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Old 30-06-2020, 10:52 PM   #1
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PC for Wife

Hi all,

Looking to build a PC for my wife using Fractal Design Era ITX casing -

https://shopee.sg/Fractal-Design-Era...108.5425418170

Need recommendation on some of the components to get. Lost touch with custom PC building as haven't touch them in quite awhile, and would really appreciate your help on what would be some of the better brands nowadays!

Power Supply - ???
GPU - RTX 2060 Super (which brand has profile that can fit the casing?)
CPU - Ryzen 3600
MB - ???
Storage - 512TB SSD + 1TB HDD
Ram - 16GB DDR4 (??? Hz for best value)

Budget preferably below 1.5k, inclusive of casing, excluding any peripherals.

The game she is playing now is The Sims 4, waiting for Sims 5 to come out. As we are moving to our new flat soon, will also explore more co-op games with her.

I currently own a Zotac GTX 1070, but not too sure if it may fit into the casing! If yes, I may just transfer that 1070 to her and upgrade my GPU

Thanks in advance!
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Processor
Intel Core i5-4460
Mainboard
ASRock B85 Killer
Graphics Card
Zotac Nvidia GTX 1070 AMP! Edition
Memory
Kingston Value DDR3-1600 CL11 32GB
Display
Acer Predator XB271HU
Storage
Samsung SSDD 850 EVO 250GB (OS) + Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (Games) + WD Blue 1TB (Data)
Optical Storage
Samsung DVR-RW
Casing
Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
PSU
Super Flower Leadex Silver 650W
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Old 30-06-2020, 10:55 PM   #2
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Hi all,

Looking to build a PC for my wife using Fractal Design Era ITX casing -

https://shopee.sg/Fractal-Design-Era...108.5425418170

Need recommendation on some of the components to get. Lost touch with custom PC building as haven't touch them in quite awhile, and would really appreciate your help on what would be some of the better brands nowadays!

Power Supply - ???
GPU - RTX 2060 Super (which brand has profile that can fit the casing?)
CPU - Ryzen 3600
MB - ???
Storage - 512TB SSD + 1TB HDD
Ram - 16GB DDR4 (??? Hz for best value)

Budget preferably below 1.5k, inclusive of casing, excluding any peripherals.

The game she is playing now is The Sims 4, waiting for Sims 5 to come out. As we are moving to our new flat soon, will also explore more co-op games with her.

I currently own a Zotac GTX 1070, but not too sure if it may fit into the casing! If yes, I may just transfer that 1070 to her and upgrade my GPU

Thanks in advance!
Just get a lightweight laptop or hybrid like Surface Pro or Asus Zenbook S.
Processor
Ryzen 5 3600X
Mainboard
Asus TUF X570 Plus Wifi
Graphics Card
Palit RTX 2080ti OC
Memory
Crucial Ballistix 2X8 GB 3200 Mhz
Display
Samsung RU7400 43'
Storage
WD Black SSD 500 GB
Casing
Cooler Master Cosmos 2 Anniversary Edition
PSU
Cooler Master V1000
OS
Windows 10 Pro 64

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Old 30-06-2020, 11:00 PM   #3
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Just get a lightweight laptop or hybrid like Surface Pro or Asus Zenbook S.
She currently uses the Acer Predator Helios 300 (this model - https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator.../dp/B06Y4GZS9C) but she doesn't like it though.

She wants a proper desktop
Processor
Intel Core i5-4460
Mainboard
ASRock B85 Killer
Graphics Card
Zotac Nvidia GTX 1070 AMP! Edition
Memory
Kingston Value DDR3-1600 CL11 32GB
Display
Acer Predator XB271HU
Storage
Samsung SSDD 850 EVO 250GB (OS) + Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (Games) + WD Blue 1TB (Data)
Optical Storage
Samsung DVR-RW
Casing
Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
PSU
Super Flower Leadex Silver 650W
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Old 30-06-2020, 11:34 PM   #4
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Hi all,

Looking to build a PC for my wife using Fractal Design Era ITX casing -

https://shopee.sg/Fractal-Design-Era...108.5425418170

Need recommendation on some of the components to get. Lost touch with custom PC building as haven't touch them in quite awhile, and would really appreciate your help on what would be some of the better brands nowadays!

