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Advice on buying this AMD rig

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by d|b, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. d|b

    Gangster

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 283

    I would love some advice from you guys on whether this build is good value at £925

    CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X
    Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism RGB
    MB: ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS
    RAM: VULCAN GAMING ALLIANCE 16GB DDR4 3600MHZ
    GPU: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6
    SSD: Crucial CT500MX 500GB M.2 3.0 NVME )
    HDD: 2TB BARRACUDA 7200RPM 256MB CACHE
    PSU: Cooler Master G750M 750W
    Case: Phanteks Black Eclipse P400

    Most of the components are new. It seems good value just buy looking at the £££ but are the components an config decent in your eyes? Looking to game at 1440p.

    Cheers in advance!
     
  2. Joxeon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 15, 2019

    Posts: 1,992

    Location: Uk

    Looks decent for the price.
     
  3. cimurray

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 3, 2008

    Posts: 107

    Save some money and buy a b450 board. Use the savings to get a 1 or 2gb BMI ssd.
    Otherwise good choices.
     
  4. cimurray

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 3, 2008

    Posts: 107

    That should read nvmi ssd.....
     
  5. dessimpson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 27, 2008

    Posts: 1,797

    Location: Gloucester

    Or NVME even?
    :)
     
  6. an0nym0us

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2019

    Posts: 1,140

    Or terabytes?
     
  7. cimurray

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 3, 2008

    Posts: 107

    Thanks to both of you for clarifying NVME and terabytes - it happens when I try to post when using a phone without my glasses late at night!

    Just to clarify what I meant:
    • You could swap the ASUS X570 (£218.99) for an MSI B450 Tomahawk (£94.99) and save £124. This is a good board often recommended in forums and would run all the listed components with ease.
    • The money saved would allow you to trade up from the Crucial MX500 500GB M.2. SSD (£74.99) to the crucial MX500 1TB drive (£128.99) which would allow you to load more applications and/or games to the fastest drive.
    You could stop there having saved £70 or spend a bit more and get rid of the mechanical hard drive completely and replace it with a 2TB SSD such as Seagate's 2TB Barracuda SSD at £219.95 on Overclockers. Financially you'd be £99 worse off but the step up in performance would be significant for everything you used the PC for and it would be future proofed for much longer.

    Just my thoughts......
     
  8. EsaT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 8,181

    Location: Finland

    Agree about motherboard being expensive for CPU if at the same time SSD is chosen from minimum level.
    Crucial MX500 isn't even NVMe drive but SATA drive. (M.2 form factor doesn't change that)

    Also that PSU is cheapo with what looks like C(r)apXon capacitors.
    Actually it seems to be EOL/legacy model so likely picked up from old PC.