Build Advice Advice on building a PC for a rendering / gaming ?

Griffint

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Hi all, looking to upgrade my PC for digital rendering and gaming (mainly triple-a). I don't know enough about PCs to feel safe throwing a computer together from components I sourced myself so any advice would be appreciated. Ideal budget $1500 but open to anything up to 2k and anything lower even better.

Current specs:
16GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (think I could maintain this?)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
B450M DS3H-GF motherboard
HDD

Looking for:
32GB RAM
8-Core Min.
8GB VRAM
SSD (if it will make a difference)

Any advice appreciated!
 
Hi all, looking to upgrade my PC for digital rendering and gaming (mainly triple-a). I don't know enough about PCs to feel safe throwing a computer together from components I sourced myself so any advice would be appreciated. Ideal budget $1500 but open to anything up to 2k and anything lower even better.

Current specs:
16GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (think I could maintain this?)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
B450M DS3H-GF motherboard
HDD

Looking for:
32GB RAM
8-Core Min.
8GB VRAM
SSD (if it will make a difference)

Any advice appreciated!
What is your monitor resolution or is a monitor to be included in the budget?
 
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I went for a AM5 rig with DDR5. Costs here were roughly:
$500 for MB and CPU (AMD)
$200 for 32 GB DDR5
$250 for top-tier Gen4 SSD 2 TB
$200 for PSU and chassis

And I picked up a RX 6700 XT, which is so far plenty good for 1440p gaming even at ultra graphical settings. But later the option is there to go for 4K gaming, with only a new GPU needed, which the system should easily carry, and even moreso when I upgrade the CPU to one with 3D V-Cache (with improved cooling), to be released in a month or so.

Depending on the expectation, a cheaper build is possible though, where the 1070 can still be plenty fine. But as I had about the same budget, I went straight for the newer hardware, where DDR5 RAM brings some improvements.

As for which storage device is needed, certainly a SSD in any case. And I would argue that for newer games a NVMe SSD is way better (the one that goes in a M.2 slot). These SSDs can handle a high number of small requests way better than a SATA SSD, in particular when a game is loading - and to be able to make use of DirectStorage v1.1, a NVMe SSD is required.
 
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2 Monitors both 1920x1080

Main monitor: 75Hz
Second monitor: 60Hz

Happy to upgrade my main monitor for better fps if a PC build could churn out more
This cpu down below will be released within the next two weeks. Use the Gigabyte Q-Flash Plus that comes with that board to update your bios for these 13 gen cpu's.

https://www.newegg.com/p/2AM-000Z-000A7
LIAN LI LANCOOL 216 X $99.90

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-rmx-series-rm750x-cp-9020199-na-750w/p/N82E16817139271
CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM750x 750W 80+ GOLD Modular Power Supply $109.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145373
GIGABYTE B660 AORUS MASTER DDR4 $159.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-13500-core-i5-13th-gen/p/N82E16819118429
Intel Core i5-13500 $249.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B3XQDS92
DeepCool AK500 CPU Cooler $49.99

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820236596
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 32GB (2x16GB) CL18 $82.99

https://www.adorama.com/ssgzv7s2tbam.html
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD $179.99

Total: $932.84

https://pcpartpicker.com/search/?q=rtx+3060+ti
RTX 3060 Ti $400+

RGB version of that build. Just swap out the case and cooler with these.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-000A8
LIAN LI LANCOOL 216RX $109.99

https://www.newegg.com/deepcool-ag500-bk-argb/p/N82E16835856227
DeepCool AG500 ARGB CPU Cooler $39.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660-AORUS-MASTER-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...13500-processor-24m-cache-up-to-4-80-ghz.html

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/deepcool-ak500-review

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/deepcool-ak500-cpu-cooler-review,1.html

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-216/

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lian-li-lancool-216-review

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nZhqlO8-ek
 
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DDR5 version of that build I posted up above. Swap out the board and RAM with these.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145420
GIGABYTE Z790 UD AC $199.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z790-UD-AC-rev-10#kf

https://www.newegg.com/team-32gb/p/N82E16820331839
Team T-Force Vulcan DDR5 5600 32GB (2x16GB) CL36 $128.99

i7 build.

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-13700f-core-i7-13th-gen/p/N82E16819118428
Intel Core i7-13700F $379.99

https://www.intel.com/content/www/u...-30m-cache-up-to-5-20-ghz/specifications.html

https://www.newegg.com/deepcool-ak620/p/N82E16835856200
DeepCool AK620 CPU Cooler $64.99
 
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