Working build for mainly gaming for approx. 1200

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edited December 2022 in Help Choosing Parts

I'm working on getting a build together to buy and build in the next two or three weeks. I know it could use some tweaks, but I tried to research and put together a decent list.

Budget is approximately $1200, but can be a little flexible,. Micro center locations is Minneapolis (St. Louis Park).

Games will be a variety of older and some newer games. Notable ones are Elden Ring, No Mans Sky, Halo and a variety of gamepass games some old and some new. I dont need the highest settings and FPS, but I would mainly like to not worry about being able to play anything with good settings for a couple years.

Monitors and accessories are not needed, though monitor specs are not available as I got them from someone else and will be getting a new one later in 2023. Not really looking for 4K.

For the case I am not set on this one, but I am leaning towards a white case with some RGB.

I have ethernet access, but I also would be interested in getting a wifi/Bluetooth card or motherboard that has it onboard, though that can be a later purchase as it is not vital.

Thanks in advance and I can provide more details or clarifications if needed.

Configure Your PC:

CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Wraith Stealth Cooler Included ($149.99 EACH)

Motherboard: (1) MSI B550 MAG Tomahawk AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($169.99 EACH)

RAM: (1) G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32G - Black ($80.99 EACH)

Case: (1) Lian Li Lancool II MESH Type C RGB Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Snow White ($119.99 EACH)

Power Supply: (1) G.Skill 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($109.99 EACH)

Video Card: (1) PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Fighter Dual-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card ($399.99 EACH)

M.2 / NVMe SSD: (1) Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 2TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V7S2T0B/AM) ($159.99 EACH)

Total: $1,030.94

Generated by Micro Center (12/25/2022 11:24:17 PM)


  • Shoan041
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    This motherboard would be good for you. I has WIFI and Bluetooth built in.

    That case is actually the very case that I recommend for most customers. It's a very good choice. I have 2 of the older versions myself.

    Otherwise, everything else looks very solid. You used a lot of the parts that I recommend for what you're looking to do!

  • magarity
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    You may really heat up that CPU on the included cooler while playing games. I suggest a better cooler would be a good idea, although not required. You could put it off for an upgrade in the summer. Something like the bequiet dark rock 4 would keep it chilly.

    You might check how many fans are included in the case. it might want two or three more. Like the CPU cooler upgrade, this is something that can wait for summer if that is more budget friendly.

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