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Desktop Specification

saintsNick

New member
Hi there, about to decommission my trusty 10-year old Lenovo with a much needed new PC. I have no graphics requirements apart from running 2 monitors, need the grunt for running IDEs like Android Studio and Visual Studio side by side. This build is bang on budget for me, but have some flexibility, particularly in relation to future proofing. Would appreciate those in the know to point out anything I could be doing better or have missed or have duplicated etc Thanks in advance, Nick

Case
BE QUIET! BASE 601 TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-9700K (3.6GHz) 12MB Cache
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE 710 - DVI, HDMI, VGA
1st Storage Drive
NOT REQUIRED
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H60 Hydro Cooler w/ PCS Ultra Quiet Fans
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11 AC1750 1,300Mbps/5GHz, 450Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
2 PORT (1 x TYPE A, 1 x TYPE C) USB 3.1 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
 

The_Scotster

Spamtastic
I would definitely be pushing for an AMD build here. For various reasons, processing grunt, price and future being the main ones.

The SX6000 is a seriously fast drive. If you want to splurge then go for the Corsair, it's plain bonkers.... but it comes at a premium. With the X570 board there isn't a lot to be saved between the Corsair and the Samsung Evo so I would be between the SX6000 and the Corsair.

If you want the cooling to be near silent you could spend a bit extra on the cooling and get the H100 RGB Platinum. It's a world class cooler and looks pretty, as well as being nearly silent thanks to the MIL fans on the radiator.

If you have Windows 10 on your laptop you could transfer the license which would save you a further £100.

Case
FRACTAL DEFINE S BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Eight Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)

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Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE 710 - DVI, HDMI, VGA
1st Storage Drive
NOT REQUIRED
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1500 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
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 802.11 AC1750 1,300Mbps/5GHz, 450Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
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
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
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: £1,289.00 including VAT and Delivery

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Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
I'd agree with the above suggestion(s) and the spec is good :)

If focusing on silence the Noctua air cooler is also an option, as it's extremely quiet and ~£50 cheaper than the Platinum.

The Corsair MP600 SSD does come at a premium, though is 'only' £25 more than the 970 Evo in the original spec.
 

saintsNick

New member
Thanks, good comments. I was a little fixated on an Intel CPU due to the fact the AMD wouldn't run the emulator on Android Studio, but I see that's fixed now, so excited about the capabilities of the Ryzen! When it comes to the SSD, I was leaning towards the 970 EVO because of its endurance rating, but looking at the numbers for the Corsair in combination with PCIe 4 (and its endurance rating), gotta be money well spent.
 

The_Scotster

Spamtastic
I actually find it laughable, in a very good way, at just how far the storage solutions have came. If you had told me we would be hitting speeds like that through any drive bus 10 years ago I would have thought you were on something.

The irony is that the conventional drives are faster than ever, huge cache etc..... they just pale in comparison to even the slowest M2 drive.
 
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