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Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Build"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

$20 more but a lot better:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $134.56 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450M BAZOOKA V2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.87 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.01 @ Walmart
Power Supply EVGA - 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $563.90
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $543.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-24 00:28 EDT-0400
  • cheaper/smaller motherboard
  • 2x the RAM (also faster and dual channel, because 2933Mhz+ dual channel RAM )
  • NVMe (faster) SSD with 2x the storage for $3 more (imo the 860 evo 250gb is a really bad deal because a similar preforming drive (MX500 250GB) is $17 cheaper)
  • smaller case
  • more efficent PSU

If you need this list to be the same cost as your original list, you could swap the SSD for an MX500 250GB or the RAM for 2x4GB DDR4-3000 (instead of 2x8).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st build roast me"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Costs a little bit more, but is a lot better:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $209.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450M BAZOOKA V2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.87 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy - 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $28.99 @ Newegg
Memory OLOy - 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $28.99 @ Newegg
Memory OLOy - 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $28.99 @ Newegg
Memory OLOy - 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $28.99 @ Newegg
Storage Inland - Premium 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $213.00 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.01 @ Walmart
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.90 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $858.72
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $838.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-23 01:12 EDT-0400
  • faster CPU
  • cheaper B450 motherboard
  • 32GB RAM
  • faster SSD (NVMe is a lot faster then SATA, and the drive I picked has sequential speeds comparable to a 970)
  • smaller case
  • more efficent PSU for $5 more

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st build roast me"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

VRAY's rendering engine won't run on an AMD GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buy or wait?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I would say to wait; with the RTX Super cards and 3rd gen Ryzen coming out, you could get the CPU/GPU cheaper or get better preformance for the same price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2nd pc build not going to plan"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Your part list is private but since the power button won't respond, it sounds like the mobo is DOA. Do any of the debug LED's light up?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Rig. $5000 CAD"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Rumors say 10-15%. But the 3rd gen Ryzen CPU's should still be faster and cheaper.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Rig. $5000 CAD"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Good/small/powerful 9900k+2080ti build that keeps the RGB down to two brands while staying just under $5000:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $638.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $199.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $266.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $140.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage HP - EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $178.99 @ PC-Canada
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $1699.00 @ Canada Computers
Case NZXT - H200i Mini ITX Tower Case $149.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans $129.99 @ Newegg Canada
Monitor Acer - Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor $1099.99 @ Amazon Canada
Keyboard Corsair - K68 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $149.99 @ Amazon Canada
Mouse Corsair - HARPOON RGB Wireless Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Headphones Corsair - VOID PRO RGB (Black) 7.1 Channel Headset $108.99 @ Powertop
Speakers Logitech - Z313 25 W 2.1 Channel Speakers $49.99 @ Powertop
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4993.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-21 17:50 EDT-0400

If you can wait until July 7th you can get a cheaper 9900k or a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone tell me if this build is the best for what i'm gonna spend"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM I picked is the same speed, and the SSD will be faster beause it is NVMe. The RAM I picked is also not tall, so the cooler should fit fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to recover files from unreadable USB flash drive?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you recover them through TestDisk/PhotoRec?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone tell me if this build is the best for what i'm gonna spend"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's almost the best you can buy, but this is what I would change:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $484.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $88.09 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $169.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-FORCE VULCAN TUF Gaming Allian 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card $999.99
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox MB511 ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2207.51
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2187.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-15 01:31 EDT-0400
  • better CPU cooler
  • cheaper RAM
  • cheaper SSD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Custom Build for getting 60+ fps on heavy games"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

$100 cheaper while keeping the white theme:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $52.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Constellation ES 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card $484.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $53.56 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $65.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1210.47
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1160.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-14 17:02 EDT-0400
  • Ryzen CPU/motherboard
  • cheaper RAM
  • more HDD storage
  • NVMe SSD (also cheaper)
  • cheaper GPU
  • 80+ Gold PSU (imo it's a bad idea to buy an 80+ bronze PSU because there's almost always an 80+ gold PSU on sale for around $60-70)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bricked m.2?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Try this:

  1. Download Linux (Ubuntu or Mint, they both have GParted) and flash it onto a USB drive with a tool like Rufus.
  2. Boot the Linux USB and open GParted.
  3. Go to Device > New Patition Table, select gpt, and press OK. (This will erase the entire drive)
  4. Right click the empty space > New Parition > NTFS > OK, and then in the box that appears at the bottom: Right click > Apply All Operations > OK.

