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Gaming PC Help!!

big285bird

Active member
Last thing, I am getting ready to buy everything that you have added above, however it has asked 2 last questions, one being that apparently I only a 350W power supply compared to a 550W, the second is whether the OS should be installed to the SSD or the mechanical hard drive! Could you provide what you think is best? Thank you
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
Last thing, I am getting ready to buy everything that you have added above, however it has asked 2 last questions, one being that apparently I only a 350W power supply compared to a 550W, the second is whether the OS should be installed to the SSD or the mechanical hard drive! Could you provide what you think is best? Thank you
You will need a 550w psu on that build for future expansion and longevity.

OS should always been on the fastest drive, ssd in this case.
 

big285bird

Active member
Hello,

Just to clarify from one of the previous questions what is the point of a WiFi card and where do I get one these?
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
It's worth noting that since you posted, new AMD CPUs have come out.

Could be worth re-evaluating the spec.

Also with current component pricing, a different SSD could be in order.

As for the wifi card, if you need one, you can select one from the "Wireless/Wired Networking" section under "5) SYSTEM REFINEMENTS" If in doubt, the AC1200 is a safe bet.

Of course, you only need one at all if you are connecting the PC to your home network with wifi. If you are plugging a cable from your router into the PC to connect it to the network and use the internet, you don't need a wifi card.
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
Comparing to the spec I did here:

The updated stuff would be:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X470-PLUS GAMING (DDR4, 6Gb/s, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 Ti - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1200 MB/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
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 802.11N 300Mbps/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 [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
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
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 4 to 6 working days
Price: £1,052.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/Szc0b2swUX/

Faster CPU, faster RAM, better botherboard, cheaper but decent SSD. £80 more. So about 8% of the cost.

Performance gains would be relatively slim as you'll be GPU bound, but in terms of futureproofing and allowing for GPU upgrades down the line, a 3600 can certainly offer ~10% or more gains over a 2600. So worth considering.
 

big285bird

Active member
You mentioned previously that Nvidia now supports FreeSync so it would be beneficial to get monitors that have FreeSync?
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
Yes. Whatever spec of monitor you buy, you will want to have freesync / gsync / gsync compatible

Gsync compatible is Freesync where Nvidia say it works fine. But really it works fine on nearly everything with just normal freesync.

In view of freesync monitors cost the same or very little more than non-freesync monitors, it's absolutely worth getting at least a freesync monitor

Are you buying 2 monitors? Or just 1?

If you're buying 2, 1 for gaming and 1 for having web pages, movies, etc, you may not need to be too bothered about your 2nd monitor having freesync.
 

big285bird

Active member
Yeah I’ll be buying two monitors. I’ll definitely buy at least one that has FreeSync on it. Is there anything else you think i will need/require?
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
Then taking PCS's monitor selection as an example, maybe something like:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X470-PLUS GAMING (DDR4, 6Gb/s, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 Ti - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1200 MB/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
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 802.11N 300Mbps/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 [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
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
AOC G2590PX 24.5" 144Hz Gaming Monitor
2nd Monitor
Samsung LS24E45KBS/EN 24" Monitor
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 4 to 6 working days
Price: £1,386.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/XRc4zgc7mj/

1080p 144hz freesync monitor for gaming, and the cheapest height-adjustable 24" 60hz monitor for your 2nd screen. Not because you necessarily need height adjust but it could be handy for ergonomics.

Note that the 2nd monitor is a TN panel. If you shop around on other stores you might well find a similar spec (24", 60hz, height adjust) with an IPS panel for a similar price. The IPS panel could be useful for a 2nd screen, as it has better viewing angles and you're not doing to be as well positioned for viewing your 2nd screen as your primary one I expect.

But yes, ~£300 or so sounds very reasonable to get you the kind of thing you need.
 

big285bird

Active member
Regarding this PC that I have now bought. I have set everything up fine and without any hassle. However, i have now began playing some games on this and whatever game I run it seems to be quite jumpy every so often. I am not too sure on what the issue is here but i am pretty sure it may have something to do with my keyboard or the connection between the PC and the keyboard. Any ideas??

Cheers.
 
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