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pankReb
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
Ffffuuuuuuucccckkkkkkkkk.

I just bent a few pins on my CPU socket. Put it back together to see if the computer was still ok aaaaaaand it isn’t. Trying to boot it makes it go through cycles of 3-4 seconds of trying to boot and shutting off.

I take it that now is time to start building a new computer?


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quote:

I take it that now is time to start building a new computer?



Yup


pankReb
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trying to piece this build on a phone is gonna be a real pain in the ass.


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Found a build list that was reasonably priced. I substituted the power supply and HDD for the ones I’ll use from my current computer(RIP).

I’m seeing in the comments where people are saying to go for the 1660 Super to save a few bucks. Any other suggestions other than that?


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How do I seed better on IPT (using transmission as my torrent downloader)? I downloaded two of the most downloaded recent movies, but nothing is seeding... Want to try and maintain a good ratio
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Anyone looking to upgrade to the Intel or AMD chips coming out soonish should be able to get one, AMD and Intel released statements that they fully plan to be able to meet chip demand despite the virus.


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What is your budget?


TigerRagAndrew
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Zen 3 soonish? I doubt it.



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End of summer is closer than you think.


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pankReb
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Kind of around the price of those parts listed but I’m a little flexible. I did go ahead and get the motherboard, cpu, and ram.

Buddy at work is concerned that the PSU I already have is on the cheap end and recommended upgrading. I’d obviously prefer to save that cash but any thoughts on that? I figure it should be ok since it’s way more powerful than what my build would need.
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boXerrumble
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
If that’s your price range for your GPU, id go with a 1660 Super. If you can spend a little more, a RX 5600 XT, or a $300ish RTX 2060 would be good for 1080p for years.


pankReb
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Yeah I thought I already SUV’s the SUPER in on that list but must have forgotten. Is the 2060 a bit of overkill with the rest of that build? If it is I’d rather save a bit now and eventually upgrade to that later down the road when it and other things gets cheaper.


pankReb
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I’m trying not to go too crazy with the build but dammit I kinda have a bug for bigger and better now


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boXerrumble
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It depends on what you want. A 1660 Super with a 2600 will be good for 1080p 60 Hz for quite a while.


pankReb
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Yeah I was gonna go for the 2600x since it was coming with a better cooler but then I think the price jumped like 50-60 bucks on it.

I feel like that should be more than fine for me. I don’t game a lot on pc since my normal playing buddies are still all on console. For gaming it would just be a nice change of pace for when I don’t feel like jumping on COD or don’t have anyone else on.

What are your thoughts on the PSU? I know it’s more than powerful enough but I think that one is about 6 years old.


boXerrumble
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For the Power Supply, I would go with something that at least is 80+ Bronze rated.

I currently have a Rosewill Capstone 750M which is 80+ Gold rated in my build. I’ve been using it for 4 years in my current build, but it’s been used for about 8 years total. Had no issues, but I’m probably gonna consider getting something new in a SFX form factor since the Capstone is only ATX sized.

I’ve been planning on building an ITX build for a while now, it just hasn’t happened yet doesn’t help that the virus has impacted my job too.

Good brands for Power Supplies are EVGA, Corsair, and Seasonic. Rosewill is good too, but I’ve heard mixed things about their latest models.
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, but I’m probably gonna consider getting something new in an SFX form factor

I have a suggestion for you, don't go modular unless you are going for aesthetics + performance.

Modular cables give you less articulation and flex in the cable. The cable becomes more difficult to navigate from A to B and takes up more space, meaning less airflow in case. Sounds backwards, I know, but just a suggestion.

I've used a few SFX PSUs, but stopped buying the modular ones for builds because it can be a pain forcing already shorten cable lengths with less flex into position.


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pankReb
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Thanks for the help. Found a decent EVGA one for like 50 bucks. Probably get that over the next few days.


LewDawg
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Who wants to help with a build? Y’all still do that?

Need two 34” Ultrawides.

Gaming, Photoshop/Illustrator

Budget $4,000

I can get the OS on the cheap cheap
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pankReb
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frick. I’ve given up wanting to keep this simple and low budget...

I want a new case. Something that’s easier to clean than my old one that I have to unscrew the panels off of

Anyone have any suggestions?

This one seems like a pretty solid one based on the reviews. Are there any downsides that I don’t know about?

LINK

Probably just gonna go ahead and get this one.

LINK
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