Build of the Month - June 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!


Intel's New CPUs
Intel just released the 9900K (8 Cores,/ 16 Threads), 9700K (8 Cores / 8 Threads), 9600K (6 Cores / 6 Threads).


AMD's Ryzen CPUs
AMD's 2nd generation of Ryzen CPUs are fairly competitive with their Intel counterparts at various price points when it comes to gaming, so we've listed a few combos below:



Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$190
KeyboardLogitech G512$100
MouseLogitech G502$50
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$45

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2719DX Monitor$400
KeyboardCorsair K70$80
MouseCORSAIR SCIMITAR Pro RGB$60
SpeakersLogitech Z523$80


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
$669
Case Carbide Series 200R$63
Power Supply EVGA 600BR$45
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1500X$128
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
Motherboard ASUS Prime B450-Plus$106
Memory 8GB Patriot Memory VIPER 4 DDR4$45
Graphics Card Gigabyte GTX 1050$147
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$44
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Dolphin

Updated June 9, 2019
$858
Case Carbide Series 200R$60
Power Supply Seasonic S12II 620$60
CPU Intel i5-8400$179
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
Motherboard ASUS Z390-P$150
Memory 8GB Patriot Memory VIPER 4 DDR4$72
Graphics Card GTX 1060 3GB$170
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$115
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
$1266
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$70
Power Supply EVGA GQ 650W$74
CPU Intel i5-9600K$260
Heatsink Noctua NH-U12S$58
Motherboard ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming$166
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$75
Graphics Card GTX 1660 OR
RTX 2060
$220
$360
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$120
SSD Crucial MX500 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$36
$105
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Unicorn

Updated June 9, 2019
$1469
Case Corsair Air 540$140
Power Supply SeaSonic Focus+ 650W$93
CPU Intel i5-9600K$260
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$90
Motherboard ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming$166
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$75
Graphics Card RTX 2060 OR
RTX 2070
$360
$480
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$120
SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB$204
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20


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