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  1. I watched a LOT of Gamers Nexus case reviews, found a case that had good airflow that I liked the look of and got that.
  2. I think there is one issue, and a few downsides. The issue is airflow, will it be good enough. Though making a good decision on which case to get will assist with that. The rest are downsides related to space, layout, ease of building and features. I bought a cheap case recently, I picked it based on airflow more than anything, and it has great airflow. The problem was the build was harder than it should have been. The cable routing and management was difficult and annoying at times. My board supports 6 SATA connections, but I can't for the life of me fit more than 3 HDD in the system with an SSD stuck to a random area. Doing anything on the board, changing GPUs, changing RAM, reseting the bios, are all more difficult than it was in my old far larger case. Those are my thoughts on cheap cases. Though to be fair, you can spend a lot of money and face the same issues.
  3. Probably not, but I always try and get the best CPU I can within the budget. is the 3600x better, yes, but I do agree that in this case, might not be worth it.
  4. I don't think it is bad, you have picked some good value and well reviewed parts. But I think you can get more bang for your buck, by changing out a few things and thinking longer term. Better CPU, straight off the bat, will jsut allow you to do more. 1 NVMe for fast storage, the rest you can throw on a HDD. Dump the RGB for now, if you really need RGB fans, buy em in a month or two and add em to your case. You don't really need anything beyond the stock cooler, put that towards performance, you not running a 9990xe, you won't be clocking to 5ghz or more (Ryzen don't really like OCing much). The 5700xt is better than the 2060, it is actually better than the 2070, so for the same money, you get more performance. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $365.00 @ Shopping Express Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $204.70 @ Device Deal Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $169.40 @ Newegg Australia Storage Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $106.00 @ Skycomp Technology Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ Shopping Express Video Card MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB MECH OC Video Card $699.00 @ Shopping Express Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $139.00 @ Umart Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $179.49 @ Amazon Australia Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1959.59 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-27 12:22 AEST+1000
  5. If he is already playing games, does this mean he has a case, psu, RAM, anything you can pilfer to avoid buying new? Because anything you can avoid paying for will increase the ability to provide performance.
  6. Here you go, bearing in mind your starting point: You don't need a case, you don't need a PSU, you don't need RAM, you don't need a HD, you don't need an SSD. Ok, it is $67 over budget, but shop around, maybe there is a better deal with be had somewhere on the MB or CPU, or if you really can't find a better deal, go for a slightly cheaper 5700 XT, that isn't the cheapest one around, it is just one I have heard good reviews on. This would be a pretty good system for gaming. 3600 isn't far off the curve and the 5700 XT is pretty powerful. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $172.34 @ Walmart Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Red Devil Video Card $379.99 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $667.32 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-26 20:40 EDT-0400 Oh my last little point to persaude you to the dark side of AMD. This build will last you, it won't last forever, but you will be able to play games that come tomorrow, next year, and you will be fine. The upgrade path you are taking might just about play games today, but you aren't going to be able to keep up, as you are barely keeping up with today's games.
  7. Don't use that site. Use this, far more reliable in my opinion: https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html A 13% difference between those two cards in performance terms as compared to the best card, is probably not worth spending the money on. The 5700 XT is a whopping 50% jump in terms of comparitve performance. If you can get to that, will actually make a difference.
  8. I did a build in another thread for another post, $660 and it had a RT 5700 XT in it and a Ryzen and as I remember it was a full build. So let me see if I can find the damn thing. Price seems to fluctuate up to $670 now, but shop around you could find cheaper and if you have a PC, you maybe don't need RAM or SSD/HDD This was only a 5500 too, memory is shady, but really with the $160 saved on SSD/HDD/RAM you may get the RX 5700 XT This will be better than any cobbling together you try and do with that motherboard. AND it has an upgrade path, insofar as the B450 boards will support Ryzen 4000 series (though not spectularly easily) but at least you will be able to upgrade in the future. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor $119.99 @ B&H Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $72.99 @ Best Buy Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg Storage Silicon Power 256 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.98 @ Newegg Video Card ASRock Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB Challenger D OC Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Best Buy Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $83.98 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $690.90 Mail-in rebates -$20.00 Total $670.90 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-26 20:26 EDT-0400
  9. I don't think you going to get an upgrade on CPU and GPU, other than second hand maybe, for $300. Even things like the RX 570, are $150, and that is barely an upgrade to a 970, and probably not even an upgrade to the Strix 970. So I think you in going to struggle with that.
  10. Every laptop I have had delivered has had a battery in it. I don't think that is an issue. However, when I have posted something, on the rare occasion that I do this, the post office always has a form to complete to say what is in it the parcel and, from distant memory, batteries is highlighted as one of those things you have to tell them are included. I would suspect that if you told DPD that you are shipping a laptop when you go through the process that would be sufficient.
  11. Oh my, I thought I was Ghetto for being in London and getting this crap... How, and why, have you got double the upload speed of your download speed....your upload matches my download....
  12. I had the same experience playing The Outer Worlds. I thought the batteries had gone in my mouse/keyboard. However, it isn't that old (like months). If any actually has an answer I would like to know too. I asked for details incase you were hard wired in and therefore were facing a completely different problem.
  13. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor $119.99 @ B&H Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $72.99 @ Best Buy Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg Storage Silicon Power 256 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.98 @ Newegg Video Card ASRock Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB Challenger D OC Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Best Buy Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $79.98 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $686.90 Mail-in rebates -$20.00 Total $666.90 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-25 22:40 EDT-0400 I thought it was close to your budget, but your placeholders put the budget at $1,000 so I thought I was going mad. This is an extra $60 but I think the GPU will serve you will for any future gaming needs.
  14. Probably be useful if you noted keyboard, manufacturer or brands, type of connection, what games it is happening in? Actually any information at all would probably assist.
  15. Thing is, the UK isn't like the US, when we say it is hot....well I put in these terms, if it gets to 30c outside, this makes national headlines in the Newpapers and we describe it as a heat wave. There are a lot of jokes about this in the UK, I really enjoyed summer, it was a great weekend. This apparatus would be used, probably 4 times a year, if it was a particularly warm year.
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