For the more audiophile inclined, check out the Sennheiser 599SE
Amazing sound stage and quality, don't really need a Dac but benefits from one still, and goes on sale for quite cheap at times. If you can get it for 170-220, it's an amazing deal.
I highly recommend just buying a separate mic, as you can more easily spec for the quality of each item, and if one breaks, you don't have to replace both.
Go for a Corsair RMx, Seasonic Focus Plus, or Evga G2/G3 PSU.
Go for the m.2 version to save two less cables, it's the same price on amazon link
I don't know much about ITX setups, you might ask in r/sffpc about the case. I have heard the Meshlicious is best for cooling.
I will suggest you upgrade the RAM to 3600MHz, even if that means dropping to CL18, tho CL16 should only be ~$10-15 more. Ryzen 3000 and 5000 really benefit from the speed increase.
Mobo seems way overkill, the x570 chipset is really only for the 5800x+ when doing workstation tasks and serious overclocking. I'd go with this b450 board for $150. $125 if you are in Calgary, Edmonton or Ottawa lol.
If you want to use the case-front USB-C port, get a motherboard that supports it (eg - MSI X570 Tomahawk, MSI X570 Ace, MSI Prestige X570 Creation, ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Pro (Wi-Fi), ASUS Prime X570-Pro, ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi), ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula, ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming, ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming, ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero). The adapters won't give you the USB-C features, all they really let you do is connect USB-C hard drives without needing an adapter. You won't get PD or DP alt-mode or anything like that.
Or you can buy one of these janky adapters, but be forewarned, if you plug in a USB-C device that attempts to draw over 4.5W, your computer will turn off.
Like others have metioned, AOC is a good budget monitor if you want high refresh rate. I got their 24 inch curved 165hz and have no problems with it. Just make sure your gpu can push those frames.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08D3Y5PFZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 $185 on prime
5 pack of arctic fans. These are super quiet and work as good as Noctua ones. They went up in price though, used to be $40, 2 months ago.
Make a system restore DVD in case you need to get back to a clean system.
Install alternative browser then go hunting for driver update.
Use ninite installer to speed up must common free programs installs in one go. https://ninite.com
Also a good read http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-disable-core-parking-windows
I just replaced all my case fans with 140mm x2 front and x1 120mm .. and i dont even hear my pc running . also my cpu cooler is a dh15s ...
i bought these fans and .. you wont regret getting them either . on sale for 17-20 each https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00KF7Q4WG/ref=emc_b_5_mob_t
here is the 120mm one https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07CG2PGVG/ref=emc_b_5_mob_t
Due to the GPU shortage, you are probably better off getting a pre-Built right now if you're in a hurry to get something. I CyberPower pre-built for instance like this one:
Most pre-builts unfortunately come with a single stick of RAM so maybe budget to get an extra stick. The above prebuilt comes with a GTX 1660, plan on paying around 1600$ for one with a 3XXX GPU at a minimum.
If you want a really nice multibit magnetic screwdriver for general use at a reasonable price, I HIGHLY suggest getting a Picquic multibit screwdriver. The one I linked is what I have and is currently $20 on Amazon, but they are usually available on sale for $12-$13 either at Amazon or at Canadian Tire.
It's a really solid screwdriver and it's made in Canada. It has pretty strong magnetic bits and is great for PC building. I work in a factory and pretty much all of the maintenance guys there have these in their toolboxes because they are cheap, sturdy, and work well.
No. That type of thermal pad would be used on stuff like VRMs, RAM chips, etc.
This would be the type of pad you would use on a CPU.
That being said, decent thermal paste is going to be the best option.
Consider the Scythe Mugen 5. Reasonably priced (< $75 tax incl. right now), very quiet and miles better than the stock cooler. Comparable to the equivalent noctua in a lot of benchmarks I’ve seen.
Mine should be here this week or next for replacing the stock wraith cooler on my 5600x which was making an unpleasant sound with my otherwise very quiet case.
