bout to buy - any last chance changes - this is my max price

flarexv

Member
upgrading to 1440p monitor samsung g5. main uses gaming: cyberpunk, minecraft, league and cod :D
Case
PCS PRISM TG BLACK ARGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS WiFi (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler Black Edition
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Extra Case Fans
3x CoolerMaster SickleFlow 120 ARGB + Controller Kit
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
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
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 8 to 11 working days
Price: £1,501.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/34b0PZXnXC/
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
upgrading to 1440p monitor samsung g5. main uses gaming: cyberpunk, minecraft, league and cod :D
Case
PCS PRISM TG BLACK ARGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS WiFi (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler Black Edition
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Extra Case Fans
3x CoolerMaster SickleFlow 120 ARGB + Controller Kit
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
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
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 8 to 11 working days
Price: £1,501.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/34b0PZXnXC/
Looks pretty much there! What's your budget? I'd assume about £1500?
 

flarexv

Member
Looks pretty much there! What's your budget? I'd assume about £1500?
exactly. i can't go over at all really. just wanted to make sure it'd do me good. also just one question about not adding windows 10. do i just get unlicensed version for now?
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
exactly. i can't go over at all really. just wanted to make sure it'd do me good. also just one question about not adding windows 10. do i just get unlicensed version for now?
If you pick No OS, it's an unlicenced test version of Windows which you're expected to reinstall and add your own genunie code to. If you don't have one, you'll have to factor it into the price. If you have a pre-existing Windows PC you can transfer the licence from that which would be free and would save you that cost and isn't a process that is especially difficult to do these days?

For a smidge over £1500, this is what I'd recommend

Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 GAMING CASE The TG looks like a nice case, but airflow doesn't look great. This 215 is a solid case that'll cool components nicely
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS WiFi (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) With the RAM PCS provides, there's not much difference between 3200mhz and 3600mhz and 3200mhz saves a bit
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3000MB/sR | 1600MB/sW) Better value 500GB SSD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2200 MB/R, 1500 MB/W) You really want to be loading games off of an SSD these days
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Higher quality PSU that'll better allow for future upgrades
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler Black Edition If you wanted to get under the £1500 mark, I'd switch back to the stock cooler. A CPU cooler upgrade isn't too difficult to carry out in the future
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
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Well worth the £5
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 11 working days
Price: £1,530.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/W0sr9FCJEB/
 

flarexv

Member
If you pick No OS, it's an unlicenced test version of Windows which you're expected to reinstall and add your own genunie code to. If you don't have one, you'll have to factor it into the price. If you have a pre-existing Windows PC you can transfer the licence from that which would be free and would save you that cost and isn't a process that is especially difficult to do these days?

For a smidge over £1500, this is what I'd recommend

Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 GAMING CASE The TG looks like a nice case, but airflow doesn't look great. This 215 is a solid case that'll cool components nicely
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS WiFi (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) With the RAM PCS provides, there's not much difference between 3200mhz and 3600mhz and 3200mhz saves a bit
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3000MB/sR | 1600MB/sW) Better value 500GB SSD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2200 MB/R, 1500 MB/W) You really want to be loading games off of an SSD these days
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Higher quality PSU that'll better allow for future upgrades
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler Black Edition If you wanted to get under the £1500 mark, I'd switch back to the stock cooler. A CPU cooler upgrade isn't too difficult to carry out in the future
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
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Well worth the £5
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 11 working days
Price: £1,530.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/W0sr9FCJEB/
I have a pc and a laptop both with windows 10, do i just need the windows media recovery thingy do reinstall? and i think i'll go with that case over my other one then. thank you so much for the advice! and one last thing is that if i upgrade my psu to the 750w would that be okay? i don't plan on doing much upgrading in the near future :D
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I have a pc and a laptop both with windows 10, do i just need the windows media recovery thingy do reinstall?
Pretty much, you'll want to make sure your key is connected with your Microsoft account, then once you do the USB media installation re-install, you just log in with that account. We can walk you through it if you're needing assistance

if i upgrade my psu to the 750w would that be okay? i don't plan on doing much upgrading in the near future :D
it's up to you. The idea of going with a higher wattage PSU is that it allows you to upgrade the system over time getting better value from your system instead of needing to buy a new one when you need an upgrade. It's a move I'd highly suggest for you and your wallet in the long term, but it's up to you. If you plan on doing no upgrades (which again, isn't the idea behind a PC like this) , NVIDIA recommend 650W for the 3060TI
 

