r/buildapcforme Apr 08 '23 Wearing is Caring Gold

🖥️ April Best Buy Guide: $350-4000 automatically updated PCPartpicker lists 🖥️

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UPDATE: Added $2000 "Sensible High End" list

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to the APRIL version of the best buy guide! I skipped march because there were basically no changes. With the 7800X3D being out and pricing changes across the board, here are the updated lists.

As to not repeat the same thing in every build, here are a few notes that apply to all the lists:

  • If you see a build that has some budget left over (let's say the $600 is $580), you can either pocket the change, or simply increase your storage capacity or change the case to your own preference.
  • If you're in the USA and have a Microcenter store within reach, please check the following deals as it can save you quite a lot of money: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/bundle-and-save.aspx
  • Keep in mind that the builds below that don't have specific notation like "Workstation" or "Hybrid" behind the budget, are first and foremost built for gaming purposes.
  • NOTE: Almost none of the motherboards in these lists come with Wi-Fi out of the box. You can either choose for a motherboard that DOES come with Wi-Fi out of the box (which I recommend) which are often identified with "Wi-Fi", "AC" or "AX" in the name (but not always, check the spec page to make sure), or with an add-on PCIe card this basic module or this higher performance one with Wi-Fi 6E and movable antennas.
  • I’m well aware that going 2nd hand can give you the best value for money. I might mention this a few times in the list explainers as well. But in the spirit of the subreddit, we’re mostly focussing on new hardware
  • What hasn’t changed, is that I’m still using the “Parametric search function” from PCPartpicker. It means I can pick multiple valid options for each part, and PCPartpicker will automatically & retroactively pick the cheapest option - So this should also work for other countries as well - just change the country of origin on PCPartpicker at the top right of the site . This makes it so even when something goes out of stock or up in price, the total part list’s price should remain somewhat constant and around the set budget. The major disadvantage of this is that it might be that a much better quality part is only $1.00 more than the cheapest, but PCP will still choose the cheapest option. If you want to make the list is correct, you can always leave a comment here, or ask on r/buildapc
  • This also means that all lists' prices are an estimate. Although with multiple options for each part being considered automatically, the prices can drift. It for example happened that the $850 build from last time was over $950 a month later.
  • If a power supply is out of stock or unavailable, you can use this Tier-List as a great reference. https://cultists.network/140/psu-tier-list/
  • Linus Tech Tips on YouTube made an excellent video from start to end on how to build a computer (LINK), even going into how a lot of the choices for parts are made.
  • u/sleepykitti made a great boilerplate comment for starter posters, also getting into the first steps to walk through after you’ve physically built your PC (LINK )
  • Unless stated otherwise, most builds listed are focussed first and foremost on value for money - or getting the best performance per $ spent. This does of course have a limit as you want to at least have a somewhat balanced PC and quality parts that’ll last you multiple years. This means that you are free to pick different parts with an aesthetic you like, but just keep in mind that it will cost you extra.
  • I will try to avoid needing a BIOS-update as much as I can. BIOS-updates are not very difficult, but they are factually pretty risky, and these combinations of new CPUs + old motherboards tend to affect lower end budget the most. Many of these motherboards won’t even have a BIOS-flashback feature. If if they do have one, I will just tend to avoid it. I am well aware that this can affect the choice of components.

Last time around there were quite a few confused people about all the terms and acronyms used in the guide, so here’s a quick overview of those I use the most in this post, with a clickable link explaining each term in a video or article.

Terms & Acronyms:

CPU Central Processing Unit. The 'brain' of the computer.
AMD Advanced Micro Devices. Main competitor to Intel on the CPU market, and Nvidia on the GPU market.
Chipset (AMD's A, B and X motherboards, and Intel's H, B, and Z motherboards) The video explains it best. It's the instruction and and feature set of a motherboard.
RAM Random Access Memory. It's a form of mega fast storage (MUCH faster than even the fastest SSD) which the CPU can access
DDR4/DDR5 The generation of "DDR" or "Double Data Rate" memory.
Dual Channel (Memory)
Motherboards: mini-ITX, mATX, ATX mini-ITX is the smallest formfactor motherboard, ATX the biggest, and m(icro)ATX is the in-between.
GPU Graphics Processing Unit. This is the actual sillicon chip from Nvidia, AMD, or (recently) Intel, that is mounted on a Graphics Card / Video Card.
PSU and choosing one Power Supply Unit.
AIO All-In-One Liquid Cooler. This uses a block and pump that's mounted onto the CPU, where tubes connect it to a radiator of different available sizes, pumping water through it, and cooling the water with fans.
Thermal Throttling When your CPU or GPU gets too hot (often around 100-110C), it will dial its clockspeed down to reduce temperatures. This also reduces performance, so it's something you'd want to avoid.
(SATA) SSD SATA is the interface used in hard drives and 2.5" SSDs. While hard drives still have their uses, 2.5" SSDs are rapidly being phased out, mostly serving their purpose when your motherboard doesn't have enough M.2 slots for SSD expansion (see next term). This SATA interface is locked to a maximum of 600MB/s, while M.2 NVMe SSDs (see below), are up to 10 times faster.
M.2 NVME SSD M.2 is the physical connector on your motherboard where you can directly attach an (often 80mm long) SSD to, also referred to as M.2 2280 (22 x 80 mm). Just an "M.2 SSD" isn't the complete picture, as there ARE M.2 SSDs with a SATA interface (indicated by its double keyed connector) - luckily these are not very common anymore. NVMe is the modern Controller Interface, that runs over your system's PCIe lanes (see below). This mainly means that they're capable of much faster speeds. As M.2 NVMe SSDs have basically become the standard for your PC's main storage drive, I'll refer to them simply as "SSDs" for simplicity's sake.
PCIe 3.0/4.0/5.0 PCIe are the super fast lanes often connected directly to your CPU. You can install M.2 NVMe SSDs on here (see above), but also most importantly, your Graphics Card. This PCIe Bus in your PC is split into many "lanes" which all carry a maximum throughput, where Graphics Cards often use 16 of these lanes as they process an immense amount of data, while SSDs only use just one. The 3.0/4.0/5.0 indicates the 'generation', where each subsequent generation doubles the maximum throughput of data per lane.
HDD Hard Drive Disk. For PC use, we mainly mean the 3.5" drives which still have their uses for cheap bulk storage. They're pretty slow for modern standards though.
I/O Input/Output. With this we mainly refer to the input and outputs on the back of the motherboard. So USB-A, USB-C, Ethernet (cable Internet), Wi-Fi, Audio, and more.
Raytracing (RTX) Very intensive workload in games where the graphics card calculates the paths of light rays in a realistic manner, in real time (it has been used since the early 2000s in animated movies, but it was very time consuming to render). Looks great, but also decreases performance by a lot, depending on the implementation
DLSS Deep Learning Super Sampling. It's an A.I. powered upscaling model used by Nvidia graphics cards, calculated on special Tensor cores optimized for this workload. A game is "trained" on this A.I what the game is supposed to look like on a high resolution. With DLSS enabled, the game will render on a lower resolution (improving performance), while trying to maintain picture quality from the high resolution. Only works on Nvidia RTX graphics cards (2000, 3000 and 4000 series)
FSR Fidelity Super Resolution. Basically the same as DLSS, but from AMD. Works on (almost) any graphics card, but also not as well as DLSS. FSR however is easier to implement into games for devs.

