build advice

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  1. pepejr

    Question PC Build for friend

    Hi, I'm reaching out to you for help in building a PC for my friend. He typically plays games like Valorant, Hunt Showdown, and RPGs such as Baldur's Gate 3. Here's what I've come up with so far: CPU: Intel Core i5-14500 Motherboard: MSI PRO B760M-A WIFI GPU: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER...
  2. Donovan455

    Question New Gaming PC - €2000 Budget

    Hey guys, gonna build a new PC mainly for gaming. Starting fom scratch, old pc is dead and parts are over 10 years old. I like a good looking pc but prefer performance over aesthetic's. Have 1 1440p screen, might get a 4k screen down the line. I did some research, and compiled a list based on...
  3. AshesOfTheFall

    Build Advice Suggestions for Budget Friendly Gaming Mainboard/CPU/Cooler with 4 DIMM slots and at least 2 x M.2 slots

    Looking for suggestions for best value option to replace mainboard, CPU and possibly Ram and Cooler with a budget between $300 and $500. We do not overclock but do want as solid quality as possible within budget. Was considering i5-13400 or i5-13600 but not sure what mainboard to pair with it...
  4. M

    Build Advice Build check

    Will everything work together? https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/bL4F4M
  5. M

    Question Need help to decide on a new productivity system build.

    My old Core i5 3570K with 32GB or RAM that I built back in 2014 is getting old and a bit slow with Excel and other productivity apps so I'm looking for a new build. I'm not a gamer just need something that will be good for 5+ years and still upgradable. I'm thinking about a Raptor lake Core i5...
  6. H

    Question Looking for input on a new build

    Hi. I want to get a new gaming pc, my old one is over 6 years old and I'm having trouble running newer stuff. I was messing around on pcpartpicker earlier and came out with a build. Will this run newer stuff at high settings without any problems ? Also, will the power supply be enough for two...
  7. Wymadu

    Question Beginner GPU for 3D modelling

    Hi everyone, I'm currently looking for a GPU that can competently run 3D modelling programs like CLO 3D and Browzwear VStitcher. I'm very new to 3D modelling and have had trouble finding much hardware performance information for the modelling programs i want to run. I would like to be able to...
  8. afsantos

    Question First PC Build! - Advice, Suggestions, Changes, Education?

    Hi everyone! This is my first time building a PC so any advice, suggestions, tips, or education is much appreciated! My knowledge about PCs is very slim, so I was hoping I could get some help through this forum. For years, I have always wanted to build a PC and now I am in a position where I can...
  9. F

    Build Advice Needing some build/upgrade advice

    Here are my current specs: CPU: Ryzen 5 3500 Cooler: Deepcool Gammaxx 400 GPU: MSI GTX 1660S Ventus XS OC RAM: Corsair Vengence DDR4 3200 MHz, 32 GB (8GB x4) Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max Storage: 250 GB Kingston Gen3 NVMe SSD for OS, 500 GB SATA SSD for storage Power Supply: Deepcool 850W...
  10. H

    Question What 500w psu is good with foxconn 2ada?

    So I currently have an intel i3-2120 and I will be upgrading to an i5-2500 soon, pairing it with rx 580...for that I believe I will need a 500w psu..so I need a good psu that will go well with my foxconn 2ada motherboard....and btw the pc is branded (hp) it is p6-2212d..
  11. M

    Question Help me build my PC? (some interesting questions)

    Hi folks, Thank you for your time and help. As background, here's what I'm looking to do: Build a decent, quiet gaming desktop. I have a budget of ~$2,000. Here's my PCPartPicker link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3FnLkJ I'm trying to optimize for "quiet" performance. (I've built my last two...
  12. H

    Build Advice First PC build --- comments please

    Hi Everyone! This will be my very first build, I've never done PC build before so kindly help for advice. My PC build has a white theme and a budget of around $1000, which mainly will be used for 1080p gaming, and I don't have a plan for CPU OC and Raytracing. My primary choice now: ASRock...
  13. J

    Question Could use some advice on parts to pick for a new PC for gaming.

