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ShadowChaser
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building a guest pc into a PowerMac G4 just for the hilarity of giving my friends what seems to be a really old pc for lan parties and such. PPP list:

I have a 1060 I'll be throwing into it already, and ryzen seems to be the best choice for the time being. Budget is $300 so I'm already over and I need some help here.

CPU needs to be either quad or hex core overclockable.

8GB RAM minimum - ryzen needs higher speeds iirc.

motherboard with vrm heatsinks, the G4 case isn't the most airflow friendly so bare vrms will likely get toasty.

SSD storage is a must, and 500gb seems like a good baseline with so many games getting so big.

Don't have a spare power supply but a good quality 400-500w will be nice, needs to be full modular as there's no room for extra cables.

Thoughts? Comments? Alternatives?

Current Project: Xbox 360 Ryzen Sleeper Budget Build

Daily Driver: Asus ROG Flow X13 - 5900HS/3050Ti

Gaming Desktop: NCase M1 - 5800X/3060Ti

 

Past Devices:

Razer Book 13 - i7-1165G7, 16/256GB

Gigabyte Aero 15x - i7-8750H, GTX 1070MQ, 32/512+512GB

Dell XPS 13 9360 - i5-8250u, 8/256GB

Mi Notebook Air - i5-8250u, MX150, 8/512GB

Ideapad S500 Touch - i5-3337u, GT720M, 8/256GB

Macbook A1181 (Late 2006) - C2D T7200, 4/512GB

 

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Get a EVGA G2 PSU instead of the G3

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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2 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Get a EVGA G2 PSU instead of the G3

Yeah that doesn't really help money wise:P 

Current Project: Xbox 360 Ryzen Sleeper Budget Build

Daily Driver: Asus ROG Flow X13 - 5900HS/3050Ti

Gaming Desktop: NCase M1 - 5800X/3060Ti

 

Past Devices:

Razer Book 13 - i7-1165G7, 16/256GB

Gigabyte Aero 15x - i7-8750H, GTX 1070MQ, 32/512+512GB

Dell XPS 13 9360 - i5-8250u, 8/256GB

Mi Notebook Air - i5-8250u, MX150, 8/512GB

Ideapad S500 Touch - i5-3337u, GT720M, 8/256GB

Macbook A1181 (Late 2006) - C2D T7200, 4/512GB

 

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4 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Get a EVGA G2 PSU instead of the G3

The G2 series was much better than the G3, for some reason. I would do the same. Also, I'd recommend a 2x8GB kit instead of a 2x4. 8GB of RAM is still acceptable but can quickly be not enough in most games/apps

 

edit: I missed the budget part. If you need overclockability, you need to spend more than 300. If you want it to be under 300, you either have to give up overclockability, or buy used. You can probably find a good 4790K/ram/board combo for like $250 all in, I'd say that's worth. Maybe even a 6600K or 6700K.

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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1 minute ago, Cereal5 said:

The G2 series was much better than the G3, for some reason. I would do the same. Also, I'd recommend a 2x8GB kit instead of a 2x4. 8GB of RAM is still acceptable but can quickly be not enough in most games/apps

yeah, but money. Not sure if i can squeeze in 16gb with a $350 budget AND keep decent parts. CPU and mobo first, ram can be plopped in a year down the road.

Current Project: Xbox 360 Ryzen Sleeper Budget Build

Daily Driver: Asus ROG Flow X13 - 5900HS/3050Ti

Gaming Desktop: NCase M1 - 5800X/3060Ti

 

Past Devices:

Razer Book 13 - i7-1165G7, 16/256GB

Gigabyte Aero 15x - i7-8750H, GTX 1070MQ, 32/512+512GB

Dell XPS 13 9360 - i5-8250u, 8/256GB

Mi Notebook Air - i5-8250u, MX150, 8/512GB

Ideapad S500 Touch - i5-3337u, GT720M, 8/256GB

Macbook A1181 (Late 2006) - C2D T7200, 4/512GB

 

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2 minutes ago, ShadowChaser said:

yeah, but money. Not sure if i can squeeze in 16gb with a $350 budget AND keep decent parts. CPU and mobo first, ram can be plopped in a year down the road.

Se edit. There are zero reasons that justify buying new at your price point. You simply will not get what you want. Good stuff costs money.

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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7 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

Se edit. There are zero reasons that justify buying new at your price point. You simply will not get what you want. Good stuff costs money.

A 6600K or 6700K isn't what I'm looking for. When I mentioned OCing it was for gaming only. Powerful stuff costs money is what I think you mean. I could snag a server with a 6c12t xeon for $250 and put a 120gb ssd in it but I'm not. Ryzen is relatively low powered, the platform is cheap, I just don't know where to find deals save for micro center's $30 off cpu + mobo bundles.

