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Macko939

UK PC BUILD - 2020 - GAMING/NO BS

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): £600 / GBP

 

Country: UK

 

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: World of Warcraft, FFXIV, ocassional games such as kerbal space program etc. 

 

Other details: I don't need any peripherals, would like to have at least 1 usb-c port, I already have an SSD so won't need that.

 

 Why are you upgrading?

I am currently using an old laptop with a docking station. I got somebody who wants to buy it off me for £450 and I feel like its a great deal for me.

 

My current laptop has a 1050 + i5 7300HQ, and it can run everything I need it for, but it can't run it very well/at high graphics + it overheats quite a bit. I always use it docked and I pretty much never use it as you would use a laptop so I figured I might as well just sell it, chip in some money and get a desktop instead.

 

Could you also please recommend best websites where I can buy PC parts in the UK? Preferably with quick delivery! :)

 

I've got a suggestion from my friend to get something along these lines, pls rate this setup:

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600   /// AMD Ryzen 3400G

MOBO: MSI B450-A       ///   ASUS X570 (WiFi)

GPU: Palit (or other manufacturer if this isn't good) GTX 1660

RAM: 2x 8GB ADATA D10 Gammix

PSU: SPC Vero L3 500W

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5 minutes ago, Macko939 said:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600   /// AMD Ryzen 3400G

MOBO: MSI B450-A       ///   ASUS X570 (WiFi)

GPU: Palit (or other manufacturer if this isn't good) GTX 1660

RAM: 2x 8GB ADATA D10 Gammix

PSU: SPC Vero L3 500W

For your CPU you should go for a Ryzen 3100 or 3300X if they're available, they have much better performance for games than the 1600 or 3400G.

For your GPU usually a 1660 Super is only slightly more expensive but quite a bit better.

For your PSU I wouldn't trust a power supply from a random company get one from EVGA, Corsair, etc You can find a list ranking their quality here

 

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/7RBpcq

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£100.61 @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£94.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL17 Memory  (£73.44 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card  (£217.98 @ Technextday) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  (£63.31 @ Overclockers.co.uk) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£54.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £605.31

 

I'd suggest waiting a little longer for the 3300X to be restocked, as for only ~20 quid more it's more than worth it over the 3100 imo.

 

Also, what SSD do you currently have? If it's very old and/or DRAMless and/or uses QLC flash then I'd probably also add a new SSD on the shopping list. Something like a Kingston A2000 is a really decent option for the price, coming in around the same price as SATA SSDs, despite being NVMe.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro 13" 2018 (i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD)

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/7RBpcq

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£100.61 @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£94.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL17 Memory  (£73.44 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card  (£217.98 @ Technextday) 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  (£63.31 @ Overclockers.co.uk) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£54.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £605.31

 

I'd suggest waiting a little longer for the 3300X to be restocked, as for only ~20 quid more it's more than worth it over the 3100 imo.

 

Also, what SSD do you currently have? If it's very old and/or DRAMless and/or uses QLC flash then I'd probably also add a new SSD on the shopping list. Something like a Kingston A2000 is a really decent option for the price, coming in around the same price as SATA SSDs, despite being NVMe.

 

26 minutes ago, Darpyface said:

For your CPU you should go for a Ryzen 3100 or 3300X if they're available, they have much better performance for games than the 1600 or 3400G.

For your GPU usually a 1660 Super is only slightly more expensive but quite a bit better.

For your PSU I wouldn't trust a power supply from a random company get one from EVGA, Corsair, etc You can find a list ranking their quality here

 

 

Thank you for your reply guys. My budget isn't 100% rigid, I can spend a little bit more if I have to, if it means getting the pc now rather than in a months time lol.

 

I am looking for alternatives to 3300X now, is 3600 OK for my needs?

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All my builds below!

 

Current builds:

Main system: AMD ryzen 5 3600 (No OC (Thermal reasons)) | Stock AMD cooler | Gigabyte B450m gaming | Zotac GTX 970 dual fan (OC, Core base: 1366, Core boost: 1440, Memory: 4206) (+200 core +700 memory) | Corsair 2x8GB 2666Mhz DDR4 | Kingston A400 240gb x2.

Laptop: Toshiba a110-274 | Intel core solo T1350 | Intel 945GM Express | 2x512mb 533Mhz DDR2 sodim | Seagate Momentus .3 7200rpm | Intel pro Wi-fi.

 

Coming soon:

Server build: x2 Xeon E5 2450 | HP Proliant DL360e Gen 8 | Quadro K620 | 4x500GB 7200rpm hdd | Kingston a400 240gb | 32gb ddr3 ECC. (On hold)

Small form factor gaming PC: AMD ryzen 5 3600 (It's here!) | Zotac GTX 970 dual fan (on-hand) | Asus B450I (coming soon-ish)  | 2x Kingston a400 240gb (on-hand).

 

Selling soon:

Mb | combo: AMD ryzen 3 1200 (OCed to 3.625Ghz) (1.21V) | Stock AMD cooler | Gigabyte B450m gaming | 

Dell prebuilt: Intel i3 8100 | Dell Z370 | Dell cooler 80mmm | Dell GTX 1050 | Crucial 1x8gb 2400Mhz DDR4 | Toshiba A300 1tb. (Sold)

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5 minutes ago, Macko939 said:

I am looking for alternatives to 3300X now, is 3600 OK for my needs?

The 3600 is a great value but it's more expensive and you'll be GPU bottlenecked, it's good if you want to upgrade or do workstation tasks.

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4 minutes ago, Darpyface said:

The 3600 is a great value but it's more expensive and you'll be GPU bottlenecked, it's good if you want to upgrade or do workstation tasks.

 

I see, thank you. I'm just trying to work around the fact that 3300X isn't available. What GPU would go well with 3600?

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2 hours ago, Macko939 said:

 

I see, thank you. I'm just trying to work around the fact that 3300X isn't available. What GPU would go well with 3600?

The 3600 can go upto a RX 5700XT or 2070 without bottlenecking, but for your budget a 1660 Super or RX 5600XT would be best

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10 hours ago, Macko939 said:

I am looking for alternatives to 3300X now, is 3600 OK for my needs?

If you can fit the 3600 in your budget then that'd be a really good option.

Right now, the 3300X will be pretty much on par with the 3600 in gaming, but in the following years you'll see the 3600 take the lead easily because of having 50% more cores and threads.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro 13" 2018 (i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD)

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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