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    Nono prob thought op was a got in that thread you linked
    Hey man, need some advice. You are THE dude that I turn to for comptuter advice, so one of my kids friends has a conundrum that needs solving. his problem seems super easy, but I defer to your judgement.

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    Hey man, need some advice. You are THE dude that I turn to for comptuter advice, so one of my kids friends has a conundrum that needs solving. his problem seems super easy, but I defer to your judgement.
    PM me man. But if he's looking to buy this is a horrific time between weak supply from the pandemic empowering scalpers and the huge rise in bitcoin prices, which has lifted ethereum values way up too as ethereum is a pos cryptocurrency designed to keep ing over gamers every couple of years.

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    PM me man. But if he's looking to buy this is a horrific time between weak supply from the pandemic empowering scalpers and the huge rise in bitcoin prices, which has lifted ethereum values way up too as ethereum is a pos cryptocurrency designed to keep ing over gamers every couple of years.
    Kid solved his own problem, i think. he was just wondering how much ram was bottlenecking his system, so he bought some.

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    Kid solved his own problem, i think. he was just wondering how much ram was bottlenecking his system, so he bought some.
    Good time to buy RAM right now. If I wasn't on an ancient DDR3 platform I would have upgraded to 32GB no doubt this year.

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    stupid trumps 25% tariffs on chinese goods into america

    yet wtf is china manufactures slapping a 25% to rest of the world..this is bull

    and now u have crypto mining back...another horse u dont need pushing prices up

    seriously the rx580 8gb is back up to around aud$280-300 about $220usd, a 3-4 year old card

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    stupid trumps 25% tariffs on chinese goods into america

    yet wtf is china manufactures slapping a 25% to rest of the world..this is bull

    and now u have crypto mining back...another horse u dont need pushing prices up

    seriously the rx580 8gb is back up to around aud$280-300 about $220usd, a 3-4 year old card
    I don't expect the tariff war to continue the way it is under Joe

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    I don't expect the tariff war to continue the way it is under Joe
    You manage to snag a 3070 before Trump ed the gpu market some more? 3060 looks like a piece of .

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    stupid trumps 25% tariffs on chinese goods into america

    yet wtf is china manufactures slapping a 25% to rest of the world..this is bull

    and now u have crypto mining back...another horse u dont need pushing prices up

    seriously the rx580 8gb is back up to around aud$280-300 about $220usd, a 3-4 year old card
    LOL could you imagine how much of a cluster it would be if the PS5 got hacked right now? So that Sony could be taking losses selling the consoles to got eth miners?

    Seriously, eth, they keep changing their algorithm so it can always be mined on gpus so when they want to pump and dump every couple of years PC gamers get ed.

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    You manage to snag a 3070 before Trump ed the gpu market some more? 3060 looks like a piece of .
    Nah man once I saw they were selling out in minutes and only available for huge markups I just quit altogether. I guess I will be stuck w/ this piece of GPU until they make some type of laws to block AI shoppers buying everything that's popular

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    Nah man once I saw they were selling out in minutes and only available for huge markups I just quit altogether. I guess I will be stuck w/ this piece of GPU until they make some type of laws to block AI shoppers buying everything that's popular
    Even without the bots you'd still be having a really hard time right now though because of pos eth miners. At least 1060 is still good enough to play everything but Cybergarbage.

