[SOLVED] First Gaming PC Build!

Jan 22, 2022
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Hi Guys,

I'm new here

I have never build a PC before so I am new to this and need some of your suggestions.

I have done some reading online and put a gaming build together that I have listed below.

I'd love to hear what you think before I go ahead and purchase.

I hope I have given all the info you guys need but let me know if you need more.


Approximate Purchase Date: Jan-Feb 2022

Budget Range: £1000-£1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, surfing the internet. I mainly want to play Warzone on mid-high settings with no issues.

Are you buying a monitor: I have a Samsung odyssey G5 27" curved 144hz so hoping that would be ok?

Gaming build parts:
Case

PCS P209 ARGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
GIGABYTE B550 GAMING X V2 : DDR4, USB 3.2 - ARGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB AMD RADEON™ RX 6600 XT - HDMI, DP - DX® 12
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB CORSAIR MP400 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD (up to 3480 MB/R, 1880 MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W CV SERIES™ CV-650 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Price quoted: £1,386.00 including VAT and Delivery

Do you need to buy OS:
Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Open to suggestions, this quote was from pcspecialists.co.uk

Location: London, Essex

Parts Preferences: Open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Maybe - I don't really understand fully what overclocking is or how to do this.

SLI or Crossfire: Either

Your Monitor Resolution: Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels. 144Hz refresh rate. 1 ms response time.

Additional Comments: I would like a nice looking setup, with nice cable management. Lots of RGB and i also quite like the look of Liquid coolers so suggestions to get that in the build would be great! I'd like it to run Warzone better than my Xbox X.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Fisrt gaming PC, upgrading from a Xbox X
 
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The RX 6600 XT is going to struggle at that resolution. You can always add a 1TB or 2TB SATA SSD to this build later on for more storage.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/components-upgrades/tower-cases/phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-mid-tower-pc-case-10205481-pdt.html
PHANTEKS Eclipse P400A ATX Mid-Tower PC Case £64.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08PZJNKWD/
ARCTIC F12 PWM - 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan £8.24

https://www.ebuyer.com/858591-corsair-rm750x-80-gold-fully-modular-power-supply-cp-9020179-uk
Corsair RM750x 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply £92.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-pro-b660m-a-ddr4-intel-b660-ddr4-sata3-pcie-40-2x-m2-25gbe-usb-32-gen2-matx
MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 £134.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-12400f-s-1700-alder-lake-6-cores-12-threads-25ghz-44ghz-turbo-18mb-cache-65w-retail
Intel Core i5 12400F £179.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/deepcool-gammaxx-gte-v2-cooler-1x-120mm-rgb-fan-single-tower-aluminium-fins-4x-heatpipes-intel-amd
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX GTE V2 CPU Cooler £19.99

https://www.ebuyer.com/962503-crucial-ballistix-3200mhz-16gb-2x8gb-gaming-memory-black-bl2k8g32c16u4b-bl2k8g32c16u4b
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200Mhz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 £50.00

https://www.ebuyer.com/947319-wd-blue-sn550-1tb-nvme-m-2-2280-pcie-gen3-ssd-wds100t2b0c
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVME M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 SSD £69.99

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/gigabyte-rtx-3070-nvidia-geforce-lhr-graphics-card
Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 LHR Graphics Card £795.99

Total: £1417 inc VAT

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4

https://phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i5-12400-processor-review,1.html

 
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You want a higher quality PSU, wattage is ok but quality really should be higher. Take a look at RMx. I’d also go 850w to accommodate future gpu upgrades. You will also want a decent cpu cooler.

That gpu is ok for 1080p 144Hz, it’s going to have a hard time at 1440p. It will be ok if you sacrifice game settings but don’t expect too much at 1440p. I know prices are screwed at the moment so assume this might tide you over until and upgrade becomes a reasonable price.

I’d also drop the HDD. You can throw a cheap SSD later and it will still be far better than a HDD.
 
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The RX 6600 XT is going to struggle at that resolution. You can always add a 1TB or 2TB SATA SSD to this build later on for more storage.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/components-upgrades/tower-cases/phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-mid-tower-pc-case-10205481-pdt.html
PHANTEKS Eclipse P400A ATX Mid-Tower PC Case £64.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08PZJNKWD/
ARCTIC F12 PWM - 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan £8.24

https://www.ebuyer.com/858591-corsair-rm750x-80-gold-fully-modular-power-supply-cp-9020179-uk
Corsair RM750x 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply £92.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-pro-b660m-a-ddr4-intel-b660-ddr4-sata3-pcie-40-2x-m2-25gbe-usb-32-gen2-matx
MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 £134.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-12400f-s-1700-alder-lake-6-cores-12-threads-25ghz-44ghz-turbo-18mb-cache-65w-retail
Intel Core i5 12400F £179.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/deepcool-gammaxx-gte-v2-cooler-1x-120mm-rgb-fan-single-tower-aluminium-fins-4x-heatpipes-intel-amd
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX GTE V2 CPU Cooler £19.99

https://www.ebuyer.com/962503-crucial-ballistix-3200mhz-16gb-2x8gb-gaming-memory-black-bl2k8g32c16u4b-bl2k8g32c16u4b
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200Mhz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 £50.00

https://www.ebuyer.com/947319-wd-blue-sn550-1tb-nvme-m-2-2280-pcie-gen3-ssd-wds100t2b0c
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVME M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 SSD £69.99

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/gigabyte-rtx-3070-nvidia-geforce-lhr-graphics-card
Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 LHR Graphics Card £795.99

Total: £1417 inc VAT

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4

https://phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i5-12400-processor-review,1.html

 
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