Here are the builds, which I might add on more to later on. For specific gaming benchmarks, I have a link in the PCPartpicker description at the "Expected Performance" section. But you can always look up benchmarks yourself too of course.

Builds:

Budget + Link Description
~ $350 Basic office PC but quite capable of the Adobe Suite as well
~ $400 Stop-gap solution for a drop-in GPU later on for those who want to have a funtional PC to start out with but buy a graphics card later on.
~ $600 Entry-level gaming PC that's actually tremendous value with the AMD RX 6600 GPU
~ $750 Great value, all-round Gaming PC with an upgraded GPU, wifi, decent quality parts
~ $1000 v1 A midrange PC with balanced parts such as good quality components, quiet cooler, 2TB SSD, 32GB RAM, to leave you enough headroom as to not having to worry about your PC for the forseeable future
~ $1000 v2 If you're looking at FPS/$ instead, and you want the fastest PC for around $1000, getting a fast GPU may be the way to go
~ $1000 [WORKSTATION] This is meant as a "2D workstation". As we're not using a GPU, this drastically increases the budget for all the other parts thus increasing quality, tier of products, and features. A drop-in GPU upgrade is still perfectly possible
~ $1000 [new] v3 For those who prefer to go with a more upgradeable PC such as the AM5 platform, this is now an option with cheaper motherboards. There are a few drawbacks compared to v1 though.
~ $1100 [new] [WORKSTATION] This is meant as a "semi-pro" workstation PC for those who are into video-editing, basic 3D design, or CAD software.
~ $1100 [new] Spending $1000 more than the $1000 v3 build allows to catch back up with the compromises make to make it fit into the $1000 window. I would recommend this if you can make it.
~ $1200 [new] This build is specifically for those playing on high resolution monitors like 1440p ultrawide or 4K. It saves on the CPU while getting a very fast high end GPU.
$1250 [THEMED] $1250 White themed gaming PC. This gives you a direction to look for other budgets as well.
$1250 Similar to $1100 build, but with a 16GB upgraded GPU
$1250 [WORKSTATION] If you don't need a GPU (people who do 2D (CAD) design, art, coding, video editing, photo editing, etcetera), you'll be surprised how high end you can build. i9 CPU, Z-series motherboard, 64GB RAM, 2TB high end SSD, etcetera.
~ $1500 Very nice upper midrange PC with a good value high end GPU, Ryzen 7000 CPU, and good quality parts
~ $1500 [THEMED] Theme built around the ITX case, the NR200P which is still really popular
~ $1650 [MICROCENTER] Microcenter has some sweet deals you can take advantage of if you have one around.
~ $1700 High end build built around the RTX 4070ti
~ $1750 [HYBRID/WORKSTATION] Hybrid gaming/workstation PC that's well balanced for both gaming and workstation applications.
~ $1850 Overall high end gaming PC
~ $1200-2100 [THEMED] STEALTH BLACK-OUT themed build for 3 different budgets
[new May 7th] ~ $2000 Sensible high end based around the Ryzen 7800X3D and AMD Radeon RX 7900XTX
~ $2200 The RTX 4080 is not great value, but undeniably pretty fast.
~ $2400 For those who want the ultimate performance with a budget around $2500, this is a "comprimised" version of that. Featuring the RTX 4090 :)
~ $3000 RTX 4090 high end PC
~ $3700 Top of the line gaming PC. With a budget like this, you'll need to likely edit to your own aesthetic liking

Monitor recommendations

>>> PSA: Monitors are set to 60hz by default in Windows! Don't forget to set your monitor's refresh rate to its rated value in the Windows / Nvidia Control Panel settings! <<<

