/pcbg/ - PC Building General-- Intel Core i5 Edition
Post your component list, rate other anons', ask questions.
State the purpose of your PC, your budget, AND YOUR COUNTRY if outside the USA.
If you are asking for improvements, clarify whether you want to lower price or improve specs.
List the games or software you use most often.
Use common sense and put some effort into your queries.
GOOGLE IT FIRST>Assemble your parts list with price comparisons by vendor and compatibility filter.https://pcpartpicker.com>General build advice including chipset compatibility, power supply advice (which is pretty outdated/shit), Windows activation information.http://pastebin.com/F9diF2hA
(embed)>Semi-outdated information about how to assemble a PC, how to select components, etc.https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Build_a_PC>Pentium G4560 remains the best if your budget is only around $500.>The Ryzen 1700 is the only R7 worth purchasing.>i5 edges out R5 for gaming, R5 wins in apps.>i3 are no longer worth getting with ZERO exceptions. The budget choice is the G4560. Otherwise get an i5/r5. >Whoever saying locked i5s were useless were hedging on great R5 performance... oh well.>The R5 1600 is the best all around chip for the price, it's a better choice than an R7 for gaming.>RX 500 series around 10% better than 400s>for budget builds, consider a mATX setup for case/mobo savings>RX 550 not worth it over 460 for esports builds
There's been a huge upswing in disinformation in these threads, and in the community in general. At the end of the day, YOU are the one who loses if you take bad advice.
Watch out for falsified infographics/benchmarks
If you see any other build advice or part list threads, direct them here with >>>/g/pcbg