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New Build/Builder PC Spec advise

CoolBreeze

New member
Hi Guys,

Just looking for a more... expert eye than mine to run over the below spec's please.

My usage would be to replace an old (6/7 yr) laptop being used to work from home. I'm not too worried regarding the spec's ability to cover that function.

So, my actual/main usage would be a first foray into PC Gaming. I'd like to avail of all the bells and whistles I can but balanced out against me going overboard in one area or another. PC gaming wise I'd like to cover out 1080-1440 gaming at +60fps and above, with a eye in the future for maybe streaming as well. I'm not too bothered about 4k gaming at the moment. My monitor is a Samsung C34J791 34" 21:9 - admitted bought for productivity rather than gaming, so if this isn't a good match to the specs, please feel free to suggest a monitor.

I think I might have gone overboard with specs - seems a little pricey for a first foray, but that may be just the price of entry for what I want. Either way, your advise/opinion is appreciated. I'm open to either Intel or AMD don't really know the diff to be honest to feel free to completely rework if needed.

One more thing, is there any idea on lead times for these RTX 3060/80 cards (for Ireland), as in are we talking weeks or months. I don't mind waiting but ideally would like the system by Sept/Oct time if that's a reasonable time frame expectation?

Thanks in advance.
Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX MB530P ARGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive
500GB Samsung 870 EVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 520 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 5000MB/R, 4400MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
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
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
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 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Keyboard & Mouse
Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard (UK)
Keyboard & Mouse
Razer® Basilisk X Hyperspeed Wireless Mouse
Mouse Pad
Razer Gigantus V2 Gaming Mouse Mat - Medium
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
2 - 3 DAY DELIVERY TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Build Time
Standard Build - Subject to stock availability on pre-order products
Price: €2,871.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/nhmPAKwrz8/
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Hi Guys,

Just looking for a more... expert eye than mine to run over the below spec's please.

My usage would be to replace an old (6/7 yr) laptop being used to work from home. I'm not too worried regarding the spec's ability to cover that function.

So, my actual/main usage would be a first foray into PC Gaming. I'd like to avail of all the bells and whistles I can but balanced out against me going overboard in one area or another. PC gaming wise I'd like to cover out 1080-1440 gaming at +60fps and above, with a eye in the future for maybe streaming as well. I'm not too bothered about 4k gaming at the moment. My monitor is a Samsung C34J791 34" 21:9 - admitted bought for productivity rather than gaming, so if this isn't a good match to the specs, please feel free to suggest a monitor.

I think I might have gone overboard with specs - seems a little pricey for a first foray, but that may be just the price of entry for what I want. Either way, your advise/opinion is appreciated. I'm open to either Intel or AMD don't really know the diff to be honest to feel free to completely rework if needed.

One more thing, is there any idea on lead times for these RTX 3060/80 cards (for Ireland), as in are we talking weeks or months. I don't mind waiting but ideally would like the system by Sept/Oct time if that's a reasonable time frame expectation?

Thanks in advance.
Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX MB530P ARGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive
500GB Samsung 870 EVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 520 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 5000MB/R, 4400MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
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
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
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 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Keyboard & Mouse
Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard (UK)
Keyboard & Mouse
Razer® Basilisk X Hyperspeed Wireless Mouse
Mouse Pad
Razer Gigantus V2 Gaming Mouse Mat - Medium
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
2 - 3 DAY DELIVERY TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Build Time
Standard Build - Subject to stock availability on pre-order products
Price: €2,871.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/nhmPAKwrz8/
This looks like a super solid start I have to say! A couple questions first 1) what’s your budget for the tower? 2) am I right in saying your monitor is a 1440p ultrawide with a 100hz refresh rate?
 

CoolBreeze

New member
Monitor is 3440*1440 so 1440p correct? it goes up to 100hz, but not beyond.

Budget for tower, i presume you're talking all in here, so don't really want to say unlimited, but a nice balance between starting out and not going overboard. Lets say 2k and give or take a few hundred if needed - that €2871 above is VAT etc.. .but core price of it is around €2300. Mainly would like to spend in the right places were it's needed the most i guess.
 

MrWilson

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Adjusted things a little, tried to keep budget very similar.
3440x1440 is 1440p Ultrawide. Standard resolution is 2560x1440 in a 16:9 ratio. Ultrawide is a little wider in a 21:9 ratio. Extra pixels means it needs a little extra GPU power compared to standard 1440p. The 3060ti would be what I would opt for here in an ideal word, unfortunately they have become mythical creatures for the last couple of months and cannot be found anywhere. Other 1440p cards are the AMD 6700XT and the 3070. With streaming in mind I've opted for the 3070 here as the built in NVENC encoding is a big help. You can also try out Ray Tracing if that's something you're interested in.
Given you a slightly different case that can accommodate a 280mm cooler. The 5800x can run quite hot so I would recommend going for the H115i over the H100i.
Rejigged your storage to have a superfast 980 pro for Windows and programs, the 1tb PCS drive for your games and work projects, with the HDD for general storage.
If you're retiring your old laptop you can transfer your Windows license across and save around 100 euros.
Not too well versed on peripherals, other users might recommend you getting your keyboard and mouse elsewhere.
Silver warranty is well worth it.

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX TD500 MESH ARGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H115i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
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
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
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 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Keyboard & Mouse
Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard (UK)
Keyboard & Mouse
Razer® Basilisk X Hyperspeed Wireless Mouse
Mouse Pad
Razer Gigantus V2 Gaming Mouse Mat - Medium
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
2 - 3 DAY DELIVERY TO REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Build Time
Standard Build - Subject to stock availability on pre-order products
Price: €2,927.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/qaTefBQry5/
 
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