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 No.48399

Been wageslaving for a year and I managed to build my first half decent PC with some of the money I saved up. Any other anons enjoy this?

I used:
Ryzen 5 2600, ASUS ROG x470 mini itx, 16gb of RAM, and an rx590. Hopefully should last me 4 or 5 years since I plan to go NEET for awhile again soon.

 No.48400

why didnt you wait for ryzen 3

 No.48401

>no backplate
dont tell me youre using a stock cooler bro

 No.48403

>>48399
I have a similar build but I'm using the b450-i board
Pretty comfy having a smol pc if you travel, I take it on the plane as my carry-on.

But like >>48400 said, you should've waited bro my next pc will be ryzen 3 and this lil guy will turn into a media center

Oh yeah if you happen to use linux, the wifi driver for these boards (rtl2288be iirc) are in staging, so depending on your distro you may have to enable that and recompile the kernel

 No.48404

It was always a pain in the ass to me when I had to build a PC. Every single build there was always some part that was shipped bad and needed to be sent back or replaced even when I only bought new parts from well respected dealers.
I mean for fuck sake, I had to send back a case once because it was bent at the joints due to shipping damage. Had shitty PSU, CPUs, Mobo, GPUs, HHDs. Only thing I have yet to have shipped fucked up before is new ram sticks. Why the fuck is this acceptable is beyond me.
I now use a laptop/prebuilt as my computer and have had almost no troubles. My next computer will be a prebuild or gaming laptop too. Fuck all the shipping drama and bad parts.

 No.48405

>>48404
Go to a store to buy parts?

 No.48406

>>48405
I don't know where you live but that hasn't been a realistic option in years. Besides, with the mark-up they charge you are usually better off buying prebuilt by the time you are done. At least that is how it was 15 years ago.

I just checked google maps. Get this, the nearest place to buy physical parts on site is 86.7 miles away. LOL

 No.48415

>>48406
Exact opposite situation for me, my countries new import taxes on goods essentially nullifies any savings to be had from online parts (unless second hand).

If you're American don't you guys have micro center? I'd kill to have a computer store that large here

 No.48416

>>48415
>If you're American don't you guys have micro center?
Hahahahahahahahahahaha
I haven't seen one of those in a decade. They are down to 25 locations nation wide (and that number is getting smaller every few years).

 No.48480

>>48400
My old PC blew up and took all the components with it, I had to start with scratch, so I bought an x470 mother board with the hope that I can pick up a ryzen 3 in a year or two if this one starts to hold me back.

>>48401
Running at 4.0ghz and 78c in Prime95 with the stock cooler, doesn't seem to be a big issue.

 No.48482

>>48416
Also, you might be amazed to hear this but some time in the last year Best Buy has started stocking high end computer components and they price match with newegg. I went in there the other day and they were selling 9900k's and 2080's at actually competitive prices.

 No.48483

Anyone here who runs Windows 7 on Ryzen and can share their experiences?

I want to upgrade my PC after 7 years of using the same build (except PSU replacement and some storage additions) but Ryzen doesn't support Windows 7, and I don't really want to move up to 10. I know it's technically possible to run on 7 after looking it up online, but I wasn't sure if there were any issues people had run into I should be aware of.

 No.48495

I'm still using the i7 920 OC'd to 3.6 ghz from 2009 and I can still play all the modern games.

 No.48496

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>>48483
Anon I love windows 7 too, but I think it may be time to move on
It should run fine though

 No.48498

>>48483
Still running windows 7 on my desktop.

I tried installing windows 7 on my laptop, but the laptop is designed to only be compatible with windows 10.

 No.48502

Running windows 7, the only complain I have is that it has no support for individual monitor scaling. So if you have a 4k monitor, then you can only use scaling that affects both monitors.
It's kind of shocks me sometimes when people say that win 7 is old, for me it was and is like a brand new OS, weird.

