r/pcgaming Dec 07 '21 Silver 2 Helpful 3 Wholesome 3 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1

Just got a job so I can buy a PC!

Just turned legal age of working and got a job paying $13/hour as an instructor:) If I work 8 hours a week for the next 2 months. I will be able to buy parts for my dream PC. Super excited!

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u/ivana-sarevska Dec 07 '21

Congrats! Hope you find a GPU at a reasonable price

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u/pipboy_warrior Dec 08 '21

Kinda like hoping someone wins the lottery at this point.

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u/S0_B00sted i5-11400/RX-480 8GB/16 GB RAM Dec 08 '21

You'd have to win the lottery in order to afford one.

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u/PersecuteThis Dec 08 '21

2nd hand 1080ti always good.

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u/OldTechKnight Dec 08 '21

Not completely useless. I got a Vega 56 8gb for 300$

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

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u/Kimochi47 Dec 08 '21

I here I just paid 300$ for a GTX 1650😥

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u/turnipofficer Dec 08 '21

OP would probably be better off buying prebuilt these days.

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u/matrixsensei Dec 08 '21

There’s a prebuilt at the store by me that’s 1699 with a 3070 and I’m half considering lmfao

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u/CaptainJudaism Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Depending on the rest of the specs, that might not be bad. I ended up ordering a pre-built for about $2100 but it's also a pretty good machine. 11700k, 3070, 32 gb ddr4 3200 ram, 2 tb NVME and a 2 tb HDD secondary.

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u/dr_lecters_secretary Dec 08 '21

That sounds like a great deal for the money. Where did you purchase it from? (Great username, btw 😉)

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u/CaptainJudaism Dec 08 '21

CyberPowerPC. It sounds like a lot of money but it'd run about $2600 now that the majority of sales are over.

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u/viodox0259 Dec 09 '21

Come to Canada.

The 3070 is 1500$.

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u/istandabove Dec 08 '21

If you have a Costco membership they have some decent prebuilt deals

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

I bought my 3080 rig prebuilt. No waiting, got it the day I decided to buy it, while assembling can be fun, I was happy not to, I have a warranty and absolutely no regrets.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

Oh and no bloatware. Just a clean copy of Windows 10 and a program to adjust the LED lights. That was a happy surprise

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u/joewHEElAr Dec 08 '21

Where at?

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

Microcenter in DTC/Colorado

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u/DatGuyOverThere Dec 08 '21

I too bought a pre-build from Microcenter. 3080 Asus.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

Score! Did the manager come out and thank you? I wasn't certain if he was just bored or if that was standard practice

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u/DatGuyOverThere Dec 08 '21

He actually did lol, I think it’s standard practice for any full PC purchase or assembly there.

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u/r3con_ops 12900k EVGA 3080ti FTW3 Dec 08 '21

Hell yeah DTC here too, I went prebuilt this time around as well. Got the PowerSpec G470 with Corei9 and 3080ti.

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u/TheLastAshaman Dec 08 '21

Which site is best for prebuilts

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u/DonaldLucas Dec 08 '21

OP would probably be better off buying prebuilt these days.

How crazy this world is now. 3 years ago this comment would not be considered good advice, but now it's a very good advice.

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u/bz12346 Dec 08 '21

I was considering upgrading my PC and saw a lot of these comments and thought this was jus the normal comments around new GPU’s being hard to find, or this generation not being at a great price point (haven’t followed parts for a few years).

Yeah I was completely wrong, my RX580 I bought 18-24 months ago is somehow worth double according to Facebook marketplace??

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u/skilliard7 Dec 08 '21

Honestly an APU like a 5600G is pretty good as a starter until GPU prices go down. Solid for 1080P 60 fps gaming(although at lower settings in AAA games).

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u/stakoverflo Dec 08 '21

at a reasonable price

Or even find one at all 🙃

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u/Akanash94 i7 6700K | EVGA 3060 TI XC | 16GB DDR4(3000) | 1080p 144hz Dec 08 '21

If moneys tight get yourself an amd ryzen 5600g and use the intergrated graphics until you can afford yourself a gpu.

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u/ChimairaSpawn Dec 08 '21

People really like to do downplay the effectiveness of integrated gpus. If I was getting into PC gaming today I'd be on a SFF chassis with a 5600g.

