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Advice on build

CCON

New member
Hi all ,
Looking for build advise on a desktop
80% of the time it will be used for gaming the rest low resource programs and tasks

I will be keeping my current monitor. Acer XB241H 24" Full HD [email protected]
16:9 1ms GTG overclock 180Hz. TN G-Sync

Would like operating system on separate drive and dont need a very big secondary ( don't store a lot on my pc's currently getting on fine with 500Gb)

Extra ram is future proofing.

Budget was E1500 but iv gone over

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/3XBYAGUKH7/

Case
PCS P209 RGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
500GB SEAGATE BARRACUDA 120 2.5" SSD, (up to 560MB/sR | 540MB/sW)
1st Storage Drive
500GB SEAGATE BARRACUDA 120 2.5" SSD, (up to 560MB/sR | 540MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W CV SERIES™ CV-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
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
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 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™
Keyboard & Mouse
Phantom RGB 88-Key Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Red Switch)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
2 - 3 DAY DELIVERY TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 21 to 23 working days
Price: €1,625.00 including VAT and Delivery
 
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CCON

New member
Hi Nursemorph,

Thanks for the quick reply . I have edited the original and added the information you requested.

I currently play a nice bit of Star Citizen ( not here for the "it's a scam " discussion I enjoy it) . In its current unoptimized state it uses all of my 16gb of ram.

Thanks for the help
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
Few tweaks....

Agree regarding the RAM. I doubt that Star Citizen is actually bottle necked in any way by 16GB. It may be allocating it, but it won't be held back in any way. It would be far more relevant to opt for faster RAM than more RAM, when considering the future.

Moved a few things around. If you want to save further the PCS M2 500GB drive would be a fine choice.

Case
CORSAIR 275R AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
500GB SEAGATE BARRACUDA 120 2.5" SSD, (up to 560MB/sR | 540MB/sW)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
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
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 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™
Keyboard & Mouse
Phantom RGB 88-Key Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Red Switch)
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
2 - 3 DAY DELIVERY TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 21 to 23 working days
Price: €1,545.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/GhQHqYzd5V/
 

CCON

New member
Hi Scott,
Thanks for the reply
I read you build guide which guided me in a lot of the choices you see before you.
So you think I'll be fine with standard cooling .ya I wasn't sure.
And the 570 motherboard was again purely based on your build guide.
I don't mind going 1 or 2 hundred over the E1500 if it means a rig that will stay current for longer .
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
Hi Scott,
Thanks for the reply
I read you build guide which guided me in a lot of the choices you see before you.
So you think I'll be fine with standard cooling .ya I wasn't sure.
And the 570 motherboard was again purely based on your build guide.
I don't mind going 1 or 2 hundred over the E1500 if it means a rig that will stay current for longer .

For gaming there's no real gain with the 570. You will notice that most gaming builds I recommend have the B550 on there. The only reason to consider the 570 is if you are planning a significant CPU hike in the future (12 core +)

The B550 is actually the most recent board. Should be good for at least one and maybe 2 generations, as the X570 will be too.
 

CCON

New member
Thats great Scott and Nursemorph.
Will make the changes you recommend and will hopefully put in the order come payday at the end of the month
 
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