Question Would a RTX 3060 be worth the CPU - GPU bottleneck (new build) ?

Gamefreaknet

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Hi. I have been for a while now considering getting a desktop PC for gaming and have worked for a while now on a mid - higher tier build (below):


Do note I am trying to keep this build as close to £1000 as possible
I know thanks to this link (https://www.gpucheck.com/en-usd/gpu/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3050/intel-core-i3-12100/high) that I'd get around a 5fps - 6fps loss which isn't much however if I were to swap out for a 3060/3060ti it would increase the bottleneck however it would open up the option to get a GPU with more memory (12GB) for just around £100 more. Would this be worth it?
Build Link Here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Gamefreaknet/saved/#view=nRszP6
 
Hi. I have been for a while now considering getting a desktop PC for gaming and have worked for a while now on a mid - higher tier build (below):

Do note I am trying to keep this build as close to £1000 as possible
I know thanks to this link (https://www.gpucheck.com/en-usd/gpu/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3050/intel-core-i3-12100/high) that I'd get around a 5fps - 6fps loss which isn't much however if I were to swap out for a 3060/3060ti it would increase the bottleneck however it would open up the option to get a GPU with more memory (12GB) for just around £100 more. Would this be worth it?
Build Link Here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Gamefreaknet/saved/#view=nRszP6
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geofelt

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Just my opinion:
Stick with the 12400. It is nicely balanced with a 3060 class card.
It also comes with adequate stock cooler.
Overclocking for gaming is not as effective as using the normal turbo mechanism.

On the psu, buy 750w or even 850w to handle a possible future graphics upgrade.
And... buy a psu with at least a 7 to 10 year warranty.

Buy a single quality m.2 pcie ssd to be used for windows and apps. Do not go cheap on this.
Do not chase fast benchmarks. You will never notice.
These guys could not:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA

You can always add more later when/if needed.
A 1tb Samaung 970 evo Plus is $88:
https://www.newegg.com/samsung-970-evo-plus-1tb/p/N82E16820147743?Item=9SIB57TH9Y2775&quicklink=true
Twice that for 2tb.
 

Eximo

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Skip the boot SSD, you can always add storage later.

Not a fan of 27" 1080p monitors. Alright for multimedia and gaming, but pretty poor for general reading/working/browsing. Pixel density is just too low. But that depends a lot on how good your vision is.

And you really should have a higher quality power supply.

I think you will find the RX6700 blows the RTX 3060 out of the water for gaming, and included a 1440p monitor for more future proofness. (Well, maybe not, but the price is right)

Found a full size motherboard for a little less, still has WiFi, and slightly cheaper ram.

Try this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor (£286.17 @ NeoComputers)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX L240 69.34 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£63.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660 GAMING X AX DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (£165.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£93.96 @ NeoComputers)
Storage: Crucial P3 Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive (£76.52 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 6700 10 GB Video Card (£338.41 @ Amazon UK)
Case: MSI MAG VAMPIRIC 100R ATX Mid Tower Case (£51.39 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G6 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£99.95 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit (£120.00 @ Computer Orbit)
Monitor: Dell S2722DGM 27.0" 2560 x 1440 165 Hz Curved Monitor (£199.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1495.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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