Intel is still one of the most popular and trusted platforms when it comes to processors. We all know that currently, AMD Ryzen has taken over the market by storm with their all-new 5000 series processors i.e. AMD Ryzen 5600X, 5800X, etc. But for many building PCs on the Intel Platform is a much more trustable option for both gaming and editing. Intel’s single-core performance is very good and overall machines with Intel chips tend to be more stable than AMD Counterparts. It is a very personal opinion but it’s very true in some cases.
So I listed down one of the most balanced Gaming/Editing Intel build. The Amazon buy links will be provided if are interested in buying your parts right away. So these are our choice of the best Gaming/Editing Intel PC build under
Intel Core i5-10400F Processor
The Intel Core i5 10400F is a quad-core processor with hyperthreading. Having 2.9Ghz as the base clock and 4.3Ghz at boost, this 14nm Processor is capable of handling all single and multithreaded workloads with ease. Considering the steep price of the Ryzen processors, Intel is a much better option now giving great performance on both single and multithreaded workloads.
MSI B460M-A PRO Motherboard
The MSI B460M-A Pro Motherboard is an entry-level B460M Motherboard from MSI. Considering MSI’s Military Grade Components, this is one of the best and cheapest B460 boards you can buy. Supports RAMs of up to 2933Mhz using the XMP profile in the bios. It has all the features of a high-end board like proper heatsinks for the M.2 SSDs, reinforced steel GPU slot.
MSI PRO Series motherboards helping users to work smarter by delivering an efficient and productive experience.
XPG ADATA GAMMIX D30 DDR4 16GB 3000MHz
The Gammix D30 16GB RAM from XPG is one of the highest selling 3000Mhz ram in the market right now. The RAM design is very simple with an aluminum red heatsink on each module. The Heatsinks are efficient and do a great job in keeping those modules cool. This RAM supports XMP 2.0 and has support for both AMD and Intel platforms.
Kingston A400 240GB M.2 SSD
The Kingston A400 240GB M.2 is a budget friendly SSD suitable for both Home and Work environments. Having a decent read & write speeds of up to 500mb/s & 450Mb/s, this SSD is 10x faster than a traditional hard drives. An SSD makes a whole system more snappier and responsive. The boot times, loading times and transfer times will be much less than other HDDs and SATA ssds.
Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB Internal Hard Drive HDD
The Seagate Barracuda 1TB Internal Hard Drive is your way to go when getting Hard Drives for your Systems. Seagate is one the best and reliable compared to other brands in terms of storage and especially their barracuda series which is very much popular and happens to be in almost all the home and office systems. It a 7200 RPM hard drive with a SATA interface of 6GB/s. There is also a 64MB Cache memory and a solid hand to hand replacement warranty of 2 Years.
Silverstone PF-120 All in one Liquid Cooler
The Silverstone PF-120mm is a low profile all in one liquid cooler. Silverstone is already quite famous in their Cases and Power Supply are and this product makes no exception. The manual makes this liquid cooler very easy to install and has support for all the latest sockets. This cooler will fit in all kinds of cases which has a 120mm fan mount location. The fan speed ranges from 600-2200RPM (PWM) (+-10%). The pump is very silent in operation. The RGB on the Pump and Cooler is fully addressable and has support for ASUS/MSI/Gigabyte/Biostar RGB sync. It is also AEC-Q100 certification according to Automotive Electronics Council’s standard ensuring great quality and durability.
ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 OC Edition 4GB GDDR6 Graphics Card
I would have suggested something like a GTX 1650 Super or maybe a 1660 Super but since its out of stock everywhere, the ASUS 1650 can be handy for now. Right now the GPUs are very pricey due to non availability of GPUs in the market. But this GTX 1650 comes with the newer 4 gigabytes of GDDR6 Memory. Built on the Nvidia Turing Architecture, this card has 896 CUDA cores with a boost clock of 1680Mhz. The new GDDR6 memory achieves more than 6% performance than the earlier GPUs with 1650. Considering the price hike right now, the 1650 will be a good choice both for gaming and editing.
Silverstone FARA R1 Gaming Case
Silverstone FARA R1 Gaming case is a budget oriented Gaming case with a Tempered Glass side panel. The airflow on this case is really good with support for 3 fans on the front, two on the top and single on the back of the case. The mesh filters on the top and front prevents dust from entering into the system. The PSU is bottom mounted and the cable management location is decent.
To get a detailed review of the case check this out
Silverstone FARA R1 Review – Compact & Stylish (techuda.com)
SilverStone Strider Essential Series 500W Power Supply
The Strider Essential Series is the starting range for the SilverStone power supplies. This power supply is of 80Plus rating which ensures high efficiency. This Power supply also uses high quality capacitors with 24/7 continuous power output. The Active PFC Circuitry ensures stability. The PSU also supports high end GPUs and CPUs. The 120mm fan is silent with noise not more than 18dBA.
So these are my suggestions for an Intel build which can be used both for Gaming and for Editing. All the purchase links are provided in the Buy now box. Happy shopping.
That’s all folks.
A 30-year-old avid gamer by choice dabbles in all things tech. Whether spending hours in single-player narrative-based games or going through the latest innovation in technology and chip manufacturing, he prefers to stay on top of things. At the other times, you’ll find him tucked away drumming and headbanging to Rock and Roll Classics.