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Guide

Modest AMD Gaming Build

Description

Introduction

The Modest AMD build guide is focused on providing the best performance per dollar on a mid range gaming PC. The components are straightforward to install and the system will run games at 1080p or higher without issue. If you are looking for more of a budget build you can take a look at our Entry Level AMD Gaming Guide

CPU

Our Modest AMD Gaming Build is centered around the Ryzen 5 2600. Using the included CPU cooler you will be able to achieve moderate overclocks on this unlocked processor.

Note: If you’re looking for a similar build using an Intel processor, check out our Modest Intel Gaming Build Guide.

Motherboard

We've paired the R5 2600 with a parametric filter of Micro ATX B450 motherboards that support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, multiple SATA6 ports for storage drives, and front panel USB3.0 ports. The parametric filter is constantly updating to show the best priced product based on the specifications we have set.

Memory

We are filtering for a 2x8GB kit of DDR4 RAM with a speed of at least DDR4-3000 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with faster memory.

Since the parametric filter picks the lowest priced option available (regardless of color/design), click the "From parametric filter" link to view other options that might better suit your aesthetic preference.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-priced SSD of at least 500GB capacity. Solid states drives are significantly faster than hard drives and one of the easiest ways to improve system responsiveness and load times for both applications and games. Additionally, we're including a 2TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing media and extra games. Everyone's storage needs differ, so feel free to change the capacity to your usage.

GPU

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is an excellent mid-range graphics card that will let you play any popular game available today at 1080p or 1440p, including Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Apex Legends.

To keep the noise and temperatures down, the filter requires a minimum length to avoid "mini" versions of the card, which prioritize fitting into small builds, such as an ITX case. It also requires a minimum number of 2 fans to avoid "blower" style cards, which usually do not cool the card as well. You can choose to use this filter instead, if you want to include the smaller cards for any reason. Note that smaller cards will be louder or hotter - or both.

Case

The Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L is a Micro ATX mini tower case with 2x front panel USB 3.0 Gen 1 ports and fits full-size graphics cards without issue. It provides several cable management holes and patterned magnetic dust filters for easy removal and cleaning. The Q300L also supports six different mounting locations for the front panel USB and headphones ports.

PSU

For our power supply, we're using a parametric selection of well-reviewed fully and semi-modular units, all of which will provide more than enough power for this system.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Modest Gaming Guide.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
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€126.51
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Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Socket / CPU: AM4; Form Factor: Micro ATX; Chipset: AMD B450; Memory Slots: 4 - 16; Onboard USB3.0 Headers: Yes

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€69.95
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€69.95
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Memory Team T-FORCE DARK Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, DDR4-3300, DDR4-3400; Type: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 8GB

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€67.81
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€67.81
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Storage Silicon Power A55 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 500 GB - 15360 GB; Type: SSD

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€56.99
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€56.99
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Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 2000 GB - 15360 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s

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€61.77
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€61.77
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Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti; Length: 223 mm - 403 mm; Cooling: 2 Fans, 3 Fans

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€300.70
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€300.70
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Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case
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€33.01
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€33.01
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Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

From parametric selection: Show

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€61.72
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€61.72
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Total: €778.46
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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 14 points

The case isn't very good on airflow. I would switch it out for the Focus G Mini.

  • 1 month ago
  • 7 points

This guy is right about terrible airflow, check out the GamersNexus article or video about the Q500. The front of the case is 80% metal despite looking like an open design. The reviewer had to actually drill out each one of the holes to provide sufficient airflow.

  • 1 month ago
  • 7 points

Thank you. Some of these people have no idea about this case and its extremely limited airflow.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Well crap. I bought it and decided against an aftermarket cooler in the beginning. Am I screwed or do I just need to be on alert?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You should be fine.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Thanks. As a Floridian heat is definitely a concern. I don't intend to overclock but I do intend to look into aftermarket coolers.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

The Q500L had worse airflow issues than the Q300L mainly due to the Power supply relocation. So the Q300 has modestly better airflow than the Q500, but overall agreed; There are cases like the Versa H18 TG, Silverstone PS15 and Focus G Mini that out of the box have generally better airflow for mid to high level builds. That said, having built in the Q300L it's a good case to work with and the airflow should be suitable for most entry to mid level gaming systems (I did mod the front panel anyways ;) )

The build I did in September is strikingly similar to this. Sadly I dont post my build on PCPP like I should https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1102792-build-log-rgb-build-2019-600-r5-2600rx570-q300l-case-mod

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

Thank you someone who knows what their talking about.

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Wow, the design is terribly misleading... WTH?!?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Which case is good and cheap? Idc how it looks.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Phantex Eclipse P350X

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

i'm new to this, i want a good gaming pc that will be able to play games like cyberpunk 2077 and other games to come with good fps, is this a good pc to start with?

  • 2 months ago
  • 9 points

As far as I'm aware there aren't any officially posted minimum requirements posted yet for Cyberpunk 2077 but you should definitely be able to run it with a stable 60 FPS with some settings tweaks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

can i play Overwatch and stream on this ? plz help me i'm new to PC :(

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

twitch streaming *

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Without issue.

  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

The 1660 Ti will handle most - if not all - games fine on high/ultra settings at 1080p. I have an MSI 1660 Ti gaming x, and playing destiny 2 on the highest settings doesn't even make the card's fans spin (I haven't tried any other demanding games yet). It all depends on your budget, of course. I have personally paired it with an R5 3600 because I had a bit more room in my budget. If you want to play at 1440p though, going for the next tier up's build might suit you better.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

