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Hey guys, I'm pretty knew to building a PC, this is my first attempt and am learning as I go. My cousin told me to post here for help with my current build. Thanks in advance!!

 

My build:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $209.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.92 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $70.46 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.89 @ OutletPC
Other EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition, $399.99
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1059.02
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1039.02
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-11 02:07 EDT-0400  

 

Budget and location:

$1,200 USD max 

 

Aim:

3D workstation and gaming, I have the intention of setting this up to play Elite: dangerous in VR eventually. If possible I'd like to play more graphically demanding games, such as destiny 2 and other FPS games. 

 

Monitors: 

I have 2, 24" 1080x1920 LG monitors and a 55" 4k TV I'd like to hook up to this. The 2 monitors are VGA, I don't know if that matters, I also know they'll need a converter for the graphics card but I can't afford new monitors yet with my current budget.

 

Peripherals:

Will be buying windows 10

 

Why I'm upgrading:

I have never owned a reliable PC, I've always had hand-me-down potatoes with random problems. Figured it's time to just nut up and buy my dream PC.

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Hi, I'm brand new to pc building. I have a lenovo y50 laptop that I have been using for gaming and graphic design for years. 

 

1. Budget and location

My budget is $700-$1000. Illinois USA currency. 

 

2. Aim 

I am a graphic designer and I also do digital art. I would like to learn 3d modeling. I play shooters (call of duty, overwatch) RPGs (final fantasy, cyberpunk 2077) MMORPGs (FF14, Tera) action (Monster hunter world) Fighting games (street fighter v, blazblue crosstag, dragonball fightersz, soul caliber 6). And use the Adobe suite (photoshop, illustrator, indesign, after effects). 

 

3. Monitors

Two monitors. Don't plan on anymore than that. 

 

4. Peripherals 

Monitor and keyboard needed but not too picky on those. A regular old keyboard should be fine. Windows 10.

 

5. Why are you upgrading? 

Upgrading for a better experience. I've been playing games on lowest settings for years and I'm tired of slow performance and freezing when using photoshop for design projects. Now I don't plan on using photoshop while playing Blops4 at the same time, but I would like to play games on medium-high. And if my budget is good enough for streaming, I'd like to try that. But streaming isn't necessary. Having photoshop and illustrator open at the same time is pretty important. I'm hoping to include i7 processor. 

 

Thanks

 

 

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Hello everyone! I'm looking into building my own computer from scratch instead of just upgrading my current build. I'm sort of new to finding computer parts to throw in for the best performance, but I've got the basic knowledge. 

 

PC Build:

 

-I have a budget of $3200USD

 

-Mainly going to be used for Gaming and Video Making/Editing (Games mainly include: Rainbow Six Siege, COD BO4, Doom, etc,.)

-Going to be running 1 60Hz and 1 240Hz monitors both resolutions at 1080p

-Peripherals not included in link above: Microphone

-Other parts not included in the link:

          -https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAFVF75E4442

 

Let me know if there's anything I should change with this build or anymore information you might need. I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

 

This is my current PC Build|

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On 10/17/2018 at 6:16 PM, M4s0nic29 said:

Hello everyone! I'm looking into building my own computer from scratch instead of just upgrading my current build. I'm sort of new to finding computer parts to throw in for the best performance, but I've got the basic knowledge. 

 

PC Build:

 

-I have a budget of $3200USD

 

-Mainly going to be used for Gaming and Video Making/Editing (Games mainly include: Rainbow Six Siege, COD BO4, Doom, etc,.)

-Going to be running 1 60Hz and 1 240Hz monitors both resolutions at 1080p

-Peripherals not included in link above: Microphone

-Other parts not included in the link:

          -https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAFVF75E4442

 

Let me know if there's anything I should change with this build or anymore information you might need. I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

 

This is my current PC Build|

Current computer.png

since you have that big of a budget i would say get another cpu cooler.
The dark rock pro 4 is kinda best bang for the buck, but still that budget... why not get an AIO? im in love with the Corsair h115i RGB platinum


I am here to learn, please correct me if im wrong or you see me putting bs on your screen!

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Hello everyone, I'm a big fan of LTT I'm from Italy and now after a long time I finally have the budget to build my dream rig. My problem is that more I study more I get confused, I recently saw the video about best cpu to buy so I decided to start building but I really don't have idea on where to start. My Biggest concerns are motherboard and power supply. Can someone please help me doing my build? 
I wish to buy a 2080 because even if rtx isn't really used now i don't want to update to the pc for at least 5y so I'm ready to take the risk, also I'm not a FPS freak or competitive gamer so I prefer stunning graphics  at playable fps.
I also need a good (not pro) audio hardware, since I plan to do some recording and editing on my pc, are asus integrated audiocards as good as they say? 


