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Opinions on graphics card, since I got the wrong one lol

Don't ask me how I managed it or how I only noticed it now but I noticed today that I went and got myself the wrong graphics card when ordering my new PC 😅

I'm going to blame it on excitement of ordering a new rig and the fact it was around my 10th time to go and build one, I know you'd think I'd get it right by that time!

I meant to order a Nvidia but ordered an Asus, how badly did I screw up? Is the Asus a good graphics card?

Here's my computer, which is waiting in FedEx limbo at the moment.

 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Hi mate, have you ordered this system and what is it for?

Kind of strange storage set up, a sound card we wouldn't really recommend and extra thermal paste when your CPU cooler comes with pre-applied paste

Bullguard aswell generally causes more problems than it solves and a monitor that isn't all that great and definitely not a good match for a 3080

We can really help you optimise here
 
Hi ya,

I already ordered it. It's mainly going to be a gaming PC, I guess I should have come here first then for advice instead of going off on my own, well I'll know that for next time!

So what would you have recommended :)?
 

Outerarm

Well-known member
I meant to order a Nvidia but ordered an Asus, how badly did I screw up? Is the Asus a good graphics card?
Don't worry about the GFX card -- the Asus is a brand of graphics card that uses the base Nvidia chip. Asus generally have a good rep.
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Hi ya,

I already ordered it. It's mainly going to be a gaming PC, I guess I should have come here first then for advice instead of going off on my own, well I'll know that for next time!

So what would you have recommended :)?
Let me know your budget made and I'll do what I can to optimise

The storage drives are really slow by todays standards and they are basically server drives so very loud

Also the 64GB will just not get used for gaming, very very few even need 32GB like heavily modded games or Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 it's recommended. Pretty much everything else 16GB is more than enough

If you wanted a 3080 I'd recommend the samsung G9 as the monitor.

Upside is that you can make changes to your order no problem while it's still in the production phase
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Here's a base machine for an example in roughly the same spec as yours but much better optimised in terms of RAM and storage

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERCASE H500M GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.8GHz/70MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
10GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st Storage Drive
3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SEAGATE FIRECUDA 530 GEN 4 PCIe NVMe (up to 7000MB/R, 3000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2700MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W 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 10/11 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)
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 19 to 22 working days
Price: £2,912.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/5TfvVuWBA2/
 
It isn't in production phase anymore, it is now in FedEx limbo but I appreciate the advice :)

I went for the large storage drives, so I wouldn't have to keep using external drives. I'm terrible for having a tonne of games on the go, I have so many downloaded.

So you ordered your monitor separately?

What antivirus do you use, if you don't mind me asking :)?

Right, so definitely come to the forums next time first before ordering a new pc and get some good advice! Well hopefully my strange choices still work out. . . they did for my laptop that I got from here 7 years ago, fingers crossed lol
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
It isn't in production phase anymore, it is now in FedEx limbo but I appreciate the advice :)

I went for the large storage drives, so I wouldn't have to keep using external drives. I'm terrible for having a tonne of games on the go, I have so many downloaded.

So you ordered your monitor separately?

What antivirus do you use, if you don't mind me asking :)?

Right, so definitely come to the forums next time first before ordering a new pc and get some good advice! Well hopefully my strange choices still work out. . . they did for my laptop that I got from here 7 years ago, fingers crossed lol
Yeah you should definitely invest in at least a M.2 SSD for your OS. Those HDD's you've selected are going to be a serious bottleneck

You've basically bought a Ferrari and taken the wheels off and replaced them with wooden circles while having a donkey drag the husk around

As for the anti-virus. Windows Defender is free with windows and just as good as the others out there

Yes the monitor would be separate, there are much better monitors out there than what PCS offer
 
LOL thanks for your honesty Steveyg and for that image, gave me a chuckle honestly!

Okay, that's good to know about Windows Defender :)

I may not change the drives because I'd be nervous as anything doing that myself but changing the monitor I can do.
 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
LOL thanks for your honesty Steveyg and for that image, gave me a chuckle honestly!

Okay, that's good to know about Windows Defender :)

I may not change the drives because I'd be nervous as anything doing that myself but changing the monitor I can do.
Changing drives is one of the simplest DIY things you can do, have a watch at couple Youtube vids. It's literally just plug in and plug out, super simple all hope isn't lost

As for the M.2 SSD, even easier. You just slot them in screw them down and boom your good to go
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Yeah you should definitely invest in at least a M.2 SSD for your OS. Those HDD's you've selected are going to be a serious bottleneck

You've basically bought a Ferrari and taken the wheels off and replaced them with wooden circles while having a donkey drag the husk around

As for the anti-virus. Windows Defender is free with windows and just as good as the others out there

Yes the monitor would be separate, there are much better monitors out there than what PCS offer
Sadly a brilliant description, the other week I gave an honest description on a build by saying that Mary Shelley would have been proud of it............. (for those that don't know she was the author of Frankenstien's Monster) :ROFLMAO:
 
I hope that person at least found it funny Martin. I mean it's obvious I know not what I'm doing so I honestly have to laugh at how bad I've done and learn from my mistakes, while inside of course I'm kicking myself but ah sure, you live and learn, hopefully lol

I'll have a potter around youtube Steveyg and see if I can build up some courage!
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I hope that person at least found it funny Martin. I mean it's obvious I know not what I'm doing so I honestly have to laugh at how bad I've done and learn from my mistakes, while inside of course I'm kicking myself but ah sure, you live and learn, hopefully lol

I'll have a potter around youtube Steveyg and see if I can build up some courage!
here you go Rosie

 

Steveyg

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
I hope that person at least found it funny Martin. I mean it's obvious I know not what I'm doing so I honestly have to laugh at how bad I've done and learn from my mistakes, while inside of course I'm kicking myself but ah sure, you live and learn, hopefully lol

I'll have a potter around youtube Steveyg and see if I can build up some courage!
Hey we all learn, trial and error generally has more error than trial but like I said it's all learning

There's nothing that can't be fixed thankfully, the actual base of your build is fantastic. Everything is done correct

I think you've just over shot on the RAM and your storage drives weren't the best choices but these aren't build defining issues and are easily sorted

Don't fret we can help (y)
 
Haha it's true, it definitely feels like things are more error but I do eventually learn!

This is very true and more so for a PC then laptop or at least they are a little easier to fix. Well that's something at least, so I got around 65% of it correct, I'll take it lol ;)
 

DarTon

Enthusiast
With regard to the graphics card, the Asus Rog Strix 3080 is an "enthusiast card" that retails at a higher price normally than the more vanilla Zotac or Palit cards. In that sense you've paid more than you probably had to.

Note though that you could easily sell that second hand for over a £1,000 in the current market (the bid offer is £928/£1600) and buy a Zotac or Palit cheaper than that as an "upgrade" from PCS to recoup some money. I'm not saying I recommend that since it's more trouble that it's worth but just so you don't feel that you've "wasted" money.

Fitting an M2 NVMe PCIe4 SSD is relatively easy these days (probably easier than a hard drive) and you could buy a very good one, such as 1TB Samsung 980 Pro for £140 or a cheaper PCIe3 one such as 1Tb WD Blue for £69.
 
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