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Planning On Building A PC For My Sister

Budget (including currency): $1000 - $1200 USD

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:  Sims 3, Modded Minecraft, Photoshop

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): 

My sister is complaining about never having a working computer, and I want to change that. Part of the reason she never has a working computer is the fact that she has always had a laptop, and she is not the greatest with technology. I am hoping that a desktop pc will last longer than all of her laptops. She is a very light gamer, but she would like to play Sims 3 and have the option of photoshop and video editing. What do you guys think of the parts list! Btw I have never done AMD or an  ITX before. Figured she want something smaller. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dXJM2m

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Swapped the 5600X for a 5600, and the 750W PSU for a 600W version. Swapped the PCIe 3.0 NVME drive for a fasster and same cost PCIe 4.0 drive. With these changes you can afford a much better GPU. I put in an RTX 3060, but you could also go with an RX 6600 XT.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($159.00 @ Best Buy) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock 2 Black CPU Cooler  ($39.90 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock B550M-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  ($165.98 @ MemoryC) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($52.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Black SN770 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($99.20 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4 TB 3.5" 5400 RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($67.98 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X 12G GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Video Card  ($369.48 @ B&H) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 Mini ITX Desktop Case  ($93.90 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair SF600 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply  ($144.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1193.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-07 13:31 EDT-0400

BabyBlu (Primary): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ up to 5.3GHz, 5.0GHz all-core, delidded
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 @ 4000MHz 16-18-18-34
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X, 2070MHz core, 8000MHz mem
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB, 3x ADATASU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Display: MSI MPG341CQR 34" 3440x1440 144Hz Freesync, Dell S2417DG 24" 2560x1440 165Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ up to 5.0GHz, 4.8Ghz all-core, relidded w/ LM
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Sniper 4x8GB DDR3-2400 @ 10-12-12-24
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 w/ LM
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, w/ Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Silicon Power A80 2TB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Display: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: GMMK TKL(Kailh Box White)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BigBox (HTPC):

  • CPU: Ryzen 5800X3D
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte B550i Aorus Pro AX
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-3600 @ 3600MHz 14-14-14-28
  • GPU: MSI RTX 3080 Ventus 3X Plus OC, de-shrouded, LM TIM, replaced mem therm pads
  • Case: Fractal Design Node 202
  • Storage: SP A80 1TB, WD Black SN770 2TB
  • PSU: Corsair SF600 Gold w/ NF-A9x14
  • Display: Samsung QN90A 65" (QLED, 4K, 120Hz, HDR, VRR)
  • Cooling: Thermalright AXP-100 Copper w/ NF-A12x15
  • Keyboard/Mouse: Rii i4
  • Controllers: 4X Xbox One & 2X N64 (with USB)
  • Sound: Denon AVR S760H with 5.2.2 Atmos setup.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Harmonic (Game/Plex/Other Server):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 6700
  • Motherboard: ASRock FATAL1TY H270M
  • RAM: 48GB DDR4-2133
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Case: Antec Three Hundred
  • Storage: Inland Premium 512GB NVME, Sabrent 1TB NVME, Blu-Ray Drive
  • PSU: Corsair CX450
  • Display: None
  • Cooling: Noctua NH-U14S with 2X Fractal Venturi HP-12
  • Keyboard/Mouse: None
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-12100F 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($105.98 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock B660M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($119.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Create Expert 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($44.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston NV2 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($139.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X 12G GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Video Card  ($369.48 @ B&H) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 Mini ITX Desktop Case  ($81.70 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master V550 SFX GOLD 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply  ($115.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $978.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-07 14:25 EDT-0400

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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1 hour ago, papakush321 said:

Budget (including currency): $1000 - $1200 USD

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for:  Sims 3, Modded Minecraft, Photoshop

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): 

