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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mobile $1000 Pc"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Just select a case with a handle. That is way way better for moving them around than anything else.

I have built in cases with handles, and those that are just mini itx SFF, so I am speaking from experience.

Mini Itx:

  • Corsair 380T
  • Silverstone ML08-H (This case is likely the least volume out of them all.)
  • LianLi PC-TU200

Micro Atx:

Atx:

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[SMALL FORM FACTOR]"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

No problem! My next build will for sure be MicroAtx so I enjoy playing around with the options!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[SMALL FORM FACTOR]"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

How small did you want to go? Does it have to be mini Itx? Did you just want it to be easily portable?

Here, as an alternative to the nice builds by ImperiousBattlestar, this is what I was thinking:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $181.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $108.95 @ Vuugo
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $81.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $128.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB Windforce OC Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Cobalt Blue MicroATX Mini Tower Case $89.88 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $116.75 @ Vuugo
Case Fan Apevia 12L-CWH 57.67 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.45 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fan Apevia 12L-CWH 57.67 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.45 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fan Apevia 12L-CWH 57.67 CFM 120 mm Fan $6.45 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $726.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 08:38 EDT-0400

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: 6 cores/12 threads. Like I.B. already said, this is better for a mixed workload, and considering how well AMD CPU's with more threads are holding up compared with their lower thread count Intel counterparts, I believe it should give you more longevity as well. Bit of a gamble of course.
  • Cooler: Stock should be adequate. If it is a bit loud there are many shorter tower coolers that will still fit in this case. (like the Scythe Ninja).
  • MOBO: Has a bunch of headers, and even better, 2 x M.2 slots.
  • RAM: Spent a smidge more to get 3000mhz instead of 2666. AMD likes the speeds.
  • SSD: Not breaking any speed barriers with this one, but it IS m.2, and it IS Nvme! M.2 SSD's plug directly into the motherboard (like RAM does) and don't require a separate power source. Number of Sata data cables needed in build = 0.
  • HDD: None.
  • GPU: Yours is perfectly serviceable.
  • Case: This is what I built my son's computer in a couple of years ago. I knew at his age he would be "on the go" soon, and probably moving around a little. Cases like this are actually easier to carry and maneuver than many smaller ITX cases due to the handles. While it does support a couple of standard size HDD's, and that would be the cheapest way to get more storage, in cases this size that comes with a tradeoff. In this case you would have to remove the bottom fan(s) for each one. Now laptop HDD's/Any SSD, they have more options. Specifically the side panel will let you install 2 of them. It also comes with a HDD rail, so that is another option. I just remove it as it is visible through the window.
  • PSU: This is a bit more expensive than some other options that would work, the difference is this platform is a whole 20mm shorter than the competition. While they are 160mm (which is a standard size), this guy is only 140mm. This extra space will come in handy when plugging in cables and such, and won't interfere with the graphics card as bad as the Corsair I installed in my son's. In addition, due to the way I planned the other components, you will only need to run a couple of cables. Sata power cable = 0, Molex = 0.
  • Fans: The fans are just for fun. The case is optimized for reverse airflow. So put two fans up top, and one on the rear, all as cool air intake. Take the rear fan and put it on the bottom. Both of them should be exhaust. Oh yeah, the fans glow white. I know you don't care, but most el-cheapo fans glow in some way or another.

Edit: Forgot to mention, you can usually find that brand of fan in 3 packs for a decent discount. PCPP doesn't see to find those for some reason.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming pc under $800"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Here, something similar to this maybe:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor $163.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $35.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Biostar B350GT5 ATX AM4 Motherboard $85.89 @ OutletPC
Memory *Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $67.89 @ OutletPC
Storage *Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $94.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake V200 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Rosewill 700 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $65.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $794.42
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-09 23:17 EDT-0400

You want as many cores as possible. This is the cheapest way to 8 cores 16 threads. (WTF is going on with the 1700, it was like $20 cheaper than the 1700x a week ago, must be out of stock or something).

Went with a decent aftermarket cooler.

Motherboard is the weakest part of the system, could use some improvement.

1TB SSD makes it easy to dump a HDD in there in the future.

There is some 3200mhz ram just slightly more expensive.

1660 ti with an excellent aftermarket cooler. A 5700 would serve you well too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming pc under $800"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

+1 jup

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming pc under $800"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

On mobile, forgive formatting.

Do you just have the single 120mm exhaust fan and no front fans? Corsair is selling their low end fans for like $5 apiece. I would probably pop one or two of those in the front for intake if you are.

Extreme Value would be
$130 Ryzen 1600.
$70 Micro atx b350 or b450 motherboard.
$60 psu.
$60 3000mhz ram.
$100 SSD.
$380 Nvidia 1160 ti.