Even moreso than the builds themselves, consider these monitor recommendations a "guidance", as there's quite a bit of subjectivity at play here, like:

  • What kind of size screen do you like? Do you want an immersive, large 32" screen? Or are you into competive gaming and prefer a small 24" (by today's standards) instead? Or perhaps just the popular middle-of-the-road 27" option?
    • This then also depends on your budget of course
  • Is it just for gaming? Or is it for one of the workstation PCs? Do you prefer a high contrast monitor for darkened room gaming, or a clear motion picture?
  • Is a monitor's performance and display very important to you? Or should it just be functional and good bang-for-buck?
  • Instead of taking my word for it, please look up some professional reviews from the likes of Rtings.com , TFTcentral.com, or Hardware Unboxed / Monitors Unboxed channels on YouTube.
  • I'll mention the monitor specs which are pretty important, so here's a video explaining most of the terms. It's 3 years old at this point, so some recommendations can be out of date!
  • As you might see, a lot of the "Build price" ranges overlap. That's because of the previous points; it being subjective what kind of monitor you're expecting. Some people have a $1000 PC and want a $1000 OLED monitor, while others with a $3000 PC are perfectly happy with a bang-for-buck $350 gaming monitor.
  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE look up reviews for some of the monitors that seem to fit your budget, I can't get into all of them in detail here!!
  • For the "Minimal recommended GPU for average gaming" column, please note that this is a gross estimate as the kind of games, settings and preferred FPS differs extremely from person to person.

PC Build price Target Specs Price Model(s) Description Minimal recommended GPU for average gaming:
$400-800 1080p / 60-75hz / IPS / 23-27" $90 - $120 Link There are a ton of these specced monitors around, and they're pretty cheap, but don't have a high refresh rate. If you're only playing single-player, scenic games, this might be perfectly fine for you. Any
$600-$1000 1080p / 144-175hz / IPS / 23-27" $150-$200 Link With a decent GPU, you really want to step up your monitor to a high refresh rate one for smooth gameplay. GTX 1060 / RX 5600XT / RTX 3050 / RX 6600
$800-1500 1440p / 144-175hz / IPS / 27-32" $225 - $300 Link Great bang for buck, but quality 1440p high refresh rate monitors RTX 2070 / RTX 3060 / RX 6650XT
$1250-$2250 1440p / 165hz-240hz / IPS+VA / 27-34" $300 - $650 Link This is where most higher end monitors are, and I also assume where the biggest diverging wishes for monitors lie. This list are the highest options for standard 16:9 aspect ratio 1440p monitors that'll suit most gamers. RTX 2080 / RTX 3060 ti / RX 6700XT
$1500+ 1440 Ultrawide / IPS $400 - $850 Link Some people might really like Ultrawide monitors. At 1440p UW, you do really want a beefy GPU, so from this "4070ti" and on budget, I think this is perfectly warranted. RTX 2080 Super / RTX 3070 / RX 6800
$1500+ 2160p (4K) $500-$700 Link For those wanting a good "value" 4K gaming monitor or Workstation hybrid. RTX 3080 / RX 6800XT
$1500+ HDR and (QD-)OLED. 27-42". Normal & Ultrawide $850 - $1800 Link


r/buildapcforme 11m ago

Rebuilding PC

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What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • 1440p Gaming - Triple A games

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $1500 AUD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • In the few weeks

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Just tower

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • AUS, QLD

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • CPU: i9-12900k GPU: Asus Dual OC 4070 RAM: Corsair 32GB DDR5

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No, maybe?

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • SSD

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Mid-tower, but kinda want microATX

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Already have one

Extra info or particulars:

nope, thank you to the people who are replying to the thread!


r/buildapcforme 2h ago

$1500-$1800 AUD Editing and Gaming Build

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What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I will be using this system for university work mainly using programs like Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve. I'm also planning to use the system for playing games like Overwatch 2, Minecraft and Rust. I may also try streaming in the future.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$1500-$1800 AUD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Within the upcoming weeks

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Just the PC itself.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Australia, so parts will be purchased online

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) Vengeance RGB Pro SL 3200Mhz DDR4 RAM

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I don't know much about overclocking but I'm open to trying in the future

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

32GB RAM, 2TB SSD

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

Wired

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Mid-tower. Would like the PC to be all black and look aesthetically pleasing when it comes to RGB, but I'm not too fussed

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No

Extra info or particulars:

Would like to be able to have the option to upgrade over the next few years


r/buildapcforme 6h ago

Complete beginner— help.

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What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. I’m looking for something that can basically just run the sims 4 with heavy modding, rhythm games, and some other “chill” games (no FPS or anything). Maybe some light usage of 3D modelling programs as well.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes? Absolute maximum is probably 1400-1500.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Plan on purchasing everything within the next 3 weeks maximum.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Everything besides keyboard and mouse.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

New York, USA. Technically I do have access, but there are issues with that.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

None.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No plans for that now.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Not sure.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Nothing RGB, too distracting for me personally.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes, windows 10.

Extra info or particulars:

I’m a complete beginner, so if anyone has any advice/explanations I would very much appreciate it. I know nothing about this stuff and I’ve found researching incredibly difficult with the extremely limited prior knowledge I have.


r/buildapcforme 7h ago

2k budget 4K gaming pc for an Aussie

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What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • 4K gaming and stable diffusion / AI generation.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $2000 AUD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Currently overseas so maybe in a month.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Everything but monitor, keyboard mouse, OS and case (1000d obsidian series)

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Australia QLD

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Case: 1000D obsidian series

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • never been one to do so but know how and can do if recommended.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • would like to be able to play with some AI image generation stuff to use for coding projects (eg standard diffusion)

r/buildapcforme 14h ago

I need a simple yet reliable PC.

