Build Advice $1,500-2,000 Gaming Build Help

Nov 26, 2022
I hope I’ve found the right place to request help. I read one of the stickied posts here so I will try to give all the details I can as requested.

As the title suggests, I am seeking a build within the $1,500-2,000 range. I aim to use it primarily for gaming but it will be used for business as well (nothing intensive, just spreadsheets). I will need an OS and a monitor, so that is included in the desired price range. I live in Georgia (that was mentioned as helpful information in the post). I mainly go for modern AAA titles but play a bit of about everything else (I assume that’s most people). I have built a PC once before but sold it after college. It’s easy to search for all the best parts independently, but when it comes to harmonizing everything into a desired price range I’m out of my element. I’m seeking the best I can afford of course. It’s not an urgent purchase either; I just want it within the next month.

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Intel's 13 gen locked cpu's along with the B760 boards are due for release Jan. 3rd and those will be a game changer for people doing builds with a similar budget as yours. Also keep in mind that DDR5 is dropping in price on an almost weekly bases.

This gives you an idea of what you're looking at build wise.
LIAN LI LANCOOL 216 X Mid Tower Computer Case $99.90
Phanteks AMP 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $64.99

B760 DDR5 Motherboard $160 - $180 if I had to guess

Intel Core i5 13400F $200 - $250 if I had to guess
DeepCool AK620 CPU Cooler $64.99

Expect this RAM to be significantly cheaper by this January.
G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 Series DDR5 5200 32GB (2x16GB) CL36 $148.99
PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD $124.99
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Ventus 2x OC 8GB Video Card $419.99
Microsoft Windows 11 Home 32/64-bit USB $72.99
LG 27GL650F-B 27" Full HD Ultragear 144Hz IPS G-Sync Compatible Gaming Monitor $179.99

Total: $1400

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