[SOLVED] Desktop Build that Meets Genshin Impact Recommended Requirements

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A colleague texted me last night and asked, "could you recommend a computer for my daughter?" :unsure: After a few questions sent back, I learned the child asked for a desktop computer for Christmas, that would allow her to play Genshin Impact without issues. (I had to Google Genshin Impact. :LOL:) After a brief look around online, I told her that it wasn't likely that she would be able to get one by Christmas day. I also mentioned that I don't buy pre-built systems, but instead build my own. (Which I haven't done in a couple of years.) The next question ..."Could you build one? She's old enough to be fine with waiting if she knows that is her gift."

The recommended specs from the Genshin Website:
Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i7 equivalent or higher
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and higher
DirectX version: 11
Storage: Please reserve 30 GB of space

If anyone is willing to "throw" together a reasonable parts list for me, I would greatly appreciate it.

Approximate Purchase Date: as soon as available
Budget Range: She only needs a pc that meets the specs, her mom choked when I sent links for built gaming pcs that were over $1000
System Usage: Genshin Impact, Minecraft, Youtubing, Email

Preferred stores: Newegg, Amazon, possibly B&H
No need to include mouse, keyboard, monitor - I'll let her mother take care of those selections (HDMI or DP for a monitor 1920 x 1080 is what her mother is familiar with)
Yes, Window 10 will need to be purchased
Location: USA
Overclocking/SLI/Crossfire - No

Case: Keep it simple; nothing flashy or decked out with lights.

Thanks!
 
I used newegg because it's easy but you can use that pcparts picker site to find cheaper prices on these components. I went to that game's forums and most of those people seem to be using I5 cpu's .. no idea why they're recommending an I7 tbh especially now that these new I5's have 6 cores instead of the 4 cores they used to have.

https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-carbide-series-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139057
Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075-WW Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $53.99

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-core-series-core-gm-550-550w/p/N82E16817151243
Seasonic CORE GM-550, 550W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular $79.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157932
ASRock B460 Phantom Gaming 4 LGA 1200 Intel B460 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard $90.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-10700f-core-i7-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118131
Intel Core i7-10700F Comet Lake 8-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 65W BX8070110700F Desktop Processor $314.99

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232718
G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C19D-16GIS $59.99

https://www.newegg.com/crucial-bx500-1tb/p/N82E16820156231
Crucial BX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD, up to 540 MB/s - CT1000BX500SSD1 $84.99

https://www.newegg.com/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-gtx-1660-ventus-xs-6g-oc/p/N82E16814137495
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 DirectX 12 GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $229.99

Total: $915.92

* optional cpu and imo would do just fine for that game.

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 65W BX8070110400F Desktop Processor $163.00

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/ <--- review of that new I5 posted just above.
 
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I used newegg because it's easy but you can use that pcparts picker site to find cheaper prices on these components. I went to that game's forums and most of those people seem to be using I5 cpu's .. no idea why they're recommending an I7 tbh especially now that these new I5's have 6 cores instead of the 4 cores they used to have.

https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-carbide-series-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139057
Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075-WW Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $53.99

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-core-series-core-gm-550-550w/p/N82E16817151243
Seasonic CORE GM-550, 550W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular $79.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157932
ASRock B460 Phantom Gaming 4 LGA 1200 Intel B460 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard $90.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-10700f-core-i7-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118131
Intel Core i7-10700F Comet Lake 8-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 65W BX8070110700F Desktop Processor $314.99

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232718
G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C19D-16GIS $59.99

https://www.newegg.com/crucial-bx500-1tb/p/N82E16820156231
Crucial BX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD, up to 540 MB/s - CT1000BX500SSD1 $84.99

https://www.newegg.com/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-gtx-1660-ventus-xs-6g-oc/p/N82E16814137495
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 DirectX 12 GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $229.99

Total: $915.92

* optional cpu and imo would do just fine for that game.

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 65W BX8070110400F Desktop Processor $163.00

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/ <--- review of that new I5 posted just above.
 
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I used newegg because it's easy but you can use that pcparts picker site to find cheaper prices on these components. I went to that game's forums and most of those people seem to be using I5 cpu's .. no idea why they're recommending an I7 tbh especially now that these new I5's have 6 cores instead of the 4 cores they used to have.

https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-carbide-series-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139057
Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075-WW Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $53.99

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-core-series-core-gm-550-550w/p/N82E16817151243
Seasonic CORE GM-550, 550W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular $79.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157932
ASRock B460 Phantom Gaming 4 LGA 1200 Intel B460 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard $90.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i7-10700f-core-i7-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118131
Intel Core i7-10700F Comet Lake 8-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 65W BX8070110700F Desktop Processor $314.99

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232718
G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C19D-16GIS $59.99

https://www.newegg.com/crucial-bx500-1tb/p/N82E16820156231
Crucial BX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD, up to 540 MB/s - CT1000BX500SSD1 $84.99

https://www.newegg.com/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-gtx-1660-ventus-xs-6g-oc/p/N82E16814137495
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 DirectX 12 GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $229.99

Total: $915.92

* optional cpu and imo would do just fine for that game.

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 65W BX8070110400F Desktop Processor $163.00

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/ <--- review of that new I5 posted just above.
And those are reasonable prices. AMD side is a bit messed up, if you are not willing to wait for stock and or for prices to drop, this is a good option.
 
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