advice on build

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  1. P

    Question Advice / recommendations wanted!

    Hi all - long time user, occasional poster :) I'm looking for some advice / input from the community about an upgrade to my 7 year old rig that I'm making. I've been saving up for ages for this, so would really appreciate knowing if this build looks; Good value for money Will play current...
  2. M

    [SOLVED] Upgrade Suggestions?

    Hello THW community! I am currently looking to upgrade my PC this month. Keep in mind that all of these prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and I play on 1080p 144 hz monitor. I am currently running a ryzen 5 3600 with a 1660 and I mainly play games like WoW and CS GO (I am aware that these...
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    Question Advice on old but still going strong gaming desktop I put together (should I upgrade & if so, what)

    Hello world. This is my first ever post on Tom's hardware So, if I'm doing anything wrong, forgive me. I'm not a frequent forum poster, I mostly just lurk around forums but never actually post anything. My current custom desktop build still gives me joy and no issues whatsoever, but I know...
  4. jakedutton24

    Question Upgrading my PC, but am I wasting my money on parts I dont need ?

    Specs: RAM: 16.0GB Corsair Vengeance 3200MHz CPU: Intel Core i7 9700K 3.60GHz(4.60GHz OC) Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING (LGA1151) GPU: ROG Strix NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Had for 3 years) Storage: 1tb HDD, 2tb HDD, 500Gb SSD m.2 CPU Cooler: Corsair CX550M Bronze (Had for 4 years)...
  5. WaywardSun

    [SOLVED] Can anyone recommend a good gaming motherboard + processor that aren't likely to bottleneck near-future GPU upgrades for a while?

    Issue I'm having some hardware issues with my current motherboard and feel like it's time to upgrade. I'd like to get a replacement that will last a while, and it seems likely I'll need to upgrade my processor along with it. System I'm currently running an i7 8700K with an EVGA 2080 with a 750W...
  6. M

    [SOLVED] Best graphics card to upgrade to with this older motherboard ?

    Hey guys new user looking to involve myself in these forums. Also looking for some help and great advice! ive built a pc about 6 or 7 years ago and ive had no issues with it but im starting to think maybe i should upgrade the video card. I used to be very much invested into PC Gaming now ive...
  7. Brawls

    Question Looking for help upgrading my system

    Couple years back, I purchased an Alienware Aurora R11. Running into some thermal/noise issues now and I'm looking to move as much as possible into a new case. I haven't built a new rig in 5-6 years, so I'm hoping for some help to make sure what I'm considering will work out. I don't have a...
  8. Crazyfireboy

    [SOLVED] Beginner build opinion

    I dont know if this post is allowed in the system thread, but i was wondering if I could get other peoples opinion on this first build i did. https://pangoly.com/en/build/share/2022/4/7/custom/f72b5fb0-54ce-4185-861d-ae6f7e0f5fe1 ( i realized i have a very high power supply when the build...
  9. S

    [SOLVED] What are my upgrade options from an i7-8700k?

    Upgrade Solutions for CPU/cooler/Mobo/PSU Hello everyone, I was inquiring about upgrading some parts and whether it would be worth it this time or if I should wait until the next round of CPUs come out. My current build: CPU: i7-8700k(slight overclock to 5ghz) cooler: corsair h100i v2 Mobo...
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    [SOLVED] To which CPU i should upgrade ?

    Hello guys! Recently I heard there are some new intel CPUs out there, and thought maybe this is the time to do a PC upgrade. My main priority with this PC build is gaming in 1080p @ 60fps (prefer. max settings), and i feel my CPU is the bottleneck here. I'm ready to spend up to 500-600€ on a...
  11. Fergie2199

    [SOLVED] Building new Rig compatability question

    my pc died and although i can repair it the pc is 8 years old so im buying and building a new one in the current market of GPU issues is a pain so i have an idea of building my new rig while running my old R9 290X while the GPU issue runs on until the 3080 or 3090 becomes avail at a more...
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    [SOLVED] Help with my build

    hi, I hope you can help me with this project, here is a link to my build. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/flavico/saved/jpyDZL my goal is to build a pc for my son, this pc will be dedicated to editing, 3D, and rendering. thanks in advance for your help
  13. buggaby

    Question Build advice: Ryzen 7 in 2U rack format?

    I'm looking for advice on a 2U Ryzen 7 server for simulation work (well, actually 6 of them, that's why a rack). I've built plenty of desktop machines, but never a server. From what I can, most of the components are the same, but you need to consider differences in CPU cooler and PSU to fit in...
  14. H

    [SOLVED] Video Editing Build: Your thoughts?

