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Budget (including currency): ~$2000 USD

Country: america

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: all-purpose mostly. im studying computer science so just light programming for now (python, java, c), i like to edit videos (footage is usually 720p or 1080p) and i like to play games like the sims 4, minecraft, genshin maybe gta v or valorant. i feel like none of these are too intensive but they are not concentrated in one area.

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hi! i really have been wanting to build a pc for years now, even if i am not doing anything super intensive its just something ive been interested in. i have a pc part picker list (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8f22Zw/) but because i dont know much about what to look for or what is good enough for specific things i am doing, its probably all-over the place and im worried some of the choices might not even make sense.

i dont plan on building this right away, i will most likely buy the parts slowly and end up building in december or january this year the earliest.

 

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Don't build PCs piece by piece over time, just save your money and buy all at once. Prices change, new stuff comes to market, etc. If you buy over time you won't get the best deal. I'd aim for building around Black Friday though, as long as you're flexible on the component selection you can get some excellent deals.

 

As for your build specifically:

  • I'd look a different cooler. If you invest a little more into a Noctua unit, it can follow you for many builds to come.
  • With 13th gen right around the corner, I'd probably look into that once performance reviews are out.
  • Do you think you'd actually need 32GB of RAM? Most people don't and this can be an excellent spot to save some money.
  • I'd look into the used GPU market, you can get some excellent deals right now. If you buy on eBay you're covered with their buyer protection against DOA units, but I'd wait until you have a system to test the GPU in.
  • That PSU seems overpriced.

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1 hour ago, mika17 said:

Budget (including currency): ~$2000 USD

Country: america

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: all-purpose mostly. im studying computer science so just light programming for now (python, java, c), i like to edit videos (footage is usually 720p or 1080p) and i like to play games like the sims 4, minecraft, genshin maybe gta v or valorant. i feel like none of these are too intensive but they are not concentrated in one area.

Other details:

hi! i really have been wanting to build a pc for years now, even if i am not doing anything super intensive its just something ive been interested in. i have a pc part picker list (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8f22Zw/) but because i dont know much about what to look for or what is good enough for specific things i am doing, its probably all-over the place and im worried some of the choices might not even make sense.

i dont plan on building this right away, i will most likely buy the parts slowly and end up building in december or january this year the earliest.

 

Get cheaper parts, that way you won't have to save up over time.

 

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