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  1. I'm not dying about either, but I thought overall they made a better value proposition? As in, I'd at least like to try them, and considering that my 'end goal' is an RTX 3080, the 3070 seemed like a better stepping stone. You are correct in that those SKUs are 150 pounds higher than the cheapest 3070 on paper, but unfortunately the cheap 3070s aren't available, and (even more unfortunately) those are the actual prices for those SKUs everywhere I've checked in the UK Considering I do intended to sell these down the line, should I be thinking about which one will hold its
  2. Like seemingly pretty much every person on the planet, I've had my heart set on an RTX 3080 for my new 1440/144Hz build. I have every other part except the GPU because they're nowhere to be found. I have now been given the chance to buy an RTX 3070 or a Radeon 6800 (non XT) for ~700GBP (960 USD). Specifically, this is the Aorus Master 3070 and the Nitro+ OC 6800. This is not from a scalper, as I would never give them money or encourage them. I'm really tempted by the fact that they're actually available, and was thinking I could buy one of them, use them for now until t
  3. Just realised that ordering from Newegg means I need to pay an additional 20% markup as import duty. Well that's not fun Guess my best option is to keep my eyes peeled for decently priced 3600CL16s/3733CL17s over the next few weeks as I'm hunting for a CPU and GPU to be stocked. Thanks for the input Jurrunio
  4. That's fair enough actually! Good way of putting it. Yup, for some reason what retailers do here is take the US price, take off the dollar sign, slap a pound sign in its place, and call it a day. It's immensely frustrating. I found quite a few memory kits on Newegg that I wouldn't mind ordering, especially if I some other kit from there as well to get free shipping. The thing that's holding me back is concern about support. If for example I get a dud RAM stick, I'm concerned it'll be harder to get a replacement/RMA/fix/whatever from a company that has no presence in
  5. The Meshify 2 shows up at around 160 pounds, which is more expensive than something like the Phanteks P500A or P400A which is what I'm actually considering. Those just don't show up on PcPartPicker for some reason, but I can see them in stock at retailers. Or are you saying that the Meshify 2 is better than even those? Huh, I hadn't thought I could get such a cheap cooler and still be effective. Thanks! The B-550M Mortar is literally the cheapest B-550 with at least 4 SATA ports and on-board WIFI that I could find. Unfortunately, my current setup does not allow fo
  6. Budget (including currency): £1500 + change Country: UK Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mostly gaming, with some light work too. Targeted monitor is the Odyssey G9 - 5120x1440/240Hz. I put up a previous much wider thread here, and have now narrowed down a potential build and wanted to get feedback on it. I have a separate thread about my choice of mobo and RAM here, and will update this one if I get advice that changes my selection. If I'm not allowed to have multiple threads for a single build, apologies, let me know and I'll remove them.
  7. I can't really think of anything I'd need besides the GPU and (potentially) an M.2 SSD. Haven't needed anything else in my current build, except maybe a SATA extension card, but since I'm unlikely to need an optical drive anymore, so I'd be down to 4 SATA connections, which they could both handle. So you're recommending the TUF full ATX board? Even if the tomahawk is only 36 pounds more? Not trying to be contrary or anything, just using you as a sounding board if that's ok 4x8 are nowhere to be seen either; it's like the whole of the damn UK has collectively run out o
  8. Hey folks! Reaching out to preserve my sanity because if I spend another day watching comparison videos and searching through parts lists, I'm gonna flip out I'm planning a build with a 5600X and an RTX 3080, so I should be able to put it together before this time next year. Jokes aside, I need help settling on a mobo, and had a question about RAM timings. I'm in the UK, since that has a bearing on component availability. I've narrowed the field to 3 (4?) options based on what I'm seeing available: MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI for 120 pounds - Cheapest board
  9. Hi Quickstrike, Thanks for taking the time to respond! Your input is really helpful. My thinking has shifed along similar lines; remove my hard drives from my current rig and flip it and replace pretty much everything else. So now I'm in a mad dash to research new AM4 mobos, RAM, and cases CPU: As much as I want to deny the collective wisdom on the 5800X being weirdly priced, I really can't do so. The 150 pound price bump really isn't justified, especially with how much better the 250 pound bump to the 5900X is. The reason I'm slightly hesitant is that if
  10. Budget (including currency): 1500GBP at the absolute max, though less is of course better; ideally around 1200. Country: UK Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mostly gaming (think games along the lines of Metro Exodus, Cyberpunk, RDR2, Anthem), but some software development too (nothing crazy though) Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): Hello folks! Just another i5-6600K/GTX970 build that's due for