micro centre is not in sweden
some things to add onto those edits, don't buy an a400, it's lack of dram makes it almost as slow as a hard drive and is barely useful compared to an ssd of a similar pricepoint, the l5 lite 3d. 3200mhz ram is slightly overkill so i'd drop that to 3000mhz.
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Since all you really need out of this machine is a display, your best bet would be to use your old graphics card to run your monitors (correct me if i'm wrong here)
You don't need a crazy amount of power when you have a small gpu, if you want to be safe/add headroom for future upgrades you should bump the wattage up to 650w
Since I changed out the integrated graphics for your old gpu I added a 2700 so you can render speedy quick
I changed the ram from 4x8 to 2x16 because generally if you have a dual channel board/cpu it's not gonna be great for your ram controller and is potentially gonna fry it.
Drop the motherboard to a tomahawk b450 max, the current board is overkill
Change the SSD to a MX500 unless you truly need a nvme drive
drop the ram speed to 3000mhz
drop the wattage to 650 unless you're planning any large upgrades in the future (watercooling, sli gpus etc..)
any kraken cooler is bad value, if you're really only looking for aesthetics for the cpu cooler i'd just go for a evga clc, those are the best aios on the market iirc.
for an air cooler which would be much cheaper i'd suggest a mugen 5 rev. b.
860 evo and 970 evo are bad value, but if you aren't looking for that I guess it's ok.
Ram is overly fast, generally 3000mhz is good enough for Intel systems
G2 is better than g3, also rmx is better than g3 so i'd suggest that over the g3
Other than that looks good
1070 prices have skyrocketed since the launch of 20 series cards, seeing that they have no longer been produced by Nvidia.
the 2060 has been out more than long enough to prove that it's a good card and it's not worthwhile to get any 10 series cards unless used.
Seems good, but for future knowledge, m.2 is a form factor, not a measurement of speed.
Probably a good 6/10
120mm aio's are a waste of money
no point in getting a 2600x as opposed to the 2600 if you're getting an aftermarket cooler
an x470 board is overkill for a 2600x
3200mhz is also a wee bit overkill
860 evo is bad value
g3 isn't as good as g2
You're gonna need a case
My bad, I guess the h7's price must've either spiked or just gone out of stock.
Or I'm just being stupid and the h7 is much more expensive than I'd thought.
i'd then go with either
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only difference being the bottom one is a bit cheaper as it's running a 2060 instead of a 2070.
Drop ram speed to 3000, get a steel legend, mx500 instead of 860 evo
what would you be using this for?
generally, the best price to performance AIO is either the Corsair H100i, the Evga CLC 240 or the Deepcool Captain 240ex. The clc being better for performance (louder but better overclocks) the captain being better on silence (not as good for overclocking but cheaper) and the H100i landing in between.
You could save a lot of money if you went for an air cooler like a mugen 7, a le grand macho or a noctua d14 or something of the like.
you could chop the ram speed to around 3000mhz, as that's generally higher end.
AIO's are generally not as cost effective as a good air cooler
For the difference between the 1070ti and the 2080, Nvidia has stopped manufacturing 10 series cards, causing the price of new ones to have spiked as the remaining stock's price is being driven up by the retailers. Not to mention that the 1070ti roughly equals a 2060 whereas a 2080 equates to a 1080ti. Not to mention the new turing architecture in the 20 series cards which is much better for streaming/recording. In 2019 a 10 series card isn't really a good option.
that board is overkill for a 9400f especially for what i think might be a locked chip. Correct me if i'm wrong though.
Probably either the MSI Mag24c or the Mag241c
for micro atx
probably either the Asrock B450M Steel Legend or the MSI B450M PRO-VDH
- Dropped the ssd, the 970 evo isn't that great.
- Upped power supply to a rm550x
I'd suggest getting your friend to sell his xbox and potentially get a 1080p 144hz monitor, unless he already has a decent monitor to game off of.
depends on the price range, apparently an entry level bike is 3-5k
wait so just to confirm all of the parts marked as purchased you have already bought?
Is he following you around whenever you post and harassing you? becuase if that's the case you could probably get him banned for it.
the pulse is also pretty solid, not a bad idea to go with it.
if you can find the model number of your ram i'd figure out where to buy identical ram, some ram might not be compatible (different timings/speeds) so it's best to get identical ram.
Swapped out the ssd as the a400 isn't really that good
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Seeing as left like $85 out of the budget you could either upgrade the monitor or get some more ram
(after tax price is $1030)
for cable managment and stuff, i'd suggest grabbing some zip ties to hold the cables down.
Intel is still a bit better for gaming, but bear in mind that the cpu is basically irrelevant when it comes to 1440p or at least not significant. It'd be better to get a 2080 and a ryzen chip than a intel chip and a 2070.
Instead of the 2400g, as it's bad value to buy as a cpu w/o using the apu I'd suggest a 2200g instead.
a 240gb would be optimal, but i wouldn't suggest getting an a400. They're not that great as budget ssd's. I'd personally suggest getting a l5 lite 3d instead.
Reddragon K552, one of the best budget options for keyboards.
seasonic is pretty solid for power supplies, and installing aio's isn't difficult. I'm sure there are some walkthroughs on installation of them.
that's understandable, but from my point of view go for function over extras.
I know that, but a good vr headset would run you about 1k. It'd be a better investment to just get a 1440p 144hz display.
just pointing it out, the hyper 212 was made for like 4th gen quad cores back in the day. It's not the greatest and i'd suggest looking into a better cooler.
how good is the arctis 7? i'm looking into getting a pair of them.
For a 2080/2080ti, getting a 1080p 144hz monitor would be a waste of money, you could be driving an ultrawide 1440p display if you wanted. Also at 1440p the cpu becomes almost irrelevant, so for the most part a i5-9600k is the best gaming choice cpu-wise.
changed a few things around to make it cheaper, there's like $200 left in the budget for whatever upgrades like case and stuff
ocing isn't really that dangerous, as long as you don't crank the voltage you should be fine. If you do it in small intervals, as you should then you'll be ok.
what will you be using it for?
x370 and b350 are meant for 1st gen ryzen chips, and will need a bios flash before you can force compatibility with 2nd gen chips.
The 660p will slow down as it's cache gets filled. it's old technology and isn't really that great. The only reason it's cheap is because they're trying to get rid of them.
user reviews are not a reliable source. Most won't be going in depth enough for it to be actually good.
it's a poor idea to get a hhd to boot off of, espeically when you can just get a ssd and then get a hard drive for storage later on.
the boards are more or less equivilant, so whichever that is cheaper would really be best.
alternatively to paying more, one could also just overclock the ram.
I would never suggest a old 212 evo on a new cpu, it's meant for old quad cores and will not hold up for the most part compared to some other coolers.
Instead of getting a 860 evo i'd go for a mx500 personally. Or a l5 lite 3d, both of which are better value than a 860.
other than that it seems solid.
To anyone seriously considering this list, it's bad. I wouldn't suggest going for this kind of thing for 2k Aud
Rn I don't have the time to make a list but i'll come back to this later on