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Build Advice Gaming Update

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TrevDX, 24 Jun 2019.

  1. TrevDX

    TrevDX Ah Who Cares Anyway???

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    Hi,

    My current system is a bit long in the tooth (FX-6100, 8gb RAM, 1060 6GB) and needs some upgrading.

    I game at 1080p with a second screen for videos or web browser. Mainly Diablo 3 and similar ARPGs, will be playing more Destiny 2 once the Cross Save feature is enabled.

    I would also like to reduce the size of the PC and go Mini-ITX.

    Parts I'm looking at reusing are the 1060, 500GB Samsung SSD, Antec 650W PSU, monitors, key board mouse.

    Hopefully I have sorted the case so for now leaving that off but this is what I thought :

    Gigabyte Z390 Auros Pro WIFI Mini ITX
    Intel i5-9400
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gb 2133mhz
    AIO Liquid Cooler - Don't know which one
    M.2 SSD - Maybe another 500gb (as I don't store music, photos or videos on my PC I don't think I'd need more)

    Any suggestions on the AIO CPU Cooler? And if I decide to pick up an M.2 is there a good value for money drive?

    Budget: £600(ish) can go a bit higher if needed but don't want to spend too much.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    If you are going to stick with the i5-9400, you wont really need an AIO cooler which may limit your choice of ITX case. I am running an i7-8700K (stock) under a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition (under £30) and it is dead silent and really cool. If you want something to tame a 95w CPU (9600K or 9700K) in future, you may want to spend more - e.g. https://bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/cooling/noctua-nh-u12a-review/1/

    Under normal use, you won't tell the difference in speed between a 2.5" Samsung SSD and a new M.2, all you will really gain is more space and fewer cables to plug in. A Samsung 500GB M.2 will set you back £100 (I just bought one).

    Keeping your ATX PSU narrows your ITX case choices a little, keep that in mind.

    As mentioned above, there are better price points for good RAM.

    Also as mentioned, new AMD options come around shortly, might be an idea to wait to see what happens before pulling the trigger, unless you are dead set on an Intel chipset.

    My advice would be to spend the time before the AMD release choosing a nice case, that is a very personal choice and may lead your other choices.
     
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  3. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Just bought this 16GB DDR4 3000 on Amazon today. It was cheaper than the slower (2400) version!
    2 8GB sticks were cheaper by pennies than the 2x 8GB kit
     
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  4. TrevDX

    TrevDX Ah Who Cares Anyway???

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    Thanks for the suggestions everybody.

    I'll have a look into the new AMD chips.
     
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    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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