Question What gpu should i use to stay under 1000 to 1500$ max and maybe scrape the price down over all

Apr 17, 2021
So the components are:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory

Storage: Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
I need a gpu for gaming and streaming.
I'd like to play games like Valorant, GTA 5 and 6 when it comes out , sea of thieves and war zone on preferably medium to good graphics ish oh and please keep the prize around 500 or less i would like the hole desktop to cost around 1000k including power supply, storage and motherboard.Also please tell me if ive over done it with the rest of the pc so i can scrape out the price.
Any suggestions :/
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May 26, 2020
If you game at 1080p low refresh, 1650 super, 1440p/1080p high refresh 1660super, little future proof 2060super.
Processor 3600 or 10600k.
Motherboard your choice always look for the reviews.
Corsair vengeance 3000mhz is enough.
Hardisk, ssd your choice


Build your pc. Everything except for final decision on the psu, as that might change. Take whatever money is left over and go get the baddest, strongest, fastest, biggest, meanest gpu you can justify spending or waiting on.

Your cpu is enough to handle anything, you've no restrictions on gpu size. The only restriction being availability.
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Where will you shop?
Today good graphics cards are all but impossible to buy, let alone at anything like twice MSRP.

I might suggest that you build using a I5-11500 which costs about the same as a 3600.
It has the same 12 threads and a passmark rating of 18203/3229.
3600 rating is 17866/2585.
The second number is the single thread performance which is arguably the more important metric for games.
The 11500 includes good 750 integrated graphics and lets you get started on some games while you shop for a graphics card .

A B560 motherboard will be no more expensive.

pcie 4 ssd devices have impressive sequential performance, but the reality is that you will see very little difference compared to a normal sata ssd.
The difference between a HDD and sata is huge.
By all means buy one, if budget is ample.
But, you would be better off with a normal 2tb samsung 870 EVO.

Love the case.

EVGA PSU quality is variable, depending on the particular model.
Check out psu quality tier lists for better options.
Here is one:

And, your cpu will support a much stronger graphics card.
I would buy 750w, the price difference is usually minimal.
A psu will only use the power demanded of it, regardless of the max capability.