Pcspecialist computer build, opinions.

Bartosz

Active member
Will this set up run most modern games?
Opinions appreciated.

Case
PCS PRISM TG WHITE ARGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B660-PLUS D4 (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
1TB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 470MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display RGB CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS 802.11N 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
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
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
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Will this set up run most modern games?
Opinions appreciated.

Case
PCS PRISM TG WHITE ARGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B660-PLUS D4 (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
1TB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 470MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display RGB CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS 802.11N 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
Windows 11 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00003]
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
Heya! Few areas we could optimise here. We'll need a bit more info first

1) What's the budget for this PC?
2) What games do you plan to play? Will you be doing anything else with it?
3) What monitor will this build be paired with? Either make and model or resolution and refresh rate would be ideal!
4) Would you be able to provide the full spec along with the configurable link? This makes recommending changes a lot easier

Once we have all this info, we'd be happy to to assist. Thanks!
 

Bartosz

Active member
Budget is 2400 pounds, the monitor I’m not decided on yet however probably a 144hz one, mostly warzone and Alex legends will be played on this PC

I’ll post the link soon.
Heya! Few areas we could optimise here. We'll need a bit more info first

1) What's the budget for this PC?
2) What games do you plan to play? Will you be doing anything else with it?
3) What monitor will this build be paired with? Either make and model or resolution and refresh rate would be ideal!
4) Would you be able to provide the full spec along with the configurable link? This makes recommending changes a lot easier

Once we have all this info, we'd be happy to to assist. Thanks!
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Budget is 2400 pounds, the monitor I’m not decided on yet however probably a 144hz one, mostly warzone and Alex legends will be played on this PC

I’ll post the link soon.
Thanks for this info (y) do you know what resolution you plan to play in? 1080p, 1440p, 1440p Ultrawide, 4K? Or what sort of budget do you have for a monitor? We could give you some suggestions based on how much you're planning to spend
 

Bartosz

Active member
Thanks for this info (y) do you know what resolution you plan to play in? 1080p, 1440p, 1440p Ultrawide, 4K? Or what sort of budget do you have for a monitor? We could give you some suggestions based on how much you're planning to spend
Hi.

Mostly 1440p, I have around 250 pounds budged for the monitor so any suggestions on that as well would he appreciated.

It’s a computer for my son just mainly for games.

I wanted to go for the 3080rtx however the waiting time put me off it hence why I went for the 3070ti.

I heard the i7 12700k is more than enough for gaming as well hence why that option.

In the near future I will buy more RAM and possibly upgrade it to 32gb if that would be necessary im just waiting to see how this PC plays out.

Also is the H150i sufficient enough to keep stuff nice and cool?
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Hi.

Mostly 1440p, I have around 250 pounds budged for the monitor so any suggestions on that as well would he appreciated.

It’s a computer for my son just mainly for games.

I wanted to go for the 3080rtx however the waiting time put me off it hence why I went for the 3070ti.

I heard the i7 12700k is more than enough for gaming as well hence why that option.

In the near future I will buy more RAM and possibly upgrade it to 32gb if that would be necessary im just waiting to see how this PC plays out.

Also is the H150i sufficient enough to keep stuff nice and cool?
Thanks for this info!

You'll ideally want about £300-350 for a 1440p 144hz monitor, so I've saved a bit on the build here (our current recommendations are the Dell S2721DGFA, Gigabyte M27Q and ASUS VG27AQ). The 3080 would be overspecced for 1440p 144hz and the 70TI isn't really worth the price increase over the 3070. i7 12700K is a solid option. You have the budget for 32GB of RAM so I've put it in now. The H150i will cool perfectly fine, although I wouldn't actively recommend the LCD version unless it's something you really want. Any questions, ask away!

Case
CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE Higher quality and higher airflow case. If you want a white case, you could always send in a White 4000D AF
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready Higher end motherboard to better handle the 12700K
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP, LHR Ideal card for 1440p 144hz gaming
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W) Super fast 500GB OS drive for Windows and applications
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2700MB/sW) Huge and super fast games drive. I'd only add a HDD if you're looking to store lots of files on the PC too
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Higher wattage PSU that'll better cover for future upgrades
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler Got rid of the screen to save some cash
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING The Corsair AIO's come with high quality thermal paste pre applied so the MX4 isn't necessary here
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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] I'd stick to Windows 10 for now
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 Windows Defender is perfectly fine as an antivirus
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Well worth the £5
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 11 working days
Price: £2,303.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z690-pc/KZvtuD5Z0T/
 

Bartosz

Active member
Thanks for this info!

