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    Recommend me a new PC

    I was writing a long post about why, but you don't need to know all that junk. I am out of touch with tech these days. I'm thinking of a new PC and I need options. I want to be able to play the latest sim racers. Budget: ~$1000. GO!

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    Oh shit you just opened a Pandora’s box of so much nerd speak...

    They are on their nerd websites designing their nerd builds for your budget right now!

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    Lucky for you, 3rd-gen Ryzen is here and itís good. Assuming you've already got a useable case, power supply, storage etc that you can swap to a new build, I quickly specced out the following bits for CA$1008.

    Ryzen 5 3600X
    X570 motherboard
    GTX 1660 Ti
    16GB RAM


    RAM:
    https://www.newegg.ca/g-skill-16gb-2...82E16820231941

    GPU:
    https://www.newegg.ca/gigabyte-gefor...82E16814932131

    Mobo:
    https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16813144...82E16813144263

    CPU:
    https://www.newegg.ca/amd-ryzen-5-36...82E16819113568

    If you need to buy some other bits or want to get an SSD and stay within budget then you could scale back the CPU to a 2nd-gen Ryzen 5 and free up about $120. Either way it wonít impact your performance that much, although you will lose compatibility with all the fancy features on the new chipset, but it will still be a great gaming machine and an excellent workhorse for processing your videos for YouTube.

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    While I am not opposed to building my own from parts, pre-made is preferable. I would not mind just picking up a turn-key already assembled box.

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    Not sure how long ago your last build was, but over maybe the past 4-5 years or so they've gotten insanely easy. So much is on the motherboard now, I only have two cards in my PC now, one to give me a few extra USB3 ports and the video card. SSD hard drives are so tiny (especialy the NVMe ones) that there's none of that battling over room/cables that you used to get. Add to that modular power supplies and cable management is a cinch. It used to take me a few hours to put together a machine, I think I put my last one together in like 20 minutes.

    That said, if you find a good turn-key assembled box, you can often find a good deal on that since they're buying in bulk. I'd just make sure there's room to upgrade - those NVMe drives are getting cheaper and are insanely fast, and you're going to want room eventually for some monstrous video card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    While I am not opposed to building my own from parts, pre-made is preferable. I would not mind just picking up a turn-key already assembled box.
    With this in mind, did you want to use it to double up as a video editing machine too? It can be tax deductible then, if your YouTube/Instagram stuff is generating some income. It might allow you to stretch the budget a bit

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    Thanks for reminding me of that. Yes, it will be a video editing and art machine predominantly. I will need monstrous storage for raw video.

    By the way, RWA, I live in the USA again.
    Last edited by Cam; August 3rd, 2019 at 05:28 PM.

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    Similar to RWA. x570 motherboards aren't essential and probably overkill for a 3600x unless you need PCIe gen 4 storage capabilities. You should be able to get the Tomahawk Max motherboard by the time you buy, wasn't listed yet but is releasing right now. It has a larger storage chip for the BIOS which will allow it to run the full fat/fancy GUI that MSI have developed for the Ryzen 3000 series. Came to $1002 inc. rebates. You'll just need to add on O/S, presumably Win10.


    CAM sample build.JPG

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    I hit the easy button and configured a system with Velocity Micro. Don't judge me! I had one of their PCs in the past and had a positive experience with their customer support. I know I could have saved a bit of money building it myself, but I am not concerned. I will not get it for a week or two.

    Edit: I attached a screen grab of the specs, but the forum auto-shrunk it so small that it is illegible.
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