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Comment reply on Forum Topic "I have £650 ($800) to build a budget rig. Hit me with your best all round build!"

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

No, sadly, those keys are either illegitimate or part of large-scale distribution licences being used in way that violates Microsoft's TOS - both of which can and will be revoked by MS at some point. Another thing is that the 'OEM' versions of Windows mean you lose the ability to reuse that key later on when the PC is changed or even when just the motherboard is replaced, and access to Microsoft Support with your OS. The unfortunate reality is that there's no way around spilling 100 quid on Win10.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Japan CPU price conundrum"

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

The 3700X somewhat outperforms the 9700K. The 3700X is about the same as the 9700K in single thread and is much better when it comes to multi-thread performance. Currently, in gaming, the 9700K and the 3700X are fairly evenly matched (the 9700K is little better on some less CPU intensive games), however, when games inevitably become more and more optimized for SMT, the 3700X will pull ahead with a great margin. Due to the AMD's 8c/16t versus the Intel's 8c/8t. Right now, for gaming at 1440p, you will see that the gap between the 3700X and the 9700K is much closer.

I would highly recommend getting the new 3700X. It's too bad they're the same price over there; in the USDM, the 3700X is about $100 cheaper.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first build plz."

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Don't get that bundle - it may save you $55, but they've put a really pricey motherboard in there. You can buy a 3700X and a X570 chipset separately for about $510.

If you're looking for a quiet-as-possible cooler, then I'd have say a water cooler more than anything else. Those are dead silent, usually.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

it starts to get very hot

Ah, yes the old AMD laptops. There was a joke which goes as follows: 'People with AMD laptops can use them as space heaters in the winter!' haha

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

$750 is a much more roomy budget because I can shoehorn in a dedicated video card.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $138.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory *G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $44.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card $129.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $54.53 @ Walmart
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $725.49
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 19:52 EST-0500

I've also included 16 GB RAM so you'll have nice performance margin when editing 1080p videos. Not to mention, somewhat future proof.

Sorry, but I will have to leave it at for the moment. It's a little here in the UK, so I'm gonna call it a night. If you have any other questions I will definitely get to them tomorrow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

No, when doing a clean install, you're just reinstalling Windows 10 with the key which came with the laptop.

You download this tool and then go from there. I would, however, check whether your key has been attached to your Microsoft account before diving in. Although, if it's all on the same machine you may not even need to reactivate it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

It may end up doing nothing to the performance of your laptop, but at least you know your PC is safer.

If you want to squeeze more life out of it, a clean install of Windows always refreshed any ageing system and gives it the life it had when new back. This would wipe the entire machine, so you'd make a copy of all your documents etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Not the end of the world, the last 3 are not so good. Go ahead a quarantine those if you didn't already.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Maybe so :D

If that laptop is revivable, you may be able to keep for a few more years, although the hardware is definitely dated so it's probably showing its age.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

That's odd, what you have there should be perfectly capable of running the game. Could be some bloatware or even malware, or could be just a nearly full hard drive.

Try running MalwareBytes and see what you get.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

No worries, happy to help - don't worry about my time haha.

Hmm, about your current PC, usually when they slow down like that, they're fixable.

Can I ask you the check the CPU you have in that laptop?

If you're not sure, open Task Manager (can be searched in the start menu) and click on more details, then go to the performance tab. Then 'read out' the text you have, where I've encircled it in the below image:

https://imgur.com/zdTCvvX

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

OK, I had a look at filmora recommended specs.

Since it's for basic editing I could come up with a $570 build:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $138.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $36.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $44.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $58.54 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $571.51
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 18:41 EST-0500

The integrated graphics on the R5 3400G should be good for some light gaming, although don't expect anything like max settings.

The CPU on there has 4 cores with SMT, which basically means it can run as if it had 8 cores, though only works with the right software. You will most likely benefit from SMT when streaming and possibly rendering videos.

