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Help me with a new build, please and thank you.

Approximate Purchase Date: One month (would like to take advantage of any holiday/black Friday deals)

Budget Range: $750-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Maybe

Parts to Upgrade: New Build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: California, United States

Parts Preferences: Any

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560x1440

Additional Comments: I'm not looking for anything top of the line, as can be seen with my budget. Just a moderate gaming build that will play new games well.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: current PC is starting to show its age, can't play most modern games well.
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  1. http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/tustin.aspx

    they have huge sales that undercut many online vendors

    so if you wanna price match from this point keep that in mind.
  2. Best answer
    Slightly over your budget, but you could save by using the trial version of windows which is free or change some otehr stuff around. You could also downgrade to a 1050ti but since you have a 1440 monitor i figured youd want to play in 1440

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tjyXxY
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tjyXxY/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1051.60
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-11 23:59 EST-0500
  3. ARICH5 said:
    http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/tustin.aspx

    they have huge sales that undercut many online vendors

    so if you wanna price match from this point keep that in mind.



    I'd like nothing more than to have them help me, but I'm in northern California, and there are non in my area.
  4. richiestang_78 said:
    Slightly over your budget, but you could save by using the trial version of windows which is free or change some otehr stuff around. You could also downgrade to a 1050ti but since you have a 1440 monitor i figured youd want to play in 1440

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tjyXxY
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tjyXxY/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1051.60
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-11 23:59 EST-0500


    I was thinking of a very similar build. How will this hold up over the next couple of years and what about upgradability?
  5. richiestang_78 said:
    Slightly over your budget, but you could save by using the trial version of windows which is free or change some otehr stuff around. You could also downgrade to a 1050ti but since you have a 1440 monitor i figured youd want to play in 1440

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tjyXxY
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tjyXxY/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1051.60
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-11 23:59 EST-0500


    Jonrojas said:
    ARICH5 said:
    http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/tustin.aspx

    they have huge sales that undercut many online vendors

    so if you wanna price match from this point keep that in mind.



    I'd like nothing more than to have them help me, but I'm in northern California, and there are non in my area.


    so your ok with spending more for delivery?
  6. Honestly if you want it to last then a 1070Ti may be a better choice for longevity. Id wait till black Friday and cyber Monday and see what kind of sales there are.
  7. northern california has always been a sticky area for us......either microcenter sales in the south or shipping in the north (seattle and sacramento)
  8. ARICH5 said:
    northern california has always been a sticky area for us......either microcenter sales in the south or shipping in the north (seattle and sacramento)


    I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Do you know if they ship custom builds? I'm sure I saw someone else say they don't, but i'd like to confirm that.

    I can build my own, but I'd much prefer a professional or something with much more experience than me to do it.

    Thanks.
  9. richiestang_78 said:
    Honestly if you want it to last then a 1070Ti may be a better choice for longevity. Id wait till black Friday and cyber Monday and see what kind of sales there are.


    ARICH5 said:
    northern california has always been a sticky area for us......either microcenter sales in the south or shipping in the north (seattle and sacramento)



    Thanks for your help, I sincerely appreciate it. I'll keep that build handy and shop around over the next couple of weeks.
  10. Jonrojas said:
    ARICH5 said:
    northern california has always been a sticky area for us......either microcenter sales in the south or shipping in the north (seattle and sacramento)


    I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Do you know if they ship custom builds? I'm sure I saw someone else say they don't, but i'd like to confirm that.

    I can build my own, but I'd much prefer a professional or something with much more experience than me to do it.

    Thanks.


    from what i understand they do a cpu mobo install and send the rest seperate. and then you just follow instructions from a youtube guide.
  11. I can honestly do most of the installation without any trouble. Where I've always ran into issues is with the wiring and cable management. I'm sure a YouTube video would help guide me, I just don't want to mess anything up. That's why I'd much rather pay someone to build it for me.

    But I could probably do it myself, it would just take me a while.
  12. my friend. ya dont wanns Fu(k up 1000 dollars do you? cut the bull5hit and send me a comupter!https://us.msi.com/Desktops/#?tag=Trident-Series

    i trust MSI
  13. richiestang_78 said:
    Honestly if you want it to last then a 1070Ti may be a better choice for longevity. Id wait till black Friday and cyber Monday and see what kind of sales there are.


    What kind of deals do you think I can expect? My PC's performance is getting worse by the day.
  14. richiestang_78 said:
    Slightly over your budget, but you could save by using the trial version of windows which is free or change some otehr stuff around. You could also downgrade to a 1050ti but since you have a 1440 monitor i figured youd want to play in 1440

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tjyXxY
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tjyXxY/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1051.60
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-11 23:59 EST-0500



    IT's good, but a SSD is missing there. Its important in any rig these days.
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