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It's a GREAT Time to Build a PC - Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2018

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Get ready to disagree with Linus in the comments below as we dive into this year’s holiday PC builds, now with reasonable pricing!

 

 

Buy Just Game
On Amazon: http://geni.us/tdPuj
On Newegg:
- Ryzen 3 2200G: https://lmg.gg/8KVQB
- 2x4 GB DDR4-2400: https://lmg.gg/8KVQJ
- Gigabyte AB350M-DS3H: https://lmg.gg/8KVQZ
- FSP Berserker 500W: https://lmg.gg/8KVQ4
- Cougar MG110: https://lmg.gg/8KVQV
- Radeon RX 570 4GB: https://lmg.gg/8KVQq
- Seagate FireCuda 1TB SSHD: https://lmg.gg/8KVQH

 

Buy Game Now
On Amazon: http://geni.us/pbcP
On Newegg:
- Ryzen 5 2600: https://lmg.gg/8KVQg
- 16GB DDR4-3200: https://lmg.gg/8KVQx
- Gigabyte B450 AORUS Elite: https://lmg.gg/8KVQG
- EVGA 650 B3: https://lmg.gg/8KVQD
- Corsair Carbide 270R: https://lmg.gg/8KVQv
- GTX 1070 Ti: https://lmg.gg/8KVQd
- WD Blue 1TB M.2 SATA: https://lmg.gg/8KVQy

 

Buy Game On
On Amazon: http://geni.us/SJIQQ
On Newegg:
- Core i7 9700K: https://lmg.gg/8KVQs
- 2x16GB DDR4-3200: https://lmg.gg/8KVQt
- ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING: https://lmg.gg/8KVQ7
- SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750W: https://lmg.gg/8KVQM
- Noctua NH-U14S: https://lmg.gg/8KVQC
- Corsair Crystal 460X RGB: https://lmg.gg/8KVQF
- Gigabyte RTX 2070 WINDFORCE: https://lmg.gg/8KVQf
- WD Blue 1TB M.2 SATA: https://lmg.gg/8KVQy
- Seagate Barracuda 4TB: https://lmg.gg/8KVQ2

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Eh. Shoulda gone 8700K in that case, or a 9900K with 16GBs of RAM

Or those glorious $400 1920X s

Also the RTX 2070 only has the same performance of that 1070ti(with OC)?

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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This Gigabyte AB350M-DS3H has a X370 chipset but it's not listed as such because it lacks some features of X370 boards. I know that because I own this board.
Not nitpicking, just pointing out for people who might be interesting in buying it. 

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The just game amazon cart link is the same as the game now. Both shortlinks go to the same cart combination.

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i can seen why it is so open to what option i have right now a 2600x and rx580 

since some people may want a lot more gpu  a lot of the game i have are cpu boudn  limit to 60 and when you get going  the fps can drop while the gpu do not do much  it is alwasy the ram and cpu is the limit 

 

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Overall ok builds, i'd probably toned down and swap out some weird picks and move the money somewhere else.

 

Game On build:

1. 32GB of RAM for gaming is overkill, if you game you don't need 32gb of ram, never, and that RAM Kit is ludicrously expensive, i'd probably settle for 16gb (2x8gb) of Corsair LPX ram at 3400mhz since it's much cheaper and the black matches the motherboard theme, if you want RGB ram G.skill rgb ram kits are much cheaper and look a lot better (imho).

2. That Noctua Cooler is ugly as sin, just get a Corsair H100i v2 with the money you saved from the stupid expensive RGB RAM Kit.

3. That RTX 2070 price it's not bad, but overall performance it's going to be between a 1070ti and a 1080 so if you want to save some money get a 1070ti, RTX it's not going to make a difference for a long while. But just know that even if you want the newer card it's not a terrible pick, go for it.

4. I don't particularly like Seasonic PSUs, had a couple and all ended up making lots of noise after 2-3 years due to the terrible fans they use, get a EVGA or Corsair instead if it fits in your budget.

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Just now, zdemigod said:

Are these results with OC? it seems that 2070 is (by a bit) better than a 1080

Those are not OC. Mind you, many tests put them literally on the same page but in general, 2070 is better. And those are both FE and 20 series founders is better with cooling. Should probably take that into account if you wanna think about OC results. 

The ability to google properly is a skill of its own. 

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1 minute ago, Bouzoo said:

Those are not OC. Mind you, many tests put them literally on the same page but in general, 2070 is better. And those are both FE and 20 series founders is better with cooling. Should probably take that into account if you wanna think about OC results. 

Thats interesitng, i keep hearing that the 1080 is a bit better than the 2070, guess not! good to know.

