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Buying my first pc - from POWERGPU.. helppp!!

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19 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Buy the parts and contact a local shop to build it for you. Common solution.

 

Or follow a tutorial on yt. It's pretty easy as long as you take your time.

 

Either way you were getting seriously ripped off with the prebuilt system from that place.

 

Also in all honesty you could trim about 5-800$ from the current system recommended to you and not even notice a difference in any of your tasks.

Totally agree with this.

 

Some stores you buy the parts from can charge a fee to assamble it for you. Or just go ahead and watch some videos and do it yourself, its a very rewarding experience.

 

Good thing you asked, 4.5K for a system with a GPU from 2018 is kind of a scam.

Budget (including currency): $4,000

 

Country: California, United States 

 

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: PC WILL BE USED FOR ADOBE PROGRAMS (LIGHTROOM +PHOTOSHOP mainly).

I WILL ALSO BE GAMING ( CALL OF DUTY/ APEX / RACING GAMES)

**I WANT TO RUN THE ADOBE PROGRAMS SMOOTHLY AND ALSO HAVE NO STORAGE PROBLEMS + GAME ON HIGH FPS ATLEAST 144**

 

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): 

CASE : LIAN LI O11 Dynamic XL ROG FULL TOWER - WHITE 


CPU: INTEL I9 12900k 


MotherBoard: MSI MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI

 

RAM: KINGSTON FURY BEAST 32gb (2x16)DDR5 - 5200

 

COOLER: DEEPCOOL CASTLE 360ex RGB AIO LIQUID - White 

 

STORAGE : Primary - KINGSTON SSD SKC3000d 2TB

Secondary- WD BLUE 3D 1TB SATA INTERNAL SSD

 

GRAPHICS CARD : nvidia rtx 2080

 

FANS: GIM KB- 28 rgb 120mm - white (x6)

 

POWER SUPPLY: PHANTEKS REVOLT PRO 1000w , 80 plus gold fully modular 

 

WINDOWS 10

 

+ $150 labor 

 

TOTAL BEING CHARGED IS 4.5k - good price ? 

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Diversityo_O said:

TOTAL BEING CHARGED IS 4.5k - good price ? 

 

Hahaha, no. $4500 for a PC with a last-gen GPU in it?

Your "PC master race" thing is cringe. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Diversityo_O said:

GRAPHICS CARD : nvidia rtx 2080

Is this a typo?

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

Project Hot Box

CPU 12900k, Motherboard Gigabyte Aero G, RAM CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200mhz (2x16), GPU AMD Radeon 6800 XT FE, Case Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini, Storage Sabrent Rocket Q4 2tbCORSAIR Force Series MP510 1920GB NVMe, CORSAIR FORCE Series MP510 960GB NVMe, PSU CORSAIR sf600, Cooling Noctua NH-D15, Displays Odyssey G9, LG 34UC98-W 34-Inch,Keyboard Corsair K95, Mouse Corsair Nightblade, Sound AT2035, Scarlett Solo, Massdrop 6xx headphones, Schiit Magni, Modi Loki mini stack. 

Oppbevaring

CPU i9-9900k, Motherboard, ASUS Rog Maximus Code XI, RAM, 48GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200 mhz (2x16)+(2x8) GPU Asus ROG Strix 2070 8gb, PNY 1080, Nvidia 1080, MSI 1070 Gaming X 8gb, Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X, 2x Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB, 5x Seagate IronWolf 8tb NAS(ZFS1), PSU Corsair RM1000x, Cooling Asus Rog Ryuo 240 with Noctua NF-12 fans, OS Unraid

 

Why is the 5800x so hot?

 

 

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terrible price for the same ish specs you could make it for 2.5k ish

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($599.21 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool CASTLE 360EX RGB 60.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($158.38 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($369.99 @ Adorama) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5200 CL40 Memory  ($199.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($94.75 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston KC3000 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($293.87 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card  ($811.42 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Phanteks Revolt Pro 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($168.90 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2696.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-17 16:41 EDT-0400

 

This is how much you should pay. lol.

Labor should be free.

Ryzen 3600 @ 4.5ghz all cores | Asrock B550M Steel Legend | Radeon RX580 | 2x Samsung 16gb c-die 2666 @ 3600mhz cl16 | 500gb WD SN750 | 9 TB HDD | Deepcool Gammax 400 w/ 2 delta 4000rpm push pull | Antec Neo Eco Zen 500w

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20 minutes ago, IkeaGnome said:

Is this a typo?

