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No Dollar Wasted PC Build Guide

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Now that we’ve got new hardware to play with, it’s time to resurrect the Build Guides once again, this time looking for the absolute best bang for the buck!

 

 

Buy the build:
On Amazon: https://geni.us/svZJn
On Newegg: https://lmg.gg/8KVwZ


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but...but...RGB?


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

EVGA G3 thread, BR/BT threadSeasonic Focus thread, S12II/M12II thread, Userbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions

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"bang for buck", a tag i'll never click


Current, New System

 

Mobo: MSI MEG Z390 Godlike // CPU: i9-9900K // GPU: Galax Hall of Fame RTX 2080 Ti // RAM: 32GB Vengeance LPX // Cooling: D15S with 3 Noctua Fans // Storage: 1TB SSD Samsung 860 EVO, 6TB Seagate Barracuda PRO // PSU: RMi 850w 80+ Gold // Case: TT View 37 RGB Edition

 

Old System (Now Retired)

 

Mobo: Asus B85M-E // CPU: i7-4770K // GPU: Gigabyte G1 1070 // RAM: 16GB Single Channel // Cooling: Stock Intel // Storage: 167 GB SDD OCZ Agility3, 2 TB Seagate Barracuda // PSU: AeroCool Strike X 800w 80+ Silver // Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Blue LED Mid-Tower

 

Peripherals And Others

 

Mouse: Razer Mamba Tournament Edition // Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow X Chroma Mercury White // Headphone: Razer Man'O War 7.1 // Display: LG 2560x1080 25' 60Hz Ultrawide // UPS: Pure Sine Wave, Online Topology 3000VA (2100w) (this shit is heavy as fuck)

 

- Previously ReggieGRS

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Rolling with the RTX 1070 in a $1000 budget build, just in case you need that ray-traced Minecraft


This is a great video for sure but I'd really like to see them do something like this with used parts (unless scrapyard wars already has)


I got a computer and the parts for free

And now I list my speccy bois

 

Dell Precision T3600

Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta

 

Peripherals

Lenovo (IBM branded) Enhanced Performance USB Keyboard

Roccat Kone AIMO

Steelseries $10 mousepad I bought at Walmart idk what it is

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I was expecting a tweezer joke.

 

You did not let me down at all.

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Loving the force lightning, didn't know Anthony was related to Palpatine. Looks like a well put together guide from start to finish which is nice to see, this might not be the most profitable content but it's the most needed content to help people to build a PC or at least learn about what's inside the PC they already have. Most people start off with something pre-built and then add onto it or build a new computer once the prebuilt is out grown, guides like these are a big help.

 

One tip I've discovered for myself is to get a long #2 philips screw driver, being able to turn it with your hand well away from the case makes assembly much easier and less likely that you'll bump into something with your hand or cut it on a cheaply finished case.

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lmao a 50$ ssd for 256gb when you can get 500 for the same price


PC (Main)

 

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TG (11/10) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920s

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone XR 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

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My old computers:

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14 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

lmao a 50$ ssd for 256gb when you can get 500 for the same price

But it won't have DRAM


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5 minutes ago, Lurick said:

But it won't have DRAM

more space tho

like 250gb nvme vs 500gb sata w/ dram


PC (Main)

 

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Cryorig M9 Plus   Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White TG (11/10) PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz Webcam: Logitech C920s

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone XR 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

Audio:

Schiit Fulla 2 & Sennheiser HD 598 Cs | KZ ZS10 Pro

 

My old computers:

Athlon XP + 2GB DDR1 + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 

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A VEGA56 Build would have been nice as they are on sale for under 300€ in some regions.

VEGA64 are way under 400€...


"Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works"

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

A VEGA56 Build would have been nice as they are on sale for under 300€ in some regions.

VEGA64 are way under 400€...

It's worth noting that this video was written and shot well over a month ago, and it looks like the price dropped from ~$400+ USD on Vega 56 down to ~$300 since then. Given that the RTX 2070 is $500, Vega would have been the pick if I were building it today.


