Question the specs I picked for my pc build are they good?

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Hi, Im a bit new when it comes to building a PC (FOR GAMING) and wanted some advice/opinion/feedback on a potential build that I'm doing right now. games like GTA FIFA, Call of duty, CYBERPUNK etc. (thanks in advance)
(used pc specialist to help pick the parts)

Processor : Intel core I5 10600k 4.1GHZ 12MB cache
MOtherboard : h510m H: MIcro ATX DDR4 USB 3.2 SATA 6GBS
Memory : 16GB PCS PRO DDR4 2666MHZ (2 X 8)
Graphics card: 6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060- HDMI DP
( DO I NEED grahpics card support bracket ?)
1st Storage Drive: 512 GB PCS 2.5 SSD SATA 6GB
DVD/BLU RAY drive (DO I REALLY NEED ONE?) : 24X dual layer DVD WRITER
POWER supplY: CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES CV-550 power supply

comes to £958 which is fine as my budget is £1000. any advice on the core components I picked or better suggestions would be appreciated, THank you
 

kanewolf

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Hi, Im a bit new when it comes to building a PC (FOR GAMING) and wanted some advice/opinion/feedback on a potential build that I'm doing right now. games like GTA FIFA, Call of duty, CYBERPUNK etc. (thanks in advance)
(used pc specialist to help pick the parts)

Processor : Intel core I5 10600k 4.1GHZ 12MB cache
MOtherboard : h510m H: MIcro ATX DDR4 USB 3.2 SATA 6GBS
Memory : 16GB PCS PRO DDR4 2666MHZ (2 X 8)
Graphics card: 6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060- HDMI DP
( DO I NEED grahpics card support bracket ?)
1st Storage Drive: 512 GB PCS 2.5 SSD SATA 6GB
DVD/BLU RAY drive (DO I REALLY NEED ONE?) : 24X dual layer DVD WRITER
POWER supplY: CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES CV-550 power supply

comes to £958 which is fine as my budget is £1000. any advice on the core components I picked or better suggestions would be appreciated, THank you
I would look for a 12th gen CPU even if you have to drop to an i3.
 
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Darkbreeze

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You need to ditch the Corsair CV power supply. Terrible unit.

What resolution is the monitor you are going to be playing on and what kind of settings expectations do you have for this system because Cyberpunk is extremely demanding and that RTX 2060 might well be too weak if you are looking for eye candy with higher FPS.

No, you should not need a graphics card support bracket for that card. Sag will be minimal and within expectations in most cases. If you find you do have some sag and it chaps you, you can always add one later.

SATA storage device for primary drive these days is not very sensible when NVME drives are so much faster, so that loading maps and levels happens almost instantly, but then again for actual gameplay there is little difference between a good SATA SSD and an NVME SSD. If possible though I'd recommend going with an M.2 NVME SSD for the operating system to live on. And preferably, one that is not DRAM-less, but even a DRAM-less model is better than any SATA SSD.

No, you do not "really" need an optical drive unless you know you will be using it to burn discs. Almost everything happens via flash drive these days except burning movies or CDs, or making BD backups of files and such. In fact, most cases these days don't even support them, so if you need one it might need to be an external model and again you can get one later if you know you'll need it.

CPU model and platform are old too. I would look to something newer, even if it means you have to save a little more cash before you can pull the trigger.
 
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This should be newer generation and better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor | £205.83 @ CCL Computers
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | £46.32 @ SmartTeck.co.uk
Motherboard | Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | £131.99 @ AWD-IT
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £95.49 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £64.98 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | Asus GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Phoenix V2 Video Card | £335.99 @ Box Limited
Case | Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case | £59.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply | Corsair TX650M 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £74.99 @ AWD-IT
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1015.58
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-19 20:40 BST+0100 |
 
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Darkbreeze

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Well, not exactly how I'd have done it, but it IS about 200% better than the original option. So yeah, it's very viable. I'd look past the Corsair LPX memory though. I see so many problems with those memory kits on both Intel and AMD platforms that I won't even recommend it anymore. Normal Vengeance memory, or Dominator memory, no such concerns, but the LPX stuff is so damn cheap that even somebody who up until not long ago, who worked for Corsair as a prominent engineer, and frequented this forum quite regularly for a while, agreed that it was super cheap and better avoided.

I mean, it will work, but it's worse than the G.Skill Aegis stuff if we're being honest. Still, I won't say it isn't an option especially if you are on an Intel platform and can't afford to be picky, but G.Skill is usually within a few dollars for their Ripjaws which is generally WAY, WAY higher quality.

This build is pretty good, but if you are interested in a second opinion, including the fact that the Meshify C case isn't going to be coming with enough fans to make it a good solution out of the box, let me know. Hellfire, no offense to you bro. Nothing truly wrong with that build. There are lots of ways to skin a cat when it comes to this stuff and everybody has a different opinion about just about everything.
 
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This build is pretty good, but if you are interested in a second opinion, including the fact that the Meshify C case isn't going to be coming with enough fans to make it a good solution out of the box, let me know. Hellfire, no offense to you bro. Nothing truly wrong with that build. There are lots of ways to skin a cat when it comes to this stuff and everybody has a different opinion about just about everything.
None taken. Of course, there are multiple ways to skin the cat. The build above is just an example of what kind of parts to look out for with that kind of budget. The fine points can be deliberated and improved upon if required,...cheers!
 

Why_Me

Champion
This should be newer generation and better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor | £205.83 @ CCL Computers
CPU Cooler | ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler | £46.32 @ SmartTeck.co.uk
Motherboard | Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | £131.99 @ AWD-IT
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £95.49 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £64.98 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | Asus GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB Phoenix V2 Video Card | £335.99 @ Box Limited
Case | Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case | £59.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply | Corsair TX650M 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £74.99 @ AWD-IT
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1015.58
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-09-19 20:40 BST+0100 |
Change the cpu to a 12400F and the cooler to a DèepCool AK400 you're gold.
 

Why_Me

Champion
Why would they do that? That would be going backwards, as both those parts are worse than what is currently detailed.
Please explain why the OP needs an 12500 at £206 quid for gaming build with a budget of £1,000. I'm looking forward to reading your reply.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/deepcool-ak400-cpu-cooler-1x-120mm-fan-single-tower-4x-direct-touch-copper-heatpipes-intel-amd
DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler £32.99


https://www.awd-it.co.uk/components/processors/intel/socket-1700-alder-lake/intel-core-i5-12400f-six-core-2-50ghz-cpu-alder-lake-processor-lga-1700.html
Intel Core i5-12400F £169.95

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

 
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Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
Please explain to me why ANYBODY needs one? (Or any other model for that matter)

When you're trying to get the most performance for a given price why would you want to downgrade to something with lower performance if you're already within your budget more or less anyhow.

On the other hand, the difference in performance isn't astounding so in that way you a correct that the cost savings might be worth investing elsewhere in the build with only a moderately minimal reduction in CPU performance. I personally would not ever choose an F model CPU if I had anything to say about it, for myself at least, and for what I recommend to others, because to me it is WELL worth the extra 20 bucks or so to get a model with integrated graphics so that if at any point you lose the use of your graphics card temporarily you are not completely without the use of your system AND for troubleshooting purposes. The value of having onboard graphics in these scenarios cannot be overstated. In my opinion. So at the least I'd opt for the 12400 but I would be disinclined to entertain the inclusion of the 12400F unless it was absolutely necessary in order to make the budget.
 

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