There is no denying that the RTX 3060 Ti is one of the best GPU from the Ampere lineup and while a lot of people are still focusing on getting their hands on the 3080 or higher, the 3060 Ti makes a great alternative for anyone who wants to be good on saving and still be able to get their hand on a good GPU.
However, the thing is that most people are slowly getting into building their gaming PCs. This means that a new GPU is not the only thing that they are looking for. They want to get their hands on an entirely new custom-built gaming PC.
Sourcing parts for such a project is not the hardest thing. The difficult thing that can come in the way is deciding just which part does one wants because that is what happens to be more difficult than the rest of the things that someone might face, to begin with.
Thankfully, we are here to help you as we are going to help you find the right products and that too with ease. Everything ranging from CPU to the motherboard, cooler, and other aspects of the build are going to be added here, so you don’t have to worry.
Components to pick along the RTX 3060 Ti
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (CPU)
Choosing the right CPU is something that had to go because let’s be honest, going with something that is not good enough for future-proofing is not what we are aiming at. If you genuinely want a good experience, you should always pick a CPU that can run in future builds, too.
With that said, my top pick is the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X for the CPU because let’s be honest, despite the shortage at the moment, the CPU is easily one of the finest options that you can pick for under $300 and the performance is on par with some of the finest CPUs out there in the market.
The CPU brings one of the best gaming performance, and not just that, both single and multi-threaded performance remains chart-topping, and you are getting great power efficiency as well. Another great thing is that you are getting support for both 500 and 400 series motherboards, and the bundled cooler is great on stock frequencies.
The only downside here is that there are no integrated graphics but since you are pairing this up with a good GPU, you should not have to worry that much, to begin with.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black (CPU Cooler)
As far as the cooler is concerned, I wanted to pick something that is a higher-end but then after realizing the performance potential of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, I realized that you don’t need a cooler that can cool it to an extreme extent. You just need a cooler that has good overall performance and compatibility, and you would be good to go.
That is why I picked the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition as it lives up to the legendary name and the legacy that started it all. If you want to go with an RGB variant, that is also available but I chose the Black Edition because it looks better in my opinion.
The good news is that the installation process on this cooler is one of the best and easiest. Not to mention, Cooler Master has made some great improvements over the predecessors, as well. So, you are getting something good.
As far as the pricing is concerned, this is one of the best-priced coolers available in the market. So, you are never really out of options as far as that is concerned.
Honestly, I was surprised how affordable this cooler is and when you compare that with the fact that you are still getting a relatively good performance, you realize the whole cooler is a home run, and you cannot skip it.
ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING (Motherboard)
I know it might not seem like but choosing the right motherboard is often one of the most important factors that people will need to know and making the right decision is simply not what we are going to suggest to anyone because let’s be honest, if you do end up with the wrong motherboard, there are a lot of things that go wrong.
Thankfully, the ASUS AM4 TUF GAMING X570-Plus is here to save the day as it is one of the best motherboards that you can think about as far as the pricing is concerned, and not just that, if you are concerned about performance, you do not have to worry much as the performance here is excellent in all regards.
Thankfully, you are getting a great motherboard for a lower price, and the debug LEDs are great to have. Not to mention, you are getting a USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port and that is an excellent feature to have on the back especially if you do have faster devices like that for the sake of storage.
In addition to that, the included Wi-Fi is a lifesaver and even though I always endorse wired connection over wireless one having the feature is always good, and you are not losing a lot here. Therefore, it is always better that you look at this as well.
Honestly, given the price of this motherboard, it is almost impossible to nitpick here because you are getting a great value and a lot of features for under $200. This is an excellent bargain, plus it has the tried and tested support from Asus, so you are not missing out on anything.
G Skill Ripjaws V Series (Memory)
When you are choosing a memory, you will realize that the modern-day offerings are always more focused on the looks rather than on the performance and the ones that perform well are always more expensive. So, what should one do? Well, that is when G.Skill comes into play as they can easily mix both aspects, and give you a great performing kit.
The G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 is the one that I picked for this build and although it does not have any RGB, the purpose here is to get something that looks performs excellent and is also color neutral, which means that it will fit inside any build, to say the least.
The performance on this RAM kit is excellent, and the overall cost is also on the lower side, but don’t worry, the compatibility is pretty wide, so you are not losing a lot here. The limited lifetime warranty from G.Skill is known and lauded throughout the industry, and it is really good, too.
Last but not the least, the simple black aesthetics of this RAM are good because you can easily put these sticks into any build and they will feel right at home, which is exactly what we aim to do, in the first place.
Honestly, it is hard to find anything wrong with this RAM kit, as it delivers excellent performance in every single regard and that is what we are looking to achieve here. We want the users to at least get something that can solve their RAM kit requirements and they don’t end up spending all their money on these.
