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About marmour

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  • Location
    Northern Ireland
  • Interests
    Tech, Engineering, Physics, 20th Century History
  • Occupation
    Student (hopefully)


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte B450M DS3H
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15
  • GPU
    Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition Radeon RX580 8GB
  • Case
    Phanteks P300
  • Storage
    240GB Kingston SSD, 1TB Seagate HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX550M 550W 80+ Bronze
  • Display(s)
    LG 24MK400H
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition RGB
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G413 Carbon
  • Mouse
    Logitech G305
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. I've seen pretty positive reviews of the Helios. You could also check out the Lenovo Y540. If pricing is good on the Helios in your region then go for it IMO
  2. Having researched the PSU more, it does appear to be an alright model. Apologies for calling it out, but the tier list linked to exactly the same one that you linked in your list
  3. Looks good. Could maybe try and get an 8GB RX580, but either way $100 is a great price. Enjoy
  4. If you can only get one, the 1070 will make quite a significant difference in gaming. You may be better waiting for the next GPU launches. They'll probably be out of your price range but they're maybe better pricing on last gen parts or more options on the used market
  5. add some RGB strips to that motherboard box
  6. That PSU has been ranked as dangerous on the tier list so under no circumstances should you buy it. Also for that CPU price a R5 3600 and a B450 board makes far more sense. And why would you get a 2133MHz single channel kit? A 2x8GB 3200MHz kit will cost just $5-10
  7. I haven't seen any reviews of the Edge yet whereas I have seen very good reviews of the Tomahawk. I would imagine the Edge will be a very good board. X570 was a bit of a blip for MSI, where they screwed up most of their low end boards. If you can wait, I would imagine within the next few weeks there should be some reviews of the Edge wifi. If not the tomahawk is an amazing board, and you can always add a PCIe wifi card. 650W is plenty. I would consider getting a slighly better unit than you have picked though. Look at the A or B+ tiers of the PSU tier list in the sub-forum
  8. Some options that come to mind are the Lenovo C940, last years Dell XPS 13 and the Huawei Matebook 13. I also recently read a review of the HP Envy x360 2 in 1 and it looks like it would fit your needs quite nicely
  9. If you feel you do want to build your own, 600-800 can get you a pretty complete setup. Heres a list to consider: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/c8wDRk CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($83.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg) Storage: ADATA SU635 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB OC Video Card ($159.99 @ Best Buy) Case: Thermaltake Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Best Buy) Power Supply: Corsair CV 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Best Buy) Monitor: Acer SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor ($89.99 @ Amazon) Total: $695.90 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-02 07:17 EDT-0400 You get a nice system with room for upgrade in the future. If you wanted to save a bit more money now, a used RX570 would be a great choice
  10. Well, looks like Nvidia is definitely better for CAD. As I said originally, I didn't know myself and only suggested the AMD option as I knew he didn't need Nvidias fancy gaming features. Anyway, thanks for all the helpful info and I'll make sure not to recommend a Radeon card for CAD in the future
  11. Just a couple of things I would change. Since you aren't in to gaming or streaming that much, I think a 5700XT would be a better choice of GPU. It's more powerful and the same price as the 2060S generally. I haven't looked at CAD specific benchmarks though so you may want to check yourself. I would also get a TXM or RMx PSU if your buying from Corsair. Have a look at the PSU tier list in the sub-forum and pick one from the A or B+ tier. Otherwise looks good
  12. Stay away from the ASrock boards. Most the other options are good. Have a look at this article for some recommendations https://www.techspot.com/bestof/intel-z490-motherboards/
  13. B550 is a good choice for future support, although B450 will also support 4th gen ryzen. The A-pro looks like it should be decent, I just havent seen any testing yet as its relatively new
  14. Havent seen any reviews of the motherboard so idk how it performs, but otherwise all looks good
  15. Looks like your running off the iGPU. Your 1050 is showing 0% utilisation, whereas the intel HD graphics are showing 99%