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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

   I'm new here and was wanting some advice on building my first PC. I would like the computer to be able to run games like iRacing, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Xplane 11 and be able to run Office 365 with ease but don't want to overspend or go overkill on it and would like something silent or near silent if possible computer case wise and was thinking maybe 6gb or 8gb graphics card. Any help would be appreciated and I want the tower to be ATX mid tower, preferably air cooled.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

country is US and don't want to spend more than $1,000 I know these games with the exception of Xplane 11 doesn't take much to run, I currently run iRacing on my All in One computer but wanting to go to a tower PC instead.

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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JYC2Mc 

This may fit in your budget 

P.S- This is just a tower and does not include any peripheral or Software(OS,etc)

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10 hours ago, woody30 said:

Hi,

   I'm new here and was wanting some advice on building my first PC. I would like the computer to be able to run games like iRacing, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Xplane 11 and be able to run Office 365 with ease but don't want to overspend or go overkill on it and would like something silent or near silent if possible computer case wise and was thinking maybe 6gb or 8gb graphics card. Any help would be appreciated and I want the tower to be ATX mid tower, preferably air cooled.

Do you have the monitors/keyboards/mice/joysticks etc that you want? Or do we need to factor those into the budget?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have the keyboards and mice and joysticks and stuff just not the monitor. I started on a build I liked but got stuck on what motherboard I should go with  that would be reliable for that processor and match the color scheme on the case doesn't have to be exact would like it to compliment the case. Here is a link to where I started my build and feel free to add suggestions to it

 

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $274.49 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Amazon
Case be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case $99.90 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $464.29
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-06 22:40 EDT-0400  

 

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4 minutes ago, woody30 said:

I have the keyboards and mice and joysticks and stuff just not the monitor. I started on a build I liked but got stuck on what motherboard I should go with  that would be reliable for that processor and match the color scheme on the case doesn't have to be exact would like it to compliment the case. Here is a link to where I started my build and feel free to add suggestions to it

 

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $274.49 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Amazon
Case be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case $99.90 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $464.29
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-06 22:40 EDT-0400  

 

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12 hours ago, woody30 said:

Well... They're certainly good parts. 

On 6/1/2020 at 11:18 PM, woody30 said:

I would like the computer to be able to run games like iRacing, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Xplane 11 and be able to run Office 365 with ease but don't want to overspend or go overkill on it

For the mentioned tasks, you dont need 16 threads. The 3600 games the same as the 3700X does. Save that money. 

 

Overclocking Zen 2 basically adds nothing. It's leas than a 10% performance boost in any scenario. 

The DRP4 is pretty much the best air cooler on the market, but it's both an overspend and supreme overkill here. 

The cooler included with the 3600 is just fine. 

 

That case is just fine. That's largely a question of your personal taste. I lean toward the Fractal Design Meshify C, since it looks dope, has open mesh cooling, and includes a couple of solid intake/exhaust fans. For RGB I recommend the Cooler Master H500. 

 

I would suggest the above saving suggestions and put that extra money toward the graphics card. 

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I'd do something like:

The PSU is a bit ridiculous, but given the price and the state of the market, it's the best option at time of posting. 

Pretty well rounded build! It leaves a bit to put toward a monitor. 

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1 hour ago, trevb0t said:

I'd do something like:

The PSU is a bit ridiculous, but given the price and the state of the market, it's the best option at time of posting. 

Pretty well rounded build! It leaves a bit to put toward a monitor. 

Thank you so much for help on this, what power supplies are reliable and quiet even under load? I'm wanting an 8gb graphics card

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27 minutes ago, woody30 said:

Thank you so much for help on this, what power supplies are reliable and quiet even under load? I'm wanting an 8gb graphics card

Really most PSUs will be pretty quiet. Avoid the CXM series (CX is great, but apparently the modular version gets some coil whine.)

 

Basically for coolers, you can look on PCPartpicker and kinda compare RPMs with decibels. That doesn't necessarily represent ultimate performance, but it's a good place to start. Really anything around 26-28db or less is 'silent' since that's about the noise rating in a room without electronics running.

The cooler market is super high right now, so I'd either grab something like the Dark Rock Slim for comparable cooling to the stock cooler, and quieter operation without spending an arm and a leg.