8 GB of RAM is the bare minimum, but I would advise 16 GB RAM to make sure nothing is sluggish (extra ~30 bucks).

Also, what's the laptop you have now?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to this. Help! Need PC for streaming flash games and light video editing!"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

First thing: how deep are your pockets? Based on what you're looking for you could end up spending anywhere between $800 - $1800.

Second: Which rendering/video editing software do you use? This is a big decider on what CPU or GPU you will want.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first build plz."

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Not sure about that Noctua (100 bucks for an air cooler). The Scythe Mugen is quite good, so is the beQuiet Dark Rock Pro. If you plan on OC maybe a water cooler such as the CM ML240 or the Corsair H100i.

That said, I do wonder about the need for a 3700X.

Also, I see you like that Meshify C.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first build plz."

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

You'll want an aftermarket cooler with that 3700X btw.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first build plz."

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Well, maybe some comparisons and benchmarks can help:

In both of these, you will see that both cards are very closely matched, however, the 2070S does pull ahead of the 5700 XT, more noticeably when it comes to 4K gaming. Each card is a viable option, but maybe due to a lower price and guaranteed Freesync compatibility you might lean towards the AMD unit.

Whichever you go for, neither option will let you down, that's for sure :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for web browsing and burning movies to dvd"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I see that.

In that case, Amazon has the CX450M for $58.54 - would end being a bit of an upgrade since its semi-modular. Not that aesthetics play any part in this build.

I was just wondering how Vega 3 compares to, say UHD Graphics 630/610, since that would suffice on its own.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first build plz."

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

Hey, you may not need all $1500:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $119.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply *EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $98.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan CRYORIG XF140 76 CFM 140 mm Fan $19.57 @ Amazon
Case Fan CRYORIG XF140 76 CFM 140 mm Fan $19.57 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1257.05
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 12:43 EST-0500

-The R5 3600 is perfectly fine for any game, so going for that leave room for money spent elsewhere, especially the GPU.

-The RTX 2070 SUPER is very capable and will manage 1440p@60+ FPS on most AAA titles.

I've also gone ahead and included a power supply. The Sabrent Rocket M.2 SSDs are very fast so I swapped the Samsung/HP for this - while being similarly priced. I did also pick a different case which is $20 less since aesthetics aren't a big thing here. Although, the H510 is a pretty good looking case none the less.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first build plz."

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

If you're thinking of buying two 2070s in SLI, remove that thought and get a 2080. Seriously, SLI is kinda useless unless you've got the budget for two 2080 Ti s. Other than that, you'll benefit greater from just going up a level in the series.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first build plz."

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

I've heard that NVIDIA has made changes to the drivers so that G-Sync is now cross-compatible with Freesync monitors.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first build plz."

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

Might as well get the newer G1+ or the Corsari RM 650 (2019).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need opinions on first build plz."

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

One thing to point is if you're going for a 3700X, then you'll want to go for an X570 mobo chipset to make the most out of OC.

Another that's bugging me, which PSU do you plan on putting in?

Also, what games do you play? Mainly AAA titles or less demanding stuff?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled."

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

Not badly, just that one of the SATA ports is disabled when you use an M.2 SSD. A lot of motherboards do this. So you'll have one less SATA 3 ports to hook up a drive to. The motherboard you have there has 6 ports, so you won't have any issues unless you're trying to run 6 HDDs with that M.2.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Competitive FPS/RTS Build"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I gotcha. Here's what I recommend minus the monitor:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $124.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $249.98 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $699.99 @ Best Buy
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply *Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1829.90
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 11:18 EST-0500

I assume you're gonna throw in your old storage as well - might as well if it still works.

There's no real need to spend all $3000 to get a 'premium' gaming experience. A 3700X + 2080S combo will guarantee max settings on almost all AAA titles for a while. If you really want to go all out there's the 2080 Ti which'll push the total to about $2.3k, so still under budget.

