[SOLVED] Gaming PC Build

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I am looking to build a new gaming PC as mine is now around 7/8 years old. I have a budget between £1000-1200. Currently have i5 4 series and a 970. Want something future proof. Any suggestions would be great to get me started
 
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This build is meant for gaming at 1080P. Your future upgrade path would be an i7-12700F, another set of that RAM for a total of 32GB and a SATA SSD for more storage.

https://www.currys.co.uk/products/phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-midtower-pc-case-10205481.html
PHANTEKS Eclipse P400A Mid Tower PC Case £64.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/120...50rpm-53cfm-fluid-dynamic-bearing-black-4-pin
Arctic PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan £3.98

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/550...-sli-crossfire-single-rail-458a-140mm-fan-atx
Corsair RM550x, 550W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply £59.99...
This build is meant for gaming at 1080P. Your future upgrade path would be an i7-12700F, another set of that RAM for a total of 32GB and a SATA SSD for more storage.

https://www.currys.co.uk/products/phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-midtower-pc-case-10205481.html
PHANTEKS Eclipse P400A Mid Tower PC Case £64.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/120...50rpm-53cfm-fluid-dynamic-bearing-black-4-pin
Arctic PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan £3.98

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/550...-sli-crossfire-single-rail-458a-140mm-fan-atx
Corsair RM550x, 550W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply £59.99

https://www.box.co.uk/B660M-GAMING-X-DDR4-Gigabyte-B660M-GAMING-X-DDR4-Motherboard_4110683.html
Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 £133.38

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/int...reads-25ghz-44ghz-turbo-18mb-cache-65w-retail
Intel Core i5 12400F £169.98

https://www.technextday.co.uk/produ...socket-120mm-pwm-1650rpm-black-fan-cpu-cooler
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX GTE V2 Black CPU Cooler £27.83

https://global.deepcool.com/1700MountingUpgrades/index_global.aspx
DEEPCOOL LGA-1700 Mounting Kit £0.00

https://www.box.co.uk/Crucial-Ballistix-16GB-(2x-8GB)-3200MHz-_2892161.html
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 £55.99

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 £69.99

https://computerorbit.com/products/12gb-msi-rtx-3060-ventus-2x-oc
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 VENTUS 2X OC 12GB LHR Graphics Card £499.99

Total: £1086 inc VAT

https://www.escapefromtarkov.com/news/id/225

https://dotesports.com/hardware/news/how-to-enable-dlss-in-escape-from-tarkov


Reviews of that cpu w/benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i5-12400-processor-review,1.html

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-12400f/

A better look at those components.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...2400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

https://phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-GAMING-X-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.msi.com/Graphics-Card/GeForce-RTX-3060-VENTUS-2X-12G-OC
 
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Mostly Indie games but playing Tarkov but performance is poor. I have always been intel but not sure how both have progressed.
Well intel is usually better performance depending on which CPU, but I think Ryzen builds tend to be more aesthetic. They are still brilliant processors, they for sure get the job done, but I dont know if Tarkov is more of a GPU demanding game or CPU but if you were to stick with future proof intel I would go for something like an i7 12700k. I'm just 13 and don't really know how all CPUs perform but I think I know that the 12700k will probably be future proof and will do you great for tarkov. As for the GPU I would just try to get a 2080 super or something since you know the 30 series problem.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor (£315.00 @ Currys PC World)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£93.69 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard (£139.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Black SN850 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£124.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 6900 XT 16 GB NITRO+ SE Video Card (£1328.19 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (£72.25 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£124.75 @ NeoComputers)
Total: £2258.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-02-07 12:53 GMT+0000


Initially I missed that you are situated in UK. Prices there for GPUs are better. Unless Ray-tracing is important for you RX6900XT will be the best performer of the current gen.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£229.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING II ATX AM4 Motherboard (£99.99 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£45.48 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB MECH 2X Video Card (£699.00 @ Computer Orbit)
Case: Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £1279.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-02-07 13:29 GMT+0000


6700XT is decent for its price. And in pairing with Ryzen 5600X which is on par with Intel i5-12600 is a crazy deal.
All components are of high quality and with minimal to no compromise build.
Did drop the SSD to just 500GB capacity and PCIe Gen 3 NVMe drive. But still it is very fast and importantly reliable.
 
