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DSzymborski

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Most questionable there is NVME 1TB drive for $640! If you really payed that much, then it's $450 right in the dumpster. Even 970 evo (one of best nvme drives out there) 1TB costs less than $200.

And questionable PSU, of course.

So change PSU first. Then may be get a better case and better cpu cooler. Other than that it's perfectly fine build.
I'm sure it wasn't $640 at the time! That's just the vagaries of using PC Part Picker to demonstrate parts your previously purchased rather than parts you're going purchase.

For example, I'm sure nobody paid this for this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600T 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($807.54 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus STRIX H270F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($1468.15 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($651.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gainward GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB Video Card ($5967.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($878.62 @ Amazon)
Total: $9772.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-12 10:44 EDT-0400
 

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I'm sure it wasn't $640 at the time! That's just the vagaries of using PC Part Picker to demonstrate parts your previously purchased rather than parts you're going purchase.

For example, I'm sure nobody paid this for this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600T 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($807.54 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus STRIX H270F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($1468.15 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($651.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gainward GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB Video Card ($5967.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($878.62 @ Amazon)
Total: $9772.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-12 10:44 EDT-0400
haha, it is for damn sure a sneaky and nice way to show that your raking in the money tho and u dont have to care for each dollar spent lmao
 

DSzymborski

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OP, some of the choices are confusing, but it's really not as doom-and-gloom as you feel right now. Replace the PSU and fix the cooling system and you have a perfectly serviceable system with a weird motherboard choice. The most expensive items, the CPU and GPU, are just fine.

Your friend could have had you build an FX-9590 build, so it could be way worse. We've seen that before here!
 

DSzymborski

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haha, it is for damn sure a sneaky and nice way to show that your raking in the money tho and u dont have to care for each dollar spent lmao
Greg Salazar on YouTube likes to tear about some of the eBay/Craigslist PC sales that take advantage of this. A common trick is to do stuff like this with your old parts and then try to scam someone into buying your FX-8350/HD 7950 rig for $2500.
 
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thebilaljunejo

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OP, some of the choices are confusing, but it's really not as doom-and-gloom as you feel right now. Replace the PSU and fix the cooling system and you have a perfectly serviceable system with a weird motherboard choice. The most expensive items, the CPU and GPU, are just fine.

Your friend could have had you build an FX-9590 build, so it could be way worse. We've seen that before here!
any recommendations for fixing the cooling system? new case? more fans? new cpu cooler? anything helps haha
 

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For a $1700+ build there's definitely some questionable choices that've been made. Seems to me like your 'friend' just saw a chance to spend a lot of someone else's money on something he enjoys doing without any real consequences to the outcome. If this is the first time they've done something like this I wouldn't let it ruin your friendship, but I'd definitely have a chat with them at some point and make it clear that you're not happy with what they've done.

That being said it's not a terrible rig. Nothing that a little TLC and following some of the suggestions already made in this thread won't fix.
 
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