build advice

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    Build Advice 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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
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    [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...
  8. 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...
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    [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...
  10. 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...
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    [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...
  12. 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...
  13. StuntZro

    [SOLVED] First build, need some help.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/user/StuntZero/saved/yJ4Jyc There's my part picker list, like I said, first one, haven't even ever got a prebuild "gaming" pc, so this is all very new to me, main question is, do you guys see anything else I need? Edit: Kind of answered my own main worry after looking...
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    Build Advice (Mostly) New build. RAM, Mobo, Cooling Advice

    Putting together a mostly new build with a Ryzen 7 5800x, which is a switch from my old Intel so ending up with a mobo swap and figured ram could do with an upgrade as well. Couple other questions mixed in. Already own. Questions. CPU: Ryzen 7 5800x GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (Not super) <-...
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    [SOLVED] Help upgrading my PC

    So far I have an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card and an Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor and a Z170-A USB 3.1 10Gb/s ASUS motherboard. Oh, and I don’t have much RAM, just a 4GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black of 4GB, although I am unaware of the...
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    [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...
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    [SOLVED] Better alternatives to Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition ?

    I need a cooler, and i was thinking about the cooler master hyper 212 black edition: https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/cpu-air-coolers/hyper-212-evo/ I can't get one bigger than this, this is really at the limit. Do you think there's a better cooler on amazon.it with a similar price?
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    [SOLVED] AMD CPU better than the Ryzen 5 3600

    Is there a CPU better than the Ryzen 3600 with a similar price? The price is so expensive right now https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07STGGQ18?psc=1 i dont want to spend 214 euros for something that cost 170. Is there something better than this CPU for the in the same price range? I got a MSI...
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    [SOLVED] Finally upgrading my 2017 build.

    Hello everyone. I posted here years ago when I was doing research for my first gaming PC build. I'm finally upgrading that build, likely with a RTX 2060 Super, and so I need advice on what parts I may need to upgrade alongside my graphics card. I've currently been running a GTX 1060. Here is...
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    [SOLVED] Will a cheap motherboard affect performance?

    I'm going to get a ryzen 5 3600 and gtx 1660 super, I got mixed advice on the motherboards. I'm trying to save money by getting a cheaper motherboard so I can buy other stuff like a better ssd and more ram. But apparently the b450's I'm looking at have bad "vrm"? Like pro4, d3sh etc. and I'm...
  21. Mark420

    [SOLVED] Please tell me if this offer is good value/ is good enough for streaming with high fps

    https://www.dubaro.de/mixxxer.php?products_id=3314 This is the pc What I would change is the cpu to ryzen 7 3700x And the ram to 16gb 3200 mhz aegis Also Id pick the Azza Blaze 231G 2x RGB fan case Please tell me if the motherboard/psu/cooling is good enough for streaming with high fps and...
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    [SOLVED] Can I cut cost on this video-editing build?

    I put together this video-editing pc ( https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6Jg8q3 ) build based on a few posts I found online, notably https://www.logicalincrements.com/articles/videoediting, and upgraded the CPU. As is, comes in at $600 (the ASRock mobo would add another $85, for a total of $685)...
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    [SOLVED] First Build Ever ($2000) Critique My Part Choices Please

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tRTj9G Edit (refined per below posts): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vKyLL2 Budget: max $2000 Usage: Gaming - looking to play CSGO, ESO (on highest settings), highest settings whenever the new elder scrolls comes out Trading - am an active trader, would like to...
  24. Terentius

    [SOLVED] Build Review and Refinement

    I haven't put together a PC since before AMD's ascension. Does anyone have any advice for me on the following build? It is primarily for modern shooters @ 1080p. I'm trying to future proof it as best I can (hence overkill PSU). Thanks! PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz...
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    [SOLVED] Is this a worthy upgrade?

    I'm currently looking to upgrade my system. I currently have a Core I7 4790k on some generic Intel MB, 20 GB of DRR3 1666 memory and a RTX 2080. Im planning on going to a Ryzen 5 3600 with a Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE MB and 32GB DDR4 3600 (G.Skill RGB) memory. Is this upgrade worth it and can...
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    [SOLVED] PC under 40K (India)

    Approximate Purchase Date: within 4-5 days Budget Range: 40K INR System Usage from Most to Least Important: Netflix and chill, Gaming, Light work Are you buying a monitor: Yes Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred Website(s) for Parts: e.g.: Amazon.in, Flipkart.com (Any website that delivers in...
  27. AtotehZ

    [SOLVED] New Office workstation, built around 3950x

    Hello, I've been asked by my father to put together a PC for their coder at work. He uses: Compiling(almost everything under the sun) Multiple VMWare Sometimes SQL Servers for testing 4 Monitors The theme for the build is "as cheap as possible without bottlenecking the CPU". I was sent...
  28. Nightwielder

    [SOLVED] What cables and connectors do I need for my build?