Something like that. Definitely looking at Ryzen for the extra cores for streaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$600 pc build."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looks perfect! Ship it :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$600 pc build."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'll take a crack at it.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $135.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $92.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4 GB AORUS 4G Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $41.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $49.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Apevia - 312L-CGN 57.67 CFM 120 mm Fans $14.99 @ Newegg Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $640.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 20:28 EDT-0400

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: This is really in a sweet spot right now for budget builds. Not only will it perform better than any 4 core 4 thread i5, it might even edge out some older 4 core 8 thread i7's! The value is so compelling no other processor should be on your list.
  • Cooler: The 2600 will come with a cooler. As long as you keep the case cool, this will be more than sufficient for stock speeds, and maybe a little bump as well.
  • MOBO: Well reviewed value board. mAtx will save you some space and money. No reason to have a giant hunk of ATX case sitting around empty.
  • RAM: I argued with myself a little here. You can PROBABLY get away with 1 x 8GB stick for now, and add more later as needed. Considering that only cuts like $28 from the budget I was like F it, RAM sold in pairs is better for Ryzen anyway (as it is very picky). This RAM is even 3000 mhz, which you will undoubtedly need to enable in the bios. Probably run at either 2933, or overclock to 3200.
  • SSD: Ignoring the advice of Zerk2012, my preference is to start with an SSD, and then add a cheap $50 3TB drive later when you run out of space. Doesn't require you to reinstall windows, just shut down the computer, pop in the extra drive, and reboot. Boom, 2-3TB of extra space. (The pain in the *** is porting games over from your boot drive. Most the game clients like Steam have an easy way to do so though).
  • HDD: Not for now, save your money till your boot drive is 70% full (or so).
  • GPU: So this derives gaming performance. Find a 580, 590, or 1060 used and you will be good to go for 1080p gaming!
  • Case: Smallish case with a single rear exhaust fan. The proverbial "little black box". This instance is mAtx like the motherboard so it won't take up as much space. Has plenty of room on the front for a couple of intake fans.
  • Fans: These fans are SUPER cheap. This means you get 3 of them for the price of a single fan from some more expensive competitors. Add 2 of them to the front for intake, and store 1 of them in a drawer for when one of the 2 goes bad in a year :P Seriously, one of them will probably fail. That being said, many of my blue LED Apevia fans are still spinning in my HTPC 10 years after purchase....

There are many different ways to go here, the basic idea is get as much computer as you can for the price, and maybe make it easy to upgrade. This system minus GPU would be fine up to 4k resolution with a 2080 ti, at which point it would likely do you well to upgrade/update.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming / Programming / Photo Editing PC - $1500 USD - July 2019"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

GC- Does the evga 2070 Super OC edition justify the extra cost? If not will the basic version do fine?

In my opinion, no. I just get the base. You can get another 5-6% in extreme cases. Usually it is 0-2% performance uplift. To me, that is not justified with a $50-$200 premium.

There are other things to consider. Some coolers are blower style, and those work better in small form factor cases much of the time. Otherwise it is better to have a better cooling solution like those with multiple fans. In a larger case like we are recommending for you, there is no reason to get the blower style cooler unless aftermarket options just aren't available. (For every GPU sold to a consumer, an OEM like Dell buys multiple, and blower style works better in their air bereft cases. So NVidia and AMD both come out with a blower style first, generally speaking. Then aftermarket partners like Asus or EVGA play with it and try to do a better job.)

CPU - I am still undecided if I should get the 3900x for running VMs which would benefit from the extra cores or if I should just get the 3700x.

I think in the end your budget will determine this. If you are WILLING to spring for the 3900x, I would go ahead and do so. I don't think you will see much, if any, gaming performance uplift, but your workload DOES prefer core count, and I don't believe the extra cores will lie dormant by any stretch of the imagination.

PSU - EVGA G3 650 80+ Gold seems to be solid.

Rock solid PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming / Programming / Photo Editing PC - $1500 USD - July 2019"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

RAM - I went ahead and bought a DDR4 3200 Crucial from the previous suggestions. I belive there shouldnt be a huge performance difference or do you suggest I get the 3600 from yours?

Couple of percentage. How much did you get?

COOLER - What do I do with the Wraith Prism cooler that comes along? And is there a RGB version if I decide to bling out the build?

Oh, you want RGB. There are a metric butt-ton of options then.

GPU - Im planning to get the 2070 Super. Should I just get the founders edition? Any super is better. It is basically a cut down 1080 rather than than a dedicated smaller surface area GPU like the 2070.

Thank you for the KB/Mouse/Headphones/OS - I have those and plan to resuse existing setup.

