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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
 

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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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Some upgrades i would do to your AMD build,
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£241.80 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler (£25.99 @ Currys PC World)
Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard (£98.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£108.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Corsair MP510 240 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£39.97 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: PNY CS900 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£70.25 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£74.98 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB EAGLE Video Card (£589.01 @ SmartTeck.co.uk)
Case: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case (£86.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£89.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £1426.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-09-27 15:00 BST+0100


As one above would i like just ssd as storage, the smallest one for windows,what you want/need is up to you. Just take two sata ssd's for storage and keep the second M.2 slot empty or use two bigger M.2 ssd's and skip the small one , just decide yourself.
Think that 32gb of ram is a good thing for new pc's . The psu as well, for just another 10 pounds a better one.
It's more expensive, but with the upgrades not too much. Didn't look too much at gpu, let that one be yours to decide. Well all is up to you of course. This is just my two cents.
 
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I'm sure that CPU price was the work of a minion seller at the time.

Crucial RAM is decent. Corsair or G Skill would definitely be better.
oh, didn't realise this was an old post.
BTW RAM manufacture doesn't matter like at all as long as it's a reputable brand. Only thing you need to look out for is the the ddr4 chips, with Samsung B-die being the best but most expensive and hynix C and micron B being the best budget option. Also it depends on how the manufacturer decides to bin each model and these Crucial Ballistix kits are up there especially for overclocking. Not sure about Corsair but G Skill highly bins their RAM dies for most of their models that's why most people consider G Skill one of the best for RAM overclocking.
 
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