advice on build

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    Build Advice Building for Adobe suite and mining

    Hello, I would like to build an AMD based system for Adobe suite and mining, I am new to pc building, would love your advice. I am going for AMD because I was told the multicore performance is better and helps with creative production. Is that the case? Or should I go for intel? Also, which...
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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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
  5. buggaby

    Build Advice 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...
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    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 -...
  7. 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...
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    [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...
  9. skilachio

    Question 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...
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    Question 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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    Question 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)...
  12. gxo

    Build Advice 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...
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    Question 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...
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    Build Advice 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...
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    [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...
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    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...
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    [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...
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    [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?
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    [SOLVED] Cooler for Ryzen 5 3600 or 8gb of RAM?

    I'm building a new computer and i bought 8gb of RAM. I bought only 8 because i know that the performance are good enough most of the time, except when multitasking (photoshop+premiere+chrome etc), now, while looking for a CPU cooler, a guy here told me that the stock cooler for the 3600 is good...
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    [SOLVED] Cheap cooler for Ryzen 5 3600

    Whats up guys, i need to build a new computer, i only have the cpu cooler, and case fans left to choose. I bought a Thermaltake H200 TG case, https://www.thermaltakeusa.com/h200-tg-rgb-2.html , and i was thinking about buying a GAMMAXX GTE V2 for my cpu...
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    [SOLVED] Is the Ryzen 5 3600x worth buying over the 3600 for 20€ more?

    I need to buy a new build, and i know that there's pretty much no difference between the Ryzen 5 3600x and the 3600, but since there is a small difference, 20€ (200€ vs 220€), I'm a little undecided. I dont care about the better cooler of the 3600x since i won't keep the stock cooler anyway. I...
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    [SOLVED] Is this a good build for 544€?

    Hi everyone, I've been trying to choose some components to make a new computer for the last few days. I'm a college engineering student and I'll use it mostly for Matlab, Mathematica, programming, some 3d designing, and a little gaming. My problem is that i'm on a budget, and i'm really trying...
  23. Oribitus

    Upgrading PC. Need Opinions!

    Hello, and thank you in advance for the input! I've always had good luck posting on these forums with build questions. I'm looking to purchase the 3090 when it drops on the 24th. (My Current Build) Processor : i7-8700 CPU @3.70Ghz RAM : 16GB MOBO: ASRock z370 Pro4 Card: NVidia GTX 1080 PSU...
  24. FirstMateGrayson

    [SOLVED] HELP!

    So, I am new to building a PC and was wondering if someone could help me understand if the good components I picked out are compatible (I am also trying to keep the price at around $1400-1700,), CPU: Amazon.com: Intel Core i7-10700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.1 GHz Unlocked LGA1200...
  25. MattJM00

    [SOLVED] Conflicting Advice on OEM PSU's

    Hi, I've been looking to swap out my Dell XPS8910's OEM Nvidia GTX745 4GB card, currently with an Intel i7 6700, 8GB ram and 2tb HDD+ 32gb SSD. I'm considering purchasing a 1660TI, with a 450W recommendation (particularly Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti OC). However, as this is an OEM 460W PSU it...
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    [SOLVED] Staying with DDR3? (GPU Upgrade)

    Hi, I seriously need some help. I currently have an i7 3770 (non k), 8gb of DDR3 and a GTX 1060. I wanna upgrade to a RTX 2060 and 16gb of RAM. Basically all I need is more power in the GPU department and more RAM. That's about it. Now my question is, should I get a set of 16gb of DDR3 (which...
  27. blackdeath543

    Question FPS issues

    Hello, I have recently noticed that I am getting a lower FPS then I believe I should be when I am playing games, I specifically notice it when playing smite. This is my build: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4...
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    [SOLVED] Budget PC Build Advice

    So hi guys! I am currently building a new PC cuz I have to move back to Philippines. I have a budget of 33,000 php or 680 usd. So here's my current PLAN build. (Some parts are ordered already) CPU: i3 9100f (Bundle with MOBO) = 6749php/138usd MOBO: Biostar H310m (Bundle with CPU) GPU: Gigabyte...
  29. TXI_SOCOM

    [SOLVED] Is this a good deal???