Ah, I took that differently in your original post.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming / Programming / Photo Editing PC - $1500 USD - July 2019"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

List 2:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $329.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $52.04 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X570 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $156.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - RealSSD C300 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card $449.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $96.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.90 @ Newegg
Monitor HP - 24UH 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Keyboard G.Skill - RIPJAWS KM780R Wired Gaming Keyboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $47.19 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston - HyperX Cloud Alpha Headset $79.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1678.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-20 01:10 EDT-0400

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: 8 cores and 16 threads at a decent price point. Now, you CAN get into a much much cheaper 8 core 16 thread system if you jump back a generation to the R7 2700. Might leave as much as 20% performance on the table for lightroom though.
  • Cooler: Small(ish), quiet, decent performer. Jump into big air for better performance.
  • MOBO: Very solid x570 motherboard. Includes PCI 4.0 (which matters not ATM). Several m.2 slots, and plenty of other expansion.
  • RAM: 32GB is probably the minimum I would recommend for you considering your use case. Ryzen doesn't really like a ton of large kits, so this one should do for 3600mhz or so.
  • SSD: Not a speed demon, but it will do just fine. Plugs directly into the motherboard. Any SSD is much faster than a HDD, and will make zero difference in your workflow.
  • SSD2: Thrown in your Crucial drive to use for scratch space if applicable. Or to run a VM off of separate.
  • HDD: Just get whatever is cheap. Nothing of permanent importance should be kept here.
  • GPU: Okay, this determines gaming performance. A 2070 is pretty much overkill for 1080p gaming. Run every game at max settings. Now, once you decide on a 1440p (2k) monitor, you won't have to change your GPU. Just hook that monitor up too (dual monitors FTW) and play on. Might have to lower a few settings in some games, made up for with the wonderful higher resolution though.
  • Case: This beauty has a tempered glass panel and is well reviewed. Good airflow from the front of the case to the back through a mesh panel on front.
  • PSU: I am a PSU snob. They are important. In your budget, only consider gold certified or better fully modular units. Prefer units that are well reviewed.
  • OS: I'm assuming you have a win 10 key from your old computer which will be applicable to this one.
  • Monitor: existing
  • Keyboard: Cheapest mechanical keyboard with cherry MX switches. If you have never used a mechanical keyboard before.....you should be.
  • Mouse: I think logitech makes the best pointing devices. (Clicking around with my G500s now, so I put my money where my mouth is). This is a larger mouse suitable for a palm or claw grip. Better for palm I would say. Corsair makes the best claw grip mice.
  • Headphones: I prefer wireless headsets. I got sick of having them ripped off my head, or running over the cord with my chair. That being said, I use corsair RGB void pro's at home, and Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless (bluetooth) at work. I prefer the skullcandy. The Void pros are a little loose on my head, and they are open back. So I put in this recommendation as the last wired headset I used was Kingston HyperX, and I really like them.

Comment reply on Laowai92's Completed Build: Ruby

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very nice.

Super simple to drop in an RTX 5080 ti in a couple of years and dominate at 8K gaming lol. Seriously though, this has some legs on it, and should be a solid gaming machine for many years to come.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "suggestions for my pc 2k budget for all"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

As stated, they release early next month. Leaks show the new chips beating up on Intel at most price points, but you need to wait for hardware reviews before pulling the trigger.

We are all kinda holding our collective breath at this point. It is a terrible time to purchase anything at all. 2 weeks and the path forward will be much clearer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "suggestions for my pc 2k budget for all"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play? Do you have a preferred type such as esports titles like Cs:go or strategy. Or are you more of an RPG type? Could be any and everything as well.

Answers to those questions direct you to gpu, CPU, and monitor selection. It cascades from there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NEW BUILD"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, true. I didn't realize CS:GO was the target.

In that case, best bet is super duper high refresh rate 1080p with an intel processor. You want to push the framerate up into the 200FPS range and get a monitor that can display something like 165hz+.

Most other games that come out now and into the future should be more efficient with core usage. (now that 6 cores/12 threads are "mainstream").

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NEW BUILD"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You didn't specify a Monitor resolution. This will perform better than any system with a 2060 or 1160 in it @1440 resolution:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor €234.90 @ Amazon France
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-A Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard €79.90 @ Amazon France
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €76.89 @ Alternate
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €89.00 @ Amazon France
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card €507.51 @ Amazon France
Case Silverstone - PS15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case €76.90 @ LDLC
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply €95.30 @ Amazon France
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1160.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-17 02:18 CEST+0200

All prices from France. Is there a better PCPP site to pull?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NEW BUILD"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish you would have included a link...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Strategy gamer build £800"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If it wasn't so close to launch, I would just say 'meh, but what you can now and damn the consequences'. There are ALWAYS new products being released! The flip side of that is, the new architecture will be released for purchase very soon. The new x570 chipset comes with some compelling new features, and x570 > x470 > b450 I recommended in this build. (the 'b' is for budget :))

