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cjpermenter04 2 months 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 1 Build 3 points 2 months 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 2 months ago

lol thanks man

Granddy 1 Build 1 point 2 months 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.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hJFPxr/deepcool-cpu-cooler-gammaxx400

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

Granddy 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

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

Granddy 1 Build 6 points 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

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Levyrat 2 Builds 2 points 2 months 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 2 months ago

Thank you!

Memo1010 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

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

cjpermenter04 submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Money aside.