connor.j2000

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Hi all.

Looking to build a PC for gaming with a £1500 budget for a tower, keyboard and mouse.

Part lists please?

Thanks!
 
Here's something plenty capable of 1440p gaming

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£269.97 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler (£52.38 @ More Computers)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (£169.33 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£151.92 @ More Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£108.48 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£365.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (£86.99 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£97.99 @ Corsair UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£89.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £1392.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 21:46 GMT+0000


I'll let you choose the KB and Mouse.
 

connor.j2000

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Here's something plenty capable of 1440p gaming

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£269.97 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler (£52.38 @ More Computers)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (£169.33 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£151.92 @ More Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£108.48 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card (£365.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (£86.99 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£97.99 @ Corsair UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£89.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £1392.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 21:46 GMT+0000


I'll let you choose the KB and Mouse.
Cheers. I've been told the Ryzen 7 3700X may be better off with liquid cooling. Thoughts?
 
tennis has a good build. I am gonna just add on a build with an Nvidia option and some options for peripherals that I have personally used. I am also gonna add an Intel version just because in gaming Intel still holds the slight edge, but overall Ryzen is more bang for the buck.

AMD:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£269.97 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£100.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard (£138.23 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£132.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£67.03 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£51.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card (£479.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (£75.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£87.98 @ Box Limited)
Keyboard: Tecware Phantom RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard (£54.99)
Mouse: Logitech G603 Wireless Optical Mouse (£45.97 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1505.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-23 03:18 GMT+0000


Run a H100i RGB Pro, an AIO which I personally use in my rig which is really good for its price. GPU is a RTX 2070 Super from Gigabyte, and storage is a 512GB SSD from Intel and a 2TB HDD from Seagate. For peripherals, I added the stuff I use. The keyboard is TKL and of really good quality. Not to mention their customer service (at least from experience in Singapore) is extremely good. The mouse is a logitech G603 which is actually good for its price.

Do note that the keyboard does not have price on pcpartpicker but can be found on amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TECWARE-Phantom-Mechanical-Keyboard-Outemu/dp/B084RBZJ13?th=1

Intel:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£341.89 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£100.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£103.37 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£132.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£67.03 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£51.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card (£479.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (£75.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£87.98 @ Box Limited)
Keyboard: Tecware Phantom RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard (£54.99)
Mouse: Logitech G603 Wireless Optical Mouse (£45.97 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1542.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-23 03:21 GMT+0000


This build has a 9700k but the rest of the parts are the exact same. It is about 37 pounds more expensive than the AMD version.
 
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connor.j2000

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tennis has a good build. I am gonna just add on a build with an Nvidia option and some options for peripherals that I have personally used. I am also gonna add an Intel version just because in gaming Intel still holds the slight edge, but overall Ryzen is more bang for the buck.

AMD:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£269.97 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£100.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard (£138.23 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£132.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£67.03 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£51.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card (£479.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (£75.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£87.98 @ Box Limited)
Keyboard: Tecware Phantom RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard (£54.99)
Mouse: Logitech G603 Wireless Optical Mouse (£45.97 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1505.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-23 03:18 GMT+0000


Run a H100i RGB Pro, an AIO which I personally use in my rig which is really good for its price. GPU is a RTX 2070 Super from Gigabyte, and storage is a 512GB SSD from Intel and a 2TB HDD from Seagate. For peripherals, I added the stuff I use. The keyboard is TKL and of really good quality. Not to mention their customer service (at least from experience in Singapore) is extremely good. The mouse is a logitech G603 which is actually good for its price.

Do note that the keyboard does not have price on pcpartpicker but can be found on amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TECWARE-Phantom-Mechanical-Keyboard-Outemu/dp/B084RBZJ13?th=1

Intel:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£341.89 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£100.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£103.37 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£132.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£67.03 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£51.99 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card (£479.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (£75.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£87.98 @ Box Limited)
Keyboard: Tecware Phantom RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard (£54.99)
Mouse: Logitech G603 Wireless Optical Mouse (£45.97 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1542.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-23 03:21 GMT+0000


This build has a 9700k but the rest of the parts are the exact same. It is about 37 pounds more expensive than the AMD version.
Really appreciate this - thank you.
 

connor.j2000

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Hi all.

Looking to build a new Gaming PC. Budget is around £1500. I've put together the below price list. Happy to hear suggestions - any links to alternative parts lists would be great.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NZ64Jb

Trying to go with a white theme with RGB controls if possible. Monitor is currently 1920x1080 @ 60Hz but keen to upgrade this in the future, potentially to a dual monitor set up.

Thanks!
 

connor.j2000

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Hi all,

Building a new Gaming PC - I have a budget of around £1550.00 for tower only.

Current monitor is 1920x1080 60Hz (will consider upgrading in future). I've put together the below parts list, so am looking for opinions. Happy to see any alternative lists also.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/YKNsjp

As you can probably guess from the list, I'm trying to go with a white theme.

Do I need any extra case fans? The case comes with 1x 200mm fan at front for intake and 1x 140mm fan at rear for exhaust.

Last thing, with the components I've got, would I be able to sync the lighting?