6 Upvotes

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Some gaming (but not like Twitch/TikTok stream quality gaming because I’m too poor for that). A lot of streaming music and movies. Word processing (if necessary). Lots of internet surfing. May be going back to school so I’ll need it for that, as well.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$400-450. Maybe $500. I know I’m being cheap but that’s my life.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Within the next couple of months, if the fates allow. Again, I’m poor.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

I have a gaming keyboard and a mouse. I just need the tower and monitor.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Louisiana, United States

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I have a mouse and a keyboard already. Not sure what brands they are.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I don’t know what that is so let’s say no to be on the safe side

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

Storage is not important because I have all of my old hard drives from previous laptops so I can use those. I would like whatever it takes to keep it running smoothly hopefully for longer than a couple of years.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

LED lighting would be nice but not necessary

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Windows doesn’t come with the pc already? I would like the newest edition of Windows.


r/buildapcforme 4h ago

Animation / Content Creation Build ($1500)

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I made a post almost a year ago asking for a build for a content creation workstation. Things fell through with purchasing that, and I'm not sure if the suggested lists still hold water today, which is why I'm back again. (If those lists are still good, please let me know.)

What will you be doing with this PC?

  • Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)
  • Modeling / animation software (Maya, Zbrush, ToonBoom Storyboard and Harmony)
  • Gaming (Overwatch 2, Minecraft, God of War)
  • Streaming (art and gaming, haven't decided which platform)
  • Heavy web browsing (Chrome)

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $1200, supermax of $1500.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC?

  • 2-3 months. Yes, I know.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget?

  • Tower, OS, monitor, mouse. Mouse isn't absolutely necessary but I'd still like suggestions.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Southeast USA. Closest Microcenter is in Duluth, which is about four hours from me.

If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Keyboard: Huo Ji Z-88 RBG keyboard (typewriter style, blue switches)
  • Microphone: Razer Seiren mini
  • Mouse: cheap little Logitech (bluetooth)
  • Monitor: Huion KAMVAS GT-191 as a secondary monitor

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Still don't know what that is, so I doubt it.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build?

  • 32GB RAM for sure
  • 2TB SSD if it doesn't break the bank

Do you have any specific case preferences, or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Full tower, RGB, preferably white but that isn't a must.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Yes, Windows 11.

Extra info or particulars:

  • Planning on upgrading parts down the line so I don't have to have the newest or shiniest features right now. Anything that won't give me a BSOD for opening Chrome works.
  • Thanks 🫶🏾

r/buildapcforme 4h ago

First PC

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Hello, Good Day or Evening.

This will be my first PC build, I've been wanting to build a PC for a couple of years now but I never had the chance to. This PC will be primarily be for playing games, internet surfing and watching movies. I am hoping to play games in 1440p.

I already have a Hyte y60 case(given to me) And The Aero 4070ti. All I need are the other parts.

help is greatly appreciated. I have no clue how to choose parts.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, Have a great day.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Mostly Gaming, Watching Movies and Anime. Internet surfing. I will be playing AAA games, elden ring and maybe try out Rdr2. Apex and Indie games I would also maybe try to mod the games I play.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$2500 CAD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • As soon as Possible

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

OS

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

*I do not have access to a micro center. Canada. I will be purchasing the parts online.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Hyte y60 (white). I already have a keyboard and mouse. Aero 4070ti

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • I will not be overclocking as I do not know what it is.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • 2tb of storage would be nice.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

I have the Hyte Y60. Rgb would be nice. White theme for the aesthetics if possible, I do not mind what the color of the motherboard would be.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

I would need a copy of Windows. I do not have a preference as I do not know much about it.

Extra info or particulars:


r/buildapcforme 5h ago

High Performance/Budget/Balanced PC for Video Editing (Premiere), Gaming, Productivity

1 Upvotes

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I will be using this PC as my general workstation--coursework with dozens of tabs open on Chrome, editing in Photoshop and Illustrator at the same time, 1080p (and maybe 4k) video in Premiere Pro. I will also be using it for gaming, but quality is not my biggest concern (GTA Online, Minecraft, Warzone) and streaming using OBS, but I'd rather a PC that's built for the productivity work/editing with gaming benefits as a byproduct.

My previous PC is the HP Pavilion 690-0020 with an upgraded 1TB SSD (EVO 870) and 16GB RAM (Corsair LPX 16GB 2666), which I'd like to carry over to the new machine.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

Before rebates, taxes, and shipping, I'd like to spend $800-900. However, I'm willing to cut corners wherever possible to bring the price down without significantly reducing performance.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

ASAP, if I can decide on a build that is suitable.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower only. OS, monitor, keyboard, mouse is covered. RAM and Storage will be brought over, but I'd like to add another 16GB and 1TB, respectively.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Michigan, US. I do have access to a Microcenter, although it's a bit of a drive.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Logitech MX MASTER 3S Wireless Optical Mouse Leopold FC980CEW Wired Standard Keyboard Sceptre C275B-144RN 27.0" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz Curved Monitor

TP-Link Archer TX3000E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax PCIe x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Samsung 870 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL16 Memory

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Down the line, maybe, but honestly, I don't need to (unless it's advised for what I want to do?).