Hey! I’m a noob haha. Luckily I asked first…. I’m stuck though - don’t know what to do since idk how to build PCs haha.. 

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16 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($599.21 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool CASTLE 360EX RGB 60.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($158.38 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z690 FORCE WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($369.99 @ Adorama) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5200 CL40 Memory  ($199.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($94.75 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston KC3000 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($293.87 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card  ($811.42 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Phanteks Revolt Pro 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($168.90 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2696.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-17 16:41 EDT-0400

 

This is how much you should pay. lol.

Labor should be free.

Wow.. I don’t know what to do now. I thought I was getting a good price.

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22 minutes ago, Bob__ said:

terrible price for the same ish specs you could make it for 2.5k ish

Well if this is worth 2.5k can you guide me on what I should get for around 3-3.5k? With a new graphics card because apparently that 2080 is last gen ???

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($599.21 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X73 RGB 52.44 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($223.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($249.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-4800 CL38 Memory  ($199.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($268.00 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Toshiba X300 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($279.68 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING LE iCX3 Video Card  ($1299.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($124.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $3365.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-17 17:13 EDT-0400

Ryzen 3600 @ 4.5ghz all cores | Asrock B550M Steel Legend | Radeon RX580 | 2x Samsung 16gb c-die 2666 @ 3600mhz cl16 | 500gb WD SN750 | 9 TB HDD | Deepcool Gammax 400 w/ 2 delta 4000rpm push pull | Antec Neo Eco Zen 500w

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20 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($599.21 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X73 RGB 52.44 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($223.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE AX ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($249.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Kingston FURY Beast 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-4800 CL38 Memory  ($199.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($268.00 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Toshiba X300 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($279.68 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING LE iCX3 Video Card  ($1299.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($124.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $3365.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-17 17:13 EDT-0400

Thanks!! Unfortunately I don’t know how to build a pc LOL… any recommendations on what I can do ? 

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1 minute ago, Diversityo_O said:

Thanks!! Unfortunately I don’t know how to build a pc LOL… any recommendations on what I can do ? 

They're very easy to build. If you're comfortable with learning, it saves you a lot of money. 

A pair of videos with really good tips.

 

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

Project Hot Box

CPU 12900k, Motherboard Gigabyte Aero G, RAM CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200mhz (2x16), GPU AMD Radeon 6800 XT FE, Case Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini, Storage Sabrent Rocket Q4 2tbCORSAIR Force Series MP510 1920GB NVMe, CORSAIR FORCE Series MP510 960GB NVMe, PSU CORSAIR sf600, Cooling Noctua NH-D15, Displays Odyssey G9, LG 34UC98-W 34-Inch,Keyboard Corsair K95, Mouse Corsair Nightblade, Sound AT2035, Scarlett Solo, Massdrop 6xx headphones, Schiit Magni, Modi Loki mini stack. 

Oppbevaring

CPU i9-9900k, Motherboard, ASUS Rog Maximus Code XI, RAM, 48GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200 mhz (2x16)+(2x8) GPU Asus ROG Strix 2070 8gb, PNY 1080, Nvidia 1080, MSI 1070 Gaming X 8gb, Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X, 2x Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB, 5x Seagate IronWolf 8tb NAS(ZFS1), PSU Corsair RM1000x, Cooling Asus Rog Ryuo 240 with Noctua NF-12 fans, OS Unraid

 

Why is the 5800x so hot?

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Diversityo_O said:

Thanks!! Unfortunately I don’t know how to build a pc LOL… any recommendations on what I can do ? 

Buy the parts and contact a local shop to build it for you. Common solution.

 

Or follow a tutorial on yt. It's pretty easy as long as you take your time.

 

Either way you were getting seriously ripped off with the prebuilt system from that place.

 

Also in all honesty you could trim about 5-800$ from the current system recommended to you and not even notice a difference in any of your tasks.

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19 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Buy the parts and contact a local shop to build it for you. Common solution.

 

Or follow a tutorial on yt. It's pretty easy as long as you take your time.

 

Either way you were getting seriously ripped off with the prebuilt system from that place.

 

Also in all honesty you could trim about 5-800$ from the current system recommended to you and not even notice a difference in any of your tasks.

Totally agree with this.

