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Any major issues with this build?

AJ_1

New member
Hi there, this rig seems to be about the perfect cost and power for me, I'm just wondering if anyone can spot any major issues with it before I go ahead. The compat checker when I made it said it was fine but I'd like a human opinion before I spend that much money! Thanks so much

Made mainly for newish FPS games - Battlefield, Battlefront, that kind of thing.

Case
CIT DARK SOUL BLACK CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
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
8GB AMD RADEON™ RX 5700 - HDMI, DP - DX® 12
1st Storage Drive
256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)
2nd Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
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® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 14 working days
Promotional Item
Get up to 3 Games with select AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series Graphics Cards
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Price: £1,020.00 including VAT and Delivery
 

Scott

Moderator
Moderator
It doesn't look particularly good in certain areas (Case/RAM/Primary storage). The motherboard is a little up in the air now.

What is your budget and what monitor are you pairing the system with?

Do you have the link from the bottom of the spec you copied handy?
 

ubuysa

Moderator
Moderator
Can you please include the link to the configuration so that we can suggest changes without having to re-spec the whole thing up?

I would want a 256GB M.2 SSD for Windows/programs rather than that SATA SSD. You want Windows/programs on the fastest SSD you can afford, an M.2 NVMe if you can afford it.

@Scott beat me to the link bit. :giggle:
 

AJ_1

New member
Well as far as case goes I really just want to go as cheap as possible, it's not something I care about. About £1000 is my max so looking to get the most bang for my buck here - want to maximise in game performance.

Here's the link Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/nMdtqQhqSK/

I'm not sure the exact details of my monitor, it's a few years old, LG, 27" 1080p, nothing crazy fancy, I know that much.
 

Scott

Moderator
Moderator
Similar money but better balanced with a better base. The GPU is likely still over-specced for your monitor but it'll allow you to push the settings longer :)

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Quad Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.3GHz/18MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB 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
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® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
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 14 working days
Price: £1,023.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/6YUBucye4Q/
 

AJ_1

New member
Thanks for this!

Is there any particular need for that case over the cheapest one? If the components fit in the basic I'd rather save that £20 extra

My other question is on the GPU - the Tom's Hardware hierarchy I was looking at (don't know actually how reliable it is) puts this one quite a bit below the original I picked. I'm coming from a few years old laptop with a 1050 so I want a decent step up
 

Scott

Moderator
Moderator
Thanks for this!

Is there any particular need for that case over the cheapest one? If the components fit in the basic I'd rather save that £20 extra

My other question is on the GPU - the Tom's Hardware hierarchy I was looking at (don't know actually how reliable it is) puts this one quite a bit below the original I picked. I'm coming from a few years old laptop with a 1050 so I want a decent step up
The Focus-G is an excellent case for airflow. The case is as important as any other part of the build. I wouldn't recommend the lowest cases for any build, even cheap office systems, as they just aren't good for airflow. You want to allow your components to breathe properly.

With regards to the GPU, the 5700 is more powerful but you won't use the power of the 1660 Super, never mind the 5700, with the monitor that you have. Better to take the savings from the GPU to build a better base system overall. That way should you wish to upgrade in the future with a higher performance GPU and monitor, the rest of the system is already there to support it without having to change anything else.
 

Nursemorph

Grand Master
The case that houses your system is, arguably, the most important part of any system.....you could get the absolute best CPU and GPU and house them in the cheapest case possible and they would overheat in next to no time. The Focus G is the best low budget case around and has excellent airflow through it.....I have one myself and the air coming from the exhaust fan is cool with fans on standard profile and running Forza Horizon 4 at max settings for hours at a time. The Focus G should really be priced at almost double what it is given how good it is
 
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