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Advice appreciated

Doc7

New member
I would be grateful if someone with more knowledge than me could cast an eye over this spec as I want to order ASAP (that's all of you!)

Use will be general, business , MS Office, watching videos and light gaming. Also want a degree of future proofing as my last PC has run for 11 years without a single fault.

Many thanks
David

Case
PCS 6003B BLACK CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Eight Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)

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Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB AMD RADEON™ RX 570 - HDMI, DP - DX® 12

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1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Memory Card Reader
USB 3.0 EXTERNAL SD/MICRO SD CARD READER
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 100 V2 Series High Performance CPU Cooler (AMD)
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
Microsoft® Office 365 Home Premium (12 Month Subscription - Digital Key)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - 3 User, 1 Year
Browser
Google Chrome™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 15 working days
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SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
What's your max budget?

Is there any gaming? Any reason you chose such a high end graphics card?

We can definitely do better for the money.
 

Doc7

New member
Many thanks

Don't really want to go much more expensive than this build......£1050 all in.

The graphics card was a suggested spec....don't think I changed it. What would you recommend?

Cheers
David
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
Many thanks

Don't really want to go much more expensive than this build......£1050 all in.

The graphics card was a suggested spec....don't think I changed it. What would you recommend?

Cheers
David
As an example with notes by amendments:

Case
CORSAIR 275R AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE Case is really important in the build, worth having a good one to improve airflow and future upgradeablility
Processor (CPU)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4) Still a monster CPU for your uses, 6 core 12 thread, will be ample

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Motherboard
Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE: DDR4, USB 3.1 - RGB Ready Just as good as the Asus but a little cheaper because of branding
Memory (RAM)

16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) Much faster RAM which will help with general performance
Graphics Card

4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 SUPER - HDMI
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Better quality PSU and semi modular, will help with noise and thermal performance in the case
Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Noctua NH-U14S Ultra Quiet Performance CPU Cooler Overpowered for your uses but benefits by being very quiet
Thermal Paste

STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD Basic card as options are limited due to stocks.
USB/Thunderbolt Options

MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KK3-00002]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
Microsoft® Office 365 Home Premium (12 Month Subscription - Digital Key) Have left this in, but would personally suggest checking if it has the required packages
Anti-Virus

NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE Really don't need any, the built in Windows Defender is superb
Browser

Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 15 working days
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Doc7

New member
That's great and all sound sensible. Only concern is the case as I really want a DVD drive,
I will ring the company this afternoon, go through and finalise the spec, and place an order.
Thanks again
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
That's great and all sound sensible. Only concern is the case as I really want a DVD drive,
I will ring the company this afternoon, go through and finalise the spec, and place an order.
Thanks again
Just wondering what you ended up with? :)
 

Doc7

New member
I went for almost exactly the spec you suggested. Just kept the original soundcard.
Many thanks for you help
David
 
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