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rather than 1700x maybe you should try a 2600  ... lower 65w TDP and higher default frequencies and the refined process allows for lower voltage so your overclocking may be better and also the 2xxx has better compatibility with memory and can do higher speeds

 

overclockers co uk prices not sure if they include vat or not

 

200 gbp 1700x 3.0 base / 3.8 boost  8core in 95w tdp

170 gbp 2600 3.4 base / 3.9 boost  6core in 65w tdp : https://www.overclockers.co.uk/amd-ryzen-5-six-core-2600-3.90ghz-socket-am4-processor-retail-cp-3af-am.html

 

110 gbp gigabyte B450-I AORUS PRO WIFI (Socket AM4) Mini-ITX Motherboard : https://www.overclockers.co.uk/gigabyte-b450-i-aorus-pro-wifi-socket-am4-mini-itx-motherboard-mb-57h-gi.html

120 gb asrock B450 Gaming-ITX/AC (Socket AM4) DDR4 Mini-ITX Motherboard https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asrock-b450-gaming-itx-ac-socket-am4-ddr4-mini-itx-motherboard-mb-16a-ak.html

both have wifi/ac on it, good layout, heatsinks on vrm etc etc

 

 

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1. Budget & Location

I'm still looking to buy a CPU and a motherboard to fit with my other components that I bought from different websites. I'm based in the UK and spending in pounds. I'm looking to buy most things on Amazon UK.

2. Aim

My aim is to make a mini-itx/micro-atx build that I can easily move around to lan parties or when move accommodation yearly. I'm looking for a PC that can run the latest games such as AC Odyssey at High settings at 1080p, I will use the computer to do some 3D modelling as well.

3. Monitors

I'm currently running a 1080p 60Hz HDMI monitor, I'm planning to upgrade in the future maybe a year from now to two monitors. 

4. Peripherals

I already have all of the components except CPU and Motherboard.

 

These are my specs for now

 

CPU: N/A

Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 (Still haven't bought this though)

MOBO: N/A

Ram: 16 GB HyperX

GPU: EVGA 1060 6GB SC

PSU: EVGA G2 550

Storage: 250 Samsung EVO M.2 SSD, 1TB WD Green

Case: small, cheap case that I had lying around

 

I'm looking to spend around 300-350 pounds on CPU+motherboard combo, it would be preferable if the motherboard already had wifi in it.

I'm not sure if a R7 1700X + ASRock Mini-ITX AB350 Gaming-ITX/AC will cut it. 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06X3W9NGG/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-Mini-ITX-Motherboard-AB350-GAMING-ITX/dp/B073BFTJQK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540475847&sr=8-1&keywords=asrock+mini+itx+motherboard+ac#

 

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https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Qf9RnH

also, the noctua website says it's designed for chips up to 94 watt tdp, this one is 65, so you should be fine


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Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k 5.0ghz

GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming

RAM: 2x8 3333 mhz DDR4 Trident Z

MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC

HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)

PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 Slim Glacier White 500 GB

PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 GB

PS3 Super Slim 500 GB

PS2 OG

Xbox OG

DS Lite White

DS Lite Black/blue

DS Lite Blue

DSI XL Orange

Gameboy Advanced Color

PS Vita v2

Wii

 

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PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/dC89GG
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/dC89GG/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600 3.1GHz 6-Core Processor  (£275.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£89.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £365.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-25 15:11 BST+0100

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Go with an i5-6600k for around £200, and a decent mini-ITX motherboard for sub-£100. You'll have money left over and still get solid performance.

Or like others have suggested, use a newer generation. Personal preference though, I'm a cheapskate what can I say ;) 



 

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3 minutes ago, Ross Siggers said:

Go with an i5-6600k for around £200, and a decent mini-ITX motherboard for sub-£100. You'll have money left over and still get solid performance.

Or like others have suggested, use a newer generation. Personal preference though, I'm a cheapskate what can I say ;) 

for that price I would rather get a r5 2600, but also just a preference


PSU Tier List 4.0//Motherboard Tier List//Community Standards//ATX Specification//Group Regulation//Topologies and Regulations//How many watts?//PSU Protections

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Primary PC:

Spoiler

CPU: I5-8600k 5.0ghz

GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming

RAM: 2x8 3333 mhz DDR4 Trident Z

MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC

HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)

PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

Spoiler

PS4 Slim Glacier White 500 GB

PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 GB

PS3 Super Slim 500 GB

PS2 OG

Xbox OG

DS Lite White

DS Lite Black/blue

DS Lite Blue

DSI XL Orange

Gameboy Advanced Color

PS Vita v2

Wii

 

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@LukeSavenije I mean, I didn't display my full cheapness in that post...I'm currently planning a build with an i5-6500 and a 1050ti mini....both used... ;) 



 

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@Ross Siggerscheapness? i'm doing this on a second gen intel i3 laptop from acer i got for free from a company.


PSU Tier List 4.0//Motherboard Tier List//Community Standards//ATX Specification//Group Regulation//Topologies and Regulations//How many watts?//PSU Protections

Don't forget to quote or mention me

 

Primary PC:

Spoiler

CPU: I5-8600k 5.0ghz

GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming

RAM: 2x8 3333 mhz DDR4 Trident Z

MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC

HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)

PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

Spoiler

PS4 Slim Glacier White 500 GB

PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 GB

PS3 Super Slim 500 GB

PS2 OG

Xbox OG

DS Lite White

DS Lite Black/blue

DS Lite Blue

DSI XL Orange

Gameboy Advanced Color

PS Vita v2

Wii

 

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Most ITX motherboards nowadays should already have Wi-Fi built-in, so that shouldn't be a problem. I'd recommend a Core i5-8400 pair with the Asus ROG Strix B360-I, that makes a very solid combo imo.

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8 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

@Ross Siggerscheapness? i'm doing this on a second gen intel i3 laptop from acer i got for free from a company.

Bruh...?

Cheap =/= bad imho, I just like to hunt a bargain. Not too worried about cutting edge.



 

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rather than 1700x maybe you should try a 2600  ... lower 65w TDP and higher default frequencies and the refined process allows for lower voltage so your overclocking may be better and also the 2xxx has better compatibility with memory and can do higher speeds

 

overclockers co uk prices not sure if they include vat or not

 

200 gbp 1700x 3.0 base / 3.8 boost  8core in 95w tdp

170 gbp 2600 3.4 base / 3.9 boost  6core in 65w tdp : https://www.overclockers.co.uk/amd-ryzen-5-six-core-2600-3.90ghz-socket-am4-processor-retail-cp-3af-am.html

 

110 gbp gigabyte B450-I AORUS PRO WIFI (Socket AM4) Mini-ITX Motherboard : https://www.overclockers.co.uk/gigabyte-b450-i-aorus-pro-wifi-socket-am4-mini-itx-motherboard-mb-57h-gi.html

120 gb asrock B450 Gaming-ITX/AC (Socket AM4) DDR4 Mini-ITX Motherboard https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asrock-b450-gaming-itx-ac-socket-am4-ddr4-mini-itx-motherboard-mb-16a-ak.html

both have wifi/ac on it, good layout, heatsinks on vrm etc etc

 

 

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