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Long time gamer - first time PC buyer

Ash_

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Asus have some better quality components in them and apparently run the quietest. Performance-wise though... no.
 

JUNI0R

Expert
Is there much difference between the NVIDIA and ASUS RTX 3070 graphics cards? As the ASUS one isn’t out of stock at the minute?
You're effectively paying for the brand. All the 3070's will perform basically exactly the same, whether it's an ASUS, Gigabyte, Zotac etc. There might be a slight difference in temps between the cards as how each brand choose to cool their cards differs, but the actual tech is all made by NVIDIA so performance will be pretty much identical. PCS generally use Palit and Zotac, although with the shortage we have seen some Gigabyte and Gainward as PCS try and get their hands on any cards they can. Picking a specific card would basically increase the price and the wait as they'd have to source that specific card for you. Unless you're pining for one of those cards, I'd take the standard 3070 option.
 

Ash_

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I’d remove the monitor and source it from elsewhere. I believe Curry’s will do a price match so...
 

JUNI0R

Expert
Okay perfect so I’m thinking of sticking with the 3070 and waiting for it to come into stock and then buying my own case for it to go in.
Using these specs.....

seem okay?

The 3070 won't ever 'come into stock' as such as their demand will continue to outweigh their supply. You'll just be placed in a queue and your turn will come. The 3070 cards seem to be pretty decent supply wise so you shouldn't be waiting long. I'd upgrade to 32GB of RAM instead of 16GB, that'll help you a lot for gaming while streaming. I'd also reduce to 1 RGB strip. A metre of RGB Strip is a LOT, you might find it a little overpowering. Although I guess you could remove it if you feel that's the case. Otherwise looks solid!

Then I agree with ASH about the monitor. It's a very expensive for a VA panel, (I'd be looking at more like £300 for a VA Panel) If you're happy to spend that much on a monitor, I'd recommend spending another £30 and get an ASUS VG27AQ, it'll be an IPS meaning the colours will be a lot brighter and the viewing angles will be better.

What case were you thinking of sending in?
 

Ash_

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I wouldn’t go Lancool 205 personally.

4/5000/X/D airflow or the Lancool 2 Mesh, would be my go to cases.

Phanteks P400A would seem like an ideal case, but you can’t top mount a radiator
 

CNewton33

Member
I’ve gone for the mesh one with the three RGB fans on it and ordered it to convince me to take the plunge and also order the pc! - so how does it work sending them my case?
 

JUNI0R

Expert
I’ve gone for the mesh one with the three RGB fans on it and ordered it to convince me to take the plunge and also order the pc! - so how does it work sending them my case?
I'm not 100% sure but I know people generally send it directly to PCS meaning they don't have to pay for 2 sets of shipping. Normally I believe people would order from PCS then find their case and put the shipping address as PC Specialists site (can be found here) and put their order number in one of the name fields so it's easy for PCS to find and build in your case when your turn comes up.

That's a pretty vague explanation but I'm sure someone could answer in more detail if you need it to be.
 
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