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Vishera-X8-9370 (workstation PC)
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Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Black / Case Fan(s) Front: Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm Premium Fans / Case Fan(s) Rear: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (red) / Case Fan(s) Side: Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX 60mm Premium Fan / Case Fan VRM: SUNON MagLev KDE1209PTV3 92mm / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / CPU: AMD FX-8370 (Base: @4.4GHz | Turbo: @4.7GHz) Black Edition Eight-Core (Global Foundries 32nm) / Display: ASUS 24" LED VN247H (67Hz OC) 1920x1080p / GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC @1501MHz (Samsung 14nm FinFET) / Keyboard: Logitech Desktop K120 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING, Socket-AM3+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 850W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866MHz CL8-10-10-28-37-2T (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Windows 10 Home / Sound: Zombee Z300 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Seagate® Barracuda 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN951N 11n Wireless Adapter / https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZW4Jtg

Zen-II-X6-3600 (gaming PC)

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Case: Medion Micro-ATX Case / Case Fan Front: SUNON MagLev PF70251VX-Q000-S99 70mm / Case Fan Rear: Fanner Tech(Shen Zhen)Co.,LTD. 80mm (Purple) / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: AMD Near-silent 125w Thermal Solution / CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Base: @3.6GHz | Turbo: @4.2GHz) Black Edition Hexa-Core (T.S.M.C. 7nm) / Display: HP 19" Flat Panel L1940 (75Hz) 1280x1024 / GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC "Afterburner" @1450MHz (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: HP KB-0316 PS/2 (Nordic) / Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4, Socket-AM4 / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 550W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: G.Skill Sniper X DDR4-3200MHz CL16-18-18-38-75-1T (2x8GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Windows 10 Home / Sound 1: Zombee Z500 / Sound 2: Logitech Stereo Speakers S-150 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Western Digital My Passport 2.5" 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB HDD / Wi-fi & Bluetooth: ASUS PCE-AC55BT Wireless Adapter / pcpartpicker link F3yNV7

Godavari-X4-880 (old config 3)

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Case: Medion Micro-ATX Case / Case Fan Front: SUNON MagLev PF70251VX-Q000-S99 70mm / Case Fan Rear: Fanner Tech(Shen Zhen)Co.,LTD. 80mm (Purple) / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: AMD Near-silent 125w Thermal Solution / CPU: AMD Athlon X4 880K Black Edition Elite Quad-Core (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Display: HP 19" Flat Panel L1940 (75Hz) 1280x1024 / GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC "Afterburner" @1450MHz (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: HP KB-0316 PS/2 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI A78M-E45 V2, Socket-FM2+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 550W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: SK hynix DDR3-1866MHz CL9-10-11-27-40 (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) / Operating System 2: Windows 10 Home / Sound 1: Zombee Z500 / Sound 2: Logitech Stereo Speakers S-150 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Western Digital My Passport 2.5" 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB HDD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN851N 11n Wireless Adapter / https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LBjbw6

Vishera-X8-8370 (old config 2)
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Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Black / Case Fan(s) Front: Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm Premium Fans / Case Fan(s) Rear: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (red) / Case Fan(s) Side: Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX 60mm Premium Fan / Case Fan VRM: SUNON MagLev KDE1209PTV3 92mm / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / CPU: AMD FX-8370 Black Edition Eight-Core (Global Foundries 32nm) / Display: ASUS 24" LED VN247H (67Hz OC) 1920x1080p / GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC "Afterburner" @1450MHz (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: Logitech Desktop K120 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING, Socket-AM3+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 850W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: SK hynix DDR3-1866MHz CL9-10-11-27-44 (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) / Operating System 2: Windows 10 Home / Sound: Zombee Z300 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Seagate® Barracuda 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN951N 11n Wireless Adapter / https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZW4Jtg

Kaveri-X4-860K (old config 1)

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Case: Medion Micro-ATX Case / Case Fan Front: SUNON MagLev PF70251VX-Q000-S99 70mm / Case Fan Rear: Fanner Tech(Shen Zhen)Co.,LTD. 80mm (Purple) / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: AMD FX-8370 125w Thermal Solution / CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K Black Edition Elite Quad-Core (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Display: HP 19" Flat Panel L1940 (75Hz) 1280x1024 / GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC 2GB (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: HP KB-0316 PS/2 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI A78M-E45 V2, Socket-FM2+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 550W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: Corsair Vengeance DDR3-2133MHz CL9-11-11-31-42 (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) / Operating System 2: Windows 10 Home / Sound 1: Zombee Z500 / Sound 2: Logitech Stereo Speakers S-150 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Storage 3: Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB HDD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN851N 11n Wireless Adapter