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I move a lot of files from SD cards and external HDDs/SSDs, so fast/plentiful connectors would be ideal. I also saw mentions of Intel's Quick Sync working well with the Adobe Suite, as well as Nvidia chips being better suited for the Adobe Suite as well. If this is accurate, I'd like to stick with this. I'd also like to expand the storage eventually, so room for that would be great.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Understated is fine, as long as it's not downright ugly. If the colors match, that's awesome, but I'd rather cut costs than target a particular aesthetic/theme. At the moment, I was thinking something all black with no RGB. I'm not gonna be looking at it a whole lot, so as long as it looks decent when I do, I'm good.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No, I don't. I can get a copy through my university, as far as I can tell.

Extra info or particulars:

Here's a link to my initial idea for a build (https://pcpartpicker.com/user/thesplashzone/saved/f3JR4D). This is my first time seriously considering a build so apologies if it's formatted wrong. I altered some prices because I know people from whom I might buy parts, but those deals aren't set in stone yet. The overall price is higher than I'd like it to be, so cutting it down even by a bit would be awesome.

Thank you all very much!


r/buildapcforme 8h ago

Game and game dev pc

2 Upvotes

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

Games I normally play are league, valorant, and elden ring. But the other things I hope to be able to do are run unreal engine and world building applications like worldmachine and gaea along with blender.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

1300

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

Anytime throughout the summer

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)**

I have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Nothing else as far as I know.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

Maryland, US. There's a microcenter in my area.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

I have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Nothing else as far as I know.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

Overclocking right away

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

SSD, large amount of storage, large amount of ram

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

Window, RGBLED lights, and preferably black or white color. Some others colors are ok depending on case design.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

I will need windows included in the budget. Windows 10 preferably.

>**Extra info or particulars:**

Wireless wifi capabilities. At least 5 usb ports.


r/buildapcforme 6h ago

[QUESTION] - UPDATE - HELP WITH FINISHING BUILD

1 Upvotes

So I have my gaming card, memory, and monitor already

if you were going to change any of the rest of this or maybe any slight upgrades please let me know. I'm finally about to finish this and piece together. thanks!

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B550M PG RIPTIDE Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory Silicon Power GAMING 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $29.97 @ Amazon
Storage Silicon Power P34A60 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive $36.99
Video Card Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 6700 10 GB Video Card $325.49 @ Amazon
Power Supply Thermaltake Smart BM2 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $114.27 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell S2522HG 24.5" 1920 x 1080 240 Hz Monitor $193.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $939.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-06-05 22:48 EDT-0400

r/buildapcforme 10h ago

Moving parts from current PC into NZXT H1 - $425 MAX

3 Upvotes

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

* I already currently use this PC mainly for gaming and browsing.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

* $425, hard stop. Lower if at all possible! If we can get below $350 that would be great

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

* Within 3 weeks.

*What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)*

* Motherboard, low profile RAM (preferably RGB if possible).

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

* USA, no Microcenter close by.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

* Intel i5 12600k, Western Digital 2TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, NZHT H1 (just got this).

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

* Hmmmm, no I do not think so.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

* I would like a liiiitle RGB if possible.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

* Own the white NZXT H1!

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

* No

> Not going to lie, I am a little nervous about moving my CPU to a new motherboard. Is this generally a safe process or should I err on the side of caution and get a new GPU as well?


r/buildapcforme 15h ago

mITX build help - $1500 enthusiast budget

6 Upvotes

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Hi all. My machine is getting very long in the tooth (i5 2500k, gtx960) after 12 years despite some incremental upgrades, and now that GPU prices are saner again, I'd like to build this summer. I have built 2 systems in the last 3 years, identical budget builds for my sons. I'm looking at a mini ITX build to be used for gaming and home mixed-use.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

My goal is to aim at a good breakpoint for 1440p performance without breaking the bank. I have a roughly 1500 dollar budget.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Sometime in the next month or two.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

PC only - I have peripherals and monitor already.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

USA - no Microcenter nearby, unfortunately.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Peripherals unnecessary. I just bought a Gigabyte M27Q Pro monitor for 1440p usage.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Not likely.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

N/A

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

Will be wired, but would like wireless capability just in case.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

ITX. I prefer black/white for colors.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No.

Extra info or particulars:

Questions of note:

Would it be better to go for an Intel CPU instead of AMD? I thought it would be easier to go the same manufacturer across the board, but maybe that doesn't matter anymore.

Is the PSU okay? Any other items of note that I should be aware of (I've read about some mobo issues requiring flashing it up to date)?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 4.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $241.27 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i chromax.black 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $54.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte B650I AORUS ULTRA Mini ITX AM5 Motherboard $259.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5600 CL36 Memory $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive $108.25 @ Amazon
Video Card ASRock Phantom Gaming D OC Radeon RX 6800 XT 16 GB Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P Mini ITX Desktop Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair SF750 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $160.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Gigabyte M27Q-P 27.0" 2560 x 1440 170 Hz Monitor -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1545.42
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1520.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-06-05 14:23 EDT-0400

r/buildapcforme 7h ago

Please help me build a gaming PC that also looks cool! (White/RGB)

1 Upvotes

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Work. Games while streaming.(Minecraft, OW2, Warzone, Dota 2, but likely to try out some other games that are more hardware-intensive once I have a new setup)

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • 2000 but if this seems like overkill for what I’m using it for I’m happy to spend less

