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  1. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (€329.00 @ Amazon Deutschland) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (€118.32 @ Alza) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€142.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Storage: Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€119.95 @ Amazon Deutschland) Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card (€502.04 @ Alza) Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (€91.89 @ Alternate) Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€99.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Total: €1404.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-14 22:03 CET+0100
  2. I'm partial to Fractal-Design Meshify and Define cases. But they may exceed your budget. Nzxt H510 is less expensive and not a bad choice.
  3. Current gen cpu are significantly more powerful than 5/6 gen Intel. AMD Zen 2 cores have IPC close to that of 9th gen Intel. So they will outperform same clock 5/6 gen. Couple that with the fact that Zen 2 cpu have higher clocks and, while it doesn't make a big difference in 2D work, more multithreaded cores. As @boggy77 illustrates one doesn't need anywhere near £1,500 to build something much more powerful than a 5/6 Gen i7.
  4. You could get a better cpu cooler and overclock. Add another 8GB of memory. And get a better gpu. But if you want new consider something like the following. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Best Buy) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.98 @ Amazon) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg) Total: $699.95 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-12 02:49 EST-0500
  5. As you say M.2 reduces need for 3.5" . Also capacities have risen dramatcally. Unless you actually need the drive bays today, don't worry about them. But as I and others have pointed out, the gpu should fit easily without removing bays.
  6. Something around a Ryzen 3600X on a B450 motherboard with 16GB of memory and a 1TB QLC NVMe ssd is probably the sweet spot. A lower end gpu should be fine. But don't skimp too much as a decent gpu greatly improves productivity. This is especially so if you go with higher resolution monitors for the extra workspace. When considering RAID, I would suggest RAID 1 (mirror) or 10. While level 5 is attractive it suffers from a critical shortcoming when used with larger drives. Array rebuilds with drives over 2TB can take over 24 hours. During that time any error can result in a total loss of data. Prebuilt NAS can appear expensive but they are good investments. A 4 bay unit would allow for a 2 disk array to start with room for growth.
  7. The upper 3.5" drive bays would have to be the one that would need removal for gpu over 295mm long. PCPartPicker does not flag a gpu length issue between the case and gpu. Usually it will display a note when a gpu will require bay removal. Removing the upper 3.5" bays helps with airflow.
  8. I don't have a particular case ssuggestion. If you plan on an mATX motherboard you may want to consider an mATX case. Don't force anything. Plan things out before starting. The mATX format is just a shorter ATX board. There is no difference in build difficulty. As with electrical cords, do not pull a cable. Always grasp the connector when unplugging.
  9. The stock cooler should be fine. You would have to spend more to get a better case. There is nothing wrong with the Spec-03, it just doesn't offer as much choice when upgrading. The 175R would need a second fan and does have restricted airflow. PSU are a critical component. They affect system stability and component lifetimes. Since most psu are not made by the company offering them, you have to consider each model separately. But in general cost is a fair indicator of relative quality.
  10. Nothing wrong with QLC ssd. If you do the math you will see that they have sufficient endurance for most consumers. The psu is fine. As is the case. Although the case is limited when it comes to cpu cooler options. It will only accommodate 157mm tall cpu air coolers and 120mm aio. A GTX 1660 should meet your gpu needs.
  11. Part of what makes a build good is the cost. Do you know about pcparrtpicker.com? It has availability for several countries. A 550W psu would provide more than enough power for the build. I am not familiar with the psu brand. Nor can I find any technical reviews. The system doesn't need a 240mm aio cpu cooler. The stock cooler will do.
  12. Are you not getting the stock cooler that came with the cpu? If not get a less expensive cooler. Perhaps https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PNm323/arctic-alpine-12-cpu-cooler-acalp00027a
  13. Build below offers some savings with no noticeable loss of performance or quality. DDR4-3200 CO 16 has a much better price point and generally makes little difference to performance. Same holds for the ssd. Granted the Intel 660p has lower endurance and performance, but in the described usage this will not matter. An 850W psu is enough to power 2.5 of the OP build. A 550W unit offers sufficient capacity with a good margin for expansion and overclocking.to Build price does not include mail in rebates that may be available. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Walmart) Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($82.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($329.99 @ B&H) Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($96.99 @ Amazon) Total: $1201.91 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 15:37 EST-0500
  14. Unless you want to overclock, consider a 2600X cpu. I'd also suggest slightly better memory. Unless you really need 1.5TB of storage consider simplifying storage and going with a 1TB NVMe. I'd suggest a gpu with better cooling. The OP psu is an older design that does not have some of the protections available in newer designs. The case comes with a single fan. An additional fan is required for decent airflow. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£119.00 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ Box Limited) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£61.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£89.98 @ CCL Computers) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB OC Video Card (£228.07 @ CCL Computers) Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case (£53.99 @ CCL Computers) Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£52.97 @ Amazon UK) Case Fan: Phanteks PH-F120SP_BBK 54.4 CFM 120 mm Fan (£9.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Total: £705.94 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 20:07 GMT+0000
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