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About Ratchet7989

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  • Birthday 1996-10-25

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  1. I would if i could. Still in buying phase. All that's in the pic is what i have so no GPU, PSU, or RAM. But thanks anyway i will probably be nervous when the day finally comes.
  2. Do you like my shelf? its air cooled and has a CPU (sort of) in it Sometimes at night i can hear whisper "build meeee"
  3. My favorite things are those antennae. Remind me of car spoilers. Good looking build!
  4. AMD's Driver updates (20.2.2) have been out a couple days and I'm hearing good things. I'm getting close to choosing a GPU for my first build and I've narrowed it down to a RTX 2060 or a 5600 XT (Or a 5700/ 2060 super depending on sales and promotions at the time, but that's not important). For some reason i feel more drawn to the 5600 XT, i guess because of the price to power, but these driver issues are honestly scaring me away as a first time builder, I'm really just looking to build the thing and have it working fine and only really play with more technical overclocking down the road if i really feel a need to. And so far it sounds like the 2060 is a safe choice for that, but i still cant ignore the 5600 xt. So i'm asking how are these new drivers from AMD are treating everyone? Also, are the issues people are having happening more to people who upgrading to Navi GPU's or to fresh builds, or is it a pretty even mix? Sorry if i rambled a bit, thanks in advance for the response.
  5. Ratchet7989

    Aw Geez

    Look at me, posting build plans and not even introducing myself. Hey everybody I'm Ratchet! Happy to be here. Been a console gamer for a long time and very recently broke into PC world wanting to build my own rig. Gotta say the research has been a lot of fun and this community has been real helpful in the few minutes I've been on this forum. I hope one day i can be just as helpful to new comers like me! Very impressed!
  6. BOY HOWDY that was quick! Glad i came here first because it sounds like its back to the drawing board for me. Sincerely appreciate these opinions, knew i wouldn't regret coming here!
  7. Well its finally time to leave the comfort and conformity of console life and start something new, started this journey down the rabbit hole because all i wanted to do was up the memory a bit in my Lenovo Y700. I found myself getting fascinated with learning what is compatible with what so i decided this is gonna be my new hobby which i desperately needed. I live in America so $=USD Building something for gaming, not into streaming or content creation. I want it to be able to play today's games (Witcher 3, RDR2, AC Odyssey, etc.) at 60+ fps in 1080p (Just not interested in that 1440 life yet) Got a budget of $1,100 but willing to push $1,200 if need be (Not including shipping, tax, and warranties). Seems like prebuilt sites want to charge me over $1,500 for the things i want. I have spent the past 2 weeks compiling and comparing parts on PC part picker and i am 90% i have put together what i need but i wanna see what my favorite PC building community thinks before i pull any triggers. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-core processor This was recommended by PC gamer in their 2020 build guide which is where i started, doing some research i found nothing that said i shouldn't so i rolled with it Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard I chose the recommended chip set for my CPU and chose the best rated one for under $200, if you know of something better please feel free to say something. B450 seemed popular but X570 sounds like it comes ready for my cpu, no flash needed. Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2x8) DDR4-3600 Memory Just kind of went off Linus' recommendation in that video about RAM for 3rd gen Ryzen. Sue me it's RAM. Storage: Samsung 970 EVO 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME SSD (Why not?) Seagate Barracuda Compute 2TB 3.5" HDD (I'm cheap) GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 1660Ti 6 GB Ventus XS OC I wanted to go team red on this at first, thought it would pair well with the cpu, but any Radeon i liked people were having major driver issues with according to their reviews and i just don't want that headache, so team green it is! 1660Ti's price point seems appealing to me and is more than enough for 1080p in modern games according to several benchmarks from different people. Open to arguments for going back to Radeon or even scaling back to a 1660 super since that seems to be something people like talking about. PSU: Corsair RM 650 W 80+ Gold Fully Modular Gold. Modular. Good(?) Case: Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case i can only describe this thing as elegant overkill, the amount of expansion is ridiculous, the cable management in most other builds looks amazing and i just want it. Here's a link to my PC part picker parts list if you wanna see it (aaand lookie there it just put it all there in a nice list, huh), projected total is looking around $1,180 including windows 10, so looking within budget so far PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.36 @ Amazon Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ Newegg Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $274.99 @ B&H Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Amazon Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $109.86 @ Newegg Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1174.14 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-26 05:03 EST-0500 Thanks in advance! I look forward to hearing some opinions!