I took advantage of the fact that no budget was set. For the record, I will never be able to afford this setup.
Full on Team Red build including red and black cables / accessories wherever possible. Some parts are RGB but if I were to make this build I would use red color only on a day to day basis. I maxed out everything I could think of that I can possibly do with a PC. This is for gaming to the max, and some streaming. Also, I want to run some heavy code or compiling or big data mining so I made sure to go with plenty of RAM and storage.
I used the new Ryzen 5 5600x as it is a great blend of performance and cost, along with the 3060 Ti. I added a decent amount of RGB, because it is a requirement in all PC builds. Would be a great gaming PC without spending too much money on insane things like 32 cores and 64 threads for your CPU. And the price is only a hundred dollars above $1500. All around just a great gaming PC as long as you can get a 3060 Ti.
https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=7fba0b5c-5631-450a-9b32-c4f32fa91630 This build is a bang for the buck build I chose the Ryzen 5 3600 because of the performance, low power draw, and price. The Asrock B450 Pro4 because it has everything we would need and for a good price. The 1650 because it still performs fine enough and the stock is a little better I chose the rest of the components because of the price and the performance.
Just a little something to use while we wait outside of Microcenter to buy a gpu.
My computer lags a lot when I play the Forza Horizon series (right now the 3rd version of the series) and I'm looking for a pc that handle that iteration, the 4th iteration, and all the iterations to come, and also to be able to record it at the same framerate as what I'm seeing it https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=193172f4-3cd0-45ed-86c3-8857a02cba2a
I believe my pc last for 5 to 10 years and also play all game and pc build more airflow by cooling pc make CPU or GPU last longer lifespan
This would be my Setup to upgrade form a gtx 970 and 3800x with some very mismatched parts. Had fun looking at parts and just trying to go for the part that would suit me most.
I built the computer this way because the RTX 3090 has the highest performance of any RTX card ever (even the titan, i believe) so two of them must be better (even tho only a handful of games support it) And threadripper, its just obvious, 64 cores, 128 threads its a beast. Heres the link and good luck to everyone else!
I made a pc that no one needs but can run max shaders in Minecraft https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=5b60670b-19e9-4377-b94c-2802dc6367c1
I chose these parts because I would want a main system, but I am also big on having a VM that I could run windows 7 and play some old games. I want something that would have more than enough horsepower to get the job done and would last for SEVERAL YEARS!
I built based on the idea of a reasonable, high-powered budget; with production and gaming performance in mind.
RAM - 16GB of RAM is plenty for most modern processes and games, and the 3600mh, CL 16 kit is sufficiently fast for the Ryzen family of chips. 3600 speed also plays well with the 1800mh stable max for Ryzen's infinity fabric. It's easy enough to add another 16GB kit later on if you find you really need 32GB.
CPU - The R7 5800x is a good balance between high performance and price. While I would love the afford the R9 CPU of the same family (and the R5 5600x is probably the better value) the extra 2 cores/4 threads of the R7 should be sufficient for anything short of really serious production tasks.
Power Supply - Seasonic is very trustworthy, and the fact that they include a tester end cap with each unit allows you to easily see if your power supply is good before hooking up all of the essentials. 850 Watts might be a little overkill for something like the RX 6700, but the extra headroom is good for future upgrades. And the price difference between the 850W and the 750W makes the 850 a no-brainer.
SSDs - I figured a smaller, faster drive for the OS and any other speed-critical apps (hence the 500GB 980 pro) and a slower, much bigger 2TB for games and other storage (WD Black) made way more sense than a single, high capacity drive.
Motherboard - The Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is probably a bit overkill, and if I needed to bring the budget down I'd look for something in the $300 range (like an Aorus Master). But one of the $200 boards didn't seem right for a chip as powerful as the R7 5800x.
Case - I like the Lancool II Mesh; I've built in this particular case before, and it was a pleasure to do so; so I figured it was a good choice again. And the case looks (and is) quite good as airflow-based cases go.
CPU cooler - The Corsair H115i Elite is a decent enough AIO for the price, and since the case doesn't fit a 360 on the top, a 280 seemed to make the most sense. A good air cooler might be enough for non-overclocking use, but I really wasn't feeling any of the ones available through the parts picker. I figure it on the top (exhaust) with the front 3 fans and one more (hence the SP120) in the rear as intake.
OS - Most folks don't need the added features 10 pro includes, so home (on a USB drive for easier install) is a no-brainer.
Monitor - I'm perfectly content with 1080p for gaming, and found with my current laptop that 144hz is a good sweet spot between 120hz ones and 165/240/etc (probably only really helpful for professional gamers). LG generally makes good monitors, and the color accuracy on this one is very nice. I personally am happy with a 24-inch monitor (27 is a little too wide for my liking).
This is my build. Going with the Ryzen 9 5900X since that seems to be great value, CL14 RAM, and that lovely RTX 3080.
I like the look of the Meshify S2 and it has great airflow. Going with full Noctua cooling since I don't want to deal with watercooling. Most of the accessories are what I'm using now, except for that ridiculous mouse pad, lovely high refresh rate monitor, and a UPS. Sadly they don't have the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers which I've always wanted.
A build for your grandfather or grandmother who want a computer
4 core APU from AMD with 500GB SSD and 500W power supply(for future upgrade like add a GPU) Logitech Keyboard mouse combo and Asus 27 inch monitor with speaker
$700+ for whole system include windows, monitor, keyboard and mouse
If you have a old windows key, monitor, keyboard and mouse no longer need , you may only pay 500$ or less for the PC
Motherboard always have open box, If you are luck, able to find other open box hardware. You can save even more.
$600 for something you can use now without a graphics card. If you plan for a graphics card a better PSU may be needed.