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    Doing a $1000 budget build with newegg but still looking for a GPU, hard to find right now

    Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25mm ( NF-F12 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25mm ( NF-F12 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler
    Item #: 9SIAADY44C5851 1 $64.95

    SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5 SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 1TB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E1T0B/AM
    Item #: 20-147-673 1 $114.99

    Seasonic FOCUS GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fits All ATX Systems, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode, 7 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FM Seasonic FOCUS GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fits All ATX Systems, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode, 7 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FM
    Item #: 17-151-202 1 $109.99

    Intel Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I59400F Desktop Processor Without Graphics Intel Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I59400F Desktop Processor Without Graphics
    Item #: 19-117-981 1 $159.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVKB G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVKB
    Item #: 20-231-941 1 $78.99

    ASUS TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ASUS TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: 13-119-212R 1 $82.99

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    Doing a $1000 budget build with newegg but still looking for a GPU, hard to find right now

    Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25mm ( NF-F12 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25mm ( NF-F12 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler
    Item #: 9SIAADY44C5851 1 $64.95

    SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5 SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 1TB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E1T0B/AM
    Item #: 20-147-673 1 $114.99

    Seasonic FOCUS GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fits All ATX Systems, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode, 7 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FM Seasonic FOCUS GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fits All ATX Systems, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode, 7 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FM
    Item #: 17-151-202 1 $109.99

    Intel Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I59400F Desktop Processor Without Graphics Intel Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I59400F Desktop Processor Without Graphics
    Item #: 19-117-981 1 $159.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVKB G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVKB
    Item #: 20-231-941 1 $78.99

    ASUS TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ASUS TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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    i5-9400F is a ty cpu for the money. i5-10400 is way better for the same price. Also a $65 Noctua cooler on a 65W cpu? That's ridiculous, stock cooler is fine. Put that money towards your gpu. There is no reason to spend for DDR4-3200 if you're not buying a Z-series board. AFAIK none of the other Intel chipsets will let you use XMP, which means you're going to be stuck around DDR4-2666 speeds. Also, don't buy until you can get a gpu. For the $1000 range I'd say get rid of the stock cooler, get cheaper RAM, bet 10400F instead of 9400F, and get on EVGA's auto-notify for an RTX 3060 Ti from the EVGA Store. I don't know if you'll get one signing up this late, but probably won't get one anyways. Assuming you could get their cheapest $460 RTX 3060 Ti from the EVGA Store today the build around it I'd do would be

    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B460M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL19 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $501.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-04 07:54 EST-0500

    where I'm assuming you already have case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, controller, etc since you didn't included them in your initial build. I think a 550W Seasonic PSU would be enough even with an RTX 3060 Ti since everything else in the system is pretty low powered, but you have enough wiggle room to go with the 650W unit if you want without going too over budget.

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    Doing a $1000 budget build with newegg but still looking for a GPU, hard to find right now

    Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25mm ( NF-F12 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25mm ( NF-F12 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler
    Item #: 9SIAADY44C5851 1 $64.95

    SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5 SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 1TB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E1T0B/AM
    Item #: 20-147-673 1 $114.99

    Seasonic FOCUS GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fits All ATX Systems, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode, 7 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FM Seasonic FOCUS GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular, Fits All ATX Systems, Fan Control in Silent and Cooling Mode, 7 Year Warranty, Perfect Power Supply for Gaming and Various Application, SSR-650FM
    Item #: 17-151-202 1 $109.99

    Intel Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I59400F Desktop Processor Without Graphics Intel Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I59400F Desktop Processor Without Graphics
    Item #: 19-117-981 1 $159.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVKB G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVKB
    Item #: 20-231-941 1 $78.99

    ASUS TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ASUS TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: 13-119-212R 1 $82.99
    I have a lightly used GTX 680 I can let go for 500.00

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    ^ that guy I'll give you a 1660 Super for $480. It's a much better deal tbh

    https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compar...per/3148vs4056

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    I have a lightly used GTX 680 I can let go for 500.00
    You thinking about selling your 1060? I can't believe on Newegg the cheapest new 1660 Super I found yesterday was $450. And I had doubts buying it at $240 last summer but figured it, I wanted RDR2 and Control at 60 fps.

