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So... as far as I have gathered... without being sidetracked with shiny new information to these eyes... if you start a new build, you have to start with a processor. To build around the processor. That's what I keep seeing anyways...

I want to know the ins and outs of a computer. What each component does and what is necessary versus what is not. Loving this new hobby I picked up, but my hand doesn't. Handwriting helps me remember much better... and it doesn't help I keep jumping around. I stopped at overclocking because I really considered jumping in with that... but I don't really have a belonging to understand that just yet. I just want to dive into building my very own gaming desktop with the proper knowledge. I'm having a difficult time where to position my feet and push off from.

AMD is a manu that I decided to sign my heels into. If Intel is better... fine... but I wanna learn from here first. Learn one and then get to know the other. I am a mother of three so I am very limited for what I want to fork out for budget wise... doesnt mean I'm not willing to spend a bit. Especially if I'd be able to get a loan through affirm on one of those sites that help you build a PC... although I feel to stay away from those. It was me trying to find ground of what to invest in and take them individually to other marketplaces to get a much better deal in. Used or not.... I'm getting off track. Sorry. I'm nervous. I am completely new to this. Its a dream of mine to pursue computer builds. What better way than to throw yourself at the sharks... I use to be in touch, but then i became a mother and out this life aside. My babies are growing up and i finally have that Momma time to backtrack into place.

If your confused on my question... where should i start to look to learn. To focus on learning first. What to build with first. Tips or things to keep in mind, extremely grateful for. Please inform me of anything that comes to mind. Like... things you wish you knew before starting that could of been useful to know along the way or things people overlook or don't usually think twice about.

On another note... I apologize if I placed this in the wrong forum category... I've never been good at that...

Future me looking back... don't be too full of shame for your first post. (As this usually happens to me and I give up entirely. You can freely ignore this last part here.)
 
Oh thank you very much. I shouldn't second guess myself so much. I was on the right track.

Ryzen 5... it is possible to get a Motherboard with expansions and eventually buy another Ryzen 5.... right? Or would that not be recommended...
You can pick jsut about and B450 motherboard you want, I just picked a cheap one.. If you want more PCIe slots you'll have to go with a standard ATX sizes one, and then also change the case.

As far as upgrading the CPU, if you stay ion the Ryzen 2000 series you can just swap them if you want to go to the Ryzen 3000 series you'll probably have to update the BIOS.


here are a couple other mobos
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XJbCmG/msi-b450-a-pro-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-a-pro-max

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PCKcCJ/asrock-b450-pro4-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-pro4
 
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depend on the budget and what you are using the computer for
I really do not wanna spend more than a grand... $500 is my realistic budget but I understand to get the better things, you gotta fork out a bit more.

I love tycoon games. I would like to play games without lag. For shooter games and what not, I more so use the xbox. If possible at all, to include photoshop. I go back to that every once and a while, but overall tycoon games.

USA btw
 
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If your confused on my question... where should i start to look to learn.
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Where to learn... depends incredibly on your learning style, almost as much as what you want to do with the computer you're getting.

I think you should answer those first: do you want a computer with which to be creative? to explore the internet and research topics of interest? to challenge yourself with creation of computer models?

How do you like to learn? are you comfortable taking a class in basic computer skills at your local community college? That's a great way to get started...and be introduced to like-minded, curious people getting started in a new hobby.

Another way to learn is to lurk in online forums and ask occasional questions, as you've started here. But that one really only works for a complete novice if you come here with a lot of common sense. Or so I've learned.
 
I really do not wanna spend more than a grand... $500 is my realistic budget but I understand to get the better things, you gotta fork out a bit more.

I love tycoon games. I would like to play games without lag. For shooter games and what not, I more so use the xbox. If possible at all, to include photoshop. I go back to that every once and a while, but overall tycoon games.

USA btw
What is your country? Prices vary wildly on various parts even between the US and Canada so we need to know.
 
