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Thoughts about my choice of parts and how can I save money?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

 

Learning web dev, doing homework, 1080p 75Hz gaming.

 

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)

 

1080p, 75Hz. Latest titles at Mid-High settings.

 

**What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?**

 

Don't want to go over £650.

 

**In what country are you purchasing your parts?**

 

UK

 

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please).

 

 

 

Provide any additional details you wish below.

 

I just put this together using PCPartPicker, so I wanted to know what you guys think of my choice of parts.
I also really want to shave off some costs here to take it down to £650, but I don't really know what to do.

 

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You can get rid of the aftermarket cooler, the stock cooler is decent, so you can save money on that. The first thing that comes to mind would be a better GPU, maybe you could swap the 3300x for the 3100 to fit in a better GPU to balance the build out a bit. Another thing to save money might be to go micro ATX. In my experience the motherboards have usually been a bit cheaper, same with the cases.


AMD Ryzen 3 3200G / Sapphire R9 290X / 16gb (2x8) Kingston ValueRam @ 2666Mhz / Gigabyte A320M-S2H / Kingston A400 120GB M.2 SSD / WD Blue 2.5" 1TB HDD / Cooler Master MWE450 / Aerocool CS-100 / LG 22MK400H-B 1920x1080 @ 75Hz

 

 

 

 

 

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Would you be prepared to go used? If not still swap the 3300x for a 1600 "AF" and that video card is overpriced.


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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC  RAM16GB TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB (2×8GB 3200MHz) GPU:AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 MSI Air Boost OC Case: Lian Li Lancool 2 (With all accessories) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVME M.2 SSD, 2× 5400RPM Seagate NAS 2TB HDDs PSU: GameMax RGB-850 850W Modular RGB 80+ Gold Display: Viotek GN32DB 32″ Curved Monitor – 144Hz 1440p WQHD VA with FreeSync Cooling: AMD Wraith Prism RGB Keyboard: Anne Pro 2 60% NKRO Bluetooth 4.0 Type-C RGB 61 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Gateron Brown Switches Mouse: Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Wired Gaming Mouse Sound: RAZER Kraken Gaming Headset Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Laptop: Clevo P641RE Gaming Laptop (14.1", i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M, 500GB NVME M.2, 16GB DDR4) Phone: Samsung Galaxy S9 128GB Coral Blue Earphones: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

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Also that motherboard is too much for what it is, you could get a top of the range-ish b450 for that price


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"Good things might come to those who wait, but not to those who wait too late" Bill Withers, 1981

 

My PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC  RAM16GB TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB (2×8GB 3200MHz) GPU:AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 MSI Air Boost OC Case: Lian Li Lancool 2 (With all accessories) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVME M.2 SSD, 2× 5400RPM Seagate NAS 2TB HDDs PSU: GameMax RGB-850 850W Modular RGB 80+ Gold Display: Viotek GN32DB 32″ Curved Monitor – 144Hz 1440p WQHD VA with FreeSync Cooling: AMD Wraith Prism RGB Keyboard: Anne Pro 2 60% NKRO Bluetooth 4.0 Type-C RGB 61 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Gateron Brown Switches Mouse: Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Wired Gaming Mouse Sound: RAZER Kraken Gaming Headset Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Laptop: Clevo P641RE Gaming Laptop (14.1", i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M, 500GB NVME M.2, 16GB DDR4) Phone: Samsung Galaxy S9 128GB Coral Blue Earphones: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

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Oh and the HDD/ SSD combo is a bit too much, pretty sure you could get an m.2 for that price and you could get a new 2tb HDD for £30 most of the time. Everything else looks good tho :P 


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"Good things might come to those who wait, but not to those who wait too late" Bill Withers, 1981

 

My PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC  RAM16GB TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB (2×8GB 3200MHz) GPU:AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 MSI Air Boost OC Case: Lian Li Lancool 2 (With all accessories) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 510 512GB NVME M.2 SSD, 2× 5400RPM Seagate NAS 2TB HDDs PSU: GameMax RGB-850 850W Modular RGB 80+ Gold Display: Viotek GN32DB 32″ Curved Monitor – 144Hz 1440p WQHD VA with FreeSync Cooling: AMD Wraith Prism RGB Keyboard: Anne Pro 2 60% NKRO Bluetooth 4.0 Type-C RGB 61 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Gateron Brown Switches Mouse: Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Wired Gaming Mouse Sound: RAZER Kraken Gaming Headset Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Laptop: Clevo P641RE Gaming Laptop (14.1", i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M, 500GB NVME M.2, 16GB DDR4) Phone: Samsung Galaxy S9 128GB Coral Blue Earphones: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

