New PC wanted $2000 buget

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Why Are You Upgrading: I'm having trouble with keeping my computer cool in the summer. My parents think that having a gaming computer might help prevent that when it feels in the 30s or high in summer.

Budget: $2000

Approximate Purchase Date: don't really have a date yet due to the fact we haven't heard back from the special funding folks from funding place.

Use Case: gaming mostly, but with some photo editing involved, also browsing the internet and occasionally watch movies via the internet

Parts to Upgrade:
upgrading the entire computer

Are you buying a monitor: No

Monitor resolutions: 1920 X 1080


Preferred Website(s) for Parts? (Newegg, Amazon, or somewhere else) N/A

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
Nope


Overclocking: don't know?

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)
I would like a quiet PC.

List of Games
Sims 4+packs
Sims 2+packs
Nancy Drew Games
Sid's Civilization VI
Medieval dynasty
Democracy 4

Apps
Bluestacks
PhotoScape (for SimLit editing)
Paint
Adobe reader if it counts? (I need it for SimLit)
wordpad (for writing Novel writing month)
 
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Why Are You Upgrading: I'm having trouble with keeping my computer cool in the summer. My parents think that having a gaming computer might help prevent that when it feels in the 30s or high in summer.

Budget: $2000

Approximate Purchase Date: don't really have a date yet due to the fact we haven't heard back from the special funding folks from funding place.

Use Case: gaming mostly, but with some photo editing involved, also browsing the internet and occasionally watch movies via the internet

Parts to Upgrade:
upgrading the entire computer

Are you buying a monitor: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts? (Newegg, Amazon, or somewhere else) N/A

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
Nope


Overclocking: don't know?

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)
I would like a quiet PC.

List of Games
Sims 4+packs
Sims 2+packs
Nancy Drew Games
Sid's Civilization VI
Medieval dynasty
Democracy 4

Apps
Bluestacks
PhotoScape (for SimLit editing)
Paint
Adobe reader if it counts? (I need it for SimLit)
wordpad (for writing Novel writing month)
Need to know your monitor resolution.
 
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Having a "gaming" computer is going to produce heat regardless. If you want it to be quiet as possible i wouldnt overclock either. I would first start with looking for a case with lots of airflow and space.. Start your research there with Lian Li brand cases.

If you are familiar with liquid-cool setups, you can try your hand at that for ultra cool temps, but you would be using liquid in your pc, so take precautions and do the correct research.

Also, i would recommend using the site pcpartpicker You can put the products you decide on buying together to keep track of your budget.
 
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Having a "gaming" computer is going to produce heat regardless. If you want it to be quiet as possible i wouldnt overclock either. I would first start with looking for a case with lots of airflow and space.. Start your research there with Lian Li brand cases.

If you are familiar with liquid-cool setups, you can try your hand at that for ultra cool temps, but you would be using liquid in your pc, so take precautions and do the correct research.

Also, i would recommend using the site pcpartpicker You can put the products you decide on buying together to keep track of your budget.
How about I explain what happens when I try to play any game during the summer in humid tempture? Whenever I try to play games in high temps (For me like early 30 Cs) and the computer completely locks up. I can't use the mouse and I have gone through three computer mouses in the last 2 summers doesn't work nor with two different keyboards, I can't use the famous "hot keys". to exit out of the game/program I'm running. The only thing I can do is use the power button on my computer to shut it down.

Oh and liquid cooling is out of question.. because my parents aka my father mostly don't want leaks from it. So we probably want an air-cooling one but can be on the quiet side.
 
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How about I explain what happens when I try to play any game during the summer in humid tempture? Whenever I try to play games in high temps (For me like early 30 Cs) and the computer completely locks up. I can't use the mouse and I have gone through three computer mouses in the last 2 summers doesn't work nor with two different keyboards, I can't use the famous "hot keys". to exit out of the game/program I'm running. The only thing I can do is use the power button on my computer to shut it down.

Oh and liquid cooling is out of question.. because my parents aka my father mostly don't want leaks from it. So we probably want an air-cooling one but can be on the quiet side.
We can't recommend a build without knowing your monitor resolution.
 
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Monitor resolutions: 1920 X 1080
The case in this build has a fan controller.

1080P

https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854085
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Mid Tower Computer Case $74.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-F12-PWM-PST-Technology/dp/B002QVLBM2/
ARCTIC P12 PWM, 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $6.99

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-sf-550f14hg-550w/p/1HU-024C-00008
Super Flower Leadex III 550W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $74.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144396
MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA $139.99

or ...

https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro/p/N82E16813145332
GIGABYTE AORUS B560M $139.99

https://www.calhountech.com/products/intel-cm8070804497016-intel-i5-11400f-4-4ghz-w-o-graphics.html
Intel Core i5-11400F $207.90

https://www.amazon.com/Gelid-Solutions-Black-CPU-Cooler/dp/B00BF3LF2I
Gelid Solutions Phantom Black CPU Cooler $39.99

https://www.amazon.com/TEAMGROUP-T-Force-Vulcan-3200MHz-Desktop/dp/B07T637L7T/
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 3200MHz 16GB Kit (2x8GB) CL16 $62.99

https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-sn550-nvme-1tb/p/N82E16820250135
WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCIe 3D NAND Internal SSD $89.99

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Graphics-DisplayPort-Axial-tech-Technology/dp/B0985X2YR1/
ASUS Dual NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 V2 OC Graphics Card $799.00

Total: $1498

1080P

Switch out the graphics card and psu in that build up above with these.

