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New Gaming Build

So been away from PC gaming for a good 5 years but decided to come back now i have a little space,

 

Got a budget of around £1400 for my new PC and was looking at getting the following,

 

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X AM4 CPU/ Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler

PowerColor Radeon Red Devil RX 5700XT 8GB Graphics Card

2 x DDR4 2666 8gb 1x8 Kit Fury

MSI X470 GAMING PLUS AM4 DDR4 ATX Motherboard

Toshiba P300 1TB 3.5'' SATA High-Performance Hard Drive (OEM)

WD Green M.2 SSD 240GB 7mm SATA Gen 3

TP-Link TL-WN881ND 300mbps Wireless N Pci Express Adapter

EG Argon ATX RGB Tower Gaming Case

Cooler Master Hyper 212x 4 Heatpipe 1x 120 Pwm Fan Tower Cpu Cooler

2 x 24in Lcd 1920x1080 16:9 2ms - Vx2457-mhd 1000:1 Vga/hdmi In

EVGA 100-BR-0700-K3 700 BR, 80+ Bronze 700W, Power Supply

All together on amazon/e buyer that comes to around £1300 so £100 left over, Also got to get the Keyboard and mouse but i will just get the best i can with whats left over,

 

Is there anything im missing, and more importantly is there anything that the community would suggest that i change out from experience, Looking to play most modern game (battlefield, Tomb raider, etc) on as high a setting as i can get.

 

Open to any constructive advice, work with PCs for a living but a gaming PC is well beyond what i work with day to day

 

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You're getting shafted hard with this. Don't buy, give me an hour and I'll be home and put together a decent build

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OK cheers, happy to look at any suggestions, dont wanna buy something i regret so any advice welcome :)

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get better SSD, WD green is most basic one, I suggest going nvme, also get 3600 and b450, performance wouldn't be that different, always money saved, or go 3700x and get x470 then. Also 2666mhz ram is slow for 2019, get 3200mhz+, best for ryzen

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6 minutes ago, Adam3089 said:

OK cheers, happy to look at any suggestions, dont wanna buy something i regret so any advice welcome :)

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£301.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£158.47 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£89.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£113.88 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card  (£409.03 @ Technextday) 
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case  (£73.25 @ More Computers) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£63.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC 24B1XHS 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (£93.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC 24B1XHS 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (£93.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £1396.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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9 minutes ago, Adam3089 said:

OK cheers, happy to look at any suggestions, dont wanna buy something i regret so any advice welcome :)

To give a brief explanation, the box Wraith Prism CPU cooler is better than the 212 Evo, no point in spending money to downgrade. The board is a decent step up from B450 and will allow more upgradeability for Zen3 next year. The RAM is self explanatory, the power supply is vastly superior quality wise and the whole system won't really pull more than 300-350 watts. And I've replaced the crappy green and HDD with a 1TB Blue SSD. Monitors are both IPS so better colours and viewing angles for a superior gaming and multimedia experience

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5 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£301.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£158.47 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£89.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£113.88 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card  (£409.03 @ Technextday) 
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case  (£73.25 @ More Computers) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£63.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC 24B1XHS 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (£93.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC 24B1XHS 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor  (£93.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £1396.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Thanks for this, will make sure i start looking along these line, didnt realise i could get some of those items for that price, where id been looking they cost alot more

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Just now, Adam3089 said:

Thanks for this, will make sure i start looking along these line, didnt realise i could get some of those items for that price, where id been looking they cost alot more

Use PC Part Picker. It sorts all online retailers for bigger countries like the UK. Generally, though, I'd say that's the best value for money with the budget. I'd you want to reduce cost a bit, get DDR4 3200 memory and a B450 Tomahawk Max or Strix other than that, it's basically it

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1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

Use PC Part Picker. It sorts all online retailers for bigger countries like the UK. Generally, though, I'd say that's the best value for money with the budget. I'd you want to reduce cost a bit, get DDR4 3200 memory and a B450 Tomahawk Max or Strix other than that, it's basically it

tbh i have alittle bit of room on my budget if i need to, an extra £50 now is better than getting something i need to upgrade a year down the line so im grateful for the advice, i will be ordering it soon and will definatly take what you've said on board when i do

 

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1 minute ago, Adam3089 said:

tbh i have alittle bit of room on my budget if i need to, an extra £50 now is better than getting something i need to upgrade a year down the line so im grateful for the advice, i will be ordering it soon and will definatly take what you've said on board when i do

 

No problem. Theres a handy tier list for board power delivery in the motherboard section of the forum. Same for power supplies and GPU coolers. Feel free to make use of those

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£301.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£89.24 @ CCL Computers) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£89.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£97.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£399.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£57.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£63.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £1371.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Everything is off of Amazon...because idk, but you could definitely save a few pounds elsewhere if you don't might the hassle.

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/dLP2FG

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£192.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£120.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£88.47 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£59.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£109.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£399.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£63.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor  (£269.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: LG 24UD58-B 23.8" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor  (£275.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£179.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £1759.38
 

CPU - 3600 is solid if you're just gaming

 

MoBo - Gaming Pro Carbon is a steal at 120, but it needs a bios update if you buy it off amazon. Some amazon reviews talk about how people updated to 3rd Gen Ryzen, and there are a few threads on this forum talking about it as well. If you're not comfortable going through that, you could either grab the 2600 or look for a B450 board (Gaming Pro Carbon is nice for heavy 3600 overclocking) that has its bios already updated for 3rd Gen Ryzen.

