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Upgrading from a Dell xsp15 9570 to a desktop

Budget (including currency): £1800 max

Country: UK

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Productivity, Video editing (Premiere Pro) Design work (Indesign & Photoshop)

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): I'm looking to move from a Dell xps15 (9570 but with an overkill 64GB of ram) which has been my daily driver for a few years to a better desktop solution.


I'll continue using the xps for in the office work stuff but transition all my video editing and creation work to the desktop.


I'm not particularly interested in Gaming and not at all in the aesthetics (not interested in RGB etc), it's really all productivity performance I'm after, bang for the buck as Linus would say.


Does anyone have any suggestions? I went on pc part picker and did this and wondered if there was anything mental about it / where i could make savings or improvements?


I think i'm pretty computer literate but never build before.

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First off, select UK PCPartPicker. Don't pay full price for OS key, reseller will have it for £20 not £120. A system like this should do, if my assumptions that all your software is CPU dependent. Faster clocks might be more beneficial but not sure if £70 more beneficial. Budget even allows for a 4k monitor for productivity. Case might be gAmEr but comes with all fans so no need to spend extra unlike others. Consider something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor  (£383.52 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler  (£69.00 @ Computer Orbit) 
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660-A DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  (£144.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: ADATA XPG GAMMIX D45 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  (£84.52 @ SmartTeck.co.uk) 
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£110.36 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB VENTUS 2X Video Card  (£340.49 @ Box Limited) 
Case: Lian Li LANCOOL 215 ATX Mid Tower Case  (£79.50 @ Computer Orbit) 
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (£98.01 @ Box Limited) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro OEM 64-bit  (£20.00) 
Total: £1330.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-15 16:18 BST+0100

Desktop: Ryzen 7 2700X - Kraken X62 Rev 2 - STRIX X470-I - 3200MHz 16GB Dominator Platinum - 250GB 970 Evo boot - 2x 500GB 860 Evo - 4TB HDD - XFX 5600XT - RMx 750 W 80+ Gold - Manta

SetupZowie XL2740 27.0" 240hz - AOC E2460SH 24.0 Roccat Burt Pro Corsair K70 LUX browns - HyperX Cloud - Mackie CR5X's

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About what id reccommend


Same cpu but locked version since there's not much of a benefit to oc

Good cooler to keep the cpu cool

Good board for the price 

Cheapest kit of 32gb ram

2tb storage

3080 12gb instead of 3060

Same case and a quality 850 watt psu


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Thanks so much both of you.


I really appreciate the guidance.



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