PC Builds

- Budget: 2.300€ -- I can go a bit higher delaying to buy audio hardware 
- Zip Code or Location: Italy
- Specific Use: Mostly Gaming, small audio recording and editing
- Any preferred components: RTX2080
- Any spare parts you can re-use?: nope
- Overclocking your processor?: do I need it?
- Need an Operating System?: Il'' find it
- Need a Monitor: one curved 2k min 27"  max 32"

- camera: optional 

I found this monitor at an affordable price, is it any good?
https://www.amazon.it/dp/B06W9P9H55/?coliid=I3BQMH4NZVSMGJ&colid=1SSEMWHFYCF25&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
 is G-sync indispensable? 

 

I don't need mouse, keyboard, headphone or speakers.

 

Hope to find help here, really love LTT and CANADA ❤️ Thank you all! 

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Location: Canada

Budget: $3000 (If it is really worth it I will push to $3500)

 

Aims:

  • Games Max Settings
  • Last 5 Years potentially without upgrading graphic card or anything and still playing on max settings.
  • Maybe flexibility if my goal of 5 years is not reasonable
  • Software to run nice and fast
  • Good Data transfer
  • Quite
  • Regular Used Software: Visual Studio, Android Studio, Unity, Application Builds, Plex, SQL Server

Monitors: I have these two

No need to add monitor for current build price but would appreciate a recommendation for a new monitor to get 1 month from now

  • 1 60hz 1080
  • 1 75hz 1080

 

Operating System: Windows 10 I have do not need to buy

 

Peripherals: Mouse and keyboard I do not need to buy.

 

Storage: I believe I am fine

  • SSD
    • 1 250gb
    • 1 1Tb 
  • HHD
    • 1 6Tb
    • 1 4Tb
    • 1 1Tb
    • 1 500gb

 

Reasons for upgrading: 

  • Graphics for games need to be lowered for games
  • Motherboard Died
  • Ram is sometimes peeked causing PC to freeze ( Usually caused by visual studio builds and sometimes chrome )

 

Unknowns for new build

  • Liquid cooling ( My Last pc temperature was around 75 degrees regularly )
  • Wireless ( Not needed as I use ethernet )

 

Pieces That I do not need:

  • SSD or HDD
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Monitor not 100% sure for best Gaming experience

 

Current System: 

  • Tower: Antec's Eleven Hundred (1100) Super Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis
  • Motherboard: Azus Z87 Pro (Deceased)
  • Processor: 4th Gen Intel 4770k 3.4hgz
  • RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 
  • Graphic Card: Nvidea Geforce gtx 960 Single Fan
  • SSD
    • 1 250gb
    • 1 1Tb 
  • HHD
    • 1 6Tb
    • 1 4Tb
    • 1 1Tb
    • 1 500gb
  • Power Supply: 750 Watt

 

It has been a while since I created a new PC build. This one I built about 5 years or so ago. Only updated SSD and HDDS since then.

Thanks in advance for all your help.

 

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Hi Guys,

 

I have just built my first PC and the performance is amazing but it does not solve my real purpose of getting this built. I work with huge excel files with million rows that use vlookup and sumifs and hybrid of count and if functions. The reason for getting this PC was to get the work done faster but i am not getting much difference coming from a dual core I5 and 4 gb ram. My new build has:

 

Ryzen 2700x

B450M Mortar

8 GB 2666 MHZ g.skill ripjaw Vseries

240gb WD green M.2 SSD

Nvedia 710 2GB graphics card

Gigabyte 500W bronze certified PSU

 

I have overclocked the processor to 4.15 mhz however the ram cannot be overclocked. I notice a HUGE difference in performance from my previous laptop but i don't notice much difference in the excel calculation speeds which is the real reason this PC was built. Although I don't plan on using this PC for anything other than a workstation but i want the 2700x to run at its full efficiency after spending all that money. 