 

Memory - 3200 and try to oc it to 3600 or just buy a 3600 rated kit

 

Storage - I hate HDDs. Showing both 512GB and 1TB capacities just so you can compare price

 

Video Card - There is very minimal difference between all of the partner cards, I only picked the PowerColor because (1) its on amazon (2) its not a blower type cooler like the reference cards (3) its £400

 

PSU - I'm pretty jealous of the UK's deals on power supplies, you guys are super lucky. 550W, Gold, Semi-modular, reputable brand, under £65, simply perfect

 

Monitor - I'm a personal fan of dual monitor setups. 1 is 144Hz for smooth gaming, the other is 4k for content consumption. I'd pick the 24" 4k monitor if you want it to be the same size as the 144Hz monitor, but I'd pick the 27 incher if you don't care about the size difference and you want a larger screen. (As of now, the larger one is cheaper, for whatever reason)

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Why do you want two monitors ? Would you not rather have a better single screen ? 

Winter is Coming.

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yeh im open to just one monitor, have been looking at ultra wides aswell so not set in stone, just trying to find a decent one that dosent blow the budget out of the water tbh

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4 minutes ago, Adam3089 said:

yeh im open to just one monitor, have been looking at ultra wides aswell so not set in stone, just trying to find a decent one that dosent blow the budget out of the water tbh

Get a main 144Hz monitor and a secondary 60Hz one. Also do NOT downgrade to a 2600 or 3600 considering you can comfortably afford much better

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5 minutes ago, Adam3089 said:

yeh im open to just one monitor, have been looking at ultra wides aswell so not set in stone, just trying to find a decent one that dosent blow the budget out of the water tbh

Also keep in mind MSI BIOSes are buggy soyou may have to tinker with it more than an equivalent ASRock or Asus

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13 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

Also keep in mind MSI BIOSes are buggy soyou may have to tinker with it more than an equivalent ASRock or Asus

Yeh tbh ive looked through what everyones said etc and i think im gonna go with 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/D6rzK4

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£301.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£149.97 @ Amazon UK) 

 

EDIT: i meant this motherboard, ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard, have changed it but list is previous 

 

 

Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£89.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£97.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£399.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£57.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£79.99 @ PC World Business) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £1447.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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4 minutes ago, Adam3089 said:

Yeh tbh ive looked through what everyones said etc and i think im gonna go with 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/D6rzK4

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£301.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£149.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£89.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£97.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£399.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£57.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£79.99 @ PC World Business) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £1447.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I would not recommend MSI X570. For B450 they have better VRMs so it's easier to stomach the buggy firmware but the Phantom Going 4 will be a far better user experience

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1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

I would not recommend MSI X570. For B450 they have better VRMs so it's easier to stomach the buggy firmware but the Phantom Going 4 will be a far better user experience

yeh i cocked up when i was selecting, have changed it since to the as rock, thought i had before but clicked the wrong one 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/QjZkcq

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£301.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£158.47 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£89.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£97.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£399.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£57.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£79.99 @ PC World Business) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £1456.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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7 minutes ago, Adam3089 said:

Yeh tbh ive looked through what everyones said etc and i think im gonna go with 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/D6rzK4

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£301.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£149.97 @ Amazon UK) 

 

EDIT: i meant this motherboard, ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard, have changed it but list is previous 

 

 

Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£89.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£97.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£399.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£57.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£79.99 @ PC World Business) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £1447.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-27 13:22 BST+0100

You don't need 750W. That's over double what your system will pull. The 5700 is a 220W card. The 3700X is a 100W CPU. At worst you're under 400W for the whole system. Anything past 550 is overkill

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1 minute ago, Adam3089 said:

yeh i cocked up when i was selecting, have changed it since to the as rock, thought i had before but clicked the wrong one 

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/QjZkcq

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£301.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£158.47 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£89.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£97.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£399.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£57.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£79.99 @ PC World Business) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2458-mhd 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£134.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £1456.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Red Dragon is also inferior to the Red Devil and Pulse

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Just go with a B450 Tomahawk MAX. There is zero reason to go X570 unless you need pcie 4.0 or wifi 6 etc or plan to get a 3950X. If you are not doing any streaming or content creation etc you could easily drop down to an R5 3600.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£301.97 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£106.95 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£73.19 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£109.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card  (£390.79 @ Overclockers.co.uk) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  (£57.95 @ AWD-IT) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£69.99 @ PC World Business) 
Monitor: Acer XV272U Pbmiiprzx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor  (£359.97 @ Laptops Direct) 
Total: £1470.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-27 14:59 BST+0100

Winter is Coming.

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just a little thanks, i purchased my Gaming PC based on all the comments, everything is running well and everything is running on ultra, i went for

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/tqTBb8

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£287.02 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£154.38 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£76.84 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Transcend 110S 128 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£26.16 @ CCL Computers) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£99.09 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card  (£396.23 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: GameMax Vanguard VR2 ATX Mid Tower Case  (£44.39 @ CCL Computers) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (£107.99 @ AWD-IT) 
Monitor: MSI Optix MAG271C 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (£239.00 @ Currys PC World) 


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