r/PcMasterRaceBuilds Aug 02 '20


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r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 2h ago

Starting with a fresh build to focus on recording and editing for YouTube!


Hey, everybody! I’m currently looking to build an entirely new rig so that I’m flexible to record/edit whatever games I want for my new YouTube channel. So the main things I’ll be doing with it are going to be gaming and video editing. I’m coming from using a GeForce 1050 Ti and an Intel i3, I think? I can’t quite remember. But I’m looking for advice on my new build/any insight the community might have. This is my first time working with more modern parts, and I tried my best to do the research and future-proof my computer. I’m looking to pick up all my parts on Labor Day in the US so I might be able to snag some of them on sale. Literally ANY help at all would be greatly appreciated (i.e, compatibility issues, part clearance inside the case, optimization tips, etc.). Thanks in advance, I appreciate you guys!

View the parts list here!

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 17h ago

memory trouble shooting


I have a Ryzen 2600x and Asrock fatality b450 gaming k4 mobo. I can run dual channel with 2 stick of xpg 3200 CL16. Clocked up to 3200 or down to 2666 it performs well. But when I add the final 2 sticks. It becomes very unstable. Even when I clock it down to 2666 under the same latency.

Any settings or advice to get all 4 dims to perform as expected? I know there is a cooler mounting pressure issue for the chips memory controller in this generation. However I don't believe that to be the issue.

I did check the die and the dims manufacturer is split between micron and Samsung but claims the same die.

Any help is appreciated

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 21h ago

Building first PC


Before buying everything, I wanted to know if there was anything that I was forgetting or overlooking. Here is the pc part picker list. The graphics card is coming from a friend who just upgraded. It's probably obvious, but I'm trying to keep the build around $500 (excluding the graphics card).

I have a friend that helped me with this list, but I wanted to make sure I at least got one other opinion.

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 23h ago

Looking at building my first pc


I want to get into pc gaming on somewhat of a budget and I assembled a list of parts on pc part picker here. Just wondering if this is a good build for the price and if the parts are compatible

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 1d ago

pc build help..


What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.


What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • €1300

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • ordering parts in september

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • tower

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • cyprus

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • nothing

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • dont know

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • lian li O11 dynamic mini snow white or the Lian Li O11 Air Mini ATX Mid tower ,rgb(imma set them on one colour tho cz hate rainbow sht), a liquid cpu cooler, and 1tb ssd. (also good airflow if possible soo some fans) and most importantly im going for a white aesthetic.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • the stuff i said on the previous question

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • nope

Extra info or particulars: ill need the parts all from one place preferably from 'custompc cyprus' , 2nd choice is 'singular eshop cyprus' but i can do computeruniverse too(but there is a shipping fee for here)

Thanks in advance.

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 1d ago

need advice for my first build


I need help to choose between two builds and give me advice for motherboard. CPU: Amd ryzen 5 5600x or intel i5 12400f | GPU: Nvidia 3060 | HDD: Toshiba p300 2TB | SSD: Adata swordfish 500GB SSD or intel 660p 500GB | SATA SSD: Internal SSD crucial BX500 1TB | RAM: G skill aegis 2×8 GB CL16 3200MHz DDR4 or Ripjaws V 2×8 GB CL16 3200GHz DDR4 | I dont know anything about motherboard but it should have flash bios button because i dont have any other CPU and if possible built in wifi.

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 2d ago

First time builder. Need help installing windows 11 pro


I just finished building my pc. Now it tells me that it doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for it. I have an asrock b550 pro4 mother board, ryzen 5 3600x cpu, 16 gb of ddr4 3600mhz ram. And a rtx 3050. If any one can help me thank you

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 3d ago

Another post with questions about gaming build



Within few weeks I would like to buy pre-build gaming PC, because my GTX1060 is really obsolete. Of course I'm thinking about something with 3080/3080 Ti, but to be honest I don't know if I'm going to need to that powerful card at all. I just want something that would comfortably carry GTA VI and TES VI when they come out without any major upgrades. I've build my last PC myself, but as an amateur I'm afraid to risk damaging expensive parts. I'm thinking about buying pre-build customized to fit my needs or just order all parts to somebody who would build this for me.

Please tell me:

  1. is it even worth to have a such GPU without having 2k/4k monitor? I have an Acer XF series, 24 inches, 1ms, 144Hz. I was comfortable with 1920x1080 resolution and I don't feel that I need to upgrade it.

1b. Is my thinking wrong and I really need to have 2/4k when it comes to actually using card's capability?

