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Ok friends. Hubby needs a new rig. Advice.

Post Date: 2020-09-02

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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Ok friends. Hubby needs a new rig. Advice.
    Posted: 02 Sep 2020 at 3:56pm
Budget:
Never an issue

Expectations:
He surfs the intranets. Lol.

Usage:
Not gaming. Loves YouTube etc.

Special Needs:
None

Saved Ticket #: Not yet

Specifications: His old Bolt(1st edition) is toast. Maybe another Bolt or Lumos?

NOT building for me. Lol. Opinions please.
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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Sep 2020 at 4:02pm
Oh yeah definitely want SSD
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Well, I have two. An Intel and a Ryzen, both in a Lumos case for a change of pace. If not for gaming, we don't have to have a top CPU, nor a top GPU, but we don't want to skimp out on quality parts that will be more trouble-free for longer.

3360746   Is the Intel at $2113 after the discount.

3360747   Is the AMD at $2007 after discount.

I wanted a stronger than base mobo in each and a better PSU. 16 GB of RAM will do 'er. A light strip (free) for a little customizable bling if/whenever wanted, but left off the fancy fans. A strong, but not over-the-top GPU in the 1660 Ti for either should be a strong performer for a very long time. They both feature SSD only storage. You want an NVMe for OS, apps and maintenance programs. Another 1TB SATA SSD will provide other fast storage for a long time. I picked the tried and true Samsung for the Intel build, but went with the Seagate Firecuda in the AMD because it's a gen4 PCIe part and gets optimized in an AMD board.

Either of these should be strong surfer/all around system for a long time, IMHO. Remember you must spend more than $2000 to get the first level $200 discount.

Hope it helps!
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  Quote Snaike Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Sep 2020 at 7:06am
Hey oldlady RPGer, good to see you again!

I was going to chime in with "What resolution" but you marked down that it's not really for gaming so I got nothing.... Just thought I'd wave and ask if you got my adoption papers yet?   
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Sep 2020 at 12:22pm
Hi oldlady RPGer,
Nice seeing you.
I bet Cretae has you covered and that will be a durable pc. I guess you let your husband game on yours. Chilling

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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Sep 2020 at 5:57pm
Hi guys!!!!!      Hose let Hubby game on my Cube? That would be a no. He is scared of my rigs. Snaike sure got those adoption papers coming up.

Cretae thank you!!!!!! Awesome. I added some bling of course. Decided to make it his birthday present.

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Sep 2020 at 3:33am
Of course the BLING! I couldn't presume to choose for you. I'm humbled to have been of any use. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy in grand health.
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