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My Specs for Computer.

Post by Nigel H-J » 10 Jan 2019, 14:38

It has taken a very long time in the making since I first asked the question regarding a new computer but thanks to all your friendly replies and help I have finally come up with a custom build that has kept me well in the budget area I wanted.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 2700X

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming (DDR4, USB 3.1 6Gb/s)

Memory: 32GB Corsair DDR4 2666MHz (2X16GB)

Graphic Card: NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 270

Storage:

1st Drive: 1 TB Samsung 860 EVO

2nd Drive:1 TB Samsung 860 EVO

DVD: 24X Dual Layer DVD Writer/Read

Power Supply: Corsair 850W Rmx Series Modular 80 Plus Gold Ultra Quiet

Processor Cooling: PCS FrostFlow 100 V2 Series High Performance CPU Cooler

Thermal Paste: Cooler master mastergel maker thermal compound

Sound: Creative SoundBlaster Audigy

Win 10 Home 64bit

TOTAL: £1987

This is from PC Specialists however, I am still looking at the same specs elsewhere. Unfortunately I cannot afford the M.2 SSD Drive which would make it like a rocket on the software side but I think that by using 2 SSD Drives will be the better option financially.

What do you think?

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Re: My Specs for Computer.

Post by DaveG » 10 Jan 2019, 15:08

Looks nice. I've been pricing up a new build myself, although I'll be going the Intel route.
Notice you haven't got a case listed.
Personally I'd go with win10 pro rather than home, and just use the motherboards on board sound instead of an extra card.
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Re: My Specs for Computer.

Post by blanston12 » 10 Jan 2019, 19:07

do you mean a NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070? If so I think its a great system.

Personally I think W10 Home is fine, it's what I run, unless you want to remotely log into it from elsewhere. I got bitten by the W7 Home memory limit but unless you plan on adding more than 128GB of ram you won't get any advantage from pro.
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Re: My Specs for Computer.

Post by Nigel H-J » 10 Jan 2019, 19:17

Notice you haven't got a case listed.
Hi Dave, forgot to add that it is the PCS CYCLONE GAMING CASE (RED LED FANS).

Have just been to Scan Computers and built an i7-9700K but not sure about the rest of the build as also tried their overclocked i7's and that came out as much more money than I would want to pay. So my question is given that the system listed below is not overclocked, then would it be safe to have it overclocked as it is? I have not added any sound cards as will use the onboard sound as you wrote/advised. I have chosen Win10 Home as happy with that on my present computer but also I have to keep the costs down.

So my question is, do I really need to have this overclocked and if so, what sort of improvement gains will I get?

Have to ask as I am clueless on technical jargon and also whether overclocking is a necessary factor. I just need a computer that will keep me going for many years and also to run VR.

All comments would be a great help as would like to order tomorrow on either the AMD or i7 but this purely depends on whether some-one can give me a bit more information on the system specs below as well as the feasibility of running it overclocked as it is or whether it needs upgrading i.e. Power Supply, cooling fans etc. In other words, should there be any additions to the specs given below? Don't want to find out the hard way!! :worried:

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Basic Case

i7-9700K

ASUS ROG DTRIX Z390-E GAMING: ATX, LGA1151 WIFI-RGB Ready.

32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2666MHz

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070

1st Drive: 1TB Samsung 860 EVO 2.” SSD

2nd Drive: 1TB Samsung 860 EVO 2.” SSD

24X DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER/RW/RAM

Corsair 350W VX Series VS-350 Power Supply

Intel Standard CPU Cooler
Standard Thermall Paste for Sufficient Cooling

Onboard Sound (5.1) High Def Audio

Win 10 Home.

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Re: My Specs for Computer.

Post by Charlie Bravo » 10 Jan 2019, 20:40

I wouldn't go down the Intel route myself. I just believe that the AMD Ryzen offers better value for money, freeing funds up to be used elsewhere in the spec.
As for the Intel spec you posted, I don't think that 350W PSU will cut it.

A couple of other observations...

I'd reduce the size of the first SSD to 500gb as 1tb is a tad overkill for the operating system. I'd then increase the size of the 2nd drive up to 2tb to give you plenty of space for the sims you use. That 1tb will go rather quickly.
The issue with that however, is PC Specialist seem to charge an absolute fortune (£300+) for a 2tb drive. I recently purchased a Crucial 2tb SSD for £209 so i can't see how they can charge over £300.

As for overclocking - it is free performance and the motherboard may well have a setting that can be enabled to handle some overclocking for you automatically but then again, the spec you are proposing will probably blast along as it is.
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Re: My Specs for Computer.

Post by Charlie Bravo » 10 Jan 2019, 21:14

I've just put this little lot together for reference...

Case Corsair 100R £43.00
CPU AMD Ryzen 2700X £317.99
Cooling be Quiet Pure Rock Slim £22.08
Mobo ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING £184.79
Graphics Palit RTX 2070 £485.40
SSD1 500gb Crucial MX500 £65.94
SSD2 2tb Crucial MX500 £273.99
RAM 32gb Corsair DDR4 3000Mhz £225.59
DVD Asus DRW-24D5MT £11.03
PSU 750W Corsair TX750M 80+ £83.99
Windows Win10 Home £92.99

£1806.79
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Re: My Specs for Computer.

Post by Nigel H-J » 10 Jan 2019, 21:49

Hi Chris, that is a brilliant setup. Where I am getting bogged down is the choice of the right type of cooling for the cpu (fan) and also the power supply, for some reason I keep thinking that for a 2700X being a high end processor I thought you would need something around 850 watt power supply hence the Corsair 850W Rmx Series Modular 80 Plus Gold Ultra Quiet.

Now with your set up you have given this is really going to make it easy for me to select the specs.

Really grateful Chris, many thanks.

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Re: My Specs for Computer.

Post by Charlie Bravo » 10 Jan 2019, 22:13

Hi Nigel,

I wouldn't worry too much about the CPU cooling. The processor comes with its own heatsink and fan when purchased separately and that will be far more basic than the after market options available.
Case cooling is equally important and can be achieved quite easily with a 120mm intake fan, 120mm exhaust fan and a modular power supply (modular being that the cables can be plugged into the PSU as required, meaning you won't have a load of redundant cables to tidy away).

PSU wise, using the Coolermaster PSU Calculator, it states a recommended PSU wattage of 487W so whilst a 500W unit will do the job, I'd probably want a little more headroom.
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Re: My Specs for Computer.

Post by Nigel H-J » 10 Jan 2019, 22:43

Case cooling is equally important and can be achieved quite easily with a 120mm intake fan, 120mm exhaust fan and a modular power supply (modular being that the cables can be plugged into the PSU as required, meaning you won't have a load of redundant cables to tidy away).
Hi Chris, A bit of a silly question but what do I have to purchase for the case cooling? When ordering a PC will they put one in for me as I don't have much of a clue with computers and would not like to even try.

Sorry to be a pest!! :lol:

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Re: My Specs for Computer.

Post by Charlie Bravo » 10 Jan 2019, 22:57

Depends on what case you choose. It may already have at least 1 fan installed and may have space for 1 more. It could be 80mm or 120mm.

Let me know what you're swaying towards before you hit the buy button and I'll take a look through it.
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