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    New PC Build

    So the laptop died and now I have semi decent internet Im considering building a PC for a bit of gaming and general use.

    I havent done much gaming since the DayZ phase and havent built for a while.

    Hoping to build something that will play most newish games and future proof me a little looking to keep it around 1500 bucks. Without peripherals.

    This is my current thoughts:

    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4Ghz 19MB AM4 Retail Box - With Wraith Stealth Cooler
    MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC AM4 ATX Desktop Motherboard
    G.Skill 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Trident Z RGB 3200MHz
    Samsung 970 EVO Series 250GB M.2 NVMe SSD
    WD Blue WD10EZEX 3.5" 1TB 64MB 7200RPM Desktop HDD
    MSI GeForce GTX1060 Gaming X 6GB GDDR5 3xDisplayport HDMI DVI
    Integrated - Onboard
    Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 RGB Mid Tower Case
    FSP Hydro 500W 80PLUS Bronze EU Power Supply - Retail

    Cheers
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    I would grab two SSD, one for the operating system and one for games.

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    I would personally look to dump the 1060 and get a second hand 1070 or even 1080 if a bargain pops up. Can get them pretty cheap now and the performance gains are considerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disc0-dan View Post
    I would personally look to dump the 1060 and get a second hand 1070 or even 1080 if a bargain pops up. Can get them pretty cheap now and the performance gains are considerable.
    Agree. I had a 1060 and upgraded to a 1070ti about 2 months after.
    The GTX 1060 was released in 2016 and is showing it's age for newer games.

    Look out for a 20% off tech sale on E-Bay to bring down the prices.

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    yep id run 1 ssd for windows only and 1ssd for gaming, look into ple and Austin they have sales on all the time
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    Add https://www.centrecom.com.au/ for price checking as well

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    1080ti affordable second hand now with the new cards arriving

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    Would mean compromising on other parts of the build if I went 1080 though trying to find that balance of something decent without going over the top

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    Found a 1080 cheap!

    Have now realised I need a new monitor to benifit from it #fail

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    Might as well go a 144Hz gsync monitor then

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    So the Build is done and it all worked first go... Not bad for not building a PC for some time.

    This was how it ended up

    CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with Wraith Cooler
    MOBO - Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO WIFI
    Memory - G.Skill Trident 16gb 3200mhz
    OS Drive - Samsung 970 250gb M.2 NVME SSD
    Storage Drive - Samsung 860 500gb SSD
    Video Card - Gigabyte GTX1080 Xtreme Gaming
    Case - Thermaltake V200
    PSU - Cooler Master MWE Bronze 650w

    Also picked up a 32" Viewsonic 75hz monitor, not the best but it seemed to stack up fairly well for a casual gamer like myself.

    Hopefully a fairly bulletproof system since it blew the budget a little. Im happy with how it looks too.


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    Good bang for buck rig!

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    Dont forget to turn your ram up. It will default to 2133mhz and ryzen really benefits with faster memory.

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    Good job on the wiring. The last time I did build one (>12 years ago), it looked like spaghetti inside.

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    Morning gents! I'm in the market for a new gaming rid as mines getting a tad old. Budget $2k - $2.5K for heavy gaming and productivity use. Would like to step up to an i9 and the best equipment to compliment that in a quiet package.

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    You're gonna need to lift your budget to wayyy more than $2-2.5k if you're wanting to go an i9 based build with equivalent spec in everything else.

    An i9 alone will set you back ~$900 for an 1151 chipset or ~$1500+ if you want 2066, then a 2080 or 2080Ti GPU will be $1200-$2300 depending how serious you want to go.

    That's your whole budget gone in two components.

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    probably go an i5 or 7 if your budget is that low
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