The PC build thread

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Dieselboss, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    Dang I paid around $300 for my 5600xt with the upgraded memory . Crazy hardware prices right now , been building for 20 yrs now and I finally have the money to build what I want but cant purchase the parts ! funny how life works lol
     
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  3. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    $269 For XFX 5600xt THIC 2 Pro Pre Covid
     
  4. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    I know. Not sure what is going on with the prices
     
  5. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    Everybody is home to play games and scalpers are exacerbating it by buying every single thing anybody wants.
     
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  6. Moose1958

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    Looks good, have fun building this. I do have one suggestion. That NVMe I would recommend buying a smaller one. Unless you are going to game and the game requires the data to be on the C drive. This is one reason I installed a 2nd hard drive in my Dell Laptop using a caddy. SSD for OS and regular HD for data.
     
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  7. danny23tx

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    Just purchased a 5600x , 3060ti and Asrock b550 mb !
     
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  8. andhe78

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    After three months, just got the last piece of my part pile yesterday. Can't wait to build this over the coming week. Was a console gamer for the last thirty-five years, but got tired of my favorite games just being crippled versions of pc games, so decided to bite the bullet and try building my first rig-love puttering around and building things, so seemed like a perfect fit. There's some rookie mistakes in this parts list, but it will leave room for improvement down the road. My only real requirement was a case that was under ten inches tall since it's going to spend it's first few months on my entertainment center hooked to a tv until a dedicated gaming space is built.

    Case: Silverstone Sugo 15. New case, seen some bad reviews, but it literally checks all my need at this time-perfect size for my space and will fit my parts.

    Motherboard-Rog Strix z490-I. Actually bought this mobo in a great deal on black friday because it was the best fit for the case I originally planned on using before my current case came to market. The Sugo will work better for me though and this mobo will be perfect in it.

    CPU: i7-10700k. More cpu than I really need, but was another great deal around Thanksgiving, so picked it up not realizing I was going to need more cooling/bigger case to fit more cooling. Thought about returning it, but figured I'd just start upgrading at the start and rolled with it.

    Cooler: Noctua NH-U12A and Kraken x53-240mm. Got two options here, the Noctua was my original cooler for my first case until I blundered with the i7 purchase. Am going to play around with them-see how temps are with both, try some undervolting and maybe even some overclocking. Gives me a couple months of puttering around-didn't want to be done with the build in just a day.

    Ram: Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3200MHZ, 2x16 GB. Needed a low profile in my first plan, but they'll carry over fine to this build.

    Storage-Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe M.2- 2Tb. Should last me a while. Mobo has room for two M.2.

    Psu: Corsair SF 750. Itx power supply, way more than I need, but I do plan on upgrading my rig down the road (possible custom loop) and this psu will handle any expansion.

    Gpu: Rog Strix RTX 3060Ti. I know, a rog strix 3060 is a bit ridiculous, but it was a six hundred mile round trip to get my hands on this one without paying scalper prices. (Wife thought I crazy to drive that far, until I reminded her what I do for a living-drive? lol.) Kind of wanted a 3070 for 1440p gaming, but this was my best option at the time, and it should be fine, while giving me some overclocking potential if I want to try it.

    Anyway, this is my project for the next week (perfect vacation timing.) Feel free with any critiques, I've still got a lot to learn. Can post with final results if anyone is interested.
     
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  9. Wasted Thyme

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    Total cost?
     
  10. Moose1958

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    I would like to amplify my last comment #75 about NVMe a bit. I use Samsung 970 in an M.2 MOBO slot too. I love the speed and it does everything I ask of it. I guess my position on it will be like that ages-old debate about shutting down a system vs leaving it on or in sleep mode. I don't advise using any form of SSD for basic storage. In my setup, I use as described in post #66 and I am very happy. I currently use just over 50 GB of that 500GB of storage. On my desktop, I keep a storage folder as well as links to two platter HDs where I keep my BACKED UP storage. In a previous post, a person commented on having another M.2 slot on the MOBO. At all costs try to avoid using this 2nd slot. I am using a cheap MOBO with only one slot for my NVMe and at the cost of an SATA channel that is now unusable. One last point, every tech geek I have spoken to about SSD has told me the same thing. Use it for a lot of storage and you shorten the life. It goes back to the process of how data is stored on those devices and what happens when it is accessed. Right now you can get a large NAS drive for peanuts. While it is a personal choice of course, still I highly recommend against purchasing any kind of solid-state device much larger than the basic needs of keeping an operating system.

    A person I know had a computer shop in Yorktown Virginia build his company system. He is using NVMe for his OS and has two storage drives. One is 2TB and this is where he keeps his business records even payroll records. Then he has a 10TB drive that stores all his camera feeds.

    One last point about solid-state. Windows currently has a feature update two times a year. While I understand why someone would just let updates install this new feature, the last time I did this it took almost 3 hours to do. I rather download the windows ISO then use Rufus to make an installation media and reinstall the new feature update that way. Windows stores your license in digital form stored in the email address you use as your account. In other words, it will activate automatically. Built systems don't normally have SLIC codes in the BIOS. This way my system stays clean!
     
  11. Dieselboss

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    Stimulus checks... ;)
     
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