What fps do you get with that card on destiny mate?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I haven't pushed it to its limits yet, will try tomorrow. I'll respond with the results. 1080p, all max settings give 60 fps -- that's all I can tell you for now. My monitor is 60Hz so there's no point for me to set the max fps in settings to anything higher than 80.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, appreciate the reply (y)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nvidia Experience FPS counter usually gives me above 60FPS at 1440 (It never dips below 60 but I don't have it in front of me to tell you where it usually rests) When I put it at 4k it occasionally stutters, but it does that even when I put all settings at the lowest so I dunno what's going on there. Im running an i5-9400f so perhaps that's the issue. Same thing with doom. It runs 4k above 60fps but in some instances where I look at some specific spots it dips. I play all games at max settings, 1440 and enjoy consistent 60+ fps.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Destiny 2 doesn't like to be benchmarked. It doesn't allow in-game overlays, so I don't know of any method to benchmark this for you. Sorry!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Steam can display an FPS counter. It seems to agree with AMD catalyst software. Just don't freak out when you hit a cut scene and it drops down to 30 :(

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your budget? and do you already have keyboard monitor and mouse?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It all depends on your budget m8. How much are you willing to spend?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes and no. This is a good budget gaming PC but it won't run games like Cyperpunk 2077 at 60 FPS at max settings. Although this is a good first PC.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

Reallyyyyy??? I thought you had to put in 2 rtx titans

  • 2 months ago
  • 7 points

No at least 4

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

Well.. but it will do better than an xbox one right?

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

hes kidding dude lol also i recommend switching the ti for a super and using the money to upgrade ryzen 5 to 3rd gen ti has almost the same performance as super

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Can’t do. Switching to a 3600 would add $80 to the build, and switching would only take like $30 away, so if you have $750, go for it

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

??? no it saves $50 leaving only a difference of 10 bucks

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  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Or better yet the 5600xt that will be coming out soon.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

how much fps would this run for minecraft

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

It depends on if you use Vanilla, Optifine, or Shaders.

Vanilla is just plain Minecraft, no mods or shaders.

Optifine is a mod where it lowers the graphics of Minecraft and adds a zoom feature (Most Youtubers use this mod, and Optifine works on servers, although it is a mod.).

Shaders add a lot of Realistic stuff to Minecraft, making it look more like real life.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very high. In the 100s or higher.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Hey guys, I'm new to the pc scene and I was wondering if I should wait until cyber Monday to purchase this setup or will the price be the same.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Can this do VR?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

yes I do vr fine and I have a 1060 3gb and i5-8400

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Why was a new build made?

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

We generally update the guides every 1-2 months based on hardware releases, availability, and shifts in pricing.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you think the 1660 super would be a better buy instead of the 1660 ti?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The 1660 is an interesting card. It fits between the 1660 and the 1660 ti in terms of both performance and price. Availability is a bit limited at the moment which is why we chose the 1660 ti but we will keep an eye on pricing and availability.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

EVGA has their GTX 1660 Super on amazon in stock frequently, that might be a good choice.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

New to this, just wanted to ask, would this build be suitable for FPS games, such as R6S, Apex, PUBG etc.? Also, for the RAM, isn't it better to have a Cl15 rather than 16?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

CL ratings for RAM can be misleading and are often inaccurate. Speed is a lot more important, the latency won't make much of a difference.

This build would definitely be suitable for FPS games. It would play Apex at about 100fps at 1080p high settings.

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

both speed and latency is important for ram. a lower speed kit with lower latency will perform the same as a higher speed kit with higher latency. for example 2400 cl 12 is the same performance as 3200 cl 16 assuming all other timings are equal. an easy way to know if one kit is better than another is to divide the speed rating by the latency, the kit with the the higher number will be faster. compare a theoretical 3000 cl 10 vs a 3000 cl 15, 3000 divided by 10 is 300 whereas 3000 divided by 15 is 200.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Is this build good enough for quality graphics for Fortnite?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are doing 1080p60 yeah

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Should be able to do like 100

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Way over 100

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I mainly want this pc for minecraft r6 and a little bit of fortnite is this a good pc for that (and can it run minecraft with optifine and shaders)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This pc is fine for that.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

i have a 1060 6gb and a 1500x and it runs optifine minecraft at around 200-400 and with extreme shaders around 60-100 (this build would likely do slightly better as it is 2 years newer)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi there! I was actually wondering how to cut this build's price down a little. If I downgraded the storage, case, and maybe the motherboard, would that still be a viable build?

I'm going to be playing games like Divinity Original Sin 2, Dragon Age Inquisition, and Detroit Become Human. I'm also a beginner game developer and will be using Unity, Divinity Engine 2, and Blender.

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can downgrade the case if you don't care about aesthetics and you can downgrade the storage to better fit your needs. However, I wouldn't downgrade the motherboard as that is already the cheapest AM4 b450 motherboard that would fit within the parameters. Also, if you have a micro center near you, you can get a R5 2600 and a good b450 motherboard for as low as $155.

Hoped this helped!

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

can i play on max settings on siege with this pc?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Generally speaking, "max" settings take an extremely powerful pc for most games. You will easily be able to run siege but likely not at max.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I max out r6 with 1080p and have 100+ frame rates

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Is there really any reason to go with a $95 power supply when I can get this one for $55?
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jZ22FT/corsair-vs-550w-80-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020171-na

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Has to do with the rating, sure you can go cheap, but people tend to prefer at least bronze 80+ rating as a precaution. Myself I'm paranoid and won't go with anything lower then at least Gold. If you your not as concerned about that you can of course put the money towards other parts.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I ended up going with a Bronze 80+ 650W PSU. Doubt I'll ever need the extra juice but it was a happy medium price-wise.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This build has DDR4-3000 when the Ryzen 5 2600 supports DDR4-2933.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It can handle it, just don't go any higher or overclock the Ram speed or you'll be dealing with instability. I'm running DDR4 at 3000 8gigs each on my R7 and I have no issues. Again, just DON'T overclock the Ram.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I always build stable systems first, then overclock. I've been doing this for almost 20 years and I always recommend using manufacturer specs for stability then mod it from there. Then if it starts to destabilize you can revert it. That's up to you, but the site itself shouldn't be recommending it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

If I order this, putting together the CPU might be the hardest part. Do I need to order the glue that the CPU needs to be installed? that is the one part i'm afraid i will mess up

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

You don't use any glue when installing a CPU. Thermal paste goes between the CPU and CPU cooler to better transfer heat. The stock cooler (and many aftermarket coolers) comes with a layer of thermal paste pre-applied. All you need to do is secure it to the motherboard.