You'll ideally want about £300-350 for a 1440p 144hz monitor, so I've saved a bit on the build here (our current recommendations are the Dell S2721DGFA, Gigabyte M27Q and ASUS VG27AQ). The 3080 would be overspecced for 1440p 144hz and the 70TI isn't really worth the price increase over the 3070. i7 12700K is a solid option. You have the budget for 32GB of RAM so I've put it in now. The H150i will cool perfectly fine, although I wouldn't actively recommend the LCD version unless it's something you really want. Any questions, ask away!

Case
CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE Higher quality and higher airflow case. If you want a white case, you could always send in a White 4000D AF
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready Higher end motherboard to better handle the 12700K
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP, LHR Ideal card for 1440p 144hz gaming
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W) Super fast 500GB OS drive for Windows and applications
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2700MB/sW) Huge and super fast games drive. I'd only add a HDD if you're looking to store lots of files on the PC too
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Higher wattage PSU that'll better cover for future upgrades
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler Got rid of the screen to save some cash
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING The Corsair AIO's come with high quality thermal paste pre applied so the MX4 isn't necessary here
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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] I'd stick to Windows 10 for now
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 Windows Defender is perfectly fine as an antivirus
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Well worth the £5
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 11 working days
Price: £2,303.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z690-pc/KZvtuD5Z0T/

With that motherboards it’s telling me to remove the wireless network card, should I remove it or get a better one?
 

Bartosz

Active member
There's no wifi card in the build, you must have been one added by mistake. The board has wifi in built.
Right so I can remove the wifi card? Sorry I’m not very clued up on stuff like this.

Most of the gaming will be done via wifi not wired.
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Moderator
Right so I can remove the wifi card? Sorry I’m not very clued up on stuff like this.

Most of the gaming will be done via wifi not wired.
Are you trying to configure it separately? You just click on the link at the bottom and it will load it automatically.
 

Bartosz

Active member
Are you trying to configure it separately? You just click on the link at the bottom and it will load it automatically.
Thanks for this info!

You'll ideally want about £300-350 for a 1440p 144hz monitor, so I've saved a bit on the build here (our current recommendations are the Dell S2721DGFA, Gigabyte M27Q and ASUS VG27AQ). The 3080 would be overspecced for 1440p 144hz and the 70TI isn't really worth the price increase over the 3070. i7 12700K is a solid option. You have the budget for 32GB of RAM so I've put it in now. The H150i will cool perfectly fine, although I wouldn't actively recommend the LCD version unless it's something you really want. Any questions, ask away!

Case
CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE Higher quality and higher airflow case. If you want a white case, you could always send in a White 4000D AF
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready Higher end motherboard to better handle the 12700K
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 - HDMI, DP, LHR Ideal card for 1440p 144hz gaming
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W) Super fast 500GB OS drive for Windows and applications
1st M.2 SSD Drive
2TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2700MB/sW) Huge and super fast games drive. I'd only add a HDD if you're looking to store lots of files on the PC too
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Higher wattage PSU that'll better cover for future upgrades
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler Got rid of the screen to save some cash
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING The Corsair AIO's come with high quality thermal paste pre applied so the MX4 isn't necessary here
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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] I'd stick to Windows 10 for now
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 Windows Defender is perfectly fine as an antivirus
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Well worth the £5
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 11 working days
Price: £2,303.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z690-pc/KZvtuD5Z0T/

Both of you thank you so much for you’re helping and imput, just ordered the PC you have created for me.

As for the monitor I’ll have a look at what you suggested, the budged can easily be increased.

Also another thing as for 1080p monitors are there ahy cheaper options with 144hz?
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Moderator
Both of you thank you so much for you’re helping and imput, just ordered the PC you have created for me.

As for the monitor I’ll have a look at what you suggested, the budged can easily be increased.

Also another thing as for 1080p monitors are there ahy cheaper options with 144hz?
The build you've ordered wouldn't be suitable for 1080p, it's vastly overpowered.

You'd want 1440p 144hz.

If you just want 1080p, then you'd need to change the build otherwise you're wasting money and power.
 

Bartosz

Active member
The build you've ordered wouldn't be suitable for 1080p, it's vastly overpowered.

You'd want 1440p 144hz.

If you just want 1080p, then you'd need to change the build otherwise you're wasting money and power.
Thanks, I’ll stick with the 1440p then.
 

Bartosz

Active member
Hi,

Just been on a online chat with PCSpecialist and have enquired about my order which has been stuck on in testing for the last 4 days (from the 25th).

Apparently there has been an issue with the order during the stress test and it hasn’t passed, does anyone know what will happen now, if any parts need replacing or are incompatible(which it didn’t tell me when building this system on the website) will I be charged extra for that or is that down to PCSpecialist?

The PC has apparently been sent to the problems section and a technician is working on it.

The guy over the chat informed me that more than likely the PC is probably being stress tested as we speak (I suppose left over the weekend?) and if all goes well it will be dispatched on Monday (fingers crossed) as I did pay for the fast track dispatch, however what if it fails again, will they look at replacing parts and charging me extra for them?