Power Supply - ???
GPU - RTX 2060 Super (which brand has profile that can fit the casing?)
CPU - Ryzen 3600
MB - ???
Storage - 512TB SSD + 1TB HDD
Ram - 16GB DDR4 (??? Hz for best value)

Budget preferably below 1.5k, inclusive of casing, excluding any peripherals.

The game she is playing now is The Sims 4, waiting for Sims 5 to come out. As we are moving to our new flat soon, will also explore more co-op games with her.

I currently own a Zotac GTX 1070, but not too sure if it may fit into the casing! If yes, I may just transfer that 1070 to her and upgrade my GPU

Thanks in advance!
Cpu - 3600
Mobo - b550
Storage - 512TB SSD + 1TB HDD
Ram - 16gb ddr4
Psu - superflower/seasonic power supply around 600 will do
Gpu - Reused 1070
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Graphics Card
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Memory
Corsair VENGEANCE 16GB
Display
Dell 2340L
Storage
WD BLACK SN750 1TB + HDD WD 1TB 64MB Caviar Blue + Samsung 840 120GB SSD SATA3
Casing
Corsair 540 Air Silver
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Super Flower 600W
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Old 30-06-2020, 11:49 PM   #5
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Since the storage needs are not onerous, you can consider a 1 TB SSD instead and skip the HDD to save space.

WD Black at S$189.77

https://www.amazon.sg/BLACK-SN750-50...cs&sr=1-1&th=1
Processor
Ryzen 3700X
Mainboard
Gigabyte AX370 Aorus Gaming K7
Graphics Card
Galax GTX 1070Ti EX-SNPR
Memory
Team T-Force Night Hawk 2X8GB DDR4-3200@3600 16-17-19-36 1.36V
Display
Acer Predator Z35
Storage
Adata 2TB SX8200 Pro + Sandisk 480GB Extreme Pro + 2X4TB HGST NAS + 8TB Seagate Barracuda
Casing
Phanteks P400S
PSU
Corsair AX1200i
OS
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:19 AM   #6
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Cpu - 3600
Mobo - b550
Storage - 512TB SSD + 1TB HDD
Ram - 16gb ddr4
Psu - superflower/seasonic power supply around 600 will do
Gpu - Reused 1070
512GB SSD,
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Mainboard
Asrock B450M Pro4
Graphics Card
Asus RX 580 8G
Memory
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3200MHz 8Gx2
Display
1080P Asus
Storage
Lexar 512GB SSD, MX500 500GB, WD Black 1TB, Adata SX8000 Pro 256GB, Seagate 3TB
Casing
Corsair Air 240
PSU
Super Flower 650W
Audio
Altec Lansing Stereo
OS
Win 10, OS X, Ubuntu

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Old 01-07-2020, 09:33 AM   #7
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Hi all,

Looking to build a PC for my wife using Fractal Design Era ITX casing -

https://shopee.sg/Fractal-Design-Era...108.5425418170

Need recommendation on some of the components to get. Lost touch with custom PC building as haven't touch them in quite awhile, and would really appreciate your help on what would be some of the better brands nowadays!

Power Supply - ???
GPU - RTX 2060 Super (which brand has profile that can fit the casing?)
CPU - Ryzen 3600
MB - ???
Storage - 512TB SSD + 1TB HDD
Ram - 16GB DDR4 (??? Hz for best value)

Budget preferably below 1.5k, inclusive of casing, excluding any peripherals.

The game she is playing now is The Sims 4, waiting for Sims 5 to come out. As we are moving to our new flat soon, will also explore more co-op games with her.

