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 [email protected] 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.
Not really a good price, Amazon has one that’s cheaper. Although the pricing is still shit. Ideally if you can get it for $1000 or less, that would be the sweet spot.
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX™ 3080 Trinity OC LHR 10GB GDDR6X 320-bit 19 Gbps PCIE 4.0 Gaming Graphics Card, IceStorm 2.0 Advanced Cooling, Spectra 2.0 RGB Lighting, ZT-A30800J-10PLHR https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B099ZCG8T5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VANJPAK3CBCGC84ZPRBF
Wow, that was thorough! Thank you so much. I updated the post with your advice. I'm now eying the ASUS TUF Gaming H670-PRO WiFi D4.
You're absolutely right about the case not accommodating a sufficient AIO. The fuma looks promising but I'll definitely take a closer look at thermalrights. I'm also eying Be quiet! Dark Rock 4, as its super quiet but at a $120 😬
This should be perfect for your needs.
Cooler - better value than non-RGB coolers. Good performance and noise. Available directly on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.ca/Vetroo-Cooler-Processor-Universal-Addressable/dp/B08F21X2VP/
Mobo - has all the connectivity you need and WiFi/BT.
RAM - 16 GB of fast 3600 MHx CL16 RAM.
SSD - 1 TB of fast NVMe storage.
Case - cheapest, good quality case on my "list". Good airflow, build quality, and straightforward to build in. Comes with two RGB fans.
PSU - high quality with fully modular cables to minimize cable clutter. 650W is perfect for these components, even with a moderate GPU OC.
Fan - extra for rear exhaust. Improves temps slightly and increases airflow while maintaining positive pressure to reduce dust buildup.
Let me know what you think :)
I use the noctua nh-12s redux temps are great got it in a 4000d air flow and the cooler is a good price
Noctua NH-U12S redux, High Performance CPU Cooler with NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM 120mm fan (Grey) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08WPDD6GD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QHEFFDHXMBZ4GHT7D7V4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Amazon has a 6700xt for 760$ which is a very good price considering what's happening!
I personally run my 6700xt on a 550w SFX PSU, so you'll be fine!
If you didn't buy anything yet, swat that Ryzen 7 5700G for a Ryzen 7 5800x
Cooler here - https://www.amazon.ca/Thermalright-PA120-Cooler-Heatpipes-120mm/dp/B09SHR86J7/
You can get much better value for the same performance:
Cooler - compatible, much better performance.
Mobo - no need for Z690. This one will be fine, and still has WiFi.
RAM - since the CPU cooler covers the RAM, no need for RGB. This ADATA kit is low profile.
SSD - if you're just gaming, Gen 4 speeds aren't really beneficial.
Case - better value with more RGB. Better stock airflow as well.
PSU - better value, similar quality.
Overall - $200 cheaper for a better cooler, with similar performance everywhere else.
Cooler here - https://www.amazon.ca/Vetroo-Cooler-Processor-Universal-Addressable/dp/B08F2FS7SR/
Here's my alternative. I stuck with the white theme and added RGB lighting.
better value motherboard. Added WiFi separately.
added RGB to the RAM, silver accents.
upgraded GPU to the RX 6600
swapped cases to the Lancool 215 in white. Better airflow at stock, all white.
much better quality PSU. I'd look to get white PSU cables as extra.
Although not as good as either the AK620 or Scythe Fuma, the Arctic Esports Duo is right up there for just 50 bucks. Under heavier loads it falls behind the larger heat sink competitors but it is still a great option. I am currently using it on a Ryzen 5 5600X at stock speeds and it gets up to 59-61 degrees C under a Cinebench R20 load.
However, I am not sure whether or not it has an LGA 1700 bracket and I’m willing to bet it doesn’t come with one but Arctic may have one on their store.
This is a much better list. You can get a 6600 xt for 80 bucks more atm if you're fine with that but getting a 6600 will be much better than the 1660 super.
