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I haven't touched any of my internal PC components since I built the monstrosity that's currently on my desk SEVEN years ago. In Ian-years that is a very long lifespan for tech hardware. However the storage is starting to become limited, the fans are failing, and the GPU (while being considered high-end at the beginning of 2016) is now incredibly dated and laughably bad by today's standards.

As such I have have taken my tax return that would've just gone into an index fund, and used it instead to completely rebuild the computer with all new internal parts. I am keeping my mouse, keyboard, monitors, and case because there is nothing wrong with any of them and Corsair still doesn't make a mid-tower version of my Corsair 760T and I am very in love with this case design. Below is a list of what I currently have inside compared to what I am waiting to come in the mail.

Original build (2016):
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI DDR3
CPU: Intel i5-4690
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB sticks)
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 980
PSU: EVGA 850W G2 Supernova
1xSamsung 250GB SSD
2xWD 1TB HDD
OS: Windows 8.1

New build (2023):
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4
CPU: Intel i7-12700KF
CPU Cooler: ID-Cooling SE-914-XT
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR4 (2x16GB sticks)
GPU: Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3060 Ti
PSU: Corsair RMX RM750x
1xSamsung 970 2TB m.2 SSD
OS: Windows 10

Please rate and offer suggestions. I will be keeping the HDD trays and eventually getting two very large (10TB+) HDDs for media storage in the somewhat near future.


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This does ring true (I still play a lot of Forged Alliance), but I really want to play Valkyrie Elysium, Halo Infinite, and Hogwarts Legacy.



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Impressive
Very nice

How much did it cost
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did you upgrade your monitor?


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Around $1300 including new red and blue LED fans since I want to keep my Police Interceptor aesthetic. I'll post pictures once all the parts are in.

did you upgrade your monitor?
I did not, I don't plan on going past 60fps/1080p, but I really wanted to play Halo Infinite and games with Ray Tracing.


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I did not, I don't plan on going past 60fps/1080p, but I really wanted to play Halo Infinite and games with Ray Tracing.
DOOM Eternal got an entire ray tracing update y'all should check it.


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Lol I’ve been watching comparison videos on YouTube and other than The Witcher 3, the differences have been night & day. Anyone calling it a meme reeks of absolute Sour Grapes.

DOOM Eternal got an entire ray tracing update y'all should check it.


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How much did it cost
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Around $1300 including new red and blue LED fans since I want to keep my Police Interceptor aesthetic. I'll post pictures once all the parts are in.

Damn that seems really cheap


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Full breakdown:

CPU was $277
GPU was $490 (thank you for giving up cryptominers)
Mobo was $200
PSU was $120
RAM was $90
CPU cooler was $30
$60 for six LED fans

Basically I decided to upgrade right at the perfect time with GPU prices crashing (though still above MSRP).

Damn that seems really cheap


 
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Oh, storage was also $150 so more like $1400 dollars for all this.

Full breakdown:

CPU was $277
GPU was $490 (thank you for giving up cryptominers)
Mobo was $200
PSU was $120
RAM was $90
CPU cooler was $30
$60 for six LED fans

Basically I decided to upgrade right at the perfect time with GPU prices crashing (though still above MSRP).


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So what kind of Pentium you got in that thing?


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Fun fact: The computer that preceded my current build had a Pentium processor and it actually ran quite well. Surprising since I also had a budget Radeon card inside it too.

So what kind of Pentium you got in that thing?


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Just missing the CPU, PSU, fans, and an extra 8TB HDD I ordered today. I should have everything and starting my build next Tuesday.

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My current PC is named Avalon, I want to start naming tech going down the alphabet. What should be the next name starting with the letter B?

1. Bavaria
2. Babylonia
3. Britannia
4. Baetica


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My current PC is named Avalon, I want to start naming tech going down the alphabet. What should be the next name starting with the letter B?

1. Bavaria
2. Babylonia
3. Britannia
4. Baetica
Baetica is probably the best of those four.


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Whew lad this was one Hell of a build. I can add more images if anyone would like to see more. I spoiled myself and got an additional 8tb HDD.

Corsair iCUE fucking sucks though.

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bro it’s like 2009 but with 2022 power lol

haven’t seen a disc drive in a while


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It's admittedly a piece of legacy hardware but when I built Avalon in 2016 I still had some old CDs I hadn't burned to iTunes yet, but now that I have those files saved locally I really have no use for the disk drive. It's not even connected to the motherboard; just decoration now.

It was a BD drive too but the software that came with it never worked.

haven’t seen a disc drive in a while


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Another image of the guts.

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Another image of the guts.

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Those cables at the bottom AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


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Those cables at the bottom AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Oh? You want computer gore? Here's a picture of Avalon's cable management (or lack thereof) before I took it apart.

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Those cables at the bottom AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Oh? You want computer gore? Here's a picture of Avalon's cable management (or lack thereof) before I took it apart.

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Well these are hidden so it's ok


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I went ahead and moved the unplugged cables so it's not that bad now.

Well these are hidden so it's ok


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Those cables at the bottom AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Oh? You want computer gore? Here's a picture of Avalon's cable management (or lack thereof) before I took it apart.

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god damn

i have a small form factor gaming PC nowadays and I remember never being happy with the way cables looked on my mid-tower


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If only you had i9 instead of i7 which would have matched nicely with your RTX 30 series.

My specs:
9th Gen Intel Core

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

32GB Dual Channel DDR4

2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot)

2TB 7200RPM SATA HDD


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If only you had i9 instead of i7 which would have matched nicely with your RTX 30 series.
Do I really need an i9 though? My build is absolutely crushing everything I am throwing at it without breaking any kind of sweat. If anything the only "restriction" I have for 1080p gaming is my vram for Halo Infinite but I'm still able to get half my settings at Ultra/max with the rest at high. If I am going to upgrade later down the line it'd probably be to a higher 30 series card or a 4060/ti depending on the specs.

Also I just downloaded Stable Diffusion; I SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN GIVEN THIS POWER.


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If only you had i9 instead of i7 which would have matched nicely with your RTX 30 series.

Big number = better


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I think I need to replace my GPU as I've been having issues with stuttering. Mainly when I have Youtube vids playing and then do something like close another program. my GPU usage in task manager will spike to 100% for a second and the video and audio will lag.

I only have a 1660. Don't know if I should replace it with the same or get an upgrade. Got about 500 bucks I could spend on one.