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  1. Thanks all for the replies. Will probably go with the B550 then as it seems slightly more modern overall and I like the cooler temps. Probably don't need so many super fast USB ports.
  2. Thanks for the reply. It'll be 3600 RAM, and I don't plan to OC anything. The M.2 drives will all be Gen 3.
  3. Hello. Trying to decide which of these to go for: MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge Wi-Fi MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk Wi-Fi Had a check on some other forums, but no conclusive answer, with most replies just saying "Get whichever is cheaper", which doesn't seem helpful as I can see some differences. They're a similar price in the UK. I'll be using with something like the 5950x, 3080 Ti whenever it's released, and two M.2 storage drives. 64GB RAM and a couple of SATA SSDs too. Software: Maya, Zbrush, Substance, Unreal, Houdini etc. X570: Runs warmer (58c with 3900x, say H
  4. Thank you. Still learning about it all so grateful for the info. Hopefully, when it comes time, I can assemble it all without wrecking anything < This face looks way different to the normal emoji version too - _ - (Meant to be to poke fun at my ignorance, not anyone else).
  5. Alrighty, thank you. Do you have any links to people saying the Seasonic fan is poor? Amazon reviews seem to be glowing (1900+). https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-Efficiency-Cable-Free-Connection-Performance/dp/B07WVMDZMZ/ref=sr_1_20?dchild=1&keywords=psu&qid=1608611960&sr=8-20&th=1 EVGA would be another option. There seem to be a handful of people reporting that their PSU blew up / fried all their components no matter which one I research (Seasonic, Corsair, EVGA). I guess I'll go with the one with the least reports of that How about NZXT?
  6. Great, thanks. I'll consider that one too. I went through the Outervision PSU calculator and it's recommending anything from 850 all the way up to 1350w PSUs, depending on the efficiency rating I select: https://outervision.com/b/A72iX9 Is 850w the right choice for what I will be using it for? - Software such as Maya, Substance, Zbrush, Unreal, Houdini, Redshift, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere etc - Some gaming Here's the efficiency graph from the Focus GX page. I live in the UK so it's the 230v line (the top one) that is relevant.
  7. Thank you. So it makes zero difference to the performance of the system as a whole? So if I am playing a game or rendering something there won't be any difference in fps or time for example? The only thing the Gold / Plat / Ti stuff changes is the power it takes from the wall, not the power it gives to the components? I know these questions are probably dumb but this is my first build and I want to make sure I am getting the best performance and not making any silly errors.
  8. Is there any reason to get the P model over the G model of the Seasonic? £20 difference. I checked the website and the specs look the same except for a 2% efficiency difference. Does this mean it will use less power over time and save me a bit on the electricity bill? I looked at the images on their website of the internals of both units and they seem the same too. I read somewhere that Platinum and Titanium rated PSUs use higher quality components, or is that nonsense?
  9. Surely if you run games on it it'll get warmer? Best to just use for emails and internet. Not too many tabs though.
  10. Hi all. 1. I know nothing about PSUs. Did some research online and on the forum and narrowed it down to two contenders: Corsair RM850x, and the Seasonic FOCUS GX-850 / PX-850. Any opinion on which to go with and why? Does either have features that the other doesn't? Is one more reliable? Build below. 2. I'd also like to know what's the best (most reliable) brand and model of large-capacity (8TB+) HDD? According to Amazon reviews the Seagate IronWolf might be good. Any opinions please or other things I should look at? 3. Lastly: Is there any dow
  11. Hi all. Any news on the 3080 Ti? Also, what's people's strategy with preordering these things? I am UK / EU-based, so which online shops are best? I know of Scan, but other tips would be appreciated. How about direct from EVGA too? Did they offer preorders with the current models? Thanks for the info.
  12. Hello again. Posted here a few years back with a similar question. So here's an updated one: Budget (including currency): £1500-2000 GBP Country: UK Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Maya, Substance, ZBrush, Houdini, Redshift etc. Adobe Creative Suite: mostly Photoshop, Lightroom, some Premiere. PS5 / Xbox Series X: If games that come out on these platforms are also released on PC, I would like to be able to play them at the same or better quality. For example: Horizon or Final Fantasy. Oh, and probably Overwatch 2 Other details: