Help with my first build!

edited November 2022 in Help Choosing Parts


I am building my computer and I need help!

I am trying to build a good computer to run Unreal Engine 5 fast enough.

My budget is 1500 under.

Any recommendations or feedback will help a lot! Thanks!

CPU: (1) Intel Core i5-13600K Raptor Lake 3.5GHz Fourteen-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included ($299.99 EACH)

Motherboard: (1) MSI B660M MAG Mortar WiFi D5 Intel LGA 1700 microATX Motherboard ($189.99 EACH)

RAM: (1) Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR5-4800 PC5-38400 CL40 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CT2K8G48C40U5 - Black ($84.99 EACH)

Power Supply: (1) Seasonic USA FOCUS GX-750, 750W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-750FX. ($139.99 EACH)

Video Card: (1) EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC Gaming Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card ($383.99 EACH)

M.2 / NVMe SSD: (1) Samsung 980 Pro SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P1T0B) ($119.99 EACH)

Heatsink: (1) Deep Cool AK620 CPU Air Cooler ($59.99 EACH)

Total: $1,278.93


  • Yingdong

    Do you need a case? I would suggest go z690 to unlock overclocking, and stay ddr4 as ddr5 has no significant advantage while you are paying double. Take a look at what I tweaked for your build:

    Major differences would be b560 changing to z690, ddr5 becomes ddr4 while double the capacity, and 750w psu becomes 850w spending extra $20 for some headroom over future upgrades.

    For gpu I don't know where did you find the $384 3060ti xc, but if you do it is surely better to save $185.

    For cooler microcenter has limited selection of coolers while generally being expensive, I would recommend go check out thermalright Peerless Assassin 120, or Frost Spirit 140 as they are much cheaper while generally well built.

  • magarity
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    I would get more than a 750W power supply. Note that it's the only part with a whopping 10 year warranty. This is because a good power supply, and that's a good brand, will last you at least two builds and maybe 3 or 4. With power requirements rising, it may be wiser to get more, like 850 or even 1000. If you get a new graphics card in a couple of years it will almost certainly require more than a 750 and then what do you do with the one you have.

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