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u/FartingBob Dec 08 '21

Oh yeah right now if your building from scratch with less than £1000 it makes most sense to get a good amd apu. It will play 1080p on low or 720p medium, which ain't great but for that budget you can't get a good gpu anyway, and no point paying 400 for a 5 year old mid range card.

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

Your profile pic is batternburg. That reminds me of my grandad and how tasty it is. A cake from a more civilised age. It’s been years since I had some.

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u/Amphax Dec 08 '21

The 5600G isn't really that bad, I hate that the reviewers were comparing it to used GPUs on eBay that probably went out of stock as soon as they posted their review.

I've played Overwatch, Fortnite, Ghostrunner on my 5600G and it's quite respectable.

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u/ThisPlaceisHell 7700k 4.8Ghz | GTX 1080 Ti STRIX Dec 08 '21

The integrated GPU on my 7700k saved my ass. I was using an old refurbished GTX 970 when I was holding out for the 1080 Ti. I had upgraded my motherboard and CPU in anticipation of the GPU release so I'd have a whole fresh new build to enjoy for awhile (still enjoying it to this day!) and sure enough my graphics card died on me. There was a solid 3 month period where I had no GPU to use and didn't want to invest money in some crappy budget card I'd never touch again, but ah hah. The CPU has its own graphics card! And it worked just fine for my needs. Yeah newer games were low resolution to get playable frames, but old games were perfectly fine at 1080p. That thing saved my ass and I will never buy a CPU without an integrated GPU from now on.

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u/Darth_Marvin Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

6000 series APUs really can't come soon enough.

I wonder how they will compare to the M1 series. It'll be pretty embarassing if the 6800h gets completely smoked by an M1 max.

edit: mixed up desktop and laptop APUs.

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u/Dranzule Dec 08 '21

Assuming they get a desktop release. No AM5 board showed up yet and Rembrandt is alreadt reportedly at mass production.

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u/sobrius Dec 08 '21

I mean even if it does a laptop with M1 Max is like $3k and not meant for gaming anyway but is a godsend for productivity and efficiency. Don’t think they target the same market tbh.

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u/rrrsssttt Dec 08 '21

The m1 max will probably smoke the new apus for two reasons

  1. Amd can make powerful integrated graphics if they sacrifice die size. The dies on the m1 max are gigantic.

  2. And doesn't want gigantic dies (not only cost and socket compatibility), it doesn't want to compete with its own discrete gpus. It's a careful balancing act between size power, and market fragmentation.

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u/h4ppyj3d1 Dec 08 '21

AMD should have used rdna2 igpu for the 5000G cpus.

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u/Skvora Dec 07 '21

Not the time to shop though, because card prices are bonkers, but power to ya

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u/RayzTheRoof Dec 08 '21

Yeah but there's been a shortage for nearly 2 years now, and it's expected to last into 2022 or 2023. At this point just buy or upgrade if you need it and can afford it, or you'll be waiting forever.

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u/PsYcHoSeAn Dec 07 '21

He can always try to get his hands on a decent prebuild.

If it has a decent GPU but some other weakness it's easier to replace that weakness than it is to get your hand on a reasonably priced GPU.

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u/Xacktastic Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

This is for sure the way to go. My brother just got a prebuilt for 1800 with a 3070 and i7 11 series. Crazy steal compared to piecing it yourself

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u/forsayken Dec 08 '21

It's pretty sad if I am to be honest. But all in all the "bad" components are probably just storage and PSU. Storage being sub-standard instead of something like a Samsung or WD M.2 NVMe.

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u/Xacktastic Dec 08 '21

Yeah generally in prebuilts the ram and the psu are the weakest parts.

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u/NotChrisBallard Dec 08 '21

Jesus…so what your saying is I should just buy a prebuilt and swap it out with my superior parts?

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u/aintloadin Dec 08 '21

It's situational, always do your research.

But yes in general at the moment prebuilts are a pretty good idea

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u/forsayken Dec 08 '21

I think it’s only prudent to consider a prebuilt if you pretty much need everything. I would never buy it just for one component (like a GPU).

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u/Rusted_Metal 5900x, 3080FTW, Dark Hero, 128GB, 2TB SN850, Meshify C Dec 07 '21

Congrats on your new job! You’ll feel good earning your own money and saving towards a goal.

