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The games i want to play are Apex legends, Valorant and Warzone. I have selected some parts and wanted to know if they would be good enough to run these games at a good fps and if there are any issues. Also any ways i could potential cut corners without impacting performance. Any input is appreciated as I am a novice

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4Xywbh
 
A very high end cpu paired with an entry level gpu seems odd. The 9900k needs a much better cooler, if going with an AIO then minimum of 240mm. You want an SSD even if just for Windows. You should be spending twice as much on a higher quality psu, gaming PC’s put the psu under high load for long periods of time and a failure can damage any connected components.

Due to the current ridiculous prices of gpu’s you are likely better off buying from a pc builder as they often don’t charge such high prices for the gpu when it’s part of a system. Paying £540 for a gpu that should be <£200 is something I could not stomach.
 
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Thats a dead platform. This should be better in terms of performance...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | £259.99 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler | £26.64 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard | ASRock B560 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £114.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Memory | Team T-FORCE DARK Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £74.99 @ Box Limited
Storage | Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £93.97 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card | £489.99 @ CCL Computers
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | £53.25 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £47.99 @ AWD-IT
Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer | £13.29 @ Currys PC World Business
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1174.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-08 17:44 BST+0100 |
 
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May 8, 2021
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Thats a dead platform. This should be better in terms of performance...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | £259.99 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler | £26.64 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard | ASRock B560 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £114.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Memory | Team T-FORCE DARK Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £74.99 @ Box Limited
Storage | Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £93.97 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card | £489.99 @ CCL Computers
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | £53.25 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £47.99 @ AWD-IT
Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer | £13.29 @ Currys PC World Business
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1174.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-08 17:44 BST+0100 |
Would you consider this build objectively better then mine for gaming?
 
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A very high end cpu paired with an entry level gpu seems odd. The 9900k needs a much better cooler, if going with an AIO then minimum of 240mm. You want an SSD even if just for Windows. You should be spending twice as much on a higher quality psu, gaming PC’s put the psu under high load for long periods of time and a failure can damage any connected components.

Due to the current ridiculous prices of gpu’s you are likely better off buying from a pc builder as they often don’t charge such high prices for the gpu when it’s part of a system. Paying £540 for a gpu that should be <£200 is something I could not stomach.
i heard that pre builds are worse and more expensive though.
 
Buying a decent graphics card these days is hard to do.
Assuming you can even find one, you will be paying 2x MSRP or more.
Most games are limited by the graphics card.
A GTX1660 super will define what you can do, and is reasonable for 1080P gaming.

Buying old gen is probably not a good strategy.

Look for a I5-11400 or i5-11400Fprocessor. It is an excellent budget gamer.
Here is a review:

The processor comes with a stock cooler that will do the job.

From a functional point of view, buy a ssd of some sort and not a HDD.
Any 1tb ssd will be vastly better.
SSD prices are down, and you may find a m.2 drive at a similar price to a conventional 2.5" ssd.

DO NOT go cheap on the psu.
It can become very expensive if it should fail under load and destroy whatever it is connected to.
The gamemax unit is tier D (only for cheap low end systems)
Consider a quality psu as one of the few future proof products you can buy.
Look for a quality unit with a 7 to 10 year warranty in the 550-650-750w capacity.
 
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XQ5JSRR
Fractal Design Focus G £53.20

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-evga-g3-full-modular-80plus-gold-sli-crossfire-single-rail-458a-plus12v-1x130mm-fan-psu
EVGA 550W SuperNOVA G3 80PLUS Gold Full Modular PSU £59.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-b560m-steel-legend-intel-b560-s-1200-ddr4-pcie-40-sata3-2x-m2-25gbe-usb-32-gen1-micro-atx
ASRock B560M STEEL LEGEND £114.49

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-11400f-s-1200-rocket-lake-6-cores-12-threads-26ghz-44ghz-turbo-12mb-cache-65w-retail
Intel Core i5 11400F £149.99

https://www.box.co.uk/RR-212S-20PK-R1-Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-Black-Edition-CP_2412112.html
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Cooler £34.99

https://www.ebuyer.com/743022-corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-dram-3200mhz-c16-memory-kit-cmk16gx4m2b3200c16
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Memory Kit £82.98

https://www.ebuyer.com/947319-wd-blue-sn550-1tb-nvme-m-2-2280-pcie-gen3-ssd-wds100t2b0c
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVME M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 SSD £87.99

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6GB OC GPU £489.99

https://business.currys.co.uk/catalogue/tv-entertainment/audio/accessories/asus-drw-24d5mt-dvd-rw-r-dl-dvd-ram-drive-serial-ata-internal/P241776P
ASUS DRW-24D5MT - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - SATA - internal £13.29

Total: £1,086 inc VAT

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html
How to Get Windows 10 for Free

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B560M Steel Legend/index.asp

https://forums.tomshardware.com/thr...ating-ryzens-budget-gaming-dominance.3701558/
Intel Core i5-11400 Review

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,1.html
Intel Core i5-11400F Review

https://www.techspot.com/review/2232-intel-core-i5-11400f/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOpWJCWYa6k
 
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XQ5JSRR
Fractal Design Focus G £53.20

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-evga-g3-full-modular-80plus-gold-sli-crossfire-single-rail-458a-plus12v-1x130mm-fan-psu
EVGA 550W SuperNOVA G3 80PLUS Gold Full Modular PSU £59.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-b560m-steel-legend-intel-b560-s-1200-ddr4-pcie-40-sata3-2x-m2-25gbe-usb-32-gen1-micro-atx
ASRock B560M STEEL LEGEND £114.49

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-11400f-s-1200-rocket-lake-6-cores-12-threads-26ghz-44ghz-turbo-12mb-cache-65w-retail
Intel Core i5 11400F £149.99

https://www.box.co.uk/RR-212S-20PK-R1-Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-Black-Edition-CP_2412112.html
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Cooler £34.99

https://www.ebuyer.com/743022-corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-dram-3200mhz-c16-memory-kit-cmk16gx4m2b3200c16
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 Memory Kit £82.98

https://www.ebuyer.com/947319-wd-blue-sn550-1tb-nvme-m-2-2280-pcie-gen3-ssd-wds100t2b0c
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVME M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 SSD £87.99

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6GB OC GPU £489.99

Total: £1,073 inc VAT

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html
How to Get Windows 10 for Free

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B560M Steel Legend/index.asp

https://forums.tomshardware.com/thr...ating-ryzens-budget-gaming-dominance.3701558/
Intel Core i5-11400 Review

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,1.html
Intel Core i5-11400F Review

https://www.techspot.com/review/2232-intel-core-i5-11400f/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOpWJCWYa6k
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crU9V1GNocI
 
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