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

As a caveat to the other poster, I would warn you that sometimes the themal paste can dry on older coolers. You can check this by touching a corner and seeing if you get any on your finger. If you don't then you should probably clean it off using the appropriate alcohol and a paper towel. After that apply some new themal paste on top of the cpu (the part that will be in contact with the cooler) in a pea sized or smaller quantity. If you wish to spread it around a little use a cotton swabs or a plastic applicator. Then set the cooler straight down on the cpu in the proper position.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Can this run minecraft at 1080p 60fps while recording with obs at 1080p 60fps?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

100%, if you use optifine it will likely run at 120fps+ while recording

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I've never built a pc, but I'm planning to take the full plunge into pc gaming, I've already bought an oculus rift s and have about 900$ left over for the pc itself which includes the keyboard and monitor. The monitor i want is 1080p 144hrz and costs 145$ and I should be able to find a cheap keyboard for around 10-20$. (ill make it 15$ for my math) which leaves me with about 740$ for the pc hardware itself

I would like to know if this is a good computer for VR and flat-screen gaming at a solid 1080P 90fps and above for most games or if i should save up more for a more expensive rig i made a custom part list which is the exact same as this just with a smaller SSD for 739$ is this a good buy or should i save more?

sorry if i rambled too much.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It's a good list. But I suggest you change the gpu to a 1660 super as there is only about 3-5fps difference with a 50$ difference. And get the corsair 550 watts bronze (cheaper). Personally I would abandon the mechanical hdd and go with a 1tb NVME ssd as ssds are cheap nowadays. or sata3 ssd or m.2 should be more than fine. (make sure your motherboard is supporting whatever m.2 size ssd you buying).

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I would really change that 1660 ti video card for some 1660 super since it runs basically as good while being $40 cheaper.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, just curious - will the specs provide better performance compared to a Sony PS4 pro or Xbox? Just asking. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It will definitely peak higher than 60fps but it also depends what games you planning to play (rdr2 very heavy) . And I would suggest you saving 50$ on the gpu making it a 1660 super as there is only about 3-5fps difference only.

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

first, you can save a lot of money going with a 550w 80 plus bronze power supply, i just don't find it necessary to have 80 plus gold at this budget, it would make sense if it were a higher tier build. second, switch the 1660 ti with a 1660 super, you save even more money and the two are almost identical in performance, the 1660 ti is just not worth it at it's price. if you do both of these you can cut the price down by 90 or 100 dollars

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How would you feel about going for a rx5700 and a Ryzen 5 3600, would this be a good upgrade path. I am new to building looking for a great gaming machine for 850$ or less and easily pieces together with all parts being compatible so I don’t have to do anything crazy when building as I am not very tech savy. I heard something about needing another proccesor just to update a mother board so you can put the one you bought in. I am trying to avoid all of this.

Thank you

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Thats a great upgrade, its essentially a minor step down from our Great AMD guide which you can view here: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/xM7Ycf/great-amd-gamingstreaming-build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How good will this be for fortnite? FPS wise

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be more than enough for fortnite. The benchmarks show 80-100 FPS if my memory serves me correct.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

do you know the fps fortnite would run at if was on low settings?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It will

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is any more cooling needed or recommended? New to building and curious.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

2600 stock cooler is fine

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Not necessary, however you could benefit from a decent $30-50 aftermarket cooler.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Brand new to pc gaming and was thinking of building this to be my first setup. I was just wondering if I buy everything listed here will I have everything I need? And also how difficult is it to build something like this, of course I’ll look into it fully but just generally speaking?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

You need an operating system

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Screen, keyboard & mouse.

Putting the whole thing together is mostly tool-less and for the most part, the parts can only be assembled one way. It varies from case to case, but the order in which you assemble components can make a hard job easier (and vice versa).

The hard part is making sure all the components are compatible, which the lovely people at PCPP have covered for you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your budget? Does your budget include keyboard mouse monitor?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

My budget is around 650 but I’ve already got a pretty decent monitor keyboard and mouse I use on my console. I was just asking in case I needed to buy extra cables or fans etc.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How well could this run Minecraft with Ray Tracing?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

1.minecraft doesn’t support ray tracing yet 2. The 1660 ti does not support ray tracing

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

well minecraft is beta testing raytracing so thats cool and nvidia released an announcement saying that minecraft will have raytracing in it soon

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this build run Metro Exodus ok?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Will run most games 1080p over 60fps

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A Seagate Barracude HD. Really? I just had both of the Seagate Constellations in my NAS go belly up over the last year. Meanwhile the WD Reds are chugging along just fine. All four drives were installed in a RAID 5 configuration at the same time in early 2013 when I set up the NAS.

Delete this if you feel the need.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Just because yours died doesn't mean the one here will

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Well for one thing it's about 6 years old. Second older tech.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How would this pc build compare to a pre built pc. Are pre built ones better? Hp pavilion for example

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

this would be better value for the money because the companies charge you for assembly. I would build your own if you feel comfortable with it and want to either save money or get better performance

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly most "gaming pcs" are already overclocked, and charge you extra just because of the fact its flashy.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The hp pavilions are actually really good for the price. I've used a pavilion for 2 years and its done really good for me. There is one for sale right now with a 1660ti and a i5-9400F for 570$.

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

It's hard to compare, many prebuilt companies tend to skimp major on areas that are hard to notice such as psu, motherboard, gpu, and ram. This means that though many of the parts seem the same on paper if you open the case you might find the quality lacking. This is the main reason to build your own, you have greater quality control.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

COuld this run red dead redemption? and how many FPS

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this run Dark Souls 3 or the Witcher?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes very easily esp if you want 1080p 60FPS.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This will be my first pc and decided to go with an atx case,What motherboard should i replace the current one with? best if its around the same price point, thank you.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Most (all?) ATX cases also have mounting holes for mATX boards.

But if you do want an ATX board, click on the "parametric filter" link below the board in the parts list and filter for ATX instead of mATX.

