What kind of PC are going to build? I bought a new one a few weeks ago.
32 gb DDR4 3800 mhz
Gigabyte aorus X570
Vega 56 ( but I no longer really play si didn't bother upgrading this)
The picture was taken before the upgrade but I only wanted to show thé custom loop
After my harddrive got messed up and I couldn't boot or reinstall Windows on it (though seems to be accessible as a storage drive after messing around with some permission stuff,) I decided I wanted to get an ssd (Samsung 970 evo plus, 250gb) but that meant I needed to get a new motherboard + processor and now RAM too since mine won't be compatible. Keeping my graphics card though (gtx 970,) since I upgraded that a few years ago (other parts besides harddrive are from 2010.)
I'm going to get a Ryzen 5 2600 I think (it's better than my i7-920 afaik, but so much cheaper which is weird but that's intel vs AMD I guess,) still need to figure out a motherboard.
Initially I was looking at a MSI Bazooka b450m motherboard, but it doesn't seem like a lot of people have tried that combination. On r/buildapc they seem to really like the MSI b450 tomahawk but it's to the point where it seems to have developed a cult following.
RAM I'm probably going to get Corsair Vengeance lpx 8GB ddr4-3000mhz. I found it weirdly cheap on one site and I'm not sure if it's a mistake in the listing since it's about £20 more expensive on Amazon. I figure I can upgrade it later if I need to to 16gb (since there are some future games I would be interested in playing plus games I own and still have to play. I know for many games 8GB is minimum now, though I haven't been gaming recently besides Runescape.) In my current PC build I have 6gb RAM so still an improvement.
My old build had some issues with it being slow to load while saving or opening files (harddrive replacement did not fix that much from what I remember,) and also crashing during certain video loading screens. So I'd have to download mods to stop intro videos working in The Sims 3 and removed the video intro files I think for another game I played where it happened (might have been one of The Witcher games..) I'm hoping I don't have those issues again.
I will probably have to buy another harddrive for storage later too. I'm hoping to plug in my current one and also use my 1tb external one for now though.