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Good build for under $1300??

No, you can do a lot better for a gamin PC, for a lot less money.

The sign is a subtle joke. The shop is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed", where feed and seed both end in the sound "-eed", thus rhyming with the name of the owner, Sneed. The sign says that the shop was "Formerly Chuck's", implying that the two words beginning with "F" and "S" would have ended with "-uck", rhyming with "Chuck". So, when Chuck owned the shop, it would have been called "Chuck's Feeduck and Seeduck".

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I'd get a good gaming monitor if this is your budget.  You could totally do 1440p 165Hz for this. budget:

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($159.98 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ GameStop) 
Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($49.97 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Silicon Power A60 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($75.98 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB MECH 2X Video Card  ($489.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: KOLINK Citadel Mesh MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($54.82 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA GQ 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Monitor: Asus TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor  ($249.00 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1289.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-24 11:17 EDT-0400

 

If you already have a monitor and want something cheaper, you could do that too, but for $1300 you can get a very fast system and a 1440p 165Hz monitor.

The sign is a subtle joke. The shop is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed", where feed and seed both end in the sound "-eed", thus rhyming with the name of the owner, Sneed. The sign says that the shop was "Formerly Chuck's", implying that the two words beginning with "F" and "S" would have ended with "-uck", rhyming with "Chuck". So, when Chuck owned the shop, it would have been called "Chuck's Feeduck and Seeduck".

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3 minutes ago, BiotechBen said:

Por why on the 3060 with a 12600k and z690?  Like what?  ALso, for the cost of that 2tb HDD and 500GB SSD you can almost get a 2TB SSD.

The sign is a subtle joke. The shop is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed", where feed and seed both end in the sound "-eed", thus rhyming with the name of the owner, Sneed. The sign says that the shop was "Formerly Chuck's", implying that the two words beginning with "F" and "S" would have ended with "-uck", rhyming with "Chuck". So, when Chuck owned the shop, it would have been called "Chuck's Feeduck and Seeduck".

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The sign is a subtle joke. The shop is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed", where feed and seed both end in the sound "-eed", thus rhyming with the name of the owner, Sneed. The sign says that the shop was "Formerly Chuck's", implying that the two words beginning with "F" and "S" would have ended with "-uck", rhyming with "Chuck". So, when Chuck owned the shop, it would have been called "Chuck's Feeduck and Seeduck".

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3 minutes ago, Queen Chrysalis said:

But the RGB RAM and $190 motherboard are equally silly, especially with a 6-core.  The regular 3070 is a decent value at $600, with minimal trimming you can fit a monitor into this for a user that I'm assuming doesn't have one, I'd wanna max trim this to get one it.  No point in buying a high-end GPU for 1080p 60Hz.  

That’s a lot of assumptions though. To my knowledge he never said what monitor he had/or if he needed one, so I maximizes the gpu so it wouldn’t be outdated in a year. He could easily shed $300 by going with a 6600xt or 3060.

 

I went with that motherboard since it was the best rated cheap B550 with Wi-Fi. I don’t know if he has Ethernet available so a mobo with Wi-Fi should be the minimum. 
 

I stuck with the RGB RAM since the person clearly wants RGB in their build, given that they had $100 of RGB fans in the original parts list. This way he still gets the RGB on the RAM and stock CPU cooler. I didn’t think it was worth it to save $10 to go with boring RAM.

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3 minutes ago, Sorenson said:

That’s a lot of assumptions though. To my knowledge he never said what monitor he had/or if he needed one, so I maximizes the gpu so it wouldn’t be outdated in a year. He could easily shed $300 by going with a 6600xt or 3060.

 

I went with that motherboard since it was the best rated cheap B550 with Wi-Fi. I don’t know if he has Ethernet available so a mobo with Wi-Fi should be the minimum. 
 

I stuck with the RGB RAM since the person clearly wants RGB in their build, given that they had $100 of RGB fans in the original parts list. This way he still gets the RGB on the RAM and stock CPU cooler. I didn’t think it was worth it to save $10 to go with boring RAM.

A 6700xt is not gonna be outdated in a year.

 

Best rated vs value added is the thing.  Nothing gets better for $190 over a $130 wifi board for a 6-croe on a gaming system.  It doesn't add any value over something that will work and 95% of users won't see any difference over.

 

That RGB RAM is $80 and regular is $50.

 

And it's a valid assumption.  Most first time users don;t consider it, or they just think, "oh, i wanna gaming computer, this monitor in the basement will do".

The sign is a subtle joke. The shop is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed", where feed and seed both end in the sound "-eed", thus rhyming with the name of the owner, Sneed. The sign says that the shop was "Formerly Chuck's", implying that the two words beginning with "F" and "S" would have ended with "-uck", rhyming with "Chuck". So, when Chuck owned the shop, it would have been called "Chuck's Feeduck and Seeduck".

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5 minutes ago, Queen Chrysalis said:

A 6700xt is not gonna be outdated in a year.

I was talking about the 3050 in his original build. I would personally rather have a 3070 then a 6700xt until AMD gets feature parity.

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Best rated vs value added is the thing.  Nothing gets better for $190 over a $130 wifi board for a 6-croe on a gaming system.  It doesn't add any value over something that will work and 95% of users won't see any difference over.

You're getting hung up on the extra cost of the motherboard forgetting that your choices require him to get a cooler and more expensive CPU that will only improve performance slightly without a top tier GPU.

5 minutes ago, Queen Chrysalis said:

That RGB RAM is $80 and regular is $50.

I personally only go with name brand memory. I've had RAM compatibility issues in the past and they are not fun to deal with.

5 minutes ago, Queen Chrysalis said:

And it's a valid assumption.  Most first time users don't consider it, or they just think, "oh, i wanna gaming computer, this monitor in the basement will do".

I agree. But still, he said $1300 build so I suggested what I would go with at that price point. 

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2 minutes ago, Sorenson said:

I was talking about the 3050 in his original build. I would personally rather have a 3070 then a 6700xt until AMD gets feature parity.

You're getting hung up on the extra cost of the motherboard forgetting that your choices require him to get a cooler and more expensive CPU that will only improve performance slightly without a top tier GPU.

I personally only go with name brand memory. I've had RAM compatibility issues in the past and they are not fun to deal with.

I agree. But still, he said $1300 build so I suggested what I would go with at that price point. 

You do realize that there are only like 3 companies that actually make memory, right?  It's like a PSU, the branding is a secondary thing.  

 

At $600 for a 3070 or $500 for a 6700xt, its a split.  Feature parity being the split.  Performance will be about the same. 

 

Also what in the parts list I posted require a cooler and more expensive CPU?  It was a 12400f, it comes with cooler.  

 

And again, at the $1300 price point I'd just spend $1100 and pocket the rest.  This person is asking for advice, a budget can be part of what is advised.  Budget is not a solid need to spend that much.  If the $200 for fat isn't something that you think is a good idea, don't recommend to spend it because that was the arbitrary budgetary maximum.  

The sign is a subtle joke. The shop is called "Sneed's Feed & Seed", where feed and seed both end in the sound "-eed", thus rhyming with the name of the owner, Sneed. The sign says that the shop was "Formerly Chuck's", implying that the two words beginning with "F" and "S" would have ended with "-uck", rhyming with "Chuck". So, when Chuck owned the shop, it would have been called "Chuck's Feeduck and Seeduck".

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