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  1. Hey thanks for the suggestion - there don't seem to be many Velocifire keyboards available in the UK but that could be due to Covid so will keep an eye out.
  2. Hi, I'm looking for a cheap (ideally £50-75ish) mechanical TKL keyboard for gaming and typing. Ideally a UK layout but would probably get used to a US layout quickly enough. I don't want clicky blue switches, but it'll be my first mechanical keyboard so suspect I'll be happy with either browns or reds. I've done lots of reading but am struggling to find anything that sounds just right. My two main options so far are: Fnatic Ministreak - this is £99 so more than I wanted to pay but gets great reviews. I'd have bought this in a heartbeat for the silent red switches as I want something quiet, but they're either out of stock or have discontinued them so I'd be getting the Brown/standard Red switches. Drevo Tyrfing v2 - this looks like a decent keyboard with Outemu Brown switches for £50, but lots of people have talked about an annoying pinging noise when they're typing. Having listened to this on Youtube, I think the noise would drive me mad. Does anyone have any alternatives I could look at? Any good/bad experiences with the two options above? Thanks in advance.
  3. Yes it's hard to know how things will pan out - I'm starting from scratch and want my PC to last for as many years as possible so buying a 5600XT or 2060 now would just be foolish when waiting a while longer could get me improved performance and (probably) Ray Tracing from either Nvidia or AMD. I'd been hoping the 3060 and/or AMD's alternative would be released before Black Friday so there'd be some deals, but realistically I doubt they'll be out before January...
  4. Sure, for all of you looking to buy the top end cards this is exciting. For those of us waiting for the 2060 replacement to build a new PC, our watch continues...
  5. Oh interesting, the 3600MHz RAM I'd seen was all much more expense so thanks for flagging that one!
  6. Oh thanks, I was hoping to get a Bronze PSU but they're so hard to find at the moment!
  7. Budget (including currency): £750-£800 before any discounts like Black Friday Country: UK Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: New and old AAA games at 1080p e.g. Sekiro, Cyberpunk, Doom, Titanfall 2, Total Warhammer etc, plus basic productivity tasks e.g excel, word etc. Other details: I want to build a PC later this year to play games at 1080p on a 144Mhz monitor - I know about the expected new GPU/CPU releases and will be waiting to see what gets announced but if there are good deals like Black Friday, might snatch up discounted older tech (I've been playing on a standard PS4 for the last few years so anything will be an improvement!) I've been playing around with this build and have really enjoyed learning about the components, so my question is whether this can be improved with stuff that's available now, and if so, why is the alternative better? That way I can lock this list down, keep an eye on new releases/deals and see how things go... Would anything in my build prohibit upgrading the CPU/GPU down the road? CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£158.97 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£73.97 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£64.99 @ Box Limited) Storage: Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£56.99 @ Amazon UK) (I know 500gb isn't huge storage but it'll do for now and I can throw in an SSD down the road if I need it.) Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB Red Dragon Video Card (£264.45 @ Amazon UK) Case: Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.89 @ CCL Computers) Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£79.99 @ Box Limited) Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB1733D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.49 @ CCL Computers) Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£5.52 @ Amazon UK) Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£5.52 @ Amazon UK) Total - £776.78
  8. Oh wow good to know as that's at the same price point as the 5600XT, thanks.
  9. Thanks Oswin - would you expect these cheaper models to deliver very similar performance to the two I'd picked?
  10. Interesting thanks, I'll take a look at the Sapphire Pulse version as it's a very similar price. I'll never be streaming, but the DLSS/RTX capability of the 2060 is appealing if next-gen console games are all going to have real time ray tracing...
  11. Hi folks, Having not built a PC for a decade, I'm playing around with some ideas for a new build. I've currently got the following GPUs on my shortlist: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card - £299.51 Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card - £282.95 (normally it's been around the £269 mark but has gone up) I'm not looking to decide between AMD and Nvidia right now; and I'm aware of the Big Navi and the 30XX range announcements expected in September/October and will wait for them before doing anything. However, I suspect that the 4060 and next gen equivalent to the 5600XT will not be out until next year so may end up buying a current gen card if the price drops. To be honest I get lost with all the different versions of graphics cards available. At this price point are there are better versions of the 5600XT or 2060 I should be looking at? Thanks in advance.
  12. Thanks for the explanation - just watched the Linus video about DRAM so now understand the difference. I'll swap out the SN550 for the A2000 and enjoy the £10 difference! Should probably get back to work now... working from home has not necessarily improved my productivity.
  13. Hi thanks for this - as I'm trying to learn more about this stuff, would you mind explaining why you would recommend the Kingston over the WD NVME? Everything I've read suggested the WD was very good?
  14. Hi folks, I'm looking at a new build for later in the year and am trying to figure out if I really need an NVME storage device or if a 2.5" SSD would do. I'm looking between: WD Blue SN550 500gb NVME - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/zFK2FT/western-digital-blue-sn550-500-gb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-wds500g2b0c WD Blue 500GB SSD - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/LRkj4D/western-digital-blue-500gb-25-solid-state-drive-wds500g2b0a They both seem to be very good. I'd be using the PC primarily for gaming plus general office work - powerpoint, excel, word etc. Not image editing, streaming, video editing etc. I know 500gb isn't that much these days but I'm working to a budget and figure I can always pick up another drive down the road if space is getting tight. For this kind of usage, would there be a meaningful difference in things like the boot time of the PC, the time to load up games/reload a save etc? There's a £15 price difference which isn't huge, but I'm trying to save wherever I can... Thanks in advance
  15. Ah I think I see what's happened - I had selected the B450M Pro4-f motherboard which has fewer fan headers. However, the price difference is only about £6 and that's barely more than a fan splitter would cost me so I'll just switch to the B450M Pro4 and connect the fans directly.
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