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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B350M Mortar
  • RAM
    1x8gb 2666 DDR4
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1060
  • Case
    Thermaltake H Versa
  • Storage
    1tb HDD, 1.5tb HDD, 120gb SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA 430W
  • Cooling
    1x case fan (don't judge me)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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    Provo, UT
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  1. Need advice on compatibility

    Build looks good to me for 1080p ultra. You may want to go for a 2x4 solution for the RAM instead of 1x8 so you can run it dual channel, unless you plan on upgrading later. Also, Windows 10 will cost about the same if you just buy a transferable Home license from Windows, which would be a better choice IMO because you don't run into issues if you change your parts around later. (Pro is much more expensive... but do you actually need Pro, or do you just want to be able to say you have Win10 Pro?)
  2. Need advice on compatibility

    So the 450w psu will technically be enough juice for what you're planning on doing. However, I'm not sure of the rating or tier level of that PSU. The quality, essentially. I'm not sure how well it can protect your components against surges and ripple and such. It could be fantastic tier 1, or (more likely) it's tier four or five at least, if not six or seven. I'm not sure where to find the PSU tier list, but @Droidbot created it I believe.
  3. Need advice on compatibility

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QPsmd6 Here ya go. Should be compatible. Don't worry about the RAM, it should be fine. Double check the stats from the Node 202 and that graphics card though; I've never heard of that brand of GPU, but that might be a function of my location.
  4. Need advice on compatibility

    That will probably work? As @Fruitsnacc said, if you put everything into pcpartpicker it'll tell you if your parts are compatible in terms of size. Also, lesson from experience: Do NOT cheap out on your PSU.
  5. good pc to upgrade to?

    Maybe OP should go for a Vega if he wants to go AMD. Otherwise, for the price of two 580s, you could get at least a 1070ti right now, if not a 1080 or 1080ti on the right sale, which would absolutely annihilate the two 580s in pretty much anything. EDIT: Oh. Two other people already said this. Oops.
  6. The pci-e wireless card I have in my custom desktop slows down internet access for every computer on my network to a crawl, relative to normal speeds, even when the computer is simply on but not in use (no downloads or games running). I have an Airport Extreme 7.7.8 router and my wireless card is the Rosewill RNX-AC1900PCE. I'm currently running a firmware update on the router, but does anyone know why this could be happening and how to fix it? I do have the most current driver for the wireless card, so far as I can tell. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  7. 3200 dollar gaming setup

    I'm a big fan of the G502, but I haven't tried the other two. Build looks good to me. Good luck!
  8. Help with a mid-range pc

    Build looks good as is, to me. I'm personally a fan of AMD's stuff generally, so I would go with the R5 1600 suggested above. However, the difference won't be anything to write home about between the two, as far as I'm aware. It's really a matter of preference at this moment in time. As to what the future holds in terms of games taking advantage of more cores, I have no clue. I'm not a game designer, or a CPU engineer. Get either, they should both be fine for a bit. Good luck with the build! Oh! One more thing. If you can, I would pony up for some extra RAM. 16gb will go a long way in gaming, particularly poorly optimized games such as-guess what- PUBG. Also being able to run dual channel will help you out. Basically, don't make my mistakes.
  9. Improve Build

    Definitely C haha, but thanks for checking.
  10. Improve Build

    No. I just noticed that my GPU temps were hitting the low 100s after only half an hour of Overwatch. I'm thinking that it's likely because my case is badly ventilated more than anything else, so that will likely be solved by extra case fans. I think I remember my CPU getting hot as well, but I haven't tested that in a while.
  11. Improve Build

    I'm having trouble finding the PSU tier list. Can you recommend one for me?
  12. Improve Build

    Thanks, everyone! It's looking like I should upgrade RAM > Cooler > extra case fans > PSU, so that's the order I'll work in. At some point I'll also replace the case for aesthetics.
  13. Improve Build

    Would you say the RAM or the PSU first? What are the tradeoffs? I have no idea. I'll need to check that once I get home for the holidays before I pack up my computer to ship to school.
  14. Improve Build

    I've actually already got an SSD and two hard drives in there. Sorry, I should have specified. Fixing post now. And yes, it computes. But it gets burning hot and I get weird framerate drop in some games. I'm aware that I need more RAM and more case fans, as well as an aftermarket cooler, but I'm wondering what people are recommending to do FIRST from those things.
  15. Improve Build

    I built this computer (my first build, huzzah) about nine months ago, and looking back, and knowing what I know now, I see some problems, by which I mean many, many problems and I have no idea where to start. Given $100 ish to spend on upgrading/fixing it, what would you do first? Would you flip any parts? CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 (stock speeds) Cooler: Stock Wraith Cooler GPU: EVGA GeForce 1060 6gb SSC PSU: EVGA 430 Watt 80+ certified RAM: 1x8gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2666 Motherboard: MSI B350M Mortar Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 (1 case fan) 1x SK Hynix 120gb SSD, 1x WD Blue 1tb, 1x Seagate Barracuda 1.5tb Thanks!