I went with a Team Red MSI build and tried my hardest to make a great one under 2K https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=26d91ae3-3983-411e-83cb-cc3918d68a60
Gib giftcard plz, daddy needs a new CPU. This is my dream build btw- https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=91253842-1d85-4c7f-bfeb-10647961be49 I just wish you guys had the lian Li 215x case.
I like this parts list went AMD for cpu and gpu. Just because I dont have an all AMD build. This seems insane for a pc but its the whole setup minus the chair and desk. And I think ive got fairly good parts list. The exact Memory isnt on the QVL but I picked what I thought might work well because Ryzens like Fast ram. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=c0fbec5b-6e8f-4ff0-9149-47fbb3e673d2
What do you think??
I built a lot of mid-range systems before and now want to try out a custom loop while micro center doesn't provide a GPU block and all the water cooling accessories I tried my best to include them all. I went for the best bang for the buck for a high-end system. Also putting two SATA SSD's in raid for storing large files such as games. The NVM SSD for main storage. The Corsair - RM850 for its good price range and low noise levels. And mostly sticking to all corsair products for Corsair ICUE connection. For the peripherals the Razer - BlackWidow V3 Mini for its small size and wireless capabilities. The Razer - BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless for being best in class in the headphone department along with the Logitech G - PRO Wireless.
I been looking in build a gaming pc since the beginning of 2020 but the year was not good for anyone so i stop and waited to see if the year got any better in 2021 i was hoping to build one so i can learn to record gaming and post video and more and here is my build hope you all like the grand total for this build is 1,557.87+tax. ps if something is wrong in the build please comment for the future build.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler=279.99
Gigabyte B550M DS3H AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard=99.99
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black=87.99
NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black=69.99
PowerSpec 650W Power Supply Semi-Modular 80 Plus Bronze Certified ATX Active PFC SLI Crossfire Ready Gaming PC Computer Switching PSU=64.99
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming Dual-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card=399.99
Inland Professional 1TB SSD 3D NAND SATA 3.0 6 GBps 2.5 Inch 7mm Internal Solid State Drive=97.99
Inland Premium 512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive, High-Speed Read/Write Speed up to 3100 MBps and 1900 MBps, NVMe 1.3 & PCIe 3.1 Compatible=59.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive=54.99
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD - English=119.99
ESET Internet Security - 1 Device, 1 Year (OEM)=59.99
Acer HA220Q Bbix 21.5" Full HD 75Hz HDMI VGA FreeSync IPS LED Monitor=119.99
Bitspower Touchaqua Notos RGB 120mm Case Fan - 3 Pack=41.99
A $500 giftcard could be beyond useful in a world where GPUs are nonexistent or triple msrp. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=8111ea03-e2b8-4d3a-a5c8-0e4df0eb99d1
heres a budget starter build for great 1080p performance plus great upgrade options
I truly appreciate bang for the buck builds as appose to going all out and full blown budget. in this contest I have for you the best bang for your buck build equipped with a Ryzen 5 3600 in a full sized atx board and a 1660 super for $850. if you want future compatibility then this 89 dollar motherboard is perfect because dispute it being B450 chipset I'm running my personal rig with the exact same motherboard but with a Ryzen 5600x overclocked to 4.5 ghz and it only needed a simple bios update. I also have personal experience many other parts with this build like the SSD, power supply, and ram that i used in multiple builds and they all punch above their price making them all great VALUE OR MONEY. especially the ram which is very overclocking capable. all in all a great bang for your buck build which I have good experience with the parts. I hope you enjoy!
not really the best pc ever but its what im trying to upgrade to from a hand me down from 2009, i just picked up the gpu last weekend at the dallas mc, im also going to use the power supply from my current pc.
even if i do win, the gift card will go to building this pc lol
Here's the best I could do for a workstation, well the arctic version.
And this is the best marketing idea I've seen to drive traffic to your builder and community.
I made this build with a small factor case with a over powered components. Honestly it really looks so nice on a o-11 dynamic. enjoy https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=b4454526-e28c-432a-8b53-8f5f0ca058f6
This is as close as I could get to my actual build...
I have a regular Strix 3090, not the white edition... 1200 watt Thor, 4000 mhz 64gb Gskill ram, an inwin 909 case which is no longer available, XG279Q monitors which are the same exact panel as these, but with a different base that lights up... 2x 140mm Noctua Industrial 3000 RPM intake fans, 1x 120 MM Noctua Industrial 3000 RPM mid case fan, and the 3x120 MM Noctua Industrial from the Ryujin 360 configured as exhaust. I'm not able to select all these precise components.
The 2x 2TB 980 Pro's are configured in Raid 0.
The 5950x is running at 4.650 GHZ all core + boost on PBOII and TPUII.
