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    Thinking about building a new PC sometime this year. This is 10th Gen Build Z490
    About A$1300 without graphics card
    Should I stick with something like this or go to a 11th Gen build Z590 ( adds about A$200 to the current price )
    The rest I have 1200w PSU - HDD's etc


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    CPU Core i9 10900F ( don't need onboard graphics )

    RAM G.Skill Trident Z Neo RGB F4-3600C16D-32GTZNC DDR4-3600 2x16GB

    Cooling Deepcool GamerStorm Castle 360 RGB V2 CPU Liquid Cooler

    Graphics Card RTX 3080 ( when ever they show up ) ( A$1600 and up )

    Win 10 Home - Pro ( $170 - $220 )
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    Liquid coolers if they leak can be more trouble than they're worth.

    Intel CPUs are built on 14 nm AMD on 7 nm so the AMD CPUs run a lot cooler to start. I think at the moment Intel is in trouble on the CPU front, the Ryzen 5000 series is probably where you should be today.

    I assume you mean an RTX 3060 card?

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    I've been researching to order a new machine and from what I've seen there are some good deals on 10th gen i9's. (Stay away from the 11th Gen i9's btw, they are getting savaged ). One thing to consider is the NEXT 11th gen cpu's , Alder Lake are due later in the year, so that might drop 10th gen's even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwhelan View Post
    Liquid coolers if they leak can be more trouble than they're worth.

    Intel CPUs are built on 14 nm AMD on 7 nm so the AMD CPUs run a lot cooler to start. I think at the moment Intel is in trouble on the CPU front, the Ryzen 5000 series is probably where you should be today.

    I assume you mean an RTX 3060 card?

    Cheerio John
    Been looking at that - never had an AMD build --A couple of packages I was looking at. At least the AMD stuff is in stock

    A$1299 ---- US$ 990

    The ASUS ROG Strix I 5800X Starter Pack combines some of the most popular hardware that will look as amazing as it will perform! The AMD 5800X provides excellent performance with 8 cores / 16 Thread and up to 4.7GHz boost. The ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming Motherboard matched with some Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3600Mhz memory gives you the stable platform you need to kickstart your new gaming PC with amazing looks to match.

    A$2999 --- US$ 2286

    Package Includes:

    • 1x AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core/16 Threads 3.8/4.7GHz CPU OEM $699
    • 1x MSI X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $349
    • 1x Team T-Force Delta RGB 3600MHz 32GB (2x16) Memory $279
    • 1x ASRock RX 6800XT Phantom Gaming D 16G OC $1799





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    For CPU, try i5 11600KF, should be very good, and low price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdkoester View Post
    For CPU, try i5 11600KF, should be very good, and low price.
    https://nanoreview.net/en/cpu-compar...-ryzen-5-5600x

    It depends on the price but that extra heat output would be a concern. Remember Trainz runs on more than one core so the Ryzen does multi core a little better.

    Cheerio John

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    The new i5's are getting good reviews but yes, they are a bit power hungry and run hotter, so a good cooling setup and power supply are a good idea. The 5600x is definitely worth looking at.
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