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    Quote Originally Posted by rogoth View Post
    if you're looking at a DDR5 platform, unless you really need a machine now, you should wait until at least october when AMD releases their Ryzen 7000 series chips along with the new AM5 socket boards, will be a lot more options then instead of the singular Intel offerings, which are so over priced right now it's not even funny.
    I'm not desperate for a machine right now, although I do think my current system is becoming outdated (i5-8600K, 1070ti). So I'd like to upgrade in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Temp name View Post
    Huh, I just quickly checked and:
    Maingear: Vybe, MSI pro z690-a wifi DDR4, 32gb 3600, 512gb ssd: 2283 USD
    Maingear 2: Same as above but with DDR5 5200: 2392 USD
    Origin: Neuron, MSI pro z690-a wifi DDR4, 32gb 3200, 250gb ssd, 2192 USD
    Origin 2: Same as above but with DDR5 5200: 2372 USD

    All with 3060ti, 12600k, 750w PSU, and stock everything else


    Generally Origin is more expensive from the reviews I've seen, but it seems that they're basically the same price now
    unless they got some stock in recently, nobody had any DDR4 z690 boards in stock, so they might allow you to do an online build with them but they won't have any stock to build it if you're doing it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrostyButt View Post
    I'm not desperate for a machine right now, although I do think my current system is becoming outdated (i5-8600K, 1070ti). So I'd like to upgrade in the near future.
    I think if you do a pcpartpicker list and the SI is within 110%-115% of that cost, that's a deal. If it's within 120-150%, it's a bit of gouging. But then again availability may be sketchy on regular retailers.

    I used a built similar to Temp name: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/49DHGL and that comes to roughly $1550. Where maingear and Origin were charging about $2200.

    If you're willing to be patient and build it yourself, you can save quite a bit.

  4. #24
    powerGPU seems to have good reviews. Nothing wrong with having your system built either don't let people give ya shit for it. I've built all but my first myself and I'm already thinking I may go pre-built when it's time for a new rig. why? Simply put I don't want to mess with it, working in IT makes me not want to work on my own stuff that much so I get it, let alone if you have never done it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewOU2015 View Post
    OP didn't ask for your opinions on that..... perhaps OP wants a warranty or 24/7 support
    But they did. They asked what people would recommend, many would not recomend any. Which accurately answers the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuafpr View Post
    powerGPU seems to have good reviews. Nothing wrong with having your system built either don't let people give ya shit for it. I've built all but my first myself and I'm already thinking I may go pre-built when it's time for a new rig. why? Simply put I don't want to mess with it, working in IT makes me not want to work on my own stuff that much so I get it, let alone if you have never done it.
    Most PC's need a once over out of the box regardless of where it's purchased from. Things shift in transportation. Human builders make mistakes. etc. It's best to at least know some basics. That way you can protect your investment. It's one thing to say let that be someone else's problem, but that's really inconvenient when you have to ship it back to the manufacturer, and some may not be forgiving enough to pay the shipping costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkedblade View Post
    Most PC's need a once over out of the box regardless of where it's purchased from. Things shift in transportation. Human builders make mistakes. etc. It's best to at least know some basics. That way you can protect your investment. It's one thing to say let that be someone else's problem, but that's really inconvenient when you have to ship it back to the manufacturer, and some may not be forgiving enough to pay the shipping costs.
    that's true of anything not just PC's though, always inspect upon arrival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogoth View Post
    unless they got some stock in recently, nobody had any DDR4 z690 boards in stock, so they might allow you to do an online build with them but they won't have any stock to build it if you're doing it now.
    That might be possible, not entirely sure. Was just a quick check

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    I too am on the market for something similar to the OP. I was considering NZXT myself because I hear good things, but the concerns listed in reviews regarding airflow have me worried. I was thinking of building through them and using their NZXT H510 Flow case. Can anyone speak to this, and are the airflow concerns warranted? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrostyButt View Post
    I'm not desperate for a machine right now, although I do think my current system is becoming outdated (i5-8600K, 1070ti). So I'd like to upgrade in the near future.
    then my best advice to you is to wait until the new releases later this year when stock of other parts will be more plentiful, as well as more choice available for you to choose between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goat7 View Post
    None of them. They are all over priced like crazy and scam as much as they can, they have to, only way they make money.

    Seriously just order the parts and build your own. Its really easy, in fact its so easy a caveman can do it. If you need help deciding what parts to get use something like PCpartpicker. You get more bang for your buck and just a better PC in general.
    Dunno what it’s like now but I actually got more bang last year when parts were higher total than prebuilt.

    I ended up going for NZXT.

    edit: 2020, not 2021. Time flies…

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    Quote Originally Posted by druchii5 View Post
    I too am on the market for something similar to the OP. I was considering NZXT myself because I hear good things, but the concerns listed in reviews regarding airflow have me worried. I was thinking of building through them and using their NZXT H510 Flow case. Can anyone speak to this, and are the airflow concerns warranted? Thanks.
    Any chance that was with buyers of the case only? I know the design isn’t optimal for airflow, it was a pain finding a case that checked all boxes, but I’ve had no problems with their build.
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  12. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Polybius View Post
    Dunno what it’s like now but I actually got more bang last year when parts were higher total than prebuilt.

    I ended up going for NZXT.

    edit: 2020, not 2021. Time flies…

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    Any chance that was with buyers of the case only? I know the design isn’t optimal for airflow, it was a pain finding a case that checked all boxes, but I’ve had no problems with their build.
    I'm not certain honestly, but I'm not looking to build myself and was hoping to have them do the assembling via their website service. And the only cases available there are their own brand. Apparently the H510 Flow is more decent, but still unsure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polybius View Post

    Any chance that was with buyers of the case only? I know the design isn’t optimal for airflow, it was a pain finding a case that checked all boxes, but I’ve had no problems with their build.
    The H510 Flow is a new version of the case with better airflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by druchii5 View Post
    I'm not certain honestly, but I'm not looking to build myself and was hoping to have them do the assembling via their website service. And the only cases available there are their own brand. Apparently the H510 Flow is more decent, but still unsure...
    Even the old H510 was fine. It had worse airflow than a lot of other cases, but that doesnt mean it was a hotbox that caused parts to throttle or anything. People get a little too anal about “teh bestest airflow evar!” When it really isnt necessary. As long as the case doesnt make the parts throttle, youre fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagthul View Post
    The H510 Flow is a new version of the case with better airflow.

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    Even the old H510 was fine. It had worse airflow than a lot of other cases, but that doesnt mean it was a hotbox that caused parts to throttle or anything. People get a little too anal about “teh bestest airflow evar!” When it really isnt necessary. As long as the case doesnt make the parts throttle, youre fine.
    Got it--thanks!

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