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Prices are just a guide and could cost more or less depending on where purchased and changing prices so for current prices click staticICE or check out PCPARTPICKER which may even point out a potential compatibility issue with your build.
There is so many different brands and models most are fine so for MB\GPU look up reviews for yourself and decide. The MB I suggest for example are mostly based on price\features so there's a good chance you will find something better suited to your needs.

Although GPU scale in price with these builds with a limited budget on a high res monitor you may get more playable FPS with a Ryzen 2600 - 2080 Ti build than a 9900K - 2080 Super build.
2019 CPU Review
Techpowerup GPU Performance Summary 2019
RAM Performance Intel

RAM Performance AMD

AM4 MOTHERBOARDS COMPARISON TABLE

RAM OC Guide

 

 

Cheapest Gaming PC Updated 22/09/2019

  • CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 4 Core with Vega 8 Graphics $139 (Or 3400G $229 if you can justify it)
  • MB 320M $75 (Make sure the BIOS has been updated to support The CPU) -OR- B450M $99+ (B450 If you wish to OC, also needs BIOS updated using old CPU)
  • RAM 8G (2x8) 3200 c16 $130
  • HDD 240GB $43 -OR- 480GB $75
  • CASE\PSU Antec VSK4-500 w/ 500W PSU $91
    TOTAL $478-534

 

Intel Low Budget Gamer I3 9100 Review | (not overclockable) Updated 22/09/2019

  • CPU Intel Core i3 9100F 3.6GHz 4 Core $125
  • MB B365M $105
  • RAM 8G (2x8G) 2666 Kingston HyperX FURY HX426C15FBK2/16 $119
  • GPU RX 570 4\8GB $209\239
  • SSD 480GB $75
  • PSU Cooler Master MWE Bronze 450W 3Y $65 -OR- Seasonic Focus 450W 7Y $99
  • CASE SilverStone Precision PS16 $49
    TOTAL  $747-811
     

AMD Low Budget Gamer 2600 Review Updated 22/09/2019

  • CPU AMD Ryzen 2600 6C\12T $199
  • MB ASRock B450M Pro4-F $115
  • RAM 8G (2x8) 3200 c16 $130
  • GPU RX 570 4\8GB $209\239
  • SSD 480GB $75
  • PSU Cooler Master MWE Bronze 450W 3Y $65 -OR- Phanteks PH-P550GF Gold 550W 5Y $99
  • CASE SilverStone Precision PS16 $49
    TOTAL $842-906


Bang 4 Buck Gamer 3600 Review Updated 22/09/2019

  • CPU Ryzen 5 3600 6C\12T $315 -OR- Ryzen 7 3700X 8C\16T $519 (Budget priority should go to GPU for current games)
  • MB MSI B450M MORTAR MAX $149
  • RAM 16G (2x8) 3000c15 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT $119 OC to ~3600
  • GPU RX 5700 8GB OC <Review $599 -OR- RX 5700 XT 8GB OC <Review $699 (2070 Super is decent value at $750 with ebay sales)
  • SSD Kingston A2000 M.2 NVMe $159
  • PSU Super Flower Leadex III 650W Gold 7Y $129
  • CASE SilverStone Precision PS15 RGB $69 (Non RGB lacks fans)
    TOTAL $1539-1639


Intel Gamer Updated 22/09/2019

  • CPU 9700k 8C $550 -OR- 9900K 8C\16 $899Gamers Nexus 9700k Review
  • MB ASRock Z390 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/AC $269 (Newegg) -OR- Asus ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING $322
  • RAM 2x8 3200c14\3600c16 $239 OC to ~4000c17 1.4-1.5vdimm
  • GPU RX 5700 XT 8GB OC $699 -OR- RTX 2080 Super 8GB $1089 -OR- RTX 2080 Ti  $1699
  • SSD ADATA XPG 1TB SX8200 Pro M.2 NVMe $225
  • PSU Corsair SF600 Gold\Platinum 600W SFX 7Y $166\199 + SilverStone PP08 Adapter SFX to ATX $10 (SFX PSU provides extra breathing room for GPU. Have PSU inlet facing up)
  • CASE Fractal Design Define S Nano $99 (Block bottom vents to force airflow past GPU and out the back)
  • HSF Noctua NH-D15 $125 (Move fan from over RAM to the case lower front inlet)
    TOTAL $1683-igp $2382-$3468

 

