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Build Advice Desktop £600 budget for development, visual studio

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by slambittech, 9 Nov 2018 at 18:32.

  1. slambittech

    slambittech Member

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    Hi All,

    Haven't build a PC since last year so don't know what is the latest good spec/value this year.
    Got to build a new pc for development purposes.

    Any recommended builds please.
    Will also be looking at getting 2 monitors for budget of £200-250 (separate from the 600 budget for desktop).

    Budget: £600
    Main uses of intended build: development
    Parts required: everything
    Previous build information (list details of parts): no previous parts can be used
    Monitor resolution: Full HD
    Storage requirements: SSD
    Will you be overclocking: no
    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers): No real requirements
    Extra information about desired system: Needs to have a good Wifi adapter. (Must I come across seems to be unreliable, so maybe I will go homeplugs method)


    Thanks
     
  2. GeordieStew

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    To try to save on some oomph, look to use VS Code :)
     
  3. slambittech

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    Yeah will also be using that.
    :)
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Ryzen 2200G, 2400G if budget allows
    B450 Board of Choice
    16GB DDR4 of choice [faster the better]
    MX500 or similar SSD [970 EVO or similar if you can blag one cheap in the sales]
    Case/PSU combo of choice

    Should give you change from £600

    EDIT:

    Partpicker linky
     
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  5. slambittech

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    so you wouldn't go i5 route?
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Not with prices as they are, no.
     
  7. slambittech

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    is it better to get gpu or intergrated with motherboard?
     
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    Are you gonna play games? If so, which?
     
  9. slambittech

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    Think they play league of legends and maybe some overwatch (Could be wrong so no overwatch)
     
  10. yuusou

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    Then the iGPU on the 2200G/2400G will be enough at 1080p.
     
  11. slambittech

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    Can you recommended a good wifi adapter?
    Also the ssd M2, are these faster than the normal external ssd ie samsung evo 860 (Thinking in few years they could be used as portable hard drive, if they need to upgrade)

    So heres a quick build, just over budget at £639 but I chose this case because its silent, the pc will be in a sleeping room.

    motherboard
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-PRIME...2?ie=UTF8&qid=1541790952&sr=8-2&keywords=B450

    cpu
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-YD2400...&ie=UTF8&qid=1541791087&sr=1-1&keywords=2400G

    ram
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CM...UTF8&qid=1541791137&sr=1-5&keywords=16GB+DDR4

    ssd m2
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CGGP7SV/ref=twister_B07KB68NR3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    power
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CP...41791533&sr=1-7&keywords=corsair+power+supply

    Case
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Q2Z11QE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    What you think?
     
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    Correct, Wifi is from Intel.
     
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  14. slambittech

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    Thanks for that, although the case you provide is it dead silent? I've used the fractal one before that I linked with a gaming gpu build 1070 and it is dead silent. Which is why I would buy that one again. Any boards that would fit that case which has Intel wifi? Also the ram I linked I've also used that before, is the Corsair you linked better? Also the power supply, I was advised to only buy Corsair branded?
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    No idea, it came recommended to be by someone else... but cases are often a matter of personal preference.

    Yes. The one I linked. The mATX and full ATX offerings tend not to have Wifi [mainly to keep the cost down and/or tout it as a premium feature and charge more accordingly].

    I've had good experiences with BeQuiet in the past, some recommend Corsair, some recommend the EVGA ones. As long as you don't cheap out you should be ok whichever one you pick. Just try and avoid one with fully captive cables if you can, mainly as it's less **** to have to tidy out of the way.
     
  16. slambittech

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    Thanks, will consider and read reviews etc and make my decisions.
     
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    I think I am going to go with a combination of your build and the build i created as I like the case, power of the fractal and corsair, the ram of the corsair i liked (I also brought these previously last year for roughly the same price, lol) .
    Going with the ASRock motherboard, cpu and ssd you recommended.

    Now looking at monitors. I have been advised to buy IPS monitors, can you recommend any for around £100. at least 21 inch, not necessary to have VESA but nice to have. (Will be buying 2).
    Been looking at theis: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-Monito...ywords=ips+monitor&refinements=p_36:428446031
    but i understand this is a TN panel.

    Thanks
     
  18. slambittech

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    also for my santity, am i right in thinking, if i wanted to turn this into a gaming machine I can add a decent gpu and cooling later down the line and it would be comfortable in handling the latest games. Never brought ITX board before.
     
  19. Vault-Tec

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    As long as you are not using the PCIE slot for anything else then yes. You could easily put in a GPU, as well as a faster CPU or one with more cores (good old AMD to thank for that).
     
  20. slambittech

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    yeah turns out i might have to do another gaming build so i was thinking maybe the razen 5 2600 with a gti 1070 but everything else like ram, case,motherboard, power should be ok right? would that be comparable with a i7 6700K gti1070 build?
     

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