help me design a pc

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sons gaming laptop has died so hes asking for either a new comp or an xbox x

so looking to give him mine and ill have the new comp

i like the look of the lian li 011 cases
thinking of either a 5600x or a 5700x paired with a 6600xt or possibly a 6700xt
i mostly play mmos eg new world and eso and games like x4 and satisfactory not really into fps play mostly in 1080p
budget is around 1300 for a pc build

yes this is an excuse to the wife to justify a new pc
 
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Your budget is big enough for the above.

1 X AMD Ryzen 7 5700X Eight Core 4.6GHz (Socket AM4) Processor - Retail - £269.99
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X AMD Xbox Game Pass - Ryzen - Equipped for Battle Game Bundle - £0.00
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X MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk (AMD AM4) B550 ATX Motherboard - £114.95
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X Asus RX Radeon 6700 XT Dual OC 12GB GDDR6 PCI-Express Graphics Card - £499.99
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X AMD RAISE THE GAME - RX 6000 Series Gaming Bundle - £0.00
1
X Phanteks AMP 650W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply - £74.99
1
X Team Group Vulcan Z T-Force 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit - Grey - £95.98
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X Lian Li O11D EVO Mid-Tower Case - Black - £149.99
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X WD Black SN850 1TB SSD M.2 2280 NVME PCI-E Gen4 Solid State Drive (WDS100T1X0E) - £124.99
Grand Total: £1,345.58

I think the 5700X has no stock cooler, though.
 
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The above looks fairly decent though I'd perhaps alternatively suggest dialling back on the specs in favour of putting the extra cash towards a decent monitor with higher resolution i.e. 2560x1440p? You'll most likely appreciate the extra resolution versus potential futureproofing.

5700X -> 5600X = Save £70-100 - The extra 2 cores in the 5700x doesn't really give much fps/£ value for gaming currently and by the time it does, we'll be several generations ahead and you could probably pick up a used 5800x/5900x by then for a cheap upgrade.

RAM -> 16GB should be more than enough and can be had for £60 = Save £40

Case -> There's a lot of decent cases around the £75 mark too if you're not completely set on the Lian Li.

SN850 NVMe -> WD Blue (or earlier gen WD Black) = Save £40-60 - Realistically most gamers aren't going to appreciate the difference in any variant of NVMe speeds.
 
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I found New World to be heavily single thread bound on an old AMD 3600. As is tradition with all MMOs. Thinking you might not see much difference in 1% minimums between a 6600xt and 6700xt @1080.

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £1,150.58 (includes delivery: £14.70)​

Edit: The monitor suggestion above is good. Can't imagine playing an mmo @1080 with all the interface requirements these days.​
No idea on the specific quality of this monitor. There are 3 different ones at that price point. The IPS one was put in the basket. I simply wasn't able to make the £1315 (-15 delivery) price point. £15 over. You would sacrifice the case choice specification next or go 16gb memory which is still viable.​
My basket at OcUK:

Total: £1,328.89 (includes delivery: £28.02)​

 
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thanks for all the suggestions im not to fussed about the monitor just yet

at the moment im runnin a 3600 with a 5600xt and 32 gig 3600 ram as long as i can get a decent upgrade ill be happy
 
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thanks for all the suggestions im not to fussed about the monitor just yet

at the moment im runnin a 3600 with a 5600xt and 32 gig 3600 ram as long as i can get a decent upgrade ill be happy

Apart from ray-tracing the 5600 XT performs similarly to the 6600, if you want a decent upgrade I'd be looking higher than the 6600 or 6600/6650 XT. The 6700/6750 XT is a bigger jump, but might be disappointing for £500.
 
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Apart from ray-tracing the 5600 XT performs similarly to the 6600, if you want a decent upgrade I'd be looking higher than the 6600 or 6600/6650 XT. The 6700/6750 XT is a bigger jump, but might be disappointing for £500.
£549 for 3070tiFe still an option, shame the 3070fe now out of stock

S/b doable with a £1300 budget, so £750 left



£50 overbudget and used a 12400 and a b660 mortar, so £348....could get a 5600X/B550 for similar performance

Used white case as above has black case...no tint in glass on white case, black does


My basket at OcUK:

Total: £800.81 (includes delivery: £0.00)​


Black build below with AM4/5600

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £761.89 (includes delivery: £0.00)​

 
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I'm also interested in new comp and am reading replies with great interest but what about cooling ?
no one mentions it , is this taken as using stock cpu cooler etc ?
 

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I found New World to be heavily single thread bound on an old AMD 3600. As is tradition with all MMOs. Thinking you might not see much difference in 1% minimums between a 6600xt and 6700xt @1080.

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £1,150.58 (includes delivery: £14.70)​

Edit: The monitor suggestion above is good. Can't imagine playing an mmo @1080 with all the interface requirements these days.​
No idea on the specific quality of this monitor. There are 3 different ones at that price point. The IPS one was put in the basket. I simply wasn't able to make the £1315 (-15 delivery) price point. £15 over. You would sacrifice the case choice specification next or go 16gb memory which is still viable.​
My basket at OcUK:

Total: £1,328.89 (includes delivery: £28.02)​


BenQ with a remote control. Interesting. I must say though, BenQ monitors are really good. Got my first BenQ Zowie monitor the other day. No DSE, black/grey scale slides look all nice and even to black as well as no glowing corners. Best of all, no RGB, no gaming branding or gaming sci-fi space shapes to the monitor.

I'm also interested in new comp and am reading replies with great interest but what about cooling ?
no one mentions it , is this taken as using stock cpu cooler etc ?
All in One coolers were posted above yours.
 
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