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racenutalways

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  I want to replace my desktop with a newer one. My concern is that I have a 600w power supply and 1 yr old radeon rx490 graphic card in this one. Am I better off to buy a barebones? Can I buy a desktop from Best Buy and install these items in it? Not that I see anything worth buying at Best Buy at the moment.

  Should I shop in used ads to find one that has i7 intel with DDR4 memory and install my components?

 Not sure which way to go here and would love any advice given.


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Generally speaking, what is the computer going to be used for?

 

What's the budget?


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1200$(CA) budget before taxes, but willing to go 1500$ if I find the right fit for me

I game a lot, addicted to The Elder Scrolls Online, won't lie LOL

I use dual monitors

I was thinking i7-8700k with z370 mobo, not sure if i need that much power, maybe a high end i5. I've always had AMD in the past, however I read that they are

lacking these days, so intel wins that fight

 

I thought of using my case and replacing mobo, but it is a mid tower and my RX 480 barely fits.  Looking for a new PC with what I want is just a nightmare. I need my RX480 radeon, it supports dual monitors, it supports VR.

 

I have never built my own and it is a little scary. My hard drive died after I posted to you guys, like it knew I wanted to replace it LOL


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