Also going with 12th gen will help with windows 11 upgrade and ddr5 in the future.
There might be some issues going B450 with a 5600G. If it doesn't support it out of the box, OP is gonna have to shell out some cash to get it flashed unless his friend had a CPU and is willing to take his stuff apart to flash it for him.
B550 is safer and probably worth the extra money for it. It pushes the cost meaningfully up, but it's worth avoiding headaches.
Would also spend $4 more on an A2000 so you get a drive with DRAM.
As for the case, if OP wants something nicer looking, a matrexx 30 with a deepcool DA-N PSU comes to $80 and should work plenty fine for this build. Or for something more sleek, an In win CJ712 on amazon would be neat: https://www.amazon.ca/Win-CJ712-AU265TB3-S-F-F-Slim-Chassis/dp/B081VV3SFH/
Q300L is a pretty lackluster at best. It's compact and cheap but it has acrylic side panel which over time will look horrible and has terrible airflow
If you want a compact case with M-ATX form factor without too many compromises. Take a look at this instead:
It's like 25L (vs 34L Q300L) with glass side panel, better airflow, and comes with 2 ARGB fans + 1 black fan + ARGB controller.
I've had that failure on 2 occasions:
Given that, if you were to replace the board, I would not spend too much money on it because it's a dead platform. Spend as little as possible to just keep it going until you replace the platform. This is also considering you are on 9700k and not 9900k.
Something like this can get you by at stock speed without OC: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MW7ZT1J?tag=pcp0f-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
Also look for them in used market
If it's bricked, you may be able to recover it with one of these:
Just need another pc/laptop to work with it....and to find instructions.
Some manufacturer do give you an extension for easy pinning onto the motherboard but it depends on the model. I had an ASUS strix that came with one but the next model I got "TUF" didn't come with any.
I agree it blows. It is particularly annoying when doing an sff build.
You could get some jumper cables(any electronics shop will have some) and plug it into the motherboard before installing onto the case. That way the connectors that you need is extended out
I'm using this LINKUP PSU cable extension set for my 3080, pretty decent quality. Braided and aren't too stiff - white looks amazing for my build.
Using an EVGA G3 PSU but they're definitely compatible with most ATX PSUs since they're just extensions. Don't plug them into the PSU directly.
Creative Pebble V2 Minimalistic 2.0 USB-C Powered Desktop Speakers, 3.5 mm AUX-in, Up to 8W RMS Power for Computers and Laptops, Type-A Adapter Included and Extended Cable (Black) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07VVP8BGD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_52HV9VJCWYJMDA7D71K0
These are $40 a nice.
The Beyer T90 should be a way better experience than pretty much any gaming headset. I would since you already have them I would try them first with the motherboard audio to see if it's enough.
If the motherboard audio can't drive them properly I'd maybe try the Fiio E10K since it's relatively cheap and should be able to drive the headphones on high gain.
For the RAM, IMO 16GB is plenty. I've upgraded my PC to 32 a couple months back because I had a good deal and since then I've never used more than 15GB of RAM, and that was with multiple CAD programs and plenty of chrome tabs open and plenty more supporting software.
I would consider getting something cheap but still good like one of these:
And holding out for the QD-OLED monitors we are on the cusp of seeing.
Check out reviews for the new Alienware UW using this technology:
Personally I'm looking to get a 4K monitor for my next one, but I am waiting for an OLED. After using an OLED laptop and OLED phone even nice IPS look shitty because of the poor black levels and backlight bleed. VA looks better but tends to have worse viewing angles and handling of fast motion.
Just my 2 cents as I am also looking to spend about $1000 in the next little while to upgrade my Predator X34 from 2017-ish.
i think this cooler is compatible
Another question, What do you think also on AMD 5600x and rx 6600?
and also the Windows 10/11. Is it free for Students? because my wife is a student
There are not that many that come with LGA 1700 bracket that is also a decent value.