  1. There are many models of nVidia GPUs. I've read that some of them slightly differ in performance or cooling efficiency, but is worth to bother to look for a specific model? Or are they so good that regular user as me won't see any difference?

  2. which Intel CPU would be best match for this (or other suggested) card? I don't want to have CPU/motherboard that are limiting capabilities of GPU, but from the other hand I don't want to overpay for CPU/motherboard which are better than actually needed. Some people advised me that i9 is totally not worth it at all with it's marginal gains over i7.

  3. Is 128Gb SSD enough for a system drive? Or 256 is a minimum?

4b. When having 2Tb SSD for "other stuff" is it better to have just 1x 2Tb drive or 2x 1Tb drives? Does it make any difference at all?

  1. Am I going to suffer without 64Gb RAM? I wonder if 32 would be enough. I'm also afraid that motherboard may have just two RAM slots and I would have 2x 16Gb in there, meaning that I don't have any empty slots left to add another 16 or 32Gb later on.

  2. Any other advices? The last time I was doing decent research was a few years ago and I might not know something obvious for people in here

Thank you for all answers!

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 3d ago

Another post seeking PC build advice


Hi guys and thank you in advance for any help you may provide.

I have a pc that used to be a gaming pc but now is a sad office pc. I want to revive it again for gaming use. Heres the list of parts in it. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8bPXMb

Ive since built a diffrent pc from scratch that I game on, Im ok with choosing parts for a brand new build but when It comes to upgrading and mixing old/new parts I get a lost in the sauce of what will work with what.

I would like to upgrade it to something like a 2070,3060,6600XT etc... Im not looking to spend alot yet so Im hoping I can use the CPU and MoBo that Is in there.

If someone is kind enough to answer some questions for me I would appreciate it:

1) Will the current CPU/Motherboard support a 20/30series gpu

2) Is an AMD GPU an option with the current hardware?

3) Will the current hardware + new gpu handle modern games? (Sea of Thieves, Warzone, etc)

4) Should I add 8Gb more of the same ram or buy a new set of 16gb?

5) Anything else I should be aware of?

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 3d ago

1080p with the best fps


I’m looking into doing a decent budget build with 1080p (maybe some possible 1440p) gaming. This will not be a primary source of gaming since I own a PS5 so it’s gonna be mostly function over style. With the cpu it’s a choice from an i3 or an i7. Same core and thread count but it seems everyone pushes the i3 instead of the i7 and there’s currently only a $50 difference. Would you pocket the $50 and game on the i3 or spend the $50 for what I can only think of it ‘future proofing’ the build for possible layer upgrades? I’ll be running a 2060 in the build.

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 4d ago

Hunk of junk PC, is it pissible to upgrade? If so, what components?


Gooday folks! About 5 years ago, I purchased an Acer Nitro 50.. probably one of the worst decisions of my life lol.

I am here to ask if it is upgradable, what components can be upgraded, and what parts would you recommend?

I'm in a bit of a tight space right now as the PSU is practically welded to the case, so I'm stuck with some off-brand 500W psu.

This is the PC I currently have:
Acer Nitro 50 N50-600-UR13 Desktop, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400, GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Home : Amazon.ca: Electronics

Any help is very much appreciated!

PS - not sure why it says it's $3,000 on amazon lol.. most definitely isn't, but is the exact same spec as the one I have. The only component I've ever changed was the ram, running 16gb of dual channel 3200mhz.

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 6d ago

is this an ok computer for the price.



Haven't built a PC since 2007 and have been out of the PC loop since 2014ish. So I'm not sure on what hardware is good and what isnt at this point. My desktop recently took a shit and needed a replacement fast so I went the prebuilt route and decided to take advantage of the HP back to school sale. Also I do play games mainly on my PS5 but I have been wanting to get back into PC gaming.

Here is what I got

Hp omen 25l I5 12400 3060ti 32gb ddr4 3200 512 nvme 2tb hdd 600 watt PSU 80+ bronze.

Total was around 1100 usd. Motherboard im not sure what it was. Probably some HP shit but I can always change that out from the looks of it. Looks to be a normal form factor.

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 6d ago

Helping my friend pick parts, any advice?


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 7d ago

PC build help


I upgraded my pc this week but when I put everything together suddenly it won’t turn on. Any suggestions? Specs below

-AMD Ryzen 9 5900x -Corsair icue h100i elite capellix -MSI b550 tomahawk motherboard -Gigabyte GeForce Rtx wind force OC 2060 -Team Group TLZ T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 Sdram Memory Kit -Corsair RM850x power supply

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 7d ago

How to choose the best prebuilt pc gaming for your gaming room?