I currently own a Zotac GTX 1070, but not too sure if it may fit into the casing! If yes, I may just transfer that 1070 to her and upgrade my GPU

Thanks in advance!
If look for good price/performance, go for AMD RYZEN 3 3300X. For gaming, 3300x is better choice than 3600.
Directly get a 1TB/2TB SSD and a external drive for storage.
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Mainboard
Asrock B450M Pro4
Graphics Card
Asus RX 580 8G
Memory
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3200MHz 8Gx2
Display
1080P Asus
Storage
Lexar 512GB SSD, MX500 500GB, WD Black 1TB, Adata SX8000 Pro 256GB, Seagate 3TB
Casing
Corsair Air 240
PSU
Super Flower 650W
Audio
Altec Lansing Stereo
OS
Win 10, OS X, Ubuntu

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Old 01-07-2020, 09:40 AM   #8
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Oops sorry haha. 500GB 🤣 thanks for spotting the typo!
Processor
Intel Core i5-4460
Mainboard
ASRock B85 Killer
Graphics Card
Zotac Nvidia GTX 1070 AMP! Edition
Memory
Kingston Value DDR3-1600 CL11 32GB
Display
Acer Predator XB271HU
Storage
Samsung SSDD 850 EVO 250GB (OS) + Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (Games) + WD Blue 1TB (Data)
Optical Storage
Samsung DVR-RW
Casing
Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
PSU
Super Flower Leadex Silver 650W
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Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit

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Old 01-07-2020, 09:46 AM   #9
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If look for good price/performance, go for AMD RYZEN 3 3300X. For gaming, 3300x is better choice than 3600.
Directly get a 1TB/2TB SSD and a external drive for storage.
Hmmm but 3600 will be better for tasks due to more cores right?

If only for gaming I thought intel will be a better choice?
Processor
Intel Core i5-4460
Mainboard
ASRock B85 Killer
Graphics Card
Zotac Nvidia GTX 1070 AMP! Edition
Memory
Kingston Value DDR3-1600 CL11 32GB
Display
Acer Predator XB271HU
Storage
Samsung SSDD 850 EVO 250GB (OS) + Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (Games) + WD Blue 1TB (Data)
Optical Storage
Samsung DVR-RW
Casing
Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
PSU
Super Flower Leadex Silver 650W
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Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit

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Old 01-07-2020, 09:50 AM   #10
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Oops sorry haha. 500GB 🤣 thanks for spotting the typo!
no prob.
BTW, not consider a In-Win A1-Plus Pink Mini-ITX for your build ?
https://shopee.sg/In-Win-A1-Plus-Pin...519.3834560737
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Mainboard
Asrock B450M Pro4
Graphics Card
Asus RX 580 8G
Memory
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3200MHz 8Gx2
Display
1080P Asus
Storage
Lexar 512GB SSD, MX500 500GB, WD Black 1TB, Adata SX8000 Pro 256GB, Seagate 3TB
Casing
Corsair Air 240
PSU
Super Flower 650W
Audio
Altec Lansing Stereo
OS
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:52 AM   #11
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Hmmm but 3600 will be better for tasks due to more cores right?

If only for gaming I thought intel will be a better choice?
if ur wife does a mix of workstation tasks (eg 3d work) and gaming, 3600 is the better choice, but if purely gaming, 3300x offers more value since it is cheaper but offers similar gaming performance. intel chips are better in the sense that u will get the most fps in a given price bracket, but the margins are often slim and not worth the premium.
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Graphics Card
ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX580 8GB OC/Intel HD Graphics 4400
Memory
8GB DDR3 1600MHz/4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Display
Dell S2418H
Storage
Intel 545S 512GB SSD/Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
Casing
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:21 AM   #12
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Hmmm but 3600 will be better for tasks due to more cores right?

If only for gaming I thought intel will be a better choice?
Yeap 3600 is better for tasks, but with lower CPU boost. 3300x has higher boost clock and cheaper.
Intel CPU is so hot and put in ITX build you have to consider for proper cooling solution.
I5-10600 alone cost S$359 at Lazada SG.
But 3300x $195 + ASRock B450 GAMING-ITX/AC $209(OOS), only cost S$404 with similar performance and you no need to consider for fancy cooler.

Anyway, consider to get a better Mobo like B550 for Ryzen 4000 compatibility.
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Mainboard
Asrock B450M Pro4
Graphics Card
Asus RX 580 8G
Memory
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 3200MHz 8Gx2
Display
1080P Asus
Storage
Lexar 512GB SSD, MX500 500GB, WD Black 1TB, Adata SX8000 Pro 256GB, Seagate 3TB
Casing
Corsair Air 240
PSU
Super Flower 650W
Audio
Altec Lansing Stereo
OS
Win 10, OS X, Ubuntu

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