If you are willing to wait, then do so till the 7th of July, I cannot imagine the processor I suggested going up in price before then. Even if it does, the new processors will spank it in performance and still not cost an arm and a leg. source. Plan on spending $160(USD) or so for the x570 chipset. That is considerably more expensive than the B350 board I recommended for you with 2nd gen Ryzen. You will have several to pick from with integrated wireless components. To buy now:

  • Case - whenever you want, pull that trigger. I recommend watching a couple of reviews on HardwareCanucks youtube. They are absolutely brutal and can find fault with even a perfect case. Helps you determine what you are looking for IMO.
  • Power Supply - these are tricky. The PSU I recommended is nowhere near the "best of the best". Those units are reserved, in my mind, with units that have been well reviewed by the likes of Johnny Guru. (Again, brutal reviews of power units they receive. They take them the **** apart and review the internal circuitry!!!)
  • RAM - Hmmm. This is a bit of a conundrum. The new chipset is supposed to be able to support much faster speed of RAM. RAM speed really doesn't matter much for Intel, but AMD seems to capitalize on increased speeds. a youtube source. We really need some offcial reviews. What if 3400mhz+ RAM increases your FPS by like 9%. Might be worth it!
  • SSD - If you see any SSD go on sale with 1TB of space (or thereabouts) feel free to jump on that too. The SSD I recommended is still SATA, faster SSD's are NVME, which run on PCIE lanes. (Like your graphics card). Gonna be hard to tell the difference outside of a benchmark, so unless you have a ridiculous budget I wouldn't worry about it too much. Any cheap SSD is better than a similarly sized HDD!
  • Windows - Do some googling. I think they offer copies for $30(usd) in a number of instances you may qualify for. The licensing is such that they allow you to install windows without a key. So you can make sure your system boots before buying a key if that makes any sense to you.

If you are willing to wait on the next platform of CPU's then I certainly wouldn't pull the trigger on a GPU till next gen releases. I'm not real happy with the release prices, but they may still compress the market. Time will tell.

Good luck, and happy building!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Strategy gamer build £800"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD is killing it right now in the price to performance category. There are plenty of use cases where Intel still makes the most sense. Yours just isn't one of them.

As far as upgradeability goes, AMD for sure wins that crown. There are new processors coming out in a couple of months that will be drop in (no new motherboard needed). The socket is where the CPU plugs into the motherboard, this has remain unchanged for AMD since Ryzen initial launch in February 2017. While each successive launch comes a new chipset, and therefore new features. However, the new processors are still compatible with the motherboards that originally launched with Ryzen 1. If you want the new features, you have to change motherboards of course, but you get the generational performance uplift no matter what. So you can take one of the new 6 or 8 core gen 3 CPU s coming out soon and drop them onto your gen 2 board. (There are also 12 and 16 core CPUs coming out that old mobos just aren't designed for, so there is that caveot).

Intel is the counterpoint. Each new release requires you to purchase a new motherboard. This has been true for many years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Strategy gamer build £800"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Durability: Both Intel and AMD are very durable. While processors can and will fail, it is exceedingly rare.

Over-clocking: nah, the stock speeds are just fine. AMD already boosts pretty close to the "max overclock" zone. You can certainly eek out a little better performance with the aide of a $50-$100 aftermarket cooler. Other than that, the stock cooler is more than servicable for AMD. Your plan to stay at stock speeds and overclock later when the platform starts to show some age is perfectly reasonable.

Strategy games: the only claim I am making is the AMD chip will not perform noticeably worse in modern strategy titles, and should age better than it's more expensive Intel brethren.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Strategy gamer build £800"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, a fellow strategy gamer! Love it! I've been playing Offworld Trading Company lately (ty HumbleBundle). It isn't as deep as most of the titles you seem to enjoy, but it is fun just the same. I also recommend the Homeworld remastered collection. (Something old made beautiful again).

The thing about strategy games, is they tend to not max out the GPU. For 1080P resolution you would likely be fine with an £200 APU with onboard graphics! In order to ensure you can max out every game, I do think that a dedicated GPU makes the most sense. Still, no reason to light you money on fire. I believe a 1060 or RX 580 is plenty enough now and into the near future. You don't have the budget for far future.

