8 Dec 2017
This is my first pc build and I don't really know what I'm doing so any help would be greatly appreciated.

So far I've bought:

CPU: Ryzen 1600
MOBO: Asus B350-F
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 3.5"
Case: S340 Elite

Things that I'm thinking of purchasing:

SSD: Crucial BX300 240GB (£65)

PSU: EVGA 650GQ (£65) or Corsair TX650m or something else??? Do I even need a gold one, can't I get a white or bronze and save £20? Is 650w necessary?

RAM: Was thinking of 2x8gb 3000/3200. Ideally around £150. I would prefer something Ryzen compatible but I think I will still be able to get 2933 with an incompatible one. Suggestions?

I'm looking to purchase a 1070.

I know there were a couple 1070 for £350 during Black Friday. Asus dual oc 1070, zotac mini 1070, msi armor oc 1070, palit geforce dual 1070. Hoping one of them gets reduced again for Christmas.

The cheapest I could find currently are:

Asus GeForce GTX 1070 DUAL OC Edition £382.37

Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 MINI £349.99

Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ROG STRIX £395.14

Palit GeForce GTX 1070 DUAL £352.99

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming £399.99

Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC £374.92

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero 8G OC £374.35

Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Super JetStream £400.00

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 Graphics Card £379.98

Zotac Geforce GTX 1070 AMP Edition £398.99

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 AERO ITX £379.99

Palit GeForce GTX 1070 JetStream £363.26

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 ARMOR £393.78

PNY GeForce GTX 1070 XLR8 OC £373.85

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SuperClocked ACX 3.0 "Black Edition" £383.43

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 £396.20 (This is not the OC edition but can it still be OC using the asus's gpu tweak software?)

Which one of these should I go for at their current price? Was thinking maybe the EVGA FTW?

Any suggestions / alternatives?

I could always save a bit and go for a 1060 6gb for £220, or I have seen a 1070 Ti for £426, but ideally I wanted to stay under £400 and not sure it'll be worth the extra.

23 Jul 2012
For the PSU, the higher quality the better, as most likely it will last longer without any issues. 550w is probably enough for a single GPU up to 1080, however a good quality 650w gives you extra headroom for future upgrades (as we don't know what power consumption to expect in the future) and these can live long for about 8-10 yrs.

For Ryzen RAM go for the team group RAM.

Finally for the GPU, £350 is an ok price for the 1070, a step above that is the 1070ti cheapest at £409.99 as above but typically £420.
1 Dec 2015
Would personally go for the Windforce due to customer service and UK RMA - touch wood and you can remove the cooler without messing up warranty - but as always long as you don't damage anything in the process .
If you can grab gigabyte Version 2 units even better , redesigned the cooler and PCB to get lower temps :D
Evga is higher popular due to transfering the warranty via guest RMA.
Zotac has long 5 year warranty if you remember to register but read the T&C about it carefully .
And the Strix is a damn nice looking card in the flesh
29 Oct 2017
The Corsair TX650M is a very good option. I have it in my first build and it works without complaint. It also comes with a 7 year warranty. I picked up for £58 on Black Friday. Very well worth it.
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