[SOLVED] New PC for 1500

Verem

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Hello,
just want a new pc for some mid-range gaming, music and watching some movies. Games I mostly do play are Warhammer 2 (and 3 when it comes out) and RPGs (BG3/Pathfinder). I already made two lists. I just wanted to know if these work together and what should be changed?

Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range:1400-1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming/movies
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Overclocking: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Spec 1
Case: Fractal Meshify C..
CPU: INTEL I5-10400F
CPU COOLING: BE QUIET! Pure Rock 2 Silver
GPU: Nvidia 12 GB RTX 3060
MB: MSI B560 Torpedo
SSD: 500 GB Kingston PCIE 3.0 M2
HDD: 1TB HDD WD BLUE 6GB
RAM: 16 GB GSKILL DDR4 3200 Aegis
Power: 600 W! BEQUIET Pure Power 11
Windows 10 Home


Price: 1493

Spec 2
Case: Phanteks Eclispe 360
CPU: AMD RYZEN 5 5600x
CPU COOLING: AMD COOLER
GPU: AMD RX 6600XT
MB: MSI B550 Tomahawk
SSD: 1TB SAMSUNG 970 Evo
RAM: 16 GB GSKILL DDR4 3200 Ripjaw
Power: 600 W! BEQUIET Pure Power 11
Windows 10 Home

Price: 1488

What would you pick? Do these work together? I am bit unsure about the case (a lot of differing opinions) and the power supply (enough)?
 
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logainofhades

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I would pick build 2, personally . Samsung 970 evo is a nice drive, but a bit overpriced. Ryzen works better with faster ram. I would choose 3600 cl16 ram. That PSU should be ok. The 6600xt is about as fast as a 5700xt/2070s, while the 3060 is more like a RX 5700/2060s. Not sure where you are shopping from, to get those prices, but this is fairly close.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($74.40 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD_BLACK SN750 SE 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.05 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB Challenger D OC Video Card ($744.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: be quiet! Pure Power 11 CM 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $1515.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-30 14:23 EST-0500
 
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punkncat

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I personally feel the main components of the Spec 2 are stronger. The 5600X is certainly faster than the 10400, and IMO the Tomahawk motherboard is a good choice. Reviews seem to tend towards the 6600XT being marginally faster as well.
 

Verem

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I personally feel the main components of the Spec 2 are stronger. The 5600X is certainly faster than the 10400, and IMO the Tomahawk motherboard is a good choice. Reviews seem to tend towards the 6600XT being marginally faster as well.
Thanks, for the help. What do you think about the case and the power? Would your recommend something else? More Power?
 
550w is what's recommended for the RTX 3060.
Yea any single 8 pin connector card should be fine with that 600w unit.
Yes any decent 600 watts PSU from tier A or B should be enough for that setup. Thats why I wrote, as my personal point of view:

"I do feel 600watts is right on the edge of what I would get for PSU power. I would aim for at least 650 watts, if its available."

If OP have the luck to upgrade in 2023 (been very optimistic) to a higher end GPU, he will most likely have to get a new PSU too.

But hey, OP can buy whatever he wants.
 
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