This block of text is to make the argument that I think the important factor is going to be core count coupled with processor speed instead of just one or the other. The i5's in the £240 range are 6 cores or less. They can be overclocked very high with sufficient cooling. The 9600k boosts to 4.6ghz stock. That is pretty fast. AMD's counterpart is £160. It boosts to 4.2ghz stock. The difference is, the AMD part has SMT like an i7. So it is 6 cores, but 12 simultaneous threads of processing. On eSport strategy games like Starcraft 2, the i5 will probably always perform better. They focus on low end hardware (Korean). On strategy games like you play, though, there is way more opportunity for threaded optimization.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £157.98 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard £114.99 @ Box Limited
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £68.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £79.38 @ Box Limited
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card £159.00 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case £79.90 @ More Computers
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £59.04 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £799.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-13 16:55 BST+0100

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: 6 cores 12 threads 4.2ghz boost. Unlocked and Overclockable chip.
  • Cooler: The CPU comes with a capable air cooler at stock speeds. (It can even handle a minor overclock in well ventilated cases like the one I selected.)
  • MOBO: B450 isn't the top end chipset for AMD, that is the x450. This does everything you need though, including integrated wireless AC!
  • RAM: There is faster RAM, and Ryzen likes fast RAM for sure, but this is plenty fast enough to hit the "diminishing returns" wall. Make sure to turn on the XMP profile in the bios to hit the 3000mhz. Might be able to overclock it past that as well.
  • SSD: I upped the size to near 1TB, then sorted by price and chose the cheapest one. This will be just fine.
  • GPU: I went with an Rx 580 simply because of the price.
  • Case: Very good airflow, but still has a TG side panel to show off the beauty within. This case will be easy to build in as well, so that is good.
  • PSU: Semi-modular means several wires are not connected by default. It makes it a little easier to install and reduces cable clutter inside the case as you don't need to install un-needed cables.
  • OS: OEM is the cheapest way to go. Download the media creation tool from MS website and turn one of your flash drives into installation media.

Hope this helps!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Strategy gamer build £800"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

AIO coolers have a similar installation difficulty level to air coolers. They are "closed loop" (with some notable exceptions). This means you take them out of the box and install them just like an air cooler. Example: Corsair install video.

That being said, air coolers perform as good/better than water coolers depending upon a lot of factors. By perform, I mean in many dimensions such as cost, noise to cooling, and max cooling. 120mm AIO coolers like the MasterLiquid Lite 120 are made for very small form factor cases. In these cases, an air cooler that performs as good/better won't fit due to height restrictions.

TL;DR: You are correct, a similarly priced air cooler is orders of magnitude better than a MasterLiquid Lite 120.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I have little to know knowledge on parts. Can someone please build me a pc 1500-2000 price range for games like Rust, Vr chat, seige, etc(I Would like to run these with beast fps rates)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is everyone abandoning AMD CPU based builds? I mean, I agree in raw FPS Intel has the edge on AMD, but you can get 2nd gen 8 core SMT processors so dang cheap now....

Comment reply on Forum Topic "10 Year Anniversary Rig"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly with a 1080p monitor you are fine with an Nvidia 1160 or even rx 580/590. I think the 1160 ensures optimal frame rates though. You can lower your budget considerably if that is your target.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build a new gaming PC for me."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Number one consideration for a gaming machine is definitely the GPU. Then again, there are some ridiculous pairings. Like a 2080 with 720p resolution is beyond ridiculous right?

So, once you work out your resolution, then the computer basically builds itself. If you are happy with 1080p, then a NVidia 1160 or AMD RX 580/590 is more than sufficient for now. A 2070 or Vega 56 would be overkill for 1080p. That class of GPU is suited for 1440P. 2080 would be a step up from that, slight overkill for 1440, but barely sufficient for 4k (you still have to turn down graphics settings). Even a 2080 ti struggles at 4K.

In my oh so humble opinion, 1440P should be your target in your budget. Since that is the case, the GPU that makes the most sense is a 2070. (The new RX Navi GPU's from AMD MIGHT be a good fit too, but you can't buy them yet, and they haven't been reviewed). If you have room in your budget, sure, stretch up to a 2080 to ensure you can select max settings.

The CPU matters a little less at 1440P. It CAN make a difference, but most reasonable CPU's with 6+ cores are going to preform very well paired with a 2080 or 2070.

That being said, this build could very well work for you, and it might even perform better over time. (a source)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $227.73 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $139.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - GX2 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $92.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $679.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $85.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $465.76 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1892.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-12 22:05 EDT-0400

