Help with a build, budget 1500£

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Hello everyone, I am looking to buy a new pc, but I am kind of a noob.
My budget is 1500£, monitor and keyboard excluded, and I will be using the pc for gaming and software developing. Any advice? Anyone who could show me a decent build? Thanks for your help.
 
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Hello everyone, I am looking to buy a new pc, but I am kind of a noob.
My budget is 1500£, monitor and keyboard excluded, and I will be using the pc for gaming and software developing. Any advice? Anyone who could show me a decent build? Thanks for your help.
Do you need it now or can you wait 3 month? New generation of cpu/gpu's coming out. Otherwise, if you need it now, I'd go intel route as their cpu's outperform amd in productivity at the moment...also for build, do you like a white pc case, or black, or don't care? are you into rgb or functional
 
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Hello Craig, I'd prefer it now, unless I could get better with the same price. The case I prefer it black, and I don't even know what rgb or functional is, sorry
 
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Hello Craig, I'd prefer it now, unless I could get better with the same price. The case I prefer it black, and I don't even know what rgb or functional is, sorry
rgb just has lights etc in case..functional, no lights etc, just getting best performance to price. Will spec a black case based on 1440p
For gpu, I'd go Nvidia RTX3070FE for £469 right now(Founder Edition card). you can buy it from them directly and still in stock. Buying from a shop would be an aib card(ASUS, MSI, Zotac etc but you'll pay another £100 or so so best option). Next level up is a 3070ti(£549), then you get to 3080FE (£650 but that's out of stock)
 
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As a first look I did a white and black build(had started before I saw your 'black build', so thought might as well put up anyway
Put Phanteks case in as is a good case on offer at the moment, and they're throwing in vertical gpu mount and riser cables as well if you want to go that route
The Asus board is a quality B660, priced at the top end of B660 but more budget end of Z690. It's a full ATX board but does have a pcie gen5 gpu slot and can take 3 gen4 nvme's so on a par with z690 anyway
Put a 12600k cpu, mid range, but still outperforms my 8 core 5800X cpu. You could opt for a 12700 or 12700F, OCuk don't sell them, put around £330ish
32 gb of no frill RAM 3200C16
Put a solid gen4 nvme ssd in there 1TB. If you need more seen the 2tb SN770 for £175
Arctic liquid freezer II is a no frills aio which offers best performance to price..another option if you want white to do black/white contrast with some lights would be the Corsair H100i elite capellix which seen on offer for £100

Also put a 1000W PSU in as reasonably priced, but this can be changed. This is total overkill for a RTX3070, but seeing as this has 10year warranty, will see you though next gpu upgrade, and next gen are more power hungry...and was only a little bit more that some of the 850W models...however have seen a Corsair RM850 for £90 which is more than enough for this build also, saving £40

You could drop to a B660M Mortar also for £160. It's a micro board and very good also, gpu slot is gen4 rather than gen 5, and think only has 2 nvme slots. Budget but good is the MSI pro B660m-a board but up to £150 so prefer the mortar at that price

Other option is a MSI Pro Z690-a wifi board, but saw for £225 on OCuk which think is too expensive...if you don't need wifi, the non wifi is about £170 I think, which is another good option

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £961.90 (includes delivery: £0.00)​


Below is the h100i on offer for £100 for a black and white theme

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £139.99 (includes delivery: £0.00)​


other options for black case

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £496.86 (includes delivery: £0.00)​



other motherboard option..don't know if you require wifi or not

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £1,154.86 (includes delivery: £0.00)​

you could also go with an air cooler for £40 for a12600k, 12700 I'd go aio myself though​
 
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As a first look I did a white and black build(had started before I saw your 'black build', so thought might as well put up anyway
Put Phanteks case in as is a good case on offer at the moment, and they're throwing in vertical gpu mount and riser cables as well if you want to go that route
The Asus board is a quality B660, priced at the top end of B660 but more budget end of Z690. It's a full ATX board but does have a pcie gen5 gpu slot and can take 3 gen4 nvme's so on a par with z690 anyway
Put a 12600k cpu, mid range, but still outperforms my 8 core 5800X cpu. You could opt for a 12700 or 12700F, OCuk don't sell them, put around £330ish
32 gb of no frill RAM 3200C16
Put a solid gen4 nvme ssd in there 1TB. If you need more seen the 2tb SN770 for £175
Arctic liquid freezer II is a no frills aio which offers best performance to price..another option if you want white to do black/white contrast with some lights would be the Corsair H100i elite capellix which seen on offer for £100

Also put a 1000W PSU in as reasonably priced, but this can be changed. This is total overkill for a RTX3070, but seeing as this has 10year warranty, will see you though next gpu upgrade, and next gen are more power hungry...and was only a little bit more that some of the 850W models...however have seen a Corsair RM850 for £90 which is more than enough for this build also, saving £40

You could drop to a B660M Mortar also for £160. It's a micro board and very good also, gpu slot is gen4 rather than gen 5, and think only has 2 nvme slots. Budget but good is the MSI pro B660m-a board but up to £150 so prefer the mortar at that price

Other option is a MSI Pro Z690-a wifi board, but saw for £225 on OCuk which think is too expensive...if you don't need wifi, the non wifi is about £170 I think, which is another good option

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £961.90 (includes delivery: £0.00)​


Below is the h100i on offer for £100 for a black and white theme

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £139.99 (includes delivery: £0.00)​


other options for black case

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £496.86 (includes delivery: £0.00)​



other motherboard option..don't know if you require wifi or not

My basket at OcUK:

Total: £1,154.86 (includes delivery: £0.00)​

you could also go with an air cooler for £40 for a12600k, 12700 I'd go aio myself​
 
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