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  1. To my understanding, Thermal Grizzly thermal paste is corrosive to Aluminium. Does AMD use copper or aluminium on their processor contact plates? I'm looking at Ryzen 5 3600 in particular. Thanks in advance! Mag
  2. I'd like a Free Sync monitor, 27" recomendation in the $300 US price range. Much appreciated! PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($70.41 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H) Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($96.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.99 @ B&H) Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.95 @ Walmart) Power Supply: EVGA G5 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.35 @ Amazon) Total: $1069.65 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-09 10:45 EDT-0400 I have fans selected but Part Picker doesn't have them on their list.
  3. I think this should show for you. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mklangelo/saved/#view=ZWMXbv
  4. I'm going to spend extra time on the drawing boardin order to get the best my budget can offer. I've upped the budget a bit and came up with this: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mklangelo/saved/HG7MvK I can save 75% on the OS in a way that Part Picker doesn't recognize. I've got 300 set aside for my monitor. So this build will bring me in for ~$1500 US. I can live with that. I'd like your thoughts, as always.
  5. Wow. I'm so glad I posted here! You have saved me some headaches for sure. I haven't built a pc in ages.
  6. I'm going to buy a pre-built Windows 10 pc used for gaming and some productivity probably 50/50. I saw this particular Desktop on Amazon and was impressed. You thoughts are welcome! AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core 3.7 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) CPU Processor | 500GB SSD |ASRock B450M/AC Motherboard GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB GDDR6 | 16GB DDR4 3000MHz Gaming Memory with Heat Spreaders | Windows 10 Home 64-bit | Wraith Stealth Cooler Free Gaming Keyboard and Mouse | 1 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port | USB 3.0 (1 Front + 5 Rear), and 4 x USB 2.0 | Ethernet Port 3 x ARGB Dual RING Fans for Maximum Air Flow | Powered by 80 Plus Certified 550 Watt Gold Power Supply 1 Year Warranty on Parts and Labor | Lifetime Free Technical Support | Assembled in the USA I'm still doing homework on a G-Sync compatible monitor. Eventually I'd like to run dual 24-27" monitors. My price range here is $200-$300 US Dollars. I think this is priced attractively at $1099. I welcome your thoughts, questions, comments and concerns!