Water cooling is way overkill IMO. Much more expensive and often noisier than a solid tower cooler unless you’re spending a lot to get a quiet pump and fans.
I just buy the Amazon Basics ones. The clips are sturdy, the cables are fairly priced and I haven't had any issues.
The Adata SU800 is a great SSD with DRAM, its also on sale for $139.99 for 1 TB. (Originally $169.99) https://www.amazon.ca/Premier-qualité-supérieure-écriture-ASP550SS3-120GM-C/dp/B01K8A29E6/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=adata%2Bsu800&qid=1595438496&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1
So, apparently you can get an OEM windows 7 pro for like 5 bucks on ebay, and the upgrade to win10 will still work (you'll get pro as well! :D)
And since I'm too lazy to format a link:
The RAM that is currently in this system is JEDEC-standard DDR4-2666 CL19, which is fine, because that's the best you're going to get out of an H470 with a Core i5-10400F anyway.
I would not trust a Dell H470 to support XMP at all, so the two listed memory kits would probably only run at 2400. You're better off getting JEDEC-standard DDR4-2666 like the Kingston KVR26N19D8/16 or the Crucial CT16G4DFD8266. (nb - do not mix these up with the Kingston KVR26N19S8/16 or the Crucial CT16G4DFS8266, which are single-rank and will perform slower (although they will both still work fine, but you'd be paying the same money for less speed)).
I scored this for $280 after tax
I actually got 2 to replace the old work provided 21in HPs I had flanking my main 1440p 144hz display.
I would not have bought at full price ($400 + tx) but at the sale price, I think it's an excellent secondary display.
Definitely the ax200. If you wanna be "futureproof" and have 6ghz support, then go for this, but the ax200 should be plenty.
It wouldnt need to be made by intel, but they have been the most reliable for me
Get a CableMatters cable on Amazon - they are the best quality for the price, way better quality than monoprice and primecables.
air or water depends on the case, mesh cases are made for air but water coolers also get advantage from them.
whats ur cpu, case and current cooler??
also if you're knowledgeable, have a window and some tools you can install a small window ac which can aid in cooling your gaming/pc room
Hey, glad to help. What computer case is it? you might not need the mounting adapter. If you do, this one should work, comes with data cables. SATA power cables will usually have multiple connectors on them, so the one currently in your pc should be able to plug into both of your SSDs without any additional parts.
The crucial kit also includes a SATA to USB cable, the kit I linked doesn't include it. You won't need it for this install, but they can be useful if you ever want to access a drive through usb instead.
After it's all connected, fire up windows and you will either get a pop up asking you to format the new drive, or you may need to go to disk management and manually format it. Either way it's a 2 minute process to get up and running once everything is correctly installed.
https://www.amazon.ca/CYBERPOWERPC-Xtreme-i5-10400F-GeForce-GXiVR8060A10/dp/B08FBK2DK5/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=cyberpowerpc&qid=1623869991&sprefix=cyber&sr=8-6 this is upgradable , price is 1092 similiar specs but better and can upgrade it did get review from gamer nexus it passed said better than the dell g5 lol and when I asked on discord if ur budget is 1100-1200 I think it’s best fit
I’m happy with it so far, keyboard and mouse are also very nice too if u don’t plan to get gaming ones
Pre built bundle will probably be the only way you'll be able to get something to meet your timeline (within a week).
In case you werent aware, there is a world wide high demand for GPUs, causing stock issues and price increases. In similar fashion as the housing market is all whacky.
So here is a pre built that check most or all of your boxes:
Displays are in good supply and prices for 1440p monitors are dropping a bit still. Something like this. You can get a 60hz for under $300 and a 144hz for $50-75 more.
If the pc doesnt come with windows, you can apparentlt search for a windows key on ebay, pay like $10 for it. Then download the windows ISO and use the key.
I am not sure what the turn around time for pre builts is at Canada Computer, Memory express or Best Buy. As much as Amazon is the devil, I find they have the best hassle free return policy.
but it doesn't have bluetooth, you can always get a separate cheap usb for bluetooth connectivity
It sells out quickly every time in comes into stock just like any of the other retailers. No primary seller ever holds stock for more than couple minutes.
