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So I want to build a new PC for primarily gaming. I already have the case, CPU fan, and harddrives (600GB SSD and 1 TBHDD). Here's what I was thinking of getting:

I was wondering if that is all compatible and preferable for a gaming rig? Also would it be worth saving ~£30 and getting the 650W PSU as opposed to the 750W one?
 
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So I want to build a new PC for primarily gaming. I already have the case, CPU fan, and harddrives (600GB SSD and 1 TBHDD). Here's what I was thinking of getting:

I was wondering if that is all compatible and preferable for a gaming rig? Also would it be worth saving ~£30 and getting the 650W PSU as opposed to the 750W one?

Your list roughly

My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £946.65 (includes shipping: £11.70)

ryzen 1700x 8 core/16 threads- OC to 4ghz all cores - need to use your cooler as comes with non
RX 56 comes with 3 free games and is a power house over rx580/gtx 1060

My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £927.97 (includes shipping: £11.10)


guessing because you linked the Gigabyte model your case is an mATX model or can it accept full length ATX?
can dont buy the one ou've listed above, least select the one in the intel list above

keeping Intel and GTX 1060- moving to B360 and i7 8700 6 core 12 thread with all core boost of 4,3ghz

My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £855.05 (includes shipping: £11.10)​
 
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Your list roughly

My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £946.65 (includes shipping: £11.70)

ryzen 1700x 8 core/16 threads- OC to 4ghz all cores - need to use your cooler as comes with non
RX 56 comes with 3 free games and is a power house over rx580/gtx 1060

My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £927.97 (includes shipping: £11.10)


guessing because you linked the Gigabyte model your case is an mATX model or can it accept full length ATX?
can dont buy the one ou've listed above, least select the one in the intel list above

keeping Intel and GTX 1060- moving to B360 and i7 8700 6 core 12 thread with all core boost of 4,3ghz

My basket at Overclockers UK:
Total: £855.05 (includes shipping: £11.10)

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cors...tower-case-black-cc-9011075-ww-ca-197-cs.html This is my case here. Can it accept full ATX?

So what makes the Inno3D 1060 better than the MSI one I initially linked? Or does it not make a difference? Also won't it be a problem having a 2400MHZ RAM over a 3000 MHZ one? And is 550W okay for a 1060?
 
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https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cors...tower-case-black-cc-9011075-ww-ca-197-cs.html This is my case here. Can it accept full ATX?

So what makes the Inno3D 1060 better than the MSI one I initially linked? Or does it not make a difference? Also won't it be a problem having a 2400MHZ RAM over a 3000 MHZ one? And is 550W okay for a 1060?



Just selected it because it was one of the cheapest gtx 1060s :)

1060 can run on 450w but went for 550w as allows more flexibility

There are few difference with 2400 Vs fast ram, mainly when your 3200 and over, slightly higher mins frame rates, but good 3200+ kits have lower CL timings .
If you were doing heavy data work then worth it, for keeps costs down, 2400hz will work fine
 
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Just selected it because it was one of the cheapest gtx 1060s :)

1060 can run on 450w but went for 550w as allows more flexibility

There are few difference with 2400 Vs fast ram, mainly when your 3200 and over, slightly higher mins frame rates, but good 3200+ kits have lower CL timings .
If you were doing heavy data work then worth it, for keeps costs down, 2400hz will work fine

Cool thank you I might go for that AMD build then. Should I go for a 650W PSU or is there no point?
 
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Cool thank you I might go for that AMD build then. Should I go for a 650W PSU or is there no point?

Ryzen is 650w, Vega eats a lot of power. They recommend 750w which is a little over the top personally
Also Antec unit is a damn good unit

Card should be undervolted in and wattman.
 
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