I didn't go with the 12700k because I have no need to overclock it and don't want to wrack up a giant electricity bill on something that I am not going to use.
My reason for asking about the in the first place is because I am unknowledgeable in all the many pieces and brands of computer hardware out there. I am trying to build a good PC, not an overpriced, mod-ninja, piece of crap. If I can save some money somewhere, I am going to do it.
Also, I didn't ask in the section on the PSU because that section was related to PSUs, not GPUs. I figured that I would get the quickest response here. I hope that this clarifies things a bit.
It's fine, just letting you know next time for questions like this (Since yours are new build) you can post it in "New Builds & Planning" subforum and ask all questions at once.
I can't say your GPU choice is a top thing,
All I can say for now is this :
If its compared to the other brand (nvidia) for their product at the same price range.
And you don't give a crap about gaming with raytracing (which IMHO, it sucks regardless if your spec is too low anyway)
And play with 1080p monitor.
It's good enough.
The equivalent of a tier probably 3060ti, which probably costs you $100 more
But don't take just my word for it, that's why reviews are there.
The issues they are saying mostly about raytracing performance, and price to performance thing (high MSRP for a 1080p gaming did make AMD look like they want to suck money out of people's wallet, especially so when GPU was seriously scarce).
Keep in mind those videos were made when they were just released. And we were still deep inside GPUpocalypse.
And since you kinda prefer a lower wattage, 6600xt is lower wattage than 3060