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ComputerNerdDude158

Building pc for a friend

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, I'm building a PC for a friend, been building computers for a while, but I have a little oem with a i5 3470 8gb ram, but the gpu is where I just don't know what to do, I was thinking the gt 1030, but also the gtx 1050 ti low profile, which should I get? Is the gt 1030 worth it? I wanna go with the cheaper one if it's still good cause I am not getting paid to make this build and so yeah, it has a 240 watt power supply too, that is important to say

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Get the 1050Ti and upgrade the PSU. 


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Intel Core i7 7800X 6C/12T (4.5GHz), Corsair H115i extreme performance liquid cooler (280mm radiator), Asus Prime X299-A, Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4X4GB 3000MHz DDR4), MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G (2.113GHz core & 9.104GHz memory), 1 Samsung 960 Evo 250GB NVME M.2, 1 Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, 1 Samsung 850 Evo 500GB SSD, 1 WD Red 1TB mechanical drive, Corsair RM750X 80+ Gold fully modular PSU, Corsair Obsidian 750D full tower case, Corsair Glaive RGB mouse, Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 (Cherry MX Red) keyboard, Asus VN247HA (1920x1080 60Hz 16:9), Windows 10 Home 64 bit. 

 

 

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Where are you and how much budget do you have?

 

Have you considered an RX 570?

 

They are way better than the 1050 Ti's and can be had for around the same price...

 

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1050-Ti-vs-AMD-RX-570/3649vs3924


CPU: i7 4790k @ 4.4GHz COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO GPU: RX Vega 56 MOBO: MSI Z97s Krait Edition RAM: 16GB DDR3 2400MHz PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 1000W 80+ Gold  STORAGE: 256Gb Samsung SM951 SSD + 250Gb Samsung 840 + 2Tb HGST 7200RPM CASE: AZZA Titan 240X DISPLAYS: Samsung U24E590D 2160p 60Hz + Acer ED242QR 1080p 144Hz OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

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-Moved to New Builds and Planning-

 

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17 minutes ago, ComputerNerdDude158 said:

Hey guys, I'm building a PC for a friend, been building computers for a while, but I have a little oem with a i5 3470 8gb ram, but the gpu is where I just don't know what to do, I was thinking the gt 1030, but also the gtx 1050 ti low profile, which should I get? Is the gt 1030 worth it? I wanna go with the cheaper one if it's still good cause I am not getting paid to make this build and so yeah, it has a 240 watt power supply too, that is important to say

+1 on upgrading PSU and buying a RX 570. It is a remarkably snappy card for the price and will destroy a gt 1030 and a gtx 1050ti.

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Get an rx 570 and upgrade the PSU.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 570 4 GB AREZ STRIX OC Video Card  ($124.99 @ Newegg Business) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($54.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $179.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-22 12:27 EDT-0400

 

Something like this would be the best course of action

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This PC was in real bad shape when I got it, the Cpu was dead, it had no ram, the hard drive was dead (was gonna put a ssd in anyways) and all the fans were locked, I rebuilt it cause the guy I'm building it for wants it to be a sff so he has room for it in his house, so that's why I'm doing this instead of building a whole new pc

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Ok you cannot upgrade that psu without 24pin atx to 6pin adapter and you need to re wire that adapter too

Look that post how to re wire it.

 

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