You will also need to change the case in the parts list for an ATX one, otherwise you will get a compatibility warning.

Use the "customize this part list" button (top right), to save a copy and tweak it as you need.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not a 590 for $200?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

590 performs a lot worse and sucks more power, which is what makes it generally hotter and louder

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Would I need to install windows 10

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You have to buy windows 10

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, everyone im new to this pc thing and just need some basic information on what is good and what is not. I want a pc that can run games like gta 5 and rainbow six siege I do have a limited budget from $500 to $7-$800 USD. Any information would help, Thanks.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This machine is more than capable for those games.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The ssd is faster and should be used for windows and the games you play. It cuts the loading times down by a ton. The hdd 1tb should be used for anything else you download or games that you do not play as often.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am new as well, is there a reason for two different types of storage (1tb and the 512 gb)?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Never keep all your eggs in one basket, If you have any kind of important files or work that you cannot risk losing you always won a backup that's what secondary hard drive is for. Plus if you have to reinstall windows for some reason you can copy all of your game files to the secondary drive reinstall windows and then copy them back instead of having to wait hours while downloading them again

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I plan on building this as my first pc. Could someone with experience recommend an alternative motherboard that would work with this build? The motherboard shown here has quite alot of negative comments so I'm kinda worried. Willing to pay extra for a better one.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Click the "from parametric filter" link under the motherboard to see other compatible options.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

why surveillance HDD?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Been looking into building my first pc and switching from console. I was reading the reviews on the motherboard listed here and it seems a lot of people have issues with the space on it. Will that be an issue with anything else listed here when placing it on the motherboard. And when could it possibly become an issue? Thanks guys

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you prefer to use a different motherboard you can click customize this partlist and then the "from parametric filter" link under the motherboard to see other compatible options.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A few of the items on this list are currently out of stock on amazon but I’ve still placed the order. Do you know roughly how long it might be until they get and dispatch these items. It’s just that if it’s longer than 28 days I don’t want to have that scan’s websites damage warranty run out as it will be my first time building one

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

We do not have any inside information on re-stock status for parts at retailers.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you think this rig would handle with programs like Zbrush, Maya and photoshop?

  • 2 months ago
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Probably a really stupid question, but I am new to building my own. I play Diablo 3, and will be playing the new Warcraft 3 Reforged. Really the only change to that would be Diablo 4 when it comes out. Would this be able to handle D3 and WC3 at max settings, and hopefully D4( I know it's too early for specs, but I gather Blizzard games aren't too demanding) at the same with minimal upgrades?

  • 2 months ago
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This machine will easily handle D3/WC3. Max settings are always a bit tricky because higher levels of antialiasing can really hurt fps with minimal practical gain. You will be able to run high/ultra without issue.

  • 2 months ago
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What’s the FPS look like for CSGO with this build? What sort of monitor should i be looking for as well? Looking to get around 144 FPS if possible.

  • 2 months ago
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144 for CSGO will be absolutely no issue with this build.

  • 2 months ago
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Same Build but swapping the gpu with a MSI Radeon RX 580 DirectX 12 RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video

  • 2 months ago
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Hey guys, I am thinking about building this pc as it is a major upgrade to the "toaster" im playing on right now. I was wondering if this pc would be sufficient enough to run Rust. Thanks for any info you could give me!

  • 1 month ago
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It would be able to run rust on pretty good settings. I can run it ok on a 1060 and i5-7400 which is a lot less powerful.

  • 1 month ago
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Thank you for the feedback!

  • 2 months ago
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Can I stream on here

  • 2 months ago
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Can I stream on here and possibly play fortnite, pubg, tabs, and maybe mordhau

  • 1 month ago
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I don't know about streaming since I've never done it, but you I've played all of those games on a weaker pc and can run them fine. I've recorded fortnite on the same CPU but a much weaker GPU and it was not making me lag at all.

  • 2 months ago
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Hi guys, I am new here, and not very familiar with computer parts. I saw both intel and AMD version of medium build, and would like to know which version is better? I noticed that AMD version has much more comments, just want to figure out whether this indicates AMD version is better in some way?

Also, my main purpose of getting a new computer is to watch high resolution videos like blue ray, and light gaming including LOL, PUBG, CSGP, etc., is this build sufficient?

  • 1 month ago
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Go for the ryzen build. The 2600 is the best cpu you can get for its price.

  • 2 months ago
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So would this pc be able to run overwatch,csgo,league of legends, and minecraft at 144fps I dont mind playing on low settings and I’d also like to know how many frames i would get if i was recording and how high the quality can be and how long might this computer last me? Also why doesnt this build include a cooler should I get one? lastly is it possible to change out the ryzen amd 5 2600 to a ryzen amd 5 3600?.Thanks

  • 2 months ago
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Absolutely.

The CPU comes with a good stock cooler.

  • 1 month ago
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How long might this last me?

  • 2 months ago
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I am trying to build my very first pc for games such as Modern Warfare, League of Legends, Fortnite, Minecraft etc. I want this pc to last me for a while and I'll be pairing it with a 144hz monitor. Could someone give me a benchmark for Modern Warfare plus maybe any changes or modifications to be made to the system?

  • 2 months ago
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Is there no cpu cooler needed?

  • 2 months ago
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The CPU comes bundled with a cooler.

  • 2 months ago
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can you run for honor 1080p 60fps with this?

  • 1 month ago
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yes

  • 2 months ago
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90 dollars for a power supply? Why? this is a 65 watt cpu with a 120 watt gpu. Why do you need an 850 watt psu? a SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply is 65 dollars. That gets you a cpu cooler which allows you to overclock the cpu such as a deepcool gammax 400 and if you want through in a 6 dollar case fan like a kingwin 120mm fan. I don't understand these builds anymore. I used to reccomend these builds all of the time. Parts are only becoming more power efficient but we are still throwing around 850 watt power supplies.

  • 1 month ago
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Because skimping out on a power supply is a very poor decision. The PSUs are from a parametric selection based of certain specs. The one you see is the cheapest option in that range. On my screen it shows a Seasonic Focus Gold 450.

