Opinion and recommendations of new gaming rig | PCSPECIALIST

Opinion and recommendations of new gaming rig

Mike1669

New member
I’ve just ordered a new gaming rig from PC specialist and just wanted to get some of your guys opinion on the purchase and if you have any expertise about overclocking recommendations how far should i push it etc. Main reason I’ve upgraded from my previous Intel based GTX 970 rig is it’s just at the point where it’s dropping too many frames when VR is add to the equation (first gen vive with Index controllers). In addition even games like satisfactory is only hitting about 30 to 40 frames on minimal settings and drops down to around 10 FPS when the cpu starts getting tax’s.

The last PC I bought from PC specialist was about 7/8 years ago and the only thing ever had upgrade it was with additional storage, graphics card and a bit more ram. its age was one of my mean deciding factors of going back here to pick up my current new gaming rig. last time many years ago on a different account I requested your guys input and got some great feedback and I wanted to request again and I would greatly appreciate anyone with their advice.

thank you.
p.s if people are interested I’ll update this with current rig Specs.

specs of purchased rig
Case
NZXT H500 MID-TOWER GAMING CASE (WHITE)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-9700K (3.6GHz) 12MB Cache
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 UD: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3230MB/sR | 1625MB/sW)
Memory Card Reader
USB 3.0 EXTERNAL SD/MICRO SD CARD READER
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W VS SERIES™ VS-650 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 120 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
LED Lighting
50cm RGB LED Strip
Extra Case Fans
2x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)
Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy™ FX OEM
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11 AC1200 867Mbps/5GHz, 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
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
If overclocking, ideally a better quality PSU (TXm series). For this kind of system a better PSU would be appropriate anyway tbh.

And a better cooler, ideally H100x, or the 240mm Cooler Master one is apparently alright.

And I'd have probably gone for a better mobo too though apparently the VRMs on the 'budget' Gigabyte one are alright.

Drop the extra case fans. The AIO is adding fans to the system anyway
Drop the cheapo soundcard, motherboard audio is fine.

get the 970 Evo SSD instead. At the 500gb mark, it's barely more expensive (and has a free game) and is quite a bit faster. Or switch to the SX6000 and save a load of cash. The 760p doesn't really have a place between the alternatives

You can amend orders after placing them
 

Mike1669

New member
If overclocking, ideally a better quality PSU (TXm series). For this kind of system a better PSU would be appropriate anyway tbh.

And a better cooler, ideally H100x, or the 240mm Cooler Master one is apparently alright.

And I'd have probably gone for a better mobo too though apparently the VRMs on the 'budget' Gigabyte one are alright.

Drop the extra case fans. The AIO is adding fans to the system anyway
Drop the cheapo soundcard, motherboard audio is fine.

get the 970 Evo SSD instead. At the 500gb mark, it's barely more expensive (and has a free game) and is quite a bit faster. Or switch to the SX6000 and save a load of cash. The 760p doesn't really have a place between the alternatives

You can amend orders after placing them
Thank you much appreciated I will take a look at amending the order.
 

Mike1669

New member
By the recommendations I went through and made a few changes, an extra €45 but I think well worth it thank you very much for your advice Oussbon.


Item
1
Change to ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) from Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy™ FX OEM
Item 2Amendments Charge: €0.00
Item 3Change to NONE from 2x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)
Item 4Change to CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET from CORSAIR 650W VS SERIES™ VS-650 POWER SUPPLY
Item 5Change to CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 High Performance Liquid Cooler from CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 120 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Item 6Change to WIRELESS 802.11 Gigabyte GC-WB1733D-I AC 1734Mbps + BT5 PCI-E CARD from WIRELESS 802.11 AC1200 867Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
Item 7Change to 500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W) from 512GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3230MB/sR | 1625MB/sW)
 
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