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New Hobby, Looking for tips/ideas on building a new personal computer?

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#1 Louie_Jr


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:54 PM


My name is Louie. I am preparing myself to build my very first computer. Of course it would be easier to just purchase one, which I did recently, an HP laptop, but I believe taking on this challenge would be fun and rewarding.

I plan on taking my time to research whats good out there … hardware, Peripherals etc, and build one to my own specifications. Though it’s my first, I do have a bit of common knowledge on the ins & outs. Since I’m on a tight budget, I am reaching out and starting this forum to welcome anyone who’s interested and can share feedback and tips on putting this together it would be appreciated. Also, if you know of any good sites that have reasonable prices on parts, please share as well.

Right now I am at the starting line. I am looking at motherboards, CPU’s, GPU’s and their compatibility … keeping in mind that one doesn’t bottleneck with the other.

As I take on this new hobby/project, I will continue this post to share my progress.

Who knows, maybe someone will follow and do the same.

Thanks for now and hope to hear from you all,


Edited by hamluis, 02 April 2018 - 09:01 PM.
Moved from Gen Chat to Building/Upgrading - Hamluis.

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#2 richcbro


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:28 AM

Welcome to BC!


I need more information before being able to help you.


What is your exact budget and what will you be doing on the PC?


Tight budget but want good performance, the Ryzen APU is the best.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:51 AM

If you are looking into building a good gaming rig on a budget best to wait, right now GPU prices are high thanks to cryptomining (Bitcoin).

Memory is also quite high thanks to memory shortages thanks to smart phones, unlike the GPU's this one may not come down for another year.

Its hard to say if GPU's will ever come down soon and unless you get used it will not be reasonable.

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