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>>48496
I'm not moving on, I already have to deal with 10 at work and don't like it. And I don't feel like dealing with Wine fuckery on Linux, already experimented with it on my laptop running Fedora briefly.

Anyways I looked it up again and it seems like the issue has to do with necessary USB drivers not being present, so you can't use a USB keyboard to get past installation. But there's a way to inject them into the install image (plus a few other workarounds like using a PS/2 keyboard) so I'll probably just do that.

 No.48517

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>>48483
i've been using it for months completely fine.
had to do some tweaks with usb drivers before installing, though.

 No.50967

I have been saving up some money for sometime and would like to build my own pc too. Can anyone give me a rundown of what specs are the best. I am gonna be using it to play old games mostly, maybe modern games too. I think I will go with AMD this time but not sure what specs will I need, can anyone give me a rundown of what specs would be best suitable for me? I have a budget of $600.

 No.50988

I'm also running win7. Really hate win10 if my current desktop breaks I'll either buy old parts that can run 7 or complete the full transition to linux, currently I only use it on a laptop.

 No.53008


 No.53016

>>53008
Personally I still go for intel, but AMD keeps putting up a damn good fight, giving them great competition so they don't stagnate.

 No.53022

nice what are you planning to do with it play videogames? any game in mind you were holding up because your previous pcs were not good enough?


>wait for ryzen 3

my computer is 7 years old (gpu 3) and has no problem running modern software or games its highly unlikely you'll notice a difference
if you are poor in 10 years and fps drop to 30 in games you can increase the ram and swap the cpu/gpu for the best the motherboard can hold

 No.53035

>>48399
Is the RX 590 a 4 or 8 gb card? I'd say you're good for a nice long while. I put together a budget build to replace my pre-built toaster and it runs smooth as butter. AMD is great.

 No.53933

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anybody else mITX here?
got myself a ryzen 3 3600 with a b450 mITX board.
Pretty comfy having so much processing power in such a small form factor. My huge r9 380x gpu also fit in the compact case.
Still don't know what to do with all that processing power as I barely play any games these days. Any suggestions?
It was more of a consoomer move of me as I needed to burn some money.

 No.53934

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>>53933
> I needed to burn some money.

 No.53935

installed a closed liquid loop cooler from Evga with 360 radiator
and holy shit, it's loud as a motherfucker.
Should have gone straight for the EK watercooling parts, it's not as intimidating as I thought. Fuck evga and their shitty clc coolers

 No.53936

>>53933
>taking a pic of your own foot
Now I don't know why but I fucking hate people who don't pay attention to that and end up taking pictures of their own damn ugly feet when trying to take a picture of something else. Fucking hate it for some reason, I'm really holding myself here not to tell this guy TO GO FUCK HIMSELF TAKE YOU DAMN FEET OUT OF THE FUCKING PICTURE YOU DAMN FUCKING MORON. It's a irracional anger but I can't get rid of it. I'll have to hide this thread now.

 No.53938

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>>53936
i stomp on your silly post you wizfeet hater.

 No.53939

>>53933
>Still don't know what to do with all that processing power as I barely play any games these days. Any suggestions?
edit video or anything else that requires rendering.

 No.53942

>>53933
you could mine cryptocurrency. That ryzen would be good for monero

 No.53943

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>>53942
how do I set it up for mining?
hmm, or the better question would be…let me rephrase it, what hardware you need to constantly get at least a 100$ a month?

I believe a 10x more expensive hardware, right?

 No.53944

>>53943
It won't be highly profitable. It depends heavily on your electricity costs. I don't know about specifics.

You can do it with software like https://github.com/xmrig/xmrig

More info: https://getmonero.org/get-started/mining/

Chat group if you wanted to ask people for help: https://t.me/xmrmine

 No.53948

>>53933
Did you have to update bios?
I've never done it and most likely gonna fuck up, so in case of upgrade will stick to 2XXX series.

