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Best Computer 2021

(This article was written on April 13-21, 2021)

GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

2. CPU (Central Processing Unit)

$ 350.00 + $ 23.19 (tax) -  AMD Ryzen 5 5600X  (Ebay) (MSRP: $ 299)

Release Date:  November 5, 2020

3. CPU Cooler

$ 109.99 + $ 7.29 (tax)  Artic Liquid Freezer II 240 mm AiO Radiator  (intake / push) (2 - 120 mm fans) (Amazon) 

4. MOBO (Motherboard)  (enter bios by pressing shift + click on restart, troubleshoot, advanced options, UEFI Firmware Settings)

$ 549.98 + $ 36.44  (tax) -  Asus ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero (X570 - AM4)  (Ebay) (MSRP:  $ 400)

Release Date: December 2020

5. RAM (Random Access Memory) (DDR 5 coming soon)

(enable xmp, 1,900 MHz amd - 3,800 MHz ram)

(2x) $377.99 + $25.04 (tax) Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3600 MHz (Latency: 16) 64GB (2 x 32GB, Black) (Amazon)

-can upgrade to double-

6. SSD (Solid State Drive - NVMe - M.2 - Gen. 4) (watch this)

(Microsoft direct storage technology coming soon)

OS & Software (C-Drive): $197.12 + $13.06 (tax) - WD Black SN850 (1TB) (Amazon)

Projects (D-Drive): $389.89 + $25.83 (tax) - WD Black SN850 (2TB) (Amazon)

Cache & Scratch (E-Drive): $198.80 + $13.17 (tax) - WD Black SN850 (500GB) (with heatsink) (Amazon)

(Up to: 7000MB/s Read, 5300MB/s Write or actual: 4,382.18 MB/s Read, 5,234.82MB/s Write)

Release Date: September 2020

PCIe 4.0 x4 = 8 GB/s = 64 GT/s = 63.02 Gbps = 7,876.88 MB/s

PCIe 3.0 x8 = 8 GB/s = 64 GT/s = 63.02 Gbps = 7,876.88 MB/s

PCIe 4.0 x8 = 16 GB/s = 128 GT/s = 126.03 Gbps = 15,753.85 MB/s

PCIe 4.0 x16 = 32 GB/s = 256 GT/s = 252.06 Gbps 31,507.50 MB/s

7. M.2 SSD Module (single-sided memory add an extra black pad)

$10.99 + $0.73 (tax) AMPCOM M.2 NVME SSD to PCIe 4.0 Adapter Card (Amazon)

8. PSU (Power Supply Unit) (Linus thinks 1,000 watt to support RTX 3090, however Load Wattage:587 W... Recommended UPS rating:1100 VA... Recommended PSU Wattage:637 W)

$199.99 + $13.25 (tax) - Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium (TX) (750 watts) (Amazon)

Release Date: September 2016 - (on Amazon August 20, 2020)

9. Case (how to build)

$109.99 + $7.29 (tax) - Lian Li LANCOOL II Mesh Performance (Newegg)

Release Date: October 12, 2020

10. USB Flash Drive (Bootable - Windows 10) (click here to watch how)

$42.99 + $2.85 (tax) SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO USB 3.2 Solid State Flash Drive (Up to: 420MB/s Read, 380MB/s Write or actual: 384MB/s Read, 378MB/s Write) (Amazon)

USB 2.0 = 0.48 Gbps = 60 MB/s (black)

USB 3.0 = 5 Gbps = 625 MB/s (blue)

USB 3.1 Gen 2 = 10 Gbps = 1250 MB/s (red)

11. Case Fans (click here to learn about bottom fans)

(case comes with 1 rear 120 mm fan, 2 top 140 mm fans)

(front radiator provides 2 120 mm fans)

(1 front 120 mm fan on bottom, 2 120 mm fans on bottom)

(3x) $22.90 + $1.52 (tax) Noctua Chromax 120 mm fans (Amazon)

12. Thermal Paste & Cable & RGB Light

$4.99 + $0.75 (tax) + $6.34 (shipping) - Prolimatech PRO-PK3-1.5G Nano Aluminum (Newegg)

$11.99 + $0.40 (tax) - Lian Li 600mm USB 3.1 (Gen 2 Type-C) Cable for LANCOOL II - Black (Micro Center)

