PC Build Review - AMD Ryzen 5 3600 with NVIDIA RTX 3060 O12G - The 2021 Mid Tier PC Build

 2024 has started with a bang with a lot of new PC component releases from different brands. One of the significant we can note is the release of NVIDIA RTX 40 SUPER series that offer a much more energy efficient card with almost same performance from its predecessors.

We also seen AMD release their new AMD 8000 Series APU Processor that was said to exceed some older GPUs from 3-5 years ago.

New releases also means that older components will either go on sale or worst end of its life and on this PC Build review, we will tell test if the 2021 mid tier PC build is still playable on the most popular games today and can we still use it on a day to day work.


SPECIFICATION AND CURRENT MARKET PRICE


The specs and prices above are the current price in market places, though we haven't used the brand new price of each component since as mentioned this specification is a 3 years ago mid tier build.

Brand new price may still range from a 60-70k but you with that amount you can have a much better processor, graphics card and motherboard today. The only components we seem to notice that haven't had that much price drop are the All-in-one cooler and power supply due to its long term use.

The RAM or memory in the other hand are still relevant components till today since Intel still have an option of DDR4 memory on their 13th gen chipsets.

DAY TO DAY USE

The current PC build can definitely work on the latest software and apps used for schools and offices though what it differs is the internet connection. Most latest motherboards today has wifi connection eliminating the ethernet cables and the tiring cabling process for you to be able to connect to the internet. Though there are still some wifi adapters you can buy, but it may add more things to think of when with its tiny size that some time can be lost in seconds.


Google Chrome also did some updates on their browser, making it more RAM consuming but we still have alternatives such as the more popular Mozilla Firefox and the latest version of Microsoft Edge we frequently neglect to use. Hardware wise, we can add more RAM on the build to cater more apps and software use at the same time.

SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS

PC build reviews will not be a complete review with benchmarks, offering you knowledge on what to expect using the said specification combinations.

We have tested the PC build on the following synthetic benchmark software such as GeekBench6, TimeSpy, 3D Mark and Blender and here are the results.


GEEKBENCH6



3D MARK (CPU AND GPU TEST)


BLENDER


CINEBENCH 2024


Based on the above synthetic benchmarks, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and RTX 3060 O12G combination can still be good enough on day to day tasks and productivity applications and software.

GAMES BENCHMARKS

A PC Build won't be a review if it doesn't have benchmarks to the games usually played by users and here are some of the games we played and tested this PC Build with.

VALORANT


DOTA 2


COUNTER STRIKE 2


PLAYER UNKNOWN BATTLE GROUND (PUBG)


DIABLO IV


NEED FOR SPEED - PAYBACK


SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER


We also did check the temperature of the Graphics card while playing the above games and here are the results per game.


Though we haven't had the test yet for power draw on this review, we will add it on our next PC build review for you guys to know the efficiency of the latest components.

CONCLUSION

As mentioned above, the price we use are almost second hand prices since it is not advisable to to buy brand new components on with this pc build specs combination. We can say that this combination can still be a good if you are not on a AAA games and do casual games on esports title such as Dota2, CS2, Valorant and PUBG. For content creators, we can also say that the build can still handle 1080p video and photo rendering with a cost of more time but can still do the job.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor can still be a good choice but buying it brand new is not. Same with the RTX 3060 graphics card. There are more better option now in the market that can maximize your money if you are planning to build your own desktop PC and with the market of monitors today getting more and more affordable with higher refresh rate model and better panel option, you can also maximize the specification of your new build.


Some parts are still usable in this build if you are planning to upgrade but be very careful since most of the new components require other parts as pre-requisite.

How about you? Tell us more about your desktop PC build in the comment. If you have question on our benchmark details, let us know as well and we can talk more about it.


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