I started from scratch and found out building a computer is nothing like it was 25 years ago. Why do we need lighting in a computer anyway?!?
I built an absolute beast of machine, it can do nearly anything imaginable with 2 RTX 3090s, 8tb of m.2 storage, a 64 core Ryzen 9 3990x, 128gb of RAM, a 1600 watt power supply, triple 1440p 144hz monitors, and enough RGB to see it from the moon.
I think this build is superior is every way possible
Here's my Build: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=47f38fbb-5edc-427a-9e12-5afdb5a3fefe
It's my first time tring this page to build it, since iv'e started to move from laptops to have my own pc in a long time i look forward to knowing how good what my attempt, and i would like to know any comments on pc building so i can get better at it since i want to regulate both price and preformance so i can get the best of both Thanks Microcenter for making such a fun contest:
My build: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=74002af5-4cef-4973-bd50-6d41445b8d4d
It's better because:
A) I actually built it.
B) Got the parts (except GPU) from Micro Center!
C) Price to performance can't be beat! The Lian Li case is small but large enough to work in and has good air flow. I moved the default case fans to the front as intakes and put the white Arctic fan in the rear as exhaust. The AIO was mounted to the top in a push config. The radiator barbs have to be positioned to the front of the case as the tubes want to bump against the heatsink for the motherboard VRMs. The GPU clears the bottom of the case by about an inch; however, with the two intake fans there isn't a problem pushing cool air towards the GPU. The white PSU isn't strictly needed, I wanted the white cabling and the high quality capacitors of the Corsair RMx series.
Lighting: The Lian LI AIO provides plenty of options both on the fans and the pump and in this small case (and being white) you get plenty of illumination without needing to add more RGBs.
Performance: The stock out-of-the-box settings are great however this build allows for some overclocking if you so choose. The RAM modules are stable at 3200MHz and the AIO is more than the 5600x needs at stock settings and cools the processor very well when running near the limits that the board will handle.
Summary: For my build, I decided to use a Ryzen 5 CPU and an RTX 1650 GPU. The only RGB on this build is on the Motherboard, but you can always add an RGB Strip or RGB Fans later on. Overall I tried to stay within a budget of less than $1000, while also making it the best that I could with my current PC knowledge.
Tried to make a stealth no RGB build. Most of the RGB should be addressable and can be turned off. I would have gone with a NHD15 chromax cooler and black noctua fans for all the fans but those weren't available with builder. The specs are ideally what I would have gone with in my personal build earlier last year, had they been available or within my budget.
I think this would be a good start for an excellent dual-OS workstation for Windows/Linux use driving 2 4K displays.
An internal USB/SD device would hold the host supervisor OS.
I need a power workstation pc that can also game and stream and with this build, I can upgrade easily.
My dream Asus build. Always been a fan of Asus and their products. It started with the Z97-M plus motherboard from my very first build as a kid. Simple, user friendly, built well.
"Beat it" how, exactly? Is there a pretend budget total to be the best without going over or what?
This thing is way faster. This thing is a beast
I took my existing PC build and upgraded some parts I would replace if I were looking at rebuilding a PC today. All these things may not be available currently but I can dream.
So obviously I had to take this opportunity to do something I can't do. Well it is more my current build but well without a limit. I run a linux build with GPU passthrough on the side for whatever(Machine learning/Windows Gaming/etc). 128GB of ram because I obviously had to fill up all the slots on the motherboard and it is just a theme with threadrippers that you need to fill em' up! (Good amount of ram for various VMs running). The motherboard from a quick look seems to have good IOMMU support so no ACS patching should be needed(woo). Obviously you need a separate HDD for your bulk storage compared to your boot SSD/vm drive.
Just a really simple, balanced PC build with no frills, with plenty of room to upgrade in the future. Assuming stock is back to normal, this is the PC I personally would like to go for.
