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First New Intel $1,500 Gaming Build Help For Teenage Nephew

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I compiled a pcpartpicker list for my 15 yo nephew's first PC biuld. The maximum budget is $1,500.

The primary use is for FPS shooters.

No peripherals or OS system is needed.

He is pretty much set on an Intel/Nvidia build even though I think he should go AMD route.

He is not going to be overclocking so I do not think he needs an aftermarket CPU cooler.

I also need help in choosing the right video card.

I am open to buying a used CPU and GPU.

Purchases are planned for BF.

I appreciate anybody's input and thanks in advance!

$349.11 Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor
$215.48 MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard
$86.18 G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory
$101.81 Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
N/A EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB SC BLACK GAMING Video Card
$107.73 NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case
$123.90 Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
$199.33 AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor
$1,183.54  Grand Total (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4Z8wgt)

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I don't see anything wrong with the build. Im sure if you look hard enough you'll find better deals on the GPU.

The RTX 2060 isnt a bad choice, but RX 5700 and 5600XT often fall within the same $300 price point. Gives you more options.

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+1 everything looks good with your hardware selection. 

However you could save money on your graphics card, and get much more performance going with an RTX 3060 Ti,.. expected to be released December 2nd.

RTX 3060 Ti performance,..  https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-official-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-performance-leaked

 

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Indeed the RTX 3060 Ti will be the absolute best buy if its under $300 AND the "leaked" benchmarks are correct and comes out sometime this year. That is until AMD puts out a 6600 or something.

As for AMD....well unless you can get your hands on a AMD 5600X, that Intel 10700k will wipe the floor in gaming compared to the last gen Ryzen (3000). It also depends on the game, resolution and graphical settings. Only when you are CPU bound, which is primary only 1920x1080 and below these days, does it have a major impact.

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