Build new gaming PC ($3500au)

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Hey all,

After some help and advice on building a gaming/all arounder pc as my current pc is on its last legs.
I am not a heavy gamer, so not after anything top end, mid-class is good enough. (Call of Duty)

I have a $3500 AU budget to spend on the PC (case) alone, excluding all other peripherals. (including monitor, don't need keyboard/mouse or speakers)

Are there any sites I can use to go through the building process which matches compatible parts?

I haven't build a PC for quite some time, but I have heard that AMD is now giving Intel a run for its money?
Is it time to make the switch to AMD processors and ATI GPU?

I generally stick with GB for MB and GPU's or Asus. Are they still the better choice in their class?
I really appreciate any help you can provide.
 

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$3500 is an expensive case, sure you don't want parts inside it as well :)

Are there any sites I can use to go through the building process which matches compatible parts?
Yes - https://au.pcpartpicker.com/

Now isn't an ideal time to buy a PC, its not easy to get GPU and their prices are just silly in Australia.
I made this last year and its much cheaper now cause its GPU has no listed price. You can't get it in Australia right now - https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/sLbY7X

You would be spending at least half that money on a GPU.

AMD are much closer to Intel than they have been and in multi core, probably ahead since latest Intel only have 8 cores. Whereas AMD don't stop so soon.
 
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This is a difficult time to do a build. Video cards are going for three times their normal price atm due to the extreme chip shortage + the mining craze. Best way is to build it yourself or have someone do it for you such as a friend or local PC shop. This way you know exactly what you're getting.

This build will allow you to run that cpu with the power limits turned off in the bios. It's a round a bout way of OC these locked Intel cpu's. Check Amazon for these components for free shipping.

Lian Li Lancool II Mesh Performance Case $119

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/47168/super-flower-leadex-iii-gold-650w-power-supply
Super Flower Leadex III 650W 80+ Gold Full Modular Power Supply $119

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/53653/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro-motherboard
Gigabyte B560M Aorus Pro Motherboard $149

https://www.ccpu.com.au/show_cat.php?cat_id=cpuI11
Intel Core i5 11400F (6 cores/12 threads) $230

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/be-quiet-shadow-rock-3-cpu-air-cooler-ac40644
be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 CPU Air Cooler $49.00

Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz CL16 $128

WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD $139.00

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 8GB GDDR6 Graphics Card $1,700.00

ViewSonic XG2405 FHD 144Hz FreeSync IPS 24in G-Sync Compatible Gaming Monitor $299.00

Total: $2784 AUD

1440P version of that build up above.

Super Flower Leadex III 750W 80+ Gold Full Modular Power Supply $149

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174799149371
Gigabyte RTX 3070 Ti 8GB Gaming OC Video Card $1,999.00

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/-msi-optix-g273qf-27-165hz-wqhd-1ms-gsync-compatible-gaming-monitor-ac42651
MSI Optix G273QF 27" 165Hz WQHD 1ms G-Sync Compatible Gaming Monitor $429.00

Total: $3243 AUD

https://www.mwave.com.au/product/microsoft-windows-10-home-3264bit-usb-drive-retail-box-ac26700
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-bit USB Drive - Retail Box $179.00


Better look at that motherboard.

https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B560M-AORUS-PRO-rev-10#kf


Better look at that case.

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-ii-mesh/


Review of that cpu w/benchmarks. Look for Core i5 11400F + Opt on the benchmarks.

 
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