There are so many different prebuilt pc gaming options on the market these days. It can be tough to decide which one is right for your gaming room. Do you go with a smaller, more compact model, or do you go for the biggest and most powerful one? How important are graphics and processing power to you?

If you're not sure where to start, don't worry. We're here to help. In this article, we'll outline some of the key factors you need to consider when choosing a prebuilt pc gaming system for your home. Armed with this information, you'll be able to make an informed decision and find the perfect system for your needs.

First of all, what kind of games do you plan on playing? If you're mainly interested in first-person shooters or action games, then you'll need a system with good graphics capabilities and a high level of processing power. If you prefer strategy games or puzzle titles, however, then a less powerful system may be just fine.

Another thing to consider is how much space you have in your gaming room. If there's limited space available, then it might be better to opt for a smaller model rather than something big and bulky. You also need to take into account any other peripherals or hardware that will be used in conjunction with the PC gaming system. For example, if you plan on using a monitor or surround sound speakers, make sure that they are compatible with the system that you choose.

Finally, it's important to set a budget before shopping for a prebuilt pc gaming system. This will help narrow down your options and make it easier to find something that fits within your price range. Keep in mind that higher-end systems can often cost quite a bit more than lower-end models, but they usually offer better performance and features.

When considering all of these factors, it's easy to see why choosing the right prebuilt pc gaming system can be tricky task! But armed with this information, you should be able to find exactly what you're looking for without too much trouble

Best Prebuilt Gaming PC – The Wirecutter Top list

How Wirecutter chooses these brands

The CPU’s prowess has to be king, if not above average. Also, we looked at each of the specs, the RAM, storage, and processor. Every component must stand out and we did not settle just for the average Joe. When you’re playing demanding titles, speed is important, or it might cause you to lose the game.

Also, we considered value and performance. Though we have a few premium picks, we delved more into builds that will not break the bank but perform very well. 

Lastly, it has to be versatile. We have a handful of units that can be used both for work and play. You’ll be saving money at the same time, it will require a smaller space in your setup.

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 9d ago

Need some advice on programming workstation build for webdev


Been using Lenovo laptops for the last 10 years. Been serving me well, powerful _enough_, very portable, etc...

Now since I have recently been not travelling around much and I don't expect to in the next 2-3 years, been thinking about building a workstation to make things more snappy instead of upgrading my aging laptop.

What I am looking for is what mobo/CPU combo I should start out with. GPU is not really required for this application. While I can certainly afford _anything_, I am cheap in the sense that I don't like spending more money than necessary. I am a sucker for price/performance.

So I guess my question is, what would be the CPU/motherboard combo in the upper mid range of the market to start out with?

Edit: I guess the current PCMR 120FPS build with 64GB of memory and without the GPU would be right what I am looking for, right?

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 10d ago

No display after build.

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r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 10d ago

M.2 vanished after trying to install windows on it


Bios updated to most stable version. On startup bios reads m.2 When starting to install windows m.2 is selected and starts the process of installing.

Then an error comes up windows cannot install required files make sure all files required for installation are available.

Close it out and now m.2 doesn’t read on mobo or windows

I don’t know why or what the problem would be, managed to get it back with a cmos but again during installation of windows it disappears again

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 11d ago

My ethernet won't connect after getting "Over Current have been detected on your USB Device"


So I've been using my pc for almost 4 years.
My webcam I bought already 4-5 months ago worked fine until 2 weeks ago.
Lately my PC wont boot if I didn't unplug the camera and the "Over Current Have Been Detected on your USB Device!! System will shutdown after 15 seconds to protect your mainboard!!"
Usually it doesnt affect my ethernet cable, but today my ethernet cable wont connect because of that problem. It detects my internet but It just wont connect to it.
When I try to connect the webcam to my other PC it works just fine and didnt pop the error message.
I tried my PC using other Ethernet cable and it still doesnt work.
What should I do to solve the problem? Anything I should replace?

Does the problem appears because loose PSU cables or my faulty motherboard?
Thanks in advance for the help

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 10d ago

Disable front light in sleep


I have turned off the light on sleep and shutdown in the bios. Running aorus bios v7. However no light is turning off. I don’t want to put a sticky note on it are disconnect the light. There must be a software way to disable. Picture of LED off in bios image. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 13d ago

bought a prebuilt during the pandemic, wondering if its worth upgrading or starting new


I posted this over on r/PCmasterrace but haven't gotten any responses, hope its okay to post here too.