$11.99 + $0.40 (tax) - Diffused LEDs Strip for LANCOOL II (Micro Center)

14. Tools

$49.39 + $3.27 (tax) - Electric Cordless Magnetic Screwdriver (Amazon)

15. Sound Card (included on motherboard)

16. Software

$139.99 + $9.27 (tax) - Windows 10 Home (usb or digital download)

$69.99 - $4.64 (tax) - Microsoft 365 Personal

Pre-Tax: $2,970.40 + $ 196.44 (tax)

Total: $3,173.18 (not including screwdriver, USB or software)

1. GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

$ 1,500 - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 made by Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme Edition

Release Date: October 2020

OR

$249 + $15 (shipping) - AMD Radeon RX 570 made by ? (Ebay)

Release Date: April 18, 2017

(Sapphire Nitro+ or MSI Gaming X - 6800XT or Liquid Cool: iGame - RTX 3080 Neptune)

OR

$469 (MSI) or $499 (ZOTAC) - RTX 3060

2. CPU (Central Processing Unit)

$257.94 + $7.04 Intel Core i5-11600K (Ebay)

Release Date: March 30, 2021

$ 549.99 - Intel Core i9-11900K

Release Date: March 30, 2021

7. PSU (Power Supply Unit)

$317.99 - Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium (TX) (650 watts) (Newegg)

5. RAM (Random Access Memory)

$88.29 - Crucial 16GB Ballistix DDR4 3600 MHz (2 x 8GB, White) (Amazon)

Corsair Dominator Platinum

$187.95 - Crucial 32GB Ballistix DDR4 3600 MHz (2 x 16GB, Black) (B&H)

4. MOBO (Motherboard)

$84.99 + $3.99 (shipping) - Gigabyte AORUS Elite (A520 - AM4) (Ebay) (Newegg)

Release Date: August 2020

$ 740.29 - ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme (Z590 - LGA 1200)

Release Date: May 2020

$299.97 - Gigabyte AORUS Master (X570 - AM4) (Ebay)

Release Date: July 2019

8. Case

$129.99 - Lian Li LANCOOL 215 (B&H)

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9. USB Flash Drive (Bootable - Windows 10)

$19.99 - Samsung BAR Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive 128GB (400MB/s Read Speed)

3. CPU Fan

$99.95 - Noctua NH-D15 (Amazon)

Release Date: April 2014

$152.97 - Artic Liquid Freezer II 420 mm AiO Radiator (intake) (3 - 140 mm fans)

$114.99 - Artic Liquid Freezer II 280 mm AiO Radiator (intake/push) (2 - 140 mm fans)

6. SSD (Solid State Drive - NVMe - M.2 - Gen. 4)

OS & Software - C-Drive: $196.75 - Samsung 980 PRO Series (1TB) (Amazon)

Projects - D-Drive: $196.75 - Samsung 980 PRO Series (1TB) (Amazon)

Cache & Scratch: $129.99  - Samsung 980 PRO Series (500GB) (Amazon)

Cache & Scratch: $87.99 - WD Black SN850 (500GB) (Amazon)

10. Case Fans (optional upgrade)

(2 intake + 3 intake radiator + 3 exhaust)

Noctua Chromax (120 mm fan for radiator anti-static pressure) (3 front intake) $22.90 each

Noctua Chromax (120 mm fan (a - airflow)  (2 bottom intake, 1 rear exhaust) $22.90 each

Noctua Chromax (140 mm fan) (2 top exhaust) $24.90

(maybe need 140 mm for front radiator)

7. M.2 SSD Module (single-sided memory add an extra black pad)

$69.99 - ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 PCIe 4.0 X4 Expansion Card Supports 4 NVMe M.2 (B&H)

13. Sound Card (included on motherboard - Gigabyte AORUS Master)

Rear 125dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB & ESS SABRE 9118 DAC with WIMA Audio Capacitors

Audio Solutions

• ALC1220-VB Audio
• ESS 9118 SABRE DAC
• Gold Plated Audio Jacks
• High-End Audio Capacitors (WIMA & Nichicon Fine Gold)

ESS SABRE reference DAC (ESS 9118)

Hyperstream Dynamic Range (SNR 125dB)

High-Res music (32bit, 192KHz PCM)

Super low THD+N (THD+N -112db)

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