[SOLVED] Is it possible to build a good gaming pc under $700 (Thanks to everyone who helped)

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Hi. I'm planning on building a pc capable of gaming and 3d work. My budget is $700. Any advice on what parts to pick?

I'm planning on getting an intel cpu since the affordable ryzen ones are mostly sold out in my country. I was hoping is to get an RX 570 gpu when or if the prices go back to msrp. I was hoping to get a motherboard with onboard wifi and m.2 nvme slot.

I already have monitor, keyboard etc peripherals. Those are out of the equation
 
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This system has 3050 with 8gb of vram, which I very much believe is worth the extra $100 over budget. I also included an extra fan, but you can of course measure temps, and see if more fans, or another config would be beneficial. This system is extremely capable, featuring 3050 graphics, 16gb 3200mts cl16, 512gb of 970 evo pro ssd, 10400 6c-12t, very nice micro-atx case, and a rm550x 2021 from Corsair.

Here is the list:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7LsrDq

Here is the link to a fan:

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-P12-PWM-PST-Connessione/dp/B07GJGF56L/ref=asc_df_B07GJGF56L/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416637665889&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12801135270261254326&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1024527&hvtargid=pla-652089696217&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=97957277750&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416637665889&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12801135270261254326&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1024527&hvtargid=pla-652089696217

Link to benchmark (very close specs to your system):

View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8hvzD-kB_iM
 

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$200 Quadro in there. There are plenty of RX570 8GB selling for under $200 on ebay.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($125.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B560M-A AC Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($114.86 @ Amazon)
Memory: Silicon Power GAMING 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($105.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY Quadro P600 2 GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $715.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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$200 Quadro in there. There are plenty of RX570 8GB selling for under $200 on ebay.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($125.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B560M-A AC Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($114.86 @ Amazon)
Memory: Silicon Power GAMING 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($105.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY Quadro P600 2 GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($48.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $715.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-04-22 11:41 EDT-0400
Thanks for this. I had the similar parts in mind, like the cpu and motherboard. Don't think I can get the 32gb kit since it's unavailable where I live. I was planning on settling for 2x8gb corsair vengeance lpx memory.
 

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Yeah, hard to beat the firesale of the 10th gen chips right now. Not often we have three generations of chips in the market in large quantities.

You could probably squeeze in the 11400F with less memory.
 
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Yeah, hard to beat the firesale of the 10th gen chips right now. Not often we have three generations of chips in the market in large quantities.

You could probably squeeze in the 11400F with less memory.
I might change to 11th gen. Is there any alternatives for a higher base clock? Like the i3 ones have over 3 Ghz but the i5 ones are too expensive for over 3 Ghz
 

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You can safely ignore base clock. Unless the CPU is overheating extremely it will never be at base clock when it is asked to do something.

The solution there is to get an aftermarket CPU cooler and the CPU will stay at boost clocks longer. But in gaming, it is going to be up in the 4Ghz range.
 
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You can safely ignore base clock. Unless the CPU is overheating extremely it will never be at base clock when it is asked to do something.

The solution there is to get an aftermarket CPU cooler and the CPU will stay at boost clocks longer. But in gaming, it is going to be up in the 4Ghz range.
That's good to hear. I am planning on getting a tower cooler. Thanks
 

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This system has 3050 with 8gb of vram, which I very much believe is worth the extra $100 over budget. I also included an extra fan, but you can of course measure temps, and see if more fans, or another config would be beneficial. This system is extremely capable, featuring 3050 graphics, 16gb 3200mts cl16, 512gb of 970 evo pro ssd, 10400 6c-12t, very nice micro-atx case, and a rm550x 2021 from Corsair.

Here is the list:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7LsrDq

Here is the link to a fan:

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-P12-PWM-PST-Connessione/dp/B07GJGF56L/ref=asc_df_B07GJGF56L/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416637665889&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12801135270261254326&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1024527&hvtargid=pla-652089696217&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=97957277750&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416637665889&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12801135270261254326&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1024527&hvtargid=pla-652089696217

Link to benchmark (very close specs to your system):

View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8hvzD-kB_iM
 

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Personally would i go latest platform,

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZe8KW-8Cdk


this is with a high end gpu (RTX 3080), with a gpu you're probably will look for you will see no difference. Personally think the upgrade path there is a better one.

As a base,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-12100F 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $302.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-04-23 13:10 EDT-0400
 

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He might benefit from the 10400, considering he is doing 3d work, which is very cpu centralized, 2cores and 4threads will be more important for his work.
 
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This system has 3050 with 8gb of vram, which I very much believe is worth the extra $100 over budget. I also included an extra fan, but you can of course measure temps, and see if more fans, or another config would be beneficial. This system is extremely capable, featuring 3050 graphics, 16gb 3200mts cl16, 512gb of 970 evo pro ssd, 10400 6c-12t, very nice micro-atx case, and a rm550x 2021 from Corsair.

