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New PC Builder Looking for Build Opinions

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Budget (including currency):

$2500 CAD $1500 CAD, willing to go overbudget.

Country:

Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:

High performance gaming.

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):

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/DtrHRv

I'm not exactly sure what RTX 3060 GPU I should get for this build, all the other parts should be fine. I'm upgrading from a pre-built CyberPowerPC PC (model GUA3120GUI except it has an AMD FX-6300 CPU instead of an AMD FX-4300). I plan to buy sometime within the next few weeks. I plan to play games at 1920x1080 at 240Hz for few select games and at 144Hz or 120Hz for almost everything else.

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I'll assume you meant 1500 cad instead of 2500 because that's around the price the list that you posted is.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hr4DJM

The 12400f is a really solid cpu for gaming and mostly all thats needed

Mobo with wifi, although if it's not needed, then you could definitely save some money there

Way better gpu than a 3060

Kept the corsair fans because they seem to be pretty cheap, although you might be able to find a 3 pack of p12s for cheaper 

 

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If you do mean $2500 CAD, I would definitely recommend better cpu, better gpu, and more RAM.

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/vh6hKp

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($348.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler  ($62.95 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($63.75 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB XC3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($899.33 @ iSanek) 
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($114.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($119.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Case Fan: Corsair iCUE SP120 RGB Pro 52 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack  ($39.99 @ Best Buy Canada) 
$2099.95

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Am I still to create the perfect system?! ~ Clu

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2 hours ago, Ryuikko said:

I'll assume you meant 1500 cad instead of 2500 because that's around the price the list that you posted is.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hr4DJM

The 12400f is a really solid cpu for gaming and mostly all thats needed

Mobo with wifi, although if it's not needed, then you could definitely save some money there

Way better gpu than a 3060

Kept the corsair fans because they seem to be pretty cheap, although you might be able to find a 3 pack of p12s for cheaper 

 

I said $2500 so that anything that would send the budget over $1500 wouldn't limit any part changes or recommendations, perhaps I should've said $1500 instead and mentioned that I'd be willing to go over the $1500 budget in the first place, sorry.

I see the 12400f as a close competitor the Ryzen 5600 series, and while I wouldn't mind getting the 12400f instead, does the mobo overclock it by default or am I gonna have to do that manually?

I intend to get a mobo with bluetooth whether it comes with it directly or if I get an adapter in card form separately.

I don't know where or how to find out how good GPUs perform compared to one another, how is the RX 6700 XT better than the 3060?

I just chose a cheap pack that would cool the case just fine, didn't really look into case fans much.

Great build overall.

1 hour ago, GeorgeMKane said:

If you do mean $2500 CAD, I would definitely recommend better cpu, better gpu, and more RAM.

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/vh6hKp

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($348.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler  ($62.95 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($63.75 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB XC3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($899.33 @ iSanek) 
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($114.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($119.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Case Fan: Corsair iCUE SP120 RGB Pro 52 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack  ($39.99 @ Best Buy Canada) 
$2099.95

I more meant $1500 CAD instead, sorry. Great build for $2500 CAD though.

38 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

Good builds, but neither of the mobos come with bluetooth?

 

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24 minutes ago, Raw the Rawest said:

does the mobo overclock it by default

Yes, technically. The cpu will run as fast as its rated given it has adequate cooling for it.

IIRC the mobo I chose does have integrated Bluetooth so you should be fine there.

The 6700xt will just pump out more frames in games then the 3060 would be able to. If you don't plan to Ray trace, then I'd go amd all the way.

Those fans are good, really cheap find since there usually about 55 dollars in the US /  ~71 cad

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7 hours ago, Ryuikko said:

IIRC the mobo I chose does have integrated Bluetooth so you should be fine there.

It does have integrated Bluetooth, but the store page for it was vague about it. Only some mobos or wifi cards come with Bluetooth and I find that it's barely mentioned otherwise, how am I supposed to easily know if they come with BT or not?

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42 minutes ago, Raw the Rawest said:

how am I supposed to easily know if they come with BT or not?

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI-DDR4/Specification

Apparently it says support for Bluetooth, but I've personally never used the board so I'm not sure but if I had to guess it most likely will.

Seen at the bottom of the page in "wireless lan and bluetooth"

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1 hour ago, Ryuikko said:

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI-DDR4/Specification

Apparently it says support for Bluetooth, but I've personally never used the board so I'm not sure but if I had to guess it most likely will.

Seen at the bottom of the page in "wireless lan and bluetooth"

Sure, I could just look up mobo specs but is mentioning Bluetooth support upfront on the storefront too much to ask for? Even on the specs page for this mobo it just says "Intel® Wi-Fi 6 module", how can just mentioning wifi by itself indicate BT support when not all mobos and wifi cards support BT? While the technologies behind wifi and BT are similar in the fact that they do the same things but for different purposes (wifi connecting devices to the internet and BT connecting devices to devices), wifi cards mainly only mention wifi and not BT.

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13 minutes ago, Raw the Rawest said:

, I could just look up mobo specs but is mentioning Bluetooth support upfront on the storefront too much to ask for?

If you go on the detail page it says support for Bluetooth 5.2. If you aren't convinced by the product page I'm not sure what I could say to convince you

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3 hours ago, Ryuikko said:

If you go on the detail page it says support for Bluetooth 5.2. If you aren't convinced by the product page I'm not sure what I could say to convince you

I know that particular mobo as BT, I'm just saying that I find in most cases the storefront barely mentions BT for mobos or wifi cards that do have it with wifi.

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18 hours ago, Raw the Rawest said:

I more meant $1500 CAD instead, sorry. Great build for $2500 CAD though.

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/kbFGxs

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($264.50 @ shopRBC) 
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports CPU Cooler  ($49.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ Memory Express) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB XC GAMING Video Card  ($555.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($114.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G6 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($88.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
$1484.42

 

On the motherboard...

 

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Wireless Communication module
  1. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
  2. BLUETOOTH 4.2
  3. Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 433 Mbps data rate
    * Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

 

The only stars that matter, are the ones you look at when you dream... ~ Keanu Reeves

Am I still to create the perfect system?! ~ Clu

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2 hours ago, GeorgeMKane said:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/kbFGxs

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($264.50 @ shopRBC) 
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports CPU Cooler  ($49.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ Memory Express) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($134.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB XC GAMING Video Card  ($555.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($114.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G6 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($88.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
$1484.42

Pretty great list, I'd be fine with just 16GB RAM, and I'd probably be getting a fan pack since the case only comes with 2 fans.

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I've selected the cheapert RX6800 but it's gigabyte. You can spend a bit more on better brands like Sapphire. Stock coolers should be good enough for the i5 but do double check:

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($221.25 @ Vuugo) 
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($179.99 @ Memory Express) 
Memory: TEAMGROUP Elite 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL22 Memory  ($62.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($62.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 16 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($839.99 @ Memory Express) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($64.50 @ Vuugo) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($94.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Total: $1526.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-27 07:33 EDT-0400

 

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