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-bronze-sf-650r14he-650w/p/1HU-024C-00017
Super Flower Leadex III Bronze PRO 650W 80+ Bronze Modular Power Supply $89.99

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Graphics-DisplayPort-Mazepoly-Accessory/dp/B09FVLSNZ2/
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Graphics Card $939.00

Total: $1652

Optional 32GB set of RAM.

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TSLDF2
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 32GB (16GBx2) CL16 $139.99

Optional i7

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124826721651
Intel Core i7-11700 $339.9

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B560M-BAZOOKA

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

http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

Reviews of that cpu with benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html

 
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I don't need a montior, I just need a new gaming computer. And by computer I mean a new tower.. The montior we got last summer (summer 2020)

I don't know why you're giving me information I don't need. There's a reason why I didn't included the monitor, in the first place. Since I didn't need a montior, I need a new computer tower not a montior.
 
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How about I explain what happens when I try to play any game during the summer in humid tempture? Whenever I try to play games in high temps (For me like early 30 Cs) and the computer completely locks up. I can't use the mouse and I have gone through three computer mouses in the last 2 summers doesn't work nor with two different keyboards, I can't use the famous "hot keys". to exit out of the game/program I'm running. The only thing I can do is use the power button on my computer to shut it down.

Oh and liquid cooling is out of question.. because my parents aka my father mostly don't want leaks from it. So we probably want an air-cooling one but can be on the quiet side.
Im not sure why your mouse and keyboard would stop working completely but if you have a gaming pc in a hot room, you will have heating problems with your pc, especially if its on the floor or something. I would first suggest to go from a mid size to a full size tower so you can put more fans in your system. You are gonna also want a CPU cooler like this or a cheaper but still very reliable one like this. You have one picked out, but ive personally used the 212 evo for 6 years now and its still amazing. The first one i picked is being put in a new build, so thought id throw them out there. Rest of your build looks fine, super flower is a good brand. I would also stay on top of keeping your case clean to help with heating issues.
 
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Im not sure why your mouse and keyboard would stop working completely but if you have a gaming pc in a hot room, you will have heating problems with your pc, especially if its on the floor or something. I would first suggest to go from a mid size to a full size tower so you can put more fans in your system. You are gonna also want a CPU cooler like this or a cheaper but still very reliable one like this. Id also opt for fans to go at the top of your case. The better the airflow through your pc the better. Id also make sure that you keep your computer clean.
I don't know why either. But all summer of 2020.. I did a bunch of tests and I could find nothing the problem. The closet we found is that the employee at (store) told us we needed a new graphics card. Oh and anytime it locked up, I did touch the tower-both last year and this year, and it's didn't feel hot anytime. And it also might not have helped that from 2014 till June of this year my computer was on the floor, underneath the desk despite me warning them, several times, that was bad idea. And also my parents didn't want to try to clean the dirt out (something else I told them several times to do) I'm mot sure how big my currently computer tower is...but its an Asus computer from 2014.
 
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I don't need a montior, I just need a new gaming computer. And by computer I mean a new tower.. The montior we got last summer (summer 2020)

I don't know why you're giving me information I don't need. There's a reason why I didn't included the monitor, in the first place. Since I didn't need a montior, I need a new computer tower not a montior.
I don't know why you're focusing on that post when the post above it is a build. Try focusing on what counts.
 
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I don't know why you're focusing on that post when the post above it is a build. Try focusing on what counts.
All I see is a monitor in both posts you gave me. We aren't buying a monitor, but an actually computer. The monitor is not the computer. And I mean a computer tower..
 
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All I see is a monitor in both posts you gave me. We aren't buying a monitor, but an actually computer. The monitor is not the computer. And I mean a computer tower..
The case in this build has a fan controller.

1080P

https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854085
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Mid Tower Computer Case $74.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-F12-PWM-PST-Technology/dp/B002QVLBM2/
ARCTIC P12 PWM, 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $6.99

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-sf-550f14hg-550w/p/1HU-024C-00008
Super Flower Leadex III 550W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $74.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144396
MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA $139.99

or ...

https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-b560m-aorus-pro/p/N82E16813145332
GIGABYTE AORUS B560M $139.99

https://www.calhountech.com/products/intel-cm8070804497016-intel-i5-11400f-4-4ghz-w-o-graphics.html
Intel Core i5-11400F $207.90

https://www.amazon.com/Gelid-Solutions-Black-CPU-Cooler/dp/B00BF3LF2I
Gelid Solutions Phantom Black CPU Cooler $39.99

https://www.amazon.com/TEAMGROUP-T-Force-Vulcan-3200MHz-Desktop/dp/B07T637L7T/
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 3200MHz 16GB Kit (2x8GB) CL16 $62.99

https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-sn550-nvme-1tb/p/N82E16820250135
WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCIe 3D NAND Internal SSD $89.99

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Graphics-DisplayPort-Axial-tech-Technology/dp/B0985X2YR1/
ASUS Dual NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 V2 OC Graphics Card $799.00

Total: $1498

1080P

Switch out the graphics card and psu in that build up above with these.

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-bronze-sf-650r14he-650w/p/1HU-024C-00017
Super Flower Leadex III Bronze PRO 650W 80+ Bronze Modular Power Supply $89.99

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Graphics-DisplayPort-Mazepoly-Accessory/dp/B09FVLSNZ2/
MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Graphics Card $939.00

Total: $1652

Optional 32GB set of RAM.

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TSLDF2
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 32GB (16GBx2) CL16 $139.99

Optional i7

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124826721651
Intel Core i7-11700 $339.9

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B560M-BAZOOKA

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

http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

Reviews of that cpu with benchmarks.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html

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