Conversation Between Momoro and Roni
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  1. Roni
    1 Week Ago 2:38 AM
    Roni
    hoo weee i didn't know game making would need that much space. i thought i needed a lot as a graphic designer, but nearly 2 years worth of photo and video editing has only summed up to about 1.10TB still. are the files heavy because they're in HD or something, like textures and assets?

    $90 for a full fledged PC that fits your needs is honestly amazing though. I spent double that amount for my graphics card alone lmao. wishing for you to have a great long time with it!
  2. Momoro
    2 Weeks Ago 2:32 PM
    Momoro
    Well, I purchased the full size (link) Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce 1030 GT (2GB) and I also bought a low-profile bracket specifically for that model- it should fit in my small form factor build, but if it doesn't, I'll have to buy the (link) official low profile version of the GPU I linked- I would've bought it in the first place, but the price difference is.. wow.

    I would've included the GPU in the build, but at the time, I hadn't found a suitable low-profile bracket for it- I don't even know if this one will work. I mean, it has the DVI & HDMI ports, but I'm still unsure if it will fit the GPU correctly. I'll see what happens when they both get here!

    And, to answer your SSD question, (15TB of storage) I develop games and apps using GameMaker: Studio 2 and Visual Studio, and I'm planning to go into Unity and Unreal Engine (whatever version it's on now) so I'd need that storage for game/app resources, and of course all of the random apps I have installed (most of which I probably don't use too often, if at all. :D I use a diverse amount of programming apps, so I need a lot of storage for each of those app's dependencies. (They take up sooo much space!)

    So, the general PC, before said modifications, cost me around $90 on Amazon- and it was a pretty good deal, I got a fully-working PC, like I wanted.

    Your last question.. I'm buying these new parts gradually, so I'm having to pick and choose- then I'll have to wait until I get more money to be able to buy more parts :D
  3. Roni
    2 Weeks Ago 11:06 PM
    Roni
    dang congrats on the new build! interesting that you went with something that has a processor from 8 years ago, but hey the 3000 series from Intel can still kick ass! just make sure to maintain it well and reapply thermal paste once or twice a year or so. keep it under safe temps and you should be golden :D i also assume that since this is a small form factor build, there won't be space for a dedicated GPU? which is why you didn't include it in your future upgrades?

    SSDs are always good for systems like this, so good on you for picking a decent one! with how old the LGA1155 socket is, i guess there wasn't an M.2 slot anywhere for you to take advantage of the wireless nVMEs of today? and holy cow what are you gonna need an extra 15TB of storage for?? and why do i feel like that 5TB SSD alone is gonna cost thrice as much as the rest of your entire build??

    speaking of, yeah how much did this thing cost you at first, and how much do you think all the upgrades are gonna be in total? might've made more sense to just go with a modern day system if ever...
  4. Momoro
    2 Weeks Ago 9:51 PM
    Momoro
    So, I went and decided to get a Lenovo SFF(Small Form Factor) M82 Desktop, and it's been pretty good- I mean, I've been modifying it A LOT, and now it's running Fortnite better :D (It wouldn't even run the Epic Games Launcher before..)

    Here are the original specs:

    -2TB HDD
    -Intel I5-3570 Processor / CPU

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    And, the modified specs:

    -2TB HDD
    -240GB SSD (Not mSATA, this one)
    -Still I5-3570 Processor / CPU

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    Last, my future modifications to it:

    -10TB HDD
    -5TB SSD (If possible)
    -DVD & Blu-Ray Drive (Going to take out that dusty DVD drive and put a Blu-Ray compatible one in- I'll tell you how it goes!)
    -Intel I7-3770T Processor / CPU (I'm excited to get this! It's the highest CPU that my motherboard can handle. The PC motherboard that my Lenovo has installed only supports Intel CPUs in the Q75 chipset)

    -Maybe going to add some more to the list, I dunno :D
  5. Roni
    December 28th, 2020 7:24 PM
    Roni
    aight tell me how it goes! don't hesitate to hit me up if you've already set a budget for it and need parts recommendations :)

    honestly anything ~$700 and above can already net you a solid PC that'll perform awesome and last for some 5-6 years (depending on how well you maintain it too hehe)
  6. Momoro
    December 28th, 2020 3:34 PM
    Momoro
    I'm still planning to build one, I'm just saving the money to do so :) At some point, maybe mid-2021, I'll be able to purchase the parts :)
  7. Roni
    December 27th, 2020 10:53 PM
    Roni
    i mean a pre-built PC should still work the same tbh. if you find it more convenient, then by all means go for it my guy :) just hope that the guys who build it know a thing or two about proper cable management so it won't be as much a hassle to tidy up your computer than it already is lol.

    (also this is why i asked what your budget was prior to barraging you with all that info lol. it's super easy to adjust parts based on how much you're willing to spend for the whole thing, which is the main beauty of picking out parts yourself :D)
  8. Momoro
    December 27th, 2020 10:48 PM
    Momoro
    Hmm, yeah, I just took a huge dive into those parts you recommended, and whoo! If you add it all up, phew.. almost makes me want to just buy a pre-built PC.

    I'll have to look at these for a bit and think on them.

