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  1. Thank you Sir! I've done a lot of unnecessary research on my recliner, in attempt to find the best value for the money. If I was to go the R5 2600 + cheap GPU - Would I notice much of a difference in comparison to the 3400G - I do like to multi task - but most of my applications aren't intensive. Not going to lie, I've always wanted a 6c processor - even tho I prob don't (need?) it. If I was to go that route - what cheap used GPU would you recommend for my non gaming needs lol. @Fasauceome Thanks for the suggestion - I've swapped out PSUs!
  2. Howdy Folks, Location: US Primary Use: Web Browsing - Youtube - Family Plex Server - Super Lite Gaming - Beginner Video Editing I.E. Home videos recorded from phone. Monitor: 31.5in - 1080p - 1920x1080 -Single Monitor- Currently using a HP Laptop connected to my monitor - '14 i3 4030u - 6gb RAM - etc - I've stripped windows down to the bare bones and i'm quite surprised how well it does run for what I use it for - but multi tasking by any stretch is impossible. So I feel anything at this point would be a quality upgrade for me! So essentially I'm looking for the fastest desktop I can build for around $500.00USD PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Walmart) Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.98 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.98 @ Amazon) Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.50 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.88 @ Amazon) Power Supply: EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Walmart) Total: $494.32 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-02 17:22 EST-0500 So first time using PCpartpicker this is what I've currently come up with. I chose the MSI motherboard for future upgrade ability - is this a solid option? Is the RAM proper speed for this processor? Pay no mind to the case selected - it's just there as a $$ place holder. I went with the 3400G APU - because I really don't think I have a need for a standalone GPU. Should I stick with the APU or purchase a higher core processor like a R5 2600 - and purchase a used bargain GPU Shew I think I've covered all the basics, all help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Frake34
  3. Just got a new AOC monitor. 31.5inch Great for my home office. Def not a gaming monitor, but I love it for my intended use. Snagged it for 129.99!
  4. I've noticed this same issue myself. After a long night of weeping in painless agony, I came to realize that I enjoy building/tweaking/setting up hardware...more so than actually playing games. So now I just help others with their rig, play some games with them...then move on to helping someone else. Rinse repeat.
  5. Thanks for all input! I believe I'm going to give the MikroTik Audience a shot!
  6. @dizmo Thanks for you suggestion, but a laptop would not work for them. Thanks, Frake34
  7. You cats are so smart. Way above my head. I am proud to have asked you such a question. Small parts Downstairs: Laptop 2 Phone Ps4 Upstairs: 1 Firestick MAX same 2 PHones Thanks, Chase
  8. Howdy Folks, I'm looking to upgrade my current router, but the question I have t ask is should I? Now of course I always want to spend money on tech, but I have to justify it with the wife LoL. So with that said, I am currently running an old Netgear N150 We've had it for a long long time. We live in a small townhouse apartment - with an upstairs. The router lives downstairs next to our Spectrum Modem. Downstairs on 2.4G I get around 25-30Mbp/s I'm about 6 Meters away. (Downstairs) Upstairs, obviously its worse. Needless to say, our incoming connection is 100Mbit/s Which I do of course receive plugged in. (ps4) I think I've provided all questions, all help will be thankful!! Thanks, Frake34
  9. @Daniel Z. Once again, thank you. You've saved me so much time and effort! lol. @jumballi Thanks aswell! you folks are GREAT! Thanks, Frake34
  10. @Daniel Z. Any Ideas withe RAM - while keeping with the budget? Thanks, Frake34
  11. @Daniel Z. Wow, that was fast! Exactly what I was looking for! What about RAM? In reference to keeping it around 300 Thank you so much! Frake34
  12. Howdy Folks, long time reader - first time poster. My father is currently running an old Dell PC. 1GB Ram - OLD Core Duo etc.... Before I got back into PC's again (literally just happened, thanks Linus) my first option was to find them an old refurbish PC online for around 199.99 of course anything would be an upgrade for them. They are so used to their old PC, that they don't realize how slow it is, nor wanting a new one. So me being the good son, I would like to surprise them with a new PC soon. Needs: Windows 10 Web browsing YouTube Supports VGA monitor - with potential for HDMI (when I purchase them a monitor) Soon to come 1 or 7 emails a year (lol) That's it! Keep it simple stupid. I've been out of the PC building game for 10+ yrs - I have no idea whats a good deal or garbage. Thanks to rediscovering the channel, I've begun to fall in love with tech again. Ultimately I would like to keep the budget around $300 USD I don't even know if that's possible. All Input is greatly appreciated! Thanks, Frake34