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New PC Config - Please can I have advise

KGtech2

Member
Hi, I am looking to purchasing the following config PC (see below), for mainly MS office, photo editing, music editing and some PC gaming. Please can people let me know if my config is ok for what I want to do, or can I downgrade some items? I want to future proof the PC for at least 3-5 years. Thanks

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE: DDR4, USB 3.1 - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB AMD RADEON™ RX 570 - HDMI, DP - DX® 12
1st Storage Drive
256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)
2nd Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.0 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Supplied on DVD
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
What monitor are you pairing it with, what resolution and refresh rate or make and model if you're unsure?

What's your max budget?
 

KGtech2

Member
Hi Spydertracks,

Thanks for your message. I really have not thought about my monitor. I was going to just use my old Dell monitor. So I would be open to suggestion to a new monitor also.

I my max budget would be £800 for the PC.

Thanks
 

KGtech2

Member
Sorry, I wanted to add what do you think about my PC config? Do you think it is powerful enough for light gaming and mostly work purposes?
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
You can drop the thermal paste, not required on that CPU, you really want the fastest RAM you can get, 3200MHz is the optimum on Ryzen 3000 series. But other than that, it's ok.

Monitor guide here:

 

KGtech2

Member
Thanks Spydertracks for your comments and advise, much appricated.

Further questions that I hope you can help with:

1) the motherboard (Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE: DDR4, USB 3.1 - RGB Ready ) bios need to be updated in order to use the CPU Processor I have chosen (AMD Ryzen 5 3600X)?

2) I was thinkng of getting the AMD Ryzen 7 3600x, is it worth getting this rather than the Ryzen 3600x?

3) Should I go for a cheaper motherboard or should I stick with what I have choosen?
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
Thanks Spydertracks for your comments and advise, much appricated.

Further questions that I hope you can help with:

1) the motherboard (Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE: DDR4, USB 3.1 - RGB Ready ) bios need to be updated in order to use the CPU Processor I have chosen (AMD Ryzen 5 3600X)?

2) I was thinkng of getting the AMD Ryzen 7 3600x, is it worth getting this rather than the Ryzen 3600x?

3) Should I go for a cheaper motherboard or should I stick with what I have choosen?
1. No, the motherboard will be fully configured and all the hardware will have been tested and operating optimally before shipment.

2. for your uses, yes, the 3700x would be worthwhile, NOT the 3600x (that offers no improvement over the 3600)

3. I’d stick with that one.
 

Nursemorph

Author Level
The 7 series route, unfortunately, take you way outside your budget....unless you can find another £200 or thereabouts.

If you drop down to the 3600 rather than the x version, then you can increase your RAM to 3200Mhz 16GB and come in at £801

@SpyderTracks Does the Aurous really offer anything over the B450-Plus beyond the extra M2 slot (which the OP isn't even using one, much less two)...just curious as that is using £14 of his tight budget
 

KGtech2

Member
Hi, the following build is around £900, which I am able to buy, is this a good build?

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Eight Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE: DDR4, USB 3.1 - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB AMD RADEON™ RX 550 - HDMI, DP, DVI - DX® 12
1st Storage Drive
256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)
2nd Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 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
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.0 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
 

SpyderTracks

Recluse
Moderator
Hi, the following build is around £900, which I am able to buy, is this a good build?

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Eight Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE: DDR4, USB 3.1 - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB AMD RADEON™ RX 550 - HDMI, DP, DVI - DX® 12
1st Storage Drive
256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)
2nd Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 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
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.0 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
You're sacrificing the GPU for the CPU, this wouldn't be able to cope with most monitors, not a good option.
 

Scott

Modinator
Moderator
This would be the bare bones for me. I would be more inclined to aim for the 1660 Super GPU though, to add a little future potential.

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® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB AMD RADEON™ RX 570 - HDMI, DP - DX® 12
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB 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
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
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
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
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 13 to 15 working days
Price: £866.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/AHgN5ygQ0U/
 

KGtech2

Member
Thanks Scott, much appreciated.

Do you think that the 1660 Super GPU is better than the 4GB AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT?
 

KGtech2

Member
If I could only afford the 4GB Radeon RX 570 XT or Radeon RX 5500 XT, with the following:

- AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
- Gigabyte B450 AORUS Elite
- 16GB DDR4 (3200MHz) (2x 8GB) RAM

Which GPU would you suggest? I would ideally like to keep my total cost £1,000
 
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