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New PC time again

AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,953
The time has come again to get a new desktop. (Old one died in relocation) Total nub as to know what I even want. I'll be doing high end gaming + live streaming from it and have AU$2000 to spare. I need the desktop + monitor + speakers + everything a computer needs to run etc. Had some good success last time asking here and I have a feeling doing something like going to Harvey Norman or something like that may not be the best option.

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  • VrikaVrika Member LegendaryPosts: 7,577
    edited September 2020
    EDIT: Switched CPU because of AU prices, and switched PSU because the one I first suggested was sold out /EDIT

    I'd build something like this:

    It has Ryzen 5 3600X (6 cores), 16 GB RAM, the GPU is only GTX 1660 Super it's not particularly powerful but it offers good price/performance ratio, and it has fast 1 TB SSD.

    The build is missing operating system, monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse. But at the moment it's only 1 146 AUD according pcpartpicker, so you should be able to fit all those missing parts to your budget.
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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 24,845
    Can you assemble a computer from parts, or do you need one that is already assembled?

    Where is a site that you can buy stuff from?  Giving you links to American sites probably doesn't do you much good, as prices will be different where you live.
  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,953
    Hey sorry for late reply. Going for one already assembled. is what I'm thinking about. Good / bad idea?

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  • GrimulaGrimula Member UncommonPosts: 644
    Really Love my MSI Trident 3 PC  ,  it is Super tiny PC  and pretty powerfull

    its amazing for how small it is

    but i want to upgrade it eventually also hahaha
  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,403
    edited September 2020
    Bad idea. I will need to look further, but from a quick glance definitely bad idea.
    Using that configurator, here is what I came up with:
    Are you OK getting peripherals like the Monitor, Speakers, Printer, Keyboard/Mouse someplace else? They seem a little over priced on that site. Do you need an 8-core CPU? Also the selection of some things like PSUs isn't great.
    The issue with min/maxing is you might get something for a great deal, but it might be something you don't want to live with for 2000 AUD. For instance a flimsy case, or an ugly monitor.
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  • VrikaVrika Member LegendaryPosts: 7,577
    Akulas said:
    Hey sorry for late reply. Going for one already assembled. is what I'm thinking about. Good / bad idea?
    When building a system, don't choose two 8GB RAMs, try to instead look for a kit that says 2x 8GB.

    The idea behind having two RAMs is that they work as a kit where both transfer data at once, doubling the bandwidth. Choosing a kit of two guarantees they will work that way.

    I'd also recommend the system Cleffy build. It looks good.
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