Question New Gaming Build, $1300-$1500 budget

taliesyn

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Hi – My 15 yr old son wants to build a gaming computer. I have a little experience building a computer, as I built one several years ago. I started looking at the build he has and would appreciate any feedback or suggestions you may have. He will use keyboard, mouse and monitor that he currently has for now but we will upgrade those devices within a few months.

Thank you so much for your help.

Here is the link to the build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GgwxQ6

And below, I have completed the Ask the Community template:

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g. this week, next week))

Budget Range: (e.g.: 1300-1500) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, livestreaming)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitors (will add separately)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: amazon, newegg.com, but very flexible)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : Intel 7 chip with options on mobo, full tower case (for ease of build), liquid cooling, nice graphics card (pretty flexible on all parts – but I like Asus, Gigabyte, Corsair, samsung)

Overclocking: Rather not, at least for now

SLI or Crossfire: No, probably not

Monitor Resolution: will be purchased separately,

Additional Comments: Solid gaming computer for my son, capable of good graphics, framerate and online playing.
 

NightHawkRMX

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Nothing wrong with your build but I have made adjustments for better price to performance.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor | $319.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 A-RGB 68.9 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $124.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI PRO Z690-P DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | $149.99 @ Newegg
Memory | TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory | $88.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive | $97.08 @ Amazon
Video Card | ASRock Radeon RX6700XT CLD 12G Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card | $359.99 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Super Flower Leadex III Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $94.99 @ Newegg Sellers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1326.01
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-28 13:01 EST-0500 |

rationale:
The 13600k is significantly faster than an 11700k as well as more modern.

Downsized the aio to 280mm version since it was considerably less money, however the 360 would still be fine.

Picked a decent compatible board for the 13600k. A Z690 you buy new should come with the BIOS update for 13th gen, however you could consult the retailer if you aren't sure, otherwise spend $50 more for a Z790.

Changed the ram to a similar spec RGB kit that is $40 less and still from a reputable brand.

I changed the GPU to an Radeon RX 6700xt. It is considerably faster overall than the 3060 for the same price, however it does not do as well in ray tracing if that is important to your son.

Changed the PSU to a much cheaper but still very good model.
 
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logainofhades

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I would not go with an 11th gen chip. 13th gen is far better. A 6700xt is quite a bit faster, than that 3060, and the same price. I went DDR5 for better future support.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor ($309.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: EK AIO 360 D-RGB 66.04 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($130.38 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB Valkyrie Edition 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5600 CL40 Memory ($153.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: PowerColor Fighter Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $1439.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-28 13:10 EST-0500



If you happen to live near a microcenter, you could do an AM5 build, and have more future upgrade options.
 

Why_Me

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https://www.newegg.com/p/2AM-000Z-000A7
LIAN LI LANCOOL 216 X Mid Tower Computer Case $99.90 Release Date: 12/5/2022

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-sf-850f14hg-850w/p/1HU-024C-00005
Super Flower Leadex III 850W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $104.99 $10 promotional gift card w/ purchase, limited offer By Super Flower

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145420
GIGABYTE Z790 UD AC $199.99 ETA: 12/8/2022

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-13600kf-core-i5-13th-gen/p/N82E16819118417
Intel Core i5-13600KF $309.79

https://www.amazon.com/DeepCool-AK620-High-Performance-Dual-Tower-Dissipation/dp/B09CSXS3X4
DeepCool AK620 CPU Cooler $64.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-32gb/p/N82E16820331839
Team T-Force Vulcan DDR5 5600 32GB (2x16GB) CL36 $129.99 ETA Date: 12/2/2022

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1614794-REG/pny_technologies_m280cs2130_2tb_rb_2tb_cs2130_nvme_m_2.html
PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD $124.99

MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC 8GB Graphics Card $436.00

Total: $1460.64

https://www.amazon.com/LG-27GL650F-B-Ultragear-Compatible-Monitor/dp/B07R7636MH
LG 27GL650F-B 27" Full HD Ultragear 144Hz IPS G-Sync Compatible Gaming Monitor $179.99

https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-27gl650f-b-gaming-monitor

A better look at those components.

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z790-UD-AC-rev-10#kf

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/deepcool-ak620-review

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/230494/intel-core-i513600kf-processor-24m-cache-up-to-5-10-ghz/specifications.html


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Why_Me

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Thank you for the suggestions. I will look over them with my son. ! Much appreciated!
You can save a bit of money if you wait until January 3rd when Intel releases the i5 13400 / 13400F and the i7 13700 / 13700F. The new B760 boards will also be released then and you can expect a decent one to go for less than $200.

https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-to-launch-13th-gen-core-non-k-cpus-and-b760-motherboards-on-january-3rd-2023

 
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taliesyn

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You can save a bit of money if you wait until January 3rd when Intel releases the i5 13400 / 13400F and the i7 13700 / 13700F. The new B760 boards will also be released then and you can expect a decent one to go for less than $200.

https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-to-launch-13th-gen-core-non-k-cpus-and-b760-motherboards-on-january-3rd-2023

Great, thank you!
 
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