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: This CPU is 8 core with SMT. (16 threads of simultaneous processing). the i7-9700K absolutely wins against this processor head to head in almost any test. However, it doesn't have an appreciable "performance" difference. Therefore, I would save the $200 and spend it on your GPU instead.
  • Cooler: The CPU comes with a Wraith Cooler that will perform just fine at stock speeds. They aren't too loud either. Feel free to upgrade this to a $50-$80 cooler if/when you want to play around with overclocking.
  • MOBO: Very nice motherboard with everything you NEED to have for gaming and amateur overclocking.
  • RAM: 2x8GB is the sweet spot, and has been for a couple of years.
  • SSD: 1TB SSD. Plenty fast enough vs any plattered HDD ever made.
  • HDD: nah
  • GPU: 2080 as requested. Very very capable, though expensive GPU. Damn you AMD for not offering competition here (which would drive the price down).
  • Case: Case is 100% personal style and preference. There are certainly features that make some cases far superior to others. This case is very highly regarded, and has most of the must have features for a case in 2019.
  • PSU: Gold certified fully modular highly regarded Power Supply. Plenty of wattage for any mainstream single GPU system in 2019.
  • OS: User supplied.
  • Monitor: 1440P monitor with a fast TN panel and G-Sync.

Basically with the savings switching to an AMD platform, you can get the 2080 and a new monitor only $100 out of budget. Hope this helps!

AMD revealed several new products (both CPU's and GPU's) in the past week or so. These will not be available till next month though. So you may consider waiting until they come out. At the very least it should compress the market price-wise so your $1800 will buy a little more. The general consensus is to just pull the trigger when you are ready to buy, there will always be something new coming out. So either path is valid.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want to build a PC for trading with 4,5 monitors but don't know where to start"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe speed isn't as big a concern for you. In that case you can save a ton of money switching to AMD:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £111.97 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK - DELOS RBW 20.34 CFM CPU Cooler £52.35 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard ASRock - B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £82.49 @ CCL Computers
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £69.28 @ Amazon UK
Storage Patriot - VPN100 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £73.84 @ CCL Computers
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card £159.00 @ Amazon UK
Case Silverstone - PS15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £45.46 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £75.46 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £107.46 @ More Computers
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120 mm Fan £5.48 @ AWD-IT
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120 mm Fan £5.48 @ AWD-IT
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £788.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-12 14:14 BST+0100

Could you tell the difference between these two browsing the internet and using MS office...no. However, that particular Ryzen chip has more processing cores, and so it doesn't have any graphics onboard. This means the maximum number of monitors supported by the system would be 4 without adding another GPU. (The motherboard has spots to plug in monitors, but they will not function because this chip has no graphics cores, you would need an APU like the AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G. I think this matters not one bit, so I would keep the Ryzen 5 myself).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want to build a PC for trading with 4,5 monitors but don't know where to start"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I think speed is paramount as every ms counts. Toward that end I selected one of the fastest CPU's out there. I put it all in a small MicroATX form factor. The GPU supports up to 4 monitors. The motherboard supports up to 3. So this single GPU configuration can support 7 monitors.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor £359.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler £29.28 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock - B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £83.24 @ More Computers
Memory Patriot - Viper LED 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £64.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Patriot - VPN100 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £69.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card £159.00 @ Amazon UK
Case Silverstone - PS15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £45.46 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £75.46 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £107.46 @ More Computers
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120 mm Fan £5.48 @ AWD-IT
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120 mm Fan £5.48 @ AWD-IT
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1005.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-07 13:04 BST+0100

Comment reply on SumtinWong88's Completed Build: Walnut Wall-E

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

InWin has played around with wooden pieces on cases before. These are always low production volume items at an extreme cost.

I don't know why they have such trouble producing something like this in volume, but it has often been said that it will "never" happen.

Hey, if you are the guy that figures it out, could be a gold mine!

Beautiful case and build BTW. You might consider keeping the same case, and using some sort of stand-off to get the window away from the GPU. Make it look like it is on purpose like several Thermaltake cases with similar gaps.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, you ain't kidding there!!!!

Comment reply on TettenMan's Completed Build: Project The Golden Tower

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I would think complaints like this would be better directed to PCPP, not to an enthusiast that spent a ton of time, effort, and likely blood if my build experiences are anything to go by. So that is why negative Nancy's like yourself should hold your tongue and move on. Opinions are like ********, everyone has one. Doesn't mean you should make a stink!

Comment reply on TettenMan's Completed Build: Project The Golden Tower

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build! Wesley will enjoy it, I am sure. It is so neat that it is a centerpiece that he can show off! Even non-gamers will think it looks cool as ****!

Comment reply on jerameyj's Completed Build: Weston Ryzen 2920X Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are looking to up the ante even beyond the stratospheric heights you have already obtained, they make m.2 to pcie adapters. They generally only work right if your motherboard supports biforcation of the pcie slot(s). Asus discontinued theirs and the other 4xm.2 cards aren't well reviewed on Newegg, but maybe one of the 2xm.2 cards would be fun to play with (and get you away from the vertical mount). I think your chip will support up to 8xm.2 in raid 0 hahahhahhhah. Deb8ur did a video on it about a year ago.

