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Appraisal on build for gaming/Streaming and fair future proof

Carta4

8 months ago

Hi peeps!

Would like to know A. Is this a OK? B. Is there anyway to make this cheaper without or minorly decreasing performance

Thanks!

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3VKqZR

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I edited your list. This will perform better, and take advantage of your mid tower case. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/c4FbP3 Here it is. But you know what? I'm a stranger on the internet. If you like my build then go with it. If you want your own build then sure, use it.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

No I appreciate all input thanks! What's will your build do over mine then? I'm eager to learn lol

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be faster and take advantage of the available space. Your PC will look a bit empty if you use a ATX case with a Micro ATX motherboard. Dish out a bit more money and get a AIO liquid CPU cooler. It keeps your CPU, which is arguably the hottest part of your PC cooler. Dish out another bit more and get a 80+ bronze PSU. It runs better and is more future proof. Overall if you go with this build it will be better. If you are willing to give a little more money then you can buy this: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/xz8tD2

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU *AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor £219.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard £128.02 @ Box Limited
Memory *Kingston - HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £93.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £64.86 @ CCL Computers
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £59.97 @ Laptops Direct
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card £345.31 @ Technextday
Case Thermaltake - Versa J24 TG RGB ATX Mid Tower Case £60.32 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £64.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1037.44
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-21 02:56 GMT+0000
  • If you plan on using a CPU based encoder, for streaming, than a 2700/X will be your better option (it can use some of it's hyperthreaded punch)
  • That case has poor airflow, swapped it out for a meshed case
  • Better SSD and PSU
  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

A. Is it okay? Yes, but is it ideal? No. B. Not really, but you can get more value out of it.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor £277.98 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard £117.34 @ Box Limited
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £85.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £64.86 @ CCL Computers
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £59.97 @ Laptops Direct
Video Card Palit - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GamingPro OC Video Card £323.81 @ Box Limited
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case £70.49 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.98 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1071.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-21 05:28 GMT+0000
  • Intel non-K CPUs have lost all value at this point, if I were you, skip them. In numbers: 8700, 6 cores, 12 threads, single-core turbo is 4.6 GHz, all-core turbo is 4.3 GHz, £292. 2700X, 8 cores, 16 threads, single-core boost is 4.3 GHz, all-core boost is 4.0 GHz, £278. Per core speed is less than 10% slower, two more cores, four more threads, and slightly cheaper, it goes without saying which has more value.

  • Motherboard, I chose a budget X470 that simply just works. Usually, I don't recommend this and would suggest at least something in the £140+ range, but this is not a problem, since the 2700X should be used at stock anyway and this motherboard will work just fine without problems, it's just a nice CPU should get a nice motherboard, but that's just my take. Please don't pair the 8700 with a H310, I wouldn't even pair an 8400 with a H310. Would you put a Hyundai spoiler on a Porsche? You can, but it just looks out of place, same thing with an 8700 with a H310.

  • For RAM, get 2 x 8 GB rather than 1 x 16 GB, because you can take advantage of dual channel memory and this is cheaper. 200 MHz slower, but this is not a noticeable difference.

  • Skip the TLC SSDs. They've been outrun by QLC SSDs. This 660p is the same price, but NVMe (not that this should be a factor) but the point is there is no reason to get TLC SSDs any more, at least not at the consumer level.

  • You're paying way too much for a 2060 if you ask me. £345 for a 2060, when the cheapest 2070 is only £385. Yeah, this £385 2070 is only a mini card, but regardless, it's still a 2070, and will still be marginally faster than a 2060 for only £40 more. My point is, once you breach a certain price, look at the next level up, because you're not getting the best value, so either get a cheaper 2060 or just get the cheapest 2070.

  • Better PSU, much better. Don't cheap out on the PSU when you get a nice build. Not all PSUs are created equal, this is much better in quality and it's more efficient.

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