I'm just pointing out that just because something is on Amazon.ca doesn't mean its being sold by Amazon. Every single one that you can find for $2500 is being sold through there marketplace and are all being scalped.
You can tell if its being sold by Amazon or through their marketplace based on who the seller is/who is shipping it. For example this card has no stock from Amazon as a seller. There are still three listings but they sellers are 'GreenElectro', 'TOPSKU', and 'Reggie's INC'. All three of those are scalpers.
you need this, or something like this Adapter https://www.amazon.com/EZDIY-FAB-Internal-19-Pin-Header-Adapter/dp/B084S7QKL1
B550M Mortar it has very good VRM for the price.
I want to keep this computer for 7-10 years and in few years upgrade to 5900X when the Ryzen 6XXX will come out.
I bought HyperX Kingston 32GB 3600MHz DDR4 CL17 DIMM (Kit of 2) Fury Black (HX436C17FB3K2/32) - 32GB kit (2 x 16GB). dual rank sticks. I paid $215 (shipping included) on Ebay.
Usually you can find 2X16gb 3600mhz for around $200 on ebay if you are patient.
My graphic card is a 1650Super used that I bough for $170 used on FB (5 months old card).
A lot of those mid towers nowadays lack that I agree. I suppose you can get those usb bricks and put it on the desk. Something like this https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-Port-2-5A-power-adapter/dp/B00DQFGH80
Would this ssd fit in your budget? Better than both the team one and bx500 imo
As far as cooling goes it should be fine stock. An aftermarket cooler cost roughy $40 for a decent one.
Recently built my 5900x/3080 workstation rig.
I'm personally not a fan of the Rog b550 series as they have possible faulty lan hardware issues. Would recommend the asus x570 WiFi or msi x570 tomahawk if you want something beefier. I ended up with the msi because it was a bundle deal.
Ram wise I went with the g skill ripjaw series as I have no need for rgb and shaved some money off there. I got 32 GBs but 16 will be all you need if just gaming.
My advice is stick to air coolers, I have a noctua Nhd14, it's 10 years old and still going strong. Aio looks pretty but you'll want to change it once every 3-5 years due to possible pump failure and leak. And even a 0.1% chance of leak isn't worth the $2000 headache in my eyes.
If possible try to get a 750w supply. 3000 series can spike a stupid amount of current. My 760w gets random restarts from gpu every now and then. Though maybe it's better for 3070 and newer driver updates.
At 27 inches you probably want 1440p since the pixel density with 1080p is pretty low. If you're gaming you probably want high refresh rate. A 1440p 144hz monitor is hard to get for $300. You will have to find a killer deal or monitor best buy open box deals. If you want to spend a bit more you can get this for $350, which I think is a good monitor, but you can try to find reviews for it. Alternatively you can get a 24' monitor 1080p 144hz for around $200.
HD Webcam 1080P, USB Desktop... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07Z2GZTYY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I bought this one about 2 weeks ago, I recommend it for the price. It’s 1080p with a fisheye lens but it’s pretty high quality. Only bad thing is sometimes the colour is off for me, but it’s not too bad.
Not sure if the price is good though.
Have you looked on pcpartpicker? All available sellers should be there.
Here is the link below, but it is in french so beware if it alters your default language. It is also for backorder, but for me it arrived in less than 2 weeks.
Yes if you know for sure that you need the fastest available speeds. It'll save you money now instead of buying a 2.5Gb ethernet PCIe card later down the road like this one: https://www.amazon.ca/2-5GBase-T-Ethernet-Controller-Standard-Low-Profile/dp/B07Y2GWVB8/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=pcie+2.5+gigabit+card&qid=1609533861&sr=8-3
okay thanks!, while looking around i also found this one on sale from corsair, https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01B72W0A2?tag=pcp0f-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
if i were to go with 550w how is this one?