You might need an extra month of work because of taxes if your dream computer is above $4k and you’ll have other expenses to pay for.

Wish you good luck in getting your parts. Have fun putting your system together.

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u/uxinung Dec 07 '21

Thanks!

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u/AdministrativeNail91 Dec 08 '21

“Above $4k” lol you’re fucking dumb

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u/Rusted_Metal 5900x, 3080FTW, Dark Hero, 128GB, 2TB SN850, Meshify C Dec 08 '21

What’s the point of your comment? And did you really have to bring negativity to this? I would hate to know you in real life. My computer I put together at the beginning of this year was over 4K.

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u/EPIKX3RO Dec 07 '21

Wait till u see how much disappears to taxes and misc other deductions.

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u/drupoxy Dec 07 '21

Especially if OP is working as an instructor for a place that treats them as "independent contractors." That tax is brutal. Setting aside 50% is a good idea.

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u/uxinung Dec 08 '21

I hope it's not too bad. I don't know if I am considered an independent contractor. I'm a swimming instructor if that matters.

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u/Care_BearStare Dec 08 '21

If your employer had you complete a W4, they are withholding taxes for you, and you'll file a W2 with your annual taxes. If not, you'll have to file a 1099 for annual taxes, which means you need to calculate your own withholding for the year since you'll owe something.

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u/Penis-dingles Dec 08 '21

I’m in a similar situation to op, got a job over the summer though. If you earn less than a certain amount as a part time worker you don’t pay annual taxes. I believe it was $2000 iirc, but don’t quote me on that. Also that might just be for summer jobs, I’m not sure

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21

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u/UpsilonX Dec 08 '21

This is false for independent contractors. In the US, independent contractors/self employed individuals must pay Medicare and Social Security taxes which is currently 15.3% of profit. It has to be paid quarterly, I believe. This is to account for the half of this tax that is usually paid by the employer, and the half of the tax that is usually deducted automatically from paychecks when you are an employee with a W2.

On the other hand, if you are a W2 employee you only have to file FEDERAL (state might vary) taxes if you make over 10k or you want a tax return because you had more taxes deducted from your paycheck than necessary.

Basically the tax system is needlessly complicated in part due to tax companies like TurboTax lobbying the government against creating a free IRS site that will calculate and file taxes automatically.

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u/DeletedTaters 5800X | 6800XT | 240Hz | Lotta SSD Dec 08 '21

If you're in the states the first X-thousand you make are taxed at a really low rate. When I was working summer jobs at a pool my effective tax rate was about 8% total, and that was when I made $1000-2500 per summer (or year).

Just make sure you READ ALL of the tax forms you fill out so you don't have to wait for a refund to get all your money right away.

EDIT: granted, I was an actual employee of the pool, things definitely get more complicated if you are an independent contractor.

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u/MusicianStorm Dec 08 '21

check your states 1099 taxes. I know here in PA it's about 30%. If you don't put that away for tax season you will be very upset when you end up owing.

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u/Pladman727 Dec 08 '21

I've been a swim instructor for a couple years, it's fun but man does it get tiring. shouldnt matter what you're considered.

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u/AVeryMadFish Dec 08 '21

Set aside 33%

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u/putshan Dec 08 '21

Does the US not have a tax free threshold?

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u/pleasebuymydonut Dec 08 '21

It does yeah, I fell into that bracket when I had a part time job there.

But they still took taxes out of every paycheck, make you do your taxes through their shitty filing system, and only then refunded what they took, which I found really weird.

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u/Gatonom Dec 08 '21

If you make less than the Standard Deduction (around 10k) you get everything withheld back, but it is withheld until you file. This is why most people get tax refunds

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u/RandomUser-_--__- Dec 08 '21

Change my mind.

Teenagers shouldn't be taxed on their wages as they can't vote, that's taxation without representation.

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u/Solomon_Gunn 6700k, 1080ti Dec 08 '21

They aren't lol. They have to take a standard deduction but it gets returned to them at the end of the tax season

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u/NoBreakfast4061 Dec 08 '21

Many don't even make enough to be taxed. $12,400 is the minimum, I believe.

