Build Advice Help me build a gaming PC (without PSU) before the holidays

Dec 1, 2021
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Hello,
I'm a hardware noob and know almost nothing about it. I read some things to get myself informed about the basics but the information out there is overwhelmng and I'm not going to lie - I gave up. Asked 2 friends for help and they gave me some advice and pointed me to this forum.
Previous computer wasn't up to date and couldn't run new games and I'm giving it away to a family member for casual use. Now, in this not so great time, I'm in the market for a new gaming PC. I live in Croatia and it's slim pickings here and the prices are way higher than what I see you guys mention. That is why I will probably buy the components online. I saw a stickied post about how to ask for help so I'll try and follow along... If I missed something or overlooked something, I'm sorry - please say what it is and I'll do my best to fix it.

Approximate Purchase Date: i have the money needed and would like to buy it in the next few days, Christmas at the latest (don't mind waiting a few days extra if some part is not in stock or for delivery)
Budget Range: 1800 euro / 2050 dollars After rebates / Before Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 95% Gaming, 4% surfing the internet/watching movies, 1% light Photoshop work
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: https://www.computeruniverse.net/en (a friend from Croatia bought from them, recommends them and they fit some other criteria. They are much cheaper than the local stores and have better selection)
Location: Osijek, Croatia
Parts Preferences: no preference, everything goes
Overclocking: Maybe (still a novice but willing to learn)
SLI or Crossfire: I don't believe it's within my budget but yes if it is
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (plan is to upgrade the monitor from what I currently use, but for the next year this is it)
Additional Comments: I don't want/like flashy lights or "agressive" colors like a disco. I would like the PC to be as quiet as possible. The PC will be used for gaming, especially newer titles. I don't need to buy a monitor. I don't need to buy a PSU. I believe 1TB SSD is enough for start and I can add SATA HDD later.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I couldn't run new games on my current PC, it was slow and a family member could use this one for their basic needs while I upgrade to a new gaming PC.

What follows is a suggestion from a friend who said this is a suggestion only to see what I could get for my budget, that i should ask around and suggested this forum and people here to give their 2 cents... EVERYTHING here is negotiable and nothing but the PSU is set in stone. Long story short, I have a PSU that I must use because I already own it. Everything else ... negotiable.

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900F BOX 2.8GHz, LGA1200 https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90801906 + Arctic Freezer 34 eSports DUO White CPU cooler for AMD and Intel CPUs https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90747470 (438e + 39e)
MBO: MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90826436 (121e)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4 Kit (2x8GB) RAM, DDR4, 3200 MHz (PC4-25600U) DIMM 288 Pin, CL16 https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90621216 (69e)
GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX3060 XC Gaming LHR 12 GB https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90828201 (924e)
CASE: Fractal Design Define R6 black soundproofed https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90717265 (147e)
PSU: Antec : The EAG PRO 750W is the 80 PLUS Gold Semi-Modular PSU https://www.antec.com/product/power/eag-pro750 (already bought and must use it for this build)
SSD: Samsung SSD 980 NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 V-NAND MLC 1TB https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90828322 (116e)
Total Amount: 1854 euros

The total amount is a little over budget because the original case was a "placeholder" and I was suggested this one which was around 80 euros more. Again, every part listed above is replaceable other than the PSU. Please, comment, remove, add, replace pieces and help me build the best possible gaming PC with my budget.
Thank you
 
Nov 19, 2021
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If gaming is your priority, and I’m going to assume 12th Gen Intel parts are not available, i would go AMD and get a 5600X with a B550 motherboard. Should save about 200€. Don’t forget to budget for a cooler, stock AMD cooler is not what i would call quiet.
 
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Here's another option to consider.

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90848813
GIGABYTE Z690 GAMING X DDR4

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90849235
Intel Core i5 12600KF

https://www.computeruniverse.net/en/p/90785407
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z690-GAMING-X-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.techpowerup.com/289205/gigabyte-releases-drm-fix-tool-for-intel-alder-lake-processors-to-dynamically-park-and-unpark-e-cores

Reviews of that cpu including benchmarks.




i5 12600K = best overall cpu & best gaming cpu for 2021

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_ZAdsAUN7s&t=1s
 
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