Question Good resources for decent gaming pc build

nsuinteger

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Hello all,
With strategy gaming making a comeback, I thought of building a pc for gaming (last pc I used was in 2009 and I’ve been using bootcamp on my mac for producvity based apps, and had lot of trouble playing games on this installation). As much as I’d love to spend hours, days and weeks doing research on pc parts, the time is sadly not a luxury that I have these days.
So I’m looking into some quick resources to come up with a build and go with it. Can you guys point me in the right direction?

If you want more info to give a spec recommendation perhaps; I’m mostly interested in rts games. The new c&c remake, desperados iii, civ-6, factorio, some games that arent available on consoles and occasional call of duty warfare will be my main target.

Quite keen on on the silverstone ml08 kind of cases and ryzen 3/ gtx 2060 range graphics card.

Thanks.
 

nsuinteger

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What is the ~ budget for the PC? What kind of monitor you're gonna use and is it included in the budget?
I currently have a productivity based dell monitor u2717d. so am planning to use it as is. (it doesnt have the fastest refresh rates, native resolution is 2560x1440, but am good with using 1080p). If I do buy a gaming monitor later on it’ll be 1080p or max 2k.

Budget around AUD 1000-1200 ~ USD 700-800 excluding monitor

Thanks for your reply.
 

Wolfshadw

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Given that budget, I'd probably start with a build like this:
Modify as budget allows.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($111.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($110.00 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($103.00 @ Shopping Express)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($320.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Case: Antec VSK4000E U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1150.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-05 23:32 AEST+1000


-Wolf sends
 

nsuinteger

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Given that budget, I'd probably start with a build like this:
Modify as budget allows.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($111.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($110.00 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($103.00 @ Shopping Express)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($320.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Case: Antec VSK4000E U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1150.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-05 23:32 AEST+1000


-Wolf sends
This is a great starting point for reference, thank you.
 

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