    Hi All, I think it is time for a new pc for adobe premiere pro/after effects CC. (Current rig is i7-2600 with adobe cs5.5) I was using the builder at Microcenter's website. I was hoping i could get feedback from people here who know much more than me. I want to keep it around 1,100ish. I'm...
  15. michozara

    Question Rate and help plan my new 5950x Noctua gaming pc

    Hello everyone! Before I get to it a little intro on the background of my current, Ok-ish workstation with an threadripper 1900x on a MSI x399 SLI PLUS, cooled by a Noctua, with 64 of sloooow ram (got it to like 1400 with XMP) and a 1080 GPU. To be honest I intended to do an upgrade on or a...
  16. Teekiii

    [SOLVED] Upgrading after 12 years, Please help me choose the right parts for my new PC

    Hi Everyone, Please know that the help you're going to offer means a LOT to me ! really, I appreciate the time and effort you gonna put in this topic :)❤ I will try to make this topic as clear as possible, I'm a graphic designer / mechanical engineer and I'm using my current PC since 2009! it's...
  17. shadidd

    [SOLVED] Last Advice before purchasing

    So i have decided to buy the , desktop below. But with some uprgrades Cpu: i5 11600KF PSU: tx750m desktop: Gaming PC with NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 and Intel Core i5 10400F LN111782 - SGI53070 | SCAN UK now the question was of the motherboard. The sales team there suggested for me to...
  18. shadidd

    [SOLVED] Is This Pre BUILT good for gaming price wise

    As we know due to the chip shortages , its almost impossible to find a GPU. So I opted for a Prebuilt. Can you guys please check if this is worth the price and if it doesn't bottleneck, has low psu power etc. It would really help me. You can also customize and change components if you deem them...
  19. Riva

    Build Advice Major CPU, SSD, RAM, MB upgrade for 3D gamedev work and games

    Approximate Purchase Date: this week Budget Range: $1800 is the ceiling. Before taxes, not including shipping. But hoping to ultimately spend less than that. System Usage from Most to Least Important: professional development of 3D computer game, playing current-gen 3D games and VR games Are...
  20. D

    [SOLVED] Fractal Deign Core 1000 CPU Overheating - Need Cooling Design Experts!

    Hello! I'd like to start by thanking anyone who is able to help me with this, I really appreciate it. So, I recently purchased new PC parts. I previously had an SG13 small form factor setup that worked great for me, but I wanted a case with a little more breathing room. Thus, I chose the...
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    [SOLVED] (Advice) PC Upgrade

    Hello, I recently bought a prebuilt PC (Mostly for the GPU) and want to upgrade the cheap/underwhelming parts of it as I want it to last for well into the future. The problem is I have no clue about part compatibility and even just simple installation, so any and all help is much appreciated...
  22. T

    [SOLVED] [Advice] Building a new PC

    Hello all, I'm thinking about building a new pc but wanted to ask some people who know better than me before I put out the money. I got an email from microcenter a few days ago, they have i9 10850k's in stock for $320.00. My current build is around 6-7 years old with a GPU swap around 5 years...
  23. Reniro

    [SOLVED] What's the difference between 3000 mhz and 3600 mhz

    Hello, I want to buy a new ram and can't decide which one: G.SKILL Aegis F4-3000C16D-16GISB DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz CL16 or G.SKILL Ripjaws V F4-3600C19D-16GVRB DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 3600MHz CL19 Trouble is that I don't know what's the difference between 3000 mhz and 3600 mhz. Can you give me an...
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    [SOLVED] Tear Apart My First Build (~$1,500 mid-range gaming / workstation PC)

    Tl;dr (More in-depth post below dotted line) What should I change? CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor Price: $279.99 CPU Cooler: Included with CPU? Or should I buy a separate one? GPU: Asus GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card (Already owned) Motherboard: Asus TUF...
  25. M

    [SOLVED] New AMD Mobo Recommendation please?

    I am building my gaming PC, would love your recommendation as to what is the most suitable mobo (preferably under 200 USD) for my use. I will be using it for gaming and some light rendering. Here is the current build i'm boiling: CPU : AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6Ghz 6-core RAM : Corsair Vengeance...
  26. M

    [SOLVED] Custom build advice please, thanks!

    Hi, I am dreaming to build my own gaming PC hopefully this year, I would love to get your feedbacks on it! Any improvements (that doesn't cost a lot of $$) that can be made on this build? Or you have any input that some parts are not a good match and should be replaced by others? I'm not really...
  27. buggaby

    [SOLVED] System build advice - 256GB RAM Threadripper

    I run CPU intensive simulations that are quite RAM limited. I need about 30 GB per core. That's why I chose the 16-core Threadripper. Fast per core, but still only need 8 cores to max out the 256GB of RAM. So 16 cores should work perfectly fine. I will be running these machines headlessly, so...
  28. N

    Question Which motherboard shall I chose to buy?