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • This week.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower, monitor, OS

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • South FL, USA

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • Not sure I understand the question but I already have a Razer Deathadder and a USB keyboard.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • I am unsure. Open to hearing suggestions.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • Nothing specific. Just a gaming PC that performs well with the older games I play and any newer titles I might want to try out. Maxed settings preferred but not required.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • I’d like the theme to be all white tower/components with lots of rgb. Overplayed I’m sure lol but I like the look.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • Yes

Extra info or particulars:

I greatly appreciate any help! 🙂


r/buildapcforme 7h ago

Roast my ITX PCPartPicker part list before I buy V2.0

1 Upvotes

¨What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.*

-Rendering (octane, blender, c4d)

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?*

-2000 USD

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.*

-In less than a week

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)*

-Nothing

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?*

-Chile.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.*

-Nothing, but I already bought the Meshlicious.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?*

-No

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)*

-CUDA

-2TB

-32 GB RAM

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?*

-ITX

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?*

-No

Extra info or particulars:*

-Worried about noise (also recording music)

_______________

Im building an ITX for rendering so I need last suggestions please :)

I know that I cant OC with that motherboard but I want to go for the i7-13700k anyways

Also, I choose the be quiet! AIO because I dont want to ship a LGA 1700 kit for 50 USD.

hhttps://pcpartpicker.com/list/Vp4D6r

CPU | Intel Core i7-13700K 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor

CPU Cooler | be quiet! Silent Loop 2 280 77.57 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX B660-I GAMING WIFI Mini ITX LGA1700 Motherboard

Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory

Storage | Crucial P3 Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive

Video Card | Asus DUAL OC GeForce RTX 4070 12 GB Video Card

Case | SSUPD Meshlicious Mini ITX Tower Case

Power Supply | Corsair SF750 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply

Custom | LINKUP - Ultra PCIe 4.0 X16 Riser Cable [NVIDIA RTX3090 AMD RX6900XT Tested] Shielded Vertical Mount Gaming PCI Express Gen4┃Dual Reverse Connectors {18cm} Designed for ITX+NVIDIA & ITX+AMD60

Custom** | Thermalright Intel 12th Generation LGA1700 Anti-Bending Buckle, Curved Pressure Plate,CPU Fixing Buckle,CPU Stress Bending Correction Fixer, Fully Fitted and Fixed Without Trace Installation

Custom** | Brass Hex Standoff PCB Motherboard Male Female Hexagon Spacer Assortment Kit Set M3


r/buildapcforme 7h ago

Multitasking, huge excel models & 100 chrome tabs

1 Upvotes

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**
* 100 chrome tabs, a few extensions as well, large excel models and multitasking - could be chrome, excel, large PowerPoint presentations, etc.
>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**
* $500-$550 USD
>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**
* ASAP
>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)**
* Case, cpu, gpu, ram, motherboard, power supply, ssd
>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**
* USA and yes to micro center
>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**
* bluetooth kb w/out dongle, logitech mouse. 2x 32up850 monitors
>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**
* open to it but not a requirement
>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**
* nope
>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**
* like mini tax but open to micro atx
>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**
* no, have license
>**Extra info or particulars:**
Looking to put together a desktop that can handle 100 chrome tabs, a few extensions as well, large excel models and multitasking - could be chrome, excel, large PowerPoint presentations, etc.
M1 MacBook Air 8gb ram was actually not bad but can’t stand using it for MS office. Same for my base model M1 Mini.
Also have a thinkpad x1 i7-1165g7, 16gb ram, 1tb ssd that’s feels close to being able to handle everything BUT notice a slow down frequently enough.
Would like to keep it under $500
Saw a budget build on YouTube using an i3-1300f that seemed promising. Should be a 20-25% bump in power compared to the laptop?
Figuring 32gb ram 512gb ssd minimum Driving 2x 32” 4K monitors Wi-Fi Like mini atx form factor but open to micro
What do y'all think?


r/buildapcforme 13h ago

Gaming pc for near future

3 Upvotes

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

  • I’ll play games like Minecraft and ark survival evolved, it would also be good if it could run discord/WhatsApp at the same time as gaming.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • £900.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

*within a month or two .

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • just the tower, if you can include keyboard and mouse and mouse pad for an additional £100 to the budget, that would be nice but I will figure that out later.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

England .

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • my first pc so nope.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • No.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • i want a m.2 boot drive.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

*LED would be nice but ofc isn’t necessary .

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No.

Extra info or particulars:


r/buildapcforme 14h ago

1500-2000 USD Hybrid Workstation/ Gaming PC

3 Upvotes

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

I will be gaming (Diablo 4, Cyberpunk, RDR2, etc,) writing, and video editing. I play games at 1440p.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
I would like to stay below 2000 USD, so that I do not have to go too much over $2,000 in total.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Within the month.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

PC Only
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

USA. No microcenter location.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I have a 32 inch curved dell moniter. 144hz, 1440p. I also already have a keyboard and mouse.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Unlikely.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I will be using Adobe products and would prefer 2TB storage, but will fine with one.

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

Will be running wireless, but would like the option of wired for the future.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

The more compact the better, and I would prefer black. But I care about performance above all else.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No.


r/buildapcforme 12h ago

Best price to performance 4k build?

2 Upvotes

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

Pretty much just gaming. Looking to run demanding titles like cyberpunk and red dead 2 at 4kk 60 fps at least.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

Just wanting to get an idea of what I'll be paying. No set budget right now.

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

I'm looking to be done upgradeing by the end of the year.

