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Building a Gaming and Streaming PC for a friend

LinkRuelz13

Budget (including currency): $1500 USD (not including shipping and taxes)

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Light gaming and streaming

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): 

I am making a gaming and streaming PC for a friend and I created a PCPartPicker list and just wanted someone to double check it and see if there are any things I can do to make it better for the price.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8WVD7R

 

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I usually buy an OEM key for windows on a key site, and download the .iso-file from microsofts website. It is so much cheaper. I am from the EU, so I don't know which sites are available in the US, but I usually shop at MMOGA for 10-20€ instead of ~100€.
If you just included the OS for transparency, just ignore this xD

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3 hours ago, LinkRuelz13 said:

Light gaming

How light? Also 4060Ti is just not worth it, i would bump up to 4070.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7700 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($328.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B650 GAMING X AX ATX AM5 Motherboard  ($189.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Flare X5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory  ($104.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Silicon Power UD85 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($83.97 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Zotac Twin Edge GeForce RTX 4070 12 GB Video Card  ($644.00 @ Amazon) 
Case: Deepcool CC560 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($75.54 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: MSI MPG A850G PCIE5 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($114.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1542.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-12-05 01:00 EST-0500

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9 hours ago, SorryBella said:

How light? Also 4060Ti is just not worth it, i would bump up to 4070.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 7700 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($328.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte B650 GAMING X AX ATX AM5 Motherboard  ($189.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Flare X5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory  ($104.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Silicon Power UD85 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($83.97 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Zotac Twin Edge GeForce RTX 4070 12 GB Video Card  ($644.00 @ Amazon) 
Case: Deepcool CC560 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($75.54 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: MSI MPG A850G PCIE5 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($114.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1542.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-12-05 01:00 EST-0500

He's mostly a console gamer so the emphasis is more on streaming and recording his games but it needs to be powerful to run some semi-modern titles at medium to high setting while still being able to stream at a decent quality. Also at this price point do you think it would be better to go Intel or AMD, he doesn't have a preference.

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12 hours ago, Niqesse said:

I usually buy an OEM key for windows on a key site, and download the .iso-file from microsofts website. It is so much cheaper. I am from the EU, so I don't know which sites are available in the US, but I usually shop at MMOGA for 10-20€ instead of ~100€.
If you just included the OS for transparency, just ignore this xD

Yeah it was mostly just for transparency but I'll keep that in mind, thanks!

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3 hours ago, LinkRuelz13 said:

Also at this price point do you think it would be better to go Intel or AMD

Either-or. If getting 14600K or 13600 non K with a good B760 board (refer to this review for example, the quality should still be in parity between these 2 gen) and a Peerless Assassin 120 instead of just stock cooler would be cheaper, then go for that.

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 7600 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.00 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Assassin X 120 Refined SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler  ($17.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B650M-H/M.2+ Micro ATX AM5 Motherboard  ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Flare X5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory  ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Silicon Power UD85 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($84.79 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte WINDFORCE OC GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12 GB Video Card  ($782.20 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse G300A (3 Fan) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus 750 Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($95.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1448.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-12-05 14:41 EST-0500

 

Just use gpu for streaming and much better experience.

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