You can get rid of the aftermarket cooler, the stock cooler is decent, so you can save money on that. The first thing that comes to mind would be a better GPU, maybe you could swap the 3300x for the 3100 to fit in a better GPU to balance the build out a bit. Another thing to save money might be to go micro ATX. In my experience the motherboards have usually been a bit cheaper, same with the cases.

Definitely getting rid of the cooler. I went micro ATX, but this build is really going to be used for a very long time (building it for family relative), and I didn't want to bother with the supposed airflow issues with the case I picked etc.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, David_1276 said:

Also that motherboard is too much for what it is, you could get a top of the range-ish b450 for that price

Do you know which B450?

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1 minute ago, curiousgamer121 said:

Do you know which B450?

Lower end B450 like a DS3H or a PRo4 will handle a 3300x fine.


|| CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x @ 4.2GHz 1.4v || CPU Cooling: Wraith Prism (Upgrade to 212 Black Pending) || Motherboard: B450 Tomahawk MAX || RAM: C-DIE LPX @ 3266MHz 15-17-17-20 1.45v slightly tuned subs || Storage1x MX500 500GB 1x WD Blue 1TB 5400RPM || GPU: Gaming OC 5700XT @ 2010 Core // 1800 Mem || Case: H510 Matte Black || PSU: RM550x || Monitors: 2x KG281K || Keyboard: Tecknet Wired Membrane || Mouse: Tecknet Wired Mouse || Headphones: Platinum Wireless || Mic: Inbuilt (Upgrade to Yeti Nano Pending) || Console: PS4 Pro 1TB || Phone: iPhone X || Earphones: AirPods Pro || Watch: Apple Watch Series 2

 

My words of advice:

Don't buy Cherry Browns.

Don't play Overwatch. I've hate the game yet I play it every day.

Wireless > Lighter Mice

Silence > Temps for Coolers

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2 minutes ago, curiousgamer121 said:

Definitely getting rid of the cooler. I went micro ATX, but this build is really going to be used for a very long time (building it for family relative), and I didn't want to bother with the supposed airflow issues with the case I picked etc.

Alright, well you could always leave the case as it is and just go for an mATX motherboard


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

Alright, well you could always leave the case as it is and just go for an mATX motherboard

Managed to do this, my only concern is:

The case has 3 fans. Would I put 2 intake and 1 exhaust?

The motherboard has 1 fan header, does that mean I need to buy a fan hub?

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1 minute ago, curiousgamer121 said:

Yeah, I'd do two intake one exhaust, and yes, you will need a fan hub. They're very inexpensive, though.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, NZgamer said:

Yeah, I'd do two intake one exhaust, and yes, you will need a fan hub. They're very inexpensive, though.

Thanks man, I also saw:

Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case has a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port, but the Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard does not have sufficient USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers. The case USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port will not be usable.

Does this mean the case's USB ports will be unusable?

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11 minutes ago, curiousgamer121 said:

Thanks man, I also saw:

Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case has a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port, but the Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard does not have sufficient USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers. The case USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A port will not be usable.

Does this mean the case's USB ports will be unusable?

Only that USB 3.2 port will be, but if you wanted to use it, you could just get a PCIe card with a header, but I probably wouldn't, there's not many USB 3.1 devices out there at the moment.


AMD Ryzen 3 3200G / Sapphire R9 290X / 16gb (2x8) Kingston ValueRam @ 2666Mhz / Gigabyte A320M-S2H / Kingston A400 120GB M.2 SSD / WD Blue 2.5" 1TB HDD / Cooler Master MWE450 / Aerocool CS-100 / LG 22MK400H-B 1920x1080 @ 75Hz

 

 

 

 

 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£147.90 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£58.16 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (£60.81 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Crucial BX300 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£29.79 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£53.79 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card  (£124.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Case: GameMax Aurora ATX Mid Tower Case  (£44.66 @ CCL Computers) 
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£54.95 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor  (£83.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £659.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-26 13:39 BST+0100

you can find a cheaper case if you really need the price to go down.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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9 hours ago, curiousgamer121 said:

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

 

Learning web dev, doing homework, 1080p 75Hz gaming.