I used those steps to make a bricked USB drive work again, so it should work on an SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Freezes after 5 minutes. What's wrong?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

My best guess would be a RAM issue. Do you get any errors if you run memtest86+?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.89 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $126.00 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Constellation ES 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB Phoenix Fan Video Card $319.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H200 Mini ITX Tower Case $71.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $65.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer - ED242QR Abidpx 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $169.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - K551 Wired Gaming Keyboard $38.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Redragon M711-FPS Wired Optical Mouse $26.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $38.99 @ Newegg
Speakers Logitech - Z213 7 W 2.1 Channel Speakers $25.75 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1279.53
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1259.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-11 13:46 EDT-0400

Total cost is somewhat over $1200 but it would be a good 1080p144 gaming PC. If you want to bring the cost down (closer to $1200) you could swap the case for a Thermaltake Core V1 and remove the speakers from the list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Confused mom trying to build PC for son"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

For a confused mom it ended up a decent build list, although it would be improved without reaching the budget ceiling:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $174.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $119.95 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Adorama
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB TUF OC Video Card $349.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $59.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $62.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG - WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $52.98 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer - ED242QR Abidpx 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $179.90 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1570.23
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1530.23 (about $1350 EUR)
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-07 13:57 EDT-0400
  • The 2700x comes with a stock LED cooler, so an aftermarket one shouldn't be needed
  • An X470 motherboard is a must have for a 2700x (because it adds extra features that makes the 2700x faster, such as Precision Boost Overdrive)
  • faster RAM for $1 more (3200Mhz is generally a minimum for an R5 2600x or R7 2700x)
  • cheaper SSD
  • better GPU (that will also have raytracing in the few games that support it)
  • more efficent PSU for slightly more
  • cheaper Blu-ray drive (It shouldn't be needed unless you watch (or burn) DVD/Blu-ray movies a lot, but I left it in the list in case you do)
  • 144hz monitor (the GPU should be able to play games in 1080p 144fps, so I added a monitor to match that)

Also, are you going to need other peripherals besides a monitor (like a keyboard/mouse/headphones/speakers)? If so, I could add some inexpensive (yet still good) peripherals to the list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Well priced tablets for general use and games"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a good deal for a Tab S3, most of the open box eBay listings for a Tab S3 are $30 more.

If you're wondering how well it would hold up: I have a Tab S2, it's a great tablet and can definitely handle gaming (I can usually get 45-60fps on medium settings in most mobile games) or movies (I've tested it up to 1440p60 and it didn't lag while watching videos). I'd get the Tab S3, but the only thing holding me back are the glass backing and that the Snapdragon 820 is only a quad core.

If you want to go to the top end of your budget, you can get a lightly used Galaxy Tab S4: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113772990353

Or, if you can stretch your budget, you can get a new Tab S5e: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07QBB1YV1/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3000 Gaming / Streaming PC"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I improved the build, but I'm not sure where to start to lower the price down to $3000 again:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $399.99 @ Corsair
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $119.95 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Adorama
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon VII 16 GB Video Card $685.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $84.85 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - RMx White (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - LL120 RGB White with Lighting Node PRO 63 CFM 120 mm Fans $109.99 @ Corsair
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - D2719HGF 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - D2719HGF 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K70 RGB MK.2 SE Wired Gaming Keyboard $149.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair - M65 RGB ELITE Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3080.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-06 12:29 EDT-0400
  • faster RAM (2933Mhz+ is needed for Ryzen)
  • cheaper/faster SSD
  • white PSU to match the white theme of the build

Unless he needs 64GB of RAM (for something like editing 8K videos) I'd suggest lowering the amount of ram to 32GB.

