I believe this rig is great for gaming and productivity. The items were strategically picked for performance and aesthetics. Overall one of the best builds if you find a GPU.
Great setup and the parts included will allow me to upgrade old rig for my 13yr old son so we can game together.
GPU shortage 🤬
I am going to be honest I just took this as a chance to build the gaming pc of my current dreams. So take what I have done with a grain of salt in terms of if i have done better or not.https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=534459a6-07aa-461f-9944-9d39b22e4243
I decided to amp up past all of the default choices you folks made, without going too ridiculous. One of the pieces I've been eyeing is the LG Monitor--I love 38 inch ultrawides, and this is allegedly the best one on the market at the moment.
THE G.D.R.M AKA - GREEN DREAM RGB MACHINE
To Whom it may concern,
Bells? Whistles? Bright lights? Goodnights? Some of the key features missing from the sad state of the baseline build. If I could figure out a way to add a griddle to the build list I would have, to go full RGB ham and cheese (on brioche) on this build. Thankfully, I was able to build this sweet dream of a machine due to the easy use of the handy dandy Micro Center Custom PC Builder. It was no sweat building a PC with no limit on money and bound only to the limit of my imagination.
Math? Compatability? Worry of blowing the budget? All of these worries are gone thanks to the Custom PC Builder.... now how do we add a replenish stock on GPU button?😁
Well for starters I wanted to make a build that I could actually afford so I went for a well rounded pc within my budget of $1200 (I made sure every dollar counted!). Of course I would love to go with a RTX 3070 for my gpu but for the near future that seems kinda imposible, so in the meantime I'll settle with a GTX 1650 and pray that the prices go down next year.
I actually don't have any experience building pc's, so feel free to leave any suggestions!
I was making my own budget build and thought I would share. I feel the i5-11400 CPUs are really underrated here and figured I would share the build I was planning on purchasing soon. I left off the video card because of the shortage, and because I was planning on using my old 1060 in my current computer until things calm down anyway. Build total is $723, which I think is pretty reasonable for being able to play any game on the market.
Now, over here, *slaps roof of PC* we have a fine piece of computing circuitry
Basically, this build is the build to start all builds. A nice middle ground between budget and performance, this build is not too flashy with the RGB, but still has a nice good look to it. It also features some of the better performing parts on the market, but goes to the cheaper side instead of jumping as expensive as it gets. All in all, its a well rounded PC with plenty of upgrade potential and plenty of fun hours playing with friends ahead.
I chose to go full "balls to the wall" and "zero compromises" to quote LTT, since there was no budget. I chose a Ryzen 9 5950X and EVGA 3090 as my CPU and GPU. Also a Samsung 1TB 980 Pro for my boot drive, and a Samsung 2TB 980 Pro for my game drive, both PCIe Gen 4 for maximum speed. For the other parts I picked 64GB of Corsair Dominator RAM at 3200MHz and CL16, an Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Motherboard, a Elgato 4K60Pro Capture Card, and a Maingear 1000W power supply. Along with that, I chose to watercool the entire system, including the SSDs. I used the Corsair XC9 CPU Block, 2 XR7 360mm Radiators, 2 Corsair XM2 M.2 SSD waterblocks, a Bitspower 3090 GPU block, and the Lian Li O11 Dynamic Distribution block. I chose to use Corsair XL5 Coolant in blue. I didn't include hard/soft line tubing, or fittings, but did include a Windows 10 Pro license. This beast of a system is housed in the black Lian Li O11 Dynamic. I also went zero compromises on the RGB, because it makes a system run 1,000,000% faster. I included a 24pin Lian Li Strimer Cable, 3 8pin Strimer cables for the 3090, and 9 Corsair QL120mm fans, for the full RGB effect.
This was fun. My last several builds have been frankensteins, adding one or two new major components to my existing build and then replacing something else the next time the fancy strikes. I've had the same build going now for 12 years with no original parts remaining, just replacing one or two things at a time. I usually take the still in-good-shape parts i take off and pass them down the line to either my file server or media server computers. Next in line when I upgrade my main is to build out a home security hub.
Anyway, here's my from the ground up build: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=ca0a6809-62e1-4061-a15d-9ed26bf9f27e
The focus of my case was optimizing for airflow and reducing fan noise. The case already comes with 3 front fans and a mesh front, and I will be adding in a 280mm AIO at the top. There are only two 140mm fans, which should be quieter than three 120mm fans, and they can push about the same amount of air.
https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=26f7caee-d6c0-4cfb-8bab-01001ee6f6c7 very little of that rgb stuff to distract you from the games. went with lit keyboard so you can play in the dark no compromises and has blue ray drive so you can play those games that still come on disk. Used 4tb surveillance drive for longevity combined with 1tb solid state drive which should cover the endless windows updates.
https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=3e937438-532f-4fde-a4e6-16ab5b003152 My rig I am currently getting the parts for now some are different like my GPU is actually a GTX 780 Ti
Ryzen 7 3700x, Asus X570 TUF Gaming Plus (WiFi), Crucial Ballistics 16 GB kit (8 x 2) DDR4-3200 CL16, Lian Li Lancool 205, SeaSonic Focus GX-750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold, Evga RTX 3060, Samsung 980 1 TB SSD, Seagate 2 TB HDD, Windows 10 Home 32/64, Corsair K55RGB PRO Keyboard, Asus ROG Sheath Pink Mousepad, Asus ROG VG248QEZ 1920x1080 144hz monitor, Corsair SP120 RGB Pro 120mm Triple pack fan kit, and Corsair Harpoon RGB Pro Mouse
Total cost is $1,878 I went with these parts with performence, cost, and looks in mind.