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)**

mobo, ram, cpu, gpu, power supply

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

U.S., and yes I have access to a Microcenter.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

I'll be reusing the tower, moonitor, and all peripherals.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

Not interested in overclocking.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

I am looking for an NVME SSD.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

I'm reusing my case, I don't particularly care about the color of the peripherals.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

I will need a copy of the latest windows.

>**Extra info or particulars:**

LIke I said, just getting an idea of prices and how much I can look to spend for the best performance at the cheapest price for 4k 60fps. I'm kind of stuck between putting money into PC or just move back to console with how expensive hardware is right now.


r/buildapcforme 14h ago

£2k for tower - UK based - heavy Chrome, Photoshop and some gaming

4 Upvotes

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

Living in Chrome across 3 x 1440p 165hz screens, Zoom Calls, Photoshop, Notion, Slack, Canva. Some light gaming (nothing too taxing)

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

£2,000 for just the PC (I have everything else - screens, keyboard, mouse etc)

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

This week

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Tower only (I have Windows 11 already)

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

UK

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Everything other than the Tower

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

No need to overclock,

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

LOADS of ram (64GB DDR5 @ 6000 ideally)

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Big fan of the Corsair 4000D

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

No

Extra info or particulars:

Need to keep with an NVIDIA card as I use NVIDIA Broadcast with my digital SLR for video calls.

Was thinking of 13700k and 4070ti - but happy to have mind changed! Thanks


r/buildapcforme 15h ago

Higher-end Gaming + Recording + Editing PC parts help please

3 Upvotes

Hi r/buildapcforme!

Would love some help in choosing parts for my upcoming build please :)

What will you be doing with this PC?

Some context: I'm building this to run and record high quality gaming content and also simultaneously stream as well - but I also work heavily in Photoshop, Lightroom, Rendering, and Video Editing professionally so I'd love to build this in mind that it's going to be an all around heavy editing workstation tooI've saved up enough that budget is not as much an issue, but of course I'd rather not overspend when not necessary

I think the main parts that I'd like to build around are:GTX 4090 (Please help me choose a card) & AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

Maybe around $3000-4500? I haven't given it too much thought exactly

When do you plan on building/buying the PC?

In a little over a week. I'll be travelling back from abroad.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget?

  1. Motherboard
  2. DDR5 RAM: (Maybe x2 32GB sticks to start?)
  3. PSU
  4. Case with good airflow and any aftermarket fans I might need for the CPU also
  5. One or Two 2-4TB SSD for Windows/Applications + Games & 4-8TB HDD for file storage

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

California in the US for most of the pricier components and then in the Philippines for all the heavier things such as the PSU and Case.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

I have a 3070 Ti that I could also bring to run a dual GPU setup but I don't know if that would pair well at all with the 4090.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

I'm open to trying it out in the future but the concept of overclocking does scare me a little so I'll probably avoid it in the short term

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build?

x1 SSD for Windows/Applications such as DaVinci Resolve and Photoshop (1-4 TB?)

x1 SSD for Games (2-4TB)x1 HDD for file storage (4-8TB)

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Mid-Tower to Full-Tower is okay. Not picky on anything other than it having good airflow please

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yes please that would be great

Also in terms of buying parts, would it better if I went with Newegg, Amazon, or BestBuy? Or a combination is okay? I also saw some posts about Microcenters and can avail their shipping options if I purchase them soon.

Sorry for the length of this post. I'm really not great with pairing parts and any small nuances with pairings and fan choices + power requirements, etc. So I really appreciate the feedback and little tips. Thank you!!


r/buildapcforme 13h ago

Sim Racing Triple Monitor Build

2 Upvotes

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

Sim racing, almost exclusively iracing. Will be wanting to get as close to max settings in game on triple 1440p 27 inch monitors with 120fps+ , bonus points if I can push 80+ fps to my quest 2 on special occasions

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

$2500, preference would be to get close to $2k for additional budget for screens and misc. hardware

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

ASAP

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)**

Just the things that sit in the tower, no software or peripherals. Apparently Nvidia has some capabilities that play really nicely w/iracing so would prefer nvidia gpu

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

US, yes

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

Logitech dongle wireless keyboard and mouse and corsair dongle wireless headphones. Fanatec CSL DD wheelbase and fanatec pedals/shifter

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

I don't believe so, maybe CPU at some point, sounds like cpu is generally bottleneck in iracing

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

1tb hard drive, 16gb+ ram

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

nope, whatever is most cooling efficient for the money

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

No need to include in budget

Thank you all! Found this sub and hoping it can help me figure out what I need. Candidly, I've been looking at Lenovo Legion towers as I've never built a PC myself before and cannot figure out if I need a 3070, 3080, 4070 or 4080 and what processor and ram i need to achieve triple 1440p 27s with good framerates. I'd like a bit of future proofing but also wouldn't mind saving a few bucks for better monitors.


r/buildapcforme 15h ago

Gaming PC Build For A Friend

3 Upvotes

**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

** Streaming, gaming (Destiny, Apex, New World), and editing videos(Canva)**

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

** $1400**

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

** As soon as possible **

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc) ** Everything, but keyboard and mouse**

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

** No access to Microcenter/Western US**

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

** Steelseries rival 3 mouse **

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

** No overclocking**

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

** 2TB SSD, 32GB Ram, LED lights **

What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.