 

Some stores you buy the parts from can charge a fee to assamble it for you. Or just go ahead and watch some videos and do it yourself, its a very rewarding experience.

 

Good thing you asked, 4.5K for a system with a GPU from 2018 is kind of a scam.

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Whatever approach you choose, consider a system closer to the following than the one listed in the OP.

 

Systems equipped with 12th gen Intel cpu should use Windows 11 as it is better able to schedule CPU core usage.

 

The i7-12700 offers excellent price vs performance for Photoshop and Lightroom. There is no need for an AIO cpu cooler with this CPU. A good air cooler is more reliable and should keep the cpu running optimally.

 

While DDR5 offers a performance advantage in Lightroom, the difference is marginal in Photoshop. DDR5 remains relatively expensive so going with DDR4 makes more sense at this time.

 

All NVMe storage is possible and even though it is expensive, for this use case the benefits are worth the premium cost.

 

Neither Photoshop nor Lightroom exploit higher-end GPU. Something like an RTX 3060 Ti is enough for those programs. For gaming, a higher performance GPU would be better. An RTX 3080 is likely overkill, but the budget does allow for it.

 

An 850W PSU is enough.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($302.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 82.51 CFM CPU Cooler  ($99.95 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus ProArt B660-CREATOR D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($225.59 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($268.00 @ Amazon) 
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8100 4 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($399.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 10GB LHR 10 GB GAMING Z TRIO Video Card  ($899.99 @ GameStop) 
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case  ($107.89 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($124.99 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit  ($119.98 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2659.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-17 21:50 EDT-0400

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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2 hours ago, brob said:

Whatever approach you choose, consider a system closer to the following than the one listed in the OP.

 

Systems equipped with 12th gen Intel cpu should use Windows 11 as it is better able to schedule CPU core usage.

 

The i7-12700 offers excellent price vs performance for Photoshop and Lightroom. There is no need for an AIO cpu cooler with this CPU. A good air cooler is more reliable and should keep the cpu running optimally.

 

While DDR5 offers a performance advantage in Lightroom, the difference is marginal in Photoshop. DDR5 remains relatively expensive so going with DDR4 makes more sense at this time.

 

All NVMe storage is possible and even though it is expensive, for this use case the benefits are worth the premium cost.

 

Neither Photoshop nor Lightroom exploit higher-end GPU. Something like an RTX 3060 Ti is enough for those programs. For gaming, a higher performance GPU would be better. An RTX 3080 is likely overkill, but the budget does allow for it.

 

An 850W PSU is enough.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($302.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black 82.51 CFM CPU Cooler  ($99.95 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus ProArt B660-CREATOR D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($225.59 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($268.00 @ Amazon) 
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8100 4 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($399.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 10GB LHR 10 GB GAMING Z TRIO Video Card  ($899.99 @ GameStop) 
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case  ($107.89 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($124.99 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM 64-bit  ($119.98 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2659.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-17 21:50 EDT-0400

Wow… thanks for the feedback and for going somewhat into detail. Although I know nothing / very little about PCs I do want to be “future proof” do you think with that in mind I should go for the 2080 / Intel i9? With what you’re suggesting I’d be able to game + use the programs smoothly though right ? 🙂 

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6 hours ago, Jorgemeister said:

Totally agree with this.

 

Some stores you buy the parts from can charge a fee to assamble it for you. Or just go ahead and watch some videos and do it yourself, its a very rewarding experience.

 

Good thing you asked, 4.5K for a system with a GPU from 2018 is kind of a scam.

Thank you. A friend recommended I came on here and asked for suggestions / thoughts since there’s a lot of people on here who know waaaay more than me and would let me know if I was getting a good deal or not lol. I’ll definitely watch some videos in the next few days / weekend and make up my mind whether to buy the parts and have someone build it or ask my brother in law to help me build it since he knows a few things haha . 

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19 minutes ago, Diversityo_O said:

Wow… thanks for the feedback and for going somewhat into detail. Although I know nothing / very little about PCs I do want to be “future proof” do you think with that in mind I should go for the 2080 / Intel i9? With what you’re suggesting I’d be able to game + use the programs smoothly though right ? 🙂 

 

The suggestions I made will give you excellent gaming and productive performance.

 

You could change the cpu in the list I posted to an i9-12900 or i9-12900F. It will result in better Photoshop and Lightroom performance, more in the later. It won't make much of a difference in most games. Adds about $200 to the cost.

 

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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