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Budget (including currency): ~$600

Country: Serbia

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

All kinds of games new and old, when it comes to new AAA releases, mostly Fromsoft, Bamco and Capcom stuff. Also PS3/Xbox 360 emulation and anything older, and FL studio

Other details:

The list so far:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LXns4M

He already has the listed CPU, GPU and Case but they are included in the budget total so the leftover budget is like $350 but not strict.

Performance he's looking for is 1080p and 60fps on High settings (but it's fine if some games can only do medium), he also already has some pretty run of the mill peripherals, a CPU fan that came with the CPU and 3 Case fans that came with the case, and an optical drive. 

Please ignore the prices listed on PCPP as he's not actually buying from those vendors. 

I've also been told that the Motherboard is bad because of the H610 but they wouldn't tell me why or what chipset to go for instead, so I'd like to get that cleared up. 

I've also been told that this build doesn't need this SSD and that I should get a budget one instead, though I was under the impression that this was a budget SSD and I haven't yet been given a recommendation for an alternative. 

 

 

 

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Not sure of what you plan to upgrade/build : you already have CPU GPU and case and want advice on the rest (so mobo RAM SSD PSU) ?

And hard to advise not taking price into account, we don't know your local prices nor part availability

H610 chipset is the bottom of the barrel one for LGA1700, but it'll work ok on a 12100

As for drives I'd rather go with the cheapest 1TB NVme (usually Kingston NV2) an drop the HDD

 

System : AMD R9  7950X3D CPU/ Asus ROG STRIX X670E-E board/ 2x32GB G-Skill Trident Z Neo 6000CL30 RAM ASUS TUF Gaming AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX OC Edition GPU/ Phanteks P600S case /  Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 cooler (with 2xArctic P12 Max fans) /  2TB WD SN850 NVme + 2TB Crucial T500  NVme  + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD / Corsair RM850x PSU

Alienware AW3420DW 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse / Audeze Maxwell headphones

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3 hours ago, Nik Donigan said:

Budget (including currency): ~$600

Country: Serbia

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

All kinds of games new and old, when it comes to new AAA releases, mostly Fromsoft, Bamco and Capcom stuff. Also PS3/Xbox 360 emulation and anything older, and FL studio

Other details:

The list so far:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LXns4M

He already has the listed CPU, GPU and Case but they are included in the budget total so the leftover budget is like $350 but not strict.

Performance he's looking for is 1080p and 60fps on High settings (but it's fine if some games can only do medium), he also already has some pretty run of the mill peripherals, a CPU fan that came with the CPU and 3 Case fans that came with the case, and an optical drive. 

Please ignore the prices listed on PCPP as he's not actually buying from those vendors. 

I've also been told that the Motherboard is bad because of the H610 but they wouldn't tell me why or what chipset to go for instead, so I'd like to get that cleared up. 

I've also been told that this build doesn't need this SSD and that I should get a budget one instead, though I was under the impression that this was a budget SSD and I haven't yet been given a recommendation for an alternative. 

 

 

 

So you want a headset and monitor as well? 

 

And DO NOT buy Windows for $210, you can get it for much cheaper from key resellers, or just don't activate.

 

Well here's a list, excluding headset, monitor, Windows 10 Pro, CPU, GPU, and Case: 

I included a cooler since you never mentioned if your friend already had one. 

 

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: Gigabyte H610M S2H V2 DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($51.40 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston NV2 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($60.50 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: MSI MAG A550BN 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $251.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-05-30 06:31 EDT-0400

 

If these aren't available in your country, a similar item will work just make sure it's compatible. 

I love making PCPartPicker lists.

If I answer your question (or someone else), please mark it as the answer. 

Please refresh before replying, I like to edit my posts.

 

PC SPECS: Intel i5-12600K, RX 6700 XT, 32GB DDR4 RAM

Favorite cheap but great tech: AMD RX 6700 XT, Yunzii YZ75 Keyboard, Acer Nitro XV272U Vbmiiprx

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26 minutes ago, PowerPCFan said:

So you want a headset and monitor as well? 

 

And DO NOT buy Windows for $210, you can get it for much cheaper from key resellers, or just don't activate.

 

Well here's a list, excluding headset, monitor, Windows 10 Pro, CPU, GPU, and Case: 

I included a cooler since you never mentioned if your friend already had one. 

 

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: Gigabyte H610M S2H V2 DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($51.40 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston NV2 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive  ($60.50 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: MSI MAG A550BN 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $251.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-05-30 06:31 EDT-0400

 

If these aren't available in your country, a similar item will work just make sure it's compatible. 

I know about windows, getting it off of a reseller for around 20$, i just put it there as a reminder as well as the monitor and headset, should've mentioned that, thank you for the recommendations

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1 hour ago, PDifolco said:

Not sure of what you plan to upgrade/build : you already have CPU GPU and case and want advice on the rest (so mobo RAM SSD PSU) ?

And hard to advise not taking price into account, we don't know your local prices nor part availability

H610 chipset is the bottom of the barrel one for LGA1700, but it'll work ok on a 12100

As for drives I'd rather go with the cheapest 1TB NVme (usually Kingston NV2) an drop the HDD

 

But if I drop the HDD, it will break/j

And yes I wanted to know if the PSU, RAM and SSD were good choices regardless of the price, but I understand why that might be a bit complicated. 

About the storage, what if I wanted more than 1TB? Like 2 or 3 or even 4? Is it still not worth getting an Hdd? 

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43 minutes ago, Nik Donigan said:

But if I drop the HDD, it will break/j

And yes I wanted to know if the PSU, RAM and SSD were good choices regardless of the price, but I understand why that might be a bit complicated. 

About the storage, what if I wanted more than 1TB? Like 2 or 3 or even 4? Is it still not worth getting an Hdd? 

HDD are really slow, sure you can put movies videos etc on them but avoid gaming!

Indeed if you're to buy a HDD get at least 4TB 

System : AMD R9  7950X3D CPU/ Asus ROG STRIX X670E-E board/ 2x32GB G-Skill Trident Z Neo 6000CL30 RAM ASUS TUF Gaming AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX OC Edition GPU/ Phanteks P600S case /  Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 cooler (with 2xArctic P12 Max fans) /  2TB WD SN850 NVme + 2TB Crucial T500  NVme  + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD / Corsair RM850x PSU

Alienware AW3420DW 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse / Audeze Maxwell headphones

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