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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by m0o0oeh, 1 Dec 2020.

  1. m0o0oeh

    m0o0oeh Minimodder

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    Budget: around £4-500
    Main uses of intended build: Gaming
    Parts required: Motherboard, CPU m.2 boot drive and RAM
    Previous build information (list details of parts): AMD A8 Black Edition, 8gb DDR3, 570 gfx
    Monitor resolution: 1080p
    Storage requirements: Lots
    Will you be overclocking: Yes
    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers): M.2
    Extra information about desired system:

    Using it for gaming, nothing extreme, trying out overclocking for the first time. Have all the storage, would like to have an m.2 boot drive. Taking my 1080 over from my last system and reusing the case.
    I have two builds I’m considering.
    Build A: Ryzen 7 3700x, Biostar B550 GTA, and Patriot Viper 4 16gb(2133 but will XMP up to 3200. £484

    Build B: Core i5 9600k
    Gigabyte Z390D
    Corsair LPX 3600. £357.21

    Which would you consider?
     
  2. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    I'd be all over Ryzen if I was building at the moment, particularly as you'll have access to the next Gen CPUs with a B550 board.

    I have little experience with Biostar, but feel they are a 'tier 2' supplier. OC on Ryzen needs good VRMs from what I've read, and you may not do any better manually than PBO offers out of the box.

    Looking at Ebuyer, who list both, (subject to reviews), I'd suggest spending £7 more on the Asrock B550 Pro4 ATX board. If you can go mATX, MSI's Mortar has been well reckoned in B450 and B500.

    /2p
     
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  3. j44

    j44 What's a Dremel?

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    Here's a suggestion:

    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: Intel Core i5-10600 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor (£207.56 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: MSI MAG B460M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£89.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 CL16 Memory (£90.89 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£94.88 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £483.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-08 23:05 GMT+0000
     
  4. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Yeah, I'd be all over the AMD stuff as that Ryzen 5600X is mighty tempting!!!
     

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