Question Need advice for new PC build

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My old PC is pretty much shot dead. It was a mediocre PC to begin with and is just pretty past its age now.

The biggest problem I ran into with my old PC is my PC would make a TON of dust over time and if I didn't constantly clean it my room would get stuffy and dusty. I don't know if it's because the fans were not good or what but it was not ideal. Is there anything I can do about this?

How much money (not including monitors, mice, keyboard) would I need to put into a good new PC so that it can run like any game out there on at least medium settings? I don't care for peak performance I just want to be able to run demanding games like Cyberpunk smoothly.
 

Prad_Bitt

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If your definition of "smooth" is 1080p 60fps, then you can spend like $800 and call it a day. But if it's 144fps, then probably close to $1200 if you get the right prices.

The dust issue might be due to the lack of dust filters on older cases, coupled with a negative air pressure setup, which is the worst case scenario for dust buildup
 
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madchemist83

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Maybe get an air purifier, both your new build and your lungs will thank you. As for smooth CP, maybe with recent patches you can get away with $1.5k build. Like @Prad_said it depends on your resolution and what you consider smooth. Some people want that 240 hz baby butt smoothness... but I digress.
 
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A case with dust filters.

https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-carbide-series-175r-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139141
CORSAIR Carbide Series 175R RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case $67.53

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157923
ASRock Z490 Pro4 LGA 1200 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99 Sale Ends in 2 Days (Mon) - Save: $40.00 (24%)

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 $166.00

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164176
Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $74.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-665p-series-1tb/p/N82E16820167469
Intel 665p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D3, QLC Internal SSD $94.99

Total: $533

1080P


https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-core-series-core-gm-650-650w/p/N82E16817151244
Seasonic CORE GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular $89.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-steel-and-black/6439402.p?skuId=6439402
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 $399.99

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https://www.newegg.com/evga-750-gq-210-gq-0750-v1-750w/p/N82E16817438060
EVGA 750 GQ 210-GQ-0750-V1 80+ GOLD 750W Semi Modular PSU $119.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-dark-platinum-and-black/6429442.p?skuId=6429442
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 $499.99

A better look at that case.

https://www.corsair.com/ca/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/Carbide-Series-175R-RGB-Tempered-Glass-Mid-Tower-ATX-Gaming-Case-—-Black/p/CC-9011171-WW

 
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