This is a nice budget build I plan on putting together. I don't have too much to spend but I hope to get the most performance out of my budget. I'd use it for some light gaming and some schoolwork and i'm hoping to get into game development and try to learn some coding. I have done a lot of research for these parts and have learned a lot about pcs in the process. I also hope to use my gained knowledge and maybe start flipping pcs soon!
I started with a 5600, I know this is one of the best price to performance cpus out there right now, being on the am4 platform I could still upgrade it down the line. It also comes with a cooler so I can save money on that.
I chose a solid MSI B550 that has some good features for the price it has an included m.2 heatsink and its an ATX motherboard so it will fill my whole case. I chose the T-Force Vulcan ram because it's a great price for 16gb and it runs at 3200mhz. I saw that the inland QN322 was only $44 for 1tb so I knew I had to get that at it's great price.
I chose the CX650M because it was at a great price for a 650w psu and it was plenty for my build. Corsair makes great power supplies so i'm sure it'll work great. I chose a Lian Li Lancool case because I heard they have great air flow. I do plan on swapping the included rgb fans with some Arctic p12s because I love the look of the fans and i'm going for a clean no rgb build.
And finally I picked the RX 6600 which I have hear is a great budget AMD gpu, it will handle most everything I throw at it. Thanks for looking at my build, I wish goodluck to everyone participating! Have a great day :)
I've never had a gaming PC. I'd like to experience PCVR and create simple projects in Unity. I wouldn't need the latest and greatest PC. I'd be happy to jump in with my decent, budget friendly gaming build here. -
I have always wanted an almost all white pc, think just looks so cool and clean. My "gaming" pc got some really old parts, pretty much just need to build a whole new pc cause mine can barley even rune Runescape 3 for anyone who knows the game haha. Good luck and cant wait to check out some of yalls builds.
this is upgrading from my current 5600X+3070 set. I have the mobo and psu and ssd by my hand. All I want are a AM4 gaming CPU, which 5800X3D is perfect in my case. I always want a Lian Li O11D case and Lian Li case fans. So, I choose O11D Mini to make a tiny but mighty gaming pc.
This is actually what I would build for my 16 year old brother. Its a build similar to mine, powerful without spending too much. He currently games on a old ibuypower rig with an i3 and a 1650 I did recently build myself a pc, but id like to gift him this eventually. He practically lives Infront of his pc. I was going to gift him some parts for his birthday in April but a whole pc would be a helva surprise
So, this would be the "best of the last Gen AMD stuff" build. I'd go 7700x (or ideally 7800x3D in 2 weeks) but i hate all of the writing on ASUS motherboards and Microcenter doesn't really carry any Gigabyte AM5 -E boards ... and i'm petty enough to let that bother me so i'm sticking to AM4 for this build. Silver lining is that i could (probably) water cool this one. I'm a little skeptical the part picker is correct about the Bitspower 6900xt waterblock fitting the reference AMD 6950xt, but hey, I could be wrong.
I also get a kick out of simple black / white builds, hence the cooler master case and the white rad and fittings. These cooler master cases are also fun to paint if you want to DIY it.
This was my first time using the Micro Center Parts picker and it really makes you realize that they really are one of the best places to get all of your computer parts ..... and one of the most expensive for your water cooling needs (lol).
Hope you all like my build! I'll share a picture of my current one as a reference for what my "new" one would look like (just a bit more modern with a less DIY case and non-bay reservoir)
This would be my first PC ever!!!
I work from home, am a content creator and this upgrade will help future proof me for many years to come. Winning this gift card would help in a huge way. Good luck to everyone!
Came up with this more mid - high end system for my friend who doesn't have a pc to show him the ways of the PC Master Race.
My dream build would be a true upgrade to my current build. My current build are actually recent, utilizing the $600 CPU/MB/RAM combo from Micro Center for the Ryzen 9 7900X, and it is very decent. It handles gaming and production both very well. The reason I have a dream build here is that my partner needs a build too. I was thinking about replicating what I have for her, but if I could get for myself my dream build, that would be great for my productivity, and allow her to have the build I just did for myself!
I chose air cooling for CPU because it is very capable, especially in this Fractal case.
I figure if I am building a dream rig, this would be pretty ideal. The end use would be for a sim station with 2D movement.
This is more or less what I'm in the process of upgrading everything to in my system. Go team red!
Why these parts? You did say dream PC right 😀 (4090 was sold out).
For a more sensible build I would choose 7900x bundle deal from MC and 3080.
these builds are always so clean
This is more expensive than I would really build, but would be fun to have:
This is something I would look into if money was not a constraint. I have been wanting to build a white PC for a while - as well as a top of the line beast. I am currently getting my own build together - waiting for the 7900x3d in a week! All I need is the CPU, MOBO and case - which I will be hopefully picking up at Microcenter next week. This build would hopefully last a long while as well as allow for a 4k upgraded monitor later on and give PLENTY of juice for VR and future games.
With some limits on budget I had to make alterations to my own build, so I got a 6950x GPU on its way instead of a 4090 or a 7900 xtx. I am hoping the 7900x3d and the AM5 slot lasts a while longer than Intels sockets since this is the first time switching to AMD over Intel!
I'm relatively new to PC building, but this is a basic nice black and RGB gaming setup.
Dream PC... though I'll never practically be able to afford it, ha! Would be perfect for pursuing my hobbies in Unreal Engine 5 game/asset development, exploring Unreal's ray tracing capabilities (something my 1060 cannot do), rendering resource expensive scenes quickly, astrophotography photo editing with precise colors and contrast on the OLED monitor, and of course exploring 4k gaming for the first time! Plus I had to go all out on trying to make it pretty with super useful RGB lighting - Tried to limit the brands used so I only need 1 or 2 software packages to control everything. This build should last me a LONG time before I need a replacement - hence the air coolers. ***Looking at the price*** Eh , Dreams are dreams, right?
Probably going to wait another 6 months to see what happens with the lower end, newer generation PC hardware (ddr5 prices, GPUs, etc) before pulling the plug on an upgrade. If only my almost 7 year old computer could chug some Red Bull...
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So much hype for all these sweet builds! Best of luck!
It'll never happen, but I wanted a totally air-cooled basic PC with the ability to play something story-focused with ray tracing.
It's easy to have a high budget and always get the top end, I'm personally of the Buy Once Cry Once mentality in most things. 😅 However, that's easy for a PC build so I wanted to try something that was a powerhouse but not insanely excessive. It's a sign of the times that this build is still not cheap by any means. But I think anyone who did build this setup would get great performance for quite a long time in any expected gaming and computing tasks.
This list includes peripherals and a monitor so it's a complete setup (minus a router and ethernet cable)
My build is for a PC for my gf, we love gaming together but her system is badly out of date and she really struggles with keeping it running, so I want to build her a new one! I already have many of the components I selected, and I choose the rest with reliability for years to come in mind. Air cooled, with a latest gen Nvidia gpu, and a case from NZXT with integrated lighting to make it both beautiful and bulletproof, and able to handle all the latest games without a hiccup. We’re almost there Microcenter, fingers crossed you can make it happen!
I like this idea.😁
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