I wouldn't spend a dime under $80 on a PSU if you actually care about your components.

  • 1 month ago
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"I wouldn't spend a dime under $80 on a PSU if you actually care about your components." throwing money at a power supply is dumb unless someone is actually buying an unreliable power supply. I get it don't buy the apeiva 400 for 20 dollars. However if you mean to tell me that a person who buys a 650 watt seasonic power supply for a single low power gpu and a low power cpu 'doesn't care about their components' thats ridiculous. Your power supply should match the parts you put in it with a little headroom. If someone was doing a build with a ryzen 3 2200g would you tell them they need to spend at least 80 dollars on a psu? Ive been running an evga 600b for years with everything from an fx 8320 to a ryzen 5 1600x and PLENTY of videocards (i would test parts on my main rig with a spare SSD) that was a 40 dollar power supply and it has never let me down and i care about my parts. 850watt power supply for the average gamer is a waste these days.

  • 1 month ago
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Seasonic units are generally around the $80 mark...

The Focus Gold 450 is $75...

I honestly just skimmed through most of what you typed because you got ridiculous over nothing.

  • 1 month ago
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"I honestly just skimmed through most of what you typed because you got ridiculous over nothing." what did i say was rediculous? the power supply i reffered to was 65 dollars. that is 25 dollars less then the one in this build and there are much cheaper reliable power supplies. a Seasonic S12III 500 SSR-500GB3 500W is 50 dollars on amazon and would power this just fine, i can see possibly going a bit more then that because the rtx 2080 ti minimum power supply is a 650w. So later if you wanted to upgrade the gpu to something like that you can. but there is no reason to go above that. Its wasting money. i didn't get rediculous. i just pointed out the rediculousness of spending a minimum of 80 dollars on a power supply ill ask you again, would you reccomend an 80 dollar power supply for a system with a ryzen 3 2200g? You said that you need to spend 80 dollars on your power supply if you actually care about your parts.

  • 1 month ago
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The one listed for me is $72. It's a parametric list based on lowest price in your region.

You're getting really bent out of shape over my advice to stick to high quality units lol.

  • 1 month ago
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By the way, that price you mentioned for the S12III was a sale, and they're out of stock lol.

  • 1 month ago
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btw i went on a power supply calculator and they said if you had a ryzen 5 2600 at 1.35 volts and a 1660 ti with a 10 percent overvolt with an SSD, hard drive, usb keyboard mouse, 100 percent usage for 3d acceleration and they reccomended a 493 watt power supply. I still went over with a 650 watt for 65 dollars.

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  • 1 month ago
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a 650 could handle any upgrades other then multi gpu (which would be dumb on a micro atx board in a small case like this, not even sure if it supports SLI) Even if they went to a ryzen 7 3700x and a 2080 ti it still would be just fine on a 650 watt power supply.

  • 2 months ago
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I am building a PC for my stepson, who is an avid Fortnite player. I seen this as for his first PC this would be great. I read all the comments first to see if there are any tweaks I could do as there are always tweaks that could be done. But for budget reasons I am just going with the base build of this build here and upgrade later. But I want to say thanks to all the advice and suggestions everyone has posted on here.

  • 1 month ago
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Honestly if hes mainly playing one game i recommend that you cut down on storage as I had a 1tb before that my mom got me and I only used 200GB so far since that last 6 years to be fair I like to be clean and delete files I dont want but you should try making him do that as its a good habit for anyone using hard ware of course this is up to you but it’ll cost less also store fortnite in the ssd because ssd is much faster.

  • 1 month ago
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Does anyone know If this PC setup would be good for Skyrim and Fallout modded Playthroughs? Been wanting to get into that for awhile and want a decent setup that could do that as well as playing the usual FPS games I play (Siege, Battlefield, etc)

  • 1 month ago
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can this pc handle the witcher 3 and skyrim and obliveon i need to know

  • 1 month ago
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Without issue.

  • 1 month ago
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How many fps it can do in fortnite when the graphics settings of the game are all on epic?

  • 1 month ago
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100+ fps

  • 1 month ago
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I waited too long.
The prices went up.
I hate this ;_;
I just want to watch YouTube and play my backlog at 1080p without overheating.

  • 1 month ago
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Prices often shift up a bit right before the drop on black friday/thanksgiving. Keep an eye out!

  • 1 month ago
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Thanks. I'm kinda desperate because my PC died and the only affordable option to me is 24 month financing with eBay. Lucky newegg lists on eBay but the financing promo is only through the 24th. It's really rough to price a build from a phone.

  • 1 month ago
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That basically my first build I did this past summer. Very similar parts and it has been great. I am going to upgrade this winter to the 3600x and 3600 Ram hoping for a performance boost.

  • 1 month ago
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  • 1 month ago
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Will I have to buy a cpu cooler seperately? How many frames does this run Fortnite at all ultra settings? And finally, is the Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti graphics card better or the MSI 1660 Ti card? Is there even a difference between the 2?

  • 1 month ago
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The stock cooler for the 2600 works just fine. With a 2600 and normal 1660 you can get a solid 60 on epic so you should be fine. I dont think that there is much of a difference between the 2, and if so it is very small.

  • 18 days ago
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  1. no, the 2600 comes with a stock cooler. 2. 60+ 3. they're the same
  • 1 month ago
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Can this build run games like Jedi Fallen order or the Witcher 3 wild hunt?

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  • 1 month ago
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Can this run Minecraft with shaders on (realistic)

  • 1 month ago
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Can you play farming simulator 19 on this pc with okay FPS

  • 1 month ago
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Yes it will run well, high 60fps, maybe even ultra

  • 1 month ago
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i was editing the parts list for this build and i was wondering if any of these parts would have any problems together like compatibility etc... and if the mother board i chose would be better than the one listed in the build. Thanks ! https://pcpartpicker.com/list/

  • 1 month ago
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It will work fine. As long as you have the b450 Pro you won't have to update the motherboards bios, so you are good.

  • 1 month ago
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Will this stream and play games at the same time? Also looking to do some video editing too but since this is my first PC build I have nowhere to start.

