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  1. I looked on the specs and it says 3.2 gen 1. Is that compatible with the USB 3.0 front I/O cable?
  2. Do you think it will be compatible with the blue USB 3.0 cable?
  3. The motherboard header says just USB 3.2 on the image.
  4. I'm planning to build my first pc, and I've already got all my components except my motherboard and case. I've got a Ryzen 5 3600 and a GTX 650 Ti (from a friend). A few questions: 1) I'm looking at the B550 Aorus Elite. It has a USB 3.2 connector: https://static.gigabyte.com/Product/2/7407/20200520110507513a73842ad3241a230e979932d750c4bb_src.png I'm also looking at the Fractal Design Meshify C. It has USB 2x3.0 (1 blue end cable) for the front IO. https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews/fractal-design-meshify-c-case,5164-2.html Will they be compatible? 2) What can I expect from the GTX 650 Ti for 1080p light gaming (World of Warships, possibly Minecraft)? 3) What other good options are there for a mid-range B550 motherboard? I'm considering the B550M Mortar. How does micro-ATX affect my build? I've got a Crucial MX500 500GB SSD (not M.2) for my storage. Thanks in advance.
  5. Thanks for your help!
  6. That's 159mm in height. Will it interfere with a top fan (25mm)?
  7. That's 157mm in height. Will it interfere with a top fan (25mm)?
  8. Thanks for your suggestion, and the size looks good. Unfortunately, it's a little over my budget (£50).
  9. I'm planning my first PC build soon, and I am planning on using the Ryzen 5 3600 and the Fractal Design Core 500. The CPU has a 65W TDP and the case has a 170mm CPU cooler clearance. However, as it is a small case, do I actually have 170mm - 25mm (top fan width) = 145mm? I would prefer a budget option, around £20-30, as I've heard that the stock cooler is ok (not overclocking), but with my SFF build, I don't want a loud fan or a hot CPU. Thanks in advance.
  10. How necessary is the GTX 1650 now? I'm doing schoolwork and light gaming, and I don't mind <60fps at low settings for now. I don't mind investing more into B550/Ryzen 5 3600 now, at the expense of graphics.
  11. I'm only going to do schoolwork and light gaming (World of Warships), with an upgrade in 3 years' time to the GPU. I only need a minimal GPU for now. I've looked on some benchmarks and it's slightly better than Vega 11 graphics, though it is fairly old. Max budget is £500, with £250 in a few years for a better GPU.
  12. Budget: Ideally under £500, with around £250 in the future (3 years). Needs: Schoolwork, Light gaming (World of Warships) Better GPU: In the future PSU: Was free
  13. Hi, I'm planning to build my 1st PC as a SFF build, as I want it to be portable for when I go to Uni. Can you please review my upcoming build, and give me general advice? CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (~£155) Good all-round CPU from reviews GPU: GTX 650 Ti (Free from a friend) I don't do any heavy gaming, so I'm planning to upgrade in 3 or so years. Motherboard: B450/B550 Mini-ITX (B450 ~£125, B550 ~£160+?) I would much prefer B550, for the future, but they seem to be very expensive. Advice would be grateful. CPU Cooler: AMD Wreath Stealth (Free) I believe it comes with the CPU, and adequate (not planning on overclocking) RAM: 2 x 8GB (£65) Cheap 3200MHz memory. SSD: 480GB (£55) Cheap SSD for my needs. I think the budget options don't have DRAM, but is that necessary? Monitors: 1 x 1080p 120Hz DVI and 1 x 1080p 60Hz DVI VGA (Free from a friend) I'm going to stick with these. PSU: Akasa Venom 750W Semi-modular (Free from a friend) I think it's a bit overkill, but I don't want to buy another. Case: Thermaltake Core V1 or Fractal Core 500 £40 for the Thermaltake Core V1 £65 for the Fractal Core 500 I have an ATX Semi-modular power supply measuring 158mm (length), excluding the plastic connectors. My GPU is 240mm in length and 36mm in width. I believe that both my cases will fit these parts. Any other case suggestions? Also, how difficult/more expensive is it to upgrade a GPU? Thanks in advance.
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