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Build guide recommendations megathread (update!)

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I need help. No experience in building computers, just a lot of reseach. I'm diving right in though. Will this work for a beginner gaming PC? Need advice and guidance. Please and thank you........(Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 3000 MT/s (PC4-24000) CL15 SR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Memory - BLS8G4D30AESEK (Red),   AMD Ryzen 3 2200G Processor with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, Power Supply, MSI Gaming AMD Ryzen B350 DDR4 VR Ready HDMI USB 3 CFX ATX Motherboard (B350 TOMAHAWK), Inland Professional 480GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (480G))

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, BD322 said:

500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W

change that to a tier c+

2 minutes ago, BD322 said:

B350 TOMAHAWK

might need a bios update, worse vrms than the b450


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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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38 minutes ago, BD322 said:

EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W, Power Supply,

I'd change that to a Corsair CX450. Those EVGA W1 power supplies aren't that great.. 

49 minutes ago, BD322 said:

MSI Gaming AMD Ryzen B350 DDR4 VR Ready HDMI USB 3 CFX ATX Motherboard (B350 TOMAHAWK)

It's not a bad motherboard, but it may need a BIOS update.

I would recommend an ASRock B450M Pro4.


 

 

 

 

My PC:

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CPU: i5 4460

Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-HD3

RAM: 8GB AMD DDR3 1600MHz

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB

Case: In Win Mana 136

Storage: Crucial MX500 250GB + WD Blue 1TB

PSU: Corsair CX450M

Monitor: Blaupunkt 32" TV + Samsung S24D590L 

Cooling: Knockoff of an Intel stock cooler

Keyboard: Steelseries Apex M500 (Cherry MX Red, UK layout)

Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

My phone:

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (N960F)

CPU: Samsung Exynos 9810

RAM: 6GB

GPU: Mali-G72 MP18

Storage: 128GB internal storage + 128GB Samsung microSD card

My laptop:

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Acer Nitro 5

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

RAM: 8GB DDR4

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 560X

Storage: 1TB HDD

 

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Greetings,

I am wanting to build a gaming PC in September- October and am wondering what components to use

Here are my theoretical components:

 

CPU: (Upon release) Ryzen 5 3600 (250 AUD)

GPU: Gigabyte Dual-fan 1660 ti (1800mhz) (480 AUD)

RAM: G. Skill Value 2666 Mhz 2x 8Gb (180 AUD)

Motherboard: Gigabyte AORUS M (150 AUD)

Storage: Seagate Firecuda 1tb 128mb 8gb flash (120 AUD)

PSU: Corsair VS750 80+ Bronze (100 AUD)

Case: Rictoro CR500 (75 AUD)

Fans: Noctua Industrial (Max 2500 RPM) x 4 (35 AUD each)

 

Plz, tell me what I should change. 

 

Monitor Recommendation would also be appreciated.

 

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1 hour ago, ThatOtherRedditMann said:

Greetings,

I am wanting to build a gaming PC in September- October and am wondering what components to use

Here are my theoretical components:

 

CPU: (Upon release) Ryzen 5 3600 (250 AUD)

GPU: Gigabyte Dual-fan 1660 ti (1800mhz) (480 AUD)

RAM: G. Skill Value 2666 Mhz 2x 8Gb (180 AUD)

Motherboard: Gigabyte AORUS M (150 AUD)

Storage: Seagate Firecuda 1tb 128mb 8gb flash (120 AUD)

PSU: Corsair VS750 80+ Bronze (100 AUD)

Case: Rictoro CR500 (75 AUD)

Fans: Noctua Industrial (Max 2500 RPM) x 4 (35 AUD each)

 

Plz, tell me what I should change. 

 

Monitor Recommendation would also be appreciated.

 

Your component list could use a few changes such as changing the PSU, RAM and the addition of an SSD.

 

Below is what I would recommend, changed parts are underlined and in bold text:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (250 AUD)

Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus M (150 AUD)

RAM: G.Skill Aegis 16GB 3000MHz  (141.90 AUD) (reason for change: g.skill aegis is cheaper and higher frequency)

GPU: EVGA GTX 1660 Ti XC Gaming (448.80 AUD) (reason for change: cheaper card but is still just as good as the gigabyte card, if not better)

Storage: Crucial MX500 250GB + Seagate Barracuda 2TB (MX500 is 75 AUD, Seagate 2TB is 80 AUD) (reason for change: having an SSD and a HDD rather than an SSHD is better value)

PSU: Corsair CX450M (79 AUD) (reason for change: Corsair VS-series PSUs are crap, CX-series PSUs are much better)

Case: Riotoro CR500 (75 AUD)

Fans: Noctua Industrial x4 (35 AUD each)


 

 

 

 

My PC:

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CPU: i5 4460

Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-HD3

RAM: 8GB AMD DDR3 1600MHz

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB

Case: In Win Mana 136

Storage: Crucial MX500 250GB + WD Blue 1TB

PSU: Corsair CX450M

Monitor: Blaupunkt 32" TV + Samsung S24D590L 

Cooling: Knockoff of an Intel stock cooler

Keyboard: Steelseries Apex M500 (Cherry MX Red, UK layout)

Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

My phone:

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (N960F)

CPU: Samsung Exynos 9810

RAM: 6GB

GPU: Mali-G72 MP18

Storage: 128GB internal storage + 128GB Samsung microSD card

My laptop:

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Acer Nitro 5

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

RAM: 8GB DDR4

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 560X

Storage: 1TB HDD

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, ThatOtherRedditMann said:

Hmmm, what about the Cooler Master MWE Gold 750 Watt PSU?

is good, but there's no reason whatsoever to get 750 watts, 550 or even 450 watts is more than sufficient


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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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btw, next update will be in a couple months, we aren't doing something right now because of the rumors of zen2

 

you can always ask us for help if you want something right now


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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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Sorry, I've never used a forum site so I don't really know if this is the right place to ask for this, but I've never built a pc before and I'm interested in one of the $1200 recommended builds. I'm not very knowledgeable on parts or even assembly so if anyone could please give me tips, advice, or even link a Youtube video that may be helpful, I would be very thankful. Forgive me if I'm in the wrong place or if I'm asking too much out of you guys.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
57 minutes ago, Rat0 said:

 

normally you make a thread for it, but since I'm here anyways

 

 


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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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1 hour ago, Rat0 said:

-snip-

 

What are you doing with the computer?


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Laptop (Legion Y7000)

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10 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

@LukeSavenijeThank you very much

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I have a suggestion, regarding cpu khööler list. Perhaps an addition of stack heights would be very useful (and that too for maximal cooler height in case of..cases)

 

Btw, are there any recommended case fans? Which are reliable, move enough air, etc.

 

If neccessary, I can write the dimensions of CPU coolers and case CPU allowances, if that would be any help.

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2 hours ago, Vejnemojnen said:

have a suggestion, regarding cpu khööler list. Perhaps an addition of stack heights would be very useful (and that too for maximal cooler height in case of..cases)

pass that to @WoodenMarker


PSU Tier List 4.0 (UPDATED)//Motherboard VRM list//Graphics card (cooling) tier list//Build Guide Megathread//Motherboard Tier List//Linux Guide//Community standards

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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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On 5/19/2019 at 2:51 AM, Vejnemojnen said:

I have a suggestion, regarding cpu khööler list. Perhaps an addition of stack heights would be very useful (and that too for maximal cooler height in case of..cases)

Btw, are there any recommended case fans? Which are reliable, move enough air, etc.

If neccessary, I can write the dimensions of CPU coolers and case CPU allowances, if that would be any help.

I'm not sure if that would work well with the current formatting. If the cooler names are fully expanded / separated, the list would be several times longer. It could also be dependent on ram clearance and raising the fan, or the 'standard' fan height being higher than the heatsink alone. 

Most info for height can be found on pcpartpicker or the manufacturer's website. 

There are so many decent fans and which makes the most sense depends on pricing and what the user is looking for. Most of the time, the stock case fans are fine already. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Gegger said:

meh... we're still busy on renewing, should get even better here


PSU Tier List 4.0 (UPDATED)//Motherboard VRM list//Graphics card (cooling) tier list//Build Guide Megathread//Motherboard Tier List//Linux Guide//Community standards

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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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47 minutes ago, hello_there_123 said:

Terrible. I'm too lazy to point out all the things wrong with it but for example the m12ii is listed as "great". 

I posted that before zen 2 happened

 

also I posted it for the low end stuff 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, hello_there_123 said:

Terrible. I'm too lazy to point out all the things wrong with it but for example the m12ii is listed as "great". 

then i should show you something i got sent yesterday by someone...

https://www.gamingscan.com/psu-hierarchy/


PSU Tier List 4.0 (UPDATED)//Motherboard VRM list//Graphics card (cooling) tier list//Build Guide Megathread//Motherboard Tier List//Linux Guide//Community standards

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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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Hello there I'm wondering if someone would help me figuring this out, if this worthwhile getting for $380 ?
 

  1. Ryzen 2400G
  2. Asus Prime B450M-A/CSM
  3. SSD Adata 120 GB
  4. EVGA PSU 450W 80+ Bronze
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Posted · Original PosterOP

we got updates!


PSU Tier List 4.0 (UPDATED)//Motherboard VRM list//Graphics card (cooling) tier list//Build Guide Megathread//Motherboard Tier List//Linux Guide//Community standards

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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k  @5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3500 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)  PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

 

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Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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