    I'm looking to build a really nice gaming PC that can handle anything I throw at it. I want your opinion on my choices in hardware and also recommendations for what wiring materials (cables and the like) I will need. I only listed one hard drive as I already have a few tb+ hhds I can use for...
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    [SOLVED] PC rebuild Suggestions

    Hey, My current build is 5 years old so looking at updating. (I ONLY WANT TO UPDATE IF 30-50% performance increase). I work in 3D using Maya/Vray and currently am getting some crashes (especially with 2 monitors and using 3D software) Thing is i wasn't seeing high % numbers on the CPU or...
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    [SOLVED] Help with VR Build

    Never built a PC before, always been a laptop owner. Needing a mid-tier computer - am I on the right track? Mostly worried about my pieces not being compatible Looking at purchasing a HTC VIVE https://www.pbtech.co.nz/build/14136 Alternatively looking at a Ryzen build like this...
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    [SOLVED] First build advice,replies much appreciated

    Hi, i will build a high-end PC in a couple of days and i want to see what you guys think of the parts i selected.. are they okay? is something not worth buying? etc.. just to clear things up im a newbie at computer building and stuff so the thing i put into the build are from internet search for...
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    [SOLVED] What is the best high end build within the next 1-2 Months

    I'm looking for advice on a very high end build. I need better speed when I'm doing work on my computer. Budget is less of a consideration, but i'm not looking to waste money either. I think I'll probably upgrade my current build so I have more money for the new CPU/mobo/ram. I think I saw...
  33. K

    [SOLVED] HELP! Upgrading/Building PC (Is it worth it?)

    MY CURRENT BUILD: GPU: RTX 2070 Super AORUS 8G, 8GB GDDR6, PCI-E 3.0 (Upgraded already from my GTX 970) CPU: Intel Core i7 6700 BOX Skylake PSU: COOLER MASTER MWE 650W 80+ Gold RAM: KINGSTON HyperX Fury 16GB (4x4GB) 2133Mhz DDR4 SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro Series 1TB NVMe SSD, PCIe 3.0 SSD2: SSD...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrading Advice

    I have a ASUS M32CD Series i bought back in 2017. I plan on upgrading the PSU from a 350W to a EVGA 650W & the GPU from a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 to a GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 TI. With my specs listed below is there anything i need upgrade as well? Will everything be compatible with my new...
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    Question Which GPU's will fit in my M32CD Series?

    I wanted to upgrade my GTX 950 for a better GPU but I'm not to sure which ones will fit in my PC. I have a M32CD Series. My Specs: OS Windows 10 Home 64-bit CPU Intel Core i7 6700 @ 3.40GHz Skylake 14nm Technology RAM 16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1063MHz (15-15-15-36) MOTHERBOARD ASUSTeK...
  36. Saint Grimm

    Question What motherboard to go with Ryzen 5 3600?

    Hello! I recently bought all the parts for a build, including an Asrock Fatal1ty x470 GAMING K4 motherboard. The mobo's product page on newegg says "Ryzen 3000 ready", it's even in the product name... But when the mobo got here, I built the PC and it just powered on for a short time, then...
  37. R

    Discussion Gaming PC Build Advice Please!

    So upon deciding to upgrade my CPU, I quickly realised I need to upgrade my motherboard & subsequently build an entire new PC (with a few of parts carried over from my current build). As an absolute novice, I figured it'd be easier to ask you lovely lot a series of questions or receive...
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    [SOLVED] I Need some Build Advice and/or Suggestions for a new $1000-$1500 PC

    Hi, I’m looking to build a new Gaming/Workstation PC with a budget between $1000 to $1500. I’ve never built a PC at this high of a price range before and want to get opinions/suggestions on some good builds for me to consider, So I can have a solid starting point. I would like to get the most...
  39. J

    [SOLVED] Upgrading Advice

    Hello, I just wanted some advice on moving forward with upgrading my PC. I bought my pre-buildt gaming PC about 3 years ago not having the intentions of upgrading but now that i've been playing on the PC for years now i find myself in situations were i cannot run certain games due to my...
  40. J

    [SOLVED] First Build Ever: Minimum for Modded Fallout 4 / Skyrim

    I'm looking to build a PC after falling in love with the very limited mods on console for Fallout 4 and Skyrim. I have no experience with hardware though, and am worried about overspending. I want to be able to mod Fallout 4 or Skyrim with a large number of new content type mods. Mods that...