I wont include a copy of Windows in any build but you can either run it license free with a watermark or buy a cheap OEM one like this article discusses
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

Here is a 600 USD build. Very good PC with a GPU that will last for 1080P 100+ FPS gaming
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rH4tk6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $598.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-09 15:53 EDT-0400

Heres one closer to your 500 dollar budget. The GPU is good for 1080P 60 FPS gaming

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3kwtk6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $518.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-09 15:56 EDT-0400
 
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Where to learn... depends incredibly on your learning style, almost as much as what you want to do with the computer you're getting.

I think you should answer those first: do you want a computer with which to be creative? to explore the internet and research topics of interest? to challenge yourself with creation of computer models?

How do you like to learn? are you comfortable taking a class in basic computer skills at your local community college? That's a great way to get started...and be introduced to like-minded, curious people getting started in a new hobby.

Another way to learn is to lurk in online forums and ask occasional questions, as you've started here. But that one really only works for a complete novice if you come here with a lot of common sense. Or so I've learned.
I absolutely love your reply. I am a fast learner, better on hands but my budget can't afford on hands learning. Tech college included. I have debated on attending classes, but I like to think of myself pretty good at self teaching and common sense. Doesn't mean I have it... I suppose, but snooping on previous beginner forum posts is where I decided tofully start. If you're around a language long enough, you'll eventually learn to speak it and adapt.

Gaming is what I am interested in. I am artistic and occasionally have a tablet to draw on, but I wouldn't really need a desktop for that. Tycoon games mainly.



Well... and to be completely honest... I would eventually like to help others learn the ropes too.
 
I wont include a copy of Windows in any build but you can either run it license free with a watermark or buy a cheap OEM one like this article discusses
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

Here is a 600 USD build. Very good PC with a GPU that will last for 1080P 100+ FPS gaming
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rH4tk6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $598.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-09 15:53 EDT-0400

Heres one closer to your 500 dollar budget. The GPU is good for 1080P 60 FPS gaming

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3kwtk6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $518.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-09 15:56 EDT-0400
 
Mar 9, 2020
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I wont include a copy of Windows in any build but you can either run it license free with a watermark or buy a cheap OEM one like this article discusses
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

Here is a 600 USD build. Very good PC with a GPU that will last for 1080P 100+ FPS gaming
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rH4tk6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $598.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-09 15:53 EDT-0400

Heres one closer to your 500 dollar budget. The GPU is good for 1080P 60 FPS gaming

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3kwtk6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $518.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-09 15:56 EDT-0400
Oh thank you very much. I shouldn't second guess myself so much. I was on the right track.

Ryzen 5... it is possible to get a Motherboard with expansions and eventually buy another Ryzen 5.... right? Or would that not be recommended... I think Im saying this right...
 
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Oh thank you very much. I shouldn't second guess myself so much. I was on the right track.

Ryzen 5... it is possible to get a Motherboard with expansions and eventually buy another Ryzen 5.... right? Or would that not be recommended...
You can pick jsut about and B450 motherboard you want, I just picked a cheap one.. If you want more PCIe slots you'll have to go with a standard ATX sizes one, and then also change the case.

As far as upgrading the CPU, if you stay ion the Ryzen 2000 series you can just swap them if you want to go to the Ryzen 3000 series you'll probably have to update the BIOS.


here are a couple other mobos
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XJbCmG/msi-b450-a-pro-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-a-pro-max

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PCKcCJ/asrock-b450-pro4-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-pro4
 
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You can pick jsut about and B450 motherboard you want, I just picked a cheap one.. If you want more PCIe slots you'll have to go with a standard ATX sizes one, and then also change the case.

As far as upgrading the CPU, if you stay ion the Ryzen 2000 series you can just swap them if you want to go to the Ryzen 3000 series you'll probably have to update the BIOS.


here are a couple other mobos
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XJbCmG/msi-b450-a-pro-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-a-pro-max

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PCKcCJ/asrock-b450-pro4-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-pro4
Good to know. ♡
I wanna keep the future in mind. Not screw myself in the long run. May I contact you if I have further questions on this build, ect?
 

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