    The only gaming PC I've owned was built by a friend of mine, so I'm a bit sub-literate when it comes to tech, hence the post. I'm looking for some advice on selecting parts. The short of it is: PC parts down here are horribly overpriced (relative to avg household income), so I'm looking to spend...
  14. slash86

    Question Whats better 64GB corsair vengeance 5200mhz or corsair dominator 32gb 5600/6200mhz

    Hello all. Iam currently in the process of buying a new custom build pc. At the moment I haven chosen 64gb of Corsair vengeance ddr5 5200mhz for a Ryzen 7800x3d processor. However iam not sure if I would of been better dropping down to 32gb corsair dominator 6200mhz. It's is -£0.90 difference...
  15. B

    Question Upgrading pc to a 7800x3d, build advice needed! $1k budget

    Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM Do you need to buy OS: Yes (new mobo?) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Fortunate to live by a MicroCenter Location: Illinois United States Parts Preferences: AMD, ASRock (open to other mobos) Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution...
  16. X

    Question Gaming PC $2000-2500

    Greetings, I'm building a new gaming PC to replace my 2011 PC. I did some research and i came up with the build below. I would like to have your input on t his https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kVvTXy Approximate Purchase Date: This week Budget Range: Around $2000-$2500 System Usage from Most...
  17. T

    [SOLVED] New build- Need advice

    Hello, I am building a new pc for casual gaming with my friends. I will be playing games like rust, fortnite and apex. I have put together a list of parts myself, but I want to make sure there is no compatibility issues. CPU- Ryzen 7 5800X3D (PURCHASED) Motherboard- Gigabyte X570S AORUS ELITE...
  18. S

    Build Advice PC Build advice/recommendations/feedback - i7 13700k RTX MSI 3070

    It's time to build a new PC for gaming and light streaming. My main concern with this build is I that I'm wondering if all the parts fit. I want to top mount the Arctic Liquid Freeze ii 280 in a NZXT H7 Flow case, not sure if it'll work. Does anyone have this setup and find that it works? Does...
  19. D

    Build Advice How does this 4090 build look?

    Hi, I'm building a new PC from scratch and wanted to ensure my component selection is as good as it can be. I'll mostly be using it for photoshop and gaming. I know a 13900k might be overkill in this sense, but I'm inclined to go for it nonetheless. And while I'm not initially looking to OC, it...
  20. D

    Question Please Give Advice on Friend's Build

    Hi everyone, My friend has a very old PC. He finally decided to build a new one, I made this build for him. I was wondering if you can please comment if its good or if you would change anything? He does 1080p gaming, mostly MOBA's. He wants this PC to last a few years before needing to...
  21. Chris2344

    [SOLVED] Potential upgrade advice

    Hi all first post here just wanted to ask some advice on what would you all upgrade if you had my rig . I just upgraded my gpu from a GTX 1070 and I’m thinking maybe going ram next since my cpu motherboards are mostly gone all advice is appreciated . ::Pc build:: Intel i5-9600k 3.6ghz boost 4.5...
  22. S

    [SOLVED] Looking for advice on mobo, SSDs and OS for new build

    Hi there, I'm from the UK and currently putting together a new build which I'll be purchasing from PC Specialist through their online configurator, so my choices are a little limited. I've decided upon most of the parts but I'm a little stumped on my choice of motherboard and SSD for my main 2...
  23. B

    Build Advice Advice: PSU + Cooling Configuration (Lian Li Q58)

    Hi, I am rebuilding a computer and would like to solicit opinions on the optimal PSU/ AIO cooling configuration. My system specs are as follows: Case: Lian-Li Q58 (Mini-ITX) CPU: Intel Core i7 10700K @ 3.80GHz RAM: 32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1066MHz (15-15-15-36) MOBO: GIGABYTE Z490I...
  24. T

    Question Help with specs

    I apologise as I expect you have all seen this question many times, but my parents got me this build in 2019: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/tariqalr/saved/3fPTMp It seems very imbalanced and I was also planning on installing 2TB SSD and upgrading my CPU so as not to bottleneck my GPU. Are...
  25. D

    Build Advice Gaming PC - Custom Build guidance request

    Hi there [helpful poster's name], thanks for reading this post! I'm looking for some advice and guidance on components and compatibility for a custom DIY gaming PC. I've always wanted to build my own PC from scratch but never previously had the opportunity. I've got a budget of up to £1300...
  26. EzTec

    Question NEW BUILD - HELP w/ LIST PCPARTSPICKER - Meshlicious ITX

    Hey everyone, thanks for the view, building here in Colombia so I don't have access to Ebay, Offer Up, or the plentiful of resources for used parts :) I currently have a build but I'm going to be selling and building a new mini-itx in the Meshlicious. This video below has a water cooled variant...
  27. T

    Question First Build in 20+ years Hoping for some sound advice

    Hello all, I was hoping the awesome folks here could give me advice on my build since it has been ages since I've done this before. I want to make certain there aren't any conflicts within the build and that the parts I've chosen are of sound quality. The build is linked below; any and all...
  28. D

    Build Advice New PC build, would like some advice.

