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18-Mar-19 6:16pm
#1
tigg
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review

Ok, about to build me a new rig, don't do a whole lot of pc gaming, when I do it's usually older games or pc strickly MMO's. I tend to stick mostly with consoles. So I don't try to go top of the line with my builds. My old rig is getting older and I usually build about every 5 years. Going a bit more expensive this time hoping it will last me a bit longer, and have had some great luck with conversations, advice and help with pcs here on the site so I want to get some of you expert's opinion on the list I've built. To tell you how much bigger this is for me, this budget is probably double what I normally spend lol. I have a public "wishlist" with every thing but my wireless keyboard/mouse setup on it that I haven't decided on yet. Would some of you guys/gals mind taking a look and giving me your thoughts?

https://secure.neweg...

just a note, don't knock me, but I'm a fan of AMD, not intel, never liked intel Also theres 2 video cards, need a little help deciding which one lol

thanks all
19-Mar-19 9:26pm
#2
TBRANIK
Bronze Good Trader Gold Global Trader (10) Has Written 1 Review

Says page not found but if one of those cards is the 1660 I'd say that would be your best bet
19-Mar-19 10:40pm
#3
tigg
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review

https://secure.neweg...


try that not a 1660 far way out of my price range

well did a little more research on the 1660, can get one for about a 100 more, my look into it. actually getting a class action lawsuit settlement check which is how im doing this rebuild, so when the check gets here will look more into it.
21-Mar-19 12:22am
#4
TBRANIK
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https://www.newegg.c...
id personally go with this one and i did for my son's 1080p build
the 1660 would be more of a 1440p build:}

heres a compaarison of the 2
https://gpu.userbenc...

and possibly this instead?
https://www.newegg.c...

and one of these
https://www.newegg.c...
as 256gb should be plenty for O/S and core programs

hope this helps my friend, the RX 570 cant be beat at this price range and with the choice of 2 out of 3 free games its almost like getting the card for 60.00?
also ive found that 256gb ssd drive to be plenty but thats really up to you just thought you could upgrade to a smaller/faster m.2 drive?
and finally i believe that there is an advantage to dual channel memory over single channel

I have been building pc's since the P2 350mhz and dont claim to be an expert still, this is all just my opinion and through my research on what I'd build somewhat for my son:}
21-Mar-19 9:29am
#5
tigg
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review

TBRANIK wrote:
https://www.newegg.c... id personally go with this one and i did for my son's 1080p build the 1660 would be more of a 1440p build:} heres a compaarison of the 2 https://gpu.userbenc... and possibly this instead? https://www.newegg.c... and one of these https://www.newegg.c... as 256gb should be plenty for O/S and core programs hope this helps my friend, the RX 570 cant be beat at this price range and with the choice of 2 out of 3 free games its almost like getting the card for 60.00? also ive found that 256gb ssd drive to be plenty but thats really up to you just thought you could upgrade to a smaller/faster m.2 drive? and finally i believe that there is an advantage to dual channel memory over single channel I have been building pc's since the P2 350mhz and dont claim to be an expert still, this is all just my opinion and through my research on what I'd build somewhat for my son:}

Thanks for the advice, very very welcome. I have basic knowledge of building pcs so it's all very welcome lol. Honestly I haven't dealt with Radeon in so many years I've almost forgotten about them but checking out the comparison it's for sure a better value, and with the ram I concerned myself self so much with more ram is better I had forgotten the basics of single and dual channel... ugh.. lol.

I'm completely new to the SSD so this will be the first time touching one, glad you came alone, I didn't know what i would need for a build, figured a 2.5 drive would be the basic, lol see shows you what I know lol.

Thanks a Ton, have added to my list will help a lot and save some money as well which is always a great plus when you can save and add to a build lol
21-Mar-19 4:12pm
#6
TBRANIK
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I kept the ram amount the same I just picked a dual channel kit. Also m.2 drives can be tricky so if you're not comfortable messing around with the bios settings a 2.5 ssd would still be a good choice.
22-Mar-19 12:55am
#7
bluemetal04
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@TBRANIK what's tricky about m.2s? I never had a problem with them and never had to change settings unless I raid them.


22-Mar-19 2:02am
#8
spotandclaw
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What I'd change:
-Your processor should have thermal paste already on it, you shouldn't need to buy more.
-This Seagate HDD is faster, 1TB bigger, and less than half the price of the WD Blue one you posted. I have it myself and it does a good job, WD is $$$ for a brand name imo.
-Similarly, this Kingston SSD is half the price of the Samsung you posted. I don't have experience with Kingston products myself, but they're very well-reviewed on Amazon.


-Also kudos for not falling into the Intel trap, you save so much money and get so much more by buying AMD processors. My current rig is built around the FX8350 and outperforms my friends' rigs for a fraction of the cost.
-Also x2 if you haven't already, check out pcpartpicker, it'll check for any compatibility issues and check prices between websites so you get the best deal (and it's free to use!) smile

22-Mar-19 12:39pm
#9
TBRANIK
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Very decent suggestions@bluemetal04
Also aome people just prefer to change the thermal paste. I don't persanally. But some do and it's only like 5.00 or so right?
24-Mar-19 11:36pm
#10
tigg
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review

spotandclaw wrote:
What I'd change: -Your processor should have thermal paste already on it, you shouldn't need to buy more. -This Seagate HDD is faster, 1TB bigger, and less than half the price of the WD Blue one you posted. I have it myself and it does a good job, WD is $$$ for a brand name imo. -Similarly, " title="www.bestbuy.com/site/kingston-a400-240gb-internal-sata-solid-state-drive/5715500.p?skuId=5715500&ref=212&loc=1&ref=212&loc=1&ds_rl=1266837&gclid=CjwKCAjw7MzkBRAGEiwAkOXexNBwgL50q7mc2QvZwLg-QxfbDa_Cu8LQQqb-huN0daPiZmGDdzkqthoCa6oQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds (secure)">this Kingston SSD is half the price of the Samsung you posted. I don't have
experience with Kingston products myself, but they're very well-reviewed on Amazon. -Also kudos for not falling into the Intel trap, you save so much money and get so much more by buying AMD processors. My current rig is built around the FX8350 and outperforms my friends' rigs for a fraction of the cost. -Also x2 if you haven't already, check out pcpartpicker, it'll check for any compatibility issues and check prices between websites so you get the best deal (and it's free to use!) smile
you know i hadn't even thought of checking amazon lol, thanks for the suggestions lol. its going to be a few weeks before i place an order just getting things in place and will def check ut the partpicker.

as far as thermal paste @bluemetal04 I just prefer to replace factory installed paste after a really bad incident and albeit probably a freak chance, only cost 5.00 and about 10 minutes. Usually have arctic silver on hand but my last build used up the last of my supply lol
25-Mar-19 5:52pm
#11
bluemetal04
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

I didn't mention thermal paste @tigg lol but I do the same thing with arctic silver 5.

25-Mar-19 7:33pm
#12
tigg
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 1 Review

bluemetal04 wrote:
I didn't mention thermal paste @tigg lol but I do the same thing with arctic silver 5. lol sorry I thought it was you when I was typing the reply :( lol

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