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  1. Build is finished after spending a good 6 hours on it, now time to configure the BIOS and get windows installed Thanks to everyone for the help, especially @OrbitalBuzzsaw for making many iterations of the parts list
  2. update I've bought the SSD and the PSU, going to swap the PSU in my dead rig and see if it will work so I can play some games in the meantime while I wait to spend more on the rest as I cannot spend all at once Bitfenix Formula Gold 650W PSU £93 inc delivery (cost me £16 for delivery) Also going to get 8gb of ddr4 as it will save me £61 and i can get more when the price goes down
  3. seller just messaged me this and got me thinking... "thank you for buying the card - I just had an idea, since you said your not playing the newest modern games. Would you consider a cheaper, but still powerful build - similar to what I have, would save you I think quite the buck, and maybe you could put that towards to a bigger monitor? I buy some used parts from CEX, memory modules, cpu. Cex is fairly fair and they give one year warranty on every pc parts they sell. If your interested, I could look around and see how much a gen3/4 i5/i7 build would be, with 16/32 gig ddr3 rams. the 3rd/4rth gen i5, and especially the i7 is still a very powerful platform." "won't charge for anything, would do it on a friend basis, and because Im a hopeless geek who has this as a hobby :)"
  4. @OrbitalBuzzsaw @Stefan Payne so I'm about to order to order, but still unsure what PSU to get after looking as all the recommenced seem good (leaning towards Corsair - TXM Gold 650W 80+ Gold)
  5. So I bought the card. He showed me a few games (Prey and Ghost recon wildlands) and it seemed fine at a smooth 60 fps at high settings. On Ghost recon, he popped it up to ultra and it ran at 30 fps but the card exceeded 83 celcius (thermal limit he told me the card wouldn't exceed) up to 90. His fans never exceeded 35-40% as he didnt like the noise of the fans. Seller re did the thermal gel (apparently it's proper expensive silica based gel that should last minimum 5 years) last year and the card appears to be in immaculate condition and looked after very well. Seller's job is a building pc's and so he seems quite knowledgeable and has been building since the 90's. Anyway i'm rather happy with the card and he's offered to give me a hand with the build. On to ordering the rest of the build for the weekend! p.s he has a few classics hanging around and is gonna have to run one of the two in the image below
  6. I'm meeting the seller in around 2 hours and he's knocking off £10 as he cannot find the original box for it. Gonna see how it runs in his system first and will probably buy it.
  7. bloody hell where do I start with this! Well I say it's a "steal" as the guy lives 5 minutes away and that I'll be able to get a beefy GPU for nearly £80 less than what I was going to pay for a 1060 6gb or rx 580 8/4gb. Anyway like I've said in my other post I've been out the game for nearly 4 years so seeing this card go for £170 would excite me As for the PSU, my old rig died due to the PSU failing and so I am more than happy to pay more for a PSU that will ensure longevity (although I know that is a sticky topic with a lot of people online). I think a 550-650W gold rated PSU would suffice (although I'm not sure on which one; I'll look at the suggestions in the thread) @bored_ol_me Not too sure why you suggest a 1500x would be better than a 1600??? but I appreciate your input for discussion. I would like to add this is the first rig I will have that will be OC'able however, with the case (NZXT H500) it has a negative pressure setup with two exhaust fans and a solid front end (limited inflow from fans) and thus it favours GPU cooling but from what I've read the heat radiating from the GPU will flow over the CPU to the exhaust thus heating it up, hence the interplay between the two. I'm not sure how much this would effect OC'ing (if at all) but its just some food for thought. Once again I've seen videos on OC'ing but I am pretty much a noob when it comes to doing it! Still waiting on a reply from the seller but I'll be sure to keep everyone updated
  8. may also grab a couple extra fans, need to check the case specs but a couple wont hurt
  9. I was just thinking that, imagine how funny a micro atx would look with a 390 in it
  10. i most likely will do down the line once i get more money
  11. cm storm xornet and px 1800... cheap and cheerful
  12. thankfully i've had a decent mouse and keyboard since 2012 and i am a machine on csgo with them (still mge )
  13. yeah my monitor is ancient and is the next thing to save up for (hopefully around black friday)
  14. Hello everyone, I have been busy the past month deciding on what to put in my new rig and well it's been a major headache! After many nights of research I have managed to fine a R9 390X on craigslist for £170 which is an absolute steal Here is the proposed rig and let me know what you think: PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/XdkLdX Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/XdkLdX/by_merchant/ CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£135.97 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Ebuyer) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£137.55 @ Amazon UK) Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU650 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.98 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.74 @ Aria PC) Video Card: Asus - Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card (£170.00) Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.98 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£74.99 @ Amazon UK) Total: £726.20 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-22 23:07 BST+0100 I couldn't of done this without the extreme kindness and support of OrbitalBuzzsaw I'll let you guys know how the craigslist meet goes once he has replied to my email! Fingers crossed