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About SenioRR

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    ASrock Z170 Pro 4
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    16GB DDR4 Kingston HyperX Predator
  • GPU
    Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB
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    Zalman Z9 Neo (White)
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    1TB WD Black HDD + 240GB WD Black NVME
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    Manjaro KDE

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  1. You should use network cards if you require bandwidth higher than supported by your motherboard. I doubt you will see an improvement if the card support the same bandwidth as your motherboard unless your motherboard is damaged in some way.
  2. So you want to hook up your PC to the receiver so that you get sound from your PC on it? Get a 3.5mm to RCA cable and then just have it go from your PC to the receiver's input (try the CD player input).
  3. I would recommend getting an RTX 2070 if your budget is $400. For just over $400 (~$440) you can get an RTX 2070.
  4. You should have no problems as long as your PSU can handle it.
  5. Using compressed air directly on your heatsink will be fine. Holding blades in place is recommend to prevent any accidental damage to the motor.
  6. Get the GPU first as this will likely you give the most noticeable uplift in performance. Upgrading your CPU will be the more expensive upgrade so I would recommend doing that later as you will need the CPU, a motherboard and RAM.
  7. He did say he wanted to make it upgradeable. I wouldn't cheap out on the motherboard just in case he wants to upgrade to an 8 core Ryzen 3700x, for example, and slightly overclock it. The more powerful PSU will also allow him to stick pretty much any GPU and any Ryzen CPU in it without having to worry about power. 16GB of DDR4 will also keep him running for a very long time whereas 8GB can be maxed out these days.
  8. No worries. Just a little note in terms of upgrades: get a GPU first once you're ready. The APU will run just fine with a GPU in the build. You could also save a little bit by going for 8GB of DDR4 but this 16GB kit is a very good deal in my opinion and it also runs at a nice speed of 3200MHZ which any Ryzen CPU/APU will be happy to utilise.
  9. Here is my suggestion: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $79.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $68.99 @ Newegg Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg Storage Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Amazon Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.89 @ OutletPC Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ Walmart Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $435.63 Mail-in rebates -$25.00 Total $410.63 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-26 09:02 EDT-0400 Use the APU for now but in the future you can replace it with a regular Ryzen CPU and thrown in a GPU. The case I have chosen is, in my opinion, one of the best budget cases which also looks great. You obviously should go for a case you prefer if you don't like it.
  10. Dont worry about it, your drive will work just fine but simply without the advantages of NVMe.
  11. 1. Was it worth getting and did i get good value I think it is definitely good value. Parts are getting old but they can still peform well enough. 2. Should i have opted for Newer less powerful hardware I don't think you would be able to build anything for £250. 3. Should i upgrade any parts Consider upgrading your GPU first and then at some point upgrade the CPU/MOBO. One thing I did notice is that you have your SSD listed as an NVMe SSD which your motherboard doesn't support. Once you upgrade your CPU/MOBO, you will be able to utilise the advantages of NVMe.
  12. Someone else doing the list for you is not going to lower the prices of the parts. The CPU, GPU and RAM of your choice are already £900+ Not to mention, you need a decent X470 board to handle the Ryzen 9 3900x so you're looking at around £150-£190. You pick a good motherboard which can handle the 3900x and you end up with £150 left. Are there any components you can reuse? Furthermore, what are you going to use this PC for?
  13. You could try running memtest and if your system does crash then it's the RAM. If you have mutliple RAM sticks, leave just one in and see if it's stable. Swap them around too to see if it helps.
  14. You need to update your BIOS in order for the 3000 series to work. Get your 2600 back in it and update your BIOS before swapping it out. My bad, I see you did mention you have updated it. The only reason for it to not work now would be a CPU related fault i.e. bent pins or maybe DOA.
  15. SenioRR


    Unlikely it will be bottlenecked by an overclocked i7 4790k. Perhaps some rare CPU-heavy games might see a slight drop in FPS but I doubt it will be noticeable.