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First Build. Might be in over my head.

Budget (including currency): $3-4k USD

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Heavy gaming, audio production, streaming

Other details: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/rgfregger/saved/Y3Zd99

This computer is replacing a beast of a laptop that I killed (I'm an idiot) while trying to install new storage. I am salvaging the parts from that laptop that I am able to. I am also already in the process of gathering the parts for the build and am waiting for the R9 5900x (assuming I can get my hands on one) and waiting to see what big navi looks like before buying the gpu.

To sum up the parts purchased already:

Lian li Lancool II Mesh

MSI x570 Unify (The need for tpm and thunderbolt 3 pushed this purchase)

ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280

2x Samsung 970 250Gb NVME ssd (from laptop)

Samsung 970 2Tb NVME ssd

Seasonic TX 1000 (getting the 850 or 750 was proving difficult to find)

 

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Ah first build, unlimited funds, buyer's remorse. 

 

春の八王子、君はもういない。独り八王子、君はいないから。春の八王子、君はもういない。独り八王子、君はいないから。

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I'm hoping that's not going to be the case. I did a lot of research before picking the parts for the computer (hours and hours of research)

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Can't "RMA" the laptop, sounds like it's not all that old?

 

Also, what did you do that adding a very low voltage, incredibly easy part like an SSD destroyed it?  Or did you drop it or something while doing that?

 

May just want to wait until the AMD parts are actually out and tested/benchmarked before doing a build log.

 

Otherwise, your case, motherboard and PSU are fine.

 

Emma : i7 8700K @5.0Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS z370 Gaming 5 - ThermalTake Water 3.0 Ultimate - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB M.2 (RAID 0) - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Logitech G910, G502, G933 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 (stock) - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 2400Mhz - GeForce 8800GTS 640MB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Dell 19" 4:3

 

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

 

MSI GF62 - i7 7700HQ, 16GB 2400 MHz RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

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2 minutes ago, KarsReygent said:

I'm hoping that's not going to be the case. I did a lot of research before picking the parts for the computer (hours and hours of research)

Looks like a pretty solid list to me. 

Winter is Coming.

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7 minutes ago, KarsReygent said:

I'm hoping that's not going to be the case.

If it's your first build you'll realize what you did wrong a month or so after you've built it. It's honestly okay to make a mistake.

You'll know what your preference is after regardless.

春の八王子、君はもういない。独り八王子、君はいないから。春の八王子、君はもういない。独り八王子、君はいないから。

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Just now, MewMew said:

If it's your first build you'll realize what you did wrong a month or so after you've built it. It's honestly okay to make a mistake.

You'll know what your preference is after regardless.

That's why he's asking here now, so he doesn't spend $3-$4k on his first build.

 

 

Emma : i7 8700K @5.0Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS z370 Gaming 5 - ThermalTake Water 3.0 Ultimate - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB M.2 (RAID 0) - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Logitech G910, G502, G933 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 (stock) - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 2400Mhz - GeForce 8800GTS 640MB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Dell 19" 4:3

 

Lenovo 720S Touch 15.6" - i7 7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 1050Ti, 4K touchscreen

 

MSI GF62 - i7 7700HQ, 16GB 2400 MHz RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD, 1050Ti

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1 minute ago, KarsReygent said:

I'm hoping that's not going to be the case. I did a lot of research before picking the parts for the computer (hours and hours of research)

Make sure you quote people so that we can see your responses.

 

You can improve the bang for buck to reduce Buyer's remorse with something like a cheaper motherboard and less NVMe SSDs (unless you already bought them all)

 

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 - Hyper 212 Black (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)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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6 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

That's why he's asking here now, so he doesn't spend $3-$4k on his first build.

 

Obviously. I meant preference: buys too much ram etc.

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4 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Can't "RMA" the laptop, sounds like it's not all that old?

 

Also, what did you do that adding a very low voltage, incredibly easy part like an SSD destroyed it?  Or did you drop it or something while doing that?

 

May just want to wait until the AMD parts are actually out and tested/benchmarked before doing a build log.

 

Otherwise, your case, motherboard and PSU are fine.

 

Unfortunately the laptop is old enough that I can't RMA it. I dropped a screw on the battery terminal with the battery still plugged in and shorted something just not sure what.

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Okay, so I'm considering getting the 5900x and getting a 5600xt for now just so I can get the computer up and running while waiting for the AIBs to come out with 6800xts. Is there any reason I shouldn't go this route or any other suggestion for a cheaper gpu that will still be good enough to game with on an ultrawide at decent fps.

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The 5600xt is the best bang for your buck GPU at around $250, so that is probably your best bet.

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