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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, DVD player and rewriter, 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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Fractal Design Focus G - Gunmetal Gray

Included parts in your Dream PC!

CPU processor chip

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Desktop Processor from the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series and 7nm Zen 3 Architecture

6 cores, 12 threads, Base Clock 3.7GHz, Max Boost Clock up to 4.6GHz, L2 Cache 3MB, L3 Cache 32MB, Unlocked, 65 Watts, 7nm Zen 3 architecture!

You don't need to but you can anytime upgrade your CPU all the way up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Processor! See how we choose a CPU.

CPU Cooler

Wraith STEALTH

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

MSi GEFORCE GTX 1050 TI 4GT OC

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. PCI Express 3.0 x16, Cores 768 units, Core Clocks 1455/1341 MHz.
Video Memory: 4 GB GDDR5, Memory Speed 7008 MHz, Memory Bus 128-bit.
Display Outputs: 1 DisplayPort version 1.4, 1 HDMI port version 2.0, 1 DL-DVI-D port, digital max. resolution 7680x4320, up to 3 displays.
Fans: 2 fans!
Game on or GPGPU CUDA programming 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

8 GB (2 x 4 GB) Crucial 4GB DDR4-2666 UDIMMs, CL19, 1.2V, Non-ECC, Un-buffered DIMMs.

Two 4 GB memory sticks for 8 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 MPG X570 GAMING PLUS

Size & Chipset: ATX size motherboard with AMD X570 Chipset.
CPU support: AMD Socket AM4, supports AMD Ryzen 5000 series, 3rd & 2nd Gen Processors / AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics 2nd Gen Processors.
Memory support: 4 DDR4 memory slots up to 128 GB maximum, memory speeds up to DDR4 4400 MHz OC/ 2666 MHz, UDIMMs, non-ECC, un-buffered, dual channel architecture.
Expansion slots: 1 PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slot running at x16, 1 PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slot running at x4, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.
Display Ports: 1 HDMI port version 1.4 supports a max. resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz, also see video card section for video card display ports.
Storage support: 2 M.2 sockets support 1 PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 SSD & 1 PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD, 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports. Raid 0,1 and 10 support.
USB support: 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (1 Type-A & 1 Type-C at case rear), 3 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (1 at case front, 2 at case rear, 2 more optionally available by headers), 3 USB 2.0 ports (1 at case front, 2 at case rear, 2 more optionally available by headers).
Audio support: Supports 7.1 channel HD audio by Realtek ALC 1220 Codec, 6 audio jacks including 1 Optical S/PDIF out at case rear, see case section for front audio ports.
Internet/LAN support: 1 Realtek 8111H Gigabit 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

500 GB PNY CS3040 M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 SSD

Capacity 500 GB, max. sequential read speed 5,600 MB/s, max. sequential write speed 2,600 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.

DVD CD drive

24X LG DVD REWRITER GH24NSC0B

DVD Write Speed 24x maximum, CD Write Speed 48x maximum, SATA interface
Play and record DVDs and CDs with a fast DVD Writer supporting multiple formats!

See how we choose a DVD CD drive.

Case

Fractal Design Focus G - Gunmetal Gray

If you want another color just contact us. ATX/Micro-ATX/mini-ITX Mid-Tower, large windowed side panel, 2 x 120 mm white LED fans, 6 total fan positions, filters on top, front and base for a dust free interior, multiple radiator configurations, USB 3.0 front port. 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, CentOS or Fedora no problem just let us know we'll install that instead!

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

Recent updates to OS choices

October 5, 2021. Updated Ubuntu version to Ubuntu Desktop 20.04.3 LTS 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

July 9, 2021. Updated Linux Mint version to Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" MATE 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

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Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" MATE 64 bit Edition

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till 2025! 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 20.04.3 LTS 64 bit

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till April 2025! 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. 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. 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.

Recommended add-on products

Keyboard and mouse

Logitech Desktop MK120 Keyboard and Mouse Combo $24

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.

TP-Link Archer TX3000E AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.0 PCIe Adapter $67

Wi-Fi 6 Speed up to 2402 Mbps (5 GHz) + 574 Mbps (2.4 GHz), Intel Wi-Fi 6 chipset, 802.11ax/ac/n/a 5 GHz, 802.11ax/n/g/b 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0/4.2/4.0, two multi-directional antennas, WPA3 security, 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!

Recent updates to Dream PC build

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.

Pay with a credit card or PayPal

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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 freedom from big tech articles!

Dec 2, 2021: Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome - The Verge
“Microsoft has also been making it harder to switch default browsers in Windows 11 and forcing people into using Edge through Windows updates. These latest prompts also follow widespread criticism of Microsoft building a “buy now, pay later” tool directly into Edge that prompts users to use a short-term financing service.” - from the last para in that article.

Oct 8, 2021: Amazon Delivery Partners Rage Against the Machines: ‘We Were Treated Like Robots’ - Yahoo Finance
“They say work hard and make history, but Amazon is a culture of fear and anxiety.” - From the last line in that article.

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

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
Don't these people at Microsoft behind this latest move know how to behave, it appears they never grow out of that mindset of cheap anti-competitive tricks, motivated by greed I guess or something else who knows, instead of just trying to do great stuff. Here try this instead Microsoft, create your browser, don't integrate it with Windows, make it available for download, market it like any other product, if it's any good people will use it, if not they won't. Don't force people to use it because you think you can get away with it. Weren't they told something similar by antitrust regulators sometime back, that article references that case, did they forget? - Kamil

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
This is not good - Kamil

PC users are furious about the new Windows 11 design - Creative Bloq
Windows has been wanting to be Apple forever, constantly copying them, try and be original for a change, don't be afraid you're a big boy now, or maybe not lol - Kamil

Epic v. Apple fight: Billions at stake as judge determines fate of App Store - Yahoo!
Controlling and receiving a big cut of all apps on an iPhone by Apple is a joke, let's hope for a tech freedom verdict - Kamil

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
Hint: 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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