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>UPGRADE & BUILD ADVICE
Post build list or current specs including MONITOR
Convenient lister: https://pcpartpicker.com/
Provide specific use cases (e.g. 4K editing, high FPS gaming)
State budget and region

>NEWS
Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake available November. Ryzen 5000 3D Cache refresh Q1 2022. Intel Arc GPU line launching Q2 2022.

>RECOMMENDED CPUs
HTPC(4K60)/Web Browsing: Athlon 3000G, Pentium G6400/G6405
Budget Gaming: i3 10100/F, i3 10105/F
Mid-range Gaming: i5 10400/F
High-end Gaming: R5 5600X
Mid-range Multicore: R5 5600X, i7 10700/F
High-end Multicore: R9 5900X, R9 5950X

>RECOMMENDED GPU PERFORMANCE LEVEL
Budget 1080p: Used GTX 1060 3GB, RX 470/570 4GB
1080p: RTX 3060, RX 6600
1440p: RTX 3060 Ti, RX 6700 XT
2160p: RTX 3080, RX 6800 XT

>RECOMMENDED RAM
Capacity: 2x8GB or 2x16GB
Speed and CAS Latency: 3200/3600MHz CL16
Beware: Some Intel motherboards (e.g. B460) are limited to lower speeds

>RECOMMENDED COOLERS
https://linustechtips.com/topic/891730-cpu-cooler-performance-tier-list/

>RECOMMENDED PSUs
Basic Web Browsing: 400-450W
Gaming: 500-850W depending on GPU (aim for 50-75% at load)
https://linustechtips.com/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/

>RECOMMENDED SSDs
Value standouts: WD SN550, ADATA S50 Lite
https://ssd.borecraft.com/

>MOTHERBOARD INFO:
AM4 B550/X570 - CPU-less BIOS flash feature advisable if pairing with Zen 3
https://linustechtips.com/topic/1137619-motherboard-vrm-tier-list-v2-currently-amd-only/
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yPS3hj_K7EPT4RBWCyjdKNP56pnwDz-IgBc0975-FUg

>RECOMMENDED MONITORS
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/pcbg/saved/#view=RzdbjX

>When will GPU prices go back to normal?
It's normal

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