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kwthom

4 months ago

I've not done nearly enough reading over the last few days...but there's only so much that I can do.

I posted this last week, which explained the genesis of this specific build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/315267-not-my-second-or-third-but-its-been-a-while

...we went briefly down the AMD path, but I've been an Intel user/buyer since the 8-bit days (yeah, I'm old...)

So, just more futzing around today, I came up with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-L12S 55.44 CFM CPU Cooler $53.19 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - H370M D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $108.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - WD Blue 1 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 570 8 GB Expedition Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case $89.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.94 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full - USB 32/64-bit $199.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1062.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-16 13:29 EDT-0400

Tweaks are truly appreciated! Looking forward to the replies!

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm,...not the best bang for your buck really. :-P

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $65.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS Black Core Edition Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H400 (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $93.57 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $110.49 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $943.77
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $923.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-16 14:16 EDT-0400
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda curious on the B365M motherboard vs something like the H370M version from ASRock...

I went with a mechanical drive vs SDD as I'm not seeing a lot of builds here done that way. Another nugget of wisdom on why would also be appreciated.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, the H370 chip-set does support 8th and 9th gen processors with an BIOS update for the later, but the B365 chip-set board (a better B360 version to some extent) does support 9th gen processors out of the Box.

I went with a mechanical drive vs SDD as I'm not seeing a lot of builds here done that way. Another nugget of wisdom on why would also be appreciated.

To be honest, the most users on these forums does indeed use an SSD drive as the main system drive.

The benefits are devastating in comparison with an mechanical platter drive.

SSD Pros. vs HDD drives.

Faster.
Lower power consumption.
Better durability and reliability.
Compact.
No defragmentation needed.
Zero noise levels. 
Less heat especially on SATA drives.
No susceptible to magnetism.     
Better lifespan than a HDD drive in general usage.

SSD cons. vs HDD drives.

More expensive than a HDD drive, in relation to the available capacity.
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

So, any negatives to that B365 based board I should know about?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

It doesn't support USB 3 Gen 2, but on the other hand it supports RAID.

Also it has the same PCIe lanes like an H370 chip-set board so 20 and more HSIO lanes (30) as well.

The B360 has only 12 PCIe lanes and 24 HSIO.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Parts ordered...should be here in a couple of days.

Appreciate the input @mark5916

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