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Build Advice Matx/ITX build help please.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kronos, 15 Dec 2018.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Looking for help on a smallish build.

    Wanting to move my Oculus Rift kit to the

    Will probably go in one of these cases.
    Coolermaster MasterBox Q300L
    NXZT H200
    Phenom MATX Cube case.

    Have PSU and main storage.
    Looking for:
    Motherboard.
    CPU.
    RAM
    256 M2.
    Perhaps a mini GPU

    Have been Intel for years but am happy to look at AMD.
     
  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    CPU: Ryzen 2600x, the real sweet spot for price/performance right now.
    Mobo: Asus X470-i for premium Mobo (very slim pickings for sff x470 Mobo), or any of the b450 matx or itx boards, whichever you fancy or has features that are what you want.
    RAM: 16Gb at least, minimum speed of 3000mhz the higher the better, budget depending. Just check the QVL for the motherboard you get.
    M.2 drive: get a 500gb one, not 256. You'll regret it once windows and 2 games have eaten that 256 for breakfast (and only £25 more than I got my 256 for a year ago!). Samsung 970 evo your best bet.
    Zotac have a smorgasbord of mini gpu: 1070, 1070ti, 1080, 2070. Pick what's in your budget.
     
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  3. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Should have mentioned budget, I think £500 is tops for this. Not sure I want to go up to the 20's GPU as as far as I can see they really are not a great improvement on the 10's and the only gaming on this will be VR.
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    That's a tight budget. I'd probably pull specs down a touch then:
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    That would leave you £130 to pick up a 2nd hand gpu. Or go second hand for everything, might be blessed to get a Cpu/Mobo/ram bundle that could knock that cost down to 200 say?
     
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    It should be possible to get first gen Ryzen second hand fairly easily as I think a lot of people were very happy upgrading to second gen, though then again there's a reason why they did so.
     
  6. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    What about:
    1 xCorsair Force MP300 series 240GB NVMe PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive (CSSD-F240GBMP300)= £59.99
    1 x AMD Ryzen 5 Quad Core 1500X 3.70GHz (Socket AM4) Processor l= £119.99
    1 x Gigabyte B450M-DS3H AMD B450 (Socket AM4) DDR4 Micro-ATX Motherboard= £74.99
    1 x Kingston Fury Black 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 PC4-21300C15 2666MHz Dual Channel Kit (HX426C15FBK2/8)= £68.99
    1 x MSI Radeon RX 570 ARMOR OC 8192MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card= £158.99

    Though I might double the RAM?
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Yeh you'd want to double the ram. Not sure the 570 will be enough for VR though. I think 580/1060 is bare minimum for VR.
     

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