Planning to build a new computer? Don't know where to start? Read Here first! Ask questions in this thread about upgrades and new system builds. Read through the OP and compare it to your own situation. Things to remember: These builds do not include any OS, Keyboard, Mice, Speakers or Monitors. That is up to the builder to choose. ================================================== Desktop PC Builds Click the list link at the top of the build to purchase. My Build - Price Range: $1200 Targeting: 1080p gaming at ultra settings or entry level 1440p. Emphasis: modularity, upgradability, quality. CPUIntel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor$259.99CPU CoolerScythe - FUMA Rev.B 79 CFM CPU Cooler$44.99MotherboardAsus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$189.99MemoryCorsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200$84.99StorageCrucial - MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive$119.99Video CardMSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB$279.99CaseFractal Design - Meshify C$85.99Power SupplyCorsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Power Supply$109.99Total$1,175.92 More builds to be added. ================================================== Common PC questions Processors (CPU's) Different types of Sockets Installing your Heatsink?: Use a proper thermal compound application Liquid vs Air Cooling Video Cards: Can't decide which video card to buy?: Compare them by year 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 Performance Per Dollar by Techpowerup Want to upgrade your video card? Check here first Memory: Ensure your Dual channel memory is appropriately configured. (Dated but relevant) What are Memory Timings? Software Backup, copy, and restore your computer: Acronis True Image Western Digital Drive Backup Software Use Windows 10 to backup your computer. Put your new system to the test: Benchmark it with Unigine: Heaven, Superposition - 3dmark - Final Fantasy XV Differences between Windows 10 versions Never Installed Windows before?: Watch this video Storage: Tom's "Best SSD for the money 2019" Motherboards Newegg's Motherborad Buying Guide Guide to Motherboard Selection Power Supplies (Or PSU's): 2019 Power Supply guide PSU reviews: Anandtech - Jonnyguru Think your PSU is bad?: test it here. (post in the thread if you need assistance) They now also make testers you can buy Want to save money?: Don't cut corners on the PSU. Power supply Efficiency levels How much power do I need? Power requirement estimator #1(uses data from trusted review sources) Power requirement estimator #2 (less accurate but more part options) How to choose a power supply Power requirements for video cards Video Tutorials on PC Building Short video, more up to date on building a PC (20 minutes) This series is much longer but also older, you'll learn more watching it than the shorter one. Pt.1 Basic PC introduction and Component selection. Pt.2 Assembling your system Pt.3 Installing your OS, other odds and ends. Thread Updated as Hardware is Released I use NewEgg as a reference for PC components. Please shop around and find the best prices if they can be found elsewhere. In my experience NewEgg has fair prices though. Prices might not be 100% accurate. Check them carefully. Some items include additional mail in rebates as well. Those savings are not reflected in my prices so your build may actually be cheaper in the end.