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Build Advice New Gaming PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deathtaker27, 14 Nov 2020.

  1. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 Modder

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    Hi All,

    Looking for advice, so I'm building a new pc after a small accident (https://forums.bit-tech.net/index.p...-life-right-now.177179/page-1488#post-4856074)

    Budget: Between 500-800 for this (Including case)

    Parts I have:

    i7 7700
    4x8GB DDR4 2400
    GTX 960

    Ideally looking towards ITX with wifi built in (Will move to ethernet when I can)

    Main uses of the PC:

    - Gaming @ 1440p (Planning on getting a 32x9 monitor)
    - Development

    Multi core would be useful for development so leaning towards AMD
    I would also lean towards silent where possible

    Case wise I do like the look of this: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/fra...e-mini-itx-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu-(std-atx) - The case needs to sit ontop of my desk due to my desk design and smaller is better for me.

    Thanks all
     
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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    This is what I came up with:
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/TJdFsX

    I went with the 3700X because it's more readily available and you'll probably be able to get a second hand one as people offload them.
    The rest of the components are pretty much the best possible within the budget.

    It won't be playing games on particularly high settings at 1440p, but will be decent for compilation.

    The case you picked would've imho really eaten into the budget.
     
  3. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 Modder

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    Thanks for the list, couple questions

    Is the current memory I have not worth re-using?
    I was planning on using the 960 the getting a newer AMD/Nvidia later this year, or would you advise against this?
    and finally should I wait for the 5000 series to be in stock?

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Generally Ryzen likes memory as fast as it can get. For the 3000 series, 3200 was optimal, and 3600 better for some.
    Your 2400 may be on the slow side and hold the whole system back.

    I haven't looked, but it would be interesting to see how 3200 vs 2400 works out on test; someone must have done it.
     
  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    The timings are pretty critical with 3000 series. 3200 CL14 is just as quick as 3600 CL17 for example.

    2400? I wouldn't personally. Might be worth waiting for a 5600x yes, and the GPU? wait. the 3060 is coming soon and thus so will AMD's cheaper options.
     
  6. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

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    3200 14 / 3600 16 come out on top:
    https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-zen-2-memory-performance-scaling-benchmark/2.html
     

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