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    I missed out on the Xbox Pre-Order...

    So...Im going with the idea of a gaming PC build instead. Would some of you fine chums be so kind and to have a look over this please?

    My budget is $1000 - 1300. Somehow the build got to $1800.
    I have watched quite a few build videos on youtube. But its still making my head hurt.

    I did this on memory express as thats where I will be ordering from.
    I want some future proofing. I want 32G Memory, Ryzen 3600 and a B550 Motherboard. Other than than I do not have a clue on brands of motherboard, graphics card. I have looked online for the this kinda build. But Im still bamboozled. Am I doing it wrong?
    Do I add fans..? what kind etc.
    What graphics card would you guys recommend in conjunction with a motherboard? Can you recommend something better, cheaper etc
    I do want to overclock, so Im not sure if the stock cooler is good enough. I don't know what cooler I would use otherwise. Please recommend.
    In terms of a case. I just want front access to USB's etc.
    In terms of HDD. I am new to solid state and I do know they have a writing shelf life. So I assume one gets that for the OS and then a standard HD for storage. How big do I go for a HD? 2TB? How big is shit these days?


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    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600 Processor, 3.6GHz w/ 35MB Cache
    $279.99

    MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, CrossFire
    $214.99


    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit (2x 16GB), Black
    $164.99

    LG 8x SuperMulti DVD±RW Internal Drive
    $34.99

    EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER SC ULTRA GAMING 6GB PCI-E w/ DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
    $349.99


    Microsoft Memory Express Windows 10 Home x64 DPK (64-bit) (For Memory Express System Builds Only)
    $144.99

    Corsair TX Series TX550M Semi-Modular 80+ Gold Power Supply, 550W
    $129.99

    Memory Express Assemble Hardware
    $50.00

    Corsair MP600 PCIe v4.0 x4 NVMe M.2 SSD, 500GB
    $139.99

    Seagate 2TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache
    $69.99

    Thermaltake V100 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case w/ 500W Power Supply, Black
    $94.99

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 34 CO CPU Cooler
    $54.99

    Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 2.1 Channel Speaker System
    $89.99

    $1,819.88

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    You don't need a sound card so that saves you $80. I'd get a larger power supply to futureproof for a better video card. You don't need a DVD drive unless you're planning to watch DVD's lol. (who burns or uses media nowadays - if you get physical games you'd need a blu ray drive anyways I think) but you'd be using steam/epic anyways for downloading. There's some cheaper ram for the same 3200 speed on the website too

    I'd try and get an AIO water cooler too. Keep the sound down and temps marginally lower


    edit: oops, my build has 16gb of ram. So add another $80 there

    That's what I'm working towards but getting a NZXT H1 case which adds $499

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    Wait a month if you can, Ryzen 5000 (Zen3) is getting announced early October with very significant gains over the outgoing series. Ryzen CPUs come with coolers so you can save money there if you aren't overclocking.

    I'd skip the optical drive unless you absolutely need it. There is no reason to have one these days unless you do something specific that requires it.

    You can buy a legit surplus windows key on eBay for like $10, up to you though if you want to go that route but it would save you some money.

    I would suggest not cheaping out on the PSU and get something like an EVGA G3. Only $20 more too. I'd bump it up to 650W if you can unless you know you won't be doing any upgrades.

    Ryzen CPUs love fast RAM, I can't see the exact specs of the RAM you have but look for CAS 14 timings and minimum 3200Mhz (which you have).

    2TB for $69.99 is pretty bad pricing, you should be paying around $20-25/TB for whatever storage drive you buy. Look for a better deal or shuck one from an external drive.

    Your case says it comes with a PSU...if it is $95 for a PSU and case, you don't want to use that PSU.

    Get this board instead for $10 more: https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX77776

    Video card looks fine if that is your budget.

    Lastly, run everything through pcpartpicker.com because Memory Express' prices are generally terrible, get them to price match if possible.

    That's what I would do anyway.

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    You don't need the CPU cooler and you can learn to assemble it yourself. I hear that there are legitimate copies of windows on ebay from the people here. I wouldn't know.
    Get a wifi mobo and a 1TB NVMe. Budget $300 for LEDs.

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    Grab yourself a 1TB Corsair MX500 SSD from Amazon for $150 instead unless you feel like you need 2TB of space.

    For OS, I have the Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2.

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    +1 on not needing DVD drive and soundcard and a bigger PSU.

    btw looks like the case you selected comes with a 500W PSU, maybe select the plain one for 50$.

    also you might need to buy additional fans.


    if you have a Windows 7 Pro license around, hell I can give you one, you can install it with a downloaded Win 10 Pro ISO from Microsoft lol.


    im running WD SN750 SSD on mine, didnt feel the need to go PCie 4x SSDs at this point.
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    That's not a sound card, it's a speaker system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    That's not a sound card, it's a speaker system.
    you're right, as soon as we saw "Creative Labs Sound Blaster" we jumped to conclusion that it was a soundcard, not speakers haha

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    Those B550 mobos are overpriced imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taemo View Post
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    you're right, as soon as we saw "Creative Labs Sound Blaster" we jumped to conclusion that it was a soundcard, not speakers haha
    Totally, that name definitely rang a few bells from builds past haha.

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    Those B550 mobos are overpriced imo.
    Yup. $10 more gets you the one I linked above and happens to be one of the best X570 boards anyway for the price range. Easy decision IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    Yup. $10 more gets you the one I linked above and happens to be one of the best X570 boards anyway for the price range. Easy decision IMO.
    ATX - ewww.

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    I have a logitech 5.1 speaker system here that I am not using. I bought it from a Beyonder a couple years back. Save you some money if you want it. yours for the extremely high price of free.
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    Hijack.. why does the 9600k perform better than the 3600x? I though Ryzen was supposed to be better? Can get the i5 right now for $270.
    https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX73774.


    You'll probably be fine with 16 gb of ram, upgrade later if you need to. Plus the other things, more psu (i'd go modular), larger ssd, no hdd or optical. Put it together yourself.
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    I went through the same this spring. Budget was $1200 and spent like $2600.

    Save yourself the $50 and assemble on your own. They will mount the CPU and Ram for free. Everything else is super easy.

    Keep the cooler. I found the stock fan was fucking loud and kept ramping up and down. I ended up with a NH-D15 Chromax black and it is dead silent.

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    I have a dedicated soundcard and recommend it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01RedDX View Post
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    There's a similar spec'd MSI Trident at Visions for $1349, just need to upgrade the RAM to 16gb, you can also haggle with them.

    https://www.visions.ca/product-detai...&sku=9SH-458CA
    The issue with prebuilts is they typically have garbage for a PSU and Mobo.

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    +1 for waiting for Ryzen 4000 series since they're rumored to release within the next month. There's also new video cards from AMD in that same timeline as well, and while we haven't heard anything from Nvidia, there's a chance the 3060 might drop relatively soon too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyra1ax View Post
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    +1 for waiting for Ryzen 4000 series since they're rumored to release within the next month. There's also new video cards from AMD in that same timeline as well, and while we haven't heard anything from Nvidia, there's a chance the 3060 might drop relatively soon too.
    Rumor they may call it 5000 is not to confuse with 4000 series on the laptop. Right now 4000 on laptop = 3000 on desktop.

    End of the day, RDNA2 and Ryzen announcement is weeks away. That may disrupt pricing on a lot of the older gen stuff.

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