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QuitePossiblyThom

Planning a build, please could I get someone to check this over and make some recommendations?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi. So at the moment, I'm saving up for a new build (unfortunately parents are splitting up and I'm going to need a desktop at both houses (desktop > laptop)). In the future, I'd quite like to invest in a VR setup (something cheap like an Oculus or a 1st/2nd Gen Vive) and do some quite intensive 'work' on my computer (read: AAA games). So a decent CPU/GPU combo is ideal at assembly. I would quite like to have a moderate amount of RGB to make my desk slightly more appealing (and make me feel special). I've put the setup through the calculator at https://thebottlenecker.com and ended up with 0.82% bottleneck. I know the Wraith Max cooler isn't amazing when it comes to overclocking (I've watched JayzTwoCents' video around that subject), however it's powerful enough to allow for a tiny amount of overclocking to make the bottleneck closer to 0%.

 

If someone could provide some feedback and maybe some suggestions? My budget is around £950 max.

 

Thanks!

-Thom

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/QuiteLikelyThom/saved/#view=xvVr6h

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£124.50 @ Aria PC) 
CPU Cooler: AMD - Wraith Max 55.78 CFM CPU Cooler  (£29.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: *Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£63.44 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: ADATA - XPG SPECTRIX D41 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£99.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Gigabyte - UD PRO 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£35.94 @ CCL Computers) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£53.46 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: *Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Mini Video Card  (£249.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£58.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£75.46 @ Amazon UK) 
Case Fan: Deepcool - RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120mm Fans  (£35.47 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Monitor: AOC - 24B1H 23.6" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (£97.49 @ Ebuyer) 
Total: £924.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-16 01:42 GMT+0000

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CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£139.99 @ Aria PC) 
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Freezer 33 eSports ONE (Black/Red) CPU Cooler  (£29.99 @ AWD-IT) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£76.97 @ Ebuyer) check with ebuyer if bios is updated for zen+ cpus.
Memory: ADATA - XPG SPECTRIX D41 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£99.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£39.99 @ Aria PC) 
Storage: Toshiba - P300 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£52.41 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: Gainward - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB Phoenix Video Card  (£323.34 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Game Max - FALCON WHITE RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£42.80 @ Box Limited) 
Power Supply: Corsair - Vengeance 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£54.11 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: LG - 24MK400H-B 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor  (£89.48 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £949.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-16 01:59 GMT+0000


CPU: Intel i7-4870HQ Heatsink: Coolermaster TPC 812 GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Geil DDR3 2x8GB Evo Potenza 2400Mhz mobo: MSI B85-IE35 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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20 hours ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£139.99 @ Aria PC) 
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Freezer 33 eSports ONE (Black/Red) CPU Cooler  (£29.99 @ AWD-IT) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£76.97 @ Ebuyer) check with ebuyer if bios is updated for zen+ cpus.
Memory: ADATA - XPG SPECTRIX D41 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£99.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£39.99 @ Aria PC) 
Storage: Toshiba - P300 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£52.41 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: Gainward - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB Phoenix Video Card  (£323.34 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Game Max - FALCON WHITE RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£42.80 @ Box Limited) 
Power Supply: Corsair - Vengeance 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£54.11 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: LG - 24MK400H-B 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor  (£89.48 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £949.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-16 01:59 GMT+0000

Thanks, that's actually really helpful! I didn't actually pick up that swapping to an RTX2060 might actually be in my budget - I originally didn't see much reason in going with a R5 2600 over a R5 1600 but actually, I can now see that it would be worthwhile. I'm not great with chipset versions, I thought that the B series was a decent mid-range chipset with X series right at the top of the line - am I right in thinking that? I can, of course, add around a £25-50 contingency to my budget so I may stick with a few of the original parts (like the mechanical hard drive (I have been using exclusively Seagate hard drives in most of my devices now for the last few years - so you can tell they're a brand I trust) and the monitor), but that really does help out! Thanks Herman!

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