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Building a New PC, What do you think?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

1. Budget & Location

My budget aim is to land around $1500 but there is flexibility there. I am located in Denver, Colorado, USA.

2. Aim

My goal here is two fold. To be able to game with Triple A titles at as high a graphics as possible with at least 60 FPS. I also do some video and audio editing my current laptop lags with both, I hope the new experience can be cleaner/

3. Monitors

Currently I run two 1920 x 1200  monitors at 60 hrz.  I would like to in the future upgrade to an ultra wide at 1440 in the future.

4. Peripherals

I will be sticking with my current peripherals. Also I have Windows. 

5. Why are you upgrading?
I haven't have a gaming PC since 2010. Also my laptop doesn't play games well at all, and they must be set to low graphics.

Here is my list currently: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/kvlfrog/saved/#view=bdkqpg 

I have one major concern which is the motherboard cpu combo. I found it on a bitwit build guide but PC Part Picker says it may need a bios flash. I have no way to do that.

Please let me know your thoughts.

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Some small revisions, you can get a less expensive SSD as well as a motherboard that's guaranteed compatible with third gen Ryzen


Edited by Fasauceome

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 threadSeasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, Daniel Z. said:

Hi Daniel Z, thanks for providing input and a parts list. I have  a question on the RAM you chose it it a slower speed and CAS Latency than G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) which is what I selected. What is the reason you went with it?

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