People here recommend Arctic Freezer eSports 34 as well and other Deepcool coolers but you actually have to request the kit separately and wait couple of weeks to a month for them to come in.
Vetroo V5 is one of few options that says it comes with it. You can also look for Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black in-store and ask if they come with bracket. Apparently new stock in stores have them but not necessary the online stock from Amazon.
U12S is another option that is sold by Amazon and seems to be LGA 1700 ready
Smaller M-ATX boards can fit in NR200
You can fit boards like these
You can look up on the max supported size for NR200 and size of these boards. I believe most of these low end M-ATX board with 2 DIMMs and no 2nd PCIE-E 16 slot can fit
From "Amazon Renewed" It's an HP Elitedesk mini desktop with an i5-6500, skylake cpu's includes Intel Quick Sync for decent video transcoding performance without a gpu. Currently available for ~ $255.
Doubt you'll be able to get a decently functioning system for much less than that, if all you have right now is the cpu and ssd. If you're buying retail, even just a compatible motherboard and power supply on their own will cost you nearly that, nevermind the case, etc.
Any chance you could return the H212 Black and get this Vetroo V5?
Cheaper, RGB (optional), better temps, quieter, similar aesthetic, LGA1700 compatible.
Just expanding on the other suggestion:
It depends on your location but Memex/CC seem to have more GPUs in-store than indicated online.
Newegg seems to drop GPUs quite regularly everyday now. Around 750 + taxes for 3060ti and 600 + taxes for 3060.
If you go with A4-H2O, you can basically fit any GPU so I'd check out what's available in store first for best deals
For reference, this RX6600 is in stock at Amazon, so I'd try to get something better than this in terms of price (but this isn't bad price either)
I found this on warehouse deals. Claims to do what you're asking, and much more affordable.
Vetroo V5 looks like they are now shipping out with LGA 1700
Performs slightly better than Hyper 212 and cheaper. I bought one before LGA 1700 so I can't confirm but it's advertised as such
Ok, couple things.
Any Arctic fan with "PST" in the name will let you daisy chain, don't have to buy a controller or anything, just plug one fan into the new fan, then plug that into a header and you're good. Alternatively, a cheap fan splitter off amazon will also do the trick.
If the GPU you have in there isn't too power hungry, just remove a front fan to throw at the top above the VRMs.
If you want to get REAL janky, pick up a cheapy 90mm fan and suspend it from the top panel with some string or something and point it directly at the VRMs. Can also pick up something like this, which has adhesive on it that you can stick to the VRMs so they at least have some more dissipation and surface area. Pay attention to measurements and see if there's room for them though, and give them a good press, and I would run a stress test for a little while with it running with the board flat so they get hot, then let it cool so they are well adhered. These in combination with the rear and top fan should be good.
And finally, you can also just do nothing. Your mom won't be running cinebench or aida64, so those VRMs shouldn't be thermal throttling at all anyways.
Hey! You were such a huge help, and sorry to bother you again! but I was wondering if upgrading the cpu to one like this one would speed up my rendering substantially? Sorry, I'm very new to this and didn't think it would be appropriate to create a whole new post for this question!
Thanks again for all your help!
If a USB ethernet adapater doesn't work, you're looking at a wireless access point like this (looks like you can get it cheap with warehouse deals), a router in access point mode, or you can do a powerline wifi adapter if possible.
The first 3 options are your best bet, but if those aren't possible the powerline will work. Generally powerline adapters should be on the same circuit for best results, but you can still get a decent enough signal from another circuit, assuming he doesn't need amazing speeds.
I have one of these: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/tp-link-tl-wpa4220kit-av500-2-port-wifi-powerline-adapter-starter-kit-bridge-80211b-g-n-wall-pluggable/apd/a8656586/networking
I'm not using the wifi, got it for the 2 ports on the one end, but it will convert the powerline ethernet into wifi. And I am running it from a different circuit.