The only way (I see) to get a descent GPU now (without paying high) is buy it with a pre-built.
I have got two of them now, updating my home hardware… Acer Orion 3000 (10700, 3070) and Dell Alienware Aurora (5800, 3090). So far it is the biggest bang for the buck I could find on the market. There are zillion of negative opinions on buying a prebuilt, but they all hit todays’ gpu market prices wall and crash.
 

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A lower priced option with a 1TB SSD and 32GB of memory, not sure how long 16GB will be enough some of the newer games are close to 16 already if you have discord and a few monitoring programs open.

LGA 1700 mounting kit for the cooler.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ARCTIC-Int...7f4d3&pd_rd_wg=6O9D7&pd_rd_i=B09K43NXYY&psc=1

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor | £168.27 @ Technextday
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | £37.27 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard | MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | £129.80 @ Technextday
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £109.99 @ Currys PC World Business
Storage | Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £76.93 @ CCL Computers
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB VENTUS 2X Video Card | £499.00 @ Computer Orbit
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L ARGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case | £52.13 @ Clove Technology
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £69.75 @ Infinite Computing
Case Fan | Cooler Master SickleFlow 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | £16.49 @ AWD-IT
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1159.63
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-02-07 14:58 GMT+0000 |
 
A lower priced option with a 1TB SSD and 32GB of memory, not sure how long 16GB will be enough some of the newer games are close to 16 already if you have discord and a few monitoring programs open.

LGA 1700 mounting kit for the cooler.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ARCTIC-Int...7f4d3&pd_rd_wg=6O9D7&pd_rd_i=B09K43NXYY&psc=1

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor | £168.27 @ Technextday
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | £37.27 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard | MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | £129.80 @ Technextday
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £109.99 @ Currys PC World Business
Storage | Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £76.93 @ CCL Computers
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB VENTUS 2X Video Card | £499.00 @ Computer Orbit
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L ARGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case | £52.13 @ Clove Technology
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £69.75 @ Infinite Computing
Case Fan | Cooler Master SickleFlow 62 CFM 120 mm Fan | £16.49 @ AWD-IT
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1159.63
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-02-07 14:58 GMT+0000 |
Wouldn't he be loosing 35-40% raw performance going for RTX3060 over RX6700XT. That is huge loss. My point is that over time he can simply throw in second kit of 2 x 16GB DDR4 RAM and get that 32GB. For now for almost all the games 16GB gonna be enough.
 
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Wouldn't he be loosing 35-40% raw performance going for RTX3060 over RX6700XT. That is huge loss. My point is that over time he can simply throw in second kit of 2 x 16GB DDR4 RAM and get that 32GB. For now for almost all the games 16GB gonna be enough.
From the benchmarks from 15 to 30% depending on the game but @ 1080p not that big of a deal. No you don't get the same performance going from a 700 card to a 500.

Still good FPS.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERuJ4l3HmC0
 
Intel with AMD graphics card is best FPS. Intel with Nvidia for the most features. This is best of the ones above imo.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor (£168.27 @ Technextday)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler (£43.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£129.80 @ Technextday)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£53.90 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£69.34 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti LHR 8 GB DUAL MINI OC V2 Video Card (£643.98 @ Aria PC)
Case: Silverstone FARA H1M MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£45.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: EVGA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£59.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £1214.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-02-07 17:41 GMT+0000
 
From the benchmarks from 15 to 30% depending on the game but @ 1080p not that big of a deal. No you don't get the same performance going from a 700 card to a 500.

Still good FPS.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERuJ4l3HmC0
30% is huge improvement. With newer driver updates the performance on RX6700XT improved now the difference is greater than 30% more close to 40%. Over time that extra performance will be worth a lot. That will get him past 60fps even in most demanding games where RTX3060 would only get him 45fps.
 
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£229.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING II ATX AM4 Motherboard (£99.99 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£45.48 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB MECH 2X Video Card (£699.00 @ Computer Orbit)
Case: Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £1279.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-02-07 13:29 GMT+0000


6700XT is decent for its price. And in pairing with Ryzen 5600X which is on par with Intel i5-12600 is a crazy deal.
All components are of high quality and with minimal to no compromise build.
Did drop the SSD to just 500GB capacity and PCIe Gen 3 NVMe drive. But still it is very fast and importantly reliable.
OP's budget is £1000 - £1200.