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love the video, but you plugging in the ground wire into the outlet had me literally jump in my seat. Now i know in North America the leads are not round and the ground is, but for any european replicating this, it could be seriously dangerous. Especially considering this is an educational video.

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10 minutes ago, GabenJr said:

It's worth noting that this video was written and shot well over a month ago,

That's a long pipeline you have...

But a month ago, VEGA Prices were already dropping, at least over here...

Bought my V64 Nitro+ for 439€ and could have gotten it 50€ cheaper (or was it 70€ even? don't remember) A week or two later...

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and it looks like the price dropped from ~$400+ USD on Vega 56 down to ~$300 since then. Given that the RTX 2070 is $500, Vega would have been the pick if I were building it today.

Yeah, you could do something else with VEGA.

Just show your users that VEGA is there and its not that bad.

Right now the cheapest ones are the ASUS with DVI.

 

 

PS:
I love the Verge References and how you called the thing "Tweezers" :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
24 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

That's a long pipeline you have...

This was from the week Linus was OoO, but the video had 3 different camera angles and screencap, so it took a while to edit and kinda got pushed as a result. Pipeline isn't normally that long.


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35 minutes ago, GabenJr said:

It's worth noting that this video was written and shot well over a month ago, and it looks like the price dropped from ~$400+ USD on Vega 56 down to ~$300 since then. Given that the RTX 2070 is $500, Vega would have been the pick if I were building it today.

And Vega 64 has been around $420-440 the whole time. Considering the 2070 is only 10% more performance, the V64 would be better bang for the buck.

 

I also love how you completely landed on a good power supply by coincidence :/

Self promo, but check out the PSU Tier List???


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Intel Core™ i7-8700K (Won at LTX, signed by Dennis) | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS GAMING 5 | Sapphire AMD RX VEGA 64 | Define C TG -> NZXT H500 | Corsair CX550M -> Corsair Vengeance 650M Silver| Cooler Master Hyper 212 BLACK RGB

 

Pacific Spirit XT (CPU signed by Dennis!) (Planned)

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Laptop (Legion Y7000)

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i5 8300H | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 1050 Ti | Power Brick


 

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builds best price/performance pc, uses Windows. biggest facepalm ever. 

 

the rest of the video was good though. 


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1 minute ago, firelighter487 said:

builds best price/performance pc, uses Windows. biggest facepalm ever. 

 

the rest of the video was good though. 

Ebay $6 key forever :P


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Helios EVO (Main):

Intel Core™ i7-8700K (Won at LTX, signed by Dennis) | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS GAMING 5 | Sapphire AMD RX VEGA 64 | Define C TG -> NZXT H500 | Corsair CX550M -> Corsair Vengeance 650M Silver| Cooler Master Hyper 212 BLACK RGB

 

Pacific Spirit XT (CPU signed by Dennis!) (Planned)

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Intel Core™ i7-4720HQ (Taobao Special) | Asus MAXIMUS VI Formula | 16GB Kingston Black DDR3-1600 | 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR3-1600 | ASUS DirectCU II HD 7970 3GB | Define C TG | Corsair CX550M | Intel Stock Cooler

Laptop (Legion Y7000)

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i5 8300H | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 1050 Ti | Power Brick


 

Intel is bringing DDR4 to the mainstream with the Intel® Core™ i5 6600K and i7 6700K processors. Learn more by clicking the link in the description below.

