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Looking for a PC better than my Chromebook-tier laptop

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God I pray that 64GB is enough for your modded Cities Skylines. Noctua P14 fans for superb airflow to keep it all nice and cool:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($479.00 @ Amazon Australia) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler  ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660 DS3H AX DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($179.00 @ Umart) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($379.00 @ Amazon Australia) 
Storage: Kingston NV1 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($233.20 @ Device Deal) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 16 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($799.00 @ Amazon Australia) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Power Supply: Gigabyte P GM 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.00 @ Umart) 
Case Fan: Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Case Fan: Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Case Fan: Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Case Fan: Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Total: $2476.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-29 21:13 AEST+1000

Looking for a PC...¬† My current pc is a chromebook-tier laptop ūüėÖ...

 

My budget is 2500 AUD (1720 USD or 2215 CAD) but I can add 100 AUD if needed. I live in Australia so if you have a pcpartpicker recommendation, please use au.pcpartpicker.com. I will be using modded Cities: Skylines (Look at some videos, it can get pretty rough), Shadow of the tomb raider, Photoshop, Web browsing and Streaming videos (From Disrupt+)

 

If you could make a part list, then please respond.

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This is what id build.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/M8mm3y

I can't remember exactly but I've heard that city skylines relies heavily on cpu or ram, so I'll go a bit over on both sections 

Most cheap cpu coolers would be fine 

Cheapest kit of 32gb ram

3080 for its nvenc encoder for livestreaming

Cheap but good case and same for psu 

 

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27 minutes ago, ArchDud3 said:

Looking for a PC...¬† My current pc is a chromebook-tier laptop ūüėÖ...

 

My budget is 2500 AUD (1720 USD or 2215 CAD) but I can add 100 AUD if needed. I live in Australia so if you have a pcpartpicker recommendation, please use au.pcpartpicker.com. I will be using modded Cities: Skylines (Look at some videos, it can get pretty rough), Shadow of the tomb raider, Photoshop, Web browsing and Streaming videos (From Disrupt+)

 

If you could make a part list, then please respond.

What resolution are you planning on playing? A 3080 is overkill for 1080p. I wouldn't get a 3080 just for its Nvenc encoder. 

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3 minutes ago, DreamCat04 said:

What resolution are you planning on playing? A 3080 is overkill for 1080p. I wouldn't get a 3080 just for its Nvenc encoder. 

Well sure a 3080 would be overkill for an 1080p monitor but op haven't stated their monitor resolution, so I assumed 1440p which is about in the middle. I misread a part of what they posted though, it's a bit to late for me. I thought they they were going to stream instead of streaming videos. 

 

 

 

Otherwise I don't see a problem with the 3080 choice. If they have a 1080p monitor then a reduction to a 6700xt or 3070 to fit a 1440p monitor in would be more sensible and I would adjust my list accordingly 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, DreamCat04 said:

What resolution are you planning on playing? A 3080 is overkill for 1080p. I wouldn't get a 3080 just for its Nvenc encoder. 

Either 1080p or 4K. I have 2 different monitors, one 1080p one 4K so...

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25 minutes ago, Ryuikko said:

This is what id build.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/M8mm3y

I can't remember exactly but I've heard that city skylines relies heavily on cpu or ram, so I'll go a bit over on both sections 

Most cheap cpu coolers would be fine 

Cheapest kit of 32gb ram

3080 for its nvenc encoder for livestreaming

Cheap but good case and same for psu 

 

ooh pretty good...

But I think I could downgrade to a 3070, thanks for the list tho!

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7 minutes ago, ArchDud3 said:

But I think I could downgrade to a 3070, thanks for the list tho!

3080 is about what id put for a 4k monitor, although it's fine if you're wanting to save some money because the cheapest 3070 is a staggering 400 dollars less than the cheapest 3080. Maybe consider a 3070ti?

