Question New PC Build for Gaming/Work

Kc11

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Hi,

So I want to make a Gaming/work computer for my kid brother with latest components.

My budget is around $1500 - $1800.

I would appreciate if anyone can suggest with pc partpicker list.

I want to surprise him on his birthday by the end of this month (march 2021) :)


Thanks for any help.
 
Here is just a idea:
Build 1:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.89 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card ($749.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Corsair LL120 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1824.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-08 17:07 EST-0500


^ that is with all the nice Corsair RGB a kid would probably want. (he can sync all the fans and ram rgb together in Corsair's iCue software, so it will look a lot nicer, something like this: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/4000D-Airflow-Tempered-Glass-Mid-Tower-ATX-Case/p/CC-9011200-WW#tab-overview, look at the 3rd picture )
Great 1080p system that will handle any title at high settings at 1080p.

Build 2:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($328.51 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($169.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.89 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($749.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1798.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-08 17:18 EST-0500


^ This is more of a anti-rgb/ professional look.
It has a stronger processor with 2 more cores and 4 more threads, a big air cooler, double the ram capacity, unfortunately the same GPU, a case that already comes with 3 black fans (not rgb though), and the same processor.

Both builds will be more than enough for any game at 1080p, and the main things i would do with both of them is upgrade the GPU down the line to something stronger, ofcourse after that becomes available.
 
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logainofhades

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Agree on good luck getting the GPU. If you are extremely lucky, you can get a 6700xt, when it is released, next week.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($58.80 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($198.45 @ Amazon)
Case: Lian Li LANCOOL 215 ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.57 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.15 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Custom: RX 6700 xt ($479.99)
Total: $1641.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-08 17:32 EST-0500


The 5800x is another option, if you need that many cores/threads, for the work related stuff.
 
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Ryzen with the iGPU are out of stock for a "build your own". Along the same line as mentioned above with discrete. With that said I think your only hope (Obi Wan) is to search for a prebuilt with an acceptable performance level.

Personally, if I were going to build today I would choose a system based around the 10850K. You can build one almost completely aside from the price crunch items, work like a mad dog and some very super casual gaming until you find a card or this craze ends.
 

Zerk2012

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Hi,

So I want to make a Gaming/work computer for my kid brother with latest components.

My budget is around $1500 - $1800.

I would appreciate if anyone can suggest with pc partpicker list.

I want to surprise him on his birthday by the end of this month (march 2021) :)


Thanks for any help.
For the parts used their a lot of different options I would go something like this with 32GB of memory and more storage since you said gaming and work
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $274.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $89.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $179.99 @ Adorama
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $55.49 @ Newegg
Case | Lian Li LANCOOL 215 ATX Mid Tower Case | $92.57 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $129.99 @ Walmart
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $108.78 @ Other World Computing
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1261.67
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-08 17:59 EST-0500 |

Now the really bad news is the chances of you getting a video card better than a way overpriced 1050ti are going to be really bad for the foreseeable future, their no supply and tons of demand.

Best chance is Best Buy or Newegg
Newegg is selling theirs in a lottery style Best Buy usually drops on Tuesdays you will need to be signed in and on their site starting at about 10 central time and stay till about 12:30 do a site search for RTX 3000 video card when that comes up check the box for the 3060ti and 3070, refresh all the time if you see one change from sold out click add to card quick it should change then to waiting.... (if you get to click on one and get the waiting..... DO NOT touch anything till you either get the chance to add to cart or it says sold out) if you can get one they will send you a confirmation Email or text then you can add to cart.
When they start releasing them its a few at a time over a period of time not just all they have at one time.

You can log on to this site it could help.
View: https://www.twitch.tv/falcodrin

^^^^^^^^This link works the box does not.
 

Kc11

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Hm...
Finding a good graphics card for the money is very difficult right now...
What resolution will he be gaming at?
What type of work?
Just casual school work or something more demanding?
So you suggest i should wait a while until a good GPU is availabe? How long do u think than can be ?

Mostly the usual school work but mostly gaming.
 

Kc11

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Here is just a idea:
Build 1:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.89 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card ($749.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Corsair LL120 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1824.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-08 17:07 EST-0500


^ that is with all the nice Corsair RGB a kid would probably want. (he can sync all the fans and ram rgb together in Corsair's iCue software, so it will look a lot nicer, something like this: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/4000D-Airflow-Tempered-Glass-Mid-Tower-ATX-Case/p/CC-9011200-WW#tab-overview, look at the 3rd picture )
Great 1080p system that will handle any title at high settings at 1080p.

Build 2:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($328.51 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($169.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.89 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($749.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1798.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-08 17:18 EST-0500


^ This is more of a anti-rgb/ professional look.
It has a stronger processor with 2 more cores and 4 more threads, a big air cooler, double the ram capacity, unfortunately the same GPU, a case that already comes with 3 black fans (not rgb though), and the same processor.

Both builds will be more than enough for any game at 1080p, and the main things i would do with both of them is upgrade the GPU down the line to something stronger, ofcourse after that becomes available.
Thank you so much. :)
 

Kc11

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Agree on good luck getting the GPU. If you are extremely lucky, you can get a 6700xt, when it is released, next week.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($58.80 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($198.45 @ Amazon)
Case: Lian Li LANCOOL 215 ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.57 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.15 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Custom: RX 6700 xt ($479.99)
Total: $1641.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-08 17:32 EST-0500


The 5800x is another option, if you need that many cores/threads, for the work related stuff.
Thank you so much. :)
 

Kc11

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Ryzen with the iGPU are out of stock for a "build your own". Along the same line as mentioned above with discrete. With that said I think your only hope (Obi Wan) is to search for a prebuilt with an acceptable performance level.

Personally, if I were going to build today I would choose a system based around the 10850K. You can build one almost completely aside from the price crunch items, work like a mad dog and some very super casual gaming until you find a card or this craze ends.
Thank you for the advice. :)
 

Kc11

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For the parts used their a lot of different options I would go something like this with 32GB of memory and more storage since you said gaming and work
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | $274.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $89.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $179.99 @ Adorama
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $55.49 @ Newegg
Case | Lian Li LANCOOL 215 ATX Mid Tower Case | $92.57 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $129.99 @ Walmart
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $108.78 @ Other World Computing
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1261.67
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-08 17:59 EST-0500 |

Now the really bad news is the chances of you getting a video card better than a way overpriced 1050ti are going to be really bad for the foreseeable future, their no supply and tons of demand.

Best chance is Best Buy or Newegg
Newegg is selling theirs in a lottery style Best Buy usually drops on Tuesdays you will need to be signed in and on their site starting at about 10 central time and stay till about 12:30 do a site search for RTX 3000 video card when that comes up check the box for the 3060ti and 3070, refresh all the time if you see one change from sold out click add to card quick it should change then to waiting.... (if you get to click on one and get the waiting..... DO NOT touch anything till you either get the chance to add to cart or it says sold out) if you can get one they will send you a confirmation Email or text then you can add to cart.
When they start releasing them its a few at a time over a period of time not just all they have at one time.

You can log on to this site it could help.
View: https://www.twitch.tv/falcodrin

^^^^^^^^This link works the box does not.
Thank you so much. :)
 

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