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Just now, LienusLateTips said:

Ebay $6 key forever :P

that's still $6


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Just now, firelighter487 said:

that's still $6

that's still a bit better native game support, some driver optimizations and some more software being compatible


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Helios EVO (Main):

Intel Core™ i7-8700K (Won at LTX, signed by Dennis) | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS GAMING 5 | Sapphire AMD RX VEGA 64 | Define C TG -> NZXT H500 | Corsair CX550M -> Corsair Vengeance 650M Silver| Cooler Master Hyper 212 BLACK RGB

 

Pacific Spirit XT (CPU signed by Dennis!) (Planned)

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Intel Core™ i7-4720HQ (Taobao Special) | Asus MAXIMUS VI Formula | 16GB Kingston Black DDR3-1600 | 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR3-1600 | ASUS DirectCU II HD 7970 3GB | Define C TG | Corsair CX550M | Intel Stock Cooler

Laptop (Legion Y7000)

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i5 8300H | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 1050 Ti | Power Brick


 

Intel is bringing DDR4 to the mainstream with the Intel® Core™ i5 6600K and i7 6700K processors. Learn more by clicking the link in the description below.

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Just now, LienusLateTips said:

that's still a bit better native game support, some driver optimizations and some more software being compatible

it's not legal though. and as @seoz can verify the driver optimization is a thing of the past. a native linux game performs the same as the same game on Windows. 


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1 minute ago, firelighter487 said:

it's not legal though. and as @seoz can verify the driver optimization is a thing of the past. a native linux game performs the same as the same game on Windows. 

again, natively... a lot of indie games, and many other software don't have support last time i checked, but don't quote me on that


Helpful Links: PSU Tier List 3.0 | Don't buy the S12II/M12II | Avoid the EVGA G3 | EVGA BR/BT? no. noooo. | buy (almost) anything except focus

 

Helios EVO (Main):

Intel Core™ i7-8700K (Won at LTX, signed by Dennis) | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS GAMING 5 | Sapphire AMD RX VEGA 64 | Define C TG -> NZXT H500 | Corsair CX550M -> Corsair Vengeance 650M Silver| Cooler Master Hyper 212 BLACK RGB

 

Pacific Spirit XT (CPU signed by Dennis!) (Planned)

Spoiler

Intel Core™ i7-4720HQ (Taobao Special) | Asus MAXIMUS VI Formula | 16GB Kingston Black DDR3-1600 | 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws IV DDR3-1600 | ASUS DirectCU II HD 7970 3GB | Define C TG | Corsair CX550M | Intel Stock Cooler

Laptop (Legion Y7000)

Spoiler

i5 8300H | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 1050 Ti | Power Brick


 

Intel is bringing DDR4 to the mainstream with the Intel® Core™ i5 6600K and i7 6700K processors. Learn more by clicking the link in the description below.

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2 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

again, natively... a lot of indie games, and many other software don't have support last time i checked, but don't quote me on that

well Proton has come a long way. just look on https://www.protondb.com/ to see how many Windows games already run on Linux thanks to it. 

 

also if by many other software you mean adobe etc then yes, but the average gamer doesn't use that. if you just want an OS to play some CS:GO Linux is great because that game is natively supported. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

And Vega 64 has been around $420-440 the whole time. Considering the 2070 is only 10% more performance, the V64 would be better bang for the buck.

 

I also love how you completely landed on a good power supply by coincidence :/

Self promo, but check out the PSU Tier List???

Not sure where Vega 64 was $420-440, everywhere I looked at the time had it for $500 (yeah, including PCPartPicker with no retailer filters). Anyway, it wasn't really coincidence that I landed on the Corsair CX, those guidelines mostly funnel you into it given its usual price point. The EVGA 500B would have also been in that range though, and isn't great. I would have commented on it had it been my choice; It won't really matter much at this performance level either way, but yes, something to be considerate of.

 

5 minutes ago, firelighter487 said:

builds best price/performance pc, uses Windows. biggest facepalm ever. 

Meh, I said "IF you want to use Windows" :P I just used it for demonstrative purposes.


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1 minute ago, GabenJr said:

Meh, I said "IF you want to use Windows" :P I just used it for demonstrative purposes.

that makes sense. but since Windows at retail price is pretty expensive IMO it would have made more sense to demonstrate using Linux. 


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