Advice on a 1440p Rig with Monitor.

BlindPleb

Active member
So I've decided to Upgrade from my 1070, This is what I was thinking. Originally I went with a 3080 but because I only have a standard 75hz monitor figured I'd downgrade to allow me to purchase a 1440p monitor to go with this build. My Budget is £2100 maximum. The RAM I've got the cheapest possible because I had 2 x 16gb Crucial Ballistix 3200 which I purchased about 2 months ago so RAM wasn't needed.

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX TD500 MESH ARGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Eight Core CPU (3.9GHz-4.5GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® STRIX B550-F GAMING (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
4GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
8GB ASUS DUAL GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 7000MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 240 Series ARGB High Performance Liquid Cooler (AMD)
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Monitor
IIYAMA G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 27"
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 14 to 17 working days
Price: £2,089.00 including VAT and Delivery
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Ok this is where I'd go, i've changed the CPU to a 5600X rather than the last gen 3800x and made a few other tweaks around cooling and PSU

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX TD500 MESH ARGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
4GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
8GB ASUS DUAL GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 7000MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100x Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Monitor
IIYAMA G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 27"
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 14 to 17 working days
Price: £2,057.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/d0QbwCHQ7A/
 

BlindPleb

Active member
I've decided I don't need the higher speed Samsung SSD When I can get a slower speed one and Get the H150i Cappelix because RGB, I've also removed the Monitor as I'm gonna try and get the GIGABYTE M27Q or Odyssey G5 during black Friday sales which are a lot better than the IIYAMA G-MASTER. The amount of swapping and changing I've done this passed few days if PCS were getting notifications of my changes I've probably been put on block lol
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
There are better options when it comes to monitors to pair with the 3070 mate. As someone with a G5 who likes it a lot, a 3070 is capable of more

As for the H150i in the cases recommend above I wouldn't recommend it, the H150i is absolutely gigantic and would need a much larger case to accommodate it effectively. Also completely and totally wasted with the likes of a 5600x which isn't a hot running CPU at all. The £38 Cooler Master Hyper 212 air cooler is a much better choice and will do the job perfectly.

If you want the RGB then I would recommend the cheaper H100i Elite Capellix. It's super overkill for that CPU but still looks great and has RGB
 

BlindPleb

Active member
So I've had to cancel my order 2 days before its scheduled build day, gutted. My partners car failed its MOT and a huge chunk my PC budget has gone into new brake discs, new rear suspension and a coil pack. Looks like I'm gonna be waiting a while to upgrade my 1070 lol. I am also going to have to start looking after her car for her as she doesn't appear to know when there is noisy grinding brakes and loss of engine power.
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Nightmare mate, mine just hit me for £400 on Friday there for some work. Due her MOT now at the end of the month
 
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