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    i5-9400F is a ty cpu for the money. i5-10400 is way better for the same price. Also a $65 Noctua cooler on a 65W cpu? That's ridiculous, stock cooler is fine. Put that money towards your gpu. There is no reason to spend for DDR4-3200 if you're not buying a Z-series board. AFAIK none of the other Intel chipsets will let you use XMP, which means you're going to be stuck around DDR4-2666 speeds. Also, don't buy until you can get a gpu. For the $1000 range I'd say get rid of the stock cooler, get cheaper RAM, bet 10400F instead of 9400F, and get on EVGA's auto-notify for an RTX 3060 Ti from the EVGA Store. I don't know if you'll get one signing up this late, but probably won't get one anyways. Assuming you could get their cheapest $460 RTX 3060 Ti from the EVGA Store today the build around it I'd do would be

    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B460M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL19 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $501.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-04 07:54 EST-0500

    where I'm assuming you already have case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, controller, etc since you didn't included them in your initial build. I think a 550W Seasonic PSU would be enough even with an RTX 3060 Ti since everything else in the system is pretty low powered, but you have enough wiggle room to go with the 650W unit if you want without going too over budget.
    thanks for the feedback tbh

    I'll run this by my computer tech guy (he's the one who put it together for me)

    might just go with an alienware prebuild, but I'm sure the prices have jumped since that first round of stimulus payments went out

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    thanks for the feedback tbh

    I'll run this by my computer tech guy (he's the one who put it together for me)

    might just go with an alienware prebuild, but I'm sure the prices have jumped since that first round of stimulus payments went out
    Just a total time to buy / build a gaming PC. Personally I'd just wait a couple of months and hope the cryptocurrency bubble has popped by then. Not like there is much new in the way of PC games coming out anyways right now.

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    Just a total time to buy / build a gaming PC. Personally I'd just wait a couple of months and hope the cryptocurrency bubble has popped by then. Not like there is much new in the way of PC games coming out anyways right now.
    I told him I just wanted something to play my Total War games and Rainbow 6 Siege and that I was getting a PS5 for next gen games.

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    I told him I just wanted something to play my Total War games and Rainbow 6 Siege and that I was getting a PS5 for next gen games.
    Siege should run well on pretty much anything halfway competent. Was just looking up benchmarks for Total War Troy and that one looks pretty heavy on the gpu if you want things maxed though. Damn too bad you weren't looking to buy 6 months ago, you could have gotten a $120 Ryzen 5 2600 and a $230 GTX 1660 Super and probably been able to build a good system for those games for $600 or so.

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    Siege should run well on pretty much anything halfway competent. Was just looking up benchmarks for Total War Troy and that one looks pretty heavy on the gpu if you want things maxed though. Damn too bad you weren't looking to buy 6 months ago, you could have gotten a $120 Ryzen 5 2600 and a $230 GTX 1660 Super and probably been able to build a good system for those games for $600 or so.
    yeah I missed the boat big time! I mostly play medieval 2 mods for total war like europa barbarorum and the LoTR mods

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    now fkn miners are paying premium bulk laptops with rtx gpus inside to mine with...

    how much more is crypto miners going to fck it up for people who just want to buy a gpu to game

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    now fkn miners are paying premium bulk laptops with rtx gpus inside to mine with...

    how much more is crypto miners going to fck it up for people who just want to buy a gpu to game
    Ethereum is ing cancer. They specifically design the coin to be mined on gpus and resistant to people using dedicated ASICs like how BitCoin, LiteCoin, and such are mined today (can't profitably mine them on gpus any more). All because of some libertarian fantasy about how corporations mine with ASICs while with ETH it's just individuals mining on their personal gpus. What a joke, like gpu mining farms don't exist.

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    My729.00 RTX 3080 looks pretty good about right now

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    ended up going with this only 3 in stock

    MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER DirectX 12 GTX 1660 SUPER VENTUS XS OC 6GB 192-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

    $442 with tax

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    ended up going with this only 3 in stock

    MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER DirectX 12 GTX 1660 SUPER VENTUS XS OC 6GB 192-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

    $442 with tax

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