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SickTrickzHD 2 months ago

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/SickTrickzHD/saved/p9cTBm

This PC will be mainly used for Gaming, Streaming and Video Editing. My budget is £1500 I've gone with a White/RGB Style build as it will fit the rest of my setup and my room in general so also want to make sure the lighting elements will work properly. On PC I mainly play Rocket League and CSGO but hopefully get something like PUBG or Battlefield 5 when I get this build. This is my first actual PC build and is a major step up from my current and first PC (it's a crappy prebuilt i5 6400, 8GB RAM and Radeon R9 380). Even though I'm getting this with my own money, my parents are still worried with the amount of money I'm spending so if anyone can say something to convince them that'll be great :-D. If theres anything I should change let me know. Any feedback is appreciated

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mark5916 2 points 2 months ago

You can make some adjustments to make it cheaper.

It isn't much but still...,it's minus £174.59

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor £301.81 @ PC World Business
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard £119.95 @ AWD-IT
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £156.55 @ More Computers
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £46.79 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.22 @ PC World Business
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB VENTUS Video Card £459.98 @ CCL Computers
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £69.98 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair - SP140 49.49 CFM 140mm Fan £12.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair - SP140 49.49 CFM 140mm Fan £12.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1297.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-12 19:51 GMT+0000
SickTrickzHD submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. I've changed the post now because I forgot to write it in, but my budget is £1500 which is why its close to that. I'll be honest, I chose the fans as they are good performing and RGB, I was going to go with the ROG STRIX B450-F mobo but I don't like the look of it, hue + S340 Elite as I dont like how the Tempered glass on the H500 doesn't cover the PSU shroud.

mark5916 1 point 2 months ago

Oh! OK then.

But that way your PC will not come cheaper. :-P

SickTrickzHD submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

It's ok, I get it. But to be honest at this point as long as it is under £1500 I'm not really bothered.

The 2700X was something like £289.99 then it went up so hopefully it goes down again

mark5916 1 point 2 months ago

You don't wanna change that processor regardless if it goes down or up.

8 cores and 16 threads is what you want if you consider streaming.

Now if you wanna drop the price of the processor but still getting 8 cores and 16 threads, consider the Ryzen 1800X or for even the more affordable (*)1700X.

You will add a cooler, but it will still cost you less than the 2700X.

Or wait...i just found a 1800X that includes a cooler.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Wx7CmG/amd-ryzen-7-1800x-36ghz-8-core-processor-yd180xbcaempk

https://www.cclonline.com/product/253765/YD180XBCAEMPK/CPU-Processors/AMD-Ryzen-7-1800X-Processor-4GHz-16MB-L3-Cache-8-Core-95W/CPU0445U/?siteID=8BacdVP0GFs-obHp9MtZ9Lq5Ino2b6hKYw

And guess what?

That's most probably the cooler that this 1800X comes with. Cool!

Manufacturer Code: YD180XBCAEMPK

http://www.zones.com/site/product/index.html?id=104868539

According to this: https://www.techpowerup.com/231770/amd-readies-ryzen-7-1800x-and-1700x-packages-with-wraith-max-coolers

And that's the cooler as a unit -> https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Wraith-Max-Cooler-Black/dp/B074RNSCJM

SickTrickzHD submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I will think about it. Thanks

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 2 months ago

Build looks great!

Even though I'm getting this with my own money, my parents are still worried with the amount of money I'm spending so if anyone can say something to convince them that'll be great

Let them know you're right on the money! The 2700X excursion is a vital one considering it's an 8-core hyper-threaded CPU which sanctions better performance for simultaneous gaming and streams. Plus plenty of performance for video editing. Anything less presents a compromise in performance or lesser future-bound potential.

If theres anything I should change let me know.

  1. Drop the 970 Evo NVME SSD as it won't add much performance on top for your type of workflow. At best the data transfer speeds when shifting large data within the drive will be nippier. You'll be better off taking a 500GB SATA-interface M.2 SSD. Something like this: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/fgZFf7/crucial-mx500-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct500mx500ssd4

  2. You don't need the HUE+. It's not compatible with the Corsair LL140 fans. These fans come with the lighting Node adapter + controller and all you need is Corsairs RGB software (iCue) to get things up and running.

SickTrickzHD submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. I went with the 970 Evo from a friends recommendation as originally it was a ADATA one, and I'll use it as boot drive for Windows, but if the Crucial is better then I'll swap it.

The fact that the Hue + isnt compatible with the Corsair fans doesnt bother me that much. I have it as Im going for this kind of look with the S340: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XuH4mdsI9kQ/maxresdefault.jpg but thanks for letting me know

P.S i'll let them know its right for the money :-D

(EDIT: just realised the crucial has more memory than 970 and is cheaper, I thought it was still 250GB XD)