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£800 Build - Draft #2, Any Thoughts?

Here we are again, I have done some soul searching, haggled 100 quid extra for the budget and have come up with a new plan and as I haven't built a rig for ages, I want to know what all of you think on my plan.

 

First off, the reason for building a new computer is the mobo on my old one is kapout so hence the excuse for buying a new computer.

 

However, I am able to recover the SSD and PSU from the old build hence why they are marked as purchased in the build, but I've been hearing that the PSU I have is a bit crap and as I'm building this new computer with longevity in mind, I want to know if it is worth getting a newer, better one.

 

To most people, getting a H440 at this tier of build seems like a waste of money, but I love the H440, so I feel it is essential to get one now that I can afford one.

 

In addition, the mobo and CPU cooler seem like odd choices but I feel style is, for me anyway, very important in a build and so I am going with a white/black themed build hence the choice of said items.  Also that mobo is sexy af.

 

I have gone with Intel and Nvidia for this build also as at least when I built my last computer, AMD had a bad rep and so I stayed away from them, however I know they just released a bunch of new stuff and so I would like to know if there is major benefits to switching to the red side but if there isnt significant gains for the price, then I would rather stay blue and green.

 

Finally, I should mention that I like to do a bit of everything with my computers and so versatility is important.

 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£215.00 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler  (£31.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£151.06 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Kingston - Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  (£65.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Sandisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For £40.00) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£41.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ARMOR OCV1 Video Card  (£221.47 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Case: NZXT - H440 (Glossy White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£99.74 @ Ebuyer) 
Power Supply: Corsair - Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For £50.00) 
Total: £917.21
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I would just get a new psu, the psu you have isn't very good.

 

I would recommend a 580 8gb instead, it performs similarily and has more vram for better futureproofing.

 

I'd recommend a 1600 instead, as it's cheaper and while it has lower averages the minimums are higher (which are arguably more important).

 

Also, why a C7? It's for SFX cases.

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1 minute ago, DocSwag said:

Also, why a C7? It's for SFX cases.

Cause I like the colours and the super low profile - It's like a better functioning, better looking stock cooler which was kinda what I was going for.

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get rid of the expensive case, overclookable cpu, and z170 mainboard.

 

go for i5 7500 and an H110 Chipset Mainboard. and maybe look for a used gtx1070 ?

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1 minute ago, MachmirIndiehos said:

get rid of the expensive case, overclookable cpu, and z170 mainboard.

 

go for i5 7500 and an H110 Chipset Mainboard. and maybe look for a used gtx1070 ?

whats wrong with an unlocked CPU?

Also I thought about getting used parts but I want this rig to last like 5 years and I'm not sure if a used part could do that.

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16 minutes ago, xvantok said:

Here we are again, I have done some soul searching, haggled 100 quid extra for the budget and have come up with a new plan and as I haven't built a rig for ages, I want to know what all of you think on my plan.

 

First off, the reason for building a new computer is the mobo on my old one is kapout so hence the excuse for buying a new computer.

 

However, I am able to recover the SSD and PSU from the old build hence why they are marked as purchased in the build, but I've been hearing that the PSU I have is a bit crap and as I'm building this new computer with longevity in mind, I want to know if it is worth getting a newer, better one.

 

To most people, getting a H440 at this tier of build seems like a waste of money, but I love the H440, so I feel it is essential to get one now that I can afford one.

 

In addition, the mobo and CPU cooler seem like odd choices but I feel style is, for me anyway, very important in a build and so I am going with a white/black themed build hence the choice of said items.  Also that mobo is sexy af.

 

I have gone with Intel and Nvidia for this build also as at least when I built my last computer, AMD had a bad rep and so I stayed away from them, however I know they just released a bunch of new stuff and so I would like to know if there is major benefits to switching to the red side but if there isnt significant gains for the price, then I would rather stay blue and green.

 

Finally, I should mention that I like to do a bit of everything with my computers and so versatility is important.

 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£215.00 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler  (£31.97 @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£151.06 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Kingston - Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  (£65.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Sandisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For £40.00) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£41.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ARMOR OCV1 Video Card  (£221.47 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Case: NZXT - H440 (Glossy White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£99.74 @ Ebuyer) 
Power Supply: Corsair - Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For £50.00) 
Total: £917.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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1. Why Cryorig C7? Get H7 instead, the C7 can only handle light OC

2. Mobo a bit overkill but that's fine

3. 8GB RAM for this budget? Seriously? You should get 16GB

4. Get RX 480/580 8GB at a lower price

5. PSU mediocre, get a better one

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1 minute ago, MachmirIndiehos said:

because they are expensive and dont really benefit your performance.

Surely overclocking has worthwhile benefits

 

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1 minute ago, MachmirIndiehos said:

because they are expensive and dont really benefit your performance.

Will benefit in games.

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Just now, ZM Fong said:

1. Why Cryorig C7? Get H7 instead, the C7 can only handle light OC

2. Mobo a bit overkill but that's fine

3. 8GB RAM for this budget? Seriously? 4. You should get 16GB

Get RX 480/580 8GB at a lower price

5. PSU mediocre, get a better one

Ok, is 8 gigs of RAM worth it? Wouldn't it be more worthwhile to put more money into a part that can't be upgrade easily (i.e CPU/GPU/Mobo) and then buy abother dimm down the line?

I get that the RX480/580 are cheaper but isn't the 1060 6 gb better?

 

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1 minute ago, xvantok said:

Surely overclocking has worthwhile benefits

 

You won't be doing much overclocking with a C7 as it won't handle it.

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Just now, lee32uk said:

You won't be doing much overclocking with a C7 as it won't handle it.

Fair enough.  

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Just now, xvantok said:

Ok, is 8 gigs of RAM worth it? Wouldn't it be more worthwhile to put more money into a part that can't be upgrade easily (i.e CPU/GPU/Mobo) and then buy abother dimm down the line?

I get that the RX480/580 are cheaper but isn't the 1060 6 gb better?

 

I've already encountered multiple people on this forum so have had stuttering issues due to 8gb ram. It's worth it.

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Just now, DocSwag said:

I've already encountered multiple people on this forum so have had stuttering issues due to 8gb ram. It's worth it.

Decent - So should I  just grab a 2x8gb kit then?

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1 minute ago, xvantok said:

Decent - So should I  just grab a 2x8gb kit then?

Definitely.

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5 minutes ago, xvantok said:

Ok, is 8 gigs of RAM worth it? Wouldn't it be more worthwhile to put more money into a part that can't be upgrade easily (i.e CPU/GPU/Mobo) and then buy abother dimm down the line?

I get that the RX480/580 are cheaper but isn't the 1060 6 gb better?

 

RX 580 8GB > 1060 6GB (8 or 9 Gbps)

Also, get a r5 1600, performs similarly, but is cheaper when paired with a B350 mobo.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  (£199.98 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  (£39.35 @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£106.57 @ CCL Computers) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£119.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Sandisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For £40.00) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£41.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8GB PULSE Video Card  (£225.59 @ CCL Computers) 
Case: NZXT - H440 (Glossy White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£99.74 @ Ebuyer) 
Power Supply: Corsair - Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (Purchased For £50.00) 
Total: £923.20
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