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Build Advice getting a new rig advice wanted pls

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dreamcometru, 26 Oct 2017.

  1. Dreamcometru

    Dreamcometru Member

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    Hi as the title suggests im getting a new pc.

    hopefully this link works : https://secure.scan.co.uk/web/basket

    pls if you have time can you have a look and let me know if theres anything wrong with this build? does it require more power or better cooling etc?

    also would like advice on a good gaming monitor that has inbuilt speakers for £150 or less

    thanks in advance
     
  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    The link doesn't work, can you take a screenshot of the build or copy-paste the list?
     
  3. Dreamcometru

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  4. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    That is an incredibly messy and confusing basket, so it's hard to make sense of what is actual hardware costs, and what are extras and services, but from what I can see, it looks awful value.

    £1300 for a PC (no peripherals, either!) with only a 7500, B250 mobo, 8GB RAM and budget PSU? Scan do a R7 1700 machine for £1300!
     
  5. Dreamcometru

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    it has 16gb of ram its 2x 8gb sticks...
     
  6. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Your budget for the screen is a bit tight and the GPU may be a bit of an overkill for what you can get, and as has been said before, the value seems a bit... meh.
    Maybe look at the ViewSonic VX2457-MHD if you really wanna keep the screen within value? That's the best I could find, no experience with it however.

    EDIT: Maybe try configuring their "3XS Gamer 15a" to a spec you like, I think it would outperform the build you posted by a longshot, even on single threaded applications.
    E-EDIT: modifying their R3 system with the R5 1600, a gtx1070 and SSD comes cheaper than their pre-defined R5 1600 with gtx1070 without SSD! Crazy!
     
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  7. Dreamcometru

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    well ive manually put in all the components in the first build i posted, it comes out to roughly the same price except u dont get the 3 year warranty and a bunch of other stuff. so i think the deal is pretty decent.

    i went for the 1070 card because apparently the vrm cooling on the 1060 is bad... am i wrong?
     
  8. TheMadDutchDude

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    Yes, you're wrong. Haha. They're all cooled in more or less the same way, dependent on which card you get.

    Also, as above, that rig is terrible value for money. You can get a much better system than that for £1300.

    You can easily get an R5 1600 and GTX 1070 or maybe a 1070Ti (when they launch) for that price range.
     
  9. Dreamcometru

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    could you post one please?
     
  10. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    R5 1600, ASUS X370 Prime, 2x8GB at 3000 or 3200 MHz, pick your favourite GTX 1070, and add them to a basket. See where you end up so that you can decide on what PSU to grab. You will be fine with any decent 650w, by a long shot.
     
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    what about the 3xs gamer 580 on the scan website? any good? better than the first build?
     
  12. TheMadDutchDude

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    Much better, by a lot.
     
  13. yuusou

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    Isn't the warranty for build only?
    Part warranty will be the same no matter what, or am I wrong?

    Would you be willing to build it yourself?
    I don't know how much it would cost for SCAN to build your build for you, but this is what I was able to come up with (including screen) for your budget.
    https://imgur.com/hpI5WgP
     
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    Correct. If you part it yourself, you get all of the full warranties.
     
  15. Dreamcometru

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    yeah i can build it myself, this would be my fifth build iirc. really like what you have posted yuusou. im gonna build that i think.

    except i notice that you have forgotten to include the os but no matter ill downgrade the monitor slightly to account for that.

    thanks for the build

    is there any point in an optical drive these days? most things are digital now right?
     
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    Only reason to buy one is if you want to rip an existing collection of cds / dvds / blu rays so you don't have have to fiddle around with the discs in the future.
     
  17. yuusou

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    Personally I wouldn't bother with the optical drive.
    If you downgrade the screen (I personally wouldn't :)) then you probably don't need the speakers in there either, I only put them in because of the screen.
    Such a shame to have a 1070 and not have a really good screen. You spend more time looking at your screen than anything else.

    You could maybe just use the stock cooler, downgrade the HDD to 1TB and get the license?
     
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    na the misus will probably watch dvds on it from time to time and theyre only a tenner odd. ive downgraded the screen somewhat and forgone the speakers so im saving £150 as well. thanks so much foir the input everyone. much love for bit tech
     
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    Just noticed the example build posted by yuusou includes LED ram and the case is windowless. You might be able to shave a bit off there by going for non LED?

    Are you dead cert on getting everything off Scan? I know they are generally very good and as Bit-Tech forumites there is the free delivery, but I actually saved about 200 quid getting my stuff from a few different places and choosing cheaper/slower delivery methods letting me spend a bit more on things like my monitor etc...

    I usually stick to a combination of amazon, OCuk, Scan, CCL and Ebuyer (next day collect+ from them is super cheap at £2.98 which includes saturdays)

    Just some thoughts, hopefully they're useful!
     
  20. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Yeah I agree, Scan are good for customer service, but there are better deals out there - Ebuyer and Aria in particular generally have pretty good daily specials. Alza is another slightly obscure option, based in the Czech Republic, so delivery takes a couple of days over UK companies, but generally good prices and super quick turnaround for returns too.
     

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