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Recently I’ve just got from basic training in the army and was looking forward to switching over from my Xbox to pc.I wanted to build my own pc but didn’t know where to start.My budget is around 1500(can go over if needed)for the build was looking for some build recommendations was mostly going to be gaming/heavy Vr.
 
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Why_Me

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https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811553054
COUGAR MX330-G Air Mid Tower Computer Case $54.99

Phanteks AMP 550W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $69.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144531
MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 $129.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $159.99

DeepCool GAMMAXX 400 CPU Cooler $19.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331354
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 $62.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-1tb-mp33-pro/p/N82E16820331563
Team Group MP33 PRO M.2 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD $81.99

https://www.gamestop.com/pc-gaming/pc-components/video-cards/products/msi-radeon-rx-6600-xt-gaming-x-8g-graphics-card/337135.html
MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT GAMING X 8GB Graphics Card $404.99

https://www.amazon.com/Wíndоws-Hоmе-Flаsh-Drivе-Uрgrаdе/dp/B09RPM6L1T/
Wíndоws 10 Hоmе USВ Flаsh Drivе | 2022 | Frее Uрgrаdе to 11 $109.00

AOC 24G2 24" IPS FHD 1080P, 1ms 144Hz, Freesync Gaming Monitor $169.99

Total: $1264

A better look at those components.


https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4

https://us.aoc.com/en-US/gaming/products/monitors/24g2

https://www.phanteks.com/Amp-Series.html

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

 
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What games at what settings?

A monitor and Windows might be a big part of that 1500.

Do those 2 pieces have to come out of the 1500?
A monitor and windows are separate from the overall price but I needed it to at least be able to handle really any game I throw at it at 1080p/medium settings
 
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Lafong

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A monitor and windows are separate from the overall price but I needed it to at least be able to handle really any game I throw at it at 1080p/medium settings
General advice:

For the average person, the most critical component is the CPU...you'd want to spend as much as reasonably possible on that. Say maybe 300 in your case.

But...the more you emphasize gaming, the more important the GPU becomes. Some people pay 800 and 1000 for that alone.

Off the top of my head...

100 for the case, 75 for a decent larg-ish air cooler; 200 to 250 for a good motherboard; 75 for 16 gb of RAM; 100 for an SSD boot drive; 75 a decent power supply. for miscellaneous like case fans

That leaves roughly 850 for GPU and CPU...

You have to decide how much of that 850 to give to the GPU...

650 GPU and 200 CPU?

550 GPU and 300 CPU?

Or maybe 400 GPU and 200 CPU and keep the 250 you saved in your pocket.

How intensely interested in gaming are you.....rather than anything else?
 

Why_Me

Glorious
A monitor and windows are separate from the overall price but I needed it to at least be able to handle really any game I throw at it at 1080p/medium settings
You want to run these new Intel 12 gen cpu's with Windows 11 and you want a high refresh rate 1080P IPS G-Sync compatible monitor if you go with this build.

https://www.newegg.com/black-lian-li-lancool-ii-performance-atx-mid-tower/p/2AM-000Z-00086
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH C PERFORMANCE $120.99

https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-80PLUS-Supply-Modular-Certified/dp/B07W8ZS9HF/
Phanteks AMP 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $89.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144522
MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 $159.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-12700f-core-i7-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118359
Intel Core i7-12700F $312.96

https://www.amazon.com/Rev-B-Cooler-LGA1700-LGA1151-Towers/dp/B09NZGH4RD/
Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B CPU Cooler $65.99

Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $132.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-1tb-mp33-pro/p/N82E16820331563
Team Group MP33 PRO M.2 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD $81.99

https://www.antonline.com/Evga/Computers/Video_Cards/Graphic_Cards/1449924
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING LHR 8GB Graphics Card + EVGA Z12 RGB USB 2.0 Gaming Keyboard $559.99

Total: $1525

A better look at those components.

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-ii-mesh/

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=08G-P5-3667-KL

https://www.scytheus.com/fuma2-rev-b

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134592/intel-core-i712700f-processor-25m-cache-up-to-4-90-ghz.html

i7 12700 / 12700F benchmarks.

 
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General advice:

For the average person, the most critical component is the CPU...you'd want to spend as much as reasonably possible on that. Say maybe 300 in your case.

