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Replacing old pc from 2010 which basically was an i5 760, 1050ti and a dogs dinner of ram so whatever I get is an upgrade.

New build is essentially a 14600k, a gigabyte 3060, 32gb of ddr5 ram 6000mhz.

Budget for mid range gaming, not strict £1000 but would prefer close to it. Currently what I've picked is £1075ish. Please let me know if some parts are unnecessary or need beefing up.

I have gone for intel as that is what I understand but willing to hear from the other side.

I believe the cooler is fine for the cpu. Hardest thing to pick for me was the GPU so suggestions there are appreciated.

The SSD will just be a system drive for windows, carrying over windows 10 for now. I'm carrying over some older SSDs I keep my games on.

I'm carrying over a carbide 275r case, and 5 or 6 artic f12 case fans (let me know how many I need, don't think it will be that many). PSU was ok but space in the case is a bit tight as it has too many wires so wanted something modular to help tidy it up. I have had heard the suggestion of beefing up the PSU for upgrades later but I think if did up the GPU by the time I did so I'd be fine with swapping PSU also if needed.

The monitor is this one. 1080p max refresh 75hz https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/8de36f2
Will upgrade to 1440p in future but not concerned right now.

Any thoughts also on upgrade paths?

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no, the ram you listed is 6000c38, whereas @mickyflinn listed 6000C30 ram . the 'C30' refers to the timings , the lower the better, and that does have an impact on gaming performance.
 
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Will upgrade to 1440p in future but not concerned right now.
I would definitely go for a build with a 7800 XT or 4070 if you can. The 14600K or 7600 is fine, but a 3060 is getting on and won't much like an upgrade to 1440p, while the 7800 XT will cope fine if you're reasonable with the settings.

Any thoughts also on upgrade paths?
If you buy the 14600K, there's not really anything worth upgrading to.

If you buy the 7600, you can get the 7800X3D, but AMD have said they'll support AM5 through 2025, so hopefully at least 1 or 2 new CPU generations.
 
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