@wgahnagl thats actually WHY i picked the motherboard i did, i wanted one with addressable RGB headers built in because i couldn't find a PCIe controller card for them
@keith *__* OK
tbh RGBs are not going to be my main goal because i straight up dont know where I'll put this thing or how I'l llook at it when I get there like I might mount it on my wall but im not sure
you seem to have a brain full of computer knowledge, how do I build a friend for 1500 - 2000 dollars
@wgahnagl get a current-ish-gen CPU with, like, 6 cores 12 threads, it should last you for a while and you'll have a longer window to upgrade if you need more, and make sure your motherboard has 4 RAM slots so you don't have to waste existing sticks when you need to upgrade.
also, current gen CPUs have pretty decent integrated graphics for most use cases, i can even run minecraft with shaders at ~45fps on them. you probably won't need a GPU yet, that'll save you a bit of money.
@keith that's so valid
so are you suggesting that I should get a CPU that's good but with a motherboard with a slot for a good GPU and then when I'm rolling in dough some more I can buy a GPU and pimp my ride further
@wgahnagl Yeah, basically. Although I built mine for about $1000 (although I reused the PSU and hard drive), with $1500 you should probably be able to afford a decent Radeon card (RX560 or something, not current-gen) from the start. (If you can even get your hands on one, I tried to but they were out of stock.)
@wgahnagl Not exactly but from memory it's:
- Motherboard: ASUS B460M-Plus (the built-in Wi-Fi was really weak, you might have to get better antennas or a separate card if you can't use ethernet)
- CPU: Intel i5-10600K? i think? i know it's a 10th gen i5 with 6c12t
- RAM: 2x8GB DDR4
- SSD: 500GB WD Blue
- HD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB (mine started to fail a few months in, but they upgraded me to a Pro for free, and if you do "advanced replacement" they'll send you the new drive and let you copy everything over before sending the old one back)
- PSU: idk but it's 500W which was more than enough to power the system with the GPU I had planned to install
I recommend getting an equivalent AMD CPU and compatible motherboard instead, though.
@wgahnagl I'm not *entirely* sure but it looks like the AMD PSP is a bit more disable-able than the Intel ME.
@wgahnagl Accidentally picked a motherboard whose BIOS won't let me disable Intel vPro (the Management Engine remote memory access shit). I'm *hoping* it's because it just doesn't support it
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@keith how do u pick parts badly i dont even know how to pick parts i just got here pls help me