Need help with picking parts to build a gaming pc

I'm building a gaming pc and my total budget is between 1,000 and 2,000 dollars. I have a friend that's helping me and told me to wait on buying parts until Q4 or next year. I've built a gaming pc before with a water coolant but fried due to not being mateine well enough. this is my second build but I'm having trouble finding the best parts. the games I play are Skyrim, msfs20, warzone and cold war. I have 3 parts that my friend is willing to give me but I'm having trouble finding parts that are compatible with them.
 

AlaskaGuy

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I'm building a gaming pc and my total budget is between 1,000 and 2,000 dollars. I have a friend that's helping me and told me to wait on buying parts until Q4 or next year. I've built a gaming pc before with a water coolant but fried due to not being mateine well enough. this is my second build but I'm having trouble finding the best parts. the games I play are Skyrim, msfs20, warzone and cold war. I have 3 parts that my friend is willing to give me but I'm having trouble finding parts that are compatible with them.
Do you have a monitor and if so what is the resolution or is a monitor to be included in the build? btw what parts does your friend have?
 
A monitor is to be included with the build and the parts my friend has cpu AMD ryzen 5 3600 6 core processor, gpu AMD ryzen RX 6700 XT, VRAM AMD radeon RX 6700 XT, Motherboard Gigabyte B450M, those are the ones that he sent me
 

AlaskaGuy

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@dretheshredder that B450 board and cpu of your friends is well past its prime so I've included a new board + cpu in this build. If you prefer RGB they have plenty of those cases also. btw that psu down below is manufactured for Phanteks by Seasonic.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TYR1P1G
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Mid-Tower Computer Case $99.99

Rear exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-F12-PWM-PST-Technology/dp/B08WH3XV6G/
ARCTIC F12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $9.99

https://www.newegg.com/phanteks-amp-series-ph-p650g-us01-650w/p/N82E16817987009
Phanteks AMP 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $79.99 + $10 off w/ promo code 4THBUA75, limited offer

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144528
MSI MAG B660M BAZOOKA DDR4 $129.99

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-12400F-Desktop-Processor-Cache/dp/B09NPJRDGD
Intel Core i5-12400F $169.95

DeepCool GAMMAXX GTE V2 Black CPU Cooler $29.35

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZPLM1R1
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600MHz 32GB (2x16GB) CL18 $114.99

https://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS2130-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B0869C35V2/
PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $174.99

Microsoft Windows 11 Home - USB - English $139.00

Gigabyte G27F 27" 144Hz 1080P, 1920x1080 IPS, 1ms (MPRT) Response Time, 95% DCI-P3, FreeSync Premium Gaming Monitor $179.99

Total: $1118.23 USD *including promo code

A better look at those components.

https://phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B660M-BAZOOKA-DDR4

https://www.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/2021/11879.shtml

https://www.gigabyte.com/Monitor/G27F#kf

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...2400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

i512400.jpg
 
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AlaskaGuy

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I7 version of that build I posted up above. Just swap out the cpu + cooler with these.

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-12700F-2-1GHz-6xxChipset-BX8071512700F/
Intel Core i7-12700F $312.96

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NZGH4RD
Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B CPU Cooler $65.99

Total: $1297.88 USD

A better look at those components.


https://hardwarecanucks.com/forum/t...-review-the-best-cpu-cooler-got-cooler.84709/

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/u...2700f-processor-25m-cache-up-to-4-90-ghz.html

i7 12700 / 12700F gaming benchmarks.

i712700.jpg
 
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I already have a case which is a
[HEADING=2]Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case[/HEADING]
a cpu cooler
[HEADING=2]CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler[/HEADING]
a power bank as well
[HEADING=2]EVGA SuperNOVA GM 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply[/HEADING]
  • which is all the parts he is selling me








 

AlaskaGuy

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I already have a case which is a
[HEADING=2]Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case[/HEADING]
a cpu cooler
[HEADING=2]CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler[/HEADING]
a power bank as well
[HEADING=2]EVGA SuperNOVA GM 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply[/HEADING]
  • which is all the parts he is selling me
I wouldn't recommend an HTPC case nor that cooler for a gaming build. They're more or less hotboxes.