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Building a new PC
« on: December 16, 2020, 11:30:41 PM »
I'm building a new PC.  Considering starting completely from scratch so I started to put a list together:


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d2JJgt


Budget is 1500-1800.  I may just use the same drives I have.  Primary driver is gaming.  Not sold on Intel vs. AMD.  From what I read AMD is really catching up and even winning in some categories.  I'd like to buy in Jan if everything is available.  I'll probably use the same monitors I have as well.  I've never done liquid cooling so any advice there would be good.


Anyone have any opinions?

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2020, 09:24:50 AM »
Good luck. A friend of mine just put one together and said everything is hard to get. Even stuff like PSUs.

I'm definitely in camp AMD with an ASUS motherboard. Noctua cooling.
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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2020, 09:43:49 AM »
I was actually looking at some of the parts last night.  The only thing I'm seeing as not available is the video card I want.  The rest was readily available from several places.  Maybe it was specific hardware he wanted?

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2020, 10:15:44 AM »
Dammit... I just looked at the CPUs and most of the Ryzen ones are not available.  I might have to go Intel for that reason alone.

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2020, 12:06:19 PM »
Ok, modified my part list based on some availability.

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Re: Building a new PC
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2021, 12:15:39 PM »
So I abandoned the idea of building myself.  It appears that the video card(s) I wanted are all sold out with no idea of when they might be available.  So I customized one on CyberPowerPC.

i7 10700K, Nvidia RTX 3070, 32GB RAM, 500GB NVMe + 2GB HDD, liquid cooling, etc.  Not the cheapest thing but gives me what I want and should last a long time.