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nathj13 5 days ago

Done a bit of research and this seems to be the best combo I could come up with for my £-range.

Am I spending too much/little on any components?

Are all the components compatible?

Are there any cables etc. I need?

Is there anything i'm missing / should bear in mind?

Thanks in advance!

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/J7PYD2 Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/J7PYD2/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£251.59 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£27.18 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£99.99 @ Ebuyer) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£99.18 @ Aria PC) Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£61.75 @ Aria PC) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.22 @ PC World Business) Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card (£329.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£55.00 @ AWD-IT) Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£66.99 @ Amazon UK) Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.99 @ Amazon UK)

Total: £1111.88

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DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

Right direction for sure, could use optimizing.

  • Corsair TXM is a decent PSU however it may be worth the extra money for an EVGA G3

  • Hyper 212 evo is a mediocre CPU cooler on today’s standards, the cryorig H7, or dark rock pro 4 would be better for overclocking.

-good choice on a GPU, SSD, and HDD

Here is a Ryzen build, sacrificing single thread performance for raw GPU power in the 2070. The 2600x can boost to similar speeds as the 9600k in multithreaded performance, at the cost of slightly slower single thread.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £179.99 @ Newegg UK
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler £56.70 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard -
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £99.95 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £63.03 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.00 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card £454.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £59.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £81.46 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1118.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-17 12:51 GMT+0000

Make it even cheaper with Vega 64 for the same performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £179.99 @ Newegg UK
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler £56.70 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard -
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £99.95 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £63.03 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.00 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8 GB Video Card £389.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £59.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £81.46 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1053.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-17 13:15 GMT+0000
nathj13 submitter 1 point 4 days ago

Thanks, I think im pretty set on an Intel processor, but will check out the other suggestions and compare. Appreciated !

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Both inte and ryzen have their advantages. If you are looking for a long term able to support many future upgrades, superb value, and strong multithreaded performance, Ryzen is the better option. Intel has faster single core speeds, however is more expensive, has less value, will require future motherboard replacements, but at the advantage of being better at high refresh rate gaming. In your scenario, you will be more GPU limited, so I swapped the better CPU for the better GPU.