I wasn't going recommend just a one monitor since its also about what you're looking for so here's a small handful of them which I'd say are quite good for value - they're all 165+ Hz units.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Monitor Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $329.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus ROG Swift PG258Q 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $479.99 @ Amazon
Monitor LG 27GK750F-B 27.0" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $299.00 @ Adorama
Monitor Acer XF250Q Cbmiiprx 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $249.99 @ Amazon
Monitor MSI Optix MAG271R 27.0" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor $215.50 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1573.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 11:23 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Budget"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, when I'm going through motherboards, I check the manufacturer website for 3rd gen out-of-the-box support. It takes time but it's worth it, you can find cheaper solutions which won't give any problems that way.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Competitive FPS/RTS Build"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Can I get a list of your current build? I wanna see if anything can be salvaged.

Also, you'd be shooting yourself in the foot by limiting yourself to Intel at the moment. Currently, the 3rd gen Ryzens are outperforming the 9th gen Intel Core, by a decent margin - even on single thread.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Budget"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

The B450-F is 3rd Gen ready out of the box so there wouldn't be any need for BIOS updates.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Super Powered Graphics Computer $1600 budget"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Any particular programs?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please help me with my first build"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

I made comment explaining the changes on your list above.

This is a PC I think is money better spent, also got the price within budget.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $124.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste $6.15 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $191.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $204.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $699.99 @ Best Buy
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply *Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1967.08
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 05:56 EST-0500

I changed the case to a much less expensive one, which will still be very easy to build in with nice aesthetics. Though if you really wanted that one, you'll have accept going out of budget.

Jpereirafrsilva knocked your RAM down from the sky to 32 GB, but I think we both see that you don't need any more than 16 GB. Doing that freed up about $200 of the budget which can be put to far better use elsewhere, specifically the GPU. That 2080S will be the difference between max settings @ 60+ and, well not.

The new Ryzen 3000 series chips are outperforming their similarly priced Intel counterparts. The 3700X can be picked up for ~$140 less than the 9900K, and PassMark has scored to be just as good or better than the 9900K.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please help me with my first build"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point
  • First off, 64 GB of RAM? It won't be for a couple of years before 32 GB is necessary for 1080p/1440p gaming. If you plan of 4K then it can be a viable option.

  • Unless you want it for the looks, that cooler can be found in cheaper variants.

  • 2 separate 1 TB SSDs can be swapped for a single 2 TB, unless you were looking at a RAID setup.

  • The SuperNova G3 is very good, however, its successor, the G1+, was released sometime last year, so you should opt for a newer unit (warranties, longer support, improvements, etc.).

  • About your selection of the OS, you'll notice it says 'OEM', this basically means you'll be able to activate once on one machine and you'll have to acquire a new copy whenever you want to change a significant amount of parts, namely the motherboard. It also means you won't be eligible for Microsoft support. It's mainly for companies who manufacture PCs. I would recommend buying a full licence from Microsoft or Amazon, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for web browsing and burning movies to dvd"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Just wanna point out that the PSU has a preset price, is that intentional, or a remnant of another list you were making. PCPP has a price for it that's $10 cheaper, so you could make the list total a tad less.

I was also thinking about using dual-core chips since most simple productivity apps have some 'optimization' for SMT. Although, the other thing might be that if they frequently watch videos etc., they could benefit from Vega 8. May not be necessary - I'm not entirely sure how Vega 3 stacks up to other GPUs and iGPUs on the market.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for web browsing and burning movies to dvd"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Lol, with my laptop's screen, the BIOS column gets chopped off, I can't see the versions -_-

Yeah, I also wouldn't bother trying my luck with BIOS flashing, not to mention you'd need a supported CPU beforehand to do it anyway.

True, even a small boost in performance is welcome, a couple bucks shouldn't matter too much. Well, unless it does matter to OP.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for web browsing and burning movies to dvd"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Went for those to keep it as close to $300 as possible.