 

Can anyone see a bottleneck anywhere which is most likely to slow down excel calculations or the PC in general. I can still exchange the parts. I don't plan on playing games or video editing so don't require a graphics card. Any recommendations will be helpful. Thanks

 

Varun

 

 

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On 1/27/2013 at 3:16 AM, Windspeed36 said:

I figured I'd make this thread to make life easier for people to give advice and feedback on your proposed system. If you add these simple answer it means we don't have to ask you all this before we can give you answers :)

1. Budget & Location

You may have listed a heap of parts that all add up to your preferred budget but it is easier if you just list the total amount you'd like to spend and the currency as well as if you'd consider going above that budget for more performance. We need the location as well because $US are different to $AUD and $CAD ect.

2. Aim

What is the system going to be used for? Web browsing, 3D work? Different systems need different levels of performance - a computer based for web browsing and office use won't handle heavy graphic design and video editing and a proper video editing system isn't good for gaming. If your aim is for gaming, please list what sort of gaming. In the same way that different usage types need different systems, you'll need a lot more power to run Far Cry 3 or Crysis 2 than you would Minecraft.

3. Monitors

How many monitors do you plan on running? Do you plan on moving to more monitors in the future? What resolution are they at too?

4. Peripherals

Do you also need to purchase peripherals such as keyboards and mice as well as monitors ect. Also please tell us if you'll need an OS such as Windows.

5. Why are you upgrading?

We ask this because you may see upgrading as the only path to solve an issue but things such as driver updates, reconfiguration or cleaning can boost performance without spending a cent.

Please copy and paste the major dot points into your thread as it makes it easier for us to give you better feedback.

Have fun and keep building :)

Here is my proposed build this upcoming christmas! My first build and hope it goes good! Think these is a decent start and gives me plenty of room for upgrades in the future

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

 

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I need help.  I'm currently in the military and have two kids so I do not have time to dedicate to doing the research needed to truly figure this out.  This will be my first build so any help would be appreciated.  

 

Budget:  $2000-2500

Location:  US APO Zip Code.

AIM:  Gaming, Home Office

Monitors:  I want something that will last I can spend $500 on it.  All i know is i need something with high refresh rate.

Peripherals:  not important I can upgrade later

Why Upgrading?  Because I am currently on an Alienware M17x Laptop from 2012 and I don't think I'll be able to keep it going much longer.

 

My Main goal is to invest now so I don't have to keep investing later.  This system will also be moving a lot so quality in the components would be nice.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($399.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($231.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($262.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($262.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($147.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card  ($804.98 @ Newegg Business)
Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case  ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $2479.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-12 23:21 EST-0500

 

 

I know 64G Ram is overkill but like I said I want it to last and though games do not require it now they may in the future.  I like the Corsair CPU cooler because 1. Corsair make a good product, 2.  I feel in the moves i can keep it mounted with minimal damage, 3. It doesn't look super flashy.

 

The GPU I picked the 1080TI mainly because I don't know much about GPUs.  I know there are a lot of GPUs out there and with my budget I don't know what is truly worth investing in. 

 

Thanks to anyone for their assistance.

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On 10/11/2018 at 1:27 AM, mattregataco said:

Hey guys, I'm pretty knew to building a PC, this is my first attempt and am learning as I go. My cousin told me to post here for help with my current build. Thanks in advance!!

 

My build:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $209.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.92 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $70.46 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.89 @ OutletPC
Other EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition, $399.99
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $1059.02
  Mail-in rebates -$20.00
  Total $1039.02
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-11 02:07 EDT-0400  

 

Budget and location:

$1,200 USD max 

 

Aim:

3D workstation and gaming, I have the intention of setting this up to play Elite: dangerous in VR eventually. If possible I'd like to play more graphically demanding games, such as destiny 2 and other FPS games. 

 

Monitors: 

I have 2, 24" 1080x1920 LG monitors and a 55" 4k TV I'd like to hook up to this. The 2 monitors are VGA, I don't know if that matters, I also know they'll need a converter for the graphics card but I can't afford new monitors yet with my current budget.

 

Peripherals:

Will be buying windows 10

 

Why I'm upgrading:

I have never owned a reliable PC, I've always had hand-me-down potatoes with random problems. Figured it's time to just nut up and buy my dream PC.

It really depends on what work you're doing, but I have a few remarks. First, if you're at all comfortable with overclocking (it's super easy and safe as long as you don't go to high on the main voltage) go with a 2600. The only real difference is that the x has a higher clock out of the factory, is more expensive, and doesn't come with a cooler (the stock cooler is good enough for 3.8-4.0). You should also probably get a 2060 instead of a 1070 ti, similar performance with added AI and RT (depending on your work that might be useful) with a much lower price. Depending on your workload you might want to upgrade to a Ryzen 7, but I'd have to know what it was. R5 is good for gaming with a 1070ti/2060. You might also need more ram than just 16 GB, but again that depends on your work.

