CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz
Motherboard: ASUS - B460 Prime
RAM: Crucial Ballisitic Gaming 32GB (2x 16GB)
Case: Lian Li - Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower
PSU: When I tried some of the cheaper PSUs available here, on pcpartpicker I got this message:
"Motherboard has an additional 4-pin ATX power connector but the [Power I tried] does not. This connector is used to supply additional 12V current to the motherboard. While the system will likely still run without it, higher current demands such as extreme overclocking or large video card current draws may require it."
Think I'd be ok with a cheaper one or should I got with one of the more expensive ones where that won't ever be an issue?
M.2 SSD: Intel - 660p 512GB
Hard Drive: Seagate - BarraCuda 4TB
I know I want an M.2 SSD for the OS and programs and then more for storage but I'm not sure of the ideal split.
Video Card: With things the way they are and not a single card being available at the time of writing, I'm going to use my Radeon R7 250X until I can find something else.
Heatsink: Cooler Master - Hyper 212
Between the fans in the case and the cpu fan do you think I'd need any more fans?
I don't do much gaming these days but those I do play seem to run fine with the R7 250X. In the future I'd like to upgrade it to something that would work well with Blender.
At the moment I primarily work in Photoshop which I read the single highest core of the CPU matters most. Also a lot of RAM. I currently just about use all of my 16GB when I work. So how does this build look based on those that?
I'll probably have whatever I decide on built here in the next few days. (I built my current PC a decade ago and while it's run well until now, I remember that being a nerve wracking experience I'm not sure I want to repeat.)
Thank you for you help.
Looks sweet to me.
I'd recommend a larger NVMe drive if possible. I like to go with 1TB NVMe and then 2TB HDD if you need the additional. More prefer a 1TB SSD to the HDD. Really depends on how much you need to save.
While the GPU might not be the most important thing for this type of work, many digital art programs can take advantage of GPU processing. So it can definitely benefit you to have a better GPU.
The CPU you've chosen should not require an additional 4-pin ATX connector. So, any ATX power supply that has at least 550W should be fine for this build.
Good build tho!
At the moment my local MC doesn't have that size M.2 NVMe, but I'll keep my eye on if they restock before I pull the trigger on this.
Yeah, better to get a better CPU sooner rather than later. Also kind of worried about my old one flat out dying on me. Everything in my current build is starting to show its age, though at five years old, that's one of the newer parts...
And good to know.
Which Micro Center store are you nearest to?
Just to be sure about something. I know you have same day build/pick up but I don't HAVE to pick it up that day do I? I won't lose parts? If everything lines up perfectly I'd like to make sure I go for it, but I don't think I'll be able to get to the store until late next week.
Also if something says "UNAVAILABLE ONLINE" such as a video card, does that mean I can't include it in a build?
Reservations are held for 3 days.
If the item is listed as "LIMITED AVAILABILITY" or "LOCATE IN STORE", you will have to visit the store for stock levels as quantities carried are extremely limited. In most cases, these are highly sought after items such as video cards and processors. these items can only be purchased in-store and are unavailable to be reserved ahead of time.
We recommend stopping by your local Micro Center for the most real time information on these limited items.
OK, I just to be 100% sure about this. Say I selected a video card for a build I'm having you guys put together and it says "UNAVAILABLE ONLINE" for that part. Will it be included in the build or would I still have to locate it separately at the store?
Video cards are very hard to find at this time, they aren't able to be reserved, they would need to be in stock at the store to be able to get one.
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