[SOLVED] Mid-Range Gaming PC Build Review

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I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an RTX 3060 TI and intend to build a new PC around this. Budget is $1500 less the $500 for GPU, located in Detroit, USA. How does this look as a 1080p gaming machine? I appreciate any and all advice.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.98 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti LHR 8 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($573.79 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($112.36 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link Archer TX50E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax PCIe x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1423.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-12 19:48 EDT-0400
 

Why_Me

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Intel version of that build.

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $169.94

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

https://www.amazon.com/DEEP-COOL-AK-Sys/dp/B09YPXJK7L
DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler $34.99

https://global.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK400-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/15222.shtml

Here's a few B660 boards with built-in WiFi 6 to have a look at.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144524
MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 $149.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145385
GIGABYTE B660M GAMING X AX DDR4 $149.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-GAMING-X-AX-DDR4-rev-1x#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144522
MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 $159.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145381
GIGABYTE B660 GAMING X AX DDR4 $169.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660-GAMING-X-AX-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145374
GIGABYTE B660M AORUS PRO AX DDR4 $169.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-AORUS-PRO-AX-DDR4-rev-1x#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119540
ASUS TUF GAMING B660M-PLUS WIFI D4 $172.99


https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145373
GIGABYTE B660 AORUS MASTER DDR4 $189.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660-AORUS-MASTER-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144520
MSI MAG B660 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 $189.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660-TOMAHAWK-WIFI-DDR4

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

 
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Why_Me

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Intel version of that build.

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $169.94

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

https://www.amazon.com/DEEP-COOL-AK-Sys/dp/B09YPXJK7L
DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler $34.99

https://global.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK400-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/15222.shtml

Here's a few B660 boards with built-in WiFi 6 to have a look at.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144524
MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 $149.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145385
GIGABYTE B660M GAMING X AX DDR4 $149.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-GAMING-X-AX-DDR4-rev-1x#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144522
MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 $159.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145381
GIGABYTE B660 GAMING X AX DDR4 $169.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660-GAMING-X-AX-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145374
GIGABYTE B660M AORUS PRO AX DDR4 $169.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-AORUS-PRO-AX-DDR4-rev-1x#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119540
ASUS TUF GAMING B660M-PLUS WIFI D4 $172.99


https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145373
GIGABYTE B660 AORUS MASTER DDR4 $189.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660-AORUS-MASTER-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144520
MSI MAG B660 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 $189.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660-TOMAHAWK-WIFI-DDR4

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

 
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Terentius

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Intel version of that build.

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $169.94

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

https://www.amazon.com/DEEP-COOL-AK-Sys/dp/B09YPXJK7L
DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler $34.99

https://global.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK400-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/15222.shtml

Here's a few B660 boards with built-in WiFi 6 to have a look at.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144524
MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 $149.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145385
GIGABYTE B660M GAMING X AX DDR4 $149.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-GAMING-X-AX-DDR4-rev-1x#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144522
MSI MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4 $159.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-MORTAR-WIFI-DDR4

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145381
GIGABYTE B660 GAMING X AX DDR4 $169.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660-GAMING-X-AX-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145374
GIGABYTE B660M AORUS PRO AX DDR4 $169.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-AORUS-PRO-AX-DDR4-rev-1x#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119540
ASUS TUF GAMING B660M-PLUS WIFI D4 $172.99


https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145373
GIGABYTE B660 AORUS MASTER DDR4 $189.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660-AORUS-MASTER-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144520
MSI MAG B660 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 $189.99

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660-TOMAHAWK-WIFI-DDR4

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

I appreciate the Intel variant as well as the mobo alternatives. As you suggest, I'll look into some of those B660s w/ built in radios. I've only ever had one other mobo (sans prebuilts) so some reading in this area will do me good.
 
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