Comment reply on jerameyj's Completed Build: Weston Ryzen 2920X Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

****, I missed the Samsung dive. TY.

Comment reply on jerameyj's Completed Build: Weston Ryzen 2920X Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard has a horizontal m.2 port under the big RGB heat spreader in the lower right corner. From their website: "ROG Strix X399-E Gaming motherboards are equipped with an M.2 heatsink integrated into the PCH heatsink. With a huge cooling surface, the M.2 heatsink perfectly chills an inserted M.2 SSD — for consistent performance and reliability. Featuring a stylish angular design, the M.2 heatsink adds a beautiful touch to the build, while the T-sensor detects temperatures in the vital M.2 area for instant monitoring."

The vertical mount was probably just an afterthought. I don't really like that style either, seems like they will snap right off. Just remove the 3 screws hold that heatsink down and you will be able to insert the m.2 drive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A build under 1200"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I would not do a soundcard myself. The motherboard has built-in audio output which is suffient for most people. Those that are "audiophiles" would be better served with something like this: https://www.jdslabs.com/products/48/objective2-odac-combo-revb/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pick a Mini Case!"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep in mind a lot of the truly small mini it cases like the node 202 require smaller than normal power supplies. These are called sfx size and they are not cheap generally speaking. The value options start near $45usd...

That was what made me chose a tiny case that actually supports atx PSU instead. I still spent like $80 on a seasonic focus gold because it is only 140mm long and fully modular.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build and 1 of 3 Builds for myself and kids"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It's all about balance. Having seen a crappy psu take an entire system out I always advise to err on the side of spending more.

I generally only recommend those power supplies that have been physically de-constructed and raked across the coals by the likes of http://www.jonnyguru.com.

So what is the difference in power supplies of a different caliber? Capacitors used, rectifiers and other electronic means of filtering power from the wall. The higher rated systems (rated by a third party organization known as 80 plus) generally have better components. These better components extend the life of the PSU and better protect your equipment. In the end every power supply should be made to fail. If some bad stuff comes out of the wall better to smoke your $80 PSU then your $300 CPU, and $300 GPU.

All that being said, it doesn't make sense to spend $150+ of your budget on a 800w platinum power supply. So in that case your neighbor was correct. Of, however, you are building a $3000 machine, why WOULDN'T you spend more to better protect it?

Corsair generally sells good power supplies. They don't actually make them though. There are actually only a few companies that actually manufacture psu's. They make them for companies like Corsair and others.

Sorry it isn't a simple answer. Here is my simple answer. Being an experienced builder, I anticipate spending around $80-$100 on a PSU no matter the build. I prefer fully modular platforms from evga, Silverstone and Corsair. I prefer gold certified power supplies to silver or bronze. Are there a ton of other power supplies that are just as good and $10 cheaper? Maybe, depends upon sales and such. It is too deep a field to keep track of so I don't even try. Using my method I take the easy route and I am guaranteed a good, solid power unit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "looking to build an optimized work/gaming rig"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

m.2 is just an interface. It comes in two versions. Plain jane SATA and fast PCIe. The PCIe is know as NVMe M.2. All that being said, plain SATA is fine for speeds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pick a Mini Case!"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

If you like the cube style cases I really like what the Thermaltake core V1 looks like. It is also super affordable so that is nice. You can add some 80mm exhaust fans if you like.

Black: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/fGvRsY/thermaltake-case-ca1b800s1wn00
White: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/M8Jkcf/thermaltake-case-ca1b800s6wn01

A more mainstream and larger option is the NZXT H200: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/ZZqhP6/nzxt-h200-blackblue-mini-itx-tower-case-ca-h200b-bl
It comes in a ton of color options.

A pretty unique case is the BitFenix Portal: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/mGzZxr/bitfenix-portal-blackwindowed-mini-itx-tower-case-bfc-pot-150-kkwkk-rp
It is nice looking, but really really large for mini-itx. The entire frame the internals mounts to slides out the rear.

My favorites have always been the super-thin HTPC style like:
Node 202: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/GsZ2FT/fractal-design-case-fdcanode202bk
Silverstone ML09B: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/cCdFf7/silverstone-ml09b-htpc-case-ml09b

There are several Silverstone variants that can even take full size (ATX) power supplies (though they recommend a shorter length of 140mm instead of the standard 150mm or long 160mm). Example: (outdated now) https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/MqmxFT/silverstone-case-sstrvz01be or new model: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/RgVBD3/silverstone-rvz03b-mini-itx-desktop-case-rvz03b
They both seem to be out of stock in Canada though.

