Question Advice on potential 1080p/1440p high refresh build

danrandlett

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So it's about time to upgrade. My current setup is:

ASUS X79 Deluxe MB / i7 4820K / GTX 780 Ti / 32 GB RAM /1 TB HD x 2/ 120 AIOmm cooling
1080p monitor FreeSync/GSYNC compatible

Honestly, it still works rather well, but it really shows it's age when trying to run some newer games like Horizon Zero Dawn or Cyberpunk 2077. New GPUs are scarce for now, and I'm really into Persona 4 Golden right now, so getting rolling is not super urgent, but still it's time to start looking forward and deciding on parts/a budget. I will be reusing my current case (Falcon Northwest Talon from 2013) and power supply (1000w). Aside from fan openings you can't really see the inside of my case, so I'm not really interested in RGB features which I figure can save me some money. Also debating whether to do AIO or air cooled this time. Leaning toward air cooled depending on if the unit I'm considering will fit in the case or not. Also it seems like the pricing on the stuff that I've put together is pretty comparable between Intel and AMD so far, and I'm unlikely to update the CPU before the next time I need to completely overhaul my rig again in 6-7 years, so I'm leaning Intel at this point because it seems like it's a better performer with the software/games I'm interested in for now (or that's the conventional wisdom anyway). I will also likely be sticking with my 1080p display for the time being, but may go 1440p in a few years. I tend to play single player stuff, so I'm mainly interested in graphical fidelity through the next generation for of that kind of AAA game when needed. Here are a couple of builds I've been considering:

Intel build: MSI Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi (or the ASUS TUF Equivalent) / i5 10600K/ RTX 3060 Ti reference card of some kind/ 16 GB RAM / 1 NvME 500GB (OS& Apps) / 1 NvME 1TB (games) / Hyper 212 EVO (or 120mm AIO)

AMD build: Much the same except for either B550 or X570 chipset on the MB in the 150-200 price range and a Ryzen 5 3600/5600X.

The stuff that I've priced out seems to situate me in the $1300 neighborhood if I can get a GPU at MSRP eventually, which seems okay given what I have already squirreled away for this project. Also, I'm not married to NVidia, but the 3060 Ti seems to be at the price/performance sweet spot for what I want from this build.

Any Criticism/thoughts/advice would be welcome, especially when it comes to possible saving in the Motherboard/CPU area. Not sure if the i5/Ryzen 5 options I'm looking at are overkill or not. Also could use some guidance on preferred cooling options if possible.

Thanks!
 
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danrandlett

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That would fit in the budget I'm sticking to if I go AMD R53600 and stick with their stock cooler. Are those any good or should I forget that?
 
My experience with the wraith is that it has been fine for gaming so far. My 3600 will boost to 4.2Ghz for gaming. The noise levels are reasonable with a custom fan profile. It is not good enough for running cpu intensive stuff like benchmarks (Prime) or mining or distributed computing.
 
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Here's your wi fi 6 + bluetooth 5.2 for either chipset. M.2 KEY E slot .. I believe Asus boards have this also. No idea tbh on MSI and/or Gigabyte boards.

https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z490 Phantom Gaming 42.5G/index.asp

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157919
ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/2.5G LGA 1200 Intel Z490 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard $155.99


https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B550 Pro4/index.asp

https://www.newegg.com/asrock-b550-pro4/p/N82E16813157941
ASRock B550 PRO4 AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard $134.99

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Wi-Fi-Gig-Desktop-AX200-NGWG-NV/dp/B085M7VPDP
Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) Desktop Kit, AX200, 2230, 2x2 AX+BT, vPro $24.99


https://www.newegg.com/asus-tuf-gaming-b550-plus/p/N82E16813119348
ASUS TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (WI-FI) AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard $179.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 $165.99

 
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