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u/48911150 Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

With that logic so shouldn’t expats… or immigrants that dont have voting rights yet.

I would welcome it tho, it would mean I'd be entitled to a tax refund for 10 years worth of tax lol

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u/StorytellerHel Dec 08 '21

Citizens should have more privileges than some immigrants. Nothing wrong with it.

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u/carbombb Dec 08 '21

Why? You don't decide where you born, so why should it grant you extra privileges?

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u/EPIKX3RO Dec 08 '21

If a person is here legally= some rights, citizen=all rights, illegal=no rights.

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u/IOftenDreamofTrains Dec 10 '21

Go back to Europe, fascist.

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u/carbombb Dec 08 '21

Immigrant =/= illegal

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u/Rupperrt i9 9900k RTX 3080 Dec 08 '21

Give everyone the same rights and obligations. Simple and fair.

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u/EPIKX3RO Dec 08 '21

No, then it would encourage illegal immigration. The US doesn't need more people, we need more smart people, educated people. That's why there is a vetting process to see who bring something to the table.

The US has more than their fair share of mooches and welfare rats. We need people to can/will/want to contribute and be a useful member of society.

Come here illegally, ur only right is to be deported. And lose your chance to qualify for citizenship.

Come legally, we will welcome you with open arms after learning who u are, where u came from, and how you can contribute to society.

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u/Rupperrt i9 9900k RTX 3080 Dec 08 '21

Not a big fan of the concept of nations, borders or citizenships. It’s for suckers. But US definitely needs more than just smart and educated people. In total numbers they need mostly people that doing the physically hard and dirty work. Many of the ones doing those jobs now came “illegally”.

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u/IOftenDreamofTrains Dec 10 '21

The US doesn't need more people, we need more smart people, educated people.

The US has more than their fair share of mooches and welfare rats. We need people to can/will/want to contribute and be a useful member of society.

In that case, deport right-wingers born here, make higher education free for all including refugees fleeing countries that the US fucked up.

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u/EPIKX3RO Dec 08 '21

People without kids shouldn't have to pay school taxes. Change my mind

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u/flappers87 Dec 08 '21

Don't know about you, but I'd rather have educated children in the world, regardless if they are my children or not. They are the future of the planet. If they are not educated, then the world as a whole will suffer.

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u/thebogeyman777 Ryzen 5 1600 | EVGA GTX 1660 Dec 08 '21

Less money for schools => worse school environments => kids become miscreants => miscreants become criminals => taxes rise anyways to pay for more police. That’s all I got

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u/TaylorRoyal23 Dec 08 '21

Plus a more educated populace leads to stronger institutions and economy as a whole.

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u/DisappointedQuokka Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 08 '21

Yet you, I assume, went to school, and therefore benefited from the billions of dollars poured into the education system over the course of your education.

Got to pay your way to literacy eventually.

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u/GItPirate Dec 08 '21

At least they can collect unemployment after making some money

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u/LudereHumanum Ryzen 5 2600 - RTX 3080 Dec 08 '21

Consider buying a pre-built pc. Afaik they're cheaper right now. It might not be exactly your dream pc, but can be a good start nonetheless imo.

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u/Turambar87 Dec 07 '21

Start claiming those free Epic games, you'll have a game library by the time you have a PC. Switches over every Thursday.

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u/armypantsnflipflops Dec 08 '21

Also a Game Pass sub. By the time they purchase their PC, there will likely be another $1 promo going on to try out some hundreds of awesome games

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u/ttioali Dec 08 '21

Yeah, forget about people complaining about Epic games. Every week has a new game, and sometimes they can be great games. Nice way to have some good games to start playing.

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u/mtarascio Dec 08 '21

I would start lurking /r/buildapcsales

Buy parts as they come up for cheap.

You'll save a lot a money this way and it won't be as annoying because you need to save money anyway.

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u/TheRealTofuey Dec 07 '21

Congrats! My advice is take your time and do your research to make sure what you get is really worth your money.

/r/buildapcsales is a great place to check. I recommend googling and youtubing specs to see how they perform to see if it is up to snuff for what you want.

And hell just post a link of this sub and ask if its any good!