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Apple A4 - Apple iPod touch (4th generation)
Apple A5 - Apple iPod touch (5th generation)
Apple A9 - Apple iPhone 6s Plus
MSM8926 - Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
MSM8974AA - Blackberry Passport
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MT6750 - Huawei honor 6C Pro / V9 Play
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10 hours ago, Nena360 said:

WTF? Lol...

You've suggested an inferior CPU, RAM, GPU, Case, and a comparable PSU ($250???) So that you could spend more to fit a hybrid HDD...?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

What do you think of this build? I'm wanting to play games like X-Plane 11, iracing, and forza and do some PLC programming with RS Logix 500/5000, and basically handle anything I want to throw at it while remaining quiet as possible and want to stay away from water cooling. What should I get for thermal paste and cpu cooler? Is the power supply sufficient enough to handle the components or do I need a higher wattage psu? Are the components compatible and will the system be stable? Thanks for help

 

Case: Corsair Carbide 678C low noise

Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus b550 master

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700x 3.6ghz 8-core

 

Video card: nvidia geforce 2060 super 8gb

 

Psu: Corsair rm850

 

RAM: corsair vengeance 32gb rgb 3466mhz 

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1 hour ago, woody30 said:

What do you think of this build? I'm wanting to play games like X-Plane 11, iracing, and forza and do some PLC programming with RS Logix 500/5000, and basically handle anything I want to throw at it while remaining quiet as possible and want to stay away from water cooling. What should I get for thermal paste and cpu cooler? Is the power supply sufficient enough to handle the components or do I need a higher wattage psu? Are the components compatible and will the system be stable? Thanks for help

 

Case: Corsair Carbide 678C low noise

Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus b550 master

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700x 3.6ghz 8-core

 

Video card: nvidia geforce 2060 super 8gb

 

Psu: Corsair rm850

 

RAM: corsair vengeance 32gb rgb 3466mhz 

Storage? For cooler maybe a Dark Rock Pro 4 but it will be over budget.

Get 3200MHz RAM instead. You won't Need 850W, 750W should be enough.

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6 hours ago, koptr said:

Storage? For cooler maybe a Dark Rock Pro 4 but it will be over budget.

Get 3200MHz RAM instead. You won't Need 850W, 750W should be enough.

I forgot about storage, I'm wanting to do an SSD either 512gb or 1TB.

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16 hours ago, woody30 said:

What do you think of this build? I'm wanting to play games like X-Plane 11, iracing, and forza and do some PLC programming with RS Logix 500/5000, and basically handle anything I want to throw at it while remaining quiet as possible and want to stay away from water cooling. What should I get for thermal paste and cpu cooler? Is the power supply sufficient enough to handle the components or do I need a higher wattage psu? Are the components compatible and will the system be stable? Thanks for help

 

Case: Corsair Carbide 678C low noise

Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus b550 master

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700x 3.6ghz 8-core

 

Video card: nvidia geforce 2060 super 8gb

 

Psu: Corsair rm850

 

RAM: corsair vengeance 32gb rgb 3466mhz 

That looks decent to match MSFS Ideal Spec. Maybe wait for RTX3000 so you could get a 2070S (pretty much equivalent to 2080 listed in the MSFS ideal specs) for around the same amount. Or you could go for a RTX3000 card that is equivalent or better to the 2080.

 

Other than that, you match the MSFS ideal specs well!

 

I'd spend less on the motherboard, you don't need much for the 3700X, and you could use the extra for a (more important) better GPU

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for response, I was looking at the AMD Ryzen 7 3700x processor and there are two options, a 65W and 105W. Which should I get for gaming?, I don't plan on doing any overclocking and I found a lower priced AMD motherboard as well, its the gigabyte b550 aorus pro ac for $189.99 on newegg brand new. Is that a good mobo for this processor? should I install the included wraith prism cooler or get the bequiet dark rock pro 4 cpu cooler?

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