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Assistance with discrete build

Discussion in 'OcUK Full Systems & Bundles' started by Uncletommy, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Uncletommy

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    Location: Oxford

    I haven't built a new system for several years and starting to look the last few weeks has led me down a rabbit hole. I need some suggestions please.

    I have to make it as discrete as possible (those are my orders...) - so no full tower and as quiet as possible.

    I want to get the bare bones done to begin with and come back later for the monitor and graphics card. I have a 980 which will do me until i decide what to upgrade to.

    Usage is mainly Adobe software primarily photoshop and lightroom but I do plan on gaming a fair bit.

    My budget is roughly £1000 for

    Case
    Processor
    RAM
    Storage - Fast SSD for OS and large storage for library of photos
    PS
    Cooling solution
    Wireless connectivity

    So far I have the following:

    CPU https://cdn.************.com/static/forever/images/product/33f96aec821c5c10f4b1fd636a7d1881.256p.jpg
    Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor


    CPU Cooler [​IMG]
    Corsair - H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler


    Memory https://cdn.************.com/static/forever/images/product/835ab3efad1be13bbe53beef3e3c6f96.256p.jpg
    Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory



    Storage https://cdn.************.com/static/forever/images/product/09a31f32abb3daaf5ed9b849bd60e675.256p.jpg
    Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

    £71.28

    Power Supply [​IMG]
    Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
     
  2. orbitalwalsh

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    you'll be looking at intel, Ryzen has caught up well with Prem Pro - well mainly due to adobe coding better but photoshop and lightroom still favour intel, specially Lightroom!

    with £1k budget you should be able to squeeze in a GPU that easily beats the gtx 980

    6 core/6 thread 9600k beats ryzen 2700x 8 core 16 thread

    https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Lightroom-Classic-CC-2019-CPU-Roundup-Intel-vs-AMD-1298/

    9600k slightly behind 2700x in Photoshop but 9700k does pull ahead- though overclock the 9600k to 5ghz all cores and will pull ahead again

    https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Photoshop-CC-2019-CPU-Roundup-Intel-vs-AMD-vs-Mac-1295/
     
  3. Uncletommy

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    Do you think the 9700k is that much better than the 9600k to justify the premium?
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

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    Depends on the work your doing. hopefully that article will help guide yourself. If its your bread and better in life then would choose the best you can get for your budget . Gaming wise will last a bit longer due to extra 2 cores.

    tried to keep it in theme of corsair

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £1,011.18 (includes shipping: £12.30) ​
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  5. Uncletommy

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    What would you suggest in the way of micro boards if i went for a smaller form case?
     
  6. lee32uk

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  7. orbitalwalsh

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  8. Uncletommy

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    This is excellent, thank you!
     
  9. orbitalwalsh

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    :)

    trying to track down if where corsair handle their parts RMA - i know most of the customer service is 90% UK based , not to sure if its repaired here as well like Gigabyte. Handy to know if brexit ends up being a nightmare to ship and receive things etc