AMD High End, Low Noise Updated 22/09/2019

  • CPU Ryzen 7 3900X 8C\16T $809 3700X & 3900X Review
  • MB ASUS Prime X570 Pro $369 <Chipset fan is loud 😞
  • RAM 2x16 3200 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT $269 OC to ~3600
  • GPU RX 5700 XT 8GB Red Devil $749 -OR- RTX 2080 Super 8GB Gaming X Trio $1272 -OR- RTX 2080 Ti 11GB GV-N208TAORUS-X-W-11GC $2195
  • SSD Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 1TB $303
  • PSU Super Flower Leadex Titanium 750W 5y $219
  • CASE Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C $219
  • HSF Noctua NH-U12A $159
    TOTAL $3096-4542

 

 

 

 

 

Office Updated 08/02/2019

  • Intel BOXNUC8I3 8th Gen Core i3-8109U 2C/4T 3.6GHz $424 -OR- Intel BOXNUC8I5 8th Gen Core i5 -8259U 4C/8T 3.8GHz $519
  • Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2400MHz HyperX Impact SODIMM 14-14-14, 1.2V $138
  • ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 256GB/512GB $99/165 Review
    Total $578-764


Threadripper Updated 12/02/2019

  • CPU AMD 1920X 12C\24T $629 -OR- 2950X 16\32T $1368
  • MB ASUS Prime X399-A $399
  • RAM Team T-Force Vulcan 3000MHz 32GB (4x8GB) $389
  • GPU RX 570 4\8GB $189/219 -OR- RTX 2060 6GB $549
  • SSD Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB  $329
  • HDD Toshiba N300 NAS HDD 6TB $279
  • Blu Pioneer BDR-209 15x $85
  • PSU Antec EarthWatts EA750G 10Y $154
  • CASE Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C $195
  • HSF Noctua NH-U14S-TR4-SP3 $105
    TOTAL $2753-3852


Little Screamer Updated 12/02/2019

  • CPU i9 9900K 8C\16T $899
  • MB ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I $319
  • RAM (2x16GB) F4-3200C14D-32GTZKW <Newegg $555
  • GPU MSI RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk X $2079
  • SSD Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB $649
  • PSU Corsair 750W SF 80+ Platinum $231
  • CASE SilverStone Sugo SG13 $55 (Tape up the gaps around the front fan\rad so fresh air has to come in the front not go round and round)
  • HSF RAIJINTEK PALLAS <Newegg $50 & Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM $42
  • RAD Fan's Noctua A12x25-PWM 120mm x2 $118
  • Fan Control Software Argus monitor $18us for 3y license
  • TOTAL $5015 Hopefully that all fit's...



Much below this line is old but there is still some useful info among it
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Cases
30 Case temperature review
12 Case temperature/sound Review

Fans
R10- Fan Testing-
120mm Fan Testing on an MCR120 Radiator Round 6
30x 120mm Fans Roundup - Tested on WC Radiato
Be Cool: Ultimate 120/140 mm Fans Roundup
140 mm Fan Roundup
Testing Eight Fans with Corsair's H80

WATERCOOLING PARTS

Blocks
CPU
XSPC RayStorm $59 (lots of other blocks out there that would make a fine choice but this one performs well at a great price)
GPU
EK-VGA Supreme HF - Acetal $55
Swiftech MCW82 VGA $59
XSPC RayStorm GPU $62
EK-VGA Supreme HF Bridge E. - Acetal $68
Depending on gpu you will need to add hs on mem\pwm but these are flexible good value\performance block's
MartinsLiquidLab
22 CPU Block's Review
Skinneelabs 2011 Roundup
Universal GPU Blocks

Pumps
EK-DCP 4.0 $47 (looks like a decent value pump) Q-max: 800 L/hr +/-10% H-max.: 4.0m +/-10% (oem jingway)
Swiftech MCP355 $85 (nice little high pressure pump) Nominal discharge 454 L/hr flow, 4.5m head (Laing DDC)
(optional to increase MCP355 performance) XSPC Laing DDC Top/Reservoir Combo $39.95
Swiftech MCP35X 12V Pump PWM 1300-4500RPM $99 Nominal Max discharge 1050 L/hr flow, 4.4m head Review
Koolance PMP-450S 12/24V (If pump speed will be controlled, PMP-450 adjusts more smoothly than PMP-450S) Maximum Flow Rate: 17.4L/min (4.6 gal/min) @ 12V, 22.3L/min (5.9 gal/min) @ 24V Maximum Head Pressure: 5.1m (16.8ft) @ 12V, 5.8m (19ft) @ 24V $89
(Optional extra) Koolance CTR-SPD24X2 Dual 24V Pump Controller $89
Pumps Review
Pump Noise and much more

