New PC help..

DeFrxg

Bronze Level Poster
Hey guys, looking to buy a new PC, it'll mainly be used for playing FPS games, I play on a 240hz monitor at 1080p and prefer the highest FPS possible over quality.

The last PC I bought I didn't really know what I was doing and ended up just getting the most expensive stuff at the time which left me buying a CPU which wasn't really a CPU for gaming, I don't want to make this mistake again so wondering if somebody could help me with a solid build that will be easily upgraded down the line.

Budget is probably around the £2k mark however could go more/less depending on what's good at the minute.

Thanks in advance.
 

DeFrxg

Bronze Level Poster
Give this a read

Will take a look, would still appreciate some people to come up with some builds that match my requirements and post them here, would feel more confident in buying what somebody recommends rather than me doing it.
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Will take a look, would still appreciate some people to come up with some builds that match my requirements and post them here, would feel more confident in buying what somebody recommends rather than me doing it.
If you put one together and post it here we'll take a look and sort any problems
 

DeFrxg

Bronze Level Poster
If you put one together and post it here we'll take a look and sort any problems
I've come up with something like this?

Case
CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 500D SE CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING WIFI (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
10GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st Storage Drive
2TB Samsung 870 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
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
NOT REQUIRED
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
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 19 working days
Price: £2,446.00 including VAT and Delivery
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Ok that's a good start, could do with a few tweaks, could you please post the configuration link for it
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Ok so I've tweaked it a bit and saved you money into the bargain, this will handle that 1080p fine, and would handle a 1440p ultrawide as well if you decided to upgrade your monitor.

So I've changed to the 3070Ti, rejigged the storage so you've got a 1TB HDD for general storage, a really fast M.2 (the 980) for your system drive, then a slightly slower, but still fast M.2 (670p) for your games drive

Case
CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 500D SE CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING WIFI (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 Ti - HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB 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 INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
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
NOT REQUIRED
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
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 19 working days
Price: £2,265.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/CZHw8RJ5j3/
 

DeFrxg

Bronze Level Poster
Ok so I've tweaked it a bit and saved you money into the bargain, this will handle that 1080p fine, and would handle a 1440p ultrawide as well if you decided to upgrade your monitor.

So I've changed to the 3070Ti, rejigged the storage so you've got a 1TB HDD for general storage, a really fast M.2 (the 980) for your system drive, then a slightly slower, but still fast M.2 (670p) for your games drive

Case
CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 500D SE CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING WIFI (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 Ti - HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB 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 INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
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
NOT REQUIRED
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
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 19 working days
Price: £2,265.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/CZHw8RJ5j3/
I like it! Do you think the 16GB RAM is more than enough? And would the 3080 be overkill for 1080p? Or would it still give me better performance than the 3070 TI, just thinking if i'm spending 2k may aswell spend an extra 200 for the better GPU? Or am I thinking wrong.
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I like it! Do you think the 16GB RAM is more than enough? And would the 3080 be overkill for 1080p? Or would it still give me better performance than the 3070 TI, just thinking if i'm spending 2k may aswell spend an extra 200 for the better GPU? Or am I thinking wrong.
16 GB is fine unless you are playing games such as MSFS which will eat anything you throw at it.

The 3070 Ti will be fine and the 3080 would be overkill as it's primarily a card for 4K gaming, the only reson i didn't drop below the 3070Ti was due to your high refresh rate (not that most folk can notice any difference above 120Hz)
 

DeFrxg

Bronze Level Poster
16 GB is fine unless you are playing games such as MSFS which will eat anything you throw at it.

The 3070 Ti will be fine and the 3080 would be overkill as it's primarily a card for 4K gaming, the only reson i didn't drop below the 3070Ti was due to your high refresh rate (not that most folk can notice any difference above 120Hz)
Okay mate thank you.
 

DeFrxg

Bronze Level Poster
Hey guys, posted for advice on a new build couple weeks ago, the post didn't get much attention so just looking for some second opinions on a build before I purchase really, I play mostly FPS games at 1080p 240hz and prefer as high FPS as possible. Here is the build:

I have the money to spend so I don't mind spending extra for a 3080 but just wondering if it's actually going to make performance worse because it's overkill? Or would it still be a slight increase in performance regardless?

Many thanks,



Case
CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 500D SE CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING WIFI (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 Ti - HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB 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 INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
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
NOT REQUIRED
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
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 19 working days
Price: £2,265.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/CZHw8RJ5j3/
 

AgentCooper

An Absolute Savage
Moderator
Hey guys, posted for advice on a new build couple weeks ago, the post didn't get much attention so just looking for some second opinions on a build before I purchase
I’ve merged this new post with your original thread so that we can chart the journey of the build 👍

The post clearly did get some attention. It’s okay to ask for a second opinion but the reason why you likely didn’t get more involvement is that @Martinr36 did you a really fine build and nobody had anything extra to add. He nailed it! 👏

Having said that… the 3080 is currently less than a hundred pounds more expensive than the 3070Ti. If you’ve got the expendable funds and really want it, now is the perfect time to order.
 

DeFrxg

Bronze Level Poster
I’ve merged this new post with your original thread so that we can chart the journey of the build 👍

The post clearly did get some attention. It’s okay to ask for a second opinion but the reason why you likely didn’t get more involvement is that @Martinr36 did you a really fine build and nobody had anything extra to add. He nailed it! 👏

Having said that… the 3080 is currently less than a hundred pounds more expensive than the 3070Ti. If you’ve got the expendable funds and really want it, now is the perfect time to order.
Perfect, sorry maybe I didn't word the post as well as I could of, I was very happy with the advice and buid that Martin provided but wanted to just get some other opinions as it's a lot of money. But it seems that the build is perfect. :)

Thank you very much.
 

DeFrxg

Bronze Level Poster
I’ve merged this new post with your original thread so that we can chart the journey of the build 👍

The post clearly did get some attention. It’s okay to ask for a second opinion but the reason why you likely didn’t get more involvement is that @Martinr36 did you a really fine build and nobody had anything extra to add. He nailed it! 👏

Having said that… the 3080 is currently less than a hundred pounds more expensive than the 3070Ti. If you’ve got the expendable funds and really want it, now is the perfect time to order.
So the 3080 will give better FPS and not going to hinder me in anyway? even at 1080p?
 

Helfar

Member
The 3080 will draw slightly more power, think the site I saw stated about 30W more at load than the 70 ti, but other than that shouldn't cause you any issues, and will future proof you if you decide to move up to 1440p. Fairly sure it will run 1440p at 144hz fine and you maybe able to get 240hz at 1440p but almost certainly not with ultra settings.
 

DeFrxg

Bronze Level Poster
Debating maybe starting streaming in the near future, would this PC be any good for that or worth upgrading to the 5900X or something?
 
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