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Is this PC build good for current/near future gaming?

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Is this PC build good for current/near future gaming?

Just wondering if this build will be good enough for upcoming games like battlefield and near future games. I’ll be pairing them with a gtx 960 as I’m looking for a 1080 in the near future.
Just to get me by for the next little bit what do you think of this build. Is it quality higher end parts or am I just wasting my money. My current pc is garbage
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What are you using at the moment for comparison sake? The 960 is borderline capable gaming at 1080p resolution when paired with a quad core cpu.
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Why the SATA drive? If your motherboard supports m.2 nvme get a WD black SN 750.

Honestly wouldn't bother building a new rig and putting that old card in there. Hate to say it but prebuilt is the only way to get a GPU at a semi reasonable price right now, components will be a crapshoot and brace for proprietary shenanigans with power supplies, cases, and mother boards.
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Yes get M.2. Not sure spending $1K and pairing it with a GTX 960 makes sense. Just wait until next year or like others said get a pre-built.
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Ended up getting this and putting it all into a Phanteks Eclipse P300A
Current price 1020 after tax. Waiting to get a 3060 for around 550-600ish to add in. Will bring me to around 1600 I think that beats a pre build
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louis77 wrote: Ended up getting this and putting it all into a Phanteks Eclipse P300A
Current price 1020 after tax. Waiting to get a 3060 for around 550-600ish to add in. Will bring me to around 1600 I think that beats a pre build
That's good. But $1,600 for a build with a 3060 is high, you can get pre-builts with a 3060ti for less than that. Granted it won't have the hand picked parts you have there, but it'll have a 3060ti.
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louis77 wrote: Ended up getting this and putting it all into a Phanteks Eclipse P300A
Current price 1020 after tax. Waiting to get a 3060 for around 550-600ish to add in. Will bring me to around 1600 I think that beats a pre build
Niklasky wrote: That's good. But $1,600 for a build with a 3060 is high, you can get pre-builts with a 3060ti for less than that. Granted it won't have the hand picked parts you have there, but it'll have a 3060ti.
Yup, could have even gotten a CC bundle and it would have been cheaper.

MSI GeForce RTX 3060 VENTUS 3X 12G OC + MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK Motherboard - $812.99
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=&item_id=200354

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Ti EAGLE OC 8G (rev 2.0) LHR + GIGABYTE B550M AORUS PRO Motherboard - $878.99
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=&item_id=199078
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heyyahblah wrote: Yup, could have even gotten a CC bundle and it would have been cheaper.

MSI GeForce RTX 3060 VENTUS 3X 12G OC + MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK Motherboard - $812.99
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=&item_id=200354

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Ti EAGLE OC 8G (rev 2.0) LHR + GIGABYTE B550M AORUS PRO Motherboard - $878.99
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=&item_id=199078
Except you have to deal with CC... :)

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