This build is a great gaming PC, with some budgeting in mind. The goal is to stay under $1200, and offer some future proofing by leaving room for next gen parts to replace these in the future.
This is a build I would purchase if I had a decent budget for a new PC, and wanted to get something that could last me several years, with future upgrades possibly extending that lifetime several more years.
Newegg Build List: https://secure.newegg.com/wishlist/sd/bsrYjicIaJVvI1c0QMvZNA==
Total Price: $1,087.47
This motherboard is a great platform to build a gaming PC on top of. With support for modern AMD CPUs, and PCIe 4.0, it would provide great performance with these components, and provides some clear upgrade paths.
A third gen Ryzen 5. A great processor for this system. With 6 cores, multi threading performance is going to be fantastic in this system.
A GTX 1660 Super with 6GB of VRAM should be enough to play even demanding games at 1080 on high settings.
A pair of 8GB DDR4 3600 sticks with a CAS latency of 16.
A 1TB NVMe QLC NAND SSD. Definitely needs more acronyms.
A 650 watt 80+ gold certified PSU. Plenty of power for this configuration, with a bit of room for upgrades in the future. Being fully modular makes cable management a lot easier too.
A great looking ATX case with good ventilation and three included front fans.
This is meant to be installed in the rear fan space of the above case.
The best option to upgrade is the graphics card. This setup supports PCIe 4.0, meaning you’ll get the full potential from an RTX 30 series card.
The SSD is another great contender for an upgrade. A faster SSD would give you better loading times in games. This SSD is QLC, so going with a TLC would cost more, but provide better speed and a longer life.
Of course the CPU is also a great upgrade path. This CPU is a powerhouse already, but upgrading to a faster Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 can improve performance still.
I make no guarantee, expressed or implied, that these parts will work together or work for you.