Question Building a new PC [UK] [£900]

rafalex347

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Hey! I wanted to build a new pc as my old one is 6 years old. The PC would mainly be used for gaming and just writing college work on word/ researching stuff on the internet.
I have around £900 pounds for it, with some leniency. Also, I do posses stuff the PC peripherals and a monitor. Additionally, I am planning to use one of the hard drives from my old PC which is a 1TB drive. Any suggestions on the components?
 
This would do you pretty well:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£175.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£64.99 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£59.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£368.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£96.46 @ More Computers)
Total: £856.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-03 12:06 GMT+0000
 

rafalex347

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This would do you pretty well:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£175.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£64.99 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£59.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£368.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£96.46 @ More Computers)
Total: £856.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-03 12:06 GMT+0000
What would you think about going with ryzen 3600x instead of the 3600 and a radeon 5700XT ?
 
If the difference in cost was only just a few £, then sure why not. But they are essentially the same chip, so if the price difference is more than a few £££ then stick with the 3600 and overclock it.

I'm haven't been a fan of AMD GPU's for quite a while. 5700XT is a damn good card though, and would be great up to 1440p 60 for most games. It's a little faster than the 2060 Super too! I also think Nvidia have better drivers, but that's my opinion.
 

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