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CitizenSmith

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Hi I wonder if anyone could please advise me on choosing a descent pc gaming bundle that can easily handle red dead 2 and gta v
I found this can any one tell me their opinion on spec and price please.
apparently this item was opened but never used! how true that is is anyone's guess!
Alienware case.
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700T 2.4GHZ Low Voltage CPU can be over clocked to (2.4Ghz – 4.7GHz)
CPU Water cooling
Memory Supplied: 1 x 16GB FURY HYPER X
Memory Type: DDR4
Memory Speed: 2,666
Max Memory Support: 64GB
Graphics Chipset: nVidia GeForce GTX 1070
Graphics Memory: 8GB GDDR5
Graphics cooling: Heatsink + Silent blower fan
Storage: 2TB hard drive
Front ports: 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, headphone, microphone
Rear ports: 6 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, 4 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, optical and coaxial digiatl audio, 6 x analogue audio
Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, Killer N1350 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1
Power supply: Alienware custom
OS: Windows 10 PRO 64-bit
cost just under £1000
or if you could point be to a better spec that would be really helpful, many many thanks in advance :)
 

Eximo

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Well, certainly an odd choice to have a water cooled 8700T...

1x16GB is quite a miss, no dual channel memory support.

GTX1070 is a little older, but still a high end card. "Silent", about the loudest type you can get.

No SSD, quite disappointing in a relatively modern system.

For £1000 you can have something like this which has better upgrade options:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£150.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£88.92 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£66.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£57.47 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£359.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.95 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £938.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 20:57 GMT+0000
 
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Hi I wonder if anyone could please advise me on choosing a descent pc gaming bundle that can easily handle red dead 2 and gta v
I found this can any one tell me their opinion on spec and price please.
apparently this item was opened but never used! how true that is is anyone's guess!
Alienware case.
CPU: Intel Core i7-8700T 2.4GHZ Low Voltage CPU can be over clocked to (2.4Ghz – 4.7GHz)
CPU Water cooling
Memory Supplied: 1 x 16GB FURY HYPER X
Memory Type: DDR4
Memory Speed: 2,666
Max Memory Support: 64GB
Graphics Chipset: nVidia GeForce GTX 1070
Graphics Memory: 8GB GDDR5
Graphics cooling: Heatsink + Silent blower fan
Storage: 2TB hard drive
Front ports: 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, headphone, microphone
Rear ports: 6 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, 4 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, optical and coaxial digiatl audio, 6 x analogue audio
Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, Killer N1350 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1
Power supply: Alienware custom
OS: Windows 10 PRO 64-bit
cost just under £1000
or if you could point be to a better spec that would be really helpful, many many thanks in advance :)
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https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/JCwjp8

very good £1000 all rounder system it will be much better than buying a prebuilt for the price you caould save a few quid by just making a few adjustments if you want.

igonore the red warning the chipset will be updated when it ships to you and if not you have the ability to bios flashback on this board so ur covered
also if you can spend a little more i advise to add a few more fans in the front
 
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CitizenSmith

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Well, certainly an odd choice to have a water cooled 8700T...

1x16GB is quite a miss, no dual channel memory support.

GTX1070 is a little older, but still a high end card. "Silent", about the loudest type you can get.

No SSD, quite disappointing in a relatively modern system.

For £1000 you can have something like this which has better upgrade options:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£150.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£88.92 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£66.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£57.47 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£359.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.95 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £938.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 20:57 GMT+0000
Well, certainly an odd choice to have a water cooled 8700T...

1x16GB is quite a miss, no dual channel memory support.

GTX1070 is a little older, but still a high end card. "Silent", about the loudest type you can get.

No SSD, quite disappointing in a relatively modern system.