  • 1 month ago
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This machine will be capable of all of those uses.

  • 1 month ago
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Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
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If I wanted to upgrade to the Ryzen 5 3600, would I have to swap out the motherboard? It says there might be an issue with the BIOS having to be upgraded.

  • 1 month ago
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Some b450 boards will work without issue. To guarantee compatibility you'd need to go X570. I'd recommend posting your potential part list to the part list opinions wanted forum and they can advise on an upgrade as well,

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/2-part-list-opinions-wanted/

  • 1 month ago
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Thank you so much for your help!

  • 1 month ago
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And - sorry for bombarding you with comments - say I had an extra £100 (~$128), what would you recommend upgrading for optimum gaming, streaming and editing performance?

  • 1 month ago
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hello. I am looking to buy my first gaming pc. it seems like this should be able to run most games decently and it also falls into my budget. should I buy this as my first gaming pc?

  • 1 month ago
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Go for it!!

  • 1 month ago
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hey. I’ve noticed there’s also a very similar build (linked near the top of the post) using an intel processor. is there an advantage of getting the intel processor build instead of this one?

  • 1 month ago
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Just a different option.

  • 1 month ago
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so, after reading a lot of comments it looks like the case (cooler master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX mini tower) isn't very good for airflow. Anyone got a replacement suggestion that is compatible? (i don't mind going ATX as long as it's still compatible)

Also read that a CPU upgrade to Ryzen 5 3600 was a good idea, but do I need to also upgrade the motherboard? how much more would the upgrade cost?

thanks guys!

  • 1 month ago
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This case is perfectly fine for airflow and you can always add more fans.

  • 1 month ago
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very well, thanks for that fast reply. In that case I'll just wait 3 more days to see what prices black Friday will give me :D

  • 1 month ago
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any advice on monitors to pair with this setup? (was looking to get 2 monitors)

  • 1 month ago
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I would look for at least a 1080p 144hz monitor.

  • 1 month ago
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Hi I have been watching this thread for a while and was wondering if now is a good time to purchase the parts for this system, seeing as there may be black friday deals until the end of this week. Thanks in advance :)

  • 1 month ago
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If you are flexible on specific parts (which the parametric filters do for you) there will be plenty of deals over the next 4-5 days.

  • 1 month ago
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So if i wanted to get windows 10 software could i do that on my ssd in this build? And how if there are any videos that would be great i dont have one bought yet and im hoping i could get it for a decent price

  • 1 month ago
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You can and should install Windows 10 on the SSD.

  • 1 month ago
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I hate to piggyback on this question, but how? I downloaded the legitimate Windows 10 Home ISO from the Microsoft website, loaded it to a USB stick and keep getting an error message that a media driver my computer needs is missing. I have tried 3 different USB sticks, I've checked the SHA1 hash and I've even tried the suggestion of installing RAID drivers. Considering this is a build guide I am assuming that I shouldn't be having these troubles. The only thing I can't try is creating a bootable USB via PC since I only have an Android device. This is so frustrating. I probably should have gone with a prebuilt ;_;

  • 1 month ago
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I'd make a post in our troubleshooting forum.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Posting the answer here for the wayward Google traveler.
You can't make a Windows 10 USB boot disk without rooting, and you can't root without a computer unless you want to install tracking software in your phone.
You CAN use EtchDroid to boot or install Ubuntu and use a separate USB stick (two, in my case, as booting from USB only gives you 8GB for file downloads) to create a Windows 10 boot disk.
I think I saw a similar question in the forums. If I find it I'll make sure to post this there.

  • 1 month ago
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Based on BlackFriday and availability issues to my country I had to adapt this build to myself, would anyone please share some comments on it? (is it all compatible? does it make sence?) https://pcpartpicker.com/user/dspn23/saved/NKF7TW I'm specially scared because the storage wasn't yet on PCPP so I don't think the site will evaluate if it's actually compatible.

  • 1 month ago
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DO i need to add a wifi card or a way to plug ethernet in

  • 1 month ago
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All consumer motherboards will come with an ethernet port. You can filter for ones that include wifi as well or purchase an adapter.

  • 1 month ago
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Holy **** this is one of the best entry level computers I could look at for power. Grab a focus mini and my little brother will be all set. (He wants to get into blender.) In the future I can beef up the cpu to a R7 3rd gen and bring the mother board to a 570 and this thing should CRUSH.

  • 1 month ago
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Saved me a lot of work.

  • 1 month ago
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Is this good enough for VR? (Virtual reality)

  • 1 month ago
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It depends on the game. Check the recommended specs to compare.

  • 1 month ago
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For only a few more dollars you can upgrade to ryzen 5 2600x

  • 1 month ago
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They end up overclocking the same so there is little reason to go with the 2600X over a standard 2600.

  • 1 month ago
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Im interested in a Gaming PC that will be able to run Fortnite on "pro" settings (all low except view distance at max) at a constant FPS of 165. Will this build be able to accomplish that, and if not what would you suggest be changed to make this possible. If a staff could answer this that would be great, thanks!

  • 1 month ago
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I am new to this, will i be able to run GTA 5 online, using mods?

  • 1 month ago
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Yep!

  • 1 month ago
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Would this run these games well:

Rust CS:GO Dying Light [Probably will but curious about Dying Light 2] Rust SCP:SL most of them on Medium to High graphics.

  • 1 month ago
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Without issue.

  • 1 month ago
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This is so good. I didn't even know a 500 gb ssd could be that cheap!

  • 1 month ago
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Goodluck with seagate

  • 1 month ago
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There hasn't been anything wrong with Seagate outside a specific drive 3+ years ago

  • 1 month ago
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Do you guys think this'd be worth upgrading from my current build to? I got this computer a few years ago now for ~$500 I think. cpu-z: https://valid.x86.fr/xechn6 I'm mainly looking to play Planet Zoo eventually, but I know this build probably wouldn't be good enough to very well.

  • 1 month ago
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What's a good fan to put in this build

  • 1 month ago
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Why did you change the power supply and the gpu twice

  • 1 month ago
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The parts with parametric filters are constantly updating to the best priced option based on the filters that are set.

