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MattEnglish

First build in a Decade

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): £900

Country: UK

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 1. Gaming 2. Light Video/Photo Editing 

Other details: Currently using an Antec Three Hundred tower, I was planning on holding onto this to allow for the extra cash to be put into the other components. I have three hard drives which I am going to continue to use for storage of long term files not required for quick access. I have a logitech G15 Keyboard. Currently running a 1080p 60hz monitor (possible upgrade next year but not a priority for me at the moment). 

 

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£153.47 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£119.40 @ Alza) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (£66.48 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£79.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB THICC III Ultra Video Card  (£389.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£69.99 @ Currys PC World) 
Total: £879.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-14 20:17 BST+0100

 

Edited by MattEnglish
Replaced SSD
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Dont get that ssd. Its not great compared to others in the price range. I would go for this. Also that case doesn't look great in terms of airflow so i would invest in a new one. The phanteks p400a or fractal design meshify c are good options.


Home gaming and general work rig: CPU: 2700 with stock cooler Ram: Corsair vengeance pro Rgb 16gb GPU: RX570 4GB (upgrading soon) Storage: 1x 500gb crucial ssd + 1tb HDD Mobo: B450-F gaming PSU: Corsair GS600 Case: Corsair 275R

F@H rig (In office and used for work too) CPU: 3600 Ram: Viper 16gb ram Mobo: B550-Tomahawk GPU's 1x 2080 Ti 1x 2060 super Storage: SN750 1tb Case: PC 011 Air PSU: Corsair RM850 Fans: 6x Noctua NF-12

 

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Always Reply with a question if you have one! 😃

 

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Good build.
I would get a Samsung  EVO Plus or a WD Black for the SSD  (a little more expensive but better)

-There might be a BIOS issue with your B450 if it was made before last year. If that's the case, find a friend with an older gen Ryzen (1000 or 2000) CPU to patch the BIOS.

-The Antec Three hundred (my old case) doesn't have great ventilation because of the huge drive bay that obstructs air flow.
If your still put HDD and optical readers in there, make sure you have good cable management.
What I did on mine was to set all the back case fans push out (making a negative pressure setup). It works but you have to clean your case a few times a years.


CPU Ryzen 3700X - Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX X570-E - RAM 32GB of G.SKILL NEON 3600 - GPU EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC - 
Case Mastercase H500p mesh - Corsair MP600 NVME 1 Tb, Samsung 960 PRO 500 Gb & 2 Seagate baracuda 7200 RPM 2TB in stripe -
PSU Seasonic Focus Gx-850 - Display MG28UQ 4K monitor - Cooling Corsair H150 Pro - 

Keyboard G-910 W/ Romer G tactile - Mouse G 502 Hero (wired) - Sound Logitech X-530 and Razer Tiamat headphones

Operating System Windows 10

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Quickstrike said:

Good build.
I would get a Samsung  EVO Plus or a WD Black for the SSD  (a little more expensive but better)

-There might be a BIOS issue with your B450 if it was made before last year. If that's the case, find a friend with an older gen Ryzen (1000 or 2000) CPU to patch the BIOS.

-The Antec Three hundred (my old case) doesn't have great ventilation because of the huge drive bay that obstructs air flow.
If your still put HDD and optical readers in there, make sure you have good cable management.
What I did on mine was to set all the back case fans push out (making a negative pressure setup). It works but you have to clean your case a few times a years.

Ok I've made the change with the SSD to a WD SN750 (500GB) as recommended by Ed-petit. Within my budget without compromising on space, which I would have had to do with the EVO Pro.

 

I was concerned about how the Antec Case would hold up with cooling, but as this is an upgrade to a budget (£900 is my absolute max) I will have to possibly compromise on the GPU to afford it. Do we think that is worth it based on the substandard cooling or will an upgrade next year of the case be on ok alternative?

 

 

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Just update the case later. What you have is fine for now.


BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz - 5.2Ghz - 5.2Ghz - 5.2Ghz - 5.1Ghz - 5.1Ghz - 5.1Ghz - 5.0Ghz
  • Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 17-18-18-37
  • MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Phanteks Evolv X
  • 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • Corsair HX1000i
  • Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown), Corsair Scimitar Elite, Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, De-lidded and Liquid Metaled
  • Asus Z97A
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-28
  • EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • Corsair AX760
  • Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Corsair H115i RGB
  • Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue), crap wireless mouse she insists on using (lol), SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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12 minutes ago, MattEnglish said:

Ok whilst doing a final check on availability of the list I've been struggling to find the below PSU:

 

Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£69.99 @ Currys PC World) 

 

 

Any other recommendations within a similar price range?

SeaSonic S12III 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply


CPU Ryzen 3700X - Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX X570-E - RAM 32GB of G.SKILL NEON 3600 - GPU EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC - 
Case Mastercase H500p mesh - Corsair MP600 NVME 1 Tb, Samsung 960 PRO 500 Gb & 2 Seagate baracuda 7200 RPM 2TB in stripe -
PSU Seasonic Focus Gx-850 - Display MG28UQ 4K monitor - Cooling Corsair H150 Pro - 

Keyboard G-910 W/ Romer G tactile - Mouse G 502 Hero (wired) - Sound Logitech X-530 and Razer Tiamat headphones

Operating System Windows 10

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