    Thanks again :)
  9. Momoro
    December 14th, 2020 10:10 PM
    Momoro
    Oooh, looks like I've got some reading to do! Thanks :)
  10. Roni
    December 14th, 2020 12:00 AM
    Roni
    trust me you won't regret it!

    ok so i might post a wall of text here to give you a quick crash course on computer parts. you can build along with this handy dandy online tool https://pcpartpicker.com/

    CPU - small lil chip that's the brains of your system. generally the more cores you have, the better it'll be able to handle computations and rendering. this is arguable though, so you should do your research there.
    Recommendations: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 / Ryzen 5 3600 / Ryzen 5 5600X

    Motherboard - big techy board that holds all your components together to make sure they all communicate and coordinate with each other. you're gonna wanna match the motherboard socket with the processor you got. (for AMD processors, usually it'll be AM4 or a variation of that, if Intel, generally they'll be LGA 20-something. just search motherboard sockets bcs it's hard to boil it all down here lol) comes in large size (ATX), slightly smaller (mATX), or micro size for those who want super smol builds (ITX). generally mATX is the most reasonably priced while still having all the necessary features, so i almost always go for that.
    Recommendations: MSI B550M Bazooka / Asus B550M-A / Asrock B550M Steel Legend

    RAM - how much you have determines how many programs your PC can run at once before dying (also depends on how heavy the programs are). pretty straightforward on this one, just make sure it's DDR4 and has a fast speed (at least 3000MHz for Ryzen systems. you'll figure out what this means with more research huehue). and generally, a set with 2 sticks is always better than just one, since it can make use of Dual Channel mode on the motherboard.
    Recommendations: Corsair LPX 16GB DDR4-3200 Dual

    Storage - your hard drives and SSDs. the place to store all your downloaded and installed files. i believe you know this stuff so i won't dwell into this. SSDs are faster at opening & closing files or programs installed on them, so generally it's best to use these to install Windows on so you won't have to wait forever for your PC to boot/shut down. i recommend NVMe since they install straight on your motherboard and it eliminates some wires on your build (less cable management to have to deal with in the end).
    Recommendations: Western Digital Blue SN550 250GB or 500GB NVMe SSD for your OS and games/apps you constantly play/use / Seagate Barracuda 1 or 2TB HDD to store all your miscellaneous files

    Graphics Card - whether it be called video card, gpu, graphics card, etc. it's the same thing; the thingamajig that powers everything you see on your screen! these guys can range from being very weak (integrated graphics cards on CPUs that can only handle light browsing and basic apps) to ultra strong (Nvidia's RTX 3090, the best of the best there is at the moment wherein it can run the most demanding games on ultra at 4k HD resolution without a sweat!). AMD and Nvidia are neck-and-neck in this market rn, thus competition is high and it's a good time to buy :D
    Recommendations: Nvidia GTX 1660 Super / AMD Radeon RX 5600XT (for 1080p gaming. if you have a higher res on your monitor, hmu)

    Power Supply (PSU) - the thing that brings power to your whole system. this is where any expert will tell you NEVER to skimp out on. if you get something shoddy and it fails, more often than not it'll bring down other components with it, making it all one big expensive mess. generally you'll want to look at how much wattage your PC is gonna be consuming, then get something with at least an 80 plus bronze rating to match that with a bit of leeway (e.g. if your pc uses 250W, it's a good idea to go up maybe 500W or so just in case there's spikes in energy consumption every now and then. you'll want the PSU to be able to handle that without shutting your computer down.
    Recommendations: Anything 80+ Bronze/Gold from Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone, EVGA, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, etc. this guide is super helpful https://linustechtips.com/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/

    Case / Chassis - holds everything in your build. imo the most unimportant part, yet still quite important if you value air flow, low temperatures, aesthetic, & ease of building and cable management of your system. RGB and glass side panels are all the rage these days, thus it's pretty much the only thing companies anymore. just make sure to be careful when handling the glass panel bcs those things break far too easily.
    Recommendations: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh, Fractal Design Meshify C, Corsair 275R Airflow (i only ever recommend mesh cases because air flows through them the best!)

    for anything else, I recommend taking a dive down reddit, or linus tech tips, or tomshardware, and see for yourself just how deep this rabbit hole goes. good luck!
  11. Momoro
    December 13th, 2020 11:15 PM
    Momoro
    Thanks :) I'll take a look at Squier!

    I'm looking to build a PC, as I'm a technical kind of guy-- I'd like to know how my computer works and where each part is located :P Could you recommend a couple to me? I'm not the most knowledgeable in this area :D

    Just left my treadmill by the side of the road because 1) It doesn't work correctly, but it does it's job most of the time. 2) I'm moving, and can't bring it with me :{
  12. Roni
    December 13th, 2020 5:29 PM
    Roni
    nice, just like me man. started out on a cheapo acoustic then went up the tier ladder and got an electric. if you're looking at affordable recommendations, Squier all the way. 200-300 bucks already nets you a really good standard guitar with decent pick-ups and smooth neck. highly recommend the Classic Vibe series. get one you like then get it set up if you don't know how, and it'll play like a dream.

    what's your budget on a gaming pc? what kind of games are you looking to run? i got recommendations down on lock for anybody looking to assemble a PC. if you're already planning to go AMD Ryzen with the processor, then you've made a good choice by default. are you gonna buy a pre-built or build it yourself like us cool guys? :p

    i haven't been working out either since gyms are still risky to enter and my home ain't such a conducive environment for training. i plan to plow through all that though and hopefully at least get something started before 2021 comes up.
  13. Momoro
    December 13th, 2020 3:20 PM
    Momoro
    I currently use my sister's guitar (Acoustic Guitar, but I'm aiming to get an Electric at some point Love the sounds it makes- already watching video tutorials online for it!), my PC really isn't the best, I'm going to get a gaming Desktop at some point sooner rather than later, and I haven't worked out very much recently..I plan to work out more soon, though! Need to build up my muscles!
  14. Roni
    December 12th, 2020 11:53 PM
    Roni
    damn dude didn't know we had a good chunk of interests in common. what's your pc right now? what guitars do you have? what workout routine are you on rn if any? sorry if i'm bombarding lol just haven't met that many people into the exact same stuff i am on here lol (aside from Pokemon ofc)
  15. Roni
    December 6th, 2020 9:43 PM
    Roni
    just sharin facts my dude lmao