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Should I go iGPU temporarily?

Nick Nack
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Budget (including currency): 750USD 

 

Country: United States

 

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

Games I would primarily play: Apex Legends, Fortnite, Rocket League, maybe WarZone, Redout (a racing game similar to Wipeout or the FAST series of games), maybe some heavier gaming like Nioh (which I know I’m gonna be playing at low settings at 720P, it’s an iGPU for crying out loud), Titanfall 2, Killer Instinct 2013, and eventually Doom.

 
Programs I would use on this: Photoshop, Adobe Animate, After Effects

 

Other details: I’m gonna be temporarily using just a Ryzen 5700G (with whatever thermal paste I find at Best Buy lol), with a 2x8 G.Skill Ripjaws V (DDR4 @3200Mhz), an ID Cooling Frostflow X 280 water cooler, Gigabyte B550M DS3H (for wireless wifi (I’m aware it’s Wifi5, but I’m not looking for a 10 ping experience tbh. I don’t even think my router is that fast for that). Also aware that I might not be able to overclock, but I personally don’t mind it), a Silicon Power 1TB NVME M.2 drive (PCIE), all in a Thermaltake H18 MATX case with 3 be quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm case fans. Monitor’s gonna be my 720P TV by Vizio XD. 


Talking: So I’m wanting to play games at competitive settings for now until I find a decently priced GPU like a 1070ti. I have no intentions of playing in 4K whenever I get my GPU and I’d like to take my computer to places if I can which is where the Micro ATX case comes in hand or just move it around the house easier… (but most likely it’s gonna be a heavy pain to carry around). The Amazon checkout price is 669.67 USD (at the time of this post) and I just wanna build this thing before Christmas because I’ve been planning this literally all year. Should I go through with this or should I find a suitable GPU and then order everything else?

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10 minutes ago, Nick Nack said:

The Amazon checkout price is 669.67 USD

8 dollars more would get you a better gpu than a 1070ti

Going to 750 usd can get you a 6650xt + more storage

PCPartPicker Part List

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($137.99 @ Newegg) 

Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M DS3H AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($112.98 @ Newegg) 

Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($40.97 @ Amazon) 

Storage: Kingston NV2 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($37.99 @ Amazon) 

Video Card: ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6600 8 GB Video Card ($215.99 @ Newegg) 

Case: Fractal Design Focus 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.98 @ Newegg) 

Power Supply: Deepcool DQ750-M-V2L 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg) 

Total: $676.89

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-12-05 01:13 EST-0500

 

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With your current budget you could easilly get a PC with a DGPU although going with an IGPU is always an option if you are going to want a better GPU later.

I would usually put a DGPU list here but it would basically look the same as some others lists on here so lets just look at the IGPU list

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cWGR8r

13600k is an amazing CPU rn, has amazing IGPU, you could opt for a 12th gen chip like 12600k, 12600, 12400. just remember the CPU's with an F in the name dont have IGPU and the CPUs with K in the name are overclockable and you want a Z690mbd for them. For 12600 or 12400 you can go for a b660mbd instead

Minimum cooling i would go for 13600k, for 12600 or 12400 they have built in cooler. Although you may want to upgrade to a budget air cooler later for those. (12600k doesnt have built in cooler)

Decent Z690 DDR4 mbd

3600 CL16 memory (could also go for 3200 CL16 or 3600 CL18) 

1tb SSD As long as its NVME the brand doesnt matter

Decent case, comes with preinstalled fans and has nice mesh front

AMAZING PSU on good discount (If you add a 6800 or better i would recommend upgrading to 800w PSU C tier or better from the PSU cultists tier list https://cultists.network/140/psu-tier-list/)

You can find a 5700XT for around $150 on ebay, thats the minimum GPU i would recommend. Has similar performance to 6600. If you can spend the extra money tho i would recommend 6650XT or 6700.

 

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7 hours ago, Awesomon2234 said:

With your current budget you could easilly get a PC with a DGPU although going with an IGPU is always an option if you are going to want a better GPU later.