For £1000 you can have something like this which has better upgrade options:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£150.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£88.92 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£66.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£57.47 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£359.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.95 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £938.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 20:57 GMT+0000
Thanks so much for your time to sort that out very much appreciated.
I actually have a spare windows 10 OS so that will save £83 and I have a WD Blue 1TB PC SSD drive but doubt it matches your choice but if it doesn't effect the set up too much would save me a few more quid again so your costings look great :) was your choice of AMD because of price or do you think it's better than an i7 ? .
again thank you so much for your advice this is really helpful and really appreciated :)
 

CitizenSmith

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also if you can spend a little more i advise to add a few more fans in the front
and thank you for your advise again looks good so glad I bothered checking into Tomshardware first didn't really want to buy a pre-built system but was getting frustrated in trying to figure out what was good to go with and now I have both of your choices I can now sit back and make a decision excellent.
thanks so much this really is appreciate :)
 

WildCard999

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Since you already have the OS & SSD.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£174.78 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£98.47 @ More Computers)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£64.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card (£469.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.01 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1004.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-09 22:45 GMT+0000
 
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CitizenSmith

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Well, certainly an odd choice to have a water cooled 8700T...

1x16GB is quite a miss, no dual channel memory support.

GTX1070 is a little older, but still a high end card. "Silent", about the loudest type you can get.

No SSD, quite disappointing in a relatively modern system.

For £1000 you can have something like this which has better upgrade options:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£150.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£88.92 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£66.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£57.47 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£359.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.95 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £938.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 20:57 GMT+0000
The Gigabyte B450 has one with built in wifi do you know what model that is I can't seem to work it out? it would be handy if my broadband goes down I can tether off my phone. I gather I should include cpu cooler in that line up and the cpu is coming up at £166 .00 which i assume is better than the Ryzen 5 which oddly is £177! from a different source of course so would the cooler master hyper 212 that Shivan suggested for the Ryzen 5 still work on Ryzen 7? or do I need a different one.
thanks again for any help you can provide.
 
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CitizenSmith

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Well, certainly an odd choice to have a water cooled 8700T...

1x16GB is quite a miss, no dual channel memory support.

GTX1070 is a little older, but still a high end card. "Silent", about the loudest type you can get.

No SSD, quite disappointing in a relatively modern system.

For £1000 you can have something like this which has better upgrade options:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£150.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£88.92 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£66.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£57.47 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£359.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.95 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £938.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 20:57 GMT+0000
Just checking did you leave off CPU cooler? I guess also price of cpu is £166
Since you already have the OS & SSD.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£174.78 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£98.47 @ More Computers)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£64.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card (£469.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.01 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1004.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-09 22:45 GMT+0000
Thanks I never heard of that site PC PartPicker till today interesting site :)
 

CitizenSmith

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Well, certainly an odd choice to have a water cooled 8700T...

1x16GB is quite a miss, no dual channel memory support.

GTX1070 is a little older, but still a high end card. "Silent", about the loudest type you can get.

No SSD, quite disappointing in a relatively modern system.

For £1000 you can have something like this which has better upgrade options:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£150.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£88.92 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£66.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£57.47 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£359.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.95 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £938.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-08 20:57 GMT+0000
it's ok I have seen Ryzen comes with its own heat sync
 

CitizenSmith

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After some deliberation I think I will go for a mix of all you guys advise and is as follows,

1. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor.
£174.78 :) edited defiantly Ryzen 5 thanks

2. MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard
chose this because it had a slightly better review than the gigabyte and comes with built in wifi not that it's really needed as i use Ethernet but handy for back should i need it up but I do prefer gigabyte boards never had problems with any of them but every ones saying MSI is slightly better for gaming as I am not overclocking other wise I would have chose Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE as it handles heat better so I am led to believe!.
£115 cclonline

2. Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB black edition 57.3 CPU cooler. I would assume better cooling than the one that comes with it!
£44.00 amazon

3. GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 Super Windforce OC 8G Graphics Card, 3X Windforce Fans, 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6, GV-N207SWF3OC-8GD Video Card .
£488 amazon think I will slash out a little extra and go for the 2070

4. Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power .
£84.95 amazon because you can never have enough power lol

5. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
£66.78 Aria PC chose the cheaper option helps with cost added to graphics

6. Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case
£46.99 Overclockers.co.uk has two from slots for my dvd drive and front hard drive caddy

Total £1020.00

If anything doesn't look right please let me know. guys.
Big Thank you to Eximo, Shivan fernando and WildCard999 for your help it is very much appreciated bless you guys.
hopefully this will give me many years of happy gaming :)
 
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