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.
Unfortunately there's nothing stated on the product page regarding eyecare. It should look sharp as it is 1080p on a 24" screen. There's really no point in paying extra for eyecare features when you can download a free program that does the same thing, reducing blue light. Here's a few options.
1.) Built-in to Windows 10, called Windows 10 Night Light
2.) A program called F.lux - reduces blue light during the night time hours, you can set it up to permanently reduce blue light by tinkering with the settings in the program.
What kind of use? AFAIK, "air mice" are meant for things like presentations and such where you might need a pointer and a "next slide" button, maybe some media controls and not much else.
For things like HTPC, I like to use a small keyboard with integrated trackball like this. It's a bit awkward to use at first, but you get use to it and retain the same functionality of a full mouse / keyboard.
Fore mixed PC use, a small 60-75% keyboard + thumb trackball (eg, Logitech M575) can significantly reduce your footprint while allowing you to type at full speed and even play most games.
Things like game controllers (eg, xbox) or remotes might work fine for some apps with dedicated support, but even then might require significant adaptation and configuration.
Here's a link to the cooler:https://www.amazon.ca/Thermalright-PA120-Cooler-Heatpipes-120mm/dp/B0936MZDRR
$90 was a high estimate.
Can ditch the pop air, my buddy has the same one as OP and it's not shit considering it was made in the long long ago. Can even throw a couple fans on the side panel if you like. I miss that feature, lol. If you get creative you can probably even shove a fan where 5.25" bays are.
I didn't buy this. I put the list together for you. I have a 12700k in an NZXT H1 ITX build which only has an AIO with 1x140mm fan.
That AIO is basically the best performing one on the market, you can't do much better. I wouldn't bother undervolting or underclocking at all. You're using it for gaming which doesn't push as hCPUs nearly ard as other workloads. You can safely overclock and not degrade the silicon at all. Just make sure you look up accepted safe voltages and don't go above them. Motherboards usually have a visual indicator about this as you increase voltage so it should be fine either way. The number will turn yellow as you go higher, then red if you go too high.
Also buy one of these and look up how to install it: https://www.amazon.ca/Thermalright-Generation-Anti-Bending-Correction-Installation/dp/B0B5Q34SZ1
If you don't want to overclock at all, I would go with the 4000D Airflow and maybe a 280mm version of this AIO for the top panel.
This monitor goes on sale for <$400 frequently. I have it and am very happy with it.
Gigabyte makes a similar monitor for a bit less, and has a few more features.
Can't go wrong with either one.
This listing looks like it was updated to include LGA 1700 mounting hardware: https://www.amazon.ca/Thermalright-Peerless-Assassin-Aluminium-Technology/dp/B08S77DVDS
That's the cooler I wanted to recommend if you want to swap it over and save $30 or so.
This MSI one is one of the more popular 1080p options on the market. Good image quality and gaming specs.
tbh i would really recommend spending the money on a good psu to go along with the gpu. skipping the dogshit discussion below, while you can run even up to a 3080 on a 600w psu, i wouldn't really suggest that on a low quality unit. psu cultists have the PSU OP uses in the "avoid section" lol
u/nyankosensei1 unfortunately you just missed a sale on the corsair RM750x by about a week, but i think the cheapest good 750w psu is this one https://www.amazon.ca/MSI-A750GF-Certified-Modular-Supply/dp/B08PDZ5ZLT
I didn’t look but since I’m running this in a 4x8 and I know they are b-die and they are in stock at amazon (where I purchased mine). Not the config you wanted but something to start with.
Ok that's strange... Memory is memory, nothing really differentiating corsair from other brands unless you know what you're looking for specifically.
Alright, get this kit then: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07N43CYMS
Same price, a bit faster.
Right now I think the best deal for that performance range is the TUF 3080 12GB. $999 if you can get it locally at a memex or CC, but I think the real killed deal is there is an amazon warehouse deal on one for $907: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09QH85MZ4
Now that I've posted it, it will probably sell, so make your decision fast.
I’ve built probably over 3 dozen PCs with this one
Looks like the $40 Versa H18 is out of stock, was a banging deal while it lasted.