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u/Nuclear_Pizza Ryzen 5 5600X + RTX 3060 Ti + 16 GB RAM Dec 08 '21

There might also be a regional alternative if you're not in the US. /r/bapcsalescanada for example

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u/ThisNameDoesntCheck Dec 08 '21

When I got my first paycheck I did a spending spree, try to not get that same spending high lol. Don't forget to squeeze the money all the same, price parts are all over the place

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u/The91stGreekToe 10700k / 3090 FE / CX48 OLED Dec 08 '21

Congrats on the job, OP. Don’t rule out a prebuilt or laptop, parts are still a pain in the ass to come by.

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u/_sckwitit 5600x 16gb Asus 3070 TI Dec 08 '21

just remember you do not have to buy everything at once, if you see something on sale go ahead and pick it up if you can, just plan a build and dont drift from it. Finding a GPU at a decent price is the tough part right now, before its been storage, and memory, and CPUs, there is always a problem with our market, but the great thing is the parts you will buy are set to last at least 5 years.

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u/uxinung Dec 08 '21

Thanks for the tips:)

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u/jppeag Dec 08 '21

Congratulations! May the GPU gods bless you with a reasonably priced card!

Save up for a GPU first, then work your way around it, otherwise your PC will just be sitting there GPU less, taunting you and whispering your name at night.

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u/THESHADYWILLOW Dec 08 '21

Congrats! Advice, getting a new fancy GPU is awesome, but make sure you get a decent amount of SSD storage and RAM too, and probably more importantly a hella good CPU, im still rocking a 2060 and it runs fine

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u/HAHAHAHOLYSHIT Dec 08 '21

GROSS and NET are different numbers.

Now add sales tax to your purchases.

I'm glad you're excited but this is reality.

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u/TehBeast Dec 08 '21

Start saving/investing a little bit of that money and you'll be able to afford all the mega-dream-PCs.

/r/personalfinance

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u/Manzan79 Dec 07 '21

Congratulations 🎊🍾

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u/uxinung Dec 07 '21

Thanks you!

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u/Gizzo04 Dec 08 '21

Nice!

First you get the money, then you get the POWER, then you get the PC!!

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u/onthewayoutthere Dec 07 '21

you're better off buying a 3070 laptop than pick parts for a pc build. sad days

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u/JMW_BOYZ Dec 07 '21

I remember when laptops were considered overpriced, now they are the best value for money in the current market.

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u/The91stGreekToe 10700k / 3090 FE / CX48 OLED Dec 08 '21

You’ll be downvoted but you’re right. I just got a G15 (5900hs + 3080) for under $2k. Legion 5’s with 3070s are on sale all the time for under $1500. So weird to unironically recommend against building a PC these days.

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u/newFUNKYmode Dec 08 '21

Mehh, it's possible to build a desktop for around that same price if you're patient. r/buildapcsales helped me find some real nice parts this past month to build my homie a PC for Christmas:

i7 10700k for 150
vetroo v5 cpu cooler for 25
wd 500gb m2 drive for 35
seasonic 650w gold psu for 70
asus z590-pp for 165
wd 4tb red plus for 85
oloy 16gb 3200mhz c16 ram for 65
corsair 4000d case for 90
evga x17 mouse for 25
evga z15 keyboard for 50

150+25+35+70+165+85+65+90+25+50=760

Add a scalped, overpriced GPU for around 1000 and that's only $1760 for a pretty dope ass PC

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u/Xacktastic Dec 08 '21

You are very lucky to find a 3080 for 1k though, as the person your replying to has in their prebuilt. A 3070 is 1k ish scalped. 3080 is more like 1.6-2k

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u/[deleted] Dec 08 '21 edited Dec 11 '21

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u/Xacktastic Dec 08 '21

Absolutely no reason to upgrade from that while prices are stupid. You might get like 15% gains for stupid prices, lmao. 2080ti is great!

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u/skyturnedred Dec 08 '21

Y'all need to stop acting like you need a 3080 to play on PC, or any 3000 series card for that matter.

