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Old April 13, 2019, 04:25 PM
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Hi All,

I have been out of touch for the past few years, but am due to build again. Please take a look and let me know what you think.

PC will be used of gaming (COD, Battlefield...) and general day to day use. Budget is around $1500 ish. Will most likely sourcing parts from Canada Computers or Newegg.


This is what I have come up with. Not loyal to any specific brand with the exception of the Corsair PS (have had bad experiences with others).

Corsair Carbide 100R - $50
I5 - 9600K - $330
Cooler Master 212 EVO - $35
Asus Prime z390-A-$230.00
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB- DDR4-2800 - $135.00
SSD - Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB - $120.00
HD - WB Caviar Blue 1 TB - $50
Asus GTX GTX 1660 TUF $320.00
Corsair RM650x $130.00
Optical Drive - $24.00
Windows 10 Home OEM $130.00

Puts me around $1555.00

Will be recycling monitor / keyboard etc

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old April 13, 2019, 05:01 PM
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Do you have a specific need for the ODD? Unless (like me) you're prone to buying CDs and ripping them to digital and/or ripping DVDs there's really no need for them these days. Aside from that... the only suggestion I'd make is to try to move your memory up to either 3000 or 3200 speeds.
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Do you have a specific need for the ODD? Unless (like me) you're prone to buying CDs and ripping them to digital and/or ripping DVDs there's really no need for them these days. Aside from that... the only suggestion I'd make is to try to move your memory up to either 3000 or 3200 speeds.
Still play some of the older games I have on disk. It does limit case selection for sure. External drive perhaps?
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Old April 13, 2019, 05:43 PM
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Still play some of the older games I have on disk. It does limit case selection for sure. External drive perhaps?
That's what I use for my CD rips.
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Old April 13, 2019, 06:44 PM
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My points are:

Ram - seems a bit expensive, and you can get faster for not much more $. 3000mhz for $118. Examples:
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/...6gx4m2d3000c16
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/...000c16d-16gvrb

Or 3200mhz for $130
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/...3200c16d16gvgb

I would cut the 500gb sata based SSD, and the 1tb HDD and go to a single NVMe SSD (this one is $200)

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/...ive-2yy47aaabc

Or if you want the HDD for some reason, then at least ditch the sata ssd and switch to a cheaper and faster 500gb NVMe ($106)

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/...ive-2yy46aaabc

The only other thing I want to say is that if you aren't in a rush the new AMD CPUs are expected in June. They may shake things up a bit, so if you may be waiting a bit, then you should wait and see how that plays out...your call.
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Zoob is selling an i5-8400 16 GB RAM and a z170 for 400 shipped. Great value right there ! https://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...-keyboard.html
Ditch SATA interface and get a 1TB nvme drive for 140 https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...82E16820156199
Save yourself 100$ for the windows license by buying one from the Hard forum guys, comes at under 30 cad. Example https://hardforum.com/threads/window...-pups.1935737/
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Thanks for the input. Changes as follows:

Corsair Carbide 100R - $50 - Purchased
I5 - 9600K - $330
Cooler Master 212 EVO - $35
Asus Prime z390-A-$230.00
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB- DDR4-2800 - replaced with G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 $129.00
SSD - Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB - Replaced with 970 Evo Plus M.2 SSD $168.75
HD - WB Caviar Blue 1 TB - $50
Asus GTX GTX 1660 TUF $320.00
Corsair RM650x $130.00
Optical Drive - $24.00
Windows 10 Home OEM $130.00
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Old April 14, 2019, 10:12 AM
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That looks pretty solid. I'm guessing the blue is strictly archival? I've only had one blue series HDD, and it was unbelievably slow.
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I'm guessing the blue is strictly archival?
If true, wouldn't a WD Red be a better option?
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If you can, why not wait for Zen 2?
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