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Dream PC

Powerful or gaming computer

This build with the included parts below is our current technology standard for a powerful or gaming computer.

The Dream PC is designed for 3D games, streaming movies and video, home theater PC, music, photos, web browsing, social media and work! Fast CPU, separate powerful video card, large memory, feature rich motherboard, fast storage, great looking case, quality PSU and all the connectors you need. Upgradeable and expandable!

If you want to customize any part below, no problem, just contact us. All our PCs are shipped fully assembled with operating system pre-installed, unless you ask for a PC assembly project for a fun learning experience.

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Included parts in your Dream PC!

CPU processor chip

Intel Core i3-12100F Processor

4 Performance cores, 8 threads, Performance core Max Turbo Frequency 4.30 GHz, Performance core Base Frequency 3.30 GHz, 12 MB Intel Smart Cache, Max. Turbo Power 89 W, Processor Base Power 58 W, Intel 7 Lithography.
Multi-task at blazing speeds with this 12th Generation Intel Alder Lake architecture CPU!

You don't need to but you can anytime upgrade your CPU all the way up to an Intel Core i9 processor! See how we choose a CPU.

CPU Cooler

Intel Stock Cooler

High quality air cooler keeps your CPU chill!

You don't need to but you can anytime upgrade your CPU Cooler to liquid cooling!

GPU Video card

Sapphire NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Graphics Card, 7nm GPU, AMD RDNA 2 Architecture. PCI Express 4.0 x8, Stream Processors 2048, Engine Clock Boost Clock up to 2607 MHz, Game Clock up to 2428 MHz.
Video Memory: 8 GB GDDR6, Memory Clock 16 Gbps Effective.
Display Ports: 3 DisplayPort 1.4 up to 7680×4320, 1 HDMI port up to 7680×4320. Up to 4 displays.
Fans: 2 Fans.
Game on with this mainstream performance video card!

This is a powerful video card but if your games need more GPU power in the future you can upgrade anytime to an even higher video card! See how we choose a video card.

Memory

16 GB (2 x 8 GB) Crucial 8GB DDR4-3200 UDIMMs, CL22, 1.2V, Non-ECC, Un-buffered DIMMs.

Two 8 GB memory sticks for 16 GB total. Runs in dual channel mode.
Run big files with large memory with high clock speeds and low latencies!

Plenty of memory but you can increase memory anytime you might need up to 128 GB! See how we choose memory.

Motherboard

MSi PRO Z690-P DDR4

Size & Chipset: ATX size motherboard with Intel Z690 Chipset.
CPU support: Supports 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors for socket LGA1700.
Memory support: 4 DDR4 memory slots up to 128 GB, memory speeds up to DDR4 5333 MHz OC/ 3200 MHz, dual channel mode, non-ECC, un-buffered UDIMMs.
Expansion slots: 1 PCIe 5.0 x16 slot running at x16 mode, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 slot running at x4 mode, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.
Display Ports: 1 HDMI port version 1.4b supports a max. resolution of 4K 30Hz, 1 DisplayPort version 1.4 supports a max. resolution of 4K 60Hz. Please see video card section for main video card display ports.
Storage support: 2 M.2 slots support PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 SSDs. 4 SATA 6Gb/s ports. RAID support.
USB support: Total 9 USB ports - 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20 Gbps Type-C port at case rear, 6 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (2 at case front, 4 at case rear, 2 more optionally available by headers), 2 USB 2.0 ports (2 at case rear, 4 more optionally available by headers).
Audio support: Supports 7.1 channel HD audio by Realtek ALC897 Codec. 6 audio jacks including 1 Optical S/PDIF out at case rear. Please see case section for front audio ports.
Internet/LAN support: 1 Realtek RTL8125BG 2.5Gbps LAN controller with RJ45 jack port at case rear.
And more features! Wow!

This rock solid feature rich motherboard is the foundation of your PC, an open platform you can upgrade and add parts anytime! See how we choose a motherboard.

SSD Solid state drive

Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 500GB

Capacity 500 GB, PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, M.2 NVMe 1.3c SSD, Sequential reads up to 6,900 MB/s, Sequential writes up to 5,000 MB/s!

Incredible PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD speed! Way faster boot up of your OS and loading of your main apps! If you want more storage you can always add more SSDs or traditional hard drives.

See how we choose a hard drive and/or solid state drive.

