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250GB SSD is smallish, plus they are slower than bigger ones, I'd get a 500GB version (less than $60)

Otoh I'd get a much cheaper 650W PSU and a Windows key at a reseller for less than $20

Fo the GPU, a 6600XT is cheaper and faster than a 3060 if you only game (ie no vid editing or such)

 

EDIT : made a pcp list, you can even get a 6700XT, and a newer case tat already has front fans for less 🙂

Still $130 available, you can even upgrade the CPU to 12600K or GPU to 6800XT

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PmGHbK

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($174.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK400 66.47 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock B660 Steel Legend ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($56.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($79.98 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX6700XT CLD 12G Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card  ($389.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse G360A ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: MSI MPG A650GF 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ B&H) 
Monitor: LG 27GN800-B 27.0" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Monitor  ($296.99 @ Adorama) 
Total: $1363.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-07 11:02 EDT-0400

Budget (including currency): $1500 USD

Country: USA

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

Other details I already have plenty of 2.5 SSDs, so storage isn't really included in the build other than the M.2 for my OS.

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($193.95 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler  ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P2 250 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming X12G GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Video Card  ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus 750 Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit  ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Phanteks PH-F120SK 50 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack  ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: LG 24GN650-B 24.0" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($176.99 @ Amazon)

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250GB SSD is smallish, plus they are slower than bigger ones, I'd get a 500GB version (less than $60)

Otoh I'd get a much cheaper 650W PSU and a Windows key at a reseller for less than $20

Fo the GPU, a 6600XT is cheaper and faster than a 3060 if you only game (ie no vid editing or such)

 

EDIT : made a pcp list, you can even get a 6700XT, and a newer case tat already has front fans for less 🙂

Still $130 available, you can even upgrade the CPU to 12600K or GPU to 6800XT

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PmGHbK

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($174.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK400 66.47 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock B660 Steel Legend ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($56.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($79.98 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX6700XT CLD 12G Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card  ($389.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse G360A ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: MSI MPG A650GF 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ B&H) 
Monitor: LG 27GN800-B 27.0" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Monitor  ($296.99 @ Adorama) 
Total: $1363.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-07 11:02 EDT-0400

System : AMD R9 5900X / X570 AORUS PRO/ 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance 3600CL18 / RTX3080 Gigabyte EAGLE GPU/ Phanteks P600S case / Customized Watercooling Eisbaer 280mm + Eiswolf2 360mm + VPP755 pump  and 150mm reservoir0.5TB Sabrent Rocket + 2TB WD SN850 NVme Gen4 + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD drives/ Corsair RM850x PSU/ 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p Alienware AW3420DW monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse

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For 1500 you can get something like this

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8st4wc

Same cpu since it's a good choice for gaming

Cheap cooler since the 12400 dosent run too hot

Good board for the price

kit of 16gb ram

Good 1tb storage for a boot drive

A 6800 which is way better than a 3060

Nice case and a good psu that's on a pretty decent sale

At this price point you can also get yourself a nice 1440p monitor 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Updated build with recommendations, also removed some items that weren't needed. I have a way to get a copy of windows for free, and I have a friend who is giving me their old 2K monitor (they upgraded to 4K). I wanted the better cooler for when I upgrade my cpu in the future, I can move it between builds. Also, I live in a very warm place, so my ambient temps are already higher. I really don't need wifi, since I have no plans to use it, so I can save on the mobo. Increased my m.2 storage, I don't need anything higher since I have a bunch of sata ssd's I can load into the build for mass storage. Keeping the 80+ platinum psu for the power efficiency/reduced heat in the build. Let me know if I'm off my rocker with these changes, or if I'm on the right track.

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor  ($277.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler  ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($76.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA XC3 ULTRA GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB Video Card  ($680.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Phanteks PH-F120SK 50 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack  ($35.99 @ Amazon)

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3 hours ago, IndefinitelyCasual said:

Updated build with recommendations, also removed some items that weren't needed. I have a way to get a copy of windows for free, and I have a friend who is giving me their old 2K monitor (they upgraded to 4K). I wanted the better cooler for when I upgrade my cpu in the future, I can move it between builds. Also, I live in a very warm place, so my ambient temps are already higher. I really don't need wifi, since I have no plans to use it, so I can save on the mobo. Increased my m.2 storage, I don't need anything higher since I have a bunch of sata ssd's I can load into the build for mass storage. Keeping the 80+ platinum psu for the power efficiency/reduced heat in the build. Let me know if I'm off my rocker with these changes, or if I'm on the right track.

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor  ($277.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler  ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($76.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA XC3 ULTRA GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB Video Card  ($680.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Phanteks PH-F120SK 50 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack  ($35.99 @ Amazon)

If you're getting a K series cpu and plan on overclocking, then go with a Z690 motherboard. Otherwise just change the cpu to the i5-12500 or i5-12600. You'll want a higher wattage PSU too. 850W should do the trick.

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

Keep your expectations low, boy, and you will never be disappointed. ~ Kratos

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