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New computer after 5 years

Budget (including currency): around 1000-1500 USD

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Newer AAA games, video editing for certain (with a possibility of trying to learn game development as well as streaming)

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): 

Sooo I currently have these parts:

CPU: Fx 8350

GPU: R9 380

RAM: 16gb GDDR3

STORAGE: Old 2TB hard drive

(this was a cyberpower pc prebuilt before i really understood what i was doing.)

This computer has been nothing but a massive headache. Between having to use drivers from 2017 to have somewhat stable performance to my hard drive being pinned to 100 percent at random intervals and not being able to troubleshoot the issues, horrible thermals even after a thorough cleaning, and just terrible terrible performance... I'm fed up. I'm sure with enough tinkering it could be better but at this point I don't see why I would. I know the market isn't great but it is better than it was before and i'm not sure if its going to be better or worse in a month.

I currently game on a 1080p 144hz monitor, but i do hope to upgrade that sometime down the road to 1440p but I'm not in any particular hurry. I just want a computer I can turn on and I don't have to wait 10-20 minutes for it to cycle through whatever its doing. I've been looking at the 6600xt but I'm not keen on going back to amd anytime soon. but at the current moment, it seems like the best value. I'm also looking at the Ryzen 5 5600 or the 5600x (I've heard they are about the same but idk). Does anyone have a build list or recommendation to look at? I have some ideas but i'm hesitant to start buying and figured I'd throw it out there to see other people's opinion and I don't want to make the same mistakes again.

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I made this quick list. Normally I'd suggest a AMD build, but since AM4 is end of life, I think you'll get more longevity out of a 12th gen build, so I came up with this.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XFdv4s

 

Tried to find an Nvidia GPU, but I think it's wild to spend 700-800 on a 3070/Ti when you can get a more than capable 6700 XT for $480 which is MSRP and a low-end AIB model. I'm sure the real build wizards will come to your thread after while and have some really bang for buck build suggestions. Good luck in your search!

 

Went overkill on PSU as it was around the same monies as a 750W. Give you an extra bit of legs

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Specs: Ryzen 7 3700x | AMD 6800 XT Midnight Black | MSI B550 Gaming Plus | Corsair Dominator CL16 3200 MHz  4x8 32GB | be quiet! Silent Base 802

Monitors: Acer Nitro XV272U 1440p 170Hz IPS / Acer KG240 1080p 144Hz TN | SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB / WD SN550 1TB  / Samsung 860 Evo 500GB

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wm8zPX

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($184.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($169.99 @ Adorama)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB Speedster SWFT 210 Video Card  ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($97.70 @ Amazon)
Total: $1161.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-19 04:18 EDT-0400

 

In summary, this is a decent system for sub ~$1200.

 

There is a concern that by going with AM4/the 5600, you're buying into a dead platform since AM4 is EOL (the only upgrades you would get are up the product stack within Zen 3). However, I think that it's fair to get this over the i5-12400, since it's a more mature platform and the two CPUs effectively trade blows anyways. The 5600 is leaps and bounds better per dollar than the 5600X.

 

 

32GB of RAM since more RAM = more better as a veeeery general rule of thumb. I also chose a 6600XT, but you can probably get a bit more latitude out of this setup on this budget to upgrade to a 6700XT or a 3060 Ti/3070, depending on whether you'd get the extra value out of it for your budget. And, a 750W PSU is a very respectable amount that gives you breathing room for potential future upgrades.

It's entirely possible that I misinterpreted/misread your topic and/or question. This happens more often than I care to admit. Apologies in advance.

 

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https://pcpartpicker.com/user/ConnerMoum/saved/xkn9CJ

 

This is a build I would go with. The 12th gen I5 is the best 150 dollar cpu money can buy right now. The 6600 is also very cheap at the moment and beats a 3060 in most cases. You have room to upgrade in the future when 13th gen comes out. I included 2 SSD's the 500 is for a boot drive. If you want to get closer to the 1500$ budget then upgrade to the 6700 or if you are comfortable with Nvidia I would say 3070ti for 700 bucks.

 

Hope this was helpful.

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8 hours ago, GreatnessRD said:

I made this quick list. Normally I'd suggest a AMD build, but since AM4 is end of life, I think you'll get more longevity out of a 12th gen build, so I came up with this.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XFdv4s

 

Tried to find an Nvidia GPU, but I think it's wild to spend 700-800 on a 3070/Ti when you can get a more than capable 6700 XT for $480 which is MSRP and a low-end AIB model. I'm sure the real build wizards will come to your thread after while and have some really bang for buck build suggestions. Good luck in your search!

 

Went overkill on PSU as it was around the same monies as a 750W. Give you an extra bit of legs

i was thinking of a 3070 if i was going on the higher end of things. still not sure.

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8 hours ago, CT854 said:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wm8zPX

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($184.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($169.99 @ Adorama)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB Speedster SWFT 210 Video Card  ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($97.70 @ Amazon)
Total: $1161.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-19 04:18 EDT-0400

 

In summary, this is a decent system for sub ~$1200.

 

There is a concern that by going with AM4/the 5600, you're buying into a dead platform since AM4 is EOL (the only upgrades you would get are up the product stack within Zen 3). However, I think that it's fair to get this over the i5-12400, since it's a more mature platform and the two CPUs effectively trade blows anyways. The 5600 is leaps and bounds better per dollar than the 5600X.

 

 

32GB of RAM since more RAM = more better as a veeeery general rule of thumb. I also chose a 6600XT, but you can probably get a bit more latitude out of this setup on this budget to upgrade to a 6700XT or a 3060 Ti/3070, depending on whether you'd get the extra value out of it for your budget. And, a 750W PSU is a very respectable amount that gives you breathing room for potential future upgrades.

That build is the literal exact same one i whipped up in pcpart picker. thanks for the video too i never realized that. if im going more high end i think im going nvidia.

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12 minutes ago, Admiral Thrawn said:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/ConnerMoum/saved/xkn9CJ

 

This is a build I would go with. The 12th gen I5 is the best 150 dollar cpu money can buy right now. The 6600 is also very cheap at the moment and beats a 3060 in most cases. You have room to upgrade in the future when 13th gen comes out. I included 2 SSD's the 500 is for a boot drive. If you want to get closer to the 1500$ budget then upgrade to the 6700 or if you are comfortable with Nvidia I would say 3070ti for 700 bucks.

 

Hope this was helpful.

this was very helpful, thanks!

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What I would go with:

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($302.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool CASTLE 240EX 64.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660-A DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($149.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Team MP34 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Challenger D Video Card  ($498.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($94.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($80.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1417.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-19 13:11 EDT-0400

 

12700 is right now, the best value CPU in the market imo

 

32GB ram so you don't have to worry about upgrading ram for awhile

 

6700XT is a good GPU for 1440p for today and should last at least one GPU cycle. Depends on game of course

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