Question Building a new PC - spec so far... thoughts?

Tim F

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I've got a £1k budget and have the following so far with some gaps. This is a gaming PC and I only need the box. What do you think? Any advice on the missing stuff?
  • Ryzen 3700X - £275
  • Corsair RM750 - £110
  • Ge-force Nvidia RTX 2060 - £260
  • Motherboard ?
  • Cooler Master Silencio S600 - £120
  • Memory - ?
  • HDD - ?
  • Cooler ?
Cheers, Tim
 
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£275.49 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£105.38 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£102.91 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card (£278.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 ATX Mid Tower Case (£76.98 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£89.99 @ Currys PC World)
Total: £989.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£173.99 @ Box Limited)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard (£129.97 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (£68.39 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£95.22 @ BT Shop)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£379.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.99 @ Currys PC World)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£79.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Phanteks PH-F140SP_BBK 82.1 CFM 140 mm Fan (£12.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £990.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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This is a better setup for 1K$ gaming:

CPU: Ryzen 3300X - £77 - 88
Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 - £120
PSU: Corsair RM750 - £110
GPU: RTX 3070 - £385 (or wait till 3060 or AMD cards are released)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE B550 GAMING X AM4 AMD - £100
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) - £44
SSD (OS): Samsung EVO M.2 250GB - £54
HDD (games): Seagate barracuda 2TB £43
Cooler: You can use stock for the time being.

Total: £836

The 3300X is perfectly fine for gaming and you still have an extra 150£ for upgrading any components. I would not recommend getting a 2060 since the 3000 series rtx cards are releasing in a month.
 

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