Build of the Month - November 2019
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

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This month
Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 8700K and would get more performance from spending that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!


Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$180
KeyboardLogitech G512$100
MouseLogitech G502$49
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$35

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2719DX Monitor$350
KeyboardCorsair K70$100
MouseCORSAIR SCIMITAR Pro RGB$60
SpeakersLogitech Z523$90


Puppy and Dolphin
Each CPU and motherboard combo must be used together between Puppy and Dolphin, do not mix and match.

Puppy

Updated June 9, 2019
$616
Case Carbide Series 200R$50
Power Supply EVGA 600BR$45
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X$120
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
Motherboard ASUS Prime B450-Plus$103
Memory 8GB Patriot Memory VIPER 4 DDR4$40
Graphics Card Gigabyte GTX 1060$170
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$38
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Dolphin

Updated June 9, 2019
$755
Case Carbide Series 200R$50
Power Supply Seasonic S12II 650$60
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X$161
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
Motherboard ASUS Prime X470-Pro$115
Memory 8GB Patriot Memory VIPER 4 DDR4$40
Graphics Card GTX 1060 6GB$170
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$109
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.

Narwhal

Updated June 9, 2019
$1145
Case NZXT H510$70
Power Supply EVGA GQ 650W$75
CPU Intel i5-9600K$200
Heatsink Noctua NH-U12S$60
Motherboard ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming$164
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$58
Graphics Card RTX 2060 $334
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$109
SSD Crucial MX500 500GB OR
Samsung Evo 860 500GB
$55
$58
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Unicorn

Updated June 9, 2019
$1470
Case Fractal Design Define R6$145
Power Supply Corsair RM650x$110
CPU Intel i5-9600K$200
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$90
Motherboard ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming$164
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$58
Graphics Card RTX 2060 OR
RTX 2070
$334
$480
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$109
SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB$240
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20


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