Since he wants custom cables, here's a good set that would fit the PSU and match the white theme: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L66WTY7/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for a 9600k dad/son build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Almost all X470 motherboards should be compatible with Ryzen 3000, but might not support PCIe 4.0 (all X570 boards will support PCIe 4.0).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for a 9600k dad/son build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $139.99
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $99.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $469.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500i ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $89.99
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $82.80
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $139.99 @ Other World Computing
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1532.72
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1502.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-06 12:09 EDT-0400
  • At this point, I'd go Ryzen over Intel. Better value for money.
  • X470 motherboard
  • cheaper RAM
  • cheaper SSD (also NVMe)
  • I chose an RTX 2070 since you were unsure about the GPU and it fits best in your budget.

If you can wait until next month to build a PC, the Ryzen 3000 CPU's and Navi GPU's would be worth getting instead.

Comment reply on thorkon77's Completed Build: Colorfall. A wall hanging 3D printed computer case.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

edit: it got featured! :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No, Intel SSD's work normally with a AMD CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA B-Stock Sale"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

These are the instant rebate deals if you don't want to look through the list for them:

  • EVGA Supernova 750 G2 (80+ Gold, Fully Modular, 750W): $74.99 - $15 = $59.99
  • EVGA Supernova 850 G3 (80+ Gold, Fully Modular, 850W): $89.99 - $20 = $69.99
  • GTX 970 SSC: $179.99 - $80 = $99.99
  • GTX 1050 Ti SSC: $139.99 - $40 = $99.99
  • GTX 1060 3GB SC (Single Fan): $189.99 - $40 = $149.99
  • GTX 1060 6GB SC (Single Fan): $219.99 - $60 = $159.99
  • GTX 1070 iCX: $459.99 - $210 - $249.99
  • RTX 2060 XC Ultra: $369.99 - $40 = $329.99 (Limit 2)
  • RTX 2070 XC Ultra: $539.99 - $110 = $429.99
  • RTX 2080 XC Ultra: $769.99 - $150 = $619.99

Really old products:

  • GeForce 8400 GS: $27.99 - $18 = $9.99
  • GeForce 210 DDR3: $27.99 - $13 = $14.99
  • GT 710 1GB (LP Single Slot): $29.99 - $15 = $14.99
  • GT 730 2GB (LP): $44.99 - $15 = $29.99

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions Wanted on my 2nd Build!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

TIL.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions Wanted on my 2nd Build!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Slightly cheaper and a lot better:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $484.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100x Liquid CPU Cooler $69.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 DESIGNARE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $269.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $158.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $119.95 @ Adorama
Storage Toshiba - X300 5 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $115.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $689.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG279QZ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $552.78 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2887.62
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $2817.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-05 12:34 EDT-0400
  • better CPU
  • cheaper cooler
  • motherboard with better rear IO and Thunderbolt 3 support
  • cheaper secondary SSD (also NVMe)
  • I kept the primary SSD the same, there are a lot of cheaper alternatives but they are slower then the 970 pro
  • larger HDD for less
  • cheaper GPU (and an A-series GPU as well)
  • cheaper PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. The PSU and GPU sales ended right after I posted the part list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Better and $20 cheaper:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $99.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB DUAL OC Video Card $449.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $84.85 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $62.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1114.78
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1064.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-04 18:55 EDT-0400
  • faster CPU
  • larger SSD (also NVMe)
  • cheaper GPU (Gigabyte GPU's also don't have great coolers on them)
  • cheaper PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anything I can use to see what is taking up space on my computer?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

I've used WinDirStat a lot to find out where my storage is going. Helps if you have some large files or backups you forgot about.

If you want to use a cleaning program, Disk Cleanup comes with Windows 10 and can clean a lot of junk. Just remember to select "Clean up system files" when it asks you what you want to clean up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "10 Year Anniversary Rig"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $107.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $66.95 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate - Constellation ES 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Twin Video Card $1049.00 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - H500i ATX Mid Tower Case $95.19 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $139.99 @ Other World Computing
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2006.08
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1976.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-01 18:19 EDT-0400

3.5TB of storage, a 2080TI, and upgradability when Ryzen 3000 comes out (in about a month). Also included some extras like fast RAM and Windows 10 Pro (instead of Home).

