Yeah, sorry for the disinfo.
Last time I dealt with brand new desktop CPUs was like in skylake times, before that haswell, and before that sandy bridge. Also worked in a computer shop half a decade ago.
Back then, if the CPU was boxed, it was pretty much guaranteed that it'd have a cooler. A really shitty one, but it'd have it. I heard the same was true for early Ryzens.
Apparently, times have changed.
Kinda fucked up that they broke this incredibly useful heuristic tbh. I dunno about other countries, but back here, "OEM" vs "BOX" was pretty much a designation for "without cooler"/"with cooler".>>85112
I agree about the PSU. PSU should be the one component that outlasts every other one. Because the default assumption should be that if your PSU fails, it takes every other component with it. If you buy a good one with headroom in wattage, it'll last you several upgrades, including socket changes and a new GPU with some retardedly high TDP as is fashionable these days. And I'll always cut budget from every other component in favor of the PSU.
I'm not sure I agree with the cooling stuff to that extent. Unless it's a really high end rig with an i7/9 and a gigantic nvidia housefire graphics card, it probably doesn't matter as much.
Having worked for a company that sells and supports office PCs + shitty gaymer PC builds with cheapest components, I've never encountered an SSD, CPU or GPU failure. It was the motherboard, RAM or HDD every single time. And I'm talking shit like the PC hotboxed under a desk next to the centrally heated radiator with dust bunnies filling the entire interior.
Modern cases even put HDDs and SSDs in the most fucked up, isolated places in the case chassis, because at the end of the day, one HDD + one SSD won't consume so much power as to actually overheat.
With GPUs, if you have a midrange GPU and a decent power supply at the top, or a tower CPU cooler (if PSU is at the bottom), they'll most likely handle it.>>85110
> Compile a better list of components or take a hike!
I can't do that, because unlike you, I am a professional with standards, and won't recommend any build without knowing what resolution and refresh rate monitor the GPU is for.
Because the answer to which CPU they should get depends on which GPU they want to get, and which GPU they want to get depends on which resolution and refresh rate they're going to be doing real time 3D graphics at. If he's playing at 1080p 60hz, then an RTX 2060 is definitely overkill.
But assuming the display matches the performance components, I'd get rid of the overkill case, get the cheapest case there is, because it doesn't matter at that budget level.
With the rest of the budget, I'd cut the SSD to 256GB and get a used/new HDD (depending on how good a deal you can get)
Why SSD+HDD? Because it's more flexible. You can store static data or game installers / ISOs on your HDD, and install/transfer to SSD as you need. Transfering files from HDD to SSD is bottlenecked by your HDD, which is 150 MB per second + installation time. If your internet speed is not 1Gib/s, that's much faster than redownloading your games every time.
Why used HDD? Because ironically, used HDDs are more reliably as long as they're like 1-2 years old, because most HDDs fail within the first year of use.
>I only have 9TB of storage of which [...]
nobody asked, nobody cares faggot