 

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)

 

1080p, 75Hz. Latest titles at Mid-High settings.

 

**What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?**

 

Don't want to go over £650.

 

**In what country are you purchasing your parts?**

 

UK

 

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please).

 

 

 

Provide any additional details you wish below.

 

I just put this together using PCPartPicker, so I wanted to know what you guys think of my choice of parts.
I also really want to shave off some costs here to take it down to £650, but I don't really know what to do.

 

dont need the aftermarket cooler. Everything else looks good except would highly recommend a 144hz monitor

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, NZgamer said:

Only that USB 3.2 port will be, but if you wanted to use it, you could just get a PCIe card with a header, but I probably wouldn't, there's not many USB 3.1 devices out there at the moment.

I just found out I can get the same build but for £30 more I can get a Ryzen 5 3600X RX580 combo on sale? Should I go for it?

 

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-radeon-arez-dual-rx-580-8gb-oc-graphics-card-box-uk-at-ebay-3493994#comments

 

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amd-ryzen-5-3600-processor-from-ebay-anodeandcathode-3493939

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 hours ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£147.90 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£58.16 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (£60.81 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Crucial BX300 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£29.79 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£53.79 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card  (£124.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Case: GameMax Aurora ATX Mid Tower Case  (£44.66 @ CCL Computers) 
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£54.95 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor  (£83.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £659.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-26 13:39 BST+0100

you can find a cheaper case if you really need the price to go down.

Check my latest post on this thread please

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35 minutes ago, curiousgamer121 said:

Yeah, I'd probably go for that


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1 hour ago, boggy77 said:

It has less vram and is more expensive, but it has better performance

Take a look at @Herman Mcpootis list: The Radeon costs 124.99 £, yours 162.86 £. The VRAM of your choise is 4GB, @Herman Mcpootis choise has got 8GB VRAM.

 

PS: How do you Quote correctly other members? If I just write it down I can't see an orange background like when others quote somebody.

Thanks

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38 minutes ago, koptr said:

Take a look at @Herman Mcpootis list: The Radeon costs 124.99 £, yours 162.86 £. The VRAM of your choise is 4GB, @Herman Mcpootis choise has got 8GB VRAM.

the 1650S is on par with the 580, not the 570.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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2 hours ago, koptr said:

PS: How do you Quote correctly other members? If I just write it down I can't see an orange background like when others quote somebody.

Thanks

Type '@' and the first letter of the name, wait a few seconds, a box underneath should load, just start typing the name and then select it in the small box.

 

Like @koptr.


|| CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x @ 4.2GHz 1.4v || CPU Cooling: Wraith Prism (Upgrade to 212 Black Pending) || Motherboard: B450 Tomahawk MAX || RAM: C-DIE LPX @ 3266MHz 15-17-17-20 1.45v slightly tuned subs || Storage1x MX500 500GB 1x WD Blue 1TB 5400RPM || GPU: Gaming OC 5700XT @ 2010 Core // 1800 Mem || Case: H510 Matte Black || PSU: RM550x || Monitors: 2x KG281K || Keyboard: Tecknet Wired Membrane || Mouse: Tecknet Wired Mouse || Headphones: Platinum Wireless || Mic: Inbuilt (Upgrade to Yeti Nano Pending) || Console: PS4 Pro 1TB || Phone: iPhone X || Earphones: AirPods Pro || Watch: Apple Watch Series 2

 

My words of advice:

Don't buy Cherry Browns.

Don't play Overwatch. I've hate the game yet I play it every day.

Wireless > Lighter Mice

Silence > Temps for Coolers

Get a good PSU

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2 hours ago, gloop said:

Type '@' and the first letter of the name, wait a few seconds, a box underneath should load, just start typing the name and then select it in the small box.

 

Like @koptr.

Thanks but that didn't worked for me. I typed "@g" to try and waited but nothing happened.

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