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Danninho

3 months ago

Long story short, Im making my friends bosses computer look like new. He bought the system used and it works great he wanted me to make it look very nice and ARGB! Im somewhat new to the rgb and argb game because the last pc i built was at least 3/4 years ago. The pc theme is all white minus the gpu, im getting the P300 case in all white which i like and so does he! thing is the motherboard he has does not have ARGB or RGB header. What exactly do i need to make this work ( 2 140s in the front, 120/140 on the top, and 2 120 on the rad in the back), also rbg strip recommendations? was thinking of getting a car foot well lighting setup that plugs into a usb port and controlled with a remote it come with 4 strips all wired together already, i would be the simple way but if theres a way to get the strips to be ARG B as well that would be great! ANY HELP OR ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED, THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler Corsair H75 54 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard -
Memory Patriot Signature 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Patriot 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Patriot 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $20.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Cooler Master MasterFan MF140R ARGB 90 CFM 140 mm Fan $30.81 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Case Fan Cooler Master MasterFan MF140R ARGB 90 CFM 140 mm Fan $30.81 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Case Fan Cooler Master MF120R ARGB 3in1 59 CFM 120 mm Fans $67.98 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Custom EMPACK EMP47020 Air Duster 500-for Desktop Computer, Keyboard, Printer, Digital Camera, Fax Machine, Telephone, Copier, Optical Disc Player-295.74 mL-Moisture-Free, VOC-Free-1 Each $8.99 @ Canada Computers
Custom LED Strip Lights, L8star Color Changing Rope Lights 16.4ft SMD 5050 RGB Light Strips with Bluetooth Controller Sync to Music Apply for TV, Bedroom, Party and Home Decoration (16.4ft) $29.99 @ Amazon Canada
Custom White RAM Covers $9.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $288.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 10:28 EST-0500

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

also the ram situation he has a 8gb stick and a 4gb stick, would another 4gb stick make performance better? and what slots to use them i know 2 and 4 first but the third stick do i put it in slot 1 or 3?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget?

What are the uses for this PC?

Better to just build a new one.

The i7-4770 processor release date was June 2013.

Computer hardware should be upgraded every 5 years.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

it still runs good through if it was my pc i probably would get a ryzen 5/7 processor

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Then better to leave well enough alone and save his money towards a future new build.

That's my recommendation.

Maybe just give it a good cleaning inside with a can of compressed air.

If it's running Windows 10, then maybe backup all his files on a flash drive and do a Windows Reset, then update BIOS, all drivers, and Windows. Reinstall third-party programs.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The budget is pretty flexible for uprages on this pc, the use will be for my friends bosses son as a bday and xmas gift. Ill reinstall everything into the new case put some rgb and do some software refreshing and call it a day.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, then here's the upgrade.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $65.09 @ Vuugo
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Canada Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $134.50 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $592.55
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $547.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-16 15:58 EST-0500

Add $35. cpu cooler later. this cpu comes with a stock cooler. Add RGB to this case later.

Reusing old GPU, SSD, HDD, just format drives and install clean copy of Windows on SSD.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

already have corsaire h75 120mm aio and windows 10, id also reuse psu.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know how old that stuff is, if it fails, could damage new components. The risk is yours to save $100.00

Windows 10 can be downloaded onto a USB flash drive for installation and a new activation key purchased.

An old copy of Windows 10 OEM license is tired to the hardware it was originally installed on, once the Motherboard is replaced, a new licence must be purchased to activate Windows.

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