I would usually put a DGPU list here but it would basically look the same as some others lists on here so lets just look at the IGPU list

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cWGR8r

13600k is an amazing CPU rn, has amazing IGPU, you could opt for a 12th gen chip like 12600k, 12600, 12400. just remember the CPU's with an F in the name dont have IGPU and the CPUs with K in the name are overclockable and you want a Z690mbd for them. For 12600 or 12400 you can go for a b660mbd instead

Minimum cooling i would go for 13600k, for 12600 or 12400 they have built in cooler. Although you may want to upgrade to a budget air cooler later for those. (12600k doesnt have built in cooler)

Decent Z690 DDR4 mbd

3600 CL16 memory (could also go for 3200 CL16 or 3600 CL18) 

1tb SSD As long as its NVME the brand doesnt matter

Decent case, comes with preinstalled fans and has nice mesh front

AMAZING PSU on good discount (If you add a 6800 or better i would recommend upgrading to 800w PSU C tier or better from the PSU cultists tier list https://cultists.network/140/psu-tier-list/)

You can find a 5700XT for around $150 on ebay, thats the minimum GPU i would recommend. Has similar performance to 6600. If you can spend the extra money tho i would recommend 6650XT or 6700.

 

This is surprisingly a very nice price for what I’m looking for. However, I wanted to go iGPU that way I could save up for a 1080ti or maybe even a 2070ti. I’ve heard great things about the 5700G and I want to try and stick with it and on budget. 

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9 hours ago, Ryuikko said:

8 dollars more would get you a better gpu than a 1070ti

Going to 750 usd can get you a 6650xt + more storage

PCPartPicker Part List

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($137.99 @ Newegg) 

Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M DS3H AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($112.98 @ Newegg) 

Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($40.97 @ Amazon) 

Storage: Kingston NV2 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($37.99 @ Amazon) 

Video Card: ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6600 8 GB Video Card ($215.99 @ Newegg) 

Case: Fractal Design Focus 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.98 @ Newegg) 

Power Supply: Deepcool DQ750-M-V2L 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg) 

Total: $676.89

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-12-05 01:13 EST-0500

 

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/q8FT78)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ycGbt6/amd-ryzen-7-5700g-38-ghz-8-core-processor-100-100000263box) | $178.61 @ Amazon 
**CPU Cooler** | [MSI MAG CORELIQUID P240 78.73 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KNxRsY/msi-mag-coreliquid-p240-7873-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-mag-coreliquid-p240) | $77.42 @ Amazon 
**Thermal Compound** | [Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6RrG3C/arctic-silver-thermal-paste-as535g) | $7.85 @ Amazon 
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte B550M DS3H AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RHWzK8/gigabyte-b550m-ds3h-ac-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b550m-ds3h-ac) | $112.98 @ Newegg 
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Cf98TW/gskill-ripjaws-v-series-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3200-cl16-memory-f4-3200c16d-16gvkb) | $49.99 @ Amazon 
**Storage** | [Silicon Power A60 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7tCFf7/silicon-power-a60-1-tb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-sp001tbp34a60m28) | $51.99 @ Amazon
**Case** | [Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dgndnQ/thermaltake-versa-h18-microatx-mini-tower-case-ca-1j4-00s1wn-01) | $47.99 @ Newegg 
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 500 BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8P7CmG/evga-500-bq-500-w-80-bronze-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-110-bq-0500-k1) | $81.99 @ Amazon 
**Case Fan** | [be quiet! Silent Wings 3 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WrvZxr/be-quiet-bl066-505-cfm-120mm-fan-bl066) | $21.90 @ Amazon 
**Case Fan** | [be quiet! Silent Wings 3 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WrvZxr/be-quiet-bl066-505-cfm-120mm-fan-bl066) | $21.90 @ Amazon 
**Case Fan** | [be quiet! Silent Wings 3 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WrvZxr/be-quiet-bl066-505-cfm-120mm-fan-bl066) | $21.90 @ Amazon 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | **Total** | **$954.51**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2022-12-05 10:03 EST-0500 |
 

You’re right, but I‘ve heard that AMD VCs stutter sometimes and I have been thinking a 1080ti or a 2060 (maybe 2070ti) sooner or later. Which are admittedly pretty pricey brand new, but I also scower around eBay and other sites for a used 1080 or 2060. I just wanna play at high settings with a great framerate for competitive play (since I like playing Competitive apex and I’ve been playing on a PS4 for a good 5 years and Rocket League as well). Not to mention, I want to keep my GPU and CPU for at least a good half a decade before I need to make the actual change and I’ve seen that some budget cards are starting to really struggle. I’ve been wanting to stream and record my gameplay for a good while without compromising my quality and framerate too much. Obviously, it’s a huge thing to ask for since a nice GPU that can fit my needs at a good price is almost impossible to find brand new or maybe even used. 

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