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12/21/19: Merry Christmas to you, and to all, and to me.

I wanted to do a budget build while also being able to play anything on steam. I wasn't going to do a build at all until a friend was nice enough to let me use his gtx 970, as he had just upgraded his rig with a 2070 super. That is what I will inevitably put in this, but it was nice to save $500 off the total for the time being. I had all the peripherals and the external hdd prior to this build, but felt like adding them to the list as they are part of my setup.

I set the rgb to red and green to try to be festive, and because the gpu doesn't have accessible rgb and stays on green all the time anyway.

Let me know what you think. Things I should have done differently. Things I should add. Shared knowledge is power.

Thanks for taking a look.

Edit 12/23/19: Updated prices to what they were actually purchased at. Swapped WD storage for ADATA, which is what I ended up getting. Saved almost $400 total through sale prices. No buyer's remorse yet. Just itching for the 2070 super now.

Edit 2/18/20: 2 months of saving, and the kid has a 2070 SUPERRR-DEE-DUPER! Worth every penny. New photos added to show off the goods. So stoked. Oh, and I changed all the rgb to blue to match the inputs on top of the case, and because blue is beautiful.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

nice and did you really spend £179 on the power supply?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

looks like they updated the price to 57 bucks which sounds like a pretty good deal actually for an evga 750

  • 1 month ago
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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the link. There's a lot of great info there. I don't think I'll be replacing the 970 for a 2080 only because I don't want to spend that much on the gpu, but I will be replacing it for a 2070 super pretty soon here which will still be a pretty healthy bump.

Thanks for the comment.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I was pretty surprised at the price too. I had an EVGA 500 in my cart until I came across the 750. Obviously more power than the system currently needs, but it allows for upgrading in the future without having to re-up.

Thanks for the comment.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Christ, no. I spent $55 on the psu, so about £50. Sounds like it might have been a pricing mistake on PCPP's end.

Thanks for the comment.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

no problem

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

nothing wrong with a 970. If it plays what you want to play leave it. gpu prices will only go down over time. you built a really nice computer that will play any game you throw at it. Im more of a buy a cheap 240gb ssd and throw a hard drive in it for mass storage, but im nitpicking at that point really. a 500 dollar computer with a 2700x and a decent videocard is solid. You made no bad decisions in this build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the kind words. Yeah, I've dump about 500 gigs of heavy graphics based steam games on it already, and it's running everything like a dream. I was running everything through an Asus G750JW gaming laptop that I updated the ram and storage in prior to the build, and it's night and day with this new rig. Not that I have any qualms with the laptop. That thing lasted me a lot of years and is still going strong, but it was definitely time for a desktop.

Thanks for the comment.