I could only dream about having a rig like this...definitely a bit overkill but quality components and looks good too
I scrapped your build all together. It was good just not good enough for me. So here is what I came up with...
This machine is built for video editing horsepower! This build isn't a dream machine its becoming a reality. Unfortunatly the builder does not let me add a second motherboard, because this machine will have 2 computers in the case. Stay tuned as this build goes on.
A build I would use based on my current setup to try and stream playing on ps4 and switch.
Solid mid-tier starter build under $2k with great graphics performance and plenty of room for expansion. The TUF X570 has PCIe Gen4 capability, maxing out GPU performance (and, when gen4 NVME prices come down, it's ready). The build is paired with the AMD 5800x and TUF 6800 XT, one of the best value-to-performance combos. The 5800x is an excellent gaming CPU and more affordable than it's big brother CPUs from the Ryzen 9-series. The TUF X570 provides excellent VRAM cooling to ensure CPU overclocking is not limited by cooling capability. The 6800 XT can deliver excellent frame rates at 2k resolution (my favorite gaming resolution), and with the 5800x, has a performance boost from AMD's Smart Access Memory technology. With a 144hz, 1ms G5 monitor, the experience will be top notch.
As far as cooling, I chose the Galahad because it's a crowd pleaser and has been said to deliver good performance. That said, if I took "crowd pleaser" out of this equation, I may have gone with the Ryujin cooler because it has noctua fans and delivers top-tier (top 3) performance, according to Gamers Nexus. The downside is it lacks RGB fans and is one of the most expensive coolers on the market.
I chose the Samsung 970 EVO Plus nvme and 870 Evo 2.5" ssd because they are the best price to performance, once again. I stayed away from the Gen 4 NVME because it's too expensive and the comparative performance is not worth the premium for gaming and most home-use purposes. That said, when prices come down, the motherboard is ready for Gen4 NVME. As for the 870, another solid product that uses MLC, which is great for longevity.
As for power supply, Seasonic is the most underrated brand but, in my opinion, sets the gold standard with quality and warranty. The PSU is important, so I chose the Seasonic 850 gold for efficient performance for years to come.
The case I choose is the Lian Li Lancool II Mesh RGB. It is a full-tower (so make room), and has an excellent price point for top-tier cooling capability. This case is a great balance between price, aesthetic, performance, and ease-of-use/cable management. There is plenty of room for expansion and you won't have to bend over backwards to make changes to your system and keep cables under control. Most importantly, airflow is amazing--there will be no shortage of sweet, sweet, ambient air to keep your rig happy and cool. The bottom of the case has a mesh panel that allows bottom case fans to feed cool air to your GPU and M.2. One of my favorite things about this case is the tray in the "basement" where the power supply is, which is easily accesible behind a magnetic mesh panel. This tray can be used for additional expasion, such as SSD/HDD, and can also be used as storage for cables, tools, and other fun stuff. Finally, for those that like RGB, it comes with beautiful RGB case fans and has room for 5 additional case fans for airflow/RGB afficionados.
The monitor, the Samsung G5, is pricey but amazing. If there's one thing that's worth splurging on, it's the main interface between the user and the digital world. The main point of a good build is to provide the right user experience, which starts with the display. At 144hz and 1ms response times, it's hard to ever go back to anything less. Personally, I'd go with the G7 for the color/contrast boost, but it's A LOT more expensive.
There you have it!
I decided to try and go for the most bang for the buck PC, to get great 1080p experience, and a playable 1440p experience in singleplayer games!
CPU: A generation behind but still holds up in modern games. One of the best price to performance CPUs out there!
Cooler: Stock cooler in order to keep costs down. It still works great though!
Motherboard: Great quality Mobo that doesn't cost nearly as much as some of the more commonly used ones.
RAM: Great priced quality RAM that will accompany the CPU well.
Case: Used the same one that you guys used, minus the RGB. Nothing else in this build had RGB and we're looking at performance and cost over anything else as well.
PSU: Although I've never heard of this personally, I used Microcenter reviews and the part picker built in Power Usage Estimate to get a PSU that would work great with this build without costing too much.
GPU: Not exactly the GPU i would of liked to get, as the 3060 ti is the most bang for the buck GPU out there, but the 3060 is still great! The performance of a 1080 ti for the price (one day) of $330 is very hard to beat!
SSD: Microcenter's in house brand for storage is what I consider the most bang for the buck. Very well performing hardware at lesser prices is always a great sight to see.
HDD: A very common HDD used in builds, and for good reason! 2 TBs in a great build quality HDD at this price point is insane!
Operating System: Well we wouldn't be able to play without one of these, right?
Overall this build should be just over $1100 for a masterful gaming experience. Hopefully that was enough to convince you on why I think this pc is better! I hope whoever wins this contest will use that gift card well and maybe even get themselves and new GPU! Good luck!
I was lucky to build my gaming PC last year when PC parts were available. With a help from Microcenter sales representative with some aspects, I was able to build the PC within 2 fun days. I love my first PC build, and few years from now looking forward building my next rig. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=fe5e08b0-5bd5-4e04-9bd9-d899b3102b8f
Here are pictures of my build.
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The goal of this PC was to make it stay relevant for as long as possible with easy upgrades. I started with the Gigabyte B550i motherboard since it's a great ITX board with WiFi 6. While there are cheaper options available, I felt that the average customer would benefit down the line when WF6 becomes more mainstream. The rest of the features really don't matter compared to cheaper boards like the B550i ASrock board but I figure this provides good peace of mind.