I always look at 3rd gen out-of-the-box compatibility, which is why I put in the PRO-M2.

Wow, didn't realise dual-channel can bring such a drastic change in performance, but then again, I can't see web surfing and DVD burning being a similar workload to CS:GO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for web browsing and burning movies to dvd"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Pretty sure burning rental movies is illegal, but oh well, here's a suitable build that'll stick around their home office for another 10 years :)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $92.58 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-M2 V2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $72.98 @ Amazon
Memory Team Elite Plus 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $29.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $19.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $28.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $58.54 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.85 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $372.89
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 03:28 EST-0500

You were bang on the money with an AMD APU, and the lower-end Ryzen 3 CPU is more than sufficient.

I also included a low-capacity SSD to store the OS on so the system is nice and snappy for them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Budget"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply *EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $98.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1019.94
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 02:36 EST-0500

Not sure what settings you plan on running games at, but this would be good for ultra-ish settings 1080p @ 60+ FPS (1440p would also be possible), with nearly all AAA titles.

If you want to go the corners of your budget, you can bump the GPU up to a 2070:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply *EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $98.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1289.94
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 02:39 EST-0500

If you prefer to buy Windows 10 from Microsoft themselves:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/windows-10-home/D76QX4BZNWK4/0003?rtc=1&activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab $139.00

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 Budget USD"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Here you are:

I did end up using all your budget, but this one is a better spend of your money since we can fit in parts that compliment each other.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card $419.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply *EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $98.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1209.94
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 02:11 EST-0500
  • Ryzen 5 3600: Just released in the last quarter, with somewhat better performance than its more expensive Intel counterparts.
  • The Memory market is currently at its trough, so RAM is dirt cheap, even the good stuff. This Corsair Vengeance kit would've run you ~$140 a year or so ago.
  • These new Sabrent Rocket SSDs boast crazy quick read/write speeds, that means fast loading times.
  • The 2060 SUPER is also recent (Q3 2019).

This build would easily handle 60+ frames at 1080p, it would mostly be able to manage 1440p if you're interested as well.

EDIT: After realising you also needed peripherals in there, I changed some things to allow for that.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $44.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply *EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $98.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $979.95
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 02:24 EST-0500

Here's a list of 144 Hz monitors I would recommend:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $240.49 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $144.99 @ Amazon
Monitor MSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $194.99 @ B&H
Monitor Dell S2419HGF 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Dell
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $690.46
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $680.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-12 02:27 EST-0500

As for keyboard/mice, it's hard to recommend this since it's a personal preference thing, really. When looking for keyboards, try to get mechanical switches, since those are very nice for gaming and even just typing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WireCast Streaming Build .. Need Some Input"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Z390 chipset is geared towards gaming, it doesn't really make anything any faster. The main difference is that you can OC your CPU on the Z chipsets, something you won't be needing to think about that on a strictly streaming build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WireCast Streaming Build .. Need Some Input"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Maybe an i7 would be suitable for the use, plus you have the budget:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $335.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard ASRock B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card $229.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $98.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $184.99 @ Dell Small Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1194.88
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 13:39 EST-0500

Made another change: Looking over it again, I figured an RTX 2060 SUPER would probably overkill for video streaming, so I put in a GTX 1660 SUPER, which still has the same NVENC 6th Gen as the 2060.

Another thing:

What resolution/framerate will you be streaming at?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WireCast Streaming Build .. Need Some Input"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Would an i7 be overkill? Well, it depends on the quality of your stream, you're trying to achieve: if you only plan on streaming at 1080p @ 30 FPS, then maybe. Also, will the PC be running anything else at that time?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Challenge : Used parts 3D CAD workstation under 200$USD"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Buddy, you're gonna need a case or your parts won't last very long. Without a case, your PC is gonna be a mess of parts and cables sprawled all over the ground, all of which are ESD sensitive and will snap in two with a single trip.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Super Powered Graphics Computer $1600 budget"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

What kind of programs do you use for graphics work?