The PC configuration is down below, on the website it said it was all compatible and there wasn’t any issues, the only thing that popped up was the fact that I have ordered a bigger power supply than the system requires, it said something about only needing 650w and not 750w, but surely that’s not the issue.

All the parts;

Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache

ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready

32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)

8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR

500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)

2TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)

CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
 

ActuallyDenz

Lord of Steam
Hi,

Just been on a online chat with PCSpecialist and have enquired about my order which has been stuck on in testing for the last 4 days (from the 25th).

Apparently there has been an issue with the order during the stress test and it hasn’t passed, does anyone know what will happen now, if any parts need replacing or are incompatible(which it didn’t tell me when building this system on the website) will I be charged extra for that or is that down to PCSpecialist?

The PC has apparently been sent to the problems section and a technician is working on it.

The guy over the chat informed me that more than likely the PC is probably being stress tested as we speak (I suppose left over the weekend?) and if all goes well it will be dispatched on Monday (fingers crossed) as I did pay for the fast track dispatch, however what if it fails again, will they look at replacing parts and charging me extra for them?

The PC configuration is down below, on the website it said it was all compatible and there wasn’t any issues, the only thing that popped up was the fact that I have ordered a bigger power supply than the system requires, it said something about only needing 650w and not 750w, but surely that’s not the issue.

All the parts;

Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache

ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready

32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)

8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 Ti - HDMI, DP, LHR

500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)

2TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)

CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
I'm far from an expert, but I would question the PSU on that. I believe Intel CPUs are quite power hungry and 750W seems a bit on the low side to me. Others who actually know what they're talking about will chime in before long I'm sure.
 

Bartosz

Active member
I'm far from an expert, but I would question the PSU on that. I believe Intel CPUs are quite power hungry and 750W seems a bit on the low side to me. Others who actually know what they're talking about will chime in before long I'm sure.

Right, not sure what to think of that, the reason for that PSU is because the website kept telling me I actually won’t require that much power with this configuration, even now when I go onto my order details it states;

Maximum Required Power473W

I wanted to originally go for an 850W PSU however due to the website custom PC builder telling me I won’t need that much I decided to go down a notch.

If the PSU is the reason the stress tests don’t end successfully, who will be at fault for that then, and if it requires a bigger PSU I suppose I’ll have to pay up extra couple bucks?
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Moderator
Right, not sure what to think of that, the reason for that PSU is because the website kept telling me I actually won’t require that much power with this configuration, even now when I go onto my order details it states;

Maximum Required Power473W

I wanted to originally go for an 850W PSU however due to the website custom PC builder telling me I won’t need that much I decided to go down a notch.

If the PSU is the reason the stress tests don’t end successfully, who will be at fault for that then, and if it requires a bigger PSU I suppose I’ll have to pay up extra couple bucks?
I don't know what that power is referencing but it's certainly not what the build is going to require, it's miles off. Nvidia recommend 750w minimum for the founders edition and aftermarket cards tend to use more anyway.

We did suggest 1000w for a reason, I realise the configurator will give a notice, but you would never spec to requirements anyway as you always want healthy headroom aside from allowing upgrades.

There's no issue with having as high a PSU as you like, the system will only use what it requires, but having too low is an issue.
 
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Bartosz

Active member
I don't know what that power is referencing but it's certainly not what the build is going to require, it's miles off. Nvidia recommend 750w minimum for the founders edition and aftearlet cards tend to use more anyway.

We did suggest 1000w for a reason, I realise the configurator will give a notice, but you would never spec to requirements anyway as you always want healthy headroom aside from allowing upgrades.

There's no issue with having as high a PSU as you like, the system will only use what it requires, but having too low is an issue.

So what will happen now if it does require for example the 1000w PSU? I though the only reason for the 1000w PSU was for future upgrades, not for this exact spec.

Will I have to give them a call and possibly pay up extra for the better PSU?
 

Vajra

Silver Level Poster
If PC fails stress test it's up to PCS to deal with that. It might take more time to sort out but you won't have to pay anything on top of what you already paid as (unless you decide to give them a call and pick a different component), it's not your fault PC is having an issue.
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Moderator
So what will happen now if it does require for example the 1000w PSU? I though the only reason for the 1000w PSU was for future upgrades, not for this exact spec.

Will I have to give them a call and possibly pay up extra for the better PSU?
I would strongly suggest upgrading the PSU while it's still being tested, believe me, you don't want to be limited by that in the future as it's a real headache aside from huge waste of cash to have to upgrade it.

They'll take it back through troubleshooting and replace any components required, this will take time to investigate, but doesn't cost anything. Then it goes back through testing and so on until it passes testing.
 
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