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martinram88

9 months ago

My friend has asked me to design him a build, roughly around £1500. He's got mouse, keyboard, extra storage from his current PC. I put this together earlier, any advice on changes/improvements etc...

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/dC9d7W

Thanks

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I came up with. might be worth it to upgrade to the 2080 and get a Ryzen 5 instead:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £144.95 @ AWD-IT
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £59.99 @ Novatech
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard £177.18 @ Aria PC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £125.58 @ Aria PC
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive £142.50 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card £691.48 @ Scan.co.uk
Case be quiet! - SILENT BASE 601 | WINDOW BLACK ATX Mid Tower Case £105.89 @ More Computers
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £87.65 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1535.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 14:40 GMT+0000
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

it wouldn't be worth it to get a x470 motherboard to pair with a ryzen 5 unless you're pushing it beyond the safe voltage with extremely heavy overclocks.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what it will be used for. Nobody can recomend a video card without knowing if it's for gaming and the monitor resolution and refresh rate.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly for gaming. His monitor is 1440p, 144hz.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

With that monitor I would get more video card.

The M.2 drive you picked only runs at SATA speed it's just a M.2 form factor.

For pure gaming get the i5 9600K it will beat the crap out of the AMD stuff and 6 cores are plenty for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor £251.99 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £109.15 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £139.97 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £105.29 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £57.96 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card £694.98 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £84.92 @ Aria PC
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £87.65 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1531.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 17:10 GMT+0000
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

this would be around 100 pounds over budget but it'd be vast improvement over the last.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor £241.50 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £101.80 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard £158.16 @ CCL Computers
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £119.46 @ More Computers
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £42.50 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £55.14 @ PC World Business
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card £649.19 @ Amazon UK
Case be quiet! - SILENT BASE 601 | WINDOW BLACK ATX Mid Tower Case £105.89 @ More Computers
Power Supply BitFenix - Whisper M 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £89.99 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 PWM 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan £16.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1580.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 16:06 GMT+0000
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Staying with the 9700K - you could take this approach.

Big beautiful black air cooler

Better VRM on your motherboard - includes wifi if you need/ want that.

Nothing wrong with the RAM you had, but the LPX ram will be easier to work with, with a beefy air cooling solution.

Less expensive case, with an extra case fan.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £383.99 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler £64.64 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £162.23 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £129.99 @ Corsair UK
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £113.81 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card £469.91 @ More Computers
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £69.53 @ Aria PC
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £87.65 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan £11.33 @ More Computers
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan £11.33 @ More Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1504.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 16:37 GMT+0000

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