Question I7 System Build

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I want to build a new PC.
I want an I7 and a VR compatible GPU. Probably a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI. Must have 2 DHMI ouputs and support HDR.
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I will be using this case Pop Air — Fractal Design (fractal-design.com)
I already have a M.2 SSD and an SATA SSD I will use.
I want 16 GB of RAM
I want a black modular PSU

Can someone help me pick a motherboard, CPU, RAM & PSU & GPU?

Budget: $1,500 or less if possible.
I'd like to get the parts from Amazon, BestBuy and NewEgg if posible.
 

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Will I be able to disable the lighting on the motherboard so it doesn't keep me up at night?
Isn't that GPU more than I need? Anything smaller/cheaper?
 

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Thanks for getting me started. I'm go with your recommendations.
Im getting the following:
CORSAIR RM Series RM750 Fully Modular Ultra-Low Noise ATX Power Supply Black CP-9020234-NA - Best Buy
CORSAIR VENGEANCE PRO 32GB (2PK x 16GB) 3600MHz DDR4 C18 DIMM Desktop Memory with RGB lighting CMW32GX4M2D3600C18 - Best Buy
Amazon.com: GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12G (REV2.0) Graphics Card, 3X WINDFORCE Fans, 12GB 192-bit GDDR6, GV-N3060GAMING OC-12GD REV2.0 Video Card : Electronics
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Amazon.com: GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 3060 Elite 12G (REV2.0) Graphics Card, 3X WINDFORCE Fans, 12GB 192-bit GDDR6, GV-N3060AORUS E-12GD REV2.0 Video Card : Electronics
 
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What is it about an I7 that you think you need?
I7/I3/i5/i9 no longer mean what they used to.
Namely a designation of the number of cores and presence of hyperthreading.
Today, the I designation is more of a performance level.
 
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What is it about an I7 that you think you need?
I7/I3/i5/i9 no longer mean what they used to.
Namely a designation of the number of cores and presence of hyperthreading.
Today, the I designation is more of a performance level.
I currently have and I5-8400 and a GTX 1650. It works ok for the video editing i do. I want something that will encode video faster and will let me run VR smoothly at decent settings.
 
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geofelt

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If you are buying new, look at a current generation processor.
I5-8400 has 6 processing threads and a passmark rating of 9210.
That is when all 6 threads are fully busy.
The single thread rating is 2585. Single thread performance is what gives a pc the feel of quickness.
By comparison, a I3-12100 has 8 threads and a rating of 14540/3550.
It sells for perhaps $135.
I5-12400 has 12 threads and a rating of 19538/3531.
It sells for $200.
On the AMD side, the R5-5600x had 12 threads and a rating of 22156/3382.
It sells for $200, perhaps less now.

Intel and AMD have new processors coming imminently.
But, the prices will start at about $300.
 
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