I'm also assuming you max budget is $2,000, not $2,0000. :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$600-650 Budget Build | AMD"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $145.88 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $76.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $39.95 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba - 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Monoprice
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $164.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.03 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $692.81
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $652.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 23:39 EDT-0400

The motherboard I picked is one of the best B450 mATX boards, if you can get it with the current promo ($23 off) it would be a steal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor Suggestions"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your budget? For example, here's a good monitor for $550: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ttnG3C/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The main difference is that a non-blower card has one "fan" that sucks air into the heatsink, and then the air goes out a vent at the back of the card (where the display plugs are). They are good for very small systems or PC's with bad airflow, but can end up with higher temperatures and more noise compared to a non-blower card. Non-blower cards have 1-3 fans that draw air into the heatsink, which is then drawn out through holes all around the sides of the card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How's this?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £129.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler ARCTIC - Freezer 33 eSports ONE (Black/White) CPU Cooler £32.11 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £72.45 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £72.79 @ Aria PC
Storage Gigabyte - 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £24.44 @ CCL Computers
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.96 @ PC World Business
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Air Boost 8G OC Video Card £239.47 @ Ebuyer
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £37.98 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply be quiet! - Pure Power 11 CM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £61.98 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC51 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £27.95 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan £12.08 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120 mm Fan £12.08 @ Amazon UK
Monitor AOC - C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor £176.47 @ Ebuyer
Custom Redragon M711 COBRA Gaming Mouse with 16.8 Million Chroma RGB Color Backlit, 10,000 DPI, 7 Programmable Buttons £23.99 @ Amazon UK
Custom Redragon K551-UK VARA Mechanical Keyboard RED RGB LED Backlit Gaming Keyboard 104 Key Computer Illuminated Keyboard, Blue Switches PC Gaming Keyboard ABS-Metal Design (UK-Layout £41.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1000.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 18:06 BST+0100
  • (I left the aftermarket cooler because it's a lot quieter then the Wraith cooler)
  • cheaper / better SSD
  • better GPU (It's a blower card but it was a lot cheaper then a non-blower card)
  • cheaper PSU
  • cheaper Wifi adapter
  • cheaper monitor
  • mechanical keyboard
  • better mouse

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 USD entry level gaming build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A little over budget but how's this?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $86.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.99 @ Amazon
Memory *OLOy - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Adorama
Storage Toshiba - 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Monoprice
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.03 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $63.96 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $563.93
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $523.93
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 12:35 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$500 USD entry level gaming build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It has no SSD and only 1 stick of slow RAM. :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help pleeeeeease"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Your part list is marked as private but It sounds like a PSU issue. If your CPU has integrated graphics, does the PC work when you remove your GPU and plug your monitor into the port on the motherboard?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please give your opinion on my part list"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $86.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $38.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $264.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.03 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $63.96 @ Newegg
Monitor MSI - Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $189.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $972.92
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $927.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-29 18:35 EDT-0400
  • cheaper RAM
  • higher capacity SSD
  • cheaper HDD
  • 1660ti instead of a 1660
  • case with more then 1 fan
  • 80+ gold PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Well this is what I ordered, tell me where I messed up."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The boot drive generally holds Windows and whatever programs you have (like game launchers, a browser or a game or two you play a lot). For example, I have to have at least a 240GB boot drive because I have 120GB in programs (that doesn't include games or Windows).

That mobo is great for anybody who needs something that's reliable and don't need any special features but I went with a different one for the 2 M.2 slots.

Yes, you will be able to run one monitor off that GPU at full resolution and refresh rate. (If you don't need a dual monitor setup, I'd suggest sending the GPU and one monitor back and getting an RTX 2070).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Well this is what I ordered, tell me where I messed up."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

My general thoughts on what went wrong are:

  • 120GB is a very small boot drive, I'd suggest 240GB minimum and 512GB-1TB if you can fit it in your budget.
  • That GPU won't be enough for those monitors. An RX 590 would be better, but I'd suggest an even more powerful GPU (like a Vega 64/Radeon VII/RTX 2070/RTX 2080).