** WiFi is a bonus but will be wired.**

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

** No case size preference. Tempered glass. Color themes - pink/mint. Curved monitors. LED lighting**

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

** Yes. Windows 10 **

Hope this was formatted correctly, mobile life.


r/buildapcforme 9h ago

$3000 AUD Build for Content Creation, Streaming and Gaming

1 Upvotes

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • Content Creation, Streaming and Gaming

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • $3000 AUD don't mind if it's a little bit over.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • Immediately after deciding and purchasing the parts.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Tower only

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • Melbourne, Australia

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I have several spare SSDs and Hard Drives, this build will just need a M.2 Drive.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • OC is not essential for me, but if I need to undervolt, change the PL1 and PL2 to help control temps for the 13th gen Intel CPUs, I'm happy to do so.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • I would prefer it to be white themed, though if budget doesn't allow, I'm happy to sacrifice SOME aesthetic for performance. RGB will be an plus. If I have to put a percentage on priorities, it would be 70% performance and 30% aesthetics.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • I have an copy of Windows 11

Extra info or particulars:

To be honest, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with my research so far. There are so many options out there, and I'm having trouble making decisions. It would be incredibly helpful if you could provide me with a list of components to work off. For example, I've heard that the 13700k can have temperature issues, but they can be mitigated by undervolting and limiting its PL1 and PL2. However, I'm not sure if the motherboard needs to be capable of supporting those features. Additionally, I've heard that the 4070ti should fit within my budget, but some concerns have been raised about its VRAM being insufficient for future games.As for my setup, I'll be gaming on a 1440P Ultra Wide Monitor, with a second screen positioned vertically for monitoring stream chat.I would greatly appreciate any help or suggestions you can provide to get me started on the right track.

Thank you all in advance!


r/buildapcforme 14h ago

Game Dev Desktop $1300-$1600

2 Upvotes

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

* I will be doing game development with this pc. Engines would be Unreal and Unity mainly. My work primarily focuses around level design and scripting.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

* I'm assuming the build will cost me around $1,300-$1,800 but obviously if what I am looking for can be built for cheaper that is also appreciated.

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

* I need to start this week or less than 2 weeks ideally.

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)**

* I need a case and windows operating system. I still use Windows 10 on my laptop but I'm most likely going to have to switch to Windows 11. I am considering considering to get a much wider monitor because my current monitor makes the windows of the game engines very cramped and I am getting tired of hooking up multiple monitors, but I am not considering the monitor as a part of the build at this time.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

* United States, East Coast. There is a Microcenter an hour away from me so it wouldn't be too much of a hassle to get the components myself.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

* I have a Keychron K2 keyboard and a cheap logitech mouse (m100). My monitor is a viewsonic 1080p 144hz (but I cant find a model name).

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

* No I will not.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

* I will likely need an SSD or two with a good amount of storage (I'd prefer to have around 3-4TB). Components that I also think would be important is good RAM (Maybe 32GB if possible). I also know that good GPU will be important to this build and same goes with the CPU but I have only been familiar with NVIDIA and Intel products. It has been a while since I kept up with newer components so this is something I might need more explaining or recommendations for what is currently good.

>**What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.**

* Ethernet.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

* Mid-Tower/Full-Tower would be preferable. I don't care for lighting and color as much, though it would be neat. I'm cool with a standard case but I would also be interested in a case that gave it a sci-fi style.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

* Yes, likely Windows 11.

>**Extra info or particulars:**

* Another aspect of the build I want to ensure is good cooling. My room can get warm and I need a case that is going to keep everything cold.


r/buildapcforme 16h ago

Received new CPU, need to upgrade my PC to match it.

3 Upvotes

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

High End Gaming, 240 FPS (240 hz monitor), Working, lots of programs open all the time

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

600€-1000€ preferably, 1500€ max

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

Asap

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)**

Probably want a Tower and only hardware, got everything else already.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

Austria, St.Pölten

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

Whatever you can salvage from my current build. Im open to replacing most stuff

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

Down the line

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

* Hopefully my current Storage if possible and graphics card.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

* Full tower if needed, but otherwise a midi-tower is fine

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

* No, I already have windows

>**Extra info or particulars:**

Hey, I just recieved an amd ryzen 9 7950x3d and would need to upgrade some of my pc to match it.

I use the PC for Gaming, my goal is to have around 200-240 fps cuz of my 240hz monitor

I also use the pc for work.

Would want at least 32GB ram (idk if its possible to keep current ram), keep my storage if possible.

My current case is pretty small, I can buy a larger one tho.

New CPU

"AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Prozessor mit 3D-V-Cache-Technologie, 16 Kerne/32 verzerrte Threads, Zen 4-Architektur, 144 MB Cache, 120 W TDP, bis zu 5,7 GHz Boost-Frequenz, Sockel AMD 5, DDR5 & PCIe 5.0"

Current Build:

CURRENT BUILD
    Operating System
        Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    CPU
        AMD Ryzen 5600
    RAM
        32,0GB
    Motherboard
        Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING-CF (AM4)    29 °C
    Graphics
        VG279QM (1920x1080@240Hz)
        27MP35 (1920x1080@59Hz)
        4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (MSI)    49 °C
    Storage
        2794GB TOSHIBA HDWD130 (SATA )    30 °C
        1863GB Samsung SSD 870 QVO 2TB (SATA (SSD))    23 °C
        465GB KINGSTON SA2000M8500G (SATA-2 (SSD))
    Optical Drives
        No optical disk drives detected
    Audio
        Realtek High Definition Audio

The upgrade budget would be hopefully 600€-1.000€ and max 1.500€.