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On 1/12/2019 at 10:40 PM, Alexius said:

I need help.  I'm currently in the military and have two kids so I do not have time to dedicate to doing the research needed to truly figure this out.  This will be my first build so any help would be appreciated.  

 

Budget:  $2000-2500

Location:  US APO Zip Code.

AIM:  Gaming, Home Office

Monitors:  I want something that will last I can spend $500 on it.  All i know is i need something with high refresh rate.

Peripherals:  not important I can upgrade later

Why Upgrading?  Because I am currently on an Alienware M17x Laptop from 2012 and I don't think I'll be able to keep it going much longer.

 

My Main goal is to invest now so I don't have to keep investing later.  This system will also be moving a lot so quality in the components would be nice.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($399.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($231.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($262.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($262.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($147.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card  ($804.98 @ Newegg Business)
Case: Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case  ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $2479.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-12 23:21 EST-0500

 

 

I know 64G Ram is overkill but like I said I want it to last and though games do not require it now they may in the future.  I like the Corsair CPU cooler because 1. Corsair make a good product, 2.  I feel in the moves i can keep it mounted with minimal damage, 3. It doesn't look super flashy.

 

The GPU I picked the 1080TI mainly because I don't know much about GPUs.  I know there are a lot of GPUs out there and with my budget I don't know what is truly worth investing in. 

 

Thanks to anyone for their assistance.

64 GB of ram really is overkill for right now. I'd say you might need that ram in 7-10 years time, but by then I'm not sure your GPU and CPU would be able to match it. Memory is the easiest thing to upgrade, I'd say save the $270, and if you really need it in 5 years just drop it in. You also mentioned you liked the AIO because "It doesn't look super flashy," so you might be able to save by not getting RGB memory. 

 

The 1080ti is also a very old part, it's pretty hard to find them any more. I can't find any on newegg for less than $1,200, which is about the same price as a 2080ti, which performs much better and has ray tracing, which you might want in the future. If that breaks your budget, a 2080 will also perform around the same as a 1080ti and costs only about $800, in actual stock.

 

Other than that it looks like a solid build. You had mentioned a monitor. I'm not an expert, but a good 144hz 1440p monitor with freesync or gsync should do you nicely. Just make sure you get a display port cable to run it off of, HDMI can't handle that much data.

 

Hope I could be of help.

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On 1/27/2013 at 3:16 AM, Windspeed36 said:

I figured I'd make this thread to make life easier for people to give advice and feedback on your proposed system. If you add these simple answer it means we don't have to ask you all this before we can give you answers :)

1. Budget & Location

You may have listed a heap of parts that all add up to your preferred budget but it is easier if you just list the total amount you'd like to spend and the currency as well as if you'd consider going above that budget for more performance. We need the location as well because $US are different to $AUD and $CAD ect.

2. Aim

What is the system going to be used for? Web browsing, 3D work? Different systems need different levels of performance - a computer based for web browsing and office use won't handle heavy graphic design and video editing and a proper video editing system isn't good for gaming. If your aim is for gaming, please list what sort of gaming. In the same way that different usage types need different systems, you'll need a lot more power to run Far Cry 3 or Crysis 2 than you would Minecraft.

3. Monitors

How many monitors do you plan on running? Do you plan on moving to more monitors in the future? What resolution are they at too?

4. Peripherals

Do you also need to purchase peripherals such as keyboards and mice as well as monitors ect. Also please tell us if you'll need an OS such as Windows.

5. Why are you upgrading?

We ask this because you may see upgrading as the only path to solve an issue but things such as driver updates, reconfiguration or cleaning can boost performance without spending a cent.

Please copy and paste the major dot points into your thread as it makes it easier for us to give you better feedback.

Have fun and keep building :)

Hello all,

 

I'm in Dayton, Ohio and my friend and I are looking to make a small data server. We're in college right now, so keeping the cost down as much as possible is important to us. We're going to run Debian on it and don't need any monitors/peripherals. We're going to use SFTP and SSH to access it. We might do a little data processing (my friend has a broken 1050 he thinks. We might try to fix it). That's why the CPU in our build guide is a little overkill. What do you think of this? Any thoughts as to where we can get used parts cheaper? Maybe a used tech warehouse or something?

 

Thanks

 

Here's our build so far:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KcWRtg

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