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Need advice on a new build

Budget (including currency): 1300 Euros

Country: Greece

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mainly gaming and school work

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): 

So, I've been thinking about building a new pc to take with me in uni. My current system is a Ryzen 5 2600, 16gb of ram and a 2060 Super from Zotac. A lot of family and friends have recommended laptops but honestly I don't like gaming laptops for many reasons. Anyways, the current parts list that I'm working with is:

1) Intel Core i5 12600kf - https://www.skroutz.gr/s/32227989/Intel-Core-i5-12600KF-2-8GHz-Επεξεργαστής-10-Πυρήνων-για-Socket-1700-σε-Κουτί.html

2 MSI Pro Z690-A DDR4 - https://www.skroutz.gr/s/32225032/MSI-Pro-Z690-A-DDR4-Motherboard-ATX-με-Intel-1700-Socket.html#reviews

3) Corsair Vengeance RGB 16gb 3000mhz - https://www.skroutz.gr/s/15261250/Corsair-Vengeance-RGB-Pro-16GB-DDR4-RAM-με-2-Modules-2x8GB-και-Συχνότητα-3000MHz-για-Desktop-CMW16GX4M2C3000C15.html

4) Scythe Fuma 2 Rev. B - https://www.skroutz.gr/s/36027759/Scythe-Fuma-2-Rev-B-Ψύκτρα-Επεξεργαστή-Διπλού-Ανεμιστήρα-για-Socket-AM4-1200-115x-1700.html#reviews

5) Kioxia Exceria 500gb - https://www.skroutz.gr/s/23410870/Kioxia-Exceria-SSD-500GB-M-2-NVMe-PCI-Express-3-0-LRC10Z500GG8.html?from=catspan

6) Western Digital Blue 4TB - Already have

7) Be Quiet Straight Power 11 850w 80 plus platinum - Already have

8) PowerColor Radeon RX 6650XT Red Devil - https://www.skroutz.gr/s/35939916/PowerColor-Radeon-RX-6650-XT-8GB-GDDR6-Red-Devil-Κάρτα-Γραφικών-PCI-E-x8-4-0-με-HDMI-και-3-DisplayPort-AXRX-6650XT-8GBD6-3DHE-OC.html

9) Be Quiet Pure Base 500DX - https://www.skroutz.gr/s/23019357/Be-Quiet-Pure-Base-500DX-Gaming-Midi-Tower-Κουτί-Υπολογιστή-με-Πλαϊνό-Παράθυρο-και-RGB-Φωτισμό-Μαύρο.html

 

I need to mension that I already have the 4tb hdd and the 850watt power supply in my system and I'll be swapping them with a 2tb Seagate drive that I pulled out from a "WD My book live" and a Gigabyte 700W 80 Plus Bronze psu that I also already have. Also I am kind of torn about the ram sticks cause I already have the same kit that I linked but in white. What I was thinking is that when I come back from uni in a couple of years I can add the extra 16gb kit and get 32gb since I will be most likely be using the same cpu platform with ddr4 then but I don't know if it is really worth because I will lose dual channel support.

Lastly, I'm buying from a site called Skroutz: https://www.skroutz.gr/ . 

It would mean a lot if you could help me improve the parts list if possible. If you also use the site that i'll be using don't worry if you see stuff in greek, you can search whatever component you have providing that the site has it.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Nothing jumps out to me as ~bad, is you school work cpu intensive? If not I'd go with a 12400f instead and upgrade to a 6700xt

I'd probably want faster memory and a b660 board though. 

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Considering you already own an AM4 system, I would just get a 5700X/5900X and maybe more RAM and storage if you need it, I also wouldn't really go from a 2060 Super to a 6650XT, that's barely an upgrade imo, and certainly not worth the cost, I would only consider going with the 6700XT/3070 and above.

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If your school work is not very CPU intensive, going with ryzen 5000 series would be better, therefore more budget could be allocated to GPU. 

Maybe like a 5600x and up, IMO not worth throwing a whole board away just to go with intel when you could just get a better CPU.

Maybe get an RTX 3070 and up, in case your school work need GPU, AMD cards don't do well with productivity stuff. 

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8 hours ago, Ryuikko said:

Nothing jumps out to me as ~bad, is you school work cpu intensive? If not I'd go with a 12400f instead and upgrade to a 6700xt

I'd probably want faster memory and a b660 board though. 

