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    Actually Getting a PC

    I've been thinking about getting an actual PC for a while now instead of just playing on GeForce NOW. Tired of heavy WiFi usage and mouse delay. I picked out a general list from PC Part Picker and edited it to my liking. Original pricing total (including monitor) was around $1300 but I've managed to bring it down to $1100 by swapping out a few things like 1660 ti -> 1660 super or a general 550w gold power supply to a 450w bronze+ instead. I'll link my build below; please let me know if this is decent and if there are any issues with it/anything I need to worry about.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BxJvk6

    My general budget for my PC was around $800 (not including monitor).

    EDIT: I've never built a PC before, please don't flame me. I don't have much money because of the current situation so that's my budget.

    EDIT: Taking this over to PCPartPicker's forums for more support on cooling and whatnot, thanks for the help here <3

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    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: AMD Threadripper 2990WX 3 GHz 32-Core Processor ($1432.65 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($360.29 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X399 AORUS XTREME EATX sTR4 Motherboard ($955.00 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Aegis 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($24.20 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 860 Pro 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($943.95 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($2599.98 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($2599.98 @ Amazon)
    Case: EVGA DG-86 ATX Full Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($538.96 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Full 32/64-bit ($299.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor ($1264.91 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor ($1264.91 @ Amazon)
    Total: $12284.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-13 23:06 EDT-0400

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    the main parts of this are looking pretty good, (gpu cpu ram storage) psu will be fine, could save money on a cheaper case. would recommend looking at recent monitor reviews for gaming. the vg248 whatever is really old, and you can get better colors nowadays. also think it's overpriced at $250, look around a bit more, i think you can find 144hz for cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozilla mirefox View Post
    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: AMD Threadripper 2990WX 3 GHz 32-Core Processor ($1432.65 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($360.29 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X399 AORUS XTREME EATX sTR4 Motherboard ($955.00 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Aegis 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($24.20 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 860 Pro 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($943.95 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($2599.98 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($2599.98 @ Amazon)
    Case: EVGA DG-86 ATX Full Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($538.96 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Full 32/64-bit ($299.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor ($1264.91 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor ($1264.91 @ Amazon)
    Total: $12284.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-13 23:06 EDT-0400
    already seen from John sorry boy

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    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/stxDNq
    Just under budget, you're over paying for a lot of things with that build.

    *EDIT: EVGA 2060 KO sold out already, replaced it with an MSI Ventus OC model.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1g mac View Post
    already seen from John sorry boy
    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.39 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone PS08B MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($54.49 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($81.87 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: MSI Optix G241 23.8" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($189.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $1067.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-13 23:34 EDT-0400

    EDIT: Took out monitor since I know nothing about them and have a 21:9 monitor anyways.

    Changed: CPU, RAM, and Storage

    CPU is better, and has a better cooler
    RAM is faster
    Storage is cheaper
    Better CPU with more wattage incase you need to upgrade at some point

    I like @bat's build better, but I think you can get a better CPU for just 10 dollars more or so.

    EDIT2: Changed to 2060 and Ryzen 3600 and stole bat's monitor suggestion

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    Quote Originally Posted by bat View Post
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/stxDNq
    Just under budget, you're over paying for a lot of things with that build.

    *EDIT: EVGA 2060 KO sold out already, replaced it with an MSI Ventus OC model.*
    my budget for the PC was 800 not including the monitor but ill look into this, thank you for the suggestion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1g mac View Post
    my budget for the PC was 800 not including the monitor but ill look into this, thank you for the suggestion!
    You could probably get away with swapping out the GPU to get under $800, but we were just assuming if you were willing to spend 1100 total with the monitor, you could get away with shifting some of the cost to PC instead. I assumed you will just be playing CSGO like the rest of the community, but a 1660/1660 SUPER/1660ti will be perfectly fine for CSGO. You would even be good with an RX 580, and those are around $170.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozilla mirefox View Post
    You could probably get away with swapping out the GPU to get under $800, but we were just assuming if you were willing to spend 1100 total with the monitor, you could get away with shifting some of the cost to PC instead. I assumed you will just be playing CSGO like the rest of the community, but a 1660/1660 SUPER/1660ti will be perfectly fine for CSGO. You would even be good with an RX 580, and those are around $170.
    i’m most likely gonna stick to a 1660 super or ti and I most likely will not switch my video card to and due to the amount of horror stories i heard about amd driver issues. as a new builder, i really don’t want to panic if the thing doesn’t post/fucks up. my old pc with amd cpu/gpu got fucked up by the latest amd driver install, where my fps halved on everything and over a million people had the same issue and had to back paddle to adrenalin 2019. i’ve received countless black/blue screens because of this. i’d do a complete uninstall with ddu and reinstalled my old drivers.

    just a bit paranoid of that type of thing happening :>

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1g mac View Post
    i’m most likely gonna stick to a 1660 super or ti and I most likely will not switch my video card to and due to the amount of horror stories i heard about amd driver issues. as a new builder, i really don’t want to panic if the thing doesn’t post/fucks up. my old pc with amd cpu/gpu got fucked up by the latest amd driver install, where my fps halved on everything and over a million people had the same issue and had to back paddle to adrenalin 2019. i’ve received countless black/blue screens because of this. i’d do a complete uninstall with ddu and reinstalled my old drivers.

    just a bit paranoid of that type of thing happening :>
    The driver issues are because of new cards/architecture. The 5700XT had issues on launch, but since it's been out for 10 months the driver issues are pretty much nonexistent now. I wouldn't worry about driver problems unless you're buying a brand new series of card. You also need to consider survivor bias, where the vast majority of people never experienced problems and a subset of people flooded reddit and other places blowing it up; and then content creators jumped on a new bandwagon for content and clicks.

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