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Story of how I wasted lots of time and money to finally get a decent rig

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About 2 months ago I noticed my HDD started getting a little noisy so I looked into getting a new HDD or possibly a SSD for my prebuilt HP envy i7 6700. I picked up a 1TB firecuda just to have a back up of my main drive in case it failed. I then decided to finally stick a graphics card in this thing since I had been using the onboard geforce 530 graphics for the past year. I picked up an rx580. I get the card in and I quickly realized my mistake. I didn't check the PSU in my prebuilt. It had no 8 pin connector or spare sata connectors. So I ordered a random raidmax 530w psu. Then learned that psu was only a 20 pin and I needed 24. So I ordered H270 A-Pro mobo and some ddr4 gskill ageis ram. Then realized this case being a prebuilt by HP might have some weird problem with an ATX mobo so I ordered a case. Then it hit me how dumb I am being. Mind I have ordered all of this and its already shipped at this point. At this point I just said screw it did a bit of research and went to do a budget 3700x build but halfway through switched to a higher budget. Thats why I have a cheap case and ram.The Noctua cooler and fans came later. I do plan on upgrading my GPU. I just don't know if I can be patient enough to wait for the 30 series rtx stuff.

Don't be stupid like me. Just properly plan out your builds...

The 2 type of ram is because I did some late night intoxicated ebay auctions and ended up winning something I didn't really need but once it gets in I am swapping out the ripjaws.
 

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $274.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D9L 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler $54.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $169.99 @ Best Buy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card $199.90 @ B&H
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $51.95 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $157.99 @ Best Buy
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $142.88 @ Other World Computing
Wireless Network Adapter MSI AC905C PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $27.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $28.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $28.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-A9x14 29.72 CFM 92 mm Fan $15.95 @ Amazon
Monitor MSI Optix MAG322CR 31.5" 1920x1080 180 Hz Monitor $329.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.88 @ Walmart
Mouse Logitech G602 Wireless Optical Mouse $36.48 @ Best Buy
Headphones Corsair HS50 PRO STEREO Headset $49.99 @ Best Buy
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $1986.85
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-27 01:23 EDT-0400  

 

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If anyone is curious this was the original build

 

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It would have been nice to post a picture of your finished build, as it's kind of what this thread is about. ;)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 - 3900x @ 4.4GHz with a Custom Loop | MBO: ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme | RAM: 4x4GB Apacer 2666MHz overclocked to 3933MHz with OCZ Reaper HPC Heatsinks | GPU: PowerColor Red Devil 6900XT | SSDs: Intel 660P 512GB SSD and Intel 660P 1TB SSD | HDD: 2x WD Black 6TB and Seagate Backup Plus 8TB External Drive | PSU: Corsair RM1000i | Case: Cooler Master C700P Black Edition | Build Log: here

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On 5/26/2020 at 10:26 PM, x9x9x9x9x9 said:

About 2 months ago I noticed my HDD started getting a little noisy so I looked into getting a new HDD or possibly a SSD for my prebuilt HP envy i7 6700. I picked up a 1TB firecuda just to have a back up of my main drive in case it failed. I then decided to finally stick a graphics card in this thing since I had been using the onboard geforce 530 graphics for the past year. I picked up an rx580. I get the card in and I quickly realized my mistake. I didn't check the PSU in my prebuilt. It had no 8 pin connector or spare sata connectors. So I ordered a random raidmax 530w psu. Then learned that psu was only a 20 pin and I needed 24. So I ordered H270 A-Pro mobo and some ddr4 gskill ageis ram. Then realized this case being a prebuilt by HP might have some weird problem with an ATX mobo so I ordered a case. Then it hit me how dumb I am being. Mind I have ordered all of this and its already shipped at this point. At this point I just said screw it did a bit of research and went to do a budget 3700x build but halfway through switched to a higher budget. Thats why I have a cheap case and ram.The Noctua cooler and fans came later. I do plan on upgrading my GPU. I just don't know if I can be patient enough to wait for the 30 series rtx stuff.

Don't be stupid like me. Just properly plan out your builds...

The 2 type of ram is because I did some late night intoxicated ebay auctions and ended up winning something I didn't really need but once it gets in I am swapping out the ripjaws.
 

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $274.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D9L 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler $54.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $169.99 @ Best Buy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card $199.90 @ B&H
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $51.95 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $157.99 @ Best Buy
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $142.88 @ Other World Computing
Wireless Network Adapter MSI AC905C PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $27.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $28.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $28.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-A9x14 29.72 CFM 92 mm Fan $15.95 @ Amazon
Monitor MSI Optix MAG322CR 31.5" 1920x1080 180 Hz Monitor $329.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.88 @ Walmart
Mouse Logitech G602 Wireless Optical Mouse $36.48 @ Best Buy
Headphones Corsair HS50 PRO STEREO Headset $49.99 @ Best Buy
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $1986.85
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-27 01:23 EDT-0400  

 

i think my build takes the cake on how to not build a pc....$30000 later..... ya funny thing is i had a build to use all aquacomputer stuff in it and was like $4000 in the shopping cart then i was like na i cant spend that amount so i chopped it up.... if i would have just spent even $10000 and build what i want in the first place would have saved me lots of money...

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On 5/28/2020 at 12:05 PM, Analog said:

It would have been nice to post a picture of your finished build, as it's kind of what this thread is about. ;)

I will post a photo soon. Its not 100% done yet. I am waiting on one more case fan in the mail and then a 8 pin extension cable as my cable management looks like absolute garbage because the 8 pin CPU power connector is just a tiny bit too short. But at the same time this isn't much of a looker since the case has no windows I didn't go for aesthetics. Eventually I will move this over to a different case and make it nice and pretty but for now on the outside its just a basic black box computer. 

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