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    Posted: 01 Dec 2020 at 11:33am
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2000-2200

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I want to play games such as Fortnite, Valorant, and Fall guys + among us

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I also want to not only play games but do school work

Configuration: the model config is 3601962
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 4:19am
Nope. A gamer needs to build around his GPU, and the 1650 is the weakest here.

In addition, right now, Intel is still stuck on PCIe Generation 3 parts. When you step up to AMD, it's all PCIe Gen 4 from now on, and every part performs better.

So here's a suggested build:

      3606147       There is a $200 discount when you hit $2000, so this build comes in at $2142.

I used the Lynx chassis because it's lower cost allows better parts elsewhere, and it comes stock with RGB fans for good looks.

I used the Ryzen 5 5600X because IMO you definitely want the power and advantages Ryzen 5000 series brings to the table. This chip, while six cores may surprise, is a highly capable performer. Here's what PC Gamer Mag had to say:

"It's the gaming performance where AMD [Ryzen 5 5600X] really impresses, producing figures that take on the top of Intel's processor stack, the 10900K. Yes a chip that costs double what AMD is asking for this. Not in every game to be fair, but overall there's nothing between this $299 CPU and Intel's $599 10-core, 20-thread monster that draws significantly more power..."

It's better for gaming than any 3000 series Ryzen, and they just told you how it compares with Intel. Other reviews are similar.

The Seagate Firecuda for primary drive is a no-brainer, In a PCIe Gen 4 system it is well over 5 times faster than the SATA M.2 you picked. Instant everything.

Then we have the RTX 3070. This card is as fast and better than the former champ, the RTX 2080 Ti. It is overpowered for 1080p, but it will do great at 1440p. If you have no plans to go beyond 1080p, your card is the RTX 2060 which will save you a whopping $302.

If you decide on the RTX 2060, you should get a Samsung 1TB 860 EVO for your second drive, and you could consider the Lumos.

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  Quote Pierc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 7:46am
Thank you this helped a lot
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 3:56pm
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2021 at 3:46am
Originally posted by RobertLMartinez

Thanks for the information :)


Some of this info is out of date. For example, Intel rigs available here now include PCIe Gen 4 CPUs and motherboards. (The ones with 11s in the front of their name.)

The RTX 2060 isn't available anymore; the 3060 is a better card, but pricier.

No more discount, I'm sorry to say.

Everything else is still accurate. The 5600X remains a very good gaming selection. The Intel i5 10400F is still PCIe Gen 3. (Note the 10 in the name.)

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  Quote Crossrange Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Jun 2021 at 2:04am
Originally posted by Cretae

Originally posted by RobertLMartinez

Thanks for the information :)


Some of this info is out of date. For example, Intel rigs available here now include PCIe Gen 4 CPUs and motherboards. (The ones with 11s in the front of their name.)

The RTX 2060 isn't available anymore; the 3060 is a better card, but pricier.

No more discount, I'm sorry to say.

Everything else is still accurate. The 5600X remains a very good gaming selection. The Intel i5 10400F is still PCIe Gen 3. (Note the 10 in the name.)



I'm just happy they added the 3600mhz ram now! :)
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