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cjpermenter04 19 days ago

As the title says, I need ways to save up money for my new PC! Which you can check out here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Lc4Nw6

Thanks in advance.

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Granddy 3 points 18 days ago

Just don't spend money 4head.

Also you should change out the cpu for a ryzen 7 2700 and a b450 mobo.

cjpermenter04 submitter 1 point 18 days ago

lol thanks man

Granddy 1 point 18 days ago

Also don't use a that passive heatsink.

They have trouble cooling down a quad core cpu let alone a 8 core 16 core beast.


Get a gammaxx 400. It's slightly better than a hyper 212 and cheap and handle a mild overclocks on modern cpus .

Granddy 1 point 18 days ago

and maybe get a hard drive to complement that ssd. 120gb will fill up really quick.

Granddy 6 points 18 days ago

.......and try to get at least 2666 mhz ram as ryzen's performance does benefit alot from faster ram.

Jeez this list is uhhh, not so good.

tragiktimes101 1 Build 2 points 18 days ago

It's not the most coherent. I'd recommend some changes like these if they want 240 Hz:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $259.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $29.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage Team - L5 LITE 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $19.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card $504.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 TG ATX Mid Tower Case $57.82 @ Walmart
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $119.59 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC - E2260SWDN 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $81.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Alienware - AW2518H 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $499.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon - K551-RGB VARA Wired Standard Keyboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair - VOID PRO RGB (Black) 7.1 Channel Headset $98.90 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1942.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-01 12:08 EST-0500

About $150 more, but a lot more bang for the buck.

cjpermenter04 submitter 1 point 18 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate the critiques since this is my first time.

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Levyrat 2 Builds 2 points 17 days ago

I save up about $1000 each year for a new toy. Camera, drone, gun, computer, whatever.

One way I do that is to skip some purchases and instead put that money in the toy fund. $10 for new socks? Nah, I'll put more holes in the old ones and put that $10 aside. Stopping for a burger on the way home? Nah, I've got some stuff in the fridge. There's a few more dollars for the main purchase. Depending on your spending habits, it's easy to put away $20 to $40 a week, and it's all through small, targeted, relatively painless sacrifices.

In my case, I have about $1000 I could spend on a new build today, but I've pretty much decided to wait for the Ryzen 3000 series to come out. When the Fourth of July sales hit, I'll have $1400 to $1800 to spend, depending on how aggressively I scrimp, and that opens up a lot more options.

cjpermenter04 submitter 1 point 16 days ago

Thank you!

Memo1010 1 Build 1 point 18 days ago

do you mean getting a cheaper parts list or putting money aside?

cjpermenter04 submitter 1 point 18 days ago

Money aside.