    Hello guys. So I want to build a Ryzen system and I was looking for the motherboards. I can't spend lot of money on the motherboards so I did my research and I have to make choice between 3 motherboards. Gigabyte a520m Aorus Elite - 85$ Gigabyte b450 Aorus M - 95$ Third option is the combo -...
  29. Duklin__

    [SOLVED] Advice for Parts

    Hey, as a person who's never built a PC before, I'm wondering if any of you have some advice, recommendations, tips, or things I should keep in mind for this build location: USA Budget: around $900 before tax (for the pc) Goal: great ventilation and cooling with no concerns of overheating...
  30. D

    [SOLVED] Upgrading from H110M - i7 compatibility needed

    I have a Asus H110M-A/M.2 Intel motherboard which I tried to upgrade the CPU (G4560) with an i7 9700 and faced a computer that wouldnt turn on. I am not smart it would seem and didnt realise the CPU wouldnt work with the motherboard I have.. What is the best motherboard to upgrade to? I want...
  31. skilachio

    [SOLVED] First time build Irlandais - Advice appreciated

    Budget (including currency): About €1,500.00 Country: Ireland Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 1080p gaming. Warhammer 1-3, LOL, Star Wars Battlefront 2, then mainly retro games (5 year old+) . Other details Would be grateful for any feedback particularly graphics...
  32. H

    [SOLVED] Need Upgrade Advice for my Gaming PC (First time upgrading)

    PC Specs - CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series Motherboard: ASUS Z170-P Installed RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR4 Vengeance LPX 2133MHz Memory Kit 2x 4GB PSU: Corsair CX430 Cooling: Intel DV12v 0.17a Storage: 1TB HHD I am completely new to upgrading and I don't have great...
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    [SOLVED] PC upgrade recommendations

    I was considering upgrading graphic card for my current setup, but I'm not too sure what to get. More specifically, what's the best GPU that I can get that wouldn't completely bottleneck my system? Current Specs: CPU: Ryzen 7 2700 Ram: 16gb ddr4 3000 GPU: Radeon HD 6850 (really old model)...
  34. gxo

    [SOLVED] Boot Loop

    Boot loop out of no where I recently built my first pc and it worked perfectly fine for about two weeks. Then all of a sudden after playing Apex Legends for about 2 hours it cut off and started the boot loop. It wasn’t mid game, it was a couple minutes after I closed the window. I’ve done...
  35. D

    [SOLVED] Is that a good build for a first pc?

    This might be my first gaming pc that i build. Is there anything i should change out for something else? 259,90 € 1 X 259,90 € Intel Core i5-10600K, LGA1200, 4.10 GHz, 12MB, Boxed 39,90 € 1 X 39,90 € ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO - Red 169,90 € 1 X 169,90 € MSI Z490-A PRO, ATX 115,00 € 1...
  36. A

    [SOLVED] First time build - feedback much appreciated

    First time using the forums here so I hope this is all good. And sorry for the long, drawn-out post, wasn't sure if I should include all of it but ended up just pressing post. XD --- Approximate Purchase Date: waiting on Black Friday sales (am hopeful prices will go down somewhat, fingers...
  37. M

    [SOLVED] Replacing 2012 system build with all new components, making sure all are compatible and I'm not over spending

    Approximate Purchase Date: I'm hoping to buy in November Budget Range: Ideally sub $1500 USD with shipping, but if it's shipping that takes me a little over, i'll live System Usage from Most to Least Important: My biggest use is Path of Exile, streaming movies, some steam games and if...
  38. S

    Question Ryzen 3000 vs. 5000?

    Hi all, I am planning to get a major upgrade soon, for both GPU and CPU. For the CPU, I am still debating between either the new 5600x, or last generation's 3800x. Which is more worth it? I know the basics of cores and clock speed, but I haven't looked at CPUs in ages. I am using this PC for...
  39. A

    [SOLVED] Graphic card to match ps5

    This is my build: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO PSU: Corsair CX 600 (pretty old but works well) Secondary memory: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD Case: Thermaltake Case Mid Tower H200 I need to buy a...
  40. A

    [SOLVED] Ryzen 3600 no overclock. Is an aftermarket cooler worth it?

    I bought a Ryzen 3600, and i dont plan to overclock it. I just bought a Hyper 212 black edition as aftermarket cooler (after reading multiple reviews of people complaining about the stock cooler). Is it worth spending 40 euros on that? or should i cancel the order and get a refund?