Question which build is better

logainofhades

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logainofhades

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A bit over budget, but enough to give you some ideas. The RTX 3060, non TI, is coming next month, also, if looking to save some money. I suspect it will be a pretty good card.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($86.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($399.99)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1031.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-26 14:48 EST-0500
 
I just wanted to get a rough idea of what parts I want, I will be running around to lots of stores and checking websites. My budget is around 1000
You could do something like this. Bestbuy sells the NVIDIA FE cards at suggested retail price aka $329 for the RTX 3060 once its released. You want to make sure to register on their site so you can get in line for auto notify for that card.

https://www.newegg.com/black-corsair-carbide-series-175r-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139141
CORSAIR Carbide Series 175R RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case, Black $67.75

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-core-series-core-gm-550-550w/p/N82E16817151243
Seasonic CORE GM-550, 550W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode $79.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157919
ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/2.5G LGA 1200 $155.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-10400f-core-i5-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118132
Intel Core i5-10400F $164.99

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232884
G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Memory Kit Model F4-3200C16D-16GIS $74.99

https://www.newegg.com/crucial-bx500-1tb/p/N82E16820156231
Crucial BX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD, up to 540 MB/s - CT1000BX500SSD1 $83.99

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 $329.00 (RTX 3060 Coming Late February)

Total: $958

That Asrock board has an M.2 KEY E slot for this Intel wi fi 6 + bluetooth kit.

https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z490 Phantom Gaming 42.5G/index.asp

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Wi-Fi-Gig-Desktop-AX200-NGWG-NV/dp/B085M7VPDP
Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) Desktop Kit, AX200, 2230, 2x2 AX+BT, vPro $22.99

Better and quieter cpu cooler vs the stock intel cooler.

https://www.newegg.com/cooler-master-hyper-212-black-edition-rr-212s-20pk-r1/p/N82E16835103278
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler $39.99

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/Carbide-Series-175R-RGB-Tempered-Glass-Mid-Tower-ATX-Gaming-Case-—-Black/p/CC-9011171-WW

 
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A bit over budget, but enough to give you some ideas. The RTX 3060, non TI, is coming next month, also, if looking to save some money. I suspect it will be a pretty good card.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($86.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($399.99)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1031.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-26 14:48 EST-0500
A 600+ watt psu is recommended for the 3060 Ti per Nvidia's site and a 550w psu for the 3060 per Nvidia's site.

 

logainofhades

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What's your take on this board?

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z590 Steel Legend/index.asp

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157975
ASRock Z590 STEEL LEGEND LGA 1200 Intel Z590 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard $194.99
Until we see some reviews, it's hard to say.


A 600+ watt psu is recommended for the 3060 Ti per Nvidia's site and a 550w psu for the 3060 per Nvidia's site.

Those are always inflated, because people tend to use junk PSU's. Going by PCPP's wattage estimate, said system would only be 359w. A quality 550w can handle that system. Nothing wrong with adding a bit of headroom. The 650w is only $10 more.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/B9CD4D/antec-earthwatts-gold-pro-650w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-ea650g-pro
 

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when I choose the mobo and the psu it gives me this alert:

The MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard has an additional 4-pin ATX power connector but the Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply does not. This connector is used to supply additional 12V current to the motherboard. While the system will likely still run without it, higher current demands such as extreme overclocking or large video card current draws may require it.

is it a really big problem or does it not really matter?
 

logainofhades

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If you do not have a GPU to put in it, temporarily, you are going to need to get the non F version. F series lack integrated graphics. 3200 is fast enough for an Intel rig, so you can save a bit there. Made some tweaks, to get a 1tb SSD into the build, with a close price. Games are huge these days.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($165.59 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Blue 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($76.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 665p 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $702.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-27 11:29 EST-0500
 
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