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2 minutes ago, zdemigod said:

Thats interesitng, i keep hearing that the 1080 is a bit better than the 2070, guess not! good to know.

Might be better bang for the buck which shifts things completely to 1080 corner. 

The ability to google properly is a skill of its own. 

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Just now, zdemigod said:

Are these results with OC? it seems that 2070 is (by a bit) better than a 1080

Those are not OC. Mind you, many tests put them literally on the same page but in general, 2070 is better. And those are both FE and 20 series founders is better with cooling. Should probably take that into account if you wanna think about OC results. 

 

32 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Eh. Shoulda gone 8700K in that case, or a 9900K with 16GBs of RAM

Not sure about other places, but here 8700K is a few $ more than 9700K while being worse for gaming specifically. By a small margin that is. 9700K is very close, sometimes even better for gaming than 9900K which is interesting, but also by a small margin, while being significantly cheaper. All together 9900K is better but for much higher price. 

The ability to google properly is a skill of its own. 

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20 minutes ago, Bouzoo said:

maybe 10% or a bit more at 4k is a hard sell for $100+ extra, really need 7nm Vega/ NAVI to save us already.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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2 hours ago, Streetguru said:

Eh. Shoulda gone 8700K in that case, or a 9900K with 16GBs of RAM

Or those glorious $400 1920X s

Also the RTX 2070 only has the same performance of that 1070ti(with OC)?

Depends on what you are using the PC for.

 

I dont know if the highest clock speeds in the 7th gen intel

 

oc any higher then the new stuff, but the reason and purpose of oc is meaningless.

 

I mean spaceheater

AMD FX-9590 (OEM/Tray) 4.7 GHz

 

 

or

Intel Core i7-7740X

 

4.3 GHz

 

 its LGA2066

 

 

 

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Not apart of the conversation above really, but for those looking for the Ryzen 3 pc, the Amazon link is wrong. Someone accidentally used the wrong link. image.png.dd77cde2cb552f12b726dcad2a81aebf.png

LinusTechTips???

 

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3 hours ago, GabenJr said:

Buy Just Game
On Amazon: http://geni.us/tdPuj
 

 

Buy Game Now
On Amazon: http://geni.us/pbcP

It's the same build in both links.

AMD FX8320 | GTX660 | 4x4GB DDR3 | LG ZR2740W

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1 hour ago, Canada EH said:

 

The 8700K is just like $50 cheaper depending on sales and has basically the same performance factoring in OCs, also the 9700K is a cheap shot to customers because it lacks hyperthreading, but that's a side note.

 

Not sure if there's an added motherboard cost either for a better VRM for the 8 core.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Streetguru said:

better VRM for the 8 core.

yup especially when you work them 8 cores hard!

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RX580 is $20 cheaper than the recommended RX570: ??

 

https://www.cdw.com/product/ASUS-DUAL-RX580-O4G-OC-Edition-graphics-card-Radeon-RX-580-4-GB/4597467

 

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Desktop Build: Ryzen 7 1800X @ 4.0GHz, AsRock Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming, 32GB Corsair DDR4 @ 3000MHz, RX5700 XT 8GB Sapphire Nitro+, Benq XL2730 1440p 144Hz FS

Retro Build: Intel Pentium III @ 500 MHz, Dell Optiplex G1 Full AT Tower, 768MB SDRAM @ 133MHz, Integrated Graphics, Generic 1024x768 60Hz Monitor


 

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4 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

Linus Please!

Hey how can you trust a person who's only in it for the dollar and does whatever it takes to maximize the profits for each and every video.

 

That is a cheap card!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDW

Looks legit!

Too bad no international shipping :(

Package forwarders would work though :)

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I think it's possible to get a setup with a 2080 and a 9900k for 2050 USD.

Specs: Motherboard: Asus X470-PLUS TUF gaming (Yes I know it's poor but I wasn't informed) RAM: Corsair VENGEANCE® LPX DDR4 3200Mhz CL16-18-18-36 2x8GB

            CPU: Ryzen 9 5900X          Case: Antec P8     PSU: Corsair RM850x                        Cooler: Antec K240 with two Noctura Industrial PPC 3000 PWM

            Drives: Samsung 970 EVO plus 250GB, Micron 1100 2TB, Seagate ST4000DM000/1F2168 GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 ti Black edition

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The depleted stock situation actually makes me feel REALLY GOOD about picking up two 1080Tis right now. Even if my SLI experiments fall apart--and I'm expecting them to--that just means I have an easy second system to put together right there, because the pricing on some of these boards and CPUs is superb right now.

What is a mad scientist but a wizard who writes things down?

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6:47 please don't get a 5400rpm hdd even if it's not a boot drive. they're noticeably slower than a 7200rpm hdd. 

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