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Northonegamer 6 days ago


So I really like the Corsair brand and wanted to build something that looks very sleek and minimal for a father gamer who has plenty of style :)

This build would be used for solid 1080p gaming and streaming.

Any other Corsair buffs out there?

Thoughts on this?


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Planemaster 2 points 6 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £172.50 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £99.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard £89.98 @ CCL Computers
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £85.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £27.72 @ PC World Business
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.78 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 580 4 GB Dual Video Card £154.97 @ Ebuyer
Case Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black w/Tempered Glass) ATX Mid Tower Case £63.58 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £66.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £798.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-17 14:54 GMT+0000

It's a pretty good build already but there are a few things that you should change.

CPU Cooler: Realistically speaking, a 120mm radiator will be outperformed by a mid to high end Air cooler making it an alright buy for the price but you really aren't getting the benefits from a watercooled system. The H115i is another £40 but it will be significantly better seeing as the radiator size is 280mm which is a significant step up and puts it into the ballpark of high end AIO's. I would fully recommend getting the better cooling a 280mm AIO offers so you can enable XFR which essentially overclocks your CPU automatically. This is best on the Ryzen 2000 chips but does require adequate cooling.

PSU: TXM units are much better quality. Not sure why the CXM units are more expensive but if there is a better option like the TXM, it makes sense to go for it.

On a side note, this is a pretty good build and should handle everything you want in most respects. I've personally got a nice Corsair build inside the Crystal 280X and 4 Corsair LL120 fans to satisfy my RGB needs.