I just kinda tinkered around and tried to build a really powerful rig using components I am eyeballing for a build I'm probably going to do soon. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=6313a085-48b5-4eba-b95d-32c9e86e3a2c
I call this dream build the White Unicorn! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=fb9cba0e-7bc5-4377-aae7-b8b6037000af
First thing i did to that build was upgrade cpu with ryzen 9 5950x instead of 5900x with 16 cores 32 threads and turbo of 4.9ghz giving +0.1 turbo and additional 4 cores . Secondly why not have 2 gpus when your motherboard supports it so i went with 2 rtx 3090s. and after that i went into a region that is very less explored i got 4x 16GB 3600 mhz QUADchannel CL16 RAM (total 64 GB)
also added 1 Samsung - 870 QVO 8TB SSD 4-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive(for some big games)(COD)
OBVIOUSLY got a 1200 watt 80+ gold effeciency PSU for the 2 BEASTS(3090)
HERE's THE LINK https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=872a992d-b702-4c3b-981d-e88db19826b6
ENJOY PAYING $8000 for it
I picked these parts because they are killer and close to the build that I am currently building. The Lian Li stuff is great! I had always wanted a case from them but always have been a Corsair nut. What sold me was the hot swap kit you can put in the side bottom panel and the shrouds for cable management behind the motherboard tray make your system have a more premium look than other cases. The best is definitely the AMD Ryzen 9 5950x! I cant believe the performance of this processor. It smokes anything else out there besides going with Threadripper. Once the 3080 is in stock the 1080 can go back to its original home.
I basically just chose to put together a similar, albeit upgraded version of what I have and love using, as well as some peripherals that I'd use.
5900X - perfect for games/rendering/multitasking, but not ridiculously expensive
H100i - solid cooler w/some RGB flare - good stuff
X570 Prime - excellent board for 12/16c - decent price with best in class VRM setup
RM-series PSU - corsair delivers quality, and a decent price for this solid unit.
2x32GB Gskill TridentZ - 64GB is the new 32GB, and chrome isn't getting any smaller (great for video editing, too)
Fractal Meshify S2 - just a great looking, solid case. Plenty of space for components, and love the black/white theme
1TB 970 nvme SSD - It's the Samsung 970... this is the way
2TB SSD - good for games and video stock currently being worked on
HDDx2 - gotta archive games and footage somewhere right?
Radeon 6900xt - it's the best. don't have one, probably won't for years, but I can dream right? (plus its the only one I could add to this build due to stock :)
Went a little wild w/the peripherals--
Rival 710 (I use this mouse and love it)
Apex 7 - better version of the M750 I have
Arctis Pro - excellent headset
Dell 4k IPS 27" - love it, great value
Extra 1440p monitor for additional real-estate
The basic setup is great for video editing and gaming, actually a decent value, and all in stock! (except for those pesky GPU prices)
Mostly upgrades to what I currently have.
Because I want it all.... OR NOTHING AT ALL.....
Got everything you would want (minus the special mic as there wasn't an option to add it) to be a streamer and get work done at your business. Gotta protect your new beast with that UPS! Plenty of ram, two SSD 4TB in Raid 1 so you don't lose your important saves and files. Looks sweet when those fan lights come on too. Everything you could ever need to be a great FPS player and streamer.
Don't let your dreams be dreams
ok, so look, mine is just top of the line. Even stuff you don't need is in the so like your good man also wats up Linus or whoever looks at this, or maybe I will stay lonely forever sad hi micro center love you guys https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=6e97d637-f339-440d-93ec-360d6e6184b5
Living room friendly HTPC build. I like it better than the MC build template because it has a nice case, and the CPU and motherboard are budget-friendly for a machine that isn't meant to be my daily PC.
I'd probably put a graphics card I already own into it - I have both a 1060 and a 1070ti I bought after the last crypto mining bubble burst.
Solid gaming performance once the chosen GPU can be added. In the meantime, the computer is usable with build-in CPU graphics.
The cheapest gaming PC with a 1650 OC coming in at just 388USD - https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=76713504-dbbf-403c-ba89-ee2f80b05e74
Here is my high-performance NASA server workstation build, I have no clue why anyone would ever need such a beastly PC unless they are recoding Jarvis and filming a Disney animated movie at the same time while playing cyberpunk 2077 - https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=9ec7125b-833e-4f7a-a94f-e4d4c221fff0
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