Case

Fractal Design Focus 2 RGB Black Tempered Glass Clear Tint

If you want the case in white just contact us.
Size: ATX/Micro-ATX/mini-ITX, Mid-Tower, tempered glass window left panel, steel right panel. Dust filters Top (plastic mesh), PSU (nylon), Front (steel mesh).
Fans: 2 front fans Aspect 14 RGB included, total fan positions 6 x 120 mm or 4 x 140 mm.
Radiator Support: Front radiator up to 360 mm, top up to 240 mm (max 46 mm RAM height), rear up to 120 mm.
Drives Support: Dedicated 2.5" drive mounts 2 included, 6 total, Dedicated 3.5" drive mounts 2 included.
Front Ports: Front ports 2x USB 3.0, Audio, RGB controller. For case rear USB, ethernet and audio ports please see motherboard section.

Stay cool with a great looking case with plenty of room for future upgrades, or even reuse it in your next build! See how we choose a computer case.

PSU Power supply unit

Seasonic S12III 650W 80PLUS Bronze ATX12V Power Supply

650 Watts, 80PLUS Bronze certified efficiency, high quality PSU, powerful single +12V rail, 120 mm fan with Smart and Silent Fan Control, flat black cables, multiple connectors include 4 PCIe 8/6 pins, 6 SATA, 4+4 pin CPU and more.

Power on with a quiet stable PSU with reserve power and spare connectors for future upgrades including an upgrade to dual video cards!

See how we choose a PSU.

Pre-installed Operating System Choices

Choose an operating system OS that you want pre-installed on your PC from the choices below. To order the OS you want, before you click 'Add to Cart' for your PC select that OS from the drop down menu.

We recommend Linux Mint or Ubuntu, hey it drops the price of the PC for you and they're very cool! If you want any other Linux distro, for example Manjaro, Debian, Rocky Linux or Fedora no problem just let us know we'll install that instead! Here's a website distrowatch.com that lists by popularity the many Linux versions or distros.

See how you save on a new PC with Linux and also how we choose the OS.

Recent updates to OS choices:

October 23, 2022. Updated Ubuntu version to Ubuntu Desktop 22.04.1 LTS 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

August 1, 2022. Updated Linux Mint version to Linux Mint 21 "Vanessa" MATE 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

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OS Operating System

Linux Mint 21 "Vanessa" MATE 64 bit Edition

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till 2027! Installed and installation DVD included! Includes Firefox browser, LibreOffice a full office suite, music and video players, and more free software packages you can imagine!

Or

Ubuntu Desktop 22.04.1 LTS 64 bit

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till April 2027! Installed and installation DVD included! Includes Firefox browser, LibreOffice a full office suite, music and video players, and more free software packages you can imagine!

Or

Microsoft Windows 11 Home 64-bit

Installed and installation OEM DVD included. For when you're forced to have Windows for some reason lol. We don't recommend it, it's a hassle to install, and Microsoft forces you to open a Microsoft account to install it, which they then need to verify from a cell phone or email address and they even require your birth date as of our last install on writing this! If you choose this option be prepared to provide us all that info otherwise we can't install it. Do you really want that lol. That's just one reason why we don't recommend Windows. We recommend Linux.

Or

Dual Boot Linux and Windows

It'll be the computer cost with Windows plus the cost of a second solid state drive plus $39 for the dual OS installation service. Most of you will be fine with just Linux in our view! If you need this option just contact us.

Due to fast changing technology, supply factors and dropping prices we may substitute a part for another we consider the same or better with no increase in price.

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Recommended add-on products

Keyboard and mouse

Logitech Desktop MK120 Keyboard and Mouse Combo $29

Sleek, comfortable keyboard and high-definition optical mouse, USB connections.

Monitor

ASUS 21.5 inch LED LCD Monitor $179

Wide Screen TFT LCD with LED Backlight, full HD 1920 x 1080 max/native resolution, 5 ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness, DVI, HDMI, VGA inputs, black. See how we choose a monitor.

Entertainment monitor

ASUS 24 inch LED LCD Monitor $225

Widescreen, full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, LED backlight, 2ms GTG response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness or higher, HDMI, DVI, VGA inputs, black.

Speakers

Creative Speakers Pebble V2 $49

USB Powered Desktop Speakers with USB-C Connectivity. Total System Power - up to 8W RMS, Peak Power - up to 16W. See how we choose computer speakers.

Entertainment speakers

Creative Labs Pebble Plus 2.1 Speakers $69

2.1 USB Desktop Speakers with Subwoofer. Harmonic rhythms, thumping bass. Total System Power - up to 8W RMS, Peak Power - up to 16W.

WiFi adapter external USB

All builds include a wired Internet connector, and some builds also include WiFi or support for a WiFi module. Only get this if your build doesn't already have WiFi and you want WiFi in addition to the wired connector from an external USB WiFi adapter.