How does that even work?
If a processor can't run on a motherbord, is it gonna POST without one? Or there's just some limits for the processor but it runs ok?

I guess you will also need another PC to download BIOS and make a flash drive.

 No.53954

>>53948
b450 and x470 can also run ryzen 3xxx cpus, some are updated out of the box so you don't have to worry about compatibility, and there are retailers who can update them for you.

 No.53955

>>53954
well the only retailer i have here has a note "need to upgrade bios for 3xxx" on every b450 mb description

and b550 are too fucking expensive

 No.53981

>>53942
>>53944
>>53939
electricity is around 30ct per KWH in NigGermania. So I guess crypto mining is not an option.
Guess I'll have to learn some creative skill that requires rendering or compiling of some kind
(no, I'm not installing Gentoo)

 No.54165

this should be called pc assembly.
every time i read about "building a pc" i think of exotic architectures like the setun trinary or knuth's quater imaginary.

 No.54170

Assembled a pc for myself finally today, it brings me so much joy. I used to wait for visual studio to start up like 3-4 minutes on my previous crappy pc, now it's almost instantaneous. And no laggs with freezes in games.

It sucks that there so much marketing gimmicks for gaming monitors though. Some one them go as far as blatantly scam you and straight up lying to customers in specs.
For fucks sake I just want a high refresh rate with gsync.
At least nvidia official site has a list of monitors that shows which one supports what.

 No.54331

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i'm downloading fedora and it's asking for a live usb,i don't have money to buy a new usb so i'm using 1Tb external hard drive that already has some files in it
will writing down fedora on the hard drive corrupt the other files? should i format the drive before this?

 No.54332

>>54331
easiest to delete those files, otherwise you'll have to make different partitions for the linux to boot in

 No.54333

>>54332
thanks

 No.54351

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Xeon x5680 overclocked to 4.3ghz

Gtx 780

16gb of ddr3 RAM at 1600mhz in triple channel

240gb SSD

1tb hard drive

Windows 7

Rate my specs

 No.54352

>>54351
Youve got win7 so thats all that matters, good job

 No.54353

>>54351
Gpu bottleneck

 No.54357

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I've been thinking of building a new PC for a few months now.
I plan on using Ryzen 5 2600 (no overclocking) it's pretty close to 5 3600 in terms of specs but costs half its price where I live and is going to have an easier time with Windows 7, hopefully. (The price will probably drop further once Zen 3 hits the shelves, not but I'm not sure if I'm really willing to wait and who knows what's the economy going to be like by the end of 2020).
Still unsure about the motherboard. Having more room for future upgrades would be nice, even though I won't be touching my PC for the next 4 or so years once I'm done. Whether I should choose mATX or ATX is also a big question. I've never built mATX builds before, I suppose building a smaller PC could be fun and I'll be saving myself some money, but shittier VRM and cooling plus less ports overall are a big concern. For the standard ATX I have my sights on Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite, and in case I decide to roll with mATX I'll probably take Gigabyte B450M DS3H.
RAM: 16 Gb.
When it comes to choosing a video card, I kind of want to buy GTX 1660, but I wonder if it's a good choice for me personally. I'm not a gamer, I don't follow the new releases, I care little about graphics, and I don't do art professionally. It's basically an expensive nice to have which I won't be using to its full potential, most of the time, at least. I could settle for a worse graphics card, but the worse options are only barely cheaper, so I might as well go all out.
Frankly speaking I feel kind of bad spending all the money I've got on a new, essentially gaming oriented PC, considering that my current build does its workstation side of things more or less alright and the games I play aren't usually demanding, and if they are, I can tweak the settings and use configs to make them run smoother.

 No.54359

>>54357
If you plan to use 2 graphics card or just a lot of PCI-E devices, then check how many PCIE lanes processor can support. I did that mistake and now stuck with i9 9900k, when could have gone with i9 10th gen X-series, which is slightly more expensive by a small margin.

