Question Possible Overclockers build using a B Grade RX Vega 56

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This will be a PC I want to use for acceptable 1440 gaming. So I've never really purchased any used parts, is it worthwhile? I mean that price reduction is rather steep, meaning I can upgrade in a lot of other areas for my £800 or so budget while also getting a better GPU than I had intended. I've also never heard of that memory but it's 3600mhz for £20 cheaper than Corsair's. Anyone had experience of it?

One other thing I considered was the 2600 instead of the 3600, since it also has a big reduction and is going for £120? Thanks.
 
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The RX5700 = Vega 64, but uses ~75W less power (power = heat = noise)

I'd go with a 650W PSU, especially if you choose the Vega 64 since you could be looking at 450W or more system power draw with that setup.

I'm not a huge fan of acrylic side panels on cases.

I noticed you don't have a SSD listed?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£155.00 @ Currys PC World)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£103.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£93.17 @ More Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£70.45 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING X Video Card (£323.47 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Couldn't find yours = £42.95
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£60.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £849.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 02:39 BST+0100



Here's an alternative mATX build:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£155.00 @ Currys PC World)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£75.59 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£70.45 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING X Video Card (£323.47 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Cougar MG130-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£38.98 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£60.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case Fan: Corsair AF140 LED (2018) Red 2-Pack 62 CFM 140 mm Fans (£25.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £839.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 03:05 BST+0100
 
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Indeed, I somehow missed that! I would likely go for a 500gb NVME M.2 the same or similar to the one you listed. I don't tend to stack up games - I tend to play one at a time and once I finish them they get deleted so should be enough space there. And I can get a Corsair/Seasonic 650 Bronze for a similar price, so that's not an issue. I have a huge blind spot when it comes to cases, admittedly.

Thanks for the reply, given me a bit more to chew over. Especially given the GPU, which I keep changing my mind over!
 

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