flarexv

Member
Pretty much, you'll want to make sure your key is connected with your Microsoft account, then once you do the USB media installation re-install, you just log in with that account. We can walk you through it if you're needing assistance


it's up to you. The idea of going with a higher wattage PSU is that it allows you to upgrade the system over time getting better value from your system instead of needing to buy a new one when you need an upgrade. It's a move I'd highly suggest for you and your wallet in the long term, but it's up to you. If you plan on doing no upgrades (which again, isn't the idea behind a PC like this) , NVIDIA recommend 650W for the 3060TI
i plan on upgrading later on (a few years or 6months perhaps) so maybe i'll go with the 750w for now? again thank you so much for all your advice even if i'm not taking it (sorry) means a lot :DD
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
i plan on upgrading later on (a few years or 6months perhaps) so maybe i'll go with the 750w for now? again thank you so much for all your advice even if i'm not taking it (sorry) means a lot :DD
What were you planning on upgrading in 6 months? This PC shouldn't need upgrading for a good couple of years. Nevertheless, if you plan on upgrading at any point, I'd recommend at least a 750W.
 

flarexv

Member
What were you planning on upgrading in 6 months? This PC shouldn't need upgrading for a good couple of years. Nevertheless, if you plan on upgrading at any point, I'd recommend at least a 750W.
no i'm not planning on upgrading for quite a few years. i've ordered my pc :D
 

Bigfoot

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I have a pc and a laptop both with windows 10, do i just need the windows media recovery thingy do reinstall? and i think i'll go with that case over my other one then. thank you so much for the advice! and one last thing is that if i upgrade my psu to the 750w would that be okay? i don't plan on doing much upgrading in the near future :D
Obviously, if you transfer your Windows licence from an existing PC or laptop, you won’t be able to use that. If you can’t transfer Windows, you are as well adding Windows to the order. Be aware that cheap keys available online are not legal keys and can cause you all kinds of problems.
 

flarexv

Member
Obviously, if you transfer your Windows licence from an existing PC or laptop, you won’t be able to use that. If you can’t transfer Windows, you are as well adding Windows to the order. Be aware that cheap keys available online are not legal keys and can cause you all kinds of problems.
i'll be selling my pc with windows 10. could i transfer it from that then
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
You're making a huge mistake with the PSU btw. I know that @JUNI0R has tried to gently direct you onto the right path but I don't think you're fully appreciating just how much of a task it will be to upgrade.

If you decided that you wanted to absolutely max out your monitor down the line you would want at least the 3070 in there, if the naming convention is as planned.... lets say it's the 4070 that you go for.

With the current trends and the expected power requirements that's going to need at least a 850w PSU in the mix to cover the requirements.

You're saving around £10 now (£20 if you're opting for the cheaper TXm PSU) that's going to cost you ITRO £140 to buy new further down the line. Not to mention the absolute PAIN it is to replace a PSU if you don't currently have a compatible modular setup (Ie you opt for the TXm).

We don't make anything or get anything for offering you this advice so don't think that we are attempting to up-sell you. We're trying to save you £100s down the line along with a ton of agro.

In your shoes I would actually bite the bullet and just get the 1000W RMx, knowing fine well nothing you ever throw at the system is going to need more. This is what I fully intend to do with my next system.

FYI, I bought a 750w PSU around 8 years ago. I didn't have a GPU at that time and my power requirements were around 250W. I did this knowing full well that a PSU will easily last 10 years without breaking sweat and wanted to ensure that I would be able to cover any upgrades I did down the line. It's still going strong 3 systems later and will only be retired on the next outing due to the monstrous power requirements of modern day systems.
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
FYI, I bought a 750w PSU around 8 years ago. I didn't have a GPU at that time and my power requirements were around 250W. I did this knowing full well that a PSU will easily last 10 years without breaking sweat and wanted to ensure that I would be able to cover any upgrades I did down the line. It's still going strong 3 systems later and will only be retired on the next outing due to the monstrous power requirements of modern day systems.
It was literally just a couple of years ago that you'd be laughed at for putting an 850W unit in a build. Look at us today, with the release of the 3090TI 850W isn't even enough :eek:
 
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