My sister is complaining about never having a working computer, and I want to change that. Part of the reason she never has a working computer is the fact that she has always had a laptop, and she is not the greatest with technology. I am hoping that a desktop pc will last longer than all of her laptops. She is a very light gamer, but she would like to play Sims 3 and have the option of photoshop and video editing. What do you guys think of the parts list! Btw I have never done AMD or an  ITX before. Figured she want something smaller. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dXJM2m

Wen with a RTX 3050 instead, which should be at least a little better. Also added 2 fans for the top of the case. The one that's mounted there already could be moved to the bottom or side.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PHHrPX

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($159.00 @ Best Buy) 
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Newegg Sellers) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($52.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($79.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI VENTUS 2X OC GeForce RTX 3050 8GB 8 GB Video Card  ($284.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 Mini ITX Desktop Case  ($93.90 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GM 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Amazon) 
Case Fan: Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($14.90 @ Amazon) 
Case Fan: Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($14.90 @ Amazon) 
Custom: Cable Matters (2-Pack) PWM 2-Fan Splitter Cable - 4 Inches  ($7.49 @ Amazon) 
$1098.11

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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I mwan

2 minutes ago, brob said:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-12100F 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($105.98 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock B660M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($119.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Create Expert 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($44.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston NV2 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($139.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X 12G GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Video Card  ($369.48 @ B&H) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 Mini ITX Desktop Case  ($81.70 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master V550 SFX GOLD 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply  ($115.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $978.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-07 14:25 EDT-0400

I mean the intel core i3 12th gen will work. I just wouldn't. I'd try to go for a 8 core CPU. But, if the only thing going to be done on this is gaming and some minor school work and nothing like game dev or whatever. Should be fine. I mean it is in gen

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1 minute ago, GeorgeMKane said:

Wen with a RTX 3050 instead, which should be at least a little better. Also added 2 fans for the top of the case. The one that's mounted there already could be moved to the bottom or side.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PHHrPX

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($159.00 @ Best Buy) 
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Newegg Sellers) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($52.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($79.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI VENTUS 2X OC GeForce RTX 3050 8GB 8 GB Video Card  ($284.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 Mini ITX Desktop Case  ($93.90 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GM 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Amazon) 
Case Fan: Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($14.90 @ Amazon) 
Case Fan: Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($14.90 @ Amazon) 
Custom: Cable Matters (2-Pack) PWM 2-Fan Splitter Cable - 4 Inches  ($7.49 @ Amazon) 
$1098.11

RTX 3050 is the worse RTX card. 

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2 minutes ago, GeorgeMKane said:

Wen with a RTX 3050 instead, which should be at least a little better. Also added 2 fans for the top of the case. The one that's mounted there already could be moved to the bottom or side.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PHHrPX

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($159.00 @ Best Buy) 
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Newegg Sellers) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($52.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($79.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI VENTUS 2X OC GeForce RTX 3050 8GB 8 GB Video Card  ($284.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 Mini ITX Desktop Case  ($93.90 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GM 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Amazon) 
Case Fan: Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($14.90 @ Amazon) 
Case Fan: Noctua P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan  ($14.90 @ Amazon) 
Custom: Cable Matters (2-Pack) PWM 2-Fan Splitter Cable - 4 Inches  ($7.49 @ Amazon) 
$1098.11

Also never buy anything from bet buy lol. I don't understand how they're in business 

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2 hours ago, Noble3212 said:

RTX 3050 is the worse RTX card. 

It's actually slightly better than the GTX 1660 SUPER that was in the original build list.

 

 

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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14 minutes ago, GeorgeMKane said:

It's actually slightly better than the GTX 1660 SUPER that was in the original build list.

 

 

That wasn't the point l

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Are you 100% sure that Pure Rock 2 is going to fit inside of that case? It might, but it looks like it might be hitting the inside of the case wall.

 

It doesn't take much to cool the 5600/X. If you're set on a be quiet! cooler the Pure Rock Slim 2 should do the trick, but there are lots of other options.

 

The stock cooler will actually cool it OK if not overclocking or running it too hard.

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