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OT: Computer build for around $1,500

By Shredso

2 years ago

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#6 2 years ago

THE CPU is overkill for sure if you don't intend to do any gaming or graphics work. You are essentially putting money in a computer that you could use towards others things like pinball This configuration goes under the assumption that you wont overclock and push the computer to it's limits.

Ryzen 7 3800X -$399
ASUS Prime X470-Pro - $159
Samsung 970 Evo 500GB - $119
WD Black 1TB - $61
Corsair Obsidian - $159 (by far the best case you will ever buy)
Cooler Master Hyper 212X - $54
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 ZT-P10620A-10M (6GB DDR5) - $209
CORSAIR RMx Series RM750x - $129
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) -$159

Total: $1448

My rationale:
The CPU - If you are not going to take advantage of the power then there is no sense in buying it.

The motherboard are relitivaly all the same, what you really want is an NVME port

There is no reason to buy a 1 TB nvme drive. I would buy a 500GB version and use it to run the OS etc and then use a regular hard drive to use as backup. Or have an even smakler drive for the OS, a second nvme and a regular drive

The case is meant for ventilation

This fan is more than enough, Noctua is a brand name, you are paying for the name. Yes their reputation is bar none but there are cheaper options that work just as well

Video Card - Again if you wont be gaming like a mad man there is no sense in getting a super card

At any rate. My 2 cents.

Buy a nice monitor with the money you would save.

Note: I haven't really looked at compatibility for all the configuration.

#17 2 years ago

Make sure sure you get the Mid tower of that case. The full tower is Huuuuugge.

#20 2 years ago

Corsair 750D. My card is over 11.5" long. Since you won't add multiple drives there should be room. Mine is liquid cooled so I have 2 fans in the front. 1 in the back and 2 at the top. This case is a monster.
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#21 2 years ago

You have the right one I thought for a second you were getting the 900D

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