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u/Xacktastic Dec 08 '21

It's normal to want to have the best whne it comes to your hobby. Of course you don't need it

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u/newFUNKYmode Dec 08 '21

Oh shit I must've misread that, you're def right about those prices! They're talking about laptops though, not prebuilts & personally I'd rather have a desktop with a 3070 than a laptop with a 3080 cuz I'd at least be able to upgrade in the future

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u/Xacktastic Dec 08 '21

Oh absolutely. I'll buy a prebuilt any day over a laptop

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u/The91stGreekToe 10700k / 3090 FE / CX48 OLED Dec 08 '21

Yeah man you’re totally right, I’d wait too but it’s tough to have the right combo of price savvyness, CPU knowledge, and patience. For folks like you and I, it’s not so bad but for most a prebuilt or laptop is a much more tangible route. Like I know I can stalk r/HardwareSwap and r/buildapcsales for deals. I also have a price history of parts readily available in my brain to make a snap decision at any given point in time. Also know which twitter accounts to follow and how to prepare for a Best Buy GPU drop. It’s a lot of shit lol. Even writing this out I’m realizing, holy shit, it takes a lot to buy any of this shit.

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u/newFUNKYmode Dec 08 '21

LOL you do have a point, I've spent countless hours looking for deals / reading about different parts. Still tryin to get a GPU though! 😅

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u/The91stGreekToe 10700k / 3090 FE / CX48 OLED Dec 08 '21

Haha yes, we don’t realize it but when you spend enough time reading about this stuff you eventually become a pseudo shopping expert and a human price tracker lol.

Good luck on your GPU! Follow twitter accounts that track stock and turn push notifications on, you’ll get one eventually 😉

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u/Dakeyras83 Dec 08 '21

Your prices feel off and you forgot monitor.

Currently 3060 cost as much as 3080 on day1.

Sad times for PC gaming...

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u/newFUNKYmode Dec 08 '21

Those prices are what I paid this last month for all those components lol I can link you to the sales on r/buildapcsales if you like, although all the deals are dead at this point. A 3070 is around 1000 scalped on ebay, look at the last sold items. But yehhh, a monitor is gonna be a couple extra hundred (if you even want one, I've just been using my TV for years)

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u/Dakeyras83 Dec 08 '21

I believe you, i forgot lack of taxes in USA prices.

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u/newFUNKYmode Dec 08 '21

Only one of those I didn't include tax in was the i7 10700k (it was 162.93 with tax), all of the others were rounded up including the tax.

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u/BellTolls4U Dec 08 '21

Nice - what game are you buying first? I recommend New World. Even with all its issues it is still an amazing game that will only improve with age.

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u/DoubleDragon98x Dec 08 '21

The journey is the reward man, enjoy it!

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u/Saberq Dec 08 '21

Buy a PS5

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u/hate_basketballs Dec 08 '21

why would anyone do that?

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u/TheR9X Dec 07 '21

Congratulations!!!

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u/uxinung Dec 07 '21

I appreciate that!

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u/datguynamedmichael Dec 08 '21

Congrats man, just remember you don’t need a top of the line pc to have fun

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u/uxinung Dec 08 '21

I'll keep that in mind, thanks! Though it's a bit difficult to abide by this because I've been using a laptop with 2gb ram for the past 3 years:)

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u/datguynamedmichael Dec 08 '21

I was in the same boat, going from a laptop with intergraded graphics to a pc with a dedicated graphics is night and day difference

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u/uxinung Dec 08 '21

You got that right.

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u/PlagueDoc22 Dec 08 '21

Fuck yeah. Having these longish term goals is key. Nothing better than achieving something you set out to so.

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u/TLDReddit73 Dec 08 '21

What kind of instructor?

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u/uxinung Dec 08 '21

Swimming instructor.

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u/No_Interaction_4925 Dec 08 '21

Deduct the inevitable fees that your parents will require now that you have income. They will most likely NOT like all your money going to entertainment. This is from personal experience

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u/LordOfToads Dec 08 '21

I've been working for 15 years and still cant buy a PC. OUT OF STOCK RTX 3090

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u/UncertainMorale Dec 08 '21

You should take a lunch break.

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u/NotMyHersheyBar Dec 08 '21

congrats! hope you buys something awesome. don't forget to open a roth ira and put 10% of your paycheck into it each month.

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u/DandyEmo Dec 08 '21

Hopefully you can find a graphics card. Scalpers are ruining everything.

