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Helping my friend find a pre-built

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11 minutes ago, lerodemmy said:

Budget (including currency): $1,600

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: World of Warcraft and others

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

I'm trying to help my friend find a pre-built and he's under the impression he should buy one from Amazon, which I believe are overpriced and don't tell you the model of any of the components except the CPU.  So I'm trying to steer him away from that.

 

I don't think Origin PC offers anything in his price range, so I think I should recommend Digital Storm to him because they built me a custom PC in 2016 and I loved it.  I spent a lot more than 1,600, however, so my components were of high quality.  I guess my question is, if I direct him to Digital Storm, are the Digital Storm branded components (SSD, RAM, PSU, etc.) they use in their lower-end machines reliable?

 

Also, are iBUYPOWER or CyberPower any good?

 

I would avoid digital storm. they are a boutique brand and with the current market, their stuff is crazy overpriced.


This would be better. Not great but it should be okay for WOW : https://www.ibuypower.com/Store/AMD-Ryzen-5-3rd-Gen-Configurator/W/1510918

Budget (including currency): $1,600

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: World of Warcraft and others

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

I'm trying to help my friend find a pre-built and he's under the impression he should buy one from Amazon, which I believe are overpriced and don't tell you the model of any of the components except the CPU.  So I'm trying to steer him away from that.

 

I don't think Origin PC offers anything in his price range, so I think I should recommend Digital Storm to him because they built me a custom PC in 2016 and I loved it.  I spent a lot more than 1,600, however, so my components were of high quality.  I guess my question is, if I direct him to Digital Storm, are the Digital Storm branded components (SSD, RAM, PSU, etc.) they use in their lower-end machines reliable?

 

Also, are iBUYPOWER or CyberPower any good?

 

My new build - CPUIntel Core i9-11900K I GPU: EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming I MotherboardAsus ROG Maximus XIII Hero I RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Royal (Silver) 32GB 4000 MHz C15 I SSDSamsung 980 Pro 2TB I PSUCorsair RM1000x (2021) I Cooler: Corsair H150i Elite Capellix (white) I CaseLian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Certified (white) I FansCorsair QL120 (white) x10 Cables: Corsair Premium Individually Sleeved (white) Keyboard: Corsair K100 RGB I Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate Mouse Pad: Corsair MM700 RGB Speakers: Bose Companion 2 Series III Headset: Sony PULSE 3D Monitor: Aorus FV43U 

 

My first build:

  • CPU - Intel Core i9 9900KF @ 4.97GHz
  • GPU - EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super FTW3 Ultra
  • Motherboard - Asus ROG Strix Z-390E Gaming
  • RAM - 32GB (4x8) Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB @ 3600MHz
  • Storage - Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVMe 1TB SSD and Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD
  • Cooler - Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE w/LL120 Fans
  • Case - Corsair Crystal Series 680X (Black)
  • Fans - [3x] Corsair QL120 RGB LED (front), [1x] Corsair QL140 RGB LED (rear), [2x] Corsair LL140 RGB LED (bottom)
  • PSU - EVGA Supernova 1000w G+
  • Monitor - Acer Predator X34
  • Keyboard - Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT
  • Mouse - Razer Lancehead, Tournament Edition (Mercury)
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11 minutes ago, lerodemmy said:

Budget (including currency): $1,600

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: World of Warcraft and others

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

I'm trying to help my friend find a pre-built and he's under the impression he should buy one from Amazon, which I believe are overpriced and don't tell you the model of any of the components except the CPU.  So I'm trying to steer him away from that.

 

I don't think Origin PC offers anything in his price range, so I think I should recommend Digital Storm to him because they built me a custom PC in 2016 and I loved it.  I spent a lot more than 1,600, however, so my components were of high quality.  I guess my question is, if I direct him to Digital Storm, are the Digital Storm branded components (SSD, RAM, PSU, etc.) they use in their lower-end machines reliable?

 

Also, are iBUYPOWER or CyberPower any good?

 

I would avoid digital storm. they are a boutique brand and with the current market, their stuff is crazy overpriced.


This would be better. Not great but it should be okay for WOW : https://www.ibuypower.com/Store/AMD-Ryzen-5-3rd-Gen-Configurator/W/1510918

geometry is hard
b550 > x570

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2 hours ago, Downkey said:

I would avoid digital storm. they are a boutique brand and with the current market, their stuff is crazy overpriced.


This would be better. Not great but it should be okay for WOW : https://www.ibuypower.com/Store/AMD-Ryzen-5-3rd-Gen-Configurator/W/1510918

Thank you!

My new build - CPUIntel Core i9-11900K I GPU: EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming I MotherboardAsus ROG Maximus XIII Hero I RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Royal (Silver) 32GB 4000 MHz C15 I SSDSamsung 980 Pro 2TB I PSUCorsair RM1000x (2021) I Cooler: Corsair H150i Elite Capellix (white) I CaseLian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Certified (white) I FansCorsair QL120 (white) x10 Cables: Corsair Premium Individually Sleeved (white) Keyboard: Corsair K100 RGB I Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate Mouse Pad: Corsair MM700 RGB Speakers: Bose Companion 2 Series III Headset: Sony PULSE 3D Monitor: Aorus FV43U 

 

My first build:

  • CPU - Intel Core i9 9900KF @ 4.97GHz
  • GPU - EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super FTW3 Ultra
  • Motherboard - Asus ROG Strix Z-390E Gaming
  • RAM - 32GB (4x8) Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB @ 3600MHz
  • Storage - Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVMe 1TB SSD and Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD
  • Cooler - Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE w/LL120 Fans
  • Case - Corsair Crystal Series 680X (Black)
  • Fans - [3x] Corsair QL120 RGB LED (front), [1x] Corsair QL140 RGB LED (rear), [2x] Corsair LL140 RGB LED (bottom)
  • PSU - EVGA Supernova 1000w G+
  • Monitor - Acer Predator X34
  • Keyboard - Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT
  • Mouse - Razer Lancehead, Tournament Edition (Mercury)
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