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  1. Between the MSI B450-A Pro MAX and ASRock B450 PRO4, which should we go for? I presume MSI B450 A-Pro MAX as it has confirmed support for Zen 2 APUs?
  2. I noticed a good PCI-E Wi-Fi cards is really expensive compared to the built in motherboard ones. Intel has some M.2 variants but then the B450 motherboards have just one M.2 slot. This simple build is honestly getting so difficult with all the requirements my friend needs...
  3. My friend's build is finally coming together and the only thing we're missing is a motherboard. We need a motherboard that apparently has 2 display outputs in the form of DVI and HDMI/Displayport, and supports Wi-Fi. We're also looking for something that should be able to support next gen Ryzen 5 4600G in case she upgrades and needs the additional processing power. Friend is hoping to spend $150 CAD. Any recommendations? Only motherboard I've found is the ASROCK B550(M) Pro 4 but it doesn't have Wi-Fi.
  4. Budget (including currency): $1,000 CAD Before Tax Country: Canada Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro Other details: Just the price of the desktop itself will b $1,000. Prefer ATX motherboard for upgrade reasons down the line, and usually better components. Friend is looking to build a new desktop for Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro and I'm gonna put it together for her. Looks like Intel and AMD are trading blows and since she's currently working on an ancient Intel laptop, anything is an upgrade for her. She only wishes to buy new with new components from Amazon, Canada Computers, etc. Have no idea what's good for Adobe programs but I figured something like this is a good start: PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($128.75 @ shopRBC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($41.99 @ Newegg Canada) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Memory Express) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($154.99 @ Memory Express) Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon Canada) Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($188.65 @ Vuugo) Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.05 @ Vuugo) Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Memory Express) Total: $1068.40 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-21 21:45 EDT-0400 The hard drive is just a placebo for the Costco 8TB hard drive that we're gonna shuck.
  5. Well it isn't my decision. It's my friend's decision. Been trying to steer her towards something like what you posted cus it's better bang for buck but if they want brand spanking new, they want brand spanking new.
  6. That's not going to work. The CPU and mobo itself is inherently used so it'll be a no. It needs to be brand new, new. Meaning everything new if she goes that route. Either way I'll let her decide... Thanks for the assistance though
  7. Can you link me? I can't put together a system for $900 CAD offering the same performance using new parts. It's down to this system or buying brand new parts.
  8. I put together a similar build, changing just the motherboard to the MSI B450 Tomahawk and PSU to a Corsair TXM 550 and grand total is $1,080 + tax. If I change it to a NVIDIA GTX1650, it's $1,090 + tax. That's $1,220 after taxes compared to $900. Realistically, probably $850 after a bit of haggling with him since we're good friends. How can you get the same or similar build for $900? Keep in mind in the OP, PCPartPicker doesn't have prices available for the motherboard and PSU so I'd have to substitute if I build a new PC from scratch myself.
  9. Unfortunately no. But the good thing is that the SSD is pretty empty so if I do have to format, it shouldn't take too long... Maybe 3 hours from start to finish.... Lol
  10. He barely used it in the past year he's owned it. Probably turned on and used for a max of 30 days. Yes meaning like 720 hours of up time at most lol. It's so clean there's no dust in there, and no he didn't clean it either cus he wouldn't do such a good job cleaning it.
  11. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $195.95 @ shopRBC Motherboard Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $175.99 @ Newegg Canada Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.95 @ Amazon Canada Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 8 GB GAMING Video Card $218.50 @ Vuugo Case Deepcool MATREXX 55 V3 ADD-RGB 3F ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg Canada Power Supply SeaSonic 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $775.38 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-16 00:03 EDT-0400 My friend is looking to sell his PC, fully built, for about $900CAD. Seems the only weak point is the motherboard? It appears to be a budget X470 motherboard with average VRM phases which means it may not turbo or overclock as well as say a MSI B450 Tomahawk? Probably wouldn't play nice with a Ryzen 7 3700X or Zen 3 either? Looking to use it for productivity work like Photoshop and video editing and gaming. I should mention he barely used it in the past year he's owned it. Probably turned on and used for a max of 30 days. Yes meaning like 720 hours of up time at most lol. It's so clean there's no dust in there, and no he didn't clean it either cus he wouldn't do such a good job cleaning it.
  12. Yeah everything was just slow and didn't load properly. Couldn't play Twitch 1080P60 and YouTube 1080P60 properly without it looking like 10FPS. Since it only started doing this recently, I'm leaning more and more towards Windows needing to be clean installed again.
  13. It's already on the latest BIOS so I guess I'll just have to format. I'm removing the laptop battery.
  14. Doubt it since I can run Prime95 and charge the battery from 0 no problem. All 4 threads are available according to Task Manager. Maybe Windows just got corrupted somehow?