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God I pray that 64GB is enough for your modded Cities Skylines. Noctua P14 fans for superb airflow to keep it all nice and cool:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($479.00 @ Amazon Australia) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler  ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660 DS3H AX DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($179.00 @ Umart) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($379.00 @ Amazon Australia) 
Storage: Kingston NV1 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($233.20 @ Device Deal) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 16 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($799.00 @ Amazon Australia) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Power Supply: Gigabyte P GM 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.00 @ Umart) 
Case Fan: Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Case Fan: Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Case Fan: Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Case Fan: Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Total: $2476.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-29 21:13 AEST+1000

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I would build something by like this:https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/ I know that most people above suggested a 3080 but right now the cheapest 6900 xt is 200 dollars cheaper than the cheapest 3080 both of which are good models, I know it’s over kill for 1080p and maybe even 1440p but is getting a worse gpu at a higher cost really worth it just to make it less overkill? I also added a cheap kit of 32gb 3200mhz ram and one of my favorite cases personally which has amazing air lol flow and comes with 4 rgb fans, the Phanteks p500a mesh rgb. I chose a 12700f over a 12600kf just cause it has more performance cores and is the usual go to cpu for a build of this budget

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15 minutes ago, 4PcBuilder said:

I would build something by like this:https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/ 

You've just got a general link

Desktop: Ryzen 7 2700X - Kraken X62 Rev 2 - STRIX X470-I - 3200MHz 16GB Dominator Platinum - 250GB 970 Evo boot - 2x 500GB 860 Evo - 4TB HDD - XFX 5600XT - RMx 750 W 80+ Gold - Manta

Setup: Zowie XL2740 27.0" 240hz - AOC E2460SH 24.0 - Roccat Burt Pro - Corsair K70 LUX browns - HyperX Cloud - Logitech Z323

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9 hours ago, venomtail said:

God I pray that 64GB is enough for your modded Cities Skylines. Noctua P14 fans for superb airflow to keep it all nice and cool:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($479.00 @ Amazon Australia) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler  ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660 DS3H AX DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($179.00 @ Umart) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($379.00 @ Amazon Australia) 
Storage: Kingston NV1 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($233.20 @ Device Deal) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 16 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($799.00 @ Amazon Australia) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Power Supply: Gigabyte P GM 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.00 @ Umart) 
Case Fan: Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Case Fan: Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Case Fan: Noctua P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.69 CFM 140 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Case Fan: Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($33.48 @ JW Computers) 
Total: $2476.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-29 21:13 AEST+1000

I'm not familiar with radeon graphics cards, are they (Or just the 6800) like the 3070 or 3070 ti?

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10 hours ago, ArchDud3 said:

I'm not familiar with radeon graphics cards, are they (Or just the 6800) like the 3070 or 3070 ti?

Yes. RX6800 is right in the middle. At worst it's on the same level as a 3070ti and often gets like 15% more FPS. The 6800XT trades blows with the 3080ti. Mostly varies on the game you play however.

 

With my most recent GPU upgrade, I went form 10+ years with Nvidia to Radeon and been very impressed so far. Prefer Radeon's ReLive far more than Shadowplay, way better. 

 

Right now I'd say Radeon has far better value for money from RX 6400 all the way up to RX 6900XT if you're looking at 1080-1440p gaming. Only 3080ti - 3090ti might be a tad more justifiable if you need the best 4k performance but looking at how much Nvidia cards cost right now again, I'd rather pay half that for a 6900XT and get 6 less fps.

Desktop: Ryzen 7 2700X - Kraken X62 Rev 2 - STRIX X470-I - 3200MHz 16GB Dominator Platinum - 250GB 970 Evo boot - 2x 500GB 860 Evo - 4TB HDD - XFX 5600XT - RMx 750 W 80+ Gold - Manta

Setup: Zowie XL2740 27.0" 240hz - AOC E2460SH 24.0 - Roccat Burt Pro - Corsair K70 LUX browns - HyperX Cloud - Logitech Z323

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