  • 1 month ago
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The western digital black hard drive link doesn't work. What happened?

  • 1 month ago
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Doesn’t even lead to the right thing.

  • 1 month ago
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What was the original hard drive that was there first? I'll just change my build's hard drive to that.

  • 1 month ago
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Originally it was a Seagate the it changed to a western digital today. The western digital link doesn’t work

  • 1 month ago
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alright thanks i hope he fixes it though.

  • 1 month ago
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Do you need to buy any extra fans for the case

  • 1 month ago
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Is the pricing usd or cad?

  • 1 month ago
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The pricing is USD

  • 1 month ago
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The pricing and retailers are based on whatever region you have selected in the top right corner of the site.

  • 1 month ago
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Will I be able to get 144+ fps on low settings with fortnite? Will I also have as much fps with Minecraft shaders?

  • 1 month ago
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144 shouldnt be an issue on low at 1080p

  • 1 month ago
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Alright thanks

  • 1 month ago
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Is this build able to run games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019?

  • 1 month ago
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Yes, it can.

  • 1 month ago
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Thanks

  • 1 month ago
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How much FPS would fortnite get with this at low settings?

  • 1 month ago
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144+

  • 1 month ago
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Hey im in the process of making a pc myself and I was wondering if I need to buy windows 10 at all because this build doesn't have it

  • 1 month ago
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Yes, you would need to buy a copy of Windows 10.

  • 1 month ago
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What changes should I make if I'm concerned about heat? The room where it would go is the hottest one in my house with a sun roof. It will be the first one I build myself so I'm a little cautious.

  • 1 month ago
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If you're really concerned about heat, you don't need good cooling since that will just move the heat more efficiently out of your case. To keep heat lower in the room, you'll want the most power efficient parts. So the highest 80 plus rating you can afford, the most efficient per watt CPU and same with GPU. Don't look at TDP, that's just how much cooling is needed; you need to look at how much FPS per watt, which is not really a common metric people use. I think Intel and Nvidia are more power efficient, but I may be wrong since I haven't been keeping up.

Also after rereading your comment, it seems like you will be concerned about cooling. I honestly don't think it'll be a major issue, your room can't possibly be that hot. Many parts will easily handle 80C (176F). Maybe add a fan or look at comparably priced GPUs and compare their cooling in reviews.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would the SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply be ok to run this?

  • 1 month ago
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Hello, I'm new to this and was wondering if it is a good choice to replace the 1660 Ti with RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC for $60 more.

  • 1 month ago
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Check out my budget build. I don't know if it's a good build

  • 1 month ago
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Please make your own post on the part list opinions wanted forum.

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/2-part-list-opinions-wanted/

  • 1 month ago
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Shouldn't it NOT be a blower type card? Doesn't that generate more heat, especially in this garbage case?

  • 1 month ago
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Does anybody know how well it runs Apex?

  • 1 month ago
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yeet

  • 1 month ago
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Is this build compatible with windows 10?

  • 1 month ago
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All of our guides are compatible with and intended for use with Windows 10.

  • 1 month ago
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Ok thank you!

  • 1 month ago
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Hey there I was looking at the OS and one wasn’t picked, which one is recommended and how do you install with no disc drive? Do they have a usb included? I do have an older dell with a disc drive would that work?

  • 1 month ago
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Generally speaking you'd want Windows 10 and you would install it via USB.

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  • 1 month ago
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I would go for a more expensive mobo £100 or 125 and the PSU 650w would be more better for future upgrades

  • 1 month ago
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is the 1660ti capable of VR? looking at a similar build for a living room VR setup. May go ITX instead just for a small unit in the living room.

  • 1 month ago
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Would I have no problem just running w/o a mechanical HDD & If I choose to use a Solid state drive vise versa? Also would a Ryzen 5 current gen CPU work with a RTX card or a RX 5700 card just fine with out bottle necking issues? Also am planning a build early next year.

  • 1 month ago
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Is Windows 10 included with this PC

  • 1 month ago
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You will need to add it to the build.

  • 1 month ago
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Sorry im new at this. Do i have to buy both storage parts?

  • 1 month ago
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You can buy as much (to a point) or as little as you need. Games are getting much larger now and I generally wouldn't recommend only getting a single SSD unless it is 1TB+

For example, the new CoD is 175GB which would take up nearly half this drive with Windows installed.

  • 1 month ago
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nice

  • 1 month ago
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Fantastic site! This is my first build in years. I am putting together this build. So far the mobo, power supply, CPU, ram and an m2 ssd. I plugged in the 2 atx power supply cables, the cpu fan, sys fan, audio, USB 3 and fpanel connectors. I'm trying to power up to make sure things are OK so far. Power button works, fans come on, but my HDMI monitor is blank. There's no fpanel speaker, so I can't confirm if there is a POST beep. Any suggestions?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You'll need to plug in the GPU to get video out as the CPU does not have integrated graphics.

  • 1 month ago
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I connected a speaker to fpanel speaker pins, and I heard one long beep and two short beeps (video problem). The video card is in, and video is working!

  • 1 month ago
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Glad to hear it!

  • 1 month ago
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Would this run siege? FPS wise

  • 1 month ago
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Yep!

  • 1 month ago
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what FPS would you say?

  • 1 month ago
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200+ at 1080p high, 140+ 1440p high

  • 1 month ago
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Is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB WINDFORCE a suitable replacement for the video card as my budget doesn't stretch that far?

  • 1 month ago
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You can save 50$ by going with the 1660 super as there is only about 3-5fps difference. Yes it is.

  • 1 month ago
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how well could this run vr games?

  • 1 month ago
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You'll need to check the specific VR games for their recommended specs

  • 1 month ago
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can this setup run master chief collection, if so at what settings would you think?

  • 1 month ago
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Absolutely. Game engine is locked at 60fps but you will be able to get more than that.

  • 1 month ago
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awesome thank you!

