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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What do you guys think of this setup? It will be used for gaming and my uni work as I do architecture.

    There's no good way to answer this. You can't say "this is how much a good system costs" because it always depends on how you're going to use it. If you were doing high-end rendering stuff, you would ultimately be going with Threadripper Pro and spending £10,000. Or you could get a system that...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Corsair mATX case USB Ports not working

    I wouldn't assume that yellow USB ports provide power (especially if they're functionally USB 2). The only meaning they actually have is "this is Corsair's brand colour".
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Replacement processor for Z270X-Ultra Gaming-CF and I7-7700k to enable upgrade from Windows 10.

    Unfortunately, the Z270 chipset only supports up to Kaby Lake CPUs (i.e. 7th gen). The 7700K is already the best CPU you can put on that motherboard. You will not be reasonably able to upgrade it: it would be a completer system rebuild. That said, Windows 10 has another 18 months before it goes...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Corsair mATX case USB Ports not working

    The other option would be a PCIe card that adds additional USB 3.2 gen 1 ports (also known as USB 3.0, confusingly), if you have a spare PCie slot...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 3D Rendering Rig

    The big thing that shouts to me on this build is the RAM setup. Threadripper Pros have an octa-channel memory setup. Using just two sticks of RAM will reduce your memory bandwidth by three quarters. You should go for at least four sticks of memory and preferably eight to make the most of the...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Need advice on first PC build.

    I'd look at a 1440p IPS gaming monitor. The outstanding value option is the AOC Q27G4X, which is £220. It would then match a build like this, which would bring the overall cost to precisely £2k, very close to your build above. Case FRACTAL FOCUS 2 ARGB GAMING CASE (BLACK) Much better case...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 6 display setup for Church projection

    I would really think NDI is the correct way to do this and an upgraded network, if necessary, would be a sensible way to spend money. Doing this with HDMI would be pretty horrific, not least as I'm would fully expect you'll be coming up against the limits of HDMI cable length (50ft) unless...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST will I have thermal/compatibility issues, and will this be noisy?

    The Pop cases are pretty good. I have a Pop Silent Mini (it's an office PC) and it's very well built. That said, the nature of any "silent" case is that it limits airflow and cooling. I would suggest that if silence is a priority, it's a pretty good choice, but I would actually prefer something...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST will I have thermal/compatibility issues, and will this be noisy?

    I would go for the 7700 CPU: it's more efficient and cheaper. I would also get a better motherboard: the Prime B650 is pretty cheap and not that amazing. For your big multicore workloads it might prove a limiting factor. I'd get the Tuf board instead. I'd also recommend a much better SSD setup...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Gaming PC Help

    I'd make some very small adjustments here to improve it: better graphics and CPU cooling. Case FRACTAL FOCUS 2 ARGB GAMING CASE (BLACK) Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Eight Core CPU (4.2GHz-5.0GHz/104MB w/3D V-CACHE/AM5) Motherboard ASUS® TUF GAMING B650-PLUS WIFI (AM5, DDR5, PCIe 4.0...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New computer specs. Have I got it right? Advice please.

    To put it mildly, I'll be astonished if a 14400F with a stock cooler and DDR4 memory outperformed a 8700G. Your system there is really not a strong one, though if your budget is now £1170, you can get a lot more for it than if you limit yourself to £1000.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Help with my build

    The 7700 is a better bet than the 7700X. It's just as good and cheaper. Then you can spend the savings on going back to a 2 TB SSD. Case FRACTAL FOCUS 2 ARGB GAMING CASE (BLACK) Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 7 7700 Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-5.3GHz/40MB CACHE/AM5) Motherboard ASUS® TUF GAMING B650-PLUS...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Help with my build

    You can easily get a really good 1440p 144Hz (or more) IPS monitor for between £230 and £350. Then I'd pair it with a PC like this: Case FRACTAL FOCUS 2 ARGB GAMING CASE (BLACK) Great but fairly inexpensive case Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Eight Core CPU (4.2GHz-5.0GHz/104MB w/3D...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Help with my build

    What do you plan to spend on the monitor? I would strongly suggest thinking of 1440p with this kind of budget.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New computer specs. Have I got it right? Advice please.

    The other option is to go for an iGPU build. It will not have the GPU heft of even the 3050 (though it's closer than you might think), but it will do a job and be a platform you can easily upgrade. This is the "solid foundations, easy to upgrade" PC. Case CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS...
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