The on sale $85 MSI MAG Forge 100R should be a decent alternative. It's got a mesh front, tempered glass side panel, front IO doesn't have usb-c like the h510 unfortunately but it comes with 3 fans total: 2 ARGB 120mm fans at the front, one black fan at the rear. Also comes with aRGB control board that should plug right into the "Rainbow LED" 3 pin aRGB header on the recommended b550m vdh wifi motherboard.
If you buy the MSI case, obv you don't need the 5pack of Artic fans as well. There's space for two 120mm or 140mm fans at the top that you can get down the line.
Do you think it would be wise to swap out the H510 for the $40 Versa 18?
And use the savings to go for the 5600 (non-g) or for case fans. The H18 is a well reviewed case, just no front USB-C and has better airflow than the regular h510
Try to avoid iSanek and Vuugo if you can, they charge shipping per item and it's more than most retailers.
An alternative to the AK620 is the Thermalright PA120, which performs the same for the same $70 price, but on Amazon with free shipping.
Any particular reason why you went with the large Meshify 2 over something more compact (and cheaper) like the O11 Air Mini or the Fractal Pop Air?
Just pick up 2 of these: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07GJGF56L
They're PST, which means they have an extra female fan connector so you can daisy chain them with the existing front fan and only use one header to run the 3.
I would put these 2 at the bottom and the included one at the top. Pump more air into the GPU.
If that ends up being the future plan, amazon also had this PSU for $10 more. Would improve future GPU compatibility.
looks like theres 3 left.
It is a warehouse deal, so not new.
No warranty but there is a 30 days no questions asked return window, so you aren't stuck with a DOA or glitchy card.
We have practically the same build because of the prime day sales. Same CPU, mobo, cooler and storage (1gb for me).
We only have 2 difference:
Yes I do. The 12700 is only marginally slower than the 12700K and generates less heat.
If all you want is a single white rgb fan the $25 Cooler Master Sickle Flow is the cheapest I've found that doesn't use proprietary connectors: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08HJQSGGW/ref=twister_B09FN47ZFG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
If you need a pack of 3 PCPartPicker has a good search tool here: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products/case-fan/#Y=8200000&s=120&sort=price&A=3
I would look at r/bapcsalescanada for sales. This ram has been on sale for a few days already, and is a good $20-30 cheaper than other kits of similar specs. Of course, this is only if you care much about the price.
I meant 3 other than the CPU, that's how I counted too. I did count the "pump" header as it can be repurposed, I think that's where our counts differ.
You are right about added cost. I always have a pile of that stuff laying around so I don't usually think to add it up :D. But yeah, not everyone does.
Regarding parts pricing, it depends, really. I used % total system since I felt the overall system performance increase would be greater than the price. If I was comparing, say, a $200 CPU cooler or case with a $100 one, I don't think this approach would make sense since the benefits aren't necessarily as easily quantifiable.
/u/rocker2021, the MSI board is available on Amazon if you decide to pick it.
I'm not 100% certain if it's a standard ATX case, I believe it is, however I did find my case here: https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16811147053
I do have an SSD as well, it's 250 gigabytes, which i bought on amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08QBN5J9B/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_asin\_title\_o04\_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Would it be worth to get that card with a wifi card like this one along with that mobo? Or just look for one with AC cause they are kind of hard to find and seem to have more outdated Bluetooth/wifi
Tier A vrm. Can draw 200A and max out 3950x or 5950x
I bought this for my friend to pair up with 3900x
You have a 2600 so you can upgrade the BIOS on this to support 5000 series (if the board already doesn't come with BIOS past like 2021 that is)
You can spend a bit more for other B450 boards like Tomahawk or boards with AC like the Asrock one but I think for the price, this one cannot be beat
Im just getting started in the program but I've taken interest in working with photoshop, graphic design and coding but the coding involved in my program is designed for web coding so i dont think I will be coding anything too intensive for school but I may want to devout some personal time to it. We will also be working with VR, AR, and other new media systems in later terms, which I believe is heavier workloads for the PC.
current PSU- https://www.amazon.ca/SuperNOVA-NEX750G-80PLUS-Certified-120-PG-0750-GR/dp/B009YC3EAI
Is combing the overclocking of the i7 into the i9build a bad idea?
seems like a slight price uptick for the 12gb model:
forgot to mention BT support on the mobo would be nice :/
I do like the fractal designs meshify so will probably stick with that no matter the build.
Would something like this worK? The ikea site isn't letting me buy that one.
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 😬