 No.54362

>>54357
get rx580/590 gpu instead

 No.54363

>>53948
you need a 2x processor when you update the bios
I recently updated it to the newest version
you just have to put the zip in a fat formatted USB stick and let the software do the rest for you. No need to be scared
I think you can also directly connect to the internet with the uefi and do the update this way.

 No.54364

>>53954
Also mine was already updated to the version that supports ryzen 3000 when I bought it

 No.54600

Finally assembled my first gaming PC with i9 9900k and 2080 ti
and, well, it still lags sometimes in Red Dead Redemption 2, maybe not really a lag, but fps drops sometimes to low 40s

It's on all ultra, but it's not even 4k, but regular 1920x1080
Maybe it's just the game is unoptimized mess?
Maybe I should put a custom waterblock on graphics card, will it get more frames per second then?

 No.54612

>>54600
No, it is a common optimization issue and not your computer.

 No.54614

>>54600
Are you running with RTX on? that typically smashes performance for a disputable visual upgrade. Nevertheless a 2080 Ti should be able to run anything current and near future on ultra buttery smoothly. Rockstar has been known to optimize games well in terms of things like portalflow and distant object imposters so I doubt it's on their end.
When do the dips happen? If it's during high particle events like smoke or snow, check for a bios update to get the most out of your CPU

 No.55183

>>48399
lol
I just noticed you have the same mb as me
still don't know if it was worth it paying that much for a board
If I went with a normal form factor , it would've all gotten cheaper propably

 No.55185

>>48517
But how do you get this thing running even? Intel has no chipset drivers for Win7 anymore on recent motherboards.
Won't you get like unstable systems crashing and stuff like that?


I downloaded this new metro game and I doubt my current machine can run this well.
And since my computer is old, I might buy a new one that will last for another 10 years.
But then I would need to use W10 which I don't want to. Or loonix which cannot run games well. So what is the point of building a new pc if I cannot run W7, have only 1 game that interest me and nothing else. I mean, I could play it on medium or low settings if necessary.


>>48399
I always enjoyed tinkering with the pc more than playing/running it afterwards
can modern games even make use of those new hardware even? they look so powerful.
We have 8core cpus now and gpus have 8gb or vram.

 No.55193

>>55185
>Or loonix which cannot run games well
wrong. you can run almost any game with wine compability layer. If you are using steam you don't even have to configure anything. It is built into steam

 No.55196

>>55193
>you can run almost any game with wine compability layer.
In theory. In practice that is a fucking lie.

 No.55197

>>55196
Can confirm. Specially older games, rpgmaker games, emulation, everything out of the big studio titles things get bumpy and broken pretty damn fast. We have big enough drives these days to have Windows installed for gaming, it's not a big deal.

 No.55204

>>55193
world's biggest lie, right next to "you can be anything when you grow up"

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 No.56279

>2 or 3 ryzen builds and a 9th gen intel build just months before new line of GPUs and CPUs was already revealed

why? were you wizards on literal toasters?

 No.56280

>>56279
I would love to get a 5900x but that shit is impossible to find.

 No.56281

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>>56278
apparently you could also with no problem can use an external radiator, like this one.

But I don't understand how would you power the fans on it. With an expensive fan controller with sensors and a shitton of spliters? there's like 9 fans on that thing. I'm afraid of cable clutter

 No.56431

Maybe this PC Building Simulator game can help

 No.57294

Took me like a year to save up and buy all parts and wait for them to arrive, but finally assembled a gaming pc. Did a custom loop with "ZMT" rubber tubing and two PE 360mm radiators from EK

not really sure how well it is built and how long it will last, but so far the graphics card was at 54c and never got past 56c after like an hour of gaming. Also gained a couple of frames per second where it would struggle otherwise on stock cooler. So I guess it was worth it. But honestly not even sure now if it was worth all the hassle or not

It's i9 9900k paired with asus strix 2080 ti

 No.57297

>>57294
So what are you playing in it wizzie?



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