Dream PC Build/Setup by Sanjay K
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You have from today, February 9th, through February 28th, to head over to our PC Builder tool, load it up with anything and everything you want, then share the link in the comments below@
We’ll be randomly selecting one winner to receive a $500 Micro Center gift card.
Winners will be contacted shortly after the contest ends.
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See attached contest terms and conditions.
Contest submission window: 2/9/23 – 2/28/23
1st place winner will receive a $500 Micro Center gift card.
My dream would be to take this build and design a custom watercooling loop for it and take advantage of the beautiful viewing angles of the HYTE Y60!
I went with a lot of Asus parts because I love them. I think all their products are super stream lined, I love the looks, and the way they run. I chose intel because I’m a huge fan. I would maybe choose an NZXT or EVGA AIO but the Cool Master one has great reviews so I wouldn’t mind giving it a try. Water cooled all the way! Of course I’d need a 3070ti GPU to have great power for 1440p gaming which is what I want to do. A 3070 would be great too. Nvidia of course! I chose white RGB RAM because I like how it looks with the all black TUF gaming MOBO. I went with Logitech peripherals because I like the way they look.
Awesome and fun contest making it interactive and churning the dream wheels a tad! Good luck to everyone entering!
I have always wanted an all white build, I think it really makes the RGB pop!
Nice family room setup for Movies and shows (and dad gaming once kids fall asleep).
Currently I have a i3 10100 and Rx 6500xt so If I ever buy that dream pc of mine that would be a huge upgrade!
If I win I would probably buy a GPU and new power supply, thinking 3050, 3060, or 3070, with a 650 or 700 watt PSU. I think my CPU could handle a little more power :)
Oh and maybe some cable extensions too!!
I went with a full white color scheme with rgb lighting, a custom loop for the CPU and a Gigabyte RTX 4080 Aero that is air cooled because the cooler looks sick
Dream streaming PC 13900k,64gb of ram,Lian Li 011 xl to fit all the awesome,3060 and Intel Arc a770.
Cant seem to post a link so here's the end of it.
Looking at pulling the trigger on something like this soon!
Cant post links yet...
This AMD PC is meant to be stealthy, quiet, and not break the bank by utilizing the power and price of last gen hardware. Specifically, the R7 5800x3D with its stacked L3 cache paired with the RX 6800XT and ASUS Tuf x570. This would enable the Smart Access Memory between the AMD CPU and GPU in addition to utilizing AMD's FSR and RSR - 1440p gaming with a breeze.
Leaving 2 RAM slots open for additional upgrades down the line if necessary, the 32GB of 3600MHz CL 16 G.Skill RAM will be plenty for most games and workloads while fitting with the Noctua NH-D15, which with Arctic Silver Thermal Paste can easily tame the 5800x3D, both being black and stealthy.
The Inland drives cannot be beat with their price to performance and using 1 PCie Gen.4 drive will take advantage of future direct storage technology while having more Gen.3 storage for miscellaneous work and games.
This would all be powered by the new 850w RMx SHIFT PSU from Corsair which will handle any potential power spikes and leave wattage to upgrade down the line as well and as a plus, help make cable management neat inside the Black Lancool 216. The side facing cables can make room to leave the Hard Drive cage preinstalled inside and give options to mount more 2.5" SSDs or 3.5" HDDs for more storage in the future.
Throwing in a 5 pack of Artic 120mm PWM fans which are cheap, quiet, and perform well, the case will be silent and a stealthy build, with 2x120mm fans below the GPU drawing in air from the mesh side, the 2 pre-installed 160mm fans drawing in air in the front, this case will be cool, 2x120mm exhaust on top ,and 1 pre-installed 140mm at the rear (no pun intended). The extra 120mm fan can even be utilized with the rear fan mount unique to the Lancool 216 which can be put as intake or exhaust.
So my build is rather vague but also incomplete at this time. GPU options for me were like maybe 3-5 and quite old. No current or recent cards were listed. I'd like to try a Lian Li case for once. I also stuck with AM4 in the form of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D as I know it competes even against the latest AMD offerings. Plus I don't have to dive into DDR5 just now. This would be a nice start to a new rig and workflow/productivity would be fast and easy. Let me know your thoughts. Suggestion(s)?
PS: 1000W PSU for GPU and or additional components down the road kind of idea.