Here is the list:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7LsrDq

Here is the link to a fan:

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-P12-PWM-PST-Connessione/dp/B07GJGF56L/ref=asc_df_B07GJGF56L/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416637665889&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12801135270261254326&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1024527&hvtargid=pla-652089696217&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=97957277750&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416637665889&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12801135270261254326&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1024527&hvtargid=pla-652089696217

Link to benchmark (very close specs to your system):

View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8hvzD-kB_iM
Seems reasonable. Didn't think I would see a 3050 only above $50 msrp, but only in us. Unfortunately it's mostly out of stock where I'm from and the available ones are over $600. But I'm planning on building it after 2-3 months. I'll check and see if it's in a good price then. All the other ones look pretty good.
 

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Seems reasonable. Didn't think I would see a 3050 only above $50 msrp, but only in us. Unfortunately it's mostly out of stock where I'm from and the available ones are over $600. But I'm planning on building it after 2-3 months. I'll check and see if it's in a good price then. All the other ones look pretty good.
Graphics cards should go down in price pretty soon. I would assume in your country you could get a 3050 for 400-500 in the next 1-3 months. Tell me if you need anymore help.
 
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Graphics cards should go down in price pretty soon. I would assume in your country you could get a 3050 for 400-500 in the next 1-3 months. Tell me if you need anymore help.
I think the prices will go down in our country once they start importing more gpus. Some retailers are scalpers. Hopefully they will hurry to sell the last gen cards to make room for the newer end gpus. Let's see what happens. Thanks for all your help :)
 

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I’m glad you found my assistance meaningful. You can PM if you have any concerns or if you need help. Please tell the forums your location (country) before posting, thus we can see certain deals in your country.
 
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What kind of 3D work? Asked?

And why make a thread something that runs through PM's?
I’m assuming he is using Blender, as it’s very popular creator platform. As you might know, blender benefits greatly by more cores and threads, rendering with anything below 6c is a pain. If he was just gaming, the 12100 would be a better choice but those extra 2c-4t is gonna be extremely beneficial increasing his performance in blender immensely.

I didn’t talk to him in PMs, as I just saw this question hours ago, but I didn’t think asking his 3d program would matter, as no program I can think of wouldn’t benefit more with the extra cores and threads.
 
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I’m assuming he is using Blender, as it’s very popular creator platform. As you might know, blender benefits greatly by more cores and threads, rendering with anything below 6c is a pain. If he was just gaming, the 12100 would be a better choice but those extra 2c-4t is gonna be extremely beneficial increasing his performance in blender immensely.

I didn’t talk to him in PMs, as I just saw this question hours ago, but I didn’t think asking his 3d program would matter, as no program I can think of wouldn’t benefit more with the extra cores and threads.
Correct. I currently have an i5 6400 with 16gb ram which can barely process anything if there's too many objects on screen. I read that blender uses as much CPU and GPU as it can while rendering.
The extra cores will definitely help.
 

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Correct. I currently have an i5 6400 with 16gb ram which can barely process anything if there's too many objects on screen. I read that blender uses as much CPU and GPU as it can while rendering.
The extra cores will definitely help.
For sure, what 16gb kit do you have, is it ddr4? I very much think you should include it in your new build, if it is ddr4. I could help you choose certain parts you’d want to keep, to save money if you’d list them!
 
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For sure, what 16gb kit do you have, is it ddr4? I very much think you should include it in your new build, if it is ddr4. I could help you choose certain parts you’d want to keep, to save money if you’d list them!
Corsair vengeance lpx ddr4. The current system I'm using was a server. When I get a new one it'll go back to being a server. But I could use the current ram sticks for my new build and put a cheap ddr4 ram in the server.
 
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Corsair vengeance lpx ddr4. The current system I'm using was a server. When I get a new one it'll go back to being a server. But I could use the current ram sticks for my new build and put a cheap ddr4 ram in the server.
That’s a good idea! By the way, I wanted to provide you some information regarding your case, basically it’s a micro-atx. It’s noticeable smaller, as youre using a micro-atx motherboard, I figured you’d want a smaller case for your smaller motherboard. If I’m mistaken I can send you a link to a capable mid-tower.
 
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The case options are limited where I live, Bangladesh. The one you sent isn't available in here. I also don't want dvd drive option. But I can get a good case after I have built the main parts.
That’s a good idea! By the way, I wanted to provide you some information regarding your case, basically it’s a micro-atx. It’s noticeable smaller, as youre using a micro-atx motherboard, I figured you’d want a smaller case for your smaller motherboard. If I’m mistaken I can send you a link to a capable mid-tower.
 

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The case options are limited where I live, Bangladesh. The one you sent isn't available in here. I also don't want dvd drive option. But I can get a good case after I have built the main parts.
Not sure if it’s a typo, but I very much recommend buying a case when you buy the parts. I guess you could put the ssd, ram, cpu, and cpu cooler now, but unless you’re getting a case immediately after the assembly, I would t advise doing so.
 

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Graphics cards should go down in price pretty soon. I would assume in your country you could get a 3050 for 400-500 in the next 1-3 months.
The RX6600 is 50+% faster than the RTX3050 for non-RT/DLSS stuff and costs roughly the same price.

Regarding 11th-gen vs 10th-gen, since it looks like all lower-mid-range GPUs will be using truncated x8 PCIe interfaces, it may be advisable to only buy platforms capable of PCIe 4.0 or faster to avoid 3.0x8 becoming a substantial bottleneck, especially if you want the system to have a chance of remaining viable in the upcoming era of DirectStorage games.
 

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