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SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
As an example including the monitor:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4) Much better CPU for both gaming and general usage, much better multithreaded power
Motherboard

ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) No need for more for your uses and much faster which is handy with modern builds
Graphics Card

8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
2nd Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Much higher quality PSU
Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER The included coolers are really good on the latest AMD's
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 More modern wifi card for better support of modern routers
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
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Monitor
MSI 27" Optix MAG271CQR - 2560 x 1440, 1MS, 144Hz You can get this about £20 cheaper from elsewhere should that be preferable
Warranty

3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Increases collect and return to 1 year which is well worth it for £5
Delivery

STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 13 working days
Price: £1,732.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/D9FSg43NTq/
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
The other thing worth mentioning is if you've already got an old computer running windows 10, you can transfer the license from that to this one and save yourself a little over £100
 

Brash

Active member
As an example including the monitor:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4) Much better CPU for both gaming and general usage, much better multithreaded power
Motherboard

ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) No need for more for your uses and much faster which is handy with modern builds
Graphics Card

8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
2nd Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Much higher quality PSU
Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER The included coolers are really good on the latest AMD's
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 More modern wifi card for better support of modern routers
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
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Monitor
MSI 27" Optix MAG271CQR - 2560 x 1440, 1MS, 144Hz You can get this about £20 cheaper from elsewhere should that be preferable
Warranty

3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Increases collect and return to 1 year which is well worth it for £5
Delivery

STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 13 working days
Price: £1,732.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/D9FSg43NTq/
Wow, thank you very much indeed. I'll have a proper in depth look at that tomorrow (been dragged to bed to watch Call the Midwife😁😁🙄) but that initially looks great.

Thank you so much for taking the time to do that for me. Brilliant 👍
 

Brash

Active member
The other thing worth mentioning is if you've already got an old computer running windows 10, you can transfer the license from that to this one and save yourself a little over £100
Ah, that's maybe a bit technical for my abilities lol.
 

ubuysa

Moderator
Moderator
Ah, that's maybe a bit technical for my abilities lol.
Nah it's simples. :cool:

See https://www.windowscentral.com/how-link-your-windows-10-product-key-microsoft-account. It means you have to sign in with a Microsoft account rather than a local account, but once your existing Windows license is associated with your Microsoft account, on your new PC you use the same Microsoft account to login and your Windows license will move with you. This does mean of course, that the old PC then no longer has a valid Windows license.......
 

Brash

Active member
Nah it's simples. :cool:

See https://www.windowscentral.com/how-link-your-windows-10-product-key-microsoft-account. It means you have to sign in with a Microsoft account rather than a local account, but once your existing Windows license is associated with your Microsoft account, on your new PC you use the same Microsoft account to login and your Windows license will move with you. This does mean of course, that the old PC then no longer has a valid Windows license.......
Cheers.

I'd probably leave it to be honest as the old PC will likely go to my daughter as is (minus all my files, music, videos, photography stuff, games etc etc once I've finished backing them up).
 

Brash

Active member
As an example including the monitor:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4) Much better CPU for both gaming and general usage, much better multithreaded power
Motherboard

ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) No need for more for your uses and much faster which is handy with modern builds
Graphics Card

8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
2nd Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Much higher quality PSU
Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER The included coolers are really good on the latest AMD's
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 More modern wifi card for better support of modern routers
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
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Monitor
MSI 27" Optix MAG271CQR - 2560 x 1440, 1MS, 144Hz You can get this about £20 cheaper from elsewhere should that be preferable
Warranty

3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Increases collect and return to 1 year which is well worth it for £5
Delivery

STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 13 working days
Price: £1,732.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/D9FSg43NTq/
I've had a closer look at that and your reasons for selecting some of the components and have to say it does look tempting.

The only thing I'd change is the case as I fancy an RGB case (I think the one you chose was just white light fans) and am looking at either the PCS SR-628B or SR819 or the Coolermaster Master Box MB 530P RGB or Lite 5 RGB.

I assume any of these would be fine?
 

Scott

Moderator
Moderator
For RGB I would only consider the following:

iCue 220T Airflow
Coolermaster H500
Coolermaster MB530P (Check google, I don't find it a particularly pretty case when looking at real world imagery)
Corsair 570X

After that the budget starts to get silly.
 

Brash

Active member
For RGB I would only consider the following:

iCue 220T Airflow
Coolermaster H500
Coolermaster MB530P (Check google, I don't find it a particularly pretty case when looking at real world imagery)
Corsair 570X

After that the budget starts to get silly.

Thanks for that. Is there any specific reasons for your choices there compared to the ones I mentioned (which in fairness, I simply went for looks) ie aesthetics, practicality, functionality, air flow etc etc?

Cheers!
 

Brash

Active member
I've just had a closer look at the 570X and that does look a bitchin' box right enough. I look closely at the others too.
 

Nursemorph

Well-known member
As a non-expert, I'd think the iCue and the H500 would be best for cooling due to the front being mesh and all while the 570x would be best at keeping dust out due to the lack of places for dust to enter. If you will need to move the case around regularly, then the H500s carry handle would be a thought.

And, yes, the Fractal Focus case has just White illumination fans...personally I think it's better than all different colours but that's just me.....my old case had all blue fans and, while I liked that, the white is more understated (and complements the white glow that comes from the GPU!)
 

Brash

Active member
As a non-expert, I'd think the iCue and the H500 would be best for cooling due to the front being mesh and all while the 570x would be best at keeping dust out due to the lack of places for dust to enter. If you will need to move the case around regularly, then the H500s carry handle would be a thought.

And, yes, the Fractal Focus case has just White illumination fans...personally I think it's better than all different colours but that's just me.....my old case had all blue fans and, while I liked that, the white is more understated (and complements the white glow that comes from the GPU!)
What about the red glow that comes from my face when I realise I've spent a fortune on a gaming machine and I'm still bloody crap at games:):)
 

Scott

Moderator
Moderator
Currently looking at the Coolermaster MB530P and I'm liking that even better.
If you like it, it's a good case for airflow.

My selections are based on quality & airflow. I've researched them quite extensively while looking for a case myself, and others :D

There are plenty of other non-RGB options, but these would be my choices for relatively high end hardware.
 

Brash

Active member
As an example including the monitor:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4) Much better CPU for both gaming and general usage, much better multithreaded power
Motherboard

ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) No need for more for your uses and much faster which is handy with modern builds
Graphics Card

8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
2nd Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Much higher quality PSU
Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER The included coolers are really good on the latest AMD's
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 More modern wifi card for better support of modern routers
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
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Monitor
MSI 27" Optix MAG271CQR - 2560 x 1440, 1MS, 144Hz You can get this about £20 cheaper from elsewhere should that be preferable
Warranty

3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Increases collect and return to 1 year which is well worth it for £5
Delivery

STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 13 working days
Price: £1,732.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/D9FSg43NTq/
Right, I think I'm about to order this build with the Coolermaster MB530P RGB case and Msi 27" monitor. Is there anything else I should be considering or any last minute tweeks? Cheers!
 
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