Budget 90k+ Planning to buy end of the month. Any advice around these parts is appreciated.

rebos

Recruit
Hi All,
Just need some tips.
I am planning to build a PC by the end of the month. Building a PC after almost 8 years, so starting fresh and replacing everything. Still deciding on whether I should go with Ryzen 7000 or Intel 13 since I'm not sure if buying DDR5 is worth it.
  1. What is your budget?
    • ~1.2L
  2. What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)

    Only carrying over these components from the old setup as the rest I am giving to a family member.
    • Monitor - Samsung LC24FG70FQWXXL 24" 1080p 144hz
    • Mouse, Keyboard, Headphones etc.
  3. Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
    • Monitor - Samsung LC24FG70FQWXXL 24" 1080p 144hz
    • Mouse, Keyboard, Headphones etc.
  4. Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.

    Just mentioning these details here to give you an idea on what sort of hardware range I'm currently looking to pick up. Completely open to any opinions and feedback on this and can change based on that. I would like to keep the same PC with minor upgrades for the next 5-6 years.
    • CPU - Intel 13600k / Ryzen 7600X
    • Motherboard - Depends on DDR4 or DDR5 (not sure what to get, open to suggestions)
    • GPU - RADEON RX 6800 XT / RTX 3070 TI / RX 6700 XT (based on budget left)
    • PSU - Corsair RM850
    • RAM - 32GB (DDR4 or DDR5)
    • CPU Cooler - Deepcool AK620 (Heavily praised and I personally prefer air coolers)
    • Monitor - New 27" 1440p 120hz (around 25k)
    • Cabinet - Any Mid-Tower with good airflow and can last 5-6 years. Non-RGB works too if it's at the cost of better build quality.
  5. Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component
    • Not decided on future upgrades, may do so if upcoming GPUs and CPUs provide a reasonable price to performance bump.
  6. Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
    • Nehru Place, New Delhi
    • Open to online purchases (Except CPU / Mobo and RAM)
  7. Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
    • Yes - GPU
  8. What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
    • Gaming
    • Browsing
    • Code compilation
    • Office work
    • Very light video/photo editing
    • Watching HD movies
  9. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
    • Would prefer to buy from well known brands with good warranty coverage.
  10. If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
    • FPS - CoD, CS:GO
    • Racing - FH4/5, Assetto Corsa
    • Most AAA Open World/ RPG - Starfield (in 2023), Cyberpunk 2077
  11. What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
    1. Gaming - 1440p (Might bump to 4k down the line)
    2. Desktop - 1440p & 1080p (Dual screen setup)
  12. Are you looking to overclock?
    • No (Will undervolt and tweak fan curves though to manage temps)
  13. Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
    • Windows 11 64 bit


      My main concern is mostly DDR4 or DDR5. I am not able to decide if it's worth getting DDR5 now or if DDR4 will be fine for the next 5-6 years.
      Also, is getting Ryzen better, since that will help me upgrade later on if the bump in performance is significant.
      Thank you for your time!
 

kiranmsthampi

Disciple
I would recommend DDR5 since they are much cheaper now... This way you get a ddr5-supported mobo and the upgrade path will be better. So maybe 16GB now and 16GB later?

Also, 4000d airflow for the case will be my choice.
 

Adijazz

Disciple
Get a 5800x3d, 32gigs of RAM and a 6700xt at least plus a b550 and enable SAM in the bios to get extra performance. A case with good airflow and fans and a Gold 850w psu and you're good to go imo.

5800x3d is by far the best option Hardware Unboxed has a recent video on a gaming comparison with the new cpus
 

mehimdumb_7t

Disciple
Hi All,
Just need some tips.
I am planning to build a PC by the end of the month. Building a PC after almost 8 years, so starting fresh and replacing everything. Still deciding on whether I should go with Ryzen 7000 or Intel 13 since I'm not sure if buying DDR5 is worth it.
Getting everything under 1.2L will be hard. Considering everything it will come to around ~1.4-1.5L at minimum with the requirements you've mentioned.
I've created a template of what can be built below. Will wait for others to offer better suggestions if available.

Note that I've taken the AG620 which is the cheaper version of the AK620.

Intel
DDR4 - https://pcpricetracker.in/b/s/6d45cccb-71b1-48f6-b9a4-dcb215388118
DDR5 - https://pcpricetracker.in/b/s/3c80fd6d-dfd0-4b9b-b564-c8a8957cff65

AMD
AM4 - https://pcpricetracker.in/b/s/dade0304-06cb-4139-8b59-37d9a7b151fd

I suggest not going for AM5/Zen 4 until CES to see what else AMD brings to the table.
 
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Dauggie

Disciple
i just noticed you said you are open to second hand GPU then your answer is quite simple, go with ddr5 build. your budget is sufficient. you can pick up 3070/6700xt below 30k which is sufficient for any 1440p gaming for next 3 years or until the current gen of console gaming ends.
 

kiranmsthampi

Disciple
Changing my recommendation of the case.
Lian li lancool 216 just launched (will be available in India from Nov 25). Don't think there's any other case around this price with such features.
 
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