  • 1 month ago
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Could you by chance knock the price down a bit? All I'll really be playing would be Destiny 2, Rust, Warframe and other games like such.

  • 1 month ago
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how much fps will i get on rust with this

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  • 1 month ago
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I'm new to PC gaming and want to make a build that will support animation and texturing software like 3ds max, substance painter, maya, adobe apps, etc. I watched a video and think that AMD is better but also not sure on specs. I feel like this is all super easy but comes off as super confusing to me.

  • 1 month ago
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For animation and texturing you will want a CPU with more cores. Maybe you could upgrade to AMD Ryzen 7 2700X which has eight cores.

  • 1 month ago
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I'd recommend making your own post in the create a part list for me forum so the community can give input on the animation/design side of the build.

  • 1 month ago
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Is there any way I could get this price any lower without reducing performance too badly? I'm on a fairly tight budget and don't have a monitor, mouse, or keyboard yet. I'm not very experienced with computers although I'm trying to learn so I don't know what I could give up without ruining the performance.

  • 1 month ago
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Save 26$ by getting a worse psu - Downgrade to Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply. Save 114$ If you remove both of these drives then add a (HDD) Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Save 6$ if you downgrade to Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case

Therefore, you save $146, and the cost of the build now is 980.38.

  • 1 month ago
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Also you can save 41$ by getting the 1660 Super instead of the 1660 TI. The 1660 Super is only around 5% weaker to the 1660 TI.

  • 1 month ago
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Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
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Moving to a 1660 or 1660 super

  • 1 month ago
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I would changethe graphic card to a 1660 super as there is only about 3-5 fps difference between the ti and the super with almost 50$ price gap.

Downgrade the psu to a corsair one (cheaper).

  • 1 month ago
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I'm new to building computers so I apologize if I'm not understanding something simple. With this pc build, would I need to buy fans and/or CPU cooler?

  • 1 month ago
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The CPU cooler is included with the CPU. You can get more fans but i generally recommend using the machine first and then deciding after if you aren't happy with the temps.

  • 1 month ago
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Does it come with cooling fans? Or do I need to buy them separate? Sorry, this is my first maybe pc

  • 1 month ago
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The case comes with fans but you can add more to your build.

  • 1 month ago
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This gpu is a blower just fyi.

  • 1 month ago
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I'm a dad and former PC gamer who is planning on building a gaming PC with my 13 year old son. I've upgraded many old PCs but never tried building from scratch. The "Modest AMD Gaming Build" fits my budget and checks a lot of boxes but the motherboard doesn't have wifi. Would it be better to buy a separate wifi card or get a different mobo with built-in wi-fi? Is there any glaring component here that I should consider upgrading a bit or is this a pretty good 'starter' build for a novice?

  • 1 month ago
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Hey i used this build and it works great, however, the stock fan with my CPU is incredibly loud at times... usually when i am doing a CPU heavy task. Is this fan known to be loud or did i possibly install it incorrectly?

  • 28 days ago
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Would you recommend buying a Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case instead? There are no compatibility issues and some users in the comments stated that the case in the list isn't great at airflow.

  • 28 days ago
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Anyone know if Killing Floor 2 and If Black ops 3 would run well on this?

  • 26 days ago
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What's a good monitor for this build?

  • 25 days ago
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It would be great if PCpartpicker allow this list to be export to such excel or PDF or Google Sheet.

  • 22 days ago
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The site was designed so that using spreadsheet programs would no longer be needed.

  • 25 days ago
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Anyone suggestion for monitor for this build please.

  • 15 days ago
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I would suggest the Acer SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor.

  • 24 days ago
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Is there a guide to building this Pc? This will be my first build.

  • 23 days ago
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I’ve never built before and currently only have a PS4. That being said I know very little about PC builds. I mainly play Rocket League (while occasionally streaming on twitch), Red Dead 2, GTA 5, Days Gone, Destiny 2, and will want Cyberpunk 2077. Do you think this rig could handle pretty well with the bigger games and while I stream on Twitch?

  • 23 days ago
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are we expecting sales on any piece of these soon ?

  • 22 days ago
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Prices are constantly updating to show you the best deals based on the filters we have set.

  • 22 days ago
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How do I hook up my hard drive to the mother board? I looked up many videos and I can’t find a video for this setup

  • 22 days ago
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I am stuck on where to put the hard drive at, because the videos I see all have slots to put the hard drive in but this case does not have those.

  • 18 days ago
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You mount it to the back of the motherboard tray (need to remove the rear side panel). Instructions are in the case manual. You connect to the motherboard via the SATA data cable included with the motherboard.

  • 22 days ago
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It's really funny that my under 700 budget mid-range build has the same case, motherboard, and CPU as you!

  • 22 days ago
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I've noticed that my power supply, CPU, motherboard, and case are all the same! However, I go with an Asus Geforce GTX 1060 for the graphics card to save money.

  • 22 days ago
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How does this build perform using a 3440x1440 Monitor? Is it powerful enough to run games like "The Witcher 3" or "Doom (2016)" at 40-60 FPS? And should I look for a different case with better airflow, and if yes which one?

  • 21 days ago
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Total noob here... if you wanted to spend maybe an extra $100 on this computer, what would be a good upgrade? I plan to use it for gaming, 3D modeling (Zbrush) and digital painting. Any advice would be appreciated :)

  • 18 days ago
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You'd want to look into a better GPU. You can check the next build guide up in price for examples.

  • 20 days ago
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New to PC building. Saw someone recommend to switch the 1660 ti with 1660 super but i found MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card and people speak highly of it. Would it be a good idea to buy the RX 580 instead? Would one suffice or is cross fire recommended? Also are there any other parts i could swap for cheaper options? I want to play med-high settings on games like Rainbow 6 seige and Apex Legends. Thank you! Also, good alternative options for the case since many said the airflow was an issue.

  • 20 days ago
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m new to PCs and was wondering would I need to buy some cooling systems for this and would it be better to get a different case? Oh and one last question is there anything else I need to buy for this and is there any parts I should get instead of others?

  • 20 days ago
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Would I need to buy aircooling if so what should I get