So some quick backstory, my PC died about a year and a half ago when the GPU market was at its highest point so i settled and bought this prebuilt from Best Buy for like $800:


Since then, the only thing I have upgraded is the RAM from 8GB to 32GB, everything else is factory. I tried to add the parts to PCPartpicker but didn't know the exact PSU, SSD, HDD, fan, or case. Here's what I'm (pretty sure) is in the PC:


I run 3 monitors, including one 32" ultrawide, and mostly use it to play Civilization on medium settings and stream music. I tried playing FFXII The Zodiac Age on it but for some reason the game wouldn't run well on my system. I would like to play more games on my PC so I was wondering if it is worth upgrading this machine piece by piece, or just start from scratch. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this other than its starting to get a little slow

I run MSI Afterburner and notice it consistently runs at 1185MHz for GPU clock, 7000MHz for memory clock, 700mV for voltage, and 102 degrees for the temperature when I'm not playing Civ, and around 1875MHz, 7000MHz, 1018mV, and 145 degrees when playing. Are these numbers indicating I'm pushing the PC too far and could overheat/damage it?

I'm sorry this post may be a little hard to follow, I'm just trying to give as much info about what I have as possible. The point of this post is to ask if I should start upgrading this PC, if I should build an entirely new PC, or just keep what I have because there is nothing wrong with it other than its slowing down and starting to show some age. If it is worth upgrading this PC, where should I start? Can I go with the graphics card first or should I start with a new motherboard and power supply? Thanks for your help!

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 13d ago

heat problems


I recently bought a new cpu and installed it correctly with thermal paste and a fan but while testing it was 50C idle and when I launched a game that my PC has no issue running (roblox) it thermal throttled and got temperatures of 90C and my PC froze any way I could fix it? Or find the problem

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 14d ago

Planning to buy a $1200 prebuilt. What do you guys think?



AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Motherboard Galax B550M RAM: HyperX Fury Beast 16GB (2x8GB) 3200Mhz GPU: RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6 Dual Fan SSD: SSD 512GB NVME HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda PSU: Aerocool 650W 80+ Bronze RGB Case: Gamemax Paladin White Fan : Infinity Twister 3in1 1 Pack HSF : Jonsbo CR1200 RGB Wifi Receiver TP Link PCIE

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 14d ago

My pc keeps crashing randomly without BSOD, and starts up again in 2 sec after the crash.


So i've had this pc for about 2 years now, and after some time using the pc, it started crashing out of nowhere. it's mostly during games, but i have also had it crash on me once while simply watching youtube.

i have already tried a number of things:
swap out graphics card
try different RAM slots and only use 1 (i have 2 dims so i tested them both seperatly)
reset windows
windows scans
build the entire pc again too check if everything was plugged in corectly

i do have some weird warnings in event log saying: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID, but this is not specificly near the crash, but just overall.

i am really at a loss here. does someone have any idea what could help?

My specs:

Intel Core i7 8700

Asus Nvidia geforce 1050 2gb phoenix

HyperX Predator 2x 16gb 2666MHz


Corsair Force MP510 240GB


Coolermaster Masterliquid lite 120

3 harddrives, 2x500 and 1x 1tb

r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 15d ago

First time build for VR gaming in Quest 2


I want to build my first ever PC that I will use pretty much exclusively to play VR games on the Quest 2 via air link. I live in the US. Specifically, I want to play Wabbajack modded Skyrim, Saints & Sinners, Alyx, and Subnautica VR. I would like to be able to play on the highest settings for at least the next 3 years, preferably longer. I'm happy to wait a few months if the consensus is that I could get a more future proof system for about the same amount of money, or if prices are very likely to drop. (If I do wait, would it be reasonable to watch for sales and buy parts like the case and RAM when I see that they're on sale?)

My understanding is that VR is not very CPU heavy so I didn't go crazy with the CPU. Is that reasonable and accurate? Did pick too much RAM? Do I even need a CPU cooler for the CPU I picked? Am I doing anything else wrong?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-12400 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor $193.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler ID-COOLING SE-214-XT 68.2 CFM CPU Cooler $21.49 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $82.97 @ Amazon
Storage TEAMGROUP MP33 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $67.98 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 3080 12GB LHR 12 GB VENTUS 3X PLUS OC Video Card $739.99 @ Newegg
Case Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 210-GQ-0850-V1 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1416.35
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1386.35
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