If you're talking about renderers and such, 64 GB RAM may be a tad overkill.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WireCast Streaming Build .. Need Some Input"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Wirecast is optimized to make use of Intel Quick Sync Video and NVIDIA's NVENC Encoding, so I put together a list which makes the most of this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard ASRock B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $403.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $98.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $184.99 @ Dell Small Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1222.88
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 09:49 EST-0500

Wirecast recommends an i7 quad-core, although it's been a while since i7s were quad-cores, so for this, an i5 hexa-core can do a similar job as an old i7.

However, a locked i7 would easily fit into your budget should you want the extra power.

I put in a 2060 SUPER which uses the Turing architecture which includes the latest NVENC (6th Gen), benefitting you in streaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Loungeroom Gaming PC"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

It does, huh?

Could be swapped for a Corsair SF I guess:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Power Supply Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $139.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $139.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 08:58 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RBG MINI ITX Build"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

What's the reason for specifying an i7 chip?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Plex Media Server HTPC under $1,000"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Taking out the WiFi card, the GD08 can be squeezed into the budget:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $92.78 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory *Patriot Signature Premium 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $30.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $44.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate IronWolf NAS 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate IronWolf NAS 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate IronWolf NAS 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99 @ Adorama
Case Silverstone GD08B HTPC Case $209.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG WH16NS60 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $119.56 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $983.24
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 07:40 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Loungeroom Gaming PC"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

This is all you really need to make use of that GTX 1080:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage Corsair Force LE 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB EX OC Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case $63.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $665.92
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 05:53 EST-0500

I didn't include an AiO because it's not completely necessary for good performance, but if you want it I will add a list for it below.

Here's a list which leans toward overclocking using a 240mm AiO:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $234.37 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.93 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $249.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage Corsair Force LE 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB EX OC Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case $63.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $966.22
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 06:01 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for help with Upgradable Gaming PC"

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $138.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.98 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $44.98 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $58.54 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $448.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-11 04:50 EST-0500

The 3400G is a fairly powerful CPU for its price, not to mention the integrated Vega 11 Graphics which is good even for some moderate gaming. Later on, you can add a dedicated GPU so you can turn up the graphics.

In the given situation, I would recommend a single stick of 8GB RAM, but since the 2 stick sets are super cheap right now, you may as well go with that. You'll have to eventually upgrade to 16 GB at some point anyway.

If you plan on getting the SSD after the HDD, that'll mean reinstalling Windows onto the SSD. Which is fine, but it's easier to stick in an SSD and get the benefits right away. You can grab a 2 TB for ~$50 once you run out. For now, if your laptop hard drive didn't die, you can try and salvage that for the time being.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Little Bros Mini ITX PC"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

This should be able to meet those requirements. You don't really need the whole budget.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $254.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $164.75 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Memory Express
Storage *Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $147.92 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $669.00 @ Canada Computers
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply *Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $124.99 @ Canada Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $140.00 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1756.09
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-10 14:35 EST-0500

However, if you wanted to ensure the optimum gaming experience, you could fill more of the budget with this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $424.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Memory Express
Storage *Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $147.92 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $959.00 @ Canada Computers
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply *Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $144.99 @ Corsair
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $140.00 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2271.82
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-10 14:39 EST-0500

EDIT: I just noticed that he wants it in a Mini ITX tower, so here are those parts, from the first list, crammed into one:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $254.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $165.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Memory Express
Storage *Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $147.92 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card $669.00 @ Canada Computers
Case Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV SHIFT Mini ITX Tower Case $149.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply Corsair SF 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $229.99 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $140.00 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1916.34
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-10 14:48 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Little Bros Mini ITX PC"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

What kinda games does he play? AAA titles or a mixture?

Which monitors are these? Can/Does he use DisplayPort to connect to them?

Also, choosing a specific brand for its name will rarely benefit you - go for whatever gets that most out of your budget.

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