Computer building, I am

Buck

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Has anyone else built or is building a computer?

My ability to not be able to work on cars or really even have a reason to drive anywhere has lead me here. I don't leave home much so I decided to build a computer.

I'm building it to run games at 1080 or 1440p with a high frame rate, 60 hz or better. Really aiming for 1440p, eventually. I don't think I have anything that will display past 1080p.

I put some good money into this. About the same amount of money I put into my electrical system in my explorer LOL. It's all perspective.

Anyways, like 2/3rds of my stuff is in the mail. I do have my motherboard, case and CPU. I am doing AIO water cooler for my CPU.

Put down your Playstation, put down your Xbox, quit being a puss, and build a computer. If you can install audio, you can probably build a computer. Computers are all 12v, and a lot of the voltages you have going across your board are tiny. Such as max CPU voltages of around 1.35-1.45 volts. I bought a really-ridiculously-over-the-top-never-gonna-use-all-features motherboard, specifically to mess with overclocking. Be warned, bc of the Rona, all prices and availability are really whacky. So much price gouging going on, I'm talking +100% price gouging. So if you ever do build one, watch your ass.

Here's my list of stuff I've ordered. Don't ask me the total price, I won't tell you.

Case: Corsair 750d High Air Flow Version
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair 8 Hero Wifi
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3800xt (8 core, 16 thread, 3.9-4.7 ghz)-> Ps5 max ghz is 3.5 iirc and xbox one is 3.8. That's max. And they aren't water cooled or have 8 140 mm case fans.
GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700 XT (most expensive part I bought)-> supposedly can run 4k @ 120 hz. I'll believe that when it happens.
Storage: Corsair MP600 NVME SSD 1TB -> this thing reads and writes data super fast. It about the size of a memory stick. Putting my OS on it. I gotta get a secondary ssd for data.
Memory: G. Skills Ripjaw 2x8 @ 3600 mhz -> might have to lower the 3600 to around 2800 initially. 3000 mhz plus is considered overclocking for my CPU.
PSU: Seasonic SSR-850FX Focus (850w)
CPU cooler: Fractal Designs Celsius+ S28 Dynamic-> works like a car radiator. Water pump, 2 140 mm fans and a radiator.
Exhaust fans: 4x Corsair A1425L 12S-2-> 140 mm fans, ~1000 rpm, ~65 CFM
Intake fans: 2x Fractal Dynamics Venturi HF-14-> ~1200 rpm, ~ 120 CFM. The AIO fans will also be intake fans.
I have this old Lite-on CD/DVD player/writer I pulled out of an old computer. Hope it works, guess we'll find out.

That's pretty much everything except some random stuff like a GPU brace to keep from damaging the board and some connectors. Some these GPU's are so big, they should come included with a brace. I mean my card is over double the size of the slot it plugs into, and it's just supposed to hang from it?

2 games I'm wanting to play on my PC is heavily modded Fallout 4 and Cities Skylines. I'm really good at Cities Skylines. It's like my crack. My ps4 pro just can't handle how big the maps are and all the moving parts. Both gpu and cpu get a little overloaded. Cities slows down to much to even really play. I have to game because I can't do much else. I'm not gonna list everything wrong with me, it would be longer than this post. Can't work and in a lot of pain so gaming gets me by day by day, waiting for answer in the future hopefully.


I would like to say thank you to Trump and congress and the federal gov for my stimulus check, couldn't do it without you :LOL:
 

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I am only going to post pictures of what I have in my hands.
 

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Wow you're poor bro.
 

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...Thanks? Not sure what you mean lol
You thanked trump and said it wouldn't be possible with out that little check they sent out
 

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Should buy a PS5 :D I have one,lol. Awesome graphics and a nice increase even over the PS4 or PS4 Pro. Got it as a Birthday Present & Christmas Present from the parental units :D. Every year one of us gets a big Christmas and with mine around turkey day every year they allow me to combine them when it is my turn so this year...A PS5 :D

Btw I am only 44, turned 44 a couple days ago.
 
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Should buy a PS5 :D I have one,lol. Awesome graphics and a nice increase even over the PS4 or PS4 Pro. Got it as a Birthday Present & Christmas Present from the parental units :D. Every year one of us gets a big Christmas and with mine around turkey day every year they allow me to combine them when it is my turn so this year...A PS5 :D

Btw I am only 44, turned 44 a couple days ago.
Nah man I gotta go hard. I also may dabble in some 3d design stuff. I have a story to tell, but I gotta have some serious imaging to be able to tell it correctly. Seeing is believing. Can't do that on a ps5. But I'm sure it's way faster than a ps4 pro even. I know it can peak at 3.5 ghz, but I doubt it's sustaining that for long.

It takes a lot of speed to satisfy me :unsure:
 
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I would have gone with Intel then and an Nvidia Card but that is me. But I know AMD has its fan just like I prefer Intel after having nothing but issues with AMD stuff in the past until a couple years ago. I have certificates from Microsoft as well as some of mine and my dad's coding has been in Windows since 2000 as he was not only a Foreman Machinist for Mobil Oil in Elwood but also their computer security chief till he retired in 2000. So he taught me in 1986 back when we had to solder in everything vs now where it is all socket and plug & play for the most part.

A good program for people who don't know how to build a computer which is shocking is on Steam there is a game called PC Building Simulator or something. Had a couple people buy it and they used what they learned there to build a computer instead of paying ridiculous prices on a store bought one.

I plan on building a new tower in the New Year sometime already have the PSU and Case. Being Disabled for Life I have to save up and buy in pieces but going to wait till Spring to see what else comes out.

I will say though AMD has really stepped up there game CPU wise and is either damn close in some areas or equal and in a couple other areas beats Intel. GPU Wise....idk about that yet. Nvidia still takes the crown there at least for now but that is just imho, not like that means anything in the computer world,lol. Everyone has favorites and reasons why...just like in Car Audio,lol.
 

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Been building since 2004. Congrats on the setup.

The initial cost is high but some components like powersupply, cpu cooler, fans, SSDs, ram can last you over a decade so when you factor that in the total price isn't as bad as you'd think
 
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