Question New build around a 1080

May 24, 2021
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Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $1000 not counting GPU

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, gaming, gaming, netflix/whatever, and games

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: I'm interested in building brand new.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes,
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: At least a couple of things off Amazon, I have like 300 in gift cards

Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

Parts Preferences: I'm interested in whatever's the best pick. I've done intel/nvidia my last 2 builds but I understand it that AMD is pretty good now.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560x1440

Additional Comments: I play Total War type games pretty frequently

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current build is more than 5 years old, time for something new! I know GPUs are insane right now so I'm willing to get everything else and wait for the GPU or just end up biting the bullet

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.

The easiest method is to paste the label on one line and then paste the link below it.
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Logitech 920-000914 Black 106 Normal Keys Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126043

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Logitech 920-000914 Black 106 Normal Keys Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126043

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The 15 11400F cpu is due to be back in stock en masse including sites such as Amazon and Newegg within the next few weeks. The more expensive i5 11400 has integrated graphics that will allow you to use your computer until you find a gpu within your budget. Check ebay for video cards.

https://www.amazon.com/Phanteks-Mid-Tower-PH-EC400ATG_BK01-Tempered-Controller/dp/B07TYR1P1G/
Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid-tower $69.99

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-120-GP-0650-X1/dp/B0797CDK7J/
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G+, 80 Plus Gold 650W, Modular,10 Year Warranty $89.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS $119.99

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-212S-20PC-R1-Direct-Contact/dp/B07H25DYM3/
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler $39.09

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TRRT16/
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $87.99

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-SN550-1TB-NVMe-Internal/dp/B07YFFX5MD/
Western Digital 1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD $109.99

Total: $517

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1621133-REG/intel_bx8070811400f_core_i5_11400f_2_6_ghz.html
Intel Core i5-11400F $174.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/intel-core-i5-11400-11th-generation-6-core-12-thread-2-6-to-4-4-ghz-lga1200-locked-desktop-processor/6452218.p?s
Intel Core i5-11400 $189.99

https://overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/intel_core_i5_11400f_and_asus_b560_plus_prime_review/1

Alternative SSD (2TB).

PNY CS1030 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $199.99
 
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This board paired with the right cpu cooler will allow you to run that 11400/11400F 24/7 with the power limits turned off in the bios. It's a round a about way of OC those locked Intel cpu's.

ASUS TUF Gaming B560M-PLUS WiFi $149.99


I'll use these two cpu coolers for example.

https://www.amazon.com/Mugen-Rev-CPU-Cooler-Support/dp/B06ZYB8K77/
Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU Air Cooler $49.99

or ...

https://www.amazon.com/Original-Design-Towers-Cooler-SCFM-2000/dp/B07QMK5R45/
Scythe Fuma 2 CPU Air Cooler $59.99


Look for: Core i5 11400F + Opt on the gaming benchmarks in that link down below.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,1.html

 

ocer9999

Honorable
This combo works well, great coming CPU and not a power dog that some intel CPUs are.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: MSI MAG CORE LIQUID 240R 78.73 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B550M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($123.50 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P5 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($144.77 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.49 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1004.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-24 02:19 EDT-0400
 

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