Edimax AC600 Wireless Dual-Band Mini USB Adapter EW-7811UTC $27

AC600 (Up to 433 Mbps at 5 GHz or 144 Mbps at 2.4 GHz) wireless speed, 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, dual band connections, USB 3.0. Linux driver installation instructions. We install it if you order it at the same time as a PC.

Or

Edimax AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band USB Adapter EW-7822UAC $49

AC1200 (Up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz or 400 Mbps at 2.4 GHz) wireless speed, 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, dual band connections, USB 3.0. Linux driver installation instructions. We install it if you order it at the same time as a PC.

WiFi adapter internal PCI Express

All builds include a wired Internet connector, and some builds also include WiFi or support for a WiFi module. Only get this if your build doesn't already have WiFi and you want WiFi in addition to the wired connector from an internal PCI Express WiFi adapter.

ASUS PCE-AX58BT AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.0 PCI-E Adapter $99

WiFi 6 Speed up to 2402 Mbps (5 GHz) + 574 Mbps (2.4 GHz), Intel WiFi 6 chipset, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), WiFi 802.11ac/n/g/b/a, supporting 160MHz, Bluetooth 5.0, WPA3 network security, 2 external antennas, PCI Express.

Laptops, printers, webcams, or any other PC parts

Just contact us we'll make a recommendation for the right part at a low price!

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Recent updates to Dream PC build

November 10, 2022. Upgraded video card!

October 25, 2022. Updated CPU, GPU, motherboard, SSD and case!

May 23, 2022. Upgraded video card, increased memory!

August 16, 2021. Upgraded CPU, SSD, PSU, updated video card, motherboard, CPU cooler, case color!

August 8, 2020. Updated to a faster CPU and video card!

July 11, 2020. Updated motherboard, more features.

April 24, 2020. Updated motherboard and video card models due to supply issues.

March 27, 2020. Updated memory model.

December 18, 2019. Updated CPU, video card, memory, motherboard amd power supply unit! Yes!

September 1, 2019. New CPU, motherboard & memory! New AMD 3000 Series Ryzen CPUs are now providing greater cores, speed, power usage efficiency, features like PCIe 4.0 and included CPU coolers, and price! More powerful build!

July 8, 2019. Updated PSU.

May 28, 2019. Upgraded CPU to 9th Gen Intel architecture, motherboard with more features, case to a windowed larger case, PSU with higher wattage!

April 30, 2019. Upgraded video card to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU!

February 11, 2019. Upgraded SSD model! Faster!

February 1, 2019. Upgraded PSU!

December 5, 2018. Upgraded CPU to Intel Core, Upgraded SSD to 500 GB, changed video card!

June 15, 2018. Upgraded SSD!

April 9, 2018. Upgraded CPU and motherboard to 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake architecture. Upgraded video card.

December 4, 2017. Updated video card, now with HDMI version 2.0b.

April 16, 2017. The Intel Pentium line of Kaby Lake CPUs availability has improved, now using the Pentium CPU we consider to have a great price performance profile making the Dream PC more affordable.

March 7, 2017. Upgraded SSD to incredible PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD speed!

February 17,2017. Changed CPU to the Intel Kaby Lake Pentium line, now that Intel has reintroduced Hyper-Threading to this processor line.

January 26, 2017. Upgraded CPU to Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake architecture CPU. Upgraded motherboard chipset to Intel Kaby Lake architecture Intel H270 Chipset.

November 2, 2016. Upgraded video card to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050!

August 23, 2016. Changed video card manufacturer due to availability, similar specs.

August 8, 2016. Updated PSU.

July 10, 2016. Upgraded video card model.

June 17, 2016. Upgraded CPU back to a more powerful Intel Core CPU, this is a better match for a gaming PC with its Hyper-threading feature. If Intel ever launches an unlocked Skylake 6th Generation Pentium CPU that can be overclocked we can take a look at that then as an option to reduce the cost of the PC.

May 9, 2016. Changed CPU to an Intel Pentium to make the PC more affordable. You can always upgrade the CPU now or in the future if you really need more CPU muscle and/or if your budget allows.

May 7, 2016. Upgraded video card to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 engine! Changed motherboard to one that includes a M.2 socket for a potential future M.2 PCI Express x4 SSD addition.

March 4, 2016. Upgraded to a 6th generation Intel Skylake CPU, DDR4 memory and an Intel H170 Chipset motherboard!

October 23, 2015. Upgraded video card to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics engine! Both powerful and power efficient.

