Question £1500 Gaming Rig / Feedback & Advice please

Readycheck

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Good evening once again good people,

I'm a bit rusty building systems and normally just let the pro's on here do it for me but I have been angling for a £1500 build for both myself and my partner (assuming I can get hold of the parts of course) but I wanted to know what peoples thoughts were on this one I just knocked up.

Advice / Support / Opinions more than welcome as I usually tweak my parts list 5-10x before hitting purchase

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Dz84kX

Thanks in advance
 

g-unit1111

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I know the GPU prices really suck right now and there's not a whole lot we can do about them but I would say give it a couple of months and the market should start correcting itself. This is a decent start but this is what I would suggest on your budget:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£329.99 @ Box Limited)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S chromax.black 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£153.67 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£74.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£71.99 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.14 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB XC3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card (£599.99)
Case: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case (£104.63 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£97.99 @ Corsair UK)
Total: £1537.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-14 20:19 GMT+0000
 

Readycheck

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It’s an ok build but £899 for a 3060 is insane. It’s a £350 card. I know prices are screwed but that’s £150 more than what I paid for a 3080.
Just to be clear, I have no intention of shelling out £900 for a GFX card. The part list is just to gather feedback on the actual parts themselves. If I can obtain a GPU for normal price it will bring it to around £1250 which is what I was aiming at to leave me £250 for a solid 144 monitor.

g-unit1111 said:
This is a decent start but this is what I would suggest on your budget:
Appreciate the tweaks, TY
 
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https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-prime-b560-plus-intel-b560-s-1200-ddr4-pcie-40-sata3-2x-m2-gbe-usb-32-gen2-atx
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS £119.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-10400f-s-1200-comet-lake-6-cores-12-threads-29ghz-43ghz-turbo-12mb-cache-65w
Intel Core i5 10400F £129.98

Total: £250

Some components worth having a look at.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-barracuda-q5-m2-2280-s2-pcie-30-x4-nvme-13-ssd-3d-qlc-2400mb-s-read-1700mb-s-write
Seagate BarraCuda Q5 Series 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD £87.49

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-wd-blue-sn550-m2-2280-pcie-gen3-x4-nvme-ssd-readf-24write-1950mb-s-410-405k-iops
WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD £89.80

https://www.ebuyer.com/1133799-g-skill-aegis-ddr4-16-gb-pc-3200-cl16-kit-2-x-8-f4-3200c16d-16gis
G.Skill Aegis DDR4 16 GB PC 3200 CL16 KIT (2 x 8 GB) £73.17


Improved over the classic 212 EVO.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-hyper-212-black-edition-1x-120mm-fan-single-tower-aluminium-fins-4x-copper-heatpipes-i
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition Intel/AMD CPU Cooler £32.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-carbide-series-spec-delta-rgb-mid-tower-pc-case-w-tempered-glass-windows-atx-matx-mitx-3x-12
Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-DELTA RGB Mid Tower PC Case £64.99

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases/Carbide-Series-SPEC-DELTA-RGB-Tempered-Glass-Mid-Tower-ATX-Gaming-Case-—-Black/p/CC-9011166-WW


https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-10400f/
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six Cores with HT for Under $200

https://4youdaily.com/technology-and-it-market-news/core-i5-10400-and-core-i5-10400f-processor-review-do-you-still-like-ryzen-5-3600/
Core i5-10400 and Core i5-10400F Processor Review: Do You Still Like Ryzen 5 3600?

 
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