Is it solid PC?

RadZeb

Member
Hi guys.
As title says, is it solid build for gaming? Im worried a bit about PSU.
Can you plz advise?



Case
PCS PRISM-X ARGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2200 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 240 Series RGB High Performance Liquid Cooler (AMD)
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
Wireless Network Card
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
 

sck451

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
The 5600X+3060 is probably not a bad start, but several of the other items are a little more questionable! What's the computer for? What's the budget? And what monitor/display will you be using?

Finally at the bottom of your quote there will be a green link. Could you post it here? It will help us suggest changes for you.
 

sck451

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Here are the tweaks I'd suggest:

Case
LIAN LI LANCOOL 215 GAMING CASE Better case: more airflow = more cooling = full performance capability
Processor (CPU)

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB) Ryzen likes fast RAM and it costs the same
Graphics Card

12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW) One faster SSD
Power Supply

CORSAIR 750W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Much better power supply, giving quiet efficient operation and capacity for upgrades
Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER Adequate for the 5600X
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
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0 Modern WiFi card
USB/Thunderbolt Options

MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KK3-00027]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE Use Windows Defender -- free and just as good
Browser

Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) £5 of warranty is worthwhile
Delivery

STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 11 working days
Price: £1,396.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/f2Nh4NmkR9/
 

RadZeb

Member
Thank you, Look great, ill stick to that!
Dont you think i would need a bit better cpu cooler?
BTW. Do you know if that build has a bluetooth? Needed for controller.
Much thanks again
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Dont you think i would need a bit better cpu cooler?
The 5600X runs fine with the stock cooler, I wouldn't want to do any super CPU demanding tasks with it but for gaming it'll be perfectly capable. If you wanted to spend a bit extra you could go for the PCS Frostflow 100 or Cooler Master 212 which will both do an admirable job at cooling the 5600X

BTW. Do you know if that build has a bluetooth? Needed for controller.
Yep it does, it's built into the wifi card

Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
 

sck451

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
As @JUNI0R said, the 5600X would be fine with the stock cooler, but an upgrade would be lovely. But if £1400 is the absolute limit, you won't be missing out in gaming performance at least by the stock cooler. (And you could always upgrade it later. I did exactly that with mine.)
 

RadZeb

Member
Amazing! In that case I will stick with stock, then get liquid cooler in summer holidays :)
Thanks for replies guys!
Cant wait for my rig to arrive :)
 

RadZeb

Member
Oh last question , sorry.
If I decided to go with 3060 ti 8gb instead of 3060 12gb, will that CPU bottleneck it?
 

sck451

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Oh last question , sorry.
If I decided to go with 3060 ti 8gb instead of 3060 12gb, will that CPU bottleneck it?
No (at least not in most games), but the monitor will. A 3060 Ti is ideal for 1440p and overkill for 1080p (like your monitor probably is) except in a very few games. If you're considering a monitor upgrade (in the region of £300) it's worthwhile, but not otherwise.
 

RadZeb

Member
No (at least not in most games), but the monitor will. A 3060 Ti is ideal for 1440p and overkill for 1080p (like your monitor probably is) except in a very few games. If you're considering a monitor upgrade (in the region of £300) it's worthwhile, but not otherwise.
I have this :

Do you think its Worth getting 3060 ti asus 8 GB, or stick with the one that you advised me?
 

sck451

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I have this :

Do you think its Worth getting 3060 ti asus 8 GB, or stick with the one that you advised me?
No, for a 1080p monitor like that one a 3060 Ti is unnecessary overkill.

The Ti model is an extra £100, and then you'd be looking at £300 to get a monitor to suit, so way over your budget.
 

RadZeb

Member
No, for a 1080p monitor like that one a 3060 Ti is unnecessary overkill.

The Ti model is an extra £100, and then you'd be looking at £300 to get a monitor to suit, so way over your budget.
Great, thank you Buddy.

I'll stick to the 3060 12 GB. Is 3060 from asus 'better' than from any other brands?
 

sck451

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Great, thank you Buddy.

I'll stick to the 3060 12 GB. Is 3060 from asus 'better' than from any other brands?
Is it better? Probably. Is it significantly better? No.

The difference is in power delivery and cooling. Every brand's cards will be sufficient. Some will have extra headroom for overclocking (or be a little overclocked from the factory), but the performance difference will be negligible. In a well-cooled case, it's particularly immaterial.
 

RadZeb

Member
Is it better? Probably. Is it significantly better? No.

The difference is in power delivery and cooling. Every brand's cards will be sufficient. Some will have extra headroom for overclocking (or be a little overclocked from the factory), but the performance difference will be negligible. In a well-cooled case, it's particularly immaterial.
Thanks for Quick reply Buddy.

I will stick to the build you advised. It should be able to run AA games on high settings with 60+fps right.?
 

sck451

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Thanks for Quick reply Buddy.

I will stick to the build you advised. It should be able to run AA games on high settings with 60+fps right.?
Oh yes. If you're in doubt, have a look on YouTube for people playing the game with the 3060 (and ideally with the 5600X). But you'll be fine.
 
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