    I've posted a couple times around here but finally looking to see if any tweaks need to be made to these two builds. I was originally going to upgrade my PSU, RAM and GPU from my current build, but after testing a few games that I'd like to stream, my CPU seems to not be able to handle both...
  29. M

    [SOLVED] New Gaming & Photo Editing Build - Ryzen 5, 7, or Core i5?

    Hi all, I need to replace my home PC (an i7-4790K) due to hardware failure (motherboard, I think :(), and would appreciate some advice on choosing between a Ryzen 5/7 and Core i5, together with general component selection. I would be using my PC for: Games (1440p). I'm mostly interested in...
  30. P

    [SOLVED] Need advice on my $2.5k gaming PC build

    Hello all, I was hoping you could give me your feedback on my pc build and double-check my work. I want to make certain there aren't any conflicts within the build and that the parts I've chosen are of sound quality. The build is linked below; any and all feedback is appreciated. Some things...
  31. D

    [SOLVED] Advice for a new Alder Lake build (~1000€) without a GPU

    Hello there, I am currently stuck on 4790k build with an upgraded GPU (2070 Super) and am looking to build new and reuse the GPU... I am pretty much a novice at this so any advice would be highly appreciated... I already put together a list of parts that I imagine would be good together but...
  32. B

    [SOLVED] Stuck on CPU (10700k, 11600k, 5600x) for a ~1K 'Hobby' Build

    Hello, I'm working on a system for someone and the objective of this build is: A $1k 'hobby' computer, something where they can work from home when needed without it being painful (they use Adobe Premier Pro mostly along with other Adobe products), but they would also like to be able to play...
  33. P

    [SOLVED] Need help picking parts for a high end gaming PC

    Hello all, I am going to build a high-end gaming PC. I want this computer to be able to run just about anything I throw at it. I haven't kept up with the latest parts and configurations so I was hoping you all could help me formulate a great setup. I would like to go intel with this build and...
  34. D

    [SOLVED] Do you approve of this Intel Comet Lake i9 + 3070 Gaming PC Build?

    Hello all, I’m planning on building a new PC from scratch after 5 years. I had referred to this forum when planning my first build and you all were so generous with your knowledge/advice that I’m hoping for the same 2nd time around! For those that are curious this is my current build. I was on...
  35. R

    [SOLVED] Upgrading a gaming PC I was gave.

    Hi. I was recently gave a gaming PC and I was wanting to see about upgrading it for my nephew since he's a big video game player. I honestly have 0 knowledge of the stuff and was hoping I could find help here. I found this information using Speccy CPU AMD FX-4300 Vishera 32nm...
  36. Pez_The_Lemon

    [SOLVED] Upgrade Advice

    Hiya I'm Looking to upgrade my pc as I brought all the parts about 5 years ago. I mostly play games like Ark: survival evolved, rust, apex and Farming sim 19 and I would love to play most of my games on decent settings. My current specs are: MSI H110 PC MATE Socket 1151 ATX Motherboard Intel...
  37. L

    [SOLVED] Upgrade Help, PS5 Alternative

    So my current system is as follows: *Intel i5-4590 @ 3.3Ghz *Gigabyte Z97-HD3 Motherboard *8GB DDR3 Memory *AMD R9 280 "VTX" *1TB Hard Drive *Asus Soundcard I’ve got to the stage now where it’s either going to be a PS5 or a new pc, I want to do both gaming at my desk and also on my tv when in...
  38. D

    [SOLVED] [HELP] What do you think about my build?

    Hey, This is my first build and just wanted to post it here to get your opinion guys. I plan to use it mainly for gaming and photo editing. Obviously it also needs to look cool - I like white so I decided to go with it. I took Ryzen into consideration but i5 is better value for the money atm...
  39. M

    [SOLVED] Best airflow setup with 3 fans?

    Hey guys, I'm just a little confused about what would be the best way to put 3 x 120mm fans in a case. I was thinking of putting 2 intake at the front and 1 exhaust at the back or top? Or Should I put 1 intake at the front and 2 exhaust, 1 back and 1 top? What's your opinion? How and where would...
  40. GTRSILENTX

    Build Advice Need help in choosing parts for a new build

    Hey guys, I am planning to build a new PC for gaming and productivity (mostly Software Development). For the time being, I'll be using a single 1440p monitor for the time being with no plans on upgrading to a 4k display for at least 2 years. Budget Range: ~$2500 System Usage from Most to Least...