    Hello everyone, Im looking to switch back to desktop and I’ve been looking around for good deals. I found this posting for €850 the components are Ryzen 5 1500x MSI x370 gaming pro carbon Gigabyte Aorus Ron 2x8 gb 3200mhz MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor 8gb Samsung 840 evo 750gb Cooler master G650M...
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    [SOLVED] Built PC in 2014, I've been out of the game for a while. Should I upgrade off what I have or start new build?

    Hi Guys, I built this PC in 2014 and I haven't really looked at components/upgrade/what's out there since. Running into a few performance issues at the minute - Randomly freezes, cannot handle big Adobe Premier/Photoshop files, ran out of C Drive Storage I'll post my specs below but should I...
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    [SOLVED] ~$1000 Computer Build/Headphone Advice

    Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: ~1000, might be willing to go slightly higher. After Rebates; After Shipping System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Game Development Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but maybe not right away? I currently own these two monitors...
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    [SOLVED] Looking to upgrade my GPU, CPU and Mb

    I'm not considering a new build altogether because my other components (Psu, SSD’s and case) are just fine. my motherboard has had some problems though some of the back ports are blown out and some power issues.. ps Not an expert at computers. I don't even know why my CPU is worse than the ryzen...
  33. setter43

    [SOLVED] Would this case be suited to my build? (Fractal)

    Hey all, I have started a new build. I have chosen to go with the Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case. I am wondering it would worth buying some additional front intake fans to help with cooling. Thoughts? If I was to get additional fans I was looking at two Noctua NF-A14 PWM, 4-Pin...
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    [SOLVED] New Build advice

    This is my first time building a pc. I would like to make sure that all of my parts are compatible with each other. And if anyone has recommendations for better parts that still fit in my budget it would be greatly appreciated. My Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bvJPTC budget: around...
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    [SOLVED] Seeking build advice/critique for pc build ~£1500 budget - included my attempt at a parts list and full requirements.

    Hi guys, I've tried to be really thorough here. Filled in the full help form and included my attempt at a build. Any advice greatly appreciated. I haven't done this before, but I have put in a bit of consideration and time researching. Approximate Purchase Date: A month from now Budget...
  36. Arcene

    [SOLVED] What PSU to buy?

    I'm having trouble picking a power supply, I've ordered/have the following Ryzen 9 3900X Asus ROG Strix X570-E be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2 Case And while I do intend to upgrade my graphics card, I'll be using my Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 8GB for the time being. I'm tempted to go for RGB...
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    [SOLVED] New Build - Feedback Appreciated

    Hi folks, I'm looking to put together a new PC build following the death of my previous one. I've put together some initial specs and would really appreciate your expert advice, comments and feedback! I'm looking to use it as a work PC (nothing too strenuous) but more importantly to play games...
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    [SOLVED] Build advice

    Hi guys! José here from Portugal! I'm building my first PC for moderate gaming (CS:GO, Battlefield & F12019) and ocasional video streaming for 50" fhd tv. After a couple of days here's what I'm thinking: Kolink ATX Inspire K1 RGB MSI X470 gaming plus max am4 atx 4xd4 2933 sata3 usb 3.1 Corsair...
  39. Zepuu

    [SOLVED] Upgrading cpu

    My PC takes long time to boot up, start application etc... I'm trying to make my PC faster overall. I have: i3-2100 (3.1 GHz) GTX650 (2GB) 4GB of RAM (DDR3 1333MHz) 500GB Seagate Barracuda ONDA H61N motherboard 450W PSU (Chinese, I don't know the brand) Which one should I upgrade first? My...
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    [SOLVED] PC Build for Ableton music software

    Hey all. I am helping my brother with his first ever PC build. I myself have not built a machine in almost 8 years so any and all input is appreciated. His main use will be for the Ableton music software. Here is a not very useful article from Ableton: Ableton Help He most likely won't game on...