I took the base system and tweaked it to be a solid mid-range PC with a solid upgrade path.
To start, the Ryzen 5 3600 is a solid performing CPU. However, if an upgrade becomes necessary, the motherboards versatile AM4 Socket and B550 chipset is compatible with RYZEN 5000+. Moving along, the 16gb of G.Skill ram is nothing special, but it gets the job done, and can be added upon. The NZXT H510 is a sleek case with no bells or whistles but is the perfect base any budget build. The Thermaltake 700-watt PSU I have selected should be reliable and powerful enough to power any modern or upcoming GPU, allowing for major upgrades without also having to upgrade the PSU. The Gigabyte GTX 1650 OC 4G was my obvious choice for this build as it is one of the only GPU’s that can be found for a reasonable price at the moment. Once again, this component is satisfactory for most basic workloads, and will get the job done for most people, and is still faster than any current Integrated GPU’s. Overtime as GPU prices decrease, this part can easily be upgraded to something faster thanks to the large PSU. For a boot drive, I chose an Inland Professional 256GB m.2. SSD, and for general storage, I chose a 2tb 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda. I also added Peripherals to the build. For the keyboard, I went with the Corsair K55RGB PRO, which just happens to be the same keyboard I am typing this with. Likewise, for the mouse I chose the Logitech G502, because it is something that I use everyday without fault. For the monitor I went with an ASUS VP228HE 21.5’’ 75hz simply because it is satisfactory enough for most users and because it kept the build right around $1,000. To recap the computer build itself without peripherals was $800 even. This is realistically what I would build with current pricing.
This PC is a total beast. It can handle anything you can throw at it. However it is super expensive.
I chose this build because it's better than anything I'm using right now and all I want out of it is the graphics card and an awesome new CPU. Maybe one day I could afford something amazing like this because I've been stuck with a 2700x and 1070 since 2018 and need a new PC for work.
My pc build is a COMPLETE JOKE! I know it looks insanely overpriced but its really fun to see just how much someone can spend on a pc setup LOL. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=6d21b98a-6d65-4175-9a4a-5b0893037fe1
Ok, So I just clicked the highest value components
More money = better right?
This is my "entry/mid-tier" level PC. This PC is a "upgrade gradually" type of system, meant to be upgraded down the road and upgraded easily. With this in mind, my budget was set to be around 1000$ with the intent of being able to continue to save up and upgrade specific parts down the road. Without the Same Day Pro Assembly, this system will cost about 925$ with tax included.
I chose to go with the R5 3600 for its 6 cores which are enough for gaming and small CPU workloads. This CPU also comes with its own CPU cooler, so we can also save some costs there. I chose to go with a B450 motherboard as it will still support 5000 series Ryzen processors if you want to upgrade down the road, and save on the overall cost of the system.
I decided to go with 2x8GB of Crucial 3200mhz memory, this is pretty much the recommended specs for memory nowadays while gaming and should last for a while. This kit is fairly valued and can easily be doubled down the road.
I chose the Fractal Design Meshify C case for its reviews, ratings, and price. This is a great case to just throw everything into for its price. I also chose this originally for its 2 included fans in the case. However, I decided to add a 5 pack of additional black fans for more cooling.
I kept the GTX 1650 for the GPU as it is a great value card for its price and fits well within the overall build of this system.
I decided to swap out the 2.5" SSD for a 512GB M.2 SSD for its faster read/write speeds, and going with an M.2 SSD allows us to save space and add either more hard drives or 2.5" SSD's in the future.
In this pc with a budget of 1000 dollars, I have managed to squeeze in an EVGA 3060, and an i5 10600k. For entry-level gaming, this would be the top of the line, for this price. With 16 gigs of ram and 1TB storage, this PC would last a very long time, and keep up with future programs and games.
If we're actually aiming for <$500, Intel is the budget option. And we can get away with waiting for a GPU when budget allows. For just $423 you can have the basics!
Budget of $ 1000. I chose these components because I will start editing video and streaming. When I have it I will be able to play at 1080 and 144fps or more. I will also take advantage of the special chip of the RTX 3060 graphics card to be able to stream and play at the same time, in addition to taking advantage of the characteristics of the RYZEN 5 5600X to be able to edit fluently, in addition to having a good performance in games. And add some RGB to it to increase fps in games
Pandemic and mining inflation aside, this would be my dream build.
During better times, I seriously looked at a similar to this , but the fan on the x570 always threw me off, especially considering there were limited quantities of motherboard models at the time. I'm sure I'd be fine the the B570 chipset since I think you're namely buying the PCie lanes for that chipset. As for the rest of the build, can't really go wrong with that PSU (good oem), MSI for the GPU, and G.Skill for the RAM (Corsair and Crucial generally are cheap as far as quality is concerned). Inland SSD is fast and cheap, and can't go wrong with an oversized Noctua CPU fan--hard to find a better alternative, even when watercooling is concerned.
A dream upgrade to my current machine. Love the LianLi O11 but my RX5700XT is starting to get a little long in the tooth.
Bit under 2K, leaving out some parts that I already have laying around - probably not optimized, but can be later improved.
Made a classic build for a streamer/gamer! This build is budget friendly with a nice black and white theme.
This is a al out overkill build, and is corsair themed pc with a LOT of RGB everywhere. I chose not to put the 3090 in this since corsair hasn't released a block for it and its not on the micro center website therefore I went with the 3080. It has a full custom water loop with rgb everywhere. There wasnt a commander pro that i could find in the website so i couldnt put that in there but i would do that if there was a option for it.
This is the "if scalpers didn't exist, this pc would be mid range" build
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