I built this beast of a PC to be the ultimate Asus ROG build. No expense was spared to make sure that it will get the best performance possible on all the most demanding games in 4K with ray tracing, all while looking sexy as hell.
This is my dream build at the moment. I love the NZXT case, and I think the 4070ti is awesome! The 5800x3d is an awesome processor that would do well the games I currerntly play. I love playing Tarkov, so the 5800x3d would do really well along with the 32gbs of ram! I had to go with the Samsung 980 pro m.2! The Asus motherboard is also awesome. I would love to have a PC like this!
The build I made is essentially a souped up & bigger (in terms of size) reimagining of my current build if I were to start from scratch and only chose to use parts that are currently available (at the time of this post) from my local Microcenter store (Tustin, CA).
I chose the AM4 platform since it's pretty much EOL, so I won't be worried (or tempted) to continue upgrading the CPU for a long while. Since the primary use-case is for gaming, my CPU choice would definitely be the Ryzen 5800X3D. I'm particularly interested to see how it would affect the 1% lows. It'd definitely be a worthy upgrade from my current hand-me-down 3700X. The Asus X570-I is pretty much a stand-in for my B550-I and was chosen since it's the only one out of the two that is available in-store. The extra IO ports are a nice bonus.
I've been a fan of Fractal's cases ever since my brother showed me his Fractal Torrent. I chose the Torrent Compact since the Nano wasn't available. It'd be the perfect balance of being able to hold some of the thicker GPUS that the Nano can't fit while having a smaller footprint than the original Torrent. I chose the Asus Thor 850 just match it up with the other components/peripherals in the list and because it looks like it'd be easier to cable manage than the Corsair RM850x's stock cables. I've heard that the Torrent Compact's back panel space is even smaller than the Nano, so I'd imagine that the thinner cables would really help for cable management. I know the RGB and display wouldn't be visible in this case, but as long it performs well it wouldn't really bother me. I chose the AMD Radeon 6950XT since I wanted to try out an all-AMD build and its current pricing ($699.99) looks pretty tempting for a GPU of its class. It's currently at a price that I might realistically consider, haha!
Since the X570-I can handle two Gen4 NVME drives, I figured to throw in two Samsung 980s for the heck of it. I know there have been recent issues concerning the health of the 980s, but my brother recently bought a 1TB 980 from the Tustin location a few months ago and I confirmed that it already was running on the latest firmware (i.e. Not on the older dangerous firmware update which is ver. 3B2QGXA7), so I trust our location's inventory. Since RGB isn't a big concern on this build, I went for the good ol' 32GB GSkill Ripjaws V running at 3600 MHz. As for the cooler, since the Noctua NH-U12a isn't available, the next best thing would be a NH-U12s with an extra NH-F12 fan. Similarly, since Fractal fans aren't available I decided to add in three Noctua NF-A12x25 fans to help out with the cooling and to populate the rest of the case. Since these aren't the chromax colors, this kind of build might be off putting to those who dislike the classic Noctua colors.
All in all, this was another fun activity. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to everyone entering!
I wanted to put together a powerful build that can handle any game:
i hope its not cheating but since i just put my build together in january, this dream build does reuse a fair bit of what i already have!
however, im doing a MAJOR gpu upgrade (1060 to 3060), adding some RGB strimers, doing a PSU upgrade to support all the new power, and really filling out some QoL parts of the build, like a new high-quality headset and a PCIe capture card so i can more easily stream switch games with my friends on discord. also, the lian li PCIe riser cable wasn't coming up in the builder but i would also grab one of those so that i could vertical mount my gpu like i've wanted for so long to show off the white faceplate to match the rest of my white build!
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i just want to play warzone smoothly
This would be my dream 1440p gaming/streaming setup.
Corsair 240mm AIO, DDR5 6200 ram, QL fans, mouse & keyboard for easy RGB control via iCue.
Intel 13700K along with a Asus Strix Z790 and RTX 3070Ti for crispy smooth 1440p gameplay.
32 gigs of ram and 4TB of PCIE gen 4 storage for maximum speed and game compatibility.
All tucked into a Corsair 4000D Airflow along with a 850W Corsair PSU.
And lastly a LG 1440p 144Hz monitor to witness all the pixel goodness.
Here's my Ultimate PC Build for $22K (assuming I win the Lottery, LOL!!!)
Good luck to everyone participating!
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