Nice pick on the Sony xm4 when they were on sale recently. I use the xm3 so didn’t need the upgrade, but would recommend the v-moda boompro mic I got for it if you game/ use voicechat.
It's this mount: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07PYR46CL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_S.AZFbH69KKNC
There's also a non RGB version available, since the case I have has a covered bottom bay I didn't need those tall metal pole looking stands, this was great considering I had an empty RGB header
Now there IS another option, if you don't care about the speed.
This adapter with one of These may work. You need a free USB 2 header on the board for it though, which I suspect you have.
For the price this monitor is great ! Sometimes it goes on sale if you are not in a hurry. https://www.amazon.ca/AOC-24G2-Frameless-Adjustable-Guarantee/dp/B07WVN6CWT/ref=sr_1_1?crid=KJ08T91I5VM7&dchild=1&keywords=aoc+24g2&qid=1606628812&sprefix=aoc%2Caps%2C169&sr=8-1
Found this kit too, something else to consider on your higher end. $110 for 3733C17, slightly slower latency than 3600C16.
And if you care for RGB: https://www.amazon.ca/XPG-3200MHz-PC4-25600-Desktop-AX4U320038G16A-DT60/dp/B081DHSLYY
Anyway you can get the fully modular seasonic 550w gold rated at canada computers , newegg and Amazon , i would get it from Amazon since it has a free shipping also Amazon is perfect regarding any issue with the products you can return it easily and i think they extended their return policy as well
Here is the link
Seasonic Focus Plus Series SSR-550FX 550W 80+ Gold ATX12V & EPS12V Full Modular 120mm FDB Fan Compact 140 mm Size Power Supply https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B073GY89G5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_cGTTFbACDG27B?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Sorry not familiar with the term SSD with DRAM. Would the Samsung 970 evo qualify?
For sure. The options are just really limited for B450M/B550M mobos with wifi. The next cheapest option is a B450M DS3H Wifi @ $140, which has really bad VRMs: https://www.amazon.ca/Gigabyte-B450M-DS3H-WiFi-Y1-Motherboard/dp/B07VQJYR99/ref=sr_1_43?dchild=1&keywords=b450m+wifi&qid=1605552875&sr=8-43
I recently discovered that if you google "name of pc part Amazon" that you can find direct product links this way. Found the rtx 3080 listings this way.
i use this, tested it with xbox 1 controller, ps4 dual shock and switch pro controller. all 3 work for me.
not sure if it'll work with ps5/ series x controller but it should
heads up, this power supply has 100W more, and is cheaper on amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Seasonic-Bronze-80Plus-Power-Supply/dp/B003BIEOCI. same model.
though at ncix you do get a $10 MIR, i prefer not to deal with those if possible. I also trust amazon a hell of a lot more than ncix.
i haven't heard good things about ASRock recently, so i'd opt for a MSI B350 instead. it also has the "benefit" of being ATX, leaving you with a bit more space and leaving things a bit less cramped.
funny, i'm planning a new build and outside of the case and outside of the case (already own one) and a 6GB 1060 over a 4GB RX 580, our builds are almost exactly the same.
an ssd makes a huge difference, consider paying the premium on that and if you have to, cutting down on case costs (unless you care for aesthetics)
Amazon just put this EVGA 1080 SC@ on sale for 700. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B06W51YRVT/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1
Not sure if I want to swap out the hybrid for this though.
I have the cheap Acer 144hz monitor that was onsale recently. I will eventually pickup a 2 or 3 tb drive when I find a good deal.
It's good to be careful about the Power Supply you purchase. There are a lot of good brands, but EVGA is well known and reputable.
The EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze BQ goes for $75 on Amazon.
The Samsung 850 EVO 250GB is $130 on Amazon, a very good price for the product despite not being on sale. It's a very fast and reliable SSD.
Your choice of graphics card should be fine!
Good job on your parts list!
P.S. I don't know anything about wireless cards, ideally for gaming you should try and play over ethernet cable. Hopefully another user can help you pick a wireless card, sorry!
