Help on i5 13600 Radeon 6950 build

Apr 21, 2023
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My budget is $2900 AUD excluding the monitor, keyboard, mouse and extra fans, I'm willing to go a little over. Is my current list ok to run AAA games like elden ring and red dead redemption ultra settings at 1440p 144hz 60fps smoothly? And is it ok if I want to stay with intel CPU instead of going AMD to match the 6950? I really need second third fourth and so on opinions before I pull the trigger on this order. I don't mind the high cost since I want to make full use of my 2900 budget

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CPU: Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor ($483.00 @ Austin Computers)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 GAMING X AX ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($399.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6400 CL32 Memory ($255.00 @ I-Tech)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($216.07 @ Amazon Australia)
Video Card: Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 6950 XT 16 GB Video Card ($1099.00 @ JW Computers)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($199.00 @ BPC Technology)
Total: $2889.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Solid build ^^. A few things ... you want memory with low profile heatsinks for that cooler or it won't clear your RAM.
G.Skill Flare X5 DDR5-6000 32GB (2x16 GB) CL32 $198.00

Save a few dollars on your SSD.
Western Digital Black SN770 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 NVME SSD $207.04

The Corsair 4000D is a solid case but it's one glaring drawback is the single front intake fan.
Fractal Design Pop Air ATX Mid Tower Case $139.00

or ...
Fractal Design Focus 2 ATX Mid Tower Case $129.00

Rear exhaust fan for the Focus 2.
ARCTIC P12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $13.00
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