For this build, I largely just tried to emulate my current setup while adding what I would upgrade to. The case, CPU cooler, storage solution, and PSU are all as close as I could get with the current selection of parts to what I presently have in my rig. Though my RAM is slower, 2400Mhz, still a pair of 2x8GB kits though, and my PSU is a weird Corsair AX 850, still fully modular and all but supposedly for ""professional"" applications? Got it used for a good price so I don't much care but it's definitely not standard, and my boot drive (a 250 GB Samsung SATA SSD) is definitely not the same as the one listed for sale nowadays, and I couldn't find anything analogous to my 2TB Western Digital Black HDD I use for most games, so I just tossed in the Seagate.
Things I would want to upgrade would be my CPU, Motherboard, and GPU. Presently I have a secondhand 9900k on an NZXT motherboard, but for the common video editing/rendering workloads I do on top of gaming, I would definitely not mind the bump up to a 5950x given how much of a beast it would be for all my current work applications, and I have a friend who can easily score me one for $600 + shipping.
The motherboard is something I would not ordinarily spend so much money on, but due to the fact that AM4 seems like it's here to stay for another generation or two and I'll just be able to upgrade the Motherboard software to upgrade to a new chip, I feel it would be a good investment. Not to mention the fact that I could nick a Gigabyte X570 Xtreme or Master for well below MSRP off Ebay for basically new condition, box and all. I've seen Xtremes go for ~$600 and Masters in the $300s.
GPU is a weird one for me, presently I run a pair of 1080Tis (which, again, I got for quite a good price, from the same person I bought my current CPU and Motherboard from) but I've been severely lusting after the Titan V for some time now due to its absolutely killer compute which has it pretty strongly in a class of its own even with Quadros a generation ahead of it, and given that I think it'd be absolutely perfect to edit, render and game with. Not to mention its pure weirdness, and being the only 'gaming' card on the Volta architecture, is quite the draw. Sure I could get a Titan RTX or a Quadro RTX (or even maybe one of the new Ampere ones) for a similar price tag, but it just wouldn't be the same. Not to mention I've gone without RTX this long, and I still really don't mind not having it for awhile longer. The fact that the Titan V isn't SLI capable doesn't bug me much either, given that I'm a bit over the whole dual-GPU thing after rocking the 1080 Tis for a little while and seeing the lackluster support and use on top of Nvidia's gradual pulling of the plug in recent years.
I am going to explain my choices for this build. I went for a (mostly) white pc themed build because RGB looks better on white.
Originally I was going to go with an Intel i9 10900K to pair with my two GPUs because haha, Team Red, Blue, and Green machine epic, but logically, a $120 price difference (including mobo choice) was not worth a roughly 3% boost in gaming compared to my pick of an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X.
I went with a Gigabyte motherboard primarily match the brand with both GPUs. It has an OK IO selection, and I have not many things to connect with, so it's fine for me.
Memory is pretty self-explanatory. 32GB of DDR4-3600 CL16 Trident Z Neo. Very good RAM modules.
The case choice is one that I have been wanting for a while, the Cooler Master TD500 Mesh. Great Airflow with a mesh filter, why wouldn't I want it.
The power supply may be a bit under par for the GPUs, but it was the only white PSU available at a high wattage. Asus ROG STRIX 850 Watt PSU has that white aesthetic I want, and as long as I don't push my GPUs to the limit, it all should be fine. 80+ Gold efficiency too.
The GPU cards were picked to have a Red, Blue, Green team machine in mind, but with logical choice on the CPU pick, both GPUs can still serve very good purposes on their own, and if I wanted, could use them to run virtual machines.
I chose a Samsung 980 Pro 2TB SSD as a boot drive for those fast boot times, a house for downloaded material, and for any games that would otherwise take a long time to load, like Gmod or GTA.
A Seagate Skyhawk 8TB drive will house the huge game files. It can hold my Steam library, Epic Games library, Windows Store library.
Noctua Cooler was chosen because, well, great performance, great sound level, and Windows 10 OS.
Peripherals were chosen with the white theme in mind, so I went with Glorious PC Full-Size keyboard, and Model O mouse. an Asus ROG STRIX Sheath Pink XL mouse pad was also chosen for the white aesthetic
Corsair Case Fans were also thrown onto the list because why not.
i think I might blow my house up
I designed this build specifically for people who might be over compensating for something or for these of you who just can't find any good core components in theses trying times.
Here is a computer that bill gates wouldn't be able to afford, but the real parts are stuff I would love to have, all the monitors no one could use! Just 3 would be HARD overkill https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0fd8f3ba-829a-4242-a6b5-89ad6f45771b
I made the undoubtedly best computer: an i3 processor to handle all of your needs inside of a $2000 desk case with all the lighting anyone will ever need. If the framerates are looking low, it doesn't matter because of how good it is going to look.
I put together a mini-ITX build, because a couple of years ago I put together an ATX system at Micro Center that's doing great (Z390 Aorus Pro, 9900k, etc. almost everything bought at Micro Center.
So my goal here was to instead build a similar powerful but smaller system to use for gaming and video streaming on the new giant TV we haven't bought yet.
I picked all of the parts I could ever Dream of Having but could never be able to afford and made sure I could do anything I would ever need to do with my PC in the Process. I also chose parts that my Oldest Brother and I always talked about getting some day and he unfortunately was shot and killed pretty much a year ago exactly. I also chose all the RGB I could because that is what he would have done!! I know I'm not going to win because I am just not that lucky of a person. I try and help people out whenever I can and it seems like I should have all the good Karma in the World but nothing really ever goes my way. I've been hit rough in the past year from the Pandemic and just life in General.
Here's to me just hoping!!
Everything that fits. Just put someone together.
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