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Question Double-check my $1000 build works!

gamemaster3000

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Should be quick, I had the most trouble choosing the motherboard. Wanted a ~$1000 system with some ability to expand in the future. Should be able to run games at decent settings. I don't care about ray tracing...yet.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $235
https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-5-3600/p/N82E16819113569?Description=amd ryzen 5 3600&cm_re=amd_ryzen 5 3600--19-113-569--Product&quicklink=true

MSI MPG X570 ATX $155

GSKill Ripjaws V Series 2x16 DDR 4 3200 $160
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232091?Item=N82E16820232091
16-18-18-38

Power Supply
Have an old 650W lying around

Graphics Card $330 (which is silly but global shortages FTL)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x 16 ATX Video cards
https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-gv-n105toc-4gd/p/N82E16814125915?Item=9SIARCJE350812&quicklink=true
Ships from China and will be a while

Heat Sink $45
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, SF120R RGB Fan, 4 CD 2.0 Heatpipes, Anodized Gun-Metal Black, Brushed Nickel Fins, RGB Lighting for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
https://www.newegg.com/cooler-master-hyper-212-rgb-black-edition-rr-212s-20pc-r1/p/N82E16835103277?Item=N82E16835103277

Case $100
Phanteks Enthoo Pro series PH-ES614PC_BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case (non-power supply cover)
https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-enthoo-pro-atx-full-tower/p/N82E16811854004?Item=N82E16811854004

Edit: A hard drive would probably help
500 GB SSD 2.5" SATA 3
http s://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-500gb/p/N82E16820250087?quicklink=true

I like huge cases then I don't have to worry about everything fitting.
 
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Nice build. :)

Here's another option if you want to size up on your gpu while staying close to your budget.

https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-Mid-Tower-PH-EC400ATG_BK01-Tempered-Controller/dp/B07TYR1P1G/
Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid-tower $69.99

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-B560-PLUS-Motherboard-DisplayPort-Thunderbolt/dp/B08WRMG17M/
ASUS Prime B560-PLUS $119.99

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-11400F-Desktop-Processor-LGA1200/dp/B08X6SZ184/
Intel Core i5-11400F $174.99

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-212S-20PK-R1-Contact-Silencio/dp/B07H25DYM3/
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler $39.10

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TRRT16/
Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $87.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274764741124
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR6 192-bit Graphics Card $560.00

Total: $1,022

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-1TB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFFX5MD/
Western Digital 1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD $109.99
 
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gamemaster3000

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TY very much. I looked at that motherboard as it has...thunderbolt? which I think is a good thing. But the price amazon is asking is $220, not $120.

I'm just gonna go bare bones on video card until Christmas or ...hopefully the supply shortage ends sooner than later.
 
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What psu is that "old" one? =maker+model+wattage.

A decent system without gpu,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11400F 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME H570-PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($75.65 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: MSI 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $640.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-27 06:30 EDT-0400


could add this for cpu cooler if you really want one,
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TnJtt6/cryorig-m9-plus-484-cfm-cpu-cooler-m9-plus
other option for case if you like RGB,
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZJcRsY/phanteks-eclipse-p360a-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec360atg_dbk
 
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