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Hi,

 

Trying to build a new pc for myself for gaming to replace a old laptop I used for college and it has started to go out of date. I will also using it for Adobe software like Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom but mostly the focus will be gaming.

 

The games I will be playing on it are CS:GO, Final Fantasy XXVI, Halo Reach, Borderlands 3, Call of Duty Modern Warfare and etc. I am trying to lower the price as much as I can to make it affordable I was wondering if I can get any advice in lowering the price and/or any way ways to improve the system.

 

Specs and price:

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700 (£144.00)

Motherboard: Msi B450 (£89.99)

GPU: MSI Geforce 2070 Super 8GB (£454.50)

SSD: Samsung 500gb (£80.99) - Plan to expand down the line

RAM: Corsair 8GBx2 Vengeance (£89.99)

PSU: Corsair cx750w (£76.49)

Case: Nzxt h510 (£65.99)

Monitor: MSI Optix 144hz (£161.99) - With this if you know of any cheaper options for 144hz let me know

 

Also is it advised I use another CPU cooler rather than the one which comes in the box? (I don't plan on overclocking).

 

Thanks for reading, appreciate your opinions!

 

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Are you serious enough about the photography to need the studio drivers from the Nvidia card?  If not there may be a bunch of cash to be saved with a 5700xt.  Imho it’s the main difference between the cards.  The RTX bit on the Nvidia is near useless.

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-750w is completely unnecessary, 550 is enough.

-there are cheaper cases but h510 isn't exactly expensive

-if you really want cheap, 5700xt is a better option than 2070 super, it is worse in some games by a little but is much cheaper.

-stock cpu cooler is more than enough

 


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-HOW TO SEE PC UTILISATION IN GAME(ie CPU usage, GPU temps, CPU temps etc.)

-EASIEST WAY TO OVERCLOCK RAM ON RYZEN CPUs

 

CURRENT PC:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX

RAM: 2X8 GB 3200MHz G.Skill TridentZ RGB (timings tightened to 14-17-17-30 from 16-18-18-38)

Storage: 240GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus(boot), 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 2TB Seagate Barracuda

GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X TRIO

PSU: Corsair RM650x

OS: Windows 10 Home Unactivated

Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic White

Case Fans: 9x Corsair LL120

Cables: Cablemod C-series White ModFlex Cables

 

 

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1 minute ago, _d0nut said:

-750w is completely unnecessary, 550 is enough.

-there are cheaper cases but h510 isn't exactly expensive

-if you really want cheap, 5700xt is a better option than 2070 super, it is worse in some games by a little but is much cheaper.

-stock cpu cooler is more than enough

 

No reason for a max unless he’s got Ryzen 2 and that’s a 2xxx chip you’ve got specked there.


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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£175.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£79.95 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£52.25 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Team MP34 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£58.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB Dual EVO Advanced Video Card  (£344.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£59.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£62.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC 24G2U/BK 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£169.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £1004.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-09 02:15 GMT+0000


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Bah.  I opened my mouth I might as well throw in.

very minimal storage.  OS and the one game you are playing on the SSD

the PSU is kind of random. There should be something in that price range that is decent

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/MyZTYH

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£197.58 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£106.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£64.97 @ Laptops Direct) 
Storage: Team GX2 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£29.41 @ More Computers) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£34.38 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card  (£375.00 @ Overclockers.co.uk) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  (£55.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: Chieftec 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  (£78.75 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£147.99 @ Box Limited) 
Total: £1090.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-09 02:33 GMT+0000


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I'll recommend something like this instead...

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£175.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£79.95 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£71.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) 
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£59.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£359.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case  (£58.97 @ Box Limited) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£62.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£147.99 @ Box Limited) 
Total: £1016.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-09 06:57 GMT+0000


SSD TIER LIST

 

PRIMARY PC

Ryzen 7 3700X - ASRock X470 Taichi - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TB - MSI GeForce GTX980Ti LIGHTNING - Fractal Design Meshify C - Super Flower Leadex ll Gold 650 Watt

 

SECONDARY PC

Xeon X5680 - Asus SABERTOOTH X58 - Crucial (4x2 1333MHz) - Crucial MX500 500GB - Sapphire RX580 Pulse - Cougar MX330 - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Watt

 

LAPTOP

Acer Nitro 5 - 7300HQ - 16GB DDR4 2133MHz - GTX 1050Ti - Intel 600p Series 256GB - Samsung 860 Evo 1TB

 

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5 hours ago, Bombastinator said:

No reason for a max unless he’s got Ryzen 2 and that’s a 2xxx chip you’ve got specked there.

max is the same price as the regular.. might as well get the max


i like water.

GPU Cooling Tier List | CPU Cooling Tier List | Motherboard Tier List | PSU Tier List       <<<<<<PLEASE CHECK THESE BEFORE BUYING

 

 

USEFUL TUTORIALS

-HOW TO BUILD A PC STEP BY STEP

-WHAT TO DO FIRST WITH A BRAND NEW BUILD

-HOW TO SEE PC UTILISATION IN GAME(ie CPU usage, GPU temps, CPU temps etc.)

-EASIEST WAY TO OVERCLOCK RAM ON RYZEN CPUs

 

CURRENT PC:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX

RAM: 2X8 GB 3200MHz G.Skill TridentZ RGB (timings tightened to 14-17-17-30 from 16-18-18-38)

Storage: 240GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus(boot), 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 2TB Seagate Barracuda

GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X TRIO

PSU: Corsair RM650x

OS: Windows 10 Home Unactivated

Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic White

Case Fans: 9x Corsair LL120

Cables: Cablemod C-series White ModFlex Cables

 

 

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