 @ Komplett) 

Monitor: LG 27GP850-B 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor (€462.95 @ Komplett) 

Total: €2142.87

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-02 22:27 GMT+0000

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You list a budget of €2000 but haven't included the prices of the individual parts. Unless the prices in Ireland are much higher as they are here in the Netherlands it looks like to me that you should be able to get a PC with newer generation parts. You also didn't include a case. 


At the very least replace the motherboard with a B550 motherboard. I'd try to go for something like the following list if you want to go for AMD.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Boxed

CPU cooling: Noctua NH-D15 - You could go for an aio but frankly this air cooler makes less noise and performs better than most. 

Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE V2 

Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 - Solid case to build in, comes with three very decent fans installed. 

Storage: Crucial P1 1TB SSD

PSU: Corsair RM850x (2018) - Solid choice and gives you much better headroom 


Running the above list to my local price comparison website gives me  a 880 euro price tag. But that also includes some meh shops so let's say it is actually around a 1000. That leaves around thousands euros to pay for a graphics card which here means you can get a Radon RX 6600 XT and possibly a 3060 and have some headroom left for other stuff. 



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Okay, I just had a look at the Irish pc part picker and prices do seem a fair bit higher at least on there. Either prices are much higher in Ireland or that website simply isn't giving the prices of enough shops and only shows some mainstream shops with inflated parts prices. 


But even there I was able to get a similar build put together within your budget: https://ie.pcpartpicker.com/list/6tgXXb

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