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u/Technical_Gas_4452 Dec 08 '21

congrats but it might take more then 2 months for pc parts. I would definitely go the pre build way though. With supposed chip shortage it's rough finding parts. I know within the next year I would like to do my own pre-built tower for the experience but my hp pre built has been a champ.....

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u/uxinung Dec 08 '21

Yeah, after seeing all the comments, I realize that now😅. Thanks for the tips.

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u/Technical_Gas_4452 Dec 08 '21

on side note check out clx they have customizable pre-built that would beat any home made. A little pricey probably but there top flight.

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u/garlicroastedpotato Dec 08 '21

Parts prices are kind of crazy right now. Don't worry about making your dream PC today, just make today's PC. You can upgrade components later on.

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u/green9206 Dec 08 '21

Bruh you need a graphics card to play games. You will need 2 jobs. Get on it quick!

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u/where_is_the_o_line Dec 08 '21

just wait until you have to buy your own toilet paper

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u/Semai Dec 08 '21

Just remember about taxes :p

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u/sircallsoutalot Dec 08 '21

I'm just trying to figure out how you plan on finding a decent gpu without getting beat over the head by scalpers. I would consider a gaming laptop. My PC shat the bed completely a little while ago and my gaming laptop took up the mantle flawlessly. It's good to have as a spare if you can swing it, or as a daily driver if gpu prices won't allow for a desktop build.

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u/Freefromcrazy Dec 08 '21

When I had my first job I would go down to the local computer store and buy C64 games. Still buying tons of games 35 years later.

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u/Greyhound53 . Dec 08 '21

lmfao i did the exact same thing, was making wayy less that 13 an hr

I had to save up every penny i had for a whole semseter making 8 an hr for mine 💀 It sucked but on the plus side i never overspend because i had to save so much, good luck

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u/JD4Destruction Dec 08 '21

I got a job to play video games but now I don't have the time nor the energy to do so.

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u/casino_alcohol Dec 08 '21

That’s awesome! Don’t forget that even once you retire that pc down the line for newer stuff you will still be able to use it for home server stuff if that interests you at all. I’m still using my first built pc as a plex server and network attached storage.

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u/Averant Dec 08 '21

Save up a lot, it's gonna be expensive. Mine was relatively low to mid level, and it cost me a good $1,300. And that was at least five years ago. You can definitely go for lower and still play a lot of modern games, but it's hard to get the most out of your hardware unless you're intimately familiar with how everything works. Still, low spec parts are better than no parts.

r/buildapc can help if you haven't gone there already. You can get parts on sale if you keep an eye out and are patient. Might take you the better part of a year, but it's a slow and sure way to get it cheapter. And get your rebates! You can recoup a lot of money that way.

Good luck!

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u/gfrancovitch Dec 08 '21

I worked at applebees for a year when I was in high-school and bought my pc with the money. Now most games I play my name is Applebee’s to honor how i got it.

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u/MySuicidalJourney Dec 08 '21

Haha remember i did this too, got a job at amazon to buy the RTX3080 when it first came out. Found out how hard a warehouse job is an decided it wasnt worth my hard earned money and i went a year without buying it. Still don't have one

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u/mahius19 Dec 08 '21

Good luck mate, these days isn't exact the best times for PC building due to lack of availability of parts. Selection is less and prices are higher. I don't know when this shortage will come to an end, but it might be worth waiting a short bit for releases like Intels new GPUs and such (then there's more options to choose from). Probably won't improve things much though, if recent trends are anything to go by.

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u/Zerestrasz Dec 08 '21

Congrats! Nothing is better than having a goal and working to reach it. You will enjoy your PC twice because is the result of your hard work!

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u/uxinung Dec 08 '21

Thank you!

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u/Brianyeetamole Dec 08 '21

May you get amazing deals for your PC and never come across greedy scalpers :D

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u/uxinung Dec 08 '21

I hope so too. Have a great day/night!

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u/choborallye Dec 08 '21

Yo good luck on hunting down decent GPU, it's been pain for me last 9 months

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u/Prus1s Dec 08 '21

Hopefully you calculated your earninga after tax, if not, then might be longer than 2 months…

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u/Affectionate_Gap_188 Dec 08 '21

Good timing at least you might get very good and affordable next gen parts. 👌

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u/MisjahDK . Dec 08 '21

Hard to be excited for you with the current GPU marked, i actually find myself thinking the unthinkable at times "Xbox is a pretty good deal if you can get one at MSRP".

