Gaming PC - Guidance required

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Hi all,

Im currently in the process of specc'ing a gaming pc for my son. I want it to be quick, good for all these fornite / minecraft / COD games plus be used for school. From his perspective it needs to have lights / leds and look cool. Kids !!:)

I did consider building it myself, Dad & son bonding session but am worried about BIOS or firmware things you need to do, so decided just to get one built. I spec'ed up two different configurations, one using INTEL and one using AMD - listed below.

Both specs are around £1800 - £1950. Both come with a screen (£234) From discussing this on other forums I get the sense AMD is better, more bang for your buck was the phrase. The AMD spec is about £100 more.

Im leaning towards buying the AMD spec but was wondering if I can get this spec cheaper on overclockers ? Which spec is more future proof ?


INTEL SPEC
Case CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 680X RGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-9700F (3.0GHz) 12MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® PRIME Z390-P: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM) 32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card 11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - GTX VR Ready!
1st M.2 SSD Drive 500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
2nd M.2 SSD Drive 1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)

Memory Card Reader USB 3.0 EXTERNAL SD/MICRO SD CARD READER
Power Supply CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling PCS FrostFlow 150 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
LED Lighting 2x 50cm Blue LED Strip
Extra Case Fans 1x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)
Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy™ FX OEM
Network Card 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
Wireless Network Card ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100 2100Mbps/5GHz, 1000Mbps/2.4GHz
USB/Thunderbolt Options 2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.1 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB 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 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account

AMD SPEC
Case CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 680X RGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Six Core CPU (4.5GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard ASUS® PRIME B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM) 32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card 11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - GTX VR Ready!
1st M.2 SSD Drive 500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
2nd M.2 SSD Drive 1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)

Memory Card Reader USB 3.0 EXTERNAL SD/MICRO SD CARD READER
Power Supply CORSAIR 650W CV SERIES™ CV-650 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Ultra Quiet Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
LED Lighting 2x 50cm Blue LED Strip
Extra Case Fans 1x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)
Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy™ FX OEM
Network Card 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
Wireless Network Card ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100 2100Mbps/5GHz, 1000Mbps/2.4GHz
USB/Thunderbolt Options 2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.1 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media Windows 10 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 Google Chrome™
Monitor IIYAMA ProLite B2791QSU-B1 27" WQHD
Keyboard & Mouse LOGITECH® MK270 WIRELESS KEYBOARD & MOUSE COMBO
Speakers LOGITECH Z200 2.0 SPEAKERS - 10W
Surge Protection 6 Socket 2m Surge Protector
 
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Can get an AMD 3700x and nvidia 3070 system on here which will be far better than the systems you specced with a now quite old 1080ti (surprised this is even offered as an option) and include a decent 1080p IPS monitor for similar money - just add a KB & M and away you go.

▷ OcUK Gaming Enigma Enthusiast - Ryzen 7 3700X… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)

▷ BenQ 27" EW2780 1920x1080 IPS 75Hz HDRi LED B… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)

Also, advise you remove competitors name as that isn't allowed.
 
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