Current Project: Xbox 360 Ryzen Sleeper Budget Build

Daily Driver: Asus ROG Flow X13 - 5900HS/3050Ti

Gaming Desktop: NCase M1 - 5800X/3060Ti

 

Past Devices:

Razer Book 13 - i7-1165G7, 16/256GB

Gigabyte Aero 15x - i7-8750H, GTX 1070MQ, 32/512+512GB

Dell XPS 13 9360 - i5-8250u, 8/256GB

Mi Notebook Air - i5-8250u, MX150, 8/512GB

Ideapad S500 Touch - i5-3337u, GT720M, 8/256GB

Macbook A1181 (Late 2006) - C2D T7200, 4/512GB

 

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1 minute ago, ShadowChaser said:

A 6600K or 6700K isn't what I'm looking for. When I mentioned OCing it was for gaming only. Powerful stuff costs money is what I think you mean. I could snag a server with a 6c12t xeon for $250 and put a 120gb ssd in it but I'm not. Ryzen is relatively low powered, the platform is cheap, I just don't know where to find deals save for micro center's $30 off cpu + mobo bundles.

I mean you don't have to OC to game. If what you listed is what you want, then you gotta pay for it. Micro Center is the best place for deals lol and you already have the cheapest RAM and MoBo. You can save $50 by going with a Ryzen 3, but that's about it.

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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Just now, Cereal5 said:

I mean you don't have to OC to game. If what you listed is what you want, then you gotta pay for it. Micro Center is the best place for deals lol and you already have the cheapest RAM and MoBo. You can save $50 by going with a Ryzen 3, but that's about it.

It isn't, what I listed was the best I could do, I wanted alternatives, strats, tips, etc from others :P 

Current Project: Xbox 360 Ryzen Sleeper Budget Build

Daily Driver: Asus ROG Flow X13 - 5900HS/3050Ti

Gaming Desktop: NCase M1 - 5800X/3060Ti

 

Past Devices:

Razer Book 13 - i7-1165G7, 16/256GB

Gigabyte Aero 15x - i7-8750H, GTX 1070MQ, 32/512+512GB

Dell XPS 13 9360 - i5-8250u, 8/256GB

Mi Notebook Air - i5-8250u, MX150, 8/512GB

Ideapad S500 Touch - i5-3337u, GT720M, 8/256GB

Macbook A1181 (Late 2006) - C2D T7200, 4/512GB

 

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Just now, dingd0ng said:

What mITX board do you guys suggest for Ryzen 2nd gen?

I don't think this is the right place for that :) 

Current Project: Xbox 360 Ryzen Sleeper Budget Build

Daily Driver: Asus ROG Flow X13 - 5900HS/3050Ti

Gaming Desktop: NCase M1 - 5800X/3060Ti

 

Past Devices:

Razer Book 13 - i7-1165G7, 16/256GB

Gigabyte Aero 15x - i7-8750H, GTX 1070MQ, 32/512+512GB

Dell XPS 13 9360 - i5-8250u, 8/256GB

Mi Notebook Air - i5-8250u, MX150, 8/512GB

Ideapad S500 Touch - i5-3337u, GT720M, 8/256GB

Macbook A1181 (Late 2006) - C2D T7200, 4/512GB

 

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5 minutes ago, ShadowChaser said:

It isn't, what I listed was the best I could do, I wanted alternatives, strats, tips, etc from others :P 

I did... I said buy used, because if what you want is 4+ cores and overclockability, what you have is about the cheapest you can get new, unless you want to go with the R3 1200 or AM3(+) socket (which no one recommends).

5 minutes ago, ShadowChaser said:

I don't think this is the right place for that :) 

Try not to steal others threads, that's kinda frowned upon

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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1 minute ago, Cereal5 said:

I did... I said buy used, because if what you want is 4+ cores and overclockability, what you have is about the cheapest you can get new, unless you want to go with the R3 1200 or AM3(+) socket (which no one recommends).

Try not to steal others threads, that's kinda frowned upon

Right, missed that, sorry about that! Z97 boards are kinda hard to come by, though, especially for low budget builds, aren't they? I'd love to get a 4th gen i5 or i7 but I'd rather not get a generic chinese mobo to run them off of :P 

Current Project: Xbox 360 Ryzen Sleeper Budget Build

Daily Driver: Asus ROG Flow X13 - 5900HS/3050Ti

Gaming Desktop: NCase M1 - 5800X/3060Ti

 

Past Devices:

Razer Book 13 - i7-1165G7, 16/256GB

Gigabyte Aero 15x - i7-8750H, GTX 1070MQ, 32/512+512GB

Dell XPS 13 9360 - i5-8250u, 8/256GB

Mi Notebook Air - i5-8250u, MX150, 8/512GB

Ideapad S500 Touch - i5-3337u, GT720M, 8/256GB

Macbook A1181 (Late 2006) - C2D T7200, 4/512GB

 

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10 hours ago, ShadowChaser said:

Right, missed that, sorry about that! Z97 boards are kinda hard to come by, though, especially for low budget builds, aren't they? I'd love to get a 4th gen i5 or i7 but I'd rather not get a generic chinese mobo to run them off of :P 

Which is why you got for a combo. CPU/board/ram. or at least cpu/board. I don't know what pricing is like near you though so Who knows how much you'll actually save

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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