I just sold my 1080ti to a friend really cheap, i hope you have friends like me, going with something used and cheap, and then saving up for a "normal price" 4000? series card would be much better than paying the current insane prices.

Good luck dude.

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u/gluttonusrex Dec 08 '21

Congrats Dude, in the near future hopefully I can do the same.

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u/kryndon HP Omen 17 | 2070Super+10750 Dec 08 '21

Just turned 18 and working as an instructor?! The fuck you instructin'? Genuinely curious, but good on ya! Good luck, one of the best feelings is buying your own stuff with the first proper cash you earn \m/ (p.s. with my first 2 salaries of about ~$600 I bought a set of tires for my car and a GTX 970 back in 2015!)

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u/Solo_apollo Dec 08 '21

Nice! Gpu prices suck but sometimes you can head over to /r/hardwareswap and get a decent gpu for a nice price!

Just check their sell history! Excited for you!

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u/Buttermilkman Ryzen 9 5950X | RTX 3080 | 3600Mhz 32GB RAM | 3440x1440 @75Hz Dec 08 '21

Congratulations, my dude! Make sure you look at the best PC building videos for advice and tips, like Linus TT.

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u/BigDamnKrieger Dec 08 '21

r/antiwork may have something to say with that salary

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u/n0f00d DRM-free gaming FTW! Dec 08 '21

Search for the best deals, for both hardware and software!

All the best!

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u/bibomania Dec 08 '21

Got a job to buy a pc... Glad you have goals in life

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u/WimbleWimble Dec 08 '21

What I would heartily suggest since this is your first PC, is when you decide on a spec, come back to PCgaming here for advice and list the parts, where you're thinking about buying them and the prices.

People will be able to tell you if there's problems with a prebuild (such as tiny SSD or not good CPU etc), or if certain parts can be had cheaper elsewhere etc.

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u/DoubleBogeyBeast Dec 08 '21

Awesome goal but one thing I very much regret not doing was starting a Roth IRA when I was young instead of at 28 y/o. Invest some too!

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u/DonPause Dec 08 '21

Holy fuck bro just did the calculations, that’s roughly 6000~ dollars. Accounting for scalper prices, or just going balls to the walls here?

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u/SnarfbObo Dec 08 '21

Life when you work has a way of finding reasons for you to spend. You may need to adjust your timeline but it's worth it. Congrats and best of luck!

Don't skimp on the power supply!!

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u/Significant_Walk_664 Dec 08 '21

Can't say I got a job to buy a PC, but I was able to buy my current beastie thanks to having a job, and I can tell you the feeling of actually buying coz you earned it is as good as playing it.

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u/shirleysimpnumba1 Dec 08 '21

this instantly made me go yayy 🥳

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u/TraviiFame Dec 08 '21

you find a case you like?

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u/gretchenich Dec 08 '21

Congrats!!! Hope you find good gpu prices!

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u/PipetteInc Dec 08 '21

Hope that you'll find what you want despite bitcoin miners!

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u/Zane285 Dec 08 '21

Who asked

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u/badtaker22 Dec 08 '21

congrats 👍

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u/MakoRuu . Dec 08 '21

Make sure you SHOP AROUND!! Not every place has the same parts for the same cost. Get the best deal for the most power you can.

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u/fortnitebigchungusYY Dec 08 '21

Working 11.25/hr but can barely get 16 hours a month RIP I hope you can get something good.

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u/Bedlemkrd Dec 08 '21

Look up microcenter and see if there is one you can reach for the same components that I was looking to build I was able to buy one of their gaming machines and save 400 bucks.

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u/wojtulace Dec 08 '21

Now you can install mods for your games.

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u/aotar 10700k | 3080 | 32GB Dec 08 '21

congrats on being born in the 1st world!

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u/SilverBack88 Dec 08 '21

I bought a prebuilt ABS from Newegg with a 3060ti and couldn't be much happier.

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u/Aedeus Dec 08 '21

Congrats, you might need one or two more to afford a GPU though.

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u/Splotzker Dec 08 '21

Get a console instead. You won't be getting a GPU at MSRP. Feels awful to say this but it's the reality we live in.