Rads
There is heaps more rads out there this is just a few examples
Swiftech MCR320-QP 410x128x34mm 1063g 14FPI $69
Swiftech MCR420-QP Radiator $89
XSPC RX360 410x125x58.5mm 8fpi $109
Black Ice SR1 480 517x133x54 9FPI $129
XSPC RX480 125x58.5x???mm 8fpi $149
ThermoChill PA 120.3 405x129x60 10FPI $159.50
ThermoChill PA120.4 524x129x60 ~2Kg 10FPI $189
ThermoChill PA140.3 480x142x60 ~2Kg 10FPI $199
Black Ice SR1 560 480 605x153x55.9 9FPI $179
Thermochil and Black Ice make some of the highest quality cleanest finish rads available but you pay for it
Swiftech rads give excellent performance for your $ with a fan like the 1850rpm gt
XSPC are also very good but may need a bit more of a rinse to flush out crap before installing

extra costs to the above
barbs
clamps
fans
7/16" ID tubing works well as it is a snug fit over 1/2" and can be more flexible than 1/2" tube but both are ok
if you dont get a res to save space\cost a T piece can work well

Total cost of watercooling with a cpu\gpu block is ~$350+ but you can keep most these parts over many builds provided you can mount the blocks on the new gear

Insanity Updated 29/8/2014
CPU Intel Core i7 5930K 3.5-3.7GHz Six Core $679 -OR- 5960X Extreme Edition 3.0-3.5GHz 20MB Cache Eight Core $1199
MB ASRock X99-WS $399
RAM G.Skill Ripjaws 4 F4-3000C15Q-16GRR 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 $339 -OR- F4-2666C15Q-32GRR 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 $629
GPU Tri-Fire MSI R9290X-LIGHTNING 4GB $2490 - OR - TRI-SLI GTX Titan Black GHz Edition 6GB $4035
SSD Samsung XP941 512GB M.2 $578 & Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB $735
Blu Pioneer BDR-209 15x $85
PSU Corsair AX1500i $519
CASE Silverstone Temjin TJ11 Black with Window $577
$6401-8756+ cooling
CPU block XSPC RayStorm $59
GPU block's Three of whatever fits i dont know anymore
Rad Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 560mm $99
Reservoir anything from a T ~50c to a monster res
Pump's Swiftech MCP35X2 $222
Tube PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing (7/16" 5/8" 3/32") per meter $7.95
Fan's six Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC 140mm 2000RPM IP67 PWM $39ea
lots of fittings
$736+
Total ~$6k-10k
Some useful threads
List of suppliers for Cases, Case Mods & Water Cooling parts
The Truth About Graphics Power Requirements V2, See how many watts you really need
Beginner's Guide To Tweaking/overclocking Your Graphics V3, The How to tweaking/overclocking your video card.
Atomics Most Recommended Psus Thread., Looking for a good PSU. Look no further than this thread.
Official ASUS P8P67 Series Overclocking Guide and Information
http://www.overclockers.com/3step-guide-to...k-intel-haswell
Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 3 Step Overclocking Guides
Water Cooling Information/Guides & Reviews/Tests & Galleries
The LCD Thread
Guide to Building a HD HTPC
Extreme Cooling Forum Collective Sticky
Black Viper's Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations
TweakHound Tweaking Windows 7

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The AMD LE-1620 seems to have been discontinued.

bugger i just found out the 4850e has been to so what to replace them with?

 

Seems alrite... I would change a few parts...thats about it.

feel free to list them i may or may not agree :) fine tuning pc's comes down to user preference in the end but any suggestions are welcome to make this better

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The AMD LE-1620 seems to have been discontinued.

bugger i just found out the 4850e has been to so what to replace them with?

At that price the Sempron LE-1250 or 1300.

I'd like to know how well they perform compared to an E1400, but haven't been able to find anything to tell me.

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Great Work! Deserves POTM.

 

Insanity

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution $781

I know it's supposed to be EXTREME! (Doesn't get more extreme than six PCIE slots) But the Gigabyte EX58-Extreme would be equally insane with its massive heatsink add-on.