Hope this helps!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build and 1 of 3 Builds for myself and kids"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Keeping as close to yours as possible.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $165.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS Black Core Edition Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar - MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply *Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Swiftech - HELIX120BW 55 CFM 120mm Fan $6.11 @ Amazon
Case Fan Swiftech - HELIX120BW 55 CFM 120mm Fan $6.11 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC - 24V2H 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $129.92 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $867.05
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-01 20:41 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Workstation with Almost Unlimited Budget"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

So consider something like this, and I will explain all the pieces:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor $879.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Deepcool - Fryzen 64 CFM CPU Cooler $79.69 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - X399 AORUS XTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard $435.83 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $369.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K4000 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $101.40 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card $1196.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - View 71 TG ATX Full Tower Case $168.08 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - Professional 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Newegg
Monitor LG - 34UM88C-P 34.0" 3440x1440 60 Hz Monitor $515.12 @ Amazon
External Storage Western Digital - My Book 6 TB External Hard Drive $128.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4385.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-01 18:00 EST-0500

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: 16 cores with SMT for 32 concurrent threads running. It will turbo to 4.4ghz out of the box. Should beat all intel chips in the same price category. As you add cores, they tend to run them slower (AMD and Intel) so there is a tradeoff there.
  • Cooler: Aftermarket cooler required. This one should keep it cool and quiet without having to resort to AIO liquid coolers. (None of which I trust for threadripper right now).
  • MOBO: This eAtx board is both huge and feature packed. Gigabyte Product Page
  • RAM: 4 x 16GB should help ensure compatibility for faster speeds than 8 x 8GB. If I was a little less lazy I would check the motherboard QVL list to find the fastest kit that will operate in 4 x 16.
  • SSD: So the slow SSD is fine to use for your OS drive. The two Intel ones are NVMe (PCI) SSD's that plug directly into the motherboard. I checked the motherboard manual and you can for sure RAID these two together. Raid 1 will net you a 1TB drive with a 1TB backup, Raid 0 will net you a 2TB drive with no backup.
  • HDD: I threw this in there for you to use to store projects and data long term. This is a value drive, but it is used extensively by BackBlaze and has pretty good numbers/failure rates.
  • GPU: The 2080 ti is great for professionals. You might be fine with a 1050 ti or AMD RX 580. It depends upon what Illustrator and photoshop workflows favor. Hell, several of these would work better with a very fast 4 or 6 core i7 vs Threadripper.
  • Case: This is very subjective. You can get a smaller motherboard (ATX instead of eATX) and open up a ton of other smaller/cheaper cases if that is what you are going for. This one is certainly pretty though.
  • PSU: Professional power supply at a price where I am worried they will come after you for theft lol. Really good PSU, at an exceptional price.
  • OS:
  • Monitor: 4k IPS monitor.
  • Other: A large USB drive to use for backkups and transporting large amounts of data. These "desktop" platforms are not that portable as they will require a wall power plug.

Hope this helps to at least get you started. Check out this comparison on Adobe: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Photoshop-CC-2018-CPU-Performance-AMD-Ryzen-2-vs-Intel-8th-Gen-1136/#BenchmarkResults

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Workstation with Almost Unlimited Budget"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Why Raid 1?

It isn't very safe, and it is no faster than a single drive? You could probably get just as much utility out of a 5TB USB drive that backs up a 1TB SSD if you are going for data security, and 2 x 512GB SSD in RAID 0 will give you an unsafe but fast to write drive if you are looking for fast scratch space.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Complete Set Up Challenge"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

wait...1100-2200? ****, I missed that mark by a long shot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Complete Set Up Challenge"

  • 6 months ago
  • -1 points

Sigh.

Male:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $165.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 590 8 GB Red Devil Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone - Redline RL05 (Black/White) ATX Mid Tower Case $83.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.32 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG - GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $18.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell - D2719HGF 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $189.77 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - K552-R KUMARA Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.03 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - GLAIVE RGB Aluminum Wired Optical Mouse $48.79 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1181.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-30 00:15 EST-0500

Female:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $165.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $115.98 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 590 8 GB Red Devil Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $57.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.32 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG - GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $18.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Apevia - 12L-CWH 57.67 CFM 120mm Fan $6.52 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell - D2719HGF 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $189.77 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - K552-R KUMARA Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.03 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS (White) Wired Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1149.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-30 00:30 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "H200 1440p 144hz max graphics"

  • 6 months ago
  • -1 points

Extra room in your budget could be used on Aftermarket cooler Like an AIO or on RGB bling bling RAM.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock - Fatal1ty X470 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $183.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $102.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card $349.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H200 (Black/Red) Mini ITX Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $86.74 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $109.99 @ Newegg
Monitor VIOTEK - GN27D 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $379.56 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1583.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-29 14:54 EST-0500

Comment reply on AlanMM's Completed Build: Compact Intel game PC

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy mother of god that is small!!! Awesome awesome build! You did a great job!

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