Alright. So the current system is 3 years and a bit old… getting close to 3.5. It’s doing pretty well, but it’s also getting time to upgrade (and I mean, MSFS needs to generate its $2B in spending right?). I’ll be pulling the storage drives from the existing unit except for one, and that’ll be used as the “parts dumpster” from my future upgrades and given to the kids. For now it’ll stay in my office and can be used as a reference station for things like skyvector and the like off to the side, using a TV I’m going to mount for work use. I’ll have to show you guys this setup when it’s done. Proper fridge and a bed and I’ll only need to leave to use the toilet, and that’s just around the corner
So here we go… thoughts, suggestions, etc… all welcome. Note all prices are CAD. I’d appreciate suggestions consider Canadian pricing, because it sucks donkey genitals and I don’t want to be reminded how much cheaper this is south of the border I’m listing links using lowest price found, even if in the ned most of the parts are from same store. Where they are same price elsewhere, I default to free shipping, or if equal there, preferred store.
- i7-10700K - $579 -free shipping
- 3900x - 619 (sale right now - comes with AC Valhalla too, so $80 promo add-on? - free shipping
- Open to suggestions…
This is going to be one of the new Nvidia 30xx cards. Depends on pricing.
Obviously this is going to depend on whether I’m AMD/Intel
- MSI z490 Unify - I have been an asus mobo guy for my prior builds… I’m not sold on this.
- Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero x570
2x16gb. Likely G.Skill just because that’s what I’ve used in the past and never had a bad stick. Obviously need to double check compatibility with the boards (haven’t done that yet).
I’ve got this handled for the most part. Need a new SSD but that’s fine. No recommendation needed here. Mostly pulling from old computer.
To be updated - haven’t picked. I’ve only gone air cooled before, so I’m likely to go with the internet recommended version of Noctua here, once I look into it. FIGHT ME.
Likely to just go with another Corsair 750W here. My old one is 9years strong I think at this point.
- To be updated - haven’t picked. Currently using an NZXT Phantom from my first build/