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Topic: Separate Modem and Router?   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:16:27 PM(UTC)
I agree about wanting an AC router. Tri-band AD is probably overkill since your network speed isn't super fast. You can find a Motorola modem online for $30 or $40, then get a decent AC router (Asus, Netgear, etc..) for around $100 and you'll be set! You'll want to call your ISP and let them know that you have your own equipment now and they should be able to take the rental charge off your bill.
Topic: Tips for a new coming to the PC World?   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:09:06 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: BeeeRandonnn Go to Quoted Post
Hey everybody, looking to start my own build. I have around 800 bucks and have never built a computer before. I've been pretty impressed with the Ryzen specs but I'm not 100% sure what I want to go with. I wanna be able to play 1080p, racing games, simulators, RPGS, and some AAA games. Any ideas on PU, GPU, Ram, brands, etc? Any help is appreciated.

It's really hard to stay around $800 if you don't have a monitor or a copy of Windows (those will add at least $200 together), but here's what I have so far:

  • Processor - Ryzen 5 1500X - $177 (great performance for your money and they're constantly getting more upgrades and support)

  • CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $27 (liquid cooler would be best which is around $60 or more)

  • Motherboard - MSI B350 Tomahawk ATX Motherboard - $82 (good value, B350 chipset allows for overclocking but not SLI/Crossfire)

  • RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Memory - $116 (two 8GB sticks is the best so you have room to upgrade later)

  • HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB Hard Drive - $67 (an SSD as your boot drive would be a good addition that will add $50 to $80 and increase boot times)

  • Graphics Card - EVGA GTX 1060 or 1050ti for around $200 (GPU prices are very high right now due to virtual currency mining, so I'd wait until the RX Vega cards come out in August or September to get more bang for your buck)

  • Case - NZXT S340 Case - $70 (very popular case, there are tons of options out there - I personally have a FractalDesign Node 804)

  • PSU - Corsair 650W Bronze Certified Power Supply - $70 (should be plenty of power for what you're doing)

Side note, check out www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/ which has a ton of guides and good information for first time builders. Watch a ton of YouTube videos, find a friend or acquaintance who has built one before, basically just use all your resources. It's a LOT of fun and is exciting but the first time will definitely take the longest because you're worried about doing something wrong. Let me know if you have any questions!