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Input on 1080p gaming

Solace

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Hoping to squeeze all 4.8ghz out of this cpu, it's strictly for gaming and I know I can push the 1070 strix to 100fps in most games. Still stuck on the mobo, I know nothing about intel chipsets. Just over 1000 bux for all this. I considered the Ryzen but there's really no point, imo, with the way lower clock frequencies/budget. Lemmie know what you think.

Fractal Design Meshify C Mini Dark TG Edition mATX Case w/ Tempered Glass Panel, Black
$144.99

Intel Core™ i5-10600K Processor, 4.1GHz w/ 6 Cores / 12 Threads 4.8ghz boosted.
$289.99

Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II Series 120 All-In-One Water CPU Cooler
$119.99

Asus PRIME H470M-PLUS/CSM w/ DDR4-2933, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire
$154.99

Western Digital Blue SN550 M.2 PCI-E NVMe SSD, 1TB
139.99

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Kit (2x8GB), Black
$119.99

Corsair RMx Series RM650x 80+ Gold Fully Modular ATX Power Supply, 650W (not sure it fits in the case yet)
$119.99

Razer Viper Mini Chroma RGB 61 gram Ultralight Gaming Mouse
$54.99

HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ Cherry MX Blue Switches
$70ish
Random comments,
If you are not getting 1st gen hardware 2cnd hand market is generally ideal for every compontent BUT a PSU, SSD/HDD and sometimes motherboards assuming no reciept and recent purchase is involved. I've saved probably 10k across builds just by a quick craiglist search for various parts after I find what I want. That or something better for cheaper than new.

The case is overkill unless you are getting the kid some flashy RGB setup to look cool, there are less models in the 60-100$ range

CPU buy second hand for what it is, you probably can get half off retail around 100-150$ or a better chip for the same cost

Artic cooling has pretty good stuff however its not a necessity, the money saved on just using stock or even a evo212 could be invested into a better cpu which will do more than the oc

Not too knowledgeable on recent intel motherboards. however unless the newer chipsets have some specific perks the kid needs which is unlikely then just aim for the lowest tier chipset that supports your CPU

Ram is fine, check CL for 16gb LPX, guaranteed some are for sale at 80$

MIce/keyboard is pure prefrence

edit: I missed the 1k budget, either way the costs cut can be invested into a better cpu/gpu
 
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clshades

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  • Razer Viper Mini Chroma RGB 61 gram Ultralight Gaming Mouse
    MX00112277 | 811659036452
  • Western Digital Blue SN550 M.2 PCI-E NVMe SSD, 1TB
    MX80115 | 718037868738
  • Fractal Design Meshify C White-TG Mid Tower Case w/ Tempered Glass Window
    MX72380 | 843276100100
  • Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS w/ DDR4, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire
    MX77776 | 192876388457
  • Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II Series 240 All-In-One Water CPU Cooler
    MX79445 | 872767009820
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3600MHz CL16 Dual Channel Kit (2x 8GB), Black
    MX00115683 | 840006637165
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600 Processor, 3.6GHz w/ 35MB Cache
    MX77406 | 730143309936
  • HyperX Alloy Origins Core RGB TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ HyperX Red Switches
    MX79876 | 740617288483
  • Corsair RMx Series RM650x 80+ Gold Fully Modular ATX Power Supply, 650W
    MX70908 | 843591034876

Just followed the recommendations here. Ended up ordering this for my son. Little more than i wanted to spend but there really wasn't any getting around it. 1070 strix and a 144hz monitor already in possession.
 

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