But...the more you emphasize gaming, the more important the GPU becomes. Some people pay 800 and 1000 for that alone.

Off the top of my head...

100 for the case, 75 for a decent larg-ish air cooler; 200 to 250 for a good motherboard; 75 for 16 gb of RAM; 100 for an SSD boot drive; 75 a decent power supply. for miscellaneous like case fans

That leaves roughly 850 for GPU and CPU...

You have to decide how much of that 850 to give to the GPU...

650 GPU and 200 CPU?

550 GPU and 300 CPU?

Or maybe 400 GPU and 200 CPU and keep the 250 you saved in your pocket.

How intensely interested in gaming are you.....rather than anything else?
Not too intense just want to be able to if I wanted to one day play any games that are out or have a good upgradable path for newer components
 

Lafong

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Upgradable path........there's only a slight chance that the mid and high end CPUs from 2025 will be usable on any current motherboard. You'd probably have to buy a new motherboard too.

DDR5 RAM is just creeping into the market now and will likely be dominant over DDR4 within a couple of years. A motherboard is likely only to accept one or the other...not both.

GPU prices have been ridiculous lately, but I hear talk they may have peaked and may be trending down. Maybe you can save 100 or 200 by waiting 3 months? I don't know....I don't buy video cards.

Drives, cases, coolers, and power supply may remain compatible for longer periods....without becoming outdated.

Me? If I wanted Intel, I'd choose from i5-12600K, i7-12700, or i7-12700K...........but I don't game. You may want to go lower, like 12400, so you can spend more on the GPU. Try to achieve a balance, depending on your most important requirements.
 
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Upgradable path........there's only a slight chance that the mid and high end CPUs from 2025 will be usable on any current motherboard. You'd probably have to buy a new motherboard too.

DDR5 RAM is just creeping into the market now and will likely be dominant over DDR4 within a couple of years. A motherboard is likely only to accept one or the other...not both.

GPU prices have been ridiculous lately, but I hear talk they may have peaked and may be trending down. Maybe you can save 100 or 200 by waiting 3 months? I don't know....I don't buy video cards.

Drives, cases, coolers, and power supply may remain compatible for longer periods....without becoming outdated.

Me? If I wanted Intel, I'd choose from i5-12600K, i7-12700, or i7-12700K...........but I don't game. You may want to go lower, like 12400, so you can spend more on the GPU. Try to achieve a balance, depending on your most important requirements.
Intel cpu wise what is more bang for the buck the price doesn’t matter if I have to go over the budget just looking for great performance and balance
 
For a Gaming/VR setup, this should be pretty good...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor | $277.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler | $64.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | $159.99 @ B&H
Memory | OLOy 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory | $117.99 @ Newegg
Storage | MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.00 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB MECH 2X Video Card | $484.99 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $104.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2021) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Corsair
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1424.91
| Mail-in rebates | -$15.00
| Total | $1409.91
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-08 23:38 EDT-0400 |
 
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Lafong

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Intel cpu wise what is more bang for the buck the price doesn’t matter if I have to go over the budget just looking for great performance and balance
Passmark CPU benchmark scores;

First number is all threads, second number is for just a single thread

12400; 19534/3530

12600K; 27434/3965

12700; 31677/3947

12700K; 34157/4048

Look those over. At your budget, you'd probably want at least a 12600k.

Moving from the 12600k to the 12700 might cost 70.

From the 12700 to the 12700k is another 50 to 100.

You can see scores are higher the more you pay. You have to decide if the extra is more "worth it" than spending the same dollars on some other component....a better video card; more hard drive space, a better power supply or case, etc.

I have no idea what video card you need or what it might cost.
 
Intel cpu wise what is more bang for the buck the price doesn’t matter if I have to go over the budget just looking for great performance and balance
There is no consensus as to the best mix of parts.

Price this out.
Cpu.....12700
Gpu.....3060/3070 family
Ram.....2x16GB@3200
Psu.....quality 750w
Storage.....ssd
Mobo..... pcpartpicker will show what fits the 12700 read the reviews

I don't think you will go too far wrong with that mix.
 

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A monitor and windows are separate from the overall price but I needed it to at least be able to handle really any game I throw at it at 1080p/medium settings
Then the build posted by Hellfire13 above is exactly what you are looking for. Or the one from Why-me, it's an excellent choice, too.
 

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