Have you checked this one on Amazon? I haven't used one and am still waiting on buying another 24" monitor to use a clamped VESA mount to my desk.
Only thing is that it's a desk mount, not standing. Apologies if this was a pointless response for you.
Hey, so I was on Amazon and one of my recommended items was this model by VIVO. I'm not sure if it's the same one you saw or not, but I figured I'd share it just in case.
Just built my PC and these are the keyboard and mouse I use. Love them. Comes out to 105$ with amazon prime (free shipping)
I have three spots running them in my appartment and they work great. Even used to stream to Twitch through one. No complaints really.
I've read they're pretty dependent on your electrical layout/quality and how much dirty electricity you have. So I guess you miless may vary. But they're not pricey, so no harm in trying. Could even return them if you buy them on Amazon or something.
These are the ones I use: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00Y3QPG1A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Here's a speed test I just did: https://i.imgur.com/5Y8MQwb.png
so this all look great but the questions becomes when do you need them? I usually put a price watch on camel camel camel and buy on the dip. That way you can get something high quality and pay a low price. As an example got https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00VYEHUPE/?coliid=IC4PY8GMFPZIZ&colid=10YYOTTD2QAOA&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it for $18 just through price watch.
I have this kit... i dont use the straps and its solid enough.
Just bolt it in a wall stud and you should be good.
Just make sure your airflow accounts for the side against the wall where air cant flow in/out.
Razer Blackwidow Lite
Its compact, quiet, but kinda expensive. I only got it cause it was on sale for $85 but if you're willing to spend more this is not bad. However, even with quiet switches like the MX Browns or Razer Orange, the sound of the keycaps hitting the switch is still pretty loud compared to a membrane.
If you don't notice any differences with IPS monitors with 1 ms response time, I'd get IPS instead. Otherwise, this seems like a very esports oriented monitor. This one has HDMI 2.0, 0.4 ms response time, but it's a TN panel:
I'd go with this one. I have a screw on one from Vivo and haven't had any issues for years.
Also just saw this psu for the extra wattage and same price as what you have.
Your current build is good but a little over your budget. The other 5600 xt would solve that, but it also doesn't have stellar thermals. If you're okay with that then go ahead.
You can drop your PSU to like 500W to save money, but if you're upgrading the GPU later, it may be worth keeping the 650. A gold unit would be good, but if you don't have the money, then you don't have the money.
If you don't care for looks, you can swap the cooler to this one and save some money. Performs about the same.
I am not sure what exactly you're looking for but I have this one and it works pretty good with the Deathadder.
WorldMap XL Mouse Pad
If it was me, on a budget build I'm not into case aesthetics. I would downgrade the case and try to save the difference for a 2060 (non-super) see link.
For a keyboard, I wanted quiet buttons kind of similar to a MacBook and this is what I found: Redragon K502 RGB Gaming Keyboard https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00LSGKEC4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_B6IUyDp1U5phM
This is my first gaming keyboard and it is quiet and easy to play on. The keyboard does show greasiness and fingerprints though.
Edit: By Macbook keys, I meant similar to the butterfly keys found in Macs.
Also, I’m not tech savvy so this might not be a great keyboard but it is something that I have enjoyed.
Can you link me the product? I don't see anything for $90.
If you're talking about this kit, it doesn't have RGB.
I mean, the SX8200 Pro is in stock, and is much better than the 660p and 760p. I basically never recommend the 970 Evo as the price is really too high for its performance. The SN750 is fantastic, speaking from experience, but it's also usually a little on the pricier side.
The 760p seems to be a 660p with faster sequential read and slightly faster sequential write speeds. Honestly I'd still get the SX8200 Pro. The 500+ TBW endurance is pretty damn good as well for the 760p.
This monitor is always high in demand (sells out in a few hours once back in stock).
Lots of good reviews and it's from Amazon so you don't have to worry about dead pixels.
I got curious and checked amazon and saw this exists:
I got the blue LED version of this cooler for my wife's computer and I'm happy with how it performs, and I would highly recommend getting a cpu cooler and not use the stock one. This one fits your build, and it's only $30.