I game, I also do CAD/3d/video editing, etc... and it is fantastic.
https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=fa3d5200-0550-42ee-bb86-f8c2ccdf03fb I changed a lot of things, but most importantly I upgraded the CPU, GPU, and changed the 2.5 in. SSD to an m.2 nvme drive instead to take advantage of some extra speed. I felt like the CPU would have a lot more power if it was changed to one of the new AMD ones. I also added 16 gigs of crucial ddr4 and picked a decent motherboard for this build. (and I definitely didn't forget RGB) Now, for the GPU, I made it a 3060, because let's face it, it's worth waiting a while for the new 3000 series to come back in stock. I think this would be a good enthusiast build and a great mid-range pc for gaming.
I used this as an exercise in building the dream PC. This workhorse can handle heavy workloads or intense gaming easily!
This is a seriously powerful PC in a tiny case... high efficiency Ryzen CPU paired with a Noctua cooler means it will have plenty of headroom for a high wattage GPU.
I went ahead and built an entry-level gaming rig. It's quite expensive but that mostly due to the inflated GPU and the mobo, prices weren't like this a couple of years ago. It represents that kind of build I am aiming for, I haven't upgraded my PC in about 8 years. I think it's a solid build that is up-to-date and will last for a long time.
I didn't spare much expense here but it's not outlandish. Went AMD/Radeon all the way and you have to utilize the the PCIe Gen 4 because...well you just have to. Minimal RGB for this one as the ASUS Hero Dark just looks menacing. The 5950X and water cooled 6900XT should be future-proof for at least the next six months. I know the 011D has been done to death but it's the best case on the market on for a reason.
As far as why this build is better, well, just look at it.
Just threw in everything
For me this is the best bang for your buck Entry level gaming pc. You would have enough computing power and multi tasking performance along with a graphics card to get you started off before saving up to upgrade. This system would be able to do streaming and video editing as well to help anyone get on their way to a streaming or content creator path. This in my opinion would be a fantastic starting build if you were wanting to get the most out of your budget.
So I took the build you posted (as well as from the screenshot) and here is what I did:
This is more of a budget-style build (since the current GPU market is insane) and essentially takes what was started with your build but I save some money in a few spots to upgrade the RAM and GPU.
RGB is minimal, not going for aesthetics here, just price/performance.
PSU is swapped and is about $10 more, but you get more wattage (for future upgrades) and Bronze grade, and semi-modular.
CPU is swapped (based on screenshot photo) for a i5-10400 which is a very marginal downgrade over the 9700K and is a newer gen, but also saves us $40.
MOBO is also swapped to save $40 but is the very capable Tomahawk.
We also swap out the case, again less flashy but gets the job done at $20 less.
Finally, we swap out the 1TB SSD for a 256 SSD for a boot drive, and a 1TB HDD. This saves us another $40.
With that total of $130 save, we then upgrade the GPU AND the RAM. From 16GB to 32GB (need more Chrome tabs)??? And a 1650 to a 2060 for more gaming power. Now, these upgrades are about $200 more expensive, but so we end up with $70 more total, but overall the PC should perform MUCH better with triple-A titles and multi-tasking.
Purpose: scientific data analysis (python, java, R) [this means single threaded performance is basically all we need]
Other Parts: cheapest available (if it's from Microcenter I'm sure it won't spontaneously combust) https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=43810d05-da6b-4f51-b04e-b0ca1dc324a7
Grand Total: $535.92
(based on by my build as a broke high school student that couldn't use the servers at the university I was interning at for all the analysis tools I needed)
This is kind of a modest setup, but more of a gaming pc than compared to my macbook.
My goal was to make a modest build that wouldn't break the bank, but could handle some gaming and some chill streaming.
I built this to last long time with me, great Video power for editing, fast SSD, full side tower to allow me upgrading in future.
Just try it out and see for yourself :p
Went with a quad core i3 and a barebones motherboard for the budget. Managed to get 16 gigs of ram, at not rock bottom speeds. A cheap case, but not a Micro ATX case; those are nightmares to build in for your first build. A GTX 1650 is better than nothing. You could potentially go with just the integrated GPU, and hope that GPU prices fall; once the prices come back down, you could upgrade the GPU. A 500 gig SSD, would be plenty for a new person getting into PC's; you don't have to compromise with a regular Hard drive.
As everyone knows color LED's just help the data flow better, you may ding me on the CPU Cooler, but Noctura has the static pressure needed to keep her cool! The Data won't flow in the heat, so go with cooling... ❄️ Cooling ❄️ over 🎨 Color 🎨, it's a thing! ⚗️ The Science Is Real! ⚗️
I chose all the components and RGB for my dream machine that I am already in the process of acquiring and building. It will take me a while on my budget, and I will have to compromise at several points, but this is pretty much the upper limit of my dreams. Could I go bigger? No, but I bet Linus could.
I chosse this build hoping is the last time I need to explain to my wife I need to upgrade the computer.
The Windows disc is needed for the scanner because setting up scanning in Linux is too easy these days, so I'll run it on a VM
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