Western Digital Blue SN550 (Storage)
Storage also happens to be a very important part of any gaming PC or any PC, for that matter. Simply put, if you are getting a good PC and you want to have enough storage that can easily store your files. Games these days require a fair amount of storage, and that is something that happens to be a given situation.
However, it is not just gaming, even modern-day applications are not light on storage. So, you are going to need ample storage to get the job done. Thankfully, we have chosen the Western Digital Blue SN550 for our build. This 1TB drive is going to be more than enough for you. Now I understand that this is still a Gen3 based device on a motherboard that supports Gen4, but at the time of writing, Gen4 devices are very, very expensive.
Thankfully, the Western Digital Blue SN550 is a great drive that offers one of the best performances in terms of the competition that it is facing. The thing that surprised me the most is the price of this drive as it happens to be on the more affordable side of things, and not just that, the efficiency is also great. You are also getting a great 5-year warranty that has been tried and tested by the industry leaders.
It might sound like a very rudimentary inclusion but the fact that this SSD only has a single-sided PCB across the entirety of the capacities that are available in the market, which makes it thinner and easier to install in some cases, as well.
Sadly, the small SLC cache and below-average looks are something that might not sit well with everyone but if you are okay with these factors, then you are getting your hands on what I would call one of the best SSDs available in the market and something that will sit well with your build.
RTX 3060 Ti (Graphic Card)
At the time of writing this, it is safe to say that Nvidia has hit a home run with the RTX 3000 series. This series is as revolutionary as the GTX 1000 series when it first came out and all the cards across the lineup are much, much better than the RTX 2000 series in almost every single way.
The RTX 3060 Ti is the crown jewel for anyone who wants to buy a mid-range card that manages to perform way above its price level, and honestly, I am surprised how this card is fast. In my preliminary testing, the card easily managed to best RTX 2080 Super in several titles, and considering how it is still relatively new, we are bound to see more performance improvements over time.
The great thing here is that if you are looking for something that delivers solid performance across different resolutions, you should be looking at this card. Does not matter if you are playing at 1080p or 1440p, this card delivers and does so in an excellent manner. Not just that, you are also getting a decent 4K performance if you turn down a few settings.
In addition to that, the Ray Tracing performance remains excellent across the board, and the overall design language is great, too. Not just that, Nvidia has partnered up with all the AIB companies to ensure that you have a good choice whenever you are buying these cards, so you are good to go.
The overall temperatures are also under control, so in case you are worried that you might be going for something that does not deliver good performance, that is not the case as the performance on this GPU is excellent, to say the least.
At the time of writing, my only concern here is that the availability is a hit and miss. This means that finding a card that is selling for retail is not easy at the moment but this is going to get better in the coming weeks and months. So, do grab your RTX 3060 Ti if you are looking for a budget PC.
Buying the wrong case can easily create a lot of issues for people who are trying to have the perfect building experience. If your case is not big enough or does not have enough support for the hardware that you are about to put in, then things stop making as much sense, and you are left with no proper option, to begin with.
With that out of the way, if you do want to get your hands on something good and respectable, then the Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 is a great option that you can buy for an affordable price. This means that you are not losing out a lot of money here, to begin with.
The great thing about this case is that Cooler Master has worked on making a case that is parts form and parts function. This means that it is one of the best-designed cases available and looks stunning. You are getting ample space, ad even three front fans included in the package.
The case also brings an RGB controller, and you can get all the components in place without any issues. If you are building a mid-to-high-end system and you want a case that can easily hold all the components, then this is something that you should be considering because let’s be honest, it will not let you down in any case.
Honestly, there is very little to dislike about the case. The only thing that I did notice is that there are times when you wish the case had better build quality but that is not something to worry about as if you are looking to put the case in on your desk and let it stay there without moving it all the time, you are going to do just fine.
Corsair RM 650x (Power Supply)
Last but not the least, the power supply is just as important because let’s be honest, without getting a good power supply, you might not get the experience you want. We often talk about how building a gaming PC has this unwritten rule that you are going to need the best power supply possible in that given budget.
Simply put, it is one of the things that you should never cheap out on because if you do, you might never know the type of experience you are going to get. With that said, the Corsair RM 650x is here to ensure that you are never running into any issue as far as the power supply is concerned because it is one of the best and tried and tested offering that is available in the market.
The power supply manages to deliver full power at higher temperatures, as well. The great capacitors for ripple suppression are great to have, not to mention, there is a pretty good load regulation in place that allows for an easier experience. The performance is consistent across the board, and the fully modular design with the legendary 10-year warranty that we love.
Honestly, the only downside would be a single EPS connector, but thankfully, there are no compatibility issues as far as this build is concerned. So, you are safe to go.
Building a new gaming PC can be an overwhelming process for a lot of people, especially when you are not sure where to begin and which parts to get your hands on. Thankfully, if you are truly looking at something good, you will be good to go whenever you are in the market for such an experience.
With this build list/buying guide, we have made sure that you get your hands on the best possible gaming PC available in the market, and you don’t end up with something that you don’t like.