I used this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamebasic.decibel
It's caes sound meter, by abc apps, if the above link doesn't work.
Yea my video card fans are at 10% when systems idling. My set up is in the basement so ambients will be a bit cooler.
I'd like to do a vertical GPU mount just for asethics.
Edit: I managed to find the fan speed curve in the bios. The system is completely silent at idle now, and ramps up via pwm mode during utilization.
I've been using this and would greatly recomend the brand. Very sturdy.
I believe they do make 3 panel mounts.
I'm still tempted to go for this.... Convince me not to.....
Why wouldn't any 100x100mm VESA mount fit? Most of them are x-shaped and don't exceed the screw holes.
I use two of these and they work fine with my Gigabyte G24F's.
The Arctic LFII will come with their own fans. There's two versions, ARGB or regular. I recommend the ARGB version as the ARGB fans don't have the same annoying resonance humming sounds at around 1000 RPM that the regular Arctic fans have.
But as they come with fans, you don't need to worry about what fans you already have. You should instead check out what the case can hold, at each orientation. If you want maximum CPU cooling, then putting them in as front intake will be the best bet, as top exhaust typically means you'll be intaking already warmed air from the GPU.
Now, the P500A can handle up to 420mm radiator in front, and 360mm on top. What this means is that you can just throw a 360mm in there and be good no matter what - the case is freaking massive lol. I would probably get a 360 or even a 420mm, especially for 13th Gen, because of all that heat being dumped out. 140mm fans can spin slower and is more quiet, so I personally prefer that.
Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe - $110 instead of WD as Sabrent is faster and has exceptional endurance. Also WD is a dram-less Gen3 drive.
I'd personally go AMD for the future upgradability, but I'd swap out the Arctic eSports Duo with one of these. Just make sure your RAM isn't more than 38mm tall (if it is, you'd have to push the front fan up), and make sure that it will fit in your case with everything else. Based on this review, it should be compatible with AM5.
If you want bdie the cheapest route is the 4x8 Vipers for $254 plus tax
If you really want brand new, at the sub $500 price point there's this, which is unfortunately VA, not IPS. Tom's Hardware reviewed it favourably.
Thermalright assassin king 120 is 30 bucks and and has 5 heatpipes
It seems like 3600Mhz CL16 is the sweet spot. Such as this one.
Hello ! I am building a very similar PC as the list made by u/canyouread7 . I need help for the Power Supply because the CX650M is out of stock and your listed alternative too. Is there any other alternatives? Could this power supply be good ? https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B074ZKXM72/ref=ox\_sc\_act\_title\_3?smid=A1K2SUXU652HJB&psc=1
I just ordered this for my 5700x. Open for suggestion as well. Was debating either this or to get AK400, but the thermalright is cheaper
Hey do you think this would be okay to use? It has the chip you mentioned and antennas, and the price seems good
This one ?
(To be honest i regret ans It was already expensive... I would finally prefer a dark rock 4 ...or something more Silent)
My personal recommendation for the past while has been the MSI B550M Pro VC Wifi, which will work with your parts perfectly fine. Compared to those two boards, it has better wifi than the B550 Aorus Pro AX V2 (which is only wifi 6), somewhat worse power delivery (but still more than enough for a 5700X, and... looks ugly? It's also a smaller form factor, mATX, though that's not a big problem since any ATX case can fit an mATX board.
An alternative choice could be the ASUS TUF B550-Plus Wifi, which is specs wise overkill for your needs and only wifi 6 instead of 6E, but it is a better looking ATX board. I don't think the Aorus Pro AX V2 is any better than it. If you want to go really overkill, the Strix is fine, it has Wifi 6E, all the bells and whistles, but honestly if you can't decide between the Aorus Pro and the Strix, then I don't think you need any of the features of the Strix board.
Yesss I really like them!! Which case do you have?
I really like these 2 but can’t decide at all which one to go with :(
Fair, because this is the boot drive I ended up buying.