September 12, 2105. Upgraded storage to a 250 GB SSD drive from a traditional hard drive. It's time now for SSDs which are still more expensive but oh so much faster.

July 28, 2015. Upgraded memory to 8 GB using two 4 GB memory sticks instead of previously a total of 4 GB using two 2 GB sticks! The price drop in 4 GB memory sticks makes this happen. Great!

June 19, 2015. Upgraded video card to AMD Radeon R7 360 graphics.

April 6, 2015. Changed PSU to a newly released higher efficiency 80 Plus Bronze PSU made by a substantial PSU manufacturer. Has the all power and connectors we think needed.

March 30, 2015. Upgraded motherboard to Intel's H97 Express chipset that supports 5th generation Intel Broadwell CPUs. This motherboard also has a M.2 slot for a SSD drive supporting both a M.2 SATA 6 Gbps or a M.2 PCIe SSD module.

November 21, 2014. Changed video card to R7 250X with 2GB GDDR5 memory from R7 260X with 1GB GDDR5 memory. 3D video games are requiring more video memory so video memory size now plays a bigger role in video card selection.

Order Info

Want something customized?

If you want to change any part(s) for a specific need, no problem, just contact us before you order, we'll customize it for you and tell you the low cost.

No sales tax outside California

No sales tax charged on shipments outside California.

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We use PayPal to process payments but it's not required to have a PayPal account, you can pay with any major credit card.

Shipping to USA and Worldwide

We ship all over the contiguous US by UPS ground and charge a reasonable flat shipping fee for each item to cover our shipping, handling and insurance expenses. To see a shipping cost add an item to the shopping cart. If you want shipment any other way, no problem, just let us know.

Other US non-contiguous states and territories please contact us for additional shipping costs since it costs more.

International buyers, as applicable, pay additional shipping, customs and taxes, please contact us.

We usually ship within three business days of your order, we build and test a new PC for you after your order is received, keeping your build current. You will be on your new computer before you know it!

Purchase orders from institutions

Educational institutions, non-profits, charitable organizations, NGOs, this is an ideal product for you. A great product at a great price! Just contact us, we would love to help your cause.

Need help on your order?

If you have any questions before ordering your PC just contact us.

Want to assemble your own PC for fun?

For more information on how to order this unique option we provide, click on PC assembly project. All other PC orders will be shipped fully assembled with the operating system installed.

Free tech support by email or phone

To help initial setup if you need any. Just contact us.

Warranty and return policy

We want you to be satisfied with your purchase, please see our warranty and return policy.

Linux interest and tech freedom articles!

Microsoft: 'Software is ultimately the biggest deflationary force' for businesses - Yahoo Finance, October 17, 2022:
Open source free software like Linux yes is deflationary, Microsoft not really. Kamil

Microsoft’s greed is killing Windows 11 for me - TechRadar, April 21st, 2022:

March 21st, 2022: Windows 11 will add a watermark if you use unsupported hardware - engadget

Dec 2, 2021: Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome - The Verge

Oct 8, 2021: Amazon Delivery Partners Rage Against the Machines: ‘We Were Treated Like Robots’ - Yahoo Finance

Sep 10, 2021: Epic v. Apple ruling: Judge finds Apple's App Store restrictions violate antitrust law - Yahoo Finance

Aug 28, 2021: Why You Suddenly Need To Delete Google Chrome - Forbes

FTC says Facebook has been a monopoly ‘since at least 2011’ in amended antitrust complaint - The Verge

Windows 11 Is Making It Absurdly Difficult to Change Browsers - GIZMODO

What the Linux Mint developers have pulled off is nothing short of astounding - TechRepublic

Fired by Bot at Amazon: ‘It’s You Against the Machine’ - Bloomberg News

PC users are furious about the new Windows 11 design - Creative Bloq

Epic v. Apple fight: Billions at stake as judge determines fate of App Store - Yahoo!

Google reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings - The Verge

I looked at all the ways Microsoft Teams tracks users and my head is spinning - ZDNet

Microsoft just force restarted my Windows PC again to install more unwanted apps - The Verge

Disastrous Windows 10 update is reportedly breaking some PCs - TechRadar

With Edge, Microsoft’s forced Windows updates just sank to a new low - The Verge

A million students and counting have learned Linux - ZDNet

Linux Mint 20: Still the best Linux desktop despite one quirk - ZDNet

What Operating System Is the Best Choice for Software Engineers? - Interesting Engineering
From the article "GNU/Linux is, hands down, the most highly acclaimed operating system for software engineering."

Microsoft: we were wrong about open source - The Verge

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