Thanks, Connor
 

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I say this based on what I know about the US markets. If things are different in UK, please disregard. I also say this assuming you upgrade to a 1440p monitor in the near future. This is kinda overkill for 1080p 60hz.

With that, I think you could spend less money on an AMD platform with similar results. The value proposition is just much better imo. 620 on a CPU / cooler / mobo is pretty steep, especially for a 1080p build.

32 gb or ram is overkill, 16 is plenty. You could save $100 there.

You could take the savings from those two items and upgrade your GPU to a 2080 / super. GPU remains the single largest driver of gaming performance (IE FPS) so I think you want to do the best you can there. RAM / CPU are not nearly as linear.

The studies I have seen on non overclocked systems is that a single exhaust fan provides the largest single temperature improvements. Adding a single intake fan shows a significant improvement over that. After that, there is a serious diminishing returns on temperature change with fans used. So for me, I think 2 fans is the sweet.

I know nothing about lighting lol.

Hope this was helpful.
 
Should be better value...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | £309.00 @ Currys PC World
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £79.99 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard | ASRock X570 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | £157.94 @ More Computers
Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £127.45 @ More Computers
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £142.99 @ AWD-IT
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | £469.98 @ Ebuyer
Case | be quiet! Pure Base 500 ATX Mid Tower Case | £72.71 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £87.98 @ Box Limited
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1448.04
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 23:29 GMT+0000 |
 

connor.j2000

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I say this based on what I know about the US markets. If things are different in UK, please disregard. I also say this assuming you upgrade to a 1440p monitor in the near future. This is kinda overkill for 1080p 60hz.

With that, I think you could spend less money on an AMD platform with similar results. The value proposition is just much better imo. 620 on a CPU / cooler / mobo is pretty steep, especially for a 1080p build.

32 gb or ram is overkill, 16 is plenty. You could save $100 there.

You could take the savings from those two items and upgrade your GPU to a 2080 / super. GPU remains the single largest driver of gaming performance (IE FPS) so I think you want to do the best you can there. RAM / CPU are not nearly as linear.

The studies I have seen on non overclocked systems is that a single exhaust fan provides the largest single temperature improvements. Adding a single intake fan shows a significant improvement over that. After that, there is a serious diminishing returns on temperature change with fans used. So for me, I think 2 fans is the sweet.

I know nothing about lighting lol.

Hope this was helpful.
Really helpful - thank you. Much appreciated.
 

connor.j2000

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Should be better value...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor | £309.00 @ Currys PC World
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £79.99 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard | ASRock X570 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | £157.94 @ More Computers
Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £127.45 @ More Computers
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £142.99 @ AWD-IT
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | £469.98 @ Ebuyer
Case | be quiet! Pure Base 500 ATX Mid Tower Case | £72.71 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £87.98 @ Box Limited
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1448.04
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-24 23:29 GMT+0000 |
Thanks, appreciate this. What would your thoughts be on an Intel alternative?
 
Thanks, appreciate this. What would your thoughts be on an Intel alternative?
If you must...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | £359.98 @ CCL Computers
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £79.99 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard | Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | £164.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £130.88 @ Box Limited
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £142.99 @ AWD-IT
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | £469.98 @ Ebuyer
Case | be quiet! Pure Base 500 ATX Mid Tower Case | £72.71 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £87.98 @ Box Limited
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1509.50
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 13:26 GMT+0000 |
 

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Parts overheating? Too noisy? If no to both questions then there's really no reason to add in more fans.

If yes then it depends where your AIO is located. If on top as exhaust then adding some fans in the bottom (with filters) would help and the stock ones in the front and rear should be fine unless too loud.
 
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Parts overheating? Too noisy? If no to both questions then there's really no reason to add in more fans.

If yes then it depends where your AIO is located. If on top as exhaust then adding some fans in the bottom (with filters) would help and the stock ones in the front and rear should be fine unless too loud.
Thanks for the quick reply. I haven't built it yet, just looking for ideas really. Plan was to mount the AIO at the top.

As the PSU is bottom mounted, would an intake at the bottom not just blow the exhausted air back in? Sorry if that sounds stupid, I'm not the most clued up on cooling.
 

WildCard999

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Thanks for the quick reply. I haven't built it yet, just looking for ideas really. Plan was to mount the AIO at the top.

As the PSU is bottom mounted, would an intake at the bottom not just blow the exhausted air back in? Sorry if that sounds stupid, I'm not the most clued up on cooling.
The PSU I believe for that case is usually faced downwards to exhaust air from the PSU and the spots for the fans would be more towards the middle/front of the case where the filters are (there actually included).

However I don't think you'll be required to add in more then what's it's coming with as you'll have the AIO and rear fan to exhaust hot air and the front fans for intake.
 

connor.j2000

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The PSU I believe for that case is usually faced downwards to exhaust air from the PSU and the spots for the fans would be more towards the middle/front of the case where the filters are (there actually included).

However I don't think you'll be required to add in more then what's it's coming with as you'll have the AIO and rear fan to exhaust hot air and the front fans for intake.
Much appreciated. Thank you.
 
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