The Ryzen 5600x is a no brainer especially w/ the combo and current discount. The 1660 Super cards are a great bang for buck while we wait for prices to stabilize and can support 3440x1440 at 60hz until then. While I would personally prefer 32gb of RAM, I don't think it's necessary for this build so stuck with 16gb at 3600/CL16. I would have preferred the SF750 power supply from Corsair but it wasn't available in the builder. The NR200P is a fantastic case that gives the user options down the line. The current configuration would not use the TG panel since I chose a 240mm AIO (which is overkill but it means you can upgrade the CPU to basically anything and it'll cool it just fine). For the NVME, picked the cheapest 1TB Inland because they're great deals.
I do think Microcenter should look into carrying the EKWB AIOs, they're great quality and very budget friendly.
The build I created in the custom pc builder is overall a great bang for buck build that will run games perfectly thanks to the rtx 3080 and i9 10850k. I chose the 3080 over the 1650 in the original build since it's far more powerful and will be able to run all of the games that I own whereas the 1650 would get the job done, but it would not run games like RDR2 well. I also swapped the Lian Li 205 for a corsair 4000D as I overall just like the look better and at the same price as the 205, it's still a pretty good deal. I changed the evga 500 watt psu for a corsair RM850 which is definitely more suitable for the rtx 3080 and i9 10850k and should run quite smoothly with those components. As for the ram I chose a 32gb kit of corsair vengeance rgb pro ram because it has good performance and also looks very cool. For sata ssd I decided to go with the crucial mx500 over the samsung evo as it overall has better value and you aren't losing much if anything for saving an extra 17$. I also added an inland premium as my m.2 ssd since it's got great bang for buck and in gaming the ssd speeds don't really scale that well. I decided on the i9 10850k over the ryzen cpus mainly because of the value at the moment and it being 220 dollars less than the 5900x and 120 less than the 5800x, I find the pricing to be very good. The main downsides to the 10850k are the power consumption and the loss of 2 cores comparing to the 5900x but the gaming performance is still very solid and definitelly makes it hold better value than the 5800x or 5900x that it would likely be compared to and is roughly on par with the 10900k. I chose the SP120 rgb fans for case fans as they look really nice in a system, and also have solid cooling as well. I think that this build is better than the original build because it would suit a lot more people for their needs since it can run any game with ease and you are getting a pretty solid pc for the money. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a30b9716-d975-45b4-bd22-79ee12c51226
https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f5037526-41bf-4728-b45e-2674864b0dbc I think that this is a great price to performance PC. I had to downgrade the SSD a little bit but since you likely wont be playing triple A games with this it should be fine. I used a 1650 super because it can handle popular gmaes such as Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, GTA V, CSGO, Valorant and even Call of Duty very well. This is a great PC for starters and has integrated graphics to use while you try to get your hands on that graphics card. enjoy!
Due to the high price of GPUs I decided to skip getting one altogether for now and instead put the savings into the other components. I'm cool running things at lower settings with the iGPU for now, and once discreet GPU prices get more reasonable I can slap one in and get a substantial improvement.
I configured a "somewhat sensible" gaming PC build. Didn't go crazy with the most expensive item in every category, even though there wasn't a budget provided in the rules.
I think this is a good standard gaming build that would allow someone to play the latest games on high settings at a decent resolution.
Also, this build can easily be scaled down based on an individual's budget if need be. One example would be to go with a cheaper graphics card and along with that a lower wattage power supply. There are definitely other areas where someone can scale down as well.
I call this the biggest numbers build! I would rather have a newer GPU and a newer CPU, but from what was available this can still game well! Plus I threw on the best SSD and best RAM available so it'll be niiiice! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=af14a5ea-0a6a-4f16-a0f6-b1058262f1c1
this build is inspired by what would fit someone that wants to play moderate games at high settings.
I made a PC that proves you can't judge a book by it's cover. If only my crush new that.
I made the ultimate ASUS shill PC in white. Basically it's top of the line components (mostly) with as much white as possible, while also trying to keep all of the RGB in a single ecosystem (AURA).
I made a budget Micro-ATX build because I like small computers and I wouldn't spend much over a thousand. I made sure to provide enough power for light gaming at a reasonable price with 16gb 3200mhz memory and a 500gb m.2 drive. I also chose a B450 board which isn't too out of date for someone to upgrade to a slightly newer CPU. The graphics card is good for low-medium settings in most games which is fine for most people including myself and normally has a good stock. I'd love to win the gift card to get myself a gaming pc since I'm stuck on a laptop with integrated graphics which can't run most of my games past 30fps on lowest settings. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0e6945f1-f4f3-4398-a8b2-6034d98b21d8
I pretty much just said "let's go all ROG". If I could have an all ROG build, I would. But for the sake of saving a buck, I'd opt for other brands for my IRL PC. But this would pretty much be my dream PC!
I9-10850k, 6900XT, 32 GB Ram.
This would be my dream gaming/streaming build that would literally be able to handle anything you throw at it.
I went all out and added way too much. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=8e2133c5-8937-4a72-baad-cfc1ef203c52
Wanted a PC for streaming and this is what I came up with.
I have been saving up for a PC for almost 6 months now and every time I come close to getting the target amount of $1500, the prices of all the parts just increases. I have had my eye on the 5600x and 3080 combo for a while now. I really want to just start playing games with my friends and cousins now. This is my dream all-white PC that I like to call Frostbite! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=d7b15226-a206-4d04-b37e-9f5050cd23dd
This is the build I wish I could build before christmas to start playing more PC games
the computer I wouldn't build now because of graphics card availability
If I had my druthers - and an unlimited budget - I'd START with this ^_^
Just got a Valve Index VR set up and this is such a solid 30 series build to get that powerful computing/gaming experience that I've always wanted for it! 1080p 144hz gaming on the outside as well B)
I have all of the parts except the 3070 gpu. Sad times indeed. I'll keep trying at my local Micro Center though :(
Pretty much just an upgraded version of my current rig that's a few years old now.
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