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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 06:18 AM - Thread Starter
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Mid-range Build

So that last time I built a computer was in 2006. I've wanted to build again for some time and I've finally gotten around to going for it. It took some convincing of my wife but she's open to it because I need something I can efficiently edit video and photos from trips. I've got a ton of video just sitting on hard drives and nothing to edit with.. I'd also like to do a little gaming on occasion.
So here's the list I've come up with so far:

$ 64.99 - Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-06 Tempered Glass RGB Mid-Tower ATX Case, White
$149.89 - ASUS Prime Z370-A II (Intel 9th Gen)
$158.99 - Intel Core i5-9400F Desktop Processor 6 Cores 4.1 GHz Turbo Without Graphics
$ 69.99 - DEEPCOOL Liquid AIO CPU Cooler, Captain 240 RGB, SYNC RGB
$184.99 - XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 1386MHz OC+, 8GB GDDR5
$ 79.99 - Patriot Viper 4 Series Extreme Performance DDR4 16GB (2 X 8GB) 3200MHz Kit (PC4-25600)
$ 79.99 - EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G2, 80+ GOLD 550W, Fully Modular
$ 32.94 - SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB Internal SSD
$ 49.98 - Western Digital RE4 2TB HDD
$108.00 - Microsoft Windows 10 Home - USB
$249.99 - Sceptre C325B-144R 32" 144Hz 1800R Curved AMD FreeSync Gaming Monitor

$1223 - Total from amazon. Prices fluctuate a little but I'm trying to keep it under $1300. I've got a MicroCenter close to home that I can build for about the same price too.

Any thoughts, criticisms, critiques? Does anyone know of any Memorial Day sales coming up?

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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 06:55 AM
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Nice but... 9400f is a locked cpu meaning, you can use a B360 mobo and 2666mhz memory and ditch the aio cooler, or get the 9600k (unlocked cpu) and DITCH THE AIO and get something like a cryorig h7 minimum. Also I've heard mixed things about the evga psu's some good some not, not sure about that one but maybe consider seasonic focus or corsair rx if they fit in the budget (unless the evga is one of the good ones). IPS monitor for photos and videos since most have good color reproduction

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post #3 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 07:14 AM
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Bump the memory to 32 gigs.

*Also, you may not need to purchase win10. You can download a win10 usb boot and install from there. You can skip the key section and register later, but with that version you can't use the customized options in windows. If you dont care about aesthetics, then you save $.

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Get an air cooler instead its cheaper more quiet and more reliable and also better if you buy something like a Noctua NH-U12A or NH-D15
https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...lc-cooler.html

And while the EVGA G2 is not bad it is on the older side and the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold is newer and better and often cheaper
And last drop the Windows USB you can download Windows 10 for free on the MS website to any random USB device and you can buy a digtal key online for far less money

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High refresh rate freesync panel costs much more than the 580, which will struggle anyway delivering 144hz in AAA titles. Further more, 1080p on a 32" screen is ghastly (the pixel density is catastrophically low, image quality will be terrible).

RX 580 is a fine 1080p 60hz GPU but if you want high refresh rates or high resolutions, particularly in AAA titles, you need to look at the next tier up GPU's.

Buy an OEM license for Windows 10 from Ebay for like $10 and put the rest towards hardware improvements.
Further savings can be had in the CPU/Mobo/RAM section. A Z370 board + i5 9400F cpu? Priorities are completely wrong here unless you are planning to replace that CPU in the near future with something like a 9700K.

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Get your cpu/mobo at MicroCenter. You can get a r7 2700 and a x470 for <$300.
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1080P on a 32 inch give you a PPI of 68,64 which is way too low and it will make the picture look horrible, so either pick a 24 inch 1080P screen or move up to 4K if you want a 32 inch
Also since this is a work build have you considered going with AMD Ryzen instead? it might end up being better cheaper or both

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Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. This is exactly why I came here. Obviously my inexperience and unfamiliarity with the latest hardware is showing. So my takeaways are:

Better monitor.. Any recommendations for under $300? would like at least a 27"...
CPU Mobo combo would be a good way to go. I'd like the i5 9600k. Whats a good mobo to go with? I haven't considered AMD really. No real reason other than I guess deep down I'm just brand loyal to Intel.. I could be convinced otherwise I suppose.
No liquid CPU cooling.
I'll get more RAM if the budget allows. Also go with next tier GPU is money allows.
Thanks for the sugestions about Windows 10. I had no idea.
I'll go with a better PSU. Already found some for about the same price. I shouldn't need more than 450/500 watts right?

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If you want a 32", the LG 32GK650F is a 144hz 1440p VA panel for $330. Otherwise the Viotek GN27DW 27" is a 1440p/VA/144hz for $310. I wouldn't buy a 27" 1080p monitor personally.

For motherboard either the Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro or Elite. Pro is marginally better than the Elite but just get the cheaper of the two, it'll make no difference with a 9600K.

For PSU the Seasonic Focus 650w is $71 but it's only semi-modular though. You can get the fully modular Focus Plus 550w for $74 if you want that.

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AMD is on the way with their gen 3 of their Ryzen architecture which will be shown at Computex at the end of this month so unless you have a need for a new system right here and now i would wait those 3 weeks and see what AMD has on the way

Personally i would not consider Intel too much if i where on a budget and while loyalty is fine dont let it blind you into buying something worse and more expensive just because brand x is slapped on it so keep an open mind

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