[SOLVED] Quiet Gaming Rig based on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: September 15, 2021
BUDGET RANGE: $1000 after taxes & shipping
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: average gaming, streaming (1080p), clrmampro (un/rezipping (50GB of 10k files))

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, keyboard, mouse, gpu

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: microcenter.com, newegg.com, amazon.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, "Chicago Land"

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, Asus MOBO
DESIRED EXTRAS: MOBOs that don't gratuitously lock out Linux systems.
OVERCLOCKING: no
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

WHY: My current machine is a i7-920 on a ASUS P6X58D Premium but my GPU is GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. I want a CPU and chipset comparable to the GPU. When I talk shop with peers and PC building sales associates about upgrading and they hear about my MOBO they respond, "wow this mobo had XYZ in 2010? If it still running keep it". Yes my computer runs but I know after 12 years of use it's going to conk out eventually.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
  • I want a machine built around the specs and capabilities of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
  • Quiet and cool machine.
  • More disc space is better. I play GW2 (60GB) and Vermintide (50GB).
  • I play Guild Wars 2 (+8 years) which is CPU intensive single core.
  • I want to play Sunset Overdrive (2014), Control (2020), Outer Wilds (2020), Riftbreaker (2022).
  • More USB is probably better. E.g. keyboard, mouse, printer, 2 gamepads, phone/pda charger, thumb drive, external hdd/dvd = 8 ports!
  • No RGB lights stuff crap. I don't want a night light if I have a 50GB Steam download running overnight.
  • I'd prefer if the hardware is Win 8.1 compatible. (Yes I'm aware it's depreciated and will have security risks, etc. etc.)

Thank you for any help.
 

DSzymborski

Titan
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I gotta be honest, you pretty much have a PC that's built around a 1050 Ti. Yes, the i7 is much older, but it was also a much higher-end part at the time than the 1050 Ti when it was released. It's a budget GPU from 2016; there's not all that much potential to unlock.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor ($202.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B 39.44 CFM CPU Cooler ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B660M-PLUS WIFI D4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $823.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-20 01:58 EDT-0400


Honestly, you're already not going to use this system to its utmost with a 1050 Ti, so I didn't see the need to use the whole budget.
 

DSzymborski

Titan
Moderator
I gotta be honest, you pretty much have a PC that's built around a 1050 Ti. Yes, the i7 is much older, but it was also a much higher-end part at the time than the 1050 Ti when it was released. It's a budget GPU from 2016; there's not all that much potential to unlock.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12500 3 GHz 6-Core Processor ($202.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Fuma 2 Rev.B 39.44 CFM CPU Cooler ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B660M-PLUS WIFI D4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $823.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-20 01:58 EDT-0400


Honestly, you're already not going to use this system to its utmost with a 1050 Ti, so I didn't see the need to use the whole budget.
 
I would add a little more longevity to the build for GPU upgrades...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor | $278.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler | $64.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING H670-PRO WIFI D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard | $220.99 @ Amazon
Memory | TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory | $92.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ Adorama
Case | Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Super Flower Leadex III Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $94.99 @ Newegg Sellers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $957.88
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-20 02:37 EDT-0400 |
 

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