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I Need PC Build Advice

Wed Jun 7, 2017, 9:12 PM

As per tradition, my main computer refused to start after the extended blackout, but this time it's not the power supply. It's not a good time by any stretch, but since my Surface Pro 3 is actually faster even with all three monitors attached it's probably better to upgrade my main system now.

Hopefully there is a build that go the long-haul for under $1000, but that's not entirely firm.

Here's the wish list:

  • AMD processor that can match Intel i7 performance. (I'd love to go Ryzen but maybe it's still too new)
  • 16GB DDR4 or better RAM (if it costs a few bucks more for decent a low latency & high speed that the CPU and mobo can use, so be it)
  • Separate "okay" GPU (not super-gaming or anything) that can drive two 2K monitors native, though for now I'll be using my 1080p screens (one has VGA/DVI and the one that's ready to go is VGA/DVI/HDMI).
  • Gigabit or better Ethernet
  • "Good-enough"/standard audio is fine
  • At least 4 SATA ports
  • At least 6 USB ports (at least two 3.0 or better); a C port would be a plus even if not Thunderbolt compatible
  • Oh yeah, whichever motherboard is all that and can run 24/7
  • Reliable 256GB boot drive, SSD or mechanical
  • At least one PS/2 port seems to be a given these days, though separate keyboard & mice ports would be killer

Working parts which could be re-used:

If the wish-list will require a better PS or new case then so be it. I'll probably keep the old boot drive as-is for now though.

So, if anyone knows of a good, proven reliable build and can give me links, that would be awesome.

If aliens from another planet were to reveal themselves to us, what would be the most dickish day to do it? 

5 deviants said December 25, 2015 (Christmas)
5 deviants said July 4, 2016 (because of the movie...)
5 deviants said October 31, 2016 (Totally mess with Halloween on so many levels)
5 deviants said Black Friday (Since it's impossible to make it more chaotic or scary)
4 deviants said November 8, 2016 (Mess with U.S. Presidential Elections)
3 deviants said December 18, 2015 (clobber the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
1 deviant said January 1, 2016 (Everyone's hungover)
No deviants said February 7, 2016 (pre-empt the Super Bowl)
No deviants said August 5, 2016 (pre-empt the Olympics opening ceremony)
No deviants said October 10, 2016 ( we can finally replace Columbus Day)


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"Color-blindness" is no excuse for not trying to cheer deviants up with a quick gift now and again. Neither is lack of skill. :D

:bulletblue: Nicker Dam Cathedral for Simbaro

:bulletblue: example quick pony for Tridgeon

:bulletblue: Absolutely not the least attempt to influence what to draw next for Christinies

:bulletblue: I can no haz kittehburger! for VIIStar

:bulletblue: The Scream of Sympathy for VIIStar

:bulletblue: my crippling sadness over TheLastGherkin's new direction

:bulletblue: Something probably too personal (yet ironically too vague as well) for ArtWithoutPrediction

:bulletblue: A sexy Christmas tree for Poland73

:bulletblue: A well-wishing friend for BlackGryph0n

:bulletblue: A good luck starter pony for ArcLightKey

:bulletblue: Something A-Dora-Bunny for Catula

:bulletblue: A special trophy for hotrod2001 and his wife

:bulletblue: Seconding a motion by RexCahar (Mild nudity)

:bulletblue: A little inspiration for DDhew

:bulletblue: An animation disc on fire to help encourage bigponymac

:bulletblue: A pic-related about my ancient Macintosh Powerbook 180 for bigponymac

:bulletblue: Advice on making Rainbow Dash pay attention for bigponymac

:bulletblue: A kind of teaser, kind of for-the-heck-of-it, drawing for bigponymac

:bulletblue: The "hot-site death" of dA :( , lamentation for Christinies

:bulletblue: A plea to my archenemy, FairySlayerSlayer!

:bulletblue: Pony(?) presenting a birthday cake to Christinies (What's with all the birthday stuff? Oh yeah, I like birthdays!)

:bulletblue: A taste of image board horror for Czarine-the-Restless

:bulletblue: Transformers 4 promo for TheLastGherkin

:bulletblue: Bad engineering joke for CORN-MONKEY

:bulletblue: Tips on living with an expectant mother for TheLastGherkin (Geez, I think I've drawn for him the most.)

:bulletblue: Technical support idea for TheForbiddenSecrets

:bulletblue: Some vacation discipline for TheLastGherkin

:bulletblue: Birthday party leftovers for TheLastGherkin

:bulletblue: some razzing for Czarine-the-Restless

:bulletblue: a muse for wafflejones

:bulletblue: a "pic related" thing for IceSprinkles

:bulletblue: a welcome to the group gift for Mn27; and my best to date... I think

:bulletblue: some extreme sappiness for #PoniesPlus (restricted)

:bulletblue: birthday wishes for R-i-Perils

:bulletblue: nightmare fuel for johnjoseco

:bulletblue: some #PoniesPlus administrative stuff (restricted)

:bulletblue: a bit of sunshine for CSImadmax; not too shabby

:bulletblue: a cheer-up gift for Don-ko

:bulletblue: sympathizing with Czarine-the-Restless

:bulletblue: teasing TwilightFlopple

:bulletblue: birthday wishes for c0nker

:bulletblue: telling the truth to Czarine-the-Restless

:bulletblue: a get-well wish for Lunarlight-Prism

:bulletblue: a small congratulatory gift for IceSprinkles

:bulletblue: a dA welcome message for BookishDelight

:bulletblue: a silly doodle for ToonerToons


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KTBlade91 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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