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TS carpathia
post Apr 15 2019, 10:59 AM, updated 2w ago

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Hello guys

I am planning to build a new AMD PC (surf web, download ..ehm)

it's been over 10 years since my last build and with so much changes , i am wondering if there's anything specific hardware wise that i need to be aware of before buying/setting up ?
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post Apr 15 2019, 11:02 AM

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post Apr 15 2019, 11:19 AM

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The core parts are still the same. Such as motherboard, processor, ram, case, powersupply, GPU(if gaming), ssd(HDD for Mass storage) and os

DVD drives are getting less popular now. Most of the cases nowadays doesn't even come with one. So plan accordingly when buying a case. Also nowadays tempered glass case are very widespread.

Do be mindful of new connectivity standard.such as nvme. It's very very fast compared to sata and can be installed directly into motherboard. The price is still higher compared to sata ssd's so depending on your budget, get one if you can afford it.

Sound cards and network cards are not needed anymore since integrated solutions are enough for normal/gaming usage already. So unless you're a professional sound producer or lan party organizer, you don't need them.

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post Apr 15 2019, 11:21 AM

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Well..yes and no. PC building in essence are still the same.
Only difference are of course much better specs for today hardware and the new type of slots available to your hardware.
Here are some of the latest tech to get you started.
Since you are going amd, look for Threadripper cpu :-) if you have budget.
Then RTX gpu, nvme hdd. DDR4 ram. That's about it
(Of course if you are getting top end hardwarde make sure to get a top end PSU too like seasonic or EVGA as example)

wanted to add LED lighting are very popular now and they are available to most of the parts.

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post Apr 15 2019, 11:27 AM

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QUOTE(kopiride @ Apr 15 2019, 11:21 AM)
Well..yes and no. PC building in essence are still the same.
Only difference are of course much better specs for today hardware and the new type of slots available to your hardware.
Here are some of the latest tech to get you started.
Since you are going amd, look for Threadripper cpu :-) if you have budget.
Then RTX gpu, nvme hdd. DDR4 ram. That's about it
(Of course if you are getting top end hardwarde make sure to get a top end PSU too like seasonic or EVGA as example)
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Agreed with the PSU point. Never ever buy cheap PSU. It can take down all your component if it goes down. Seasonic, Corsair, evga, super flower are some of the good choices. Got lots I didn't list so see online reviews to get an idea.

Also RGB is not equal to extra performance. You're gonna see a lot of parts getting RGBfied and very expensive. Keep that in mind.
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post Apr 15 2019, 01:00 PM

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You could cut down the cost if you are not into rgb or led. Those rgb led cost extra.
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post Apr 15 2019, 02:07 PM

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Thanks everyone for the feedback.
I'm not familiar with SSD installation and installing OS without DVD drive lol.....


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post Apr 15 2019, 02:09 PM

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Oh yeah one question, what case would you recommend for me that will reduce dust ? I always have problems with dust build up
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post Apr 15 2019, 02:12 PM

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QUOTE(carpathia @ Apr 15 2019, 02:09 PM)
Oh yeah one question, what case would you recommend for me that will reduce dust ? I always have problems with dust build up
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Water cooling.
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post Apr 15 2019, 02:15 PM

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QUOTE(carpathia @ Apr 15 2019, 02:07 PM)
Thanks everyone for the feedback.
I'm not familiar with SSD installation and installing OS without DVD drive lol.....
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https://www.techsupportall.com/how-to-creat...-dvd-installer/

Sata SSD's are same as Sata HDD's. same connector. NVME SSD is installed straight into motherboard
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post Apr 15 2019, 02:21 PM

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QUOTE(carpathia @ Apr 15 2019, 02:09 PM)
Oh yeah one question, what case would you recommend for me that will reduce dust ? I always have problems with dust build up
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Get a case with dust filter. Clean the filter regularly.

The newer cases have improved a lot compared to 10 years ago. so with regular or occasional cleaning, you'll be alright.

Watercooling is an expensive option but your case is going to have the same amount of fans plus extra pump so personally I wont recommend at least for a start.
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post Apr 15 2019, 05:30 PM

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Go team RED! Get a mid tower/there's not much need for expansion cards...unless you really need it. Get reliable branded PSU/ if budget permits a modular type. Invest on speedier storage NVME>SSD> Hybrid ; HDDs for mass storage/backups.
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post Apr 15 2019, 05:32 PM

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Only 3 main things has changed for PC building since 10 years ago
1. NVMe platform instead of AHCI. So if you want to build a new PC, go with NVMe SSD instead of AHCI SSD
2. UEFI BIOS vs Legacy BIOS
3. Installing Windows using USB drive instead of CD/DVD. You may refer to the link below on how to prepare a Windows 10 UEFI GPT installer

https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4636205

Also, go with Windows 10 instead of Windows 7

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post Apr 15 2019, 05:33 PM

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if going the amd route, just make sure on ram compatibility
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post Apr 15 2019, 08:18 PM

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QUOTE(indran1412 @ Apr 15 2019, 02:21 PM)
Get a case with dust filter. Clean the filter regularly.

The newer cases have improved a lot compared to 10 years ago. so with regular or occasional cleaning, you'll be alright.

Watercooling is an expensive option but your case is going to have the same amount of fans plus extra pump so personally I wont recommend at least for a start.
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Ok didn't know that. I need to redo my homework cos I didn't know this



QUOTE(slaveone @ Apr 15 2019, 05:33 PM)
if going the amd route, just make sure on ram compatibility
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Wait , what ? I am planning to go for Ryzen 5 and ddr4 ..what compatibility issues are there ?
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post Apr 15 2019, 09:50 PM

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QUOTE(carpathia @ Apr 15 2019, 08:18 PM)
Ok didn't know that. I need to redo my homework cos I didn't know this
Wait , what ? I am planning to go for Ryzen 5 and ddr4 ..what compatibility issues are there ?
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ryzen dont play well with all rams. need to check compatibility before purchase



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