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A Look Inside - Robust Build

So you are trying to build a new PC! Whether you have built many PCs, or if this is your first build, you still might be trying to decide on new parts for the interior of your build. We've split our three builds into budget categories, so you can pick which one is best for you. Now on to our first build!!!

For the CPU, I personally would go with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700x. This costs about 300 USD and is equipped with 8 cores and 16 threads, with a clock speed of 3.9 GHz, and a boost clock of 4.6 GHz. The CPU consumes 105 watts of power, so combined with the other items on this list, your build will need a big power supply.

For the GPU, I would choose an NVIDIA 2080 SUPER. This is very costly, at about 720 USD, but is well worth the price. With faster VRAM than older revisions of the card, it is great for 4k and 1440p gaming, and with the ray-tracing capabilities that it has, it definitely blows AMD out of the water on this one. It does consume a whopping 250 watts of power, so you will need a big power supply.

Now on to RAM. If you are doing high-quality videos or games, I would go with at least 16GB of RAM, but I wouldn't go more than 32GB, as it is not necessary. I would recommend Corsair's Vengeance RGB RAM because RGB is ALWAYS necessary and a high cycle clock of 3200MHz makes it a great, rainbow lit contender for most other brands.

For your CPU cooler, I would definitely go water-cooled. Air cooling just won't cut it in this situation. Whether you go custom cooling, or if you just want to buy an AIO (All In One) cooler doesn't really matter, as they are both about the same, unless you want to cool your GPU. I would probably choose an AIO, just because it's really easy to install. Any brand is ok.

For your motherboard, I would choose the MSI X570-A PRO. This motherboard is equipped with PCI-E gen 4 for all the latest graphics cards, and AMD socket AM4 for a new AMD ryzen 3 series CPU. It's priced around 180 USD. The only downside of this is that it does not come with integrated wifi, so you will have to buy a wifi card, or use ethernet.

For your case, I've selected the Corsair Crystal 680x. This beast of a case can fit 8 fans, and it comes with 4 pre-installed. It is a dual-chamber layout, so you can put your power supply, cables, and storage in the back, and all of your pretty RGB components in the front. Beware, this case is very heavy and kind of big, so make sure you check and see if the dimensions fit where you want your workstation to go.

For your power supply, I would go with the Corsair RMX750, as it is 80+ gold rated, and has enough power to supply all of the insane components for your build. It does carry a hefty price tag of its own, pricing in at 134 USD.

You can choose your storage options by yourself, depending on what you need, but be aware that the X-570a Pro only comes with 1 m.2 slot and 6 SATA ports, so you will have to limit yourself to that.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you find this guide useful.

Ryzen 7 3700X - $300

RTX 2080 SUPER - $720

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16 - $175

Corsair h100i RGB 240mm - $170

MSI X570-A Pro - $160

Corsair Crystal 680x - $120

Corsair RMX750 750W - $134

Total: $1800


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