Question Noob Building PC, Need Suggestions For Parts

Oct 12, 2021
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Approximate Purchase Date: November-December

Budget Range: 600-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing Web, Movies, Schoolwork

Parts Not Required: Starting From Scratch, I literally have nothing.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com / open to any site.

Country: Preferably United States

Parts Preferences: No preferences, just want the best for what I’m paying for. Cheaper while still solid is preferred for each individual part.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Do not have a monitor as of now.

Additional Comments: Preferably quiet, specific games I’d like to run at high settings with ease would be like League of Legends, Warzone, etc. Would also like this unit to last me for a while.
 
With current GPU market, there is not a lot to choose from. Something like this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | $186.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Blue 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler | $24.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound | Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 1 g Thermal Paste | $8.50 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte B560M AORUS PRO Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $139.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $52.97 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial P5 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 G6 4 GB D6 OC Rev 2.0 Video Card | $349.99 @ Newegg
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case | $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $44.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Asus VA24EHE 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor | $156.11 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Corsair K55 + HARPOON RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse | $59.96 @ Amazon
Headphones | Turtle Beach EAR FORCE Recon 50X Headset | $28.98 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1233.45
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $1203.45
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-12 13:31 EDT-0400 |

Windows is free for students...
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

There is also AMD iGPU options which are good but not good enough for a gaming first machine. The card is available at the time of posting.
 
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helper800

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1200 is a tough ask with a GPU. The best I could do with a GPU is this for AMD;

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($239.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 GAMING X V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB Challenger D OC Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.64 @ Amazon)
Total: $1328.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-12 12:26 EDT-0400


The best I could do with intel and a GPU is this;

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($177.97 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B560 TORPEDO ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Adorama)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($58.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB Challenger D OC Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.64 @ Amazon)
Total: $1294.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-12 12:29 EDT-0400


The best I could do with an APU is this;

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($319.00 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 72.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 GAMING X V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.64 @ Amazon)
Total: $887.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-12 12:34 EDT-0400
 
Fractal Design Focus G Black ATX Mid Tower $58.84

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-ACFAN00119A-P12-Black-Pressure-Optimized/dp/B07GB5JRTZ/
ARCTIC P12 PWM 120mm Case Fan $7.99

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-bronze-sf-550r14he-550w/p/1HU-024C-00016
Super Flower Leadex III Bronze PRO 550W 80+ Bronze Modular PSU $59.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119385
ASUS PRIME B560M-A $109.99

https://www.consutronix.com/7MM821.html
Intel Core i5-10400F $144.35

https://www.amazon.com/DEEP-COOL-GAMMAXX400V2-GAMMAXX-400/dp/B085G8WJCC/
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 V2 CPU Air Cooler $24.99

https://www.amazon.com/TEAMGROUP-T-Force-Vulcan-3200MHz-Desktop/dp/B07T637L7T/
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 3200MHz 16GB Kit (2x8GB) CL16 $63.97

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-1tb-t-force-vulcan-g/p/N82E16820331555
Team Group T-FORCE VULCAN G 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal SSD $81.99

ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $449.99

Total: $1002


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ2nicuO92E
 
Approximate Purchase Date: November-December

Budget Range: 600-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing Web, Movies, Schoolwork

Parts Not Required: Starting From Scratch, I literally have nothing.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com / open to any site.

Country: Preferably United States

Parts Preferences: No preferences, just want the best for what I’m paying for. Cheaper while still solid is preferred for each individual part.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Do not have a monitor as of now.

Additional Comments: Preferably quiet, specific games I’d like to run at high settings with ease would be like League of Legends, Warzone, etc. Would also like this unit to last me for a while.
High settings for Warzone is going to require an RTX 3060 and seeing how the gpu prices are insane atm due to the chip shortage you're looking at $750+ for one of those cards.
 

helper800

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Mind as well spend the extra 15 dollars to get a 650w fully modular gold G3 from EVGA, right? Also The avaliability for the CPU on that site is "Dropship / Preorder" and I am not sure what dropship is but preorder means its out of stock. It also hurts to spend 400 dollars on a 200 dollar GPU from 2.5 years ago. The 6600 xt is 100% faster and comes with modern I/O for 600.
 

Zerk2012

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Approximate Purchase Date: November-December

Budget Range: 600-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing Web, Movies, Schoolwork

Parts Not Required: Starting From Scratch, I literally have nothing.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com / open to any site.

Country: Preferably United States

Parts Preferences: No preferences, just want the best for what I’m paying for. Cheaper while still solid is preferred for each individual part.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Do not have a monitor as of now.

Additional Comments: Preferably quiet, specific games I’d like to run at high settings with ease would be like League of Legends, Warzone, etc. Would also like this unit to last me for a while.
Join the Newegg shuffle until you get a RTX 3060 video card.
Today they had the card and a decent power supply for 470 bucks.

https://www.newegg.com/product-shuffle
 

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