Question New Video Card/Processor suggestion for 2024? (+ Tips for PC Noob)

Jan 28, 2024
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I wrote a super lengthy post that kept getting caught by the spam filter so hopefully just a small thing written in 5 minutes and not 2 hours will actually post.

What GPU/CPU should I get? budget around 1.5k USD- and I may either use that to get a fully new custom built off a building website (suggested sites welcome) because I've had my current one for 8+ years, on win7 still, and will need to get a new install for win10 anyway too (and I can hardly figure out how to do that and would like to keep 7 alongside it)

Upgrading because i need to upgrade the OS, youtube and other websites tend to be a lot slower likely because they demand more memory and browsers wont update on 7 anymore, but also because I would like to be able to even RUN newer OSs and new games, art programs, and VR at some point. (I noticed some things say VR ready.. does that mean its required to run VR at all or its just an indicator of performance?)

Current specs: AMD Radeon R7 200 series/AMD FX 6300

I don't play super high end 4k graphic games and I won't be upset if I have to get my lag-free FPS at mid-low settings. Thanks for any tips!
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This case is made by Phanteks. The 120mm fan goes inside the back of that case for a exhaust fan.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *AMD Ryzen 5 7600 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($216.45 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: *Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE ARGB 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($35.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: *MSI PRO B650-S WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: *Silicon Power Value Gaming 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory ($95.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: *ADATA Legend 800 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($105.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: *Gigabyte GAMING OC Radeon RX 7800 XT 16 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: *MagniumGear NEO AIR (2023) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: *be quiet! Pure Power 12 M 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.90 @ Newegg Sellers)
Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 11 Home Retail - Download 64-bit ($123.94 @ Walmart)
Case Fan: *ARCTIC P12 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1377.11
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-01-28 17:57 EST-0500


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