I would have gone with this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.91 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP - EX920 256 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $46.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Walmart
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 590 8 GB RED DRAGON Video Card $209.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Thermaltake - 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $62.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard $167.88 @ OutletPC
Mouse Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse $42.97 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1703.68
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1683.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-29 13:14 EDT-0400
  • motherboard with 2 M.2 slots
  • cheaper (and faster) RAM
  • larger boot drive (120GB isn't much)
  • all NVMe SSD's
  • faster GPU for $5 more
  • higher efficiency PSU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dell optiplex 755 sff upgrade!!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

EDIT: Since the Dell Optiplex 755's PSU is bad for upgrading, I'd suggest selling it and getting this instead.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor £78.04 @ More Computers
Motherboard MSI - B450M PRO-M2 V2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £59.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £44.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Gigabyte - 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £15.48 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 320 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £14.95 @ Amazon UK
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £35.47 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply be quiet! - Pure Power 11 400 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £43.96 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £292.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-29 17:58 BST+0100

That PC isn't the greatest but it's under $300 and has a good C/GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dell optiplex 755 sff upgrade!!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It has a Core2 Duo and 4GB RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dell optiplex 755 sff upgrade!!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering your PC has a Core2 Duo, a 275W PSU, and a 160GB HDD, it's going to be very limited.

What I would suggest for an upgrade:

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD for my build: SATA or M2?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Both the drives should preform exactly the same. The only difference is that the M.2-2280 drive uses M.2 SATA, while the 2.5" drive uses SATA.

The M.2 version will be best if you want less wires in your PC (because you would not be using SATA power and data cables) but the 2.5" version would be best if you want to leave your M.2 slot open (to upgrade to an NVMe drive in the future and keep that SSD).

Generally, I would suggest an M.2 NVMe drive for a new PC, because they are faster then M.2 SATA and 2.5" SATA drives and are only slightly more. For example: Crucial P1 or Intel 660p.

Comment reply on thorkon77's Completed Build: Colorfall. A wall hanging 3D printed computer case.

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

This is definitely going to be featured

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1000$ USD gaming desktop"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Added an RTX 2070 while keeping it around $1000:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB SYNC 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB DUKE OCV1 Video Card $449.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.03 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $63.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1079.95
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1029.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-27 01:41 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $179.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Night Hawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $100.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $66.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card -
Case NZXT - H400 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $86.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $73.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Deepcool - RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $717.86
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $697.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-24 16:01 EDT-0400
  • CPU is fine, a 2600x is a good gaming CPU (it has the single-core speeds of a 2700x but 2 less cores)
  • The Micro ATX versions of the motherboard and case are slightly cheaper
  • NVMe SSD (cheaper as well)
  • HDD with more cache
  • higher efficency PSU

Unless you're buying the GPU used or already own it, it would be worth getting an RTX 2080 instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap Gaming Rig: ATX or Micro"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Usually, ATX boards have more fan headers and an extra internal USB 3.0 connector, but aren't faster then micro ATX.

Also, since the motherboard you picked (for the micro ATX build) already has gigabit Ethernet, you should remove the Ethernet card and get DDR4-3000 RAM (and a Ryzen 5 1600 if you can stretch your budget a little).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I get a second opinion on this build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

$50 cheaper:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $354.99 @ Walmart
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $79.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $66.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB DUAL OC Video Card $449.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $76.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $73.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1482.77
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1432.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-24 12:19 EDT-0400
  • cheaper RAM
  • NVMe SSD
  • 2TB HDD
  • cheaper RTX 2070
  • cheaper PSU

Comment reply on Ecklest's Completed Build: MSI GODLIKE Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitors won't be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with budget build"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $86.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL - EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $70.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Adorama
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $164.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $35.77 @ B&H
Power Supply *Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $36.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $575.69
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $540.69
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-22 16:52 EDT-0400

If you can go a little over $600, you can get a Ryzen 5 2600 (for 6 cores instead of 4)

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