 

Xigmatek HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler $59.50

+1

 

OS

Vista Home Premium64bit $172

Also I'd add XP, Ubuntu (for cheap systems) and Win7 (for future proofing)

 

PS http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?s...71&hl=water link is broken.

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just been looking at high end a amd build

biggest problem seems to be it falls way behind i7 when it comes to multitasking its closer to the q9550 really but it is a bit cheaper still dosnt seem worth the extra over e8400 to me maybe if there was a good value ddr2 mb for it that it performed well with

 

AMD Phenom II Quad Core 955 $379

Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-UD5P $280

6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum OCZ3P1600LV6GK PC3-12800 C7 $210

WD Black 640GB $126.5

PIONEER DVR-217BK $37

Corsair TX-650 650W ATX $165 1 gpu

Corsair TX-750 750W ATX $209 2 gpu's

$1198-1242+gpu

 

 

 

magnumxy

Gigabyte EX58-Extreme cant run 3 pci-e slots at 16x although i doubt you would notice a difference between x16x8x8 and x16x16x16 thats why i went with that asus mb

and i may aswell add the os extra os ta

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Gigabyte EX58-Extreme cant run 3 pci-e slots at 16x although i doubt you would notice a difference between x16x8x8 and x16x16x16 thats why i went with that asus mb

and i may aswell add the os extra os ta

There is a noticeable difference...

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Gigabyte EX58-Extreme cant run 3 pci-e slots at 16x although i doubt you would notice a difference between x16x8x8 and x16x16x16 thats why i went with that asus mb

and i may aswell add the os extra os ta

There is a noticeable difference...

 

at High res yea but anything under 1920x1200 and its the same.

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Gigabyte EX58-Extreme cant run 3 pci-e slots at 16x although i doubt you would notice a difference between x16x8x8 and x16x16x16 thats why i went with that asus mb

and i may aswell add the os extra os ta

There is a noticeable difference...

 

at High res yea but anything under 1920x1200 and its the same.

 

for anything under 1920x1200 and you wont be running 3 way sli\cf but yer

 

raradawg mind pointing me to something that shows this noticeable difference? from what i have seen so far when using single gpu cards and as long as its pci-e 2.0 the difference is barely measurable let alone noticeable

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magnumxy

Gigabyte EX58-Extreme cant run 3 pci-e slots at 16x although i doubt you would notice a difference between x16x8x8 and x16x16x16 thats why i went with that asus mb

and i may aswell add the os extra os ta

IT CAN RUN 16/16/16!??!!!!!

That is insane I take back what I said.

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I do not have true evidence on this matter, but there is a noticeable difference of about 5~15fps depending on what game and what settings its on as well as the resolution.

I'll search the web to see if there is anything on it.

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I was just reading this today...Dasa...GREAT WORK!

 

I just noticed one mistake...

Dell UltraSharp™ 3008WFP 30" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor $2,2991

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I was just reading this today...Dasa...GREAT WORK!

 

I just noticed one mistake...

Dell UltraSharp™ 3008WFP 30" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor $2,2991

ah yes an extra digit i have been fixing a few little errors like that for a while now seems i missed at least one

i think its also on special at the moment for the weekend its under 2k

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a little bump and i have added 4770 to the list

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Nice...what about the EVGA Classified for the insanity rig? Just a suggestion.

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couldnt find any reviews doing a comparison between it and the asus but it looks like a nice mb so il swap it over

there has just been some large price drops from ati by the looks most the high end cards have dropped ~$50 and the 4870x2 has dropped ~$150

a few of nvidias prices have dropped by ~$40 to

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everytime i see something like this then I see the price im like :D but then i see it doesn't include os and im like :(

 

Good list tho

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everytime i see something like this then I see the price im like :D but then i see it doesn't include os and im like :(

 

Good list tho

If the OS hurts your pocket too bad you can allways take advantage of the free Windows 7 RC while you save some cash for a retail OS.

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just added another monitor to the list and adding what power usage i can find for the others

BENQ 21.5" G2220HD 40000:1 HD 5ms DVI Glossy $225 42W(max)<1W sleep

hmm there has been a very nice price drop on the 24" benq

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I can't believe this thread is not up where it should be...Its a really good thread.

Get some Mod to sticky this or something.

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added a atom build with a new antec case and a few more monitors

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really nice thread Dasa. I'm starting to look at components for a build, and the thread has been very useful indeed...

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