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  1. Ok noted. Thanks for the advise, very happy with the build you've proposed so I think I'll run with that
  2. Thanks again, very useful to see this. I think I'll stick with your original cheaper build, while I'd like the extra storage I think I'll upgrade it further down the line. As long as you think all the core components complement each other, I'm happy. You don't foresee any issues with having just the one 1TB SSD to save OS and games to?
  3. Great, and is 650 W enough for the PSU? Just to see what you think, if I raised the budget to £2,000, what would you improve/add to this build?
  4. Thanks for this, I like your suggested build - one thing is that on pcpartpicker it flags a compatibility issue, is that something to worry about?
  5. Thanks for the response, why the Ryzen 5? I have no preference for brands so happy to get the best option, AMD or Intel.
  6. Budget (including currency): £1,600 - £1,900 Country: United Kingdom Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Exclusively gaming, including titles like Rust, KSP, Space Engineers and AAA titles like The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 Other details: This is my first build and is aimed at 1440p gaming at high to ultra settings with high FPS. Existing parts list is here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/LumpyLenny/saved/32FjZL In terms of peripherals, I need everything from a wifi card through to a monitor, with the exception of a m
  7. Thanks a lot for the input. I'm keen to keep my build cool, so I'll buy perhaps four more 120mm fans in addition to the two supplied with the case and get a fan splitter to set them up. What do you think is the best airflow configuration for them?
  8. Hi there, This is my build, to be used exclusively for gaming: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/yTywNN I'm a complete novice and full of amateur questions, one of which concerns the motherboard I've chosen. It's the ASRock Z370 Extreme4, and I'm having trouble finding out exactly how many fans it can support without having to buy fan splitters. The ASRock stats page says it has: - 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)- 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin)- 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)- 1 x Chassis Optional/Wat
  9. Thanks cj. So it's preferable to have the fans intaking air from the front and the CPU cooler at the top, with the GPU cooler at the back. Another amateur question here, how can I check that there will be enough space to fit the CPU cooler at the top without it interfering with the MOBO or RAM?
  10. Hi Alex, very good question that I should've addressed in the original post. It's exclusively for gaming; I'm looking to play a selection of AAA titles, and I'd specifically like to be able to play Star Citizen at high settings once it's been further developed.
  11. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DdYkFd Hi everyone, This is my first build and I'm struggling to decide on what is the best configuration of fans etc. to keep this case nice and cool. Where should I mount the CPU cooler (top or front?), and where should I place the two stock fans for input and output airflow, while working around the 1080 ti HYBRID cooler? I'm completely open to switching that Cooler Master CPU liquid cooler or buying 120/140 mm fans if necessary (but I'm already over budget so any savings would be fantastic!). I'm working with the Fractal
  12. Hah the blue is gone, not sure how I OK'd that in the first place. I'm keen to see how the 1070ti performs but I may even shell out for the 1080 to really nail the 1440p performance. Thanks for the input by the way.
  13. Hi Dave, thanks for this build, it was very instinctive. Here's the build as it stands: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DhVT2R I've decided to go for a better CPU and GPU to improve the longevity of the PC - whats your take on the CPU/GPU/MOBO combination? I'm aiming for good performance at 1440p for AAA games and high performance at 1080p. Any advice is appreciated!
  14. Hi whizz, just thought I'd get your opinion on the latest changes to the build: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DhVT2R I've gone for the 1070 (considering the 1070ti, depending on how it performs when it's released) and chosen the 8600k. What's your take on the overall build? Aiming for good performance at 1440p and high performance at 1080p
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