I didn't think of that to be honest. No the school isn't cpu intensive at all. Just assignments in word and stuff like that. I will look in to the b660 boards!

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8 hours ago, Dukesilver27- said:

If your school work is not very CPU intensive, going with ryzen 5000 series would be better, therefore more budget could be allocated to GPU. 

Maybe like a 5600x and up, IMO not worth throwing a whole board away just to go with intel when you could just get a better CPU.

Maybe get an RTX 3070 and up, in case your school work need GPU, AMD cards don't do well with productivity stuff. 

Problem is that I can't use the computer I already have because they want me to keep it in my hometown for when I come back. Also I wanted to go Alder Lake because with ryzen 7000 am4 is kind of dead. Also yeah I didn't really specify what my school work is. Generally it consists of assignments in word and power point, so nothing difficult to do even with a potato at this point 😂

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9 hours ago, Dukesilver27- said:

If your school work is not very CPU intensive, going with ryzen 5000 series would be better, therefore more budget could be allocated to GPU. 

Maybe like a 5600x and up, IMO not worth throwing a whole board away just to go with intel when you could just get a better CPU.

Maybe get an RTX 3070 and up, in case your school work need GPU, AMD cards don't do well with productivity stuff. 

Forgot to mension that my school work is just assignments in word and power point. I agree with you, but the problem is that my family wants me to build a new pc to take with me in order to keep the existing one that I have in my hometown for when I come back in summer or christmas etc etc. I originally was looking at the same rig but with a 5600x and an asrock motherboard. The asrock motherboard that I was interested in, is really "high end" and defientely expensive (Main thing I want to have on a board is loads of pwm fan conncetors).

 

Asrock mobo: https://www.skroutz.gr/s/23873023/Asrock-B550-Extreme4-Motherboard-ATX-με-AMD-AM4-Socket.html

General page with b550 boards: https://www.skroutz.gr/c/31/motherboards-mhtrikes/f/1114897/AMD-B550.html?o=b550+motherboard&order_by=pricevat&order_dir=asc

 

p.s if you click the link, above the first motherboard there will be 2 rectangles that say stuff in greek. You can press the first one where is says "Δημοτικότητα" and change it to "Αύξουσα τιμή", in order to see the cheapest mobo first.

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5 hours ago, ItzUknown said:

I originally was looking at the same rig but with a 5600x and an asrock motherboard. The asrock motherboard that I was interested in, is really "high end" and defientely expensive (Main thing I want to have on a board is loads of pwm fan conncetors).

That board has nothing on the b550 taichi which Is also an asrock board. Seems to be only 40€ more but for a significantly better board.

5600-  189.98€

B550 taichi - 265.32€

16gb 3600 cl18 - 62.99€

Scythe fuma from your original post-65.62€

1tb storage-  85.66€

6700xt -524.79€

Same 500dx from post- 110€

Should come out to pretty much exactly 1300€ 

 

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8 hours ago, Ryuikko said:

That board has nothing on the b550 taichi which Is also an asrock board. Seems to be only 40€ more but for a significantly better board.

5600-  189.98€

B550 taichi - 265.32€

16gb 3600 cl18 - 62.99€

Scythe fuma from your original post-65.62€

1tb storage-  85.66€

6700xt -524.79€

Same 500dx from post- 110€

Should come out to pretty much exactly 1300€ 

 

Yeah. I almost got the same parts list that you provided:

5600x 

MSI MAG B550 Torpedo

Corsair Vengeance 16gb 3200

Scythe Fuma 2

500gb kioxia m.2 

4tb wd blue (which I own)

850W Be quiet psu (which again I own)

6750xt Nitro+ from Sapphire

Be Quiet 500fx

 

I noticed that the be quiet case came with more rgb and 1 additional fan for like 15 euros more, when the fans themselves are like 20 euros so I'm going with that. I "cheaped out" on the mobo, but still it is a pretty ok board. Ram would be better at 3600mhz, I'll see if I can do anything about that. Btw do you know what software Teamgroup Delta RGB Ram uses? I was able to fit a 6750 xt into the budget for like 40 euros more than the 6700xt nitro+ variant (with shipping)

 

The total is 1330 euros which is fine. There isn't a problem with 30 euros more. I think for my usage this is actually better than my previous list!

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