But if it's only an OS that's not a huge deal because all I do is format, install. Done if for some reason it shits the bed right? Although it's reviews are pretty high.
Per the MSI website, M2_1 slot (from AMD Processor) supports PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x4. M2_2 slot (from AMD B550 chipset) supports PCIe 3.0x4.
Nearly all M.2 NMVe drives are the 2280 (80mm) size and your motherboard supports all the M.2 NMVe drive sizes.
Your older NMVe 512GB is probably a PCIe 3.0 one, which will have lower speeds than a PCIe 4.0 NMVe. However, your system might not be fast enough to take advantage of that either right now. If you went for a SATA SSD, you are going to have much slower read/write speeds than PCIe 3.0 though.
I would recommend a second NMVe drive from Western Digital. The Blue line SN570 is PCIe 3.0 NMVe. 1TB for $95. 2TB for $184. https://www.amazon.ca/Western-Digital-SN570-Internal-Solid/dp/B09HKDQ1RN/
I'm in GVA Canadacomputers don't seem to have stock in my area, but I see that there's stock on Amazon so I'll probably buy there if I don't see any good deals inperson. https://www.amazon.ca/MSI-B550M-VC-ProSeries-Motherboard-Wi-Fi/dp/B0BDCZRBD6/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=MSI+PRO+B550M-VC+WIFI+Micro+ATX+AM4+Motherboard&qid=1669420517&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjY4IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sr=8-1
I got my monitor 1-2 months ago. It has gone in and out of stock since. It should come back in. I was considering that one and some LG ones.
LG 27GN800-B Ultragear Gaming Monitor 27 inch QHD (2560 x 1440) on sale for $350 at Amazon right now.
BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4
That's the assassin king, Peerless Assassin is what's in my build. There are numerous assassins lol.
For a 5600 you can get away with a single tower. The one you linked has 5 pipes, this other one has 4 pipes. Either will work well, the 5 pipe will obviously work better than the 4, so it's up to how much you're willing to spend.
Pants, the thermalright assasin seems to have alot of different version, I saw this one in a couple of build:
For a 5600 would you recommend the one in your list or the 38$ version ?
Is there no way to move the router?
If we talk to the IPS where I live they move the router for free for us. I can get mine moved to the main floor. Something like that might make it easier.
And if not you can get a high quality extender.
This is what I use also, because the house is steel beam construction and it's right by the damn furnace and water heater it has terrible service.
I have this hardwired with ethernet to a better spot and my house gets almost perfect 5ghz from anywhere where as before I couldn't even get stable 2.4ghz 30 feet away from main router.
Is ethernet over your powerline an option? https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Powerline-Ethernet-TL-PA7017-KIT/dp/B084CZMYNM/ref=asc_df_B084CZMYNM/?tag=googlemobshop-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=419779432259&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3125889908652436621&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hv...
Not as good as ethernet but far better than wifi
Great thanks! :)) I found another one really similar though, between these 2 which one do you think is best to go with?
Thank you! Is this the one you’re talking about?
Do you recommend this motherboard instead of the MSI VC b550m pro?
When on sale, it's cheap as hell, around 130ish CAD. It's super comfy, and does not pinch your head.
It isn't a headset, but any audiophile worth their salt would tell you not to use headsets, but get separate audio and mic. You could even get a ModMic and stick it onto the headphone.
Also, the HD599 is great as a gaming headphone in addition to being pretty good at music. It's got great imaging and sound stage.
This E-Element board seems to be one of the best value for the price, and it's fairly popular, but it's from a relatively unknown manufacturer.
Alternatively, this Royal Kludge RK96 (with a $10 coupon) has a compact size. It should have better build quality, especially in the stabilizers, compared to more expensive "gaming" branded keyboards from Logitech and Razer.
For an alternative cooler, I would check out the Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120. It's probably the best price/performance cooler on the market in Canada right now. Here's a review from HardwareCanucks.
A Deepcool AK620 would also be another option, but it's quite a bit more expensive with only a bit more cooling potential.