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Looking for advice on first build

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by Deanoreido, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. orbitalwalsh

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    @Deanoreido since myself and @tamzzy going ITX or use ITX Raven case and, yourself have come from a small console form factor

    tamzzy also has the AORUS ITX board . also tamzzy- THEY HAVE USB 3.1 part!


    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £1,814.94 (includes shipping: £18.12)
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    havent included costs of heatset and keyboards etc

    Want to pump up costs- aorus 1440p- damn good monitor but heavy!
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019
  2. Matt_West_Mids

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    Ah no sorry I'm on the look out aswell not seen anything similar! :(
     
  3. Deanoreido

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    Ah fair fair, misunderstanding on my part sorry!

    Hopefully we find an alternative.

    Cheers
     
  4. Plec

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    /off topic
    @orbitalwalsh - we haven't come up with a name yet for what you're doing.

    Synonyms we're toying with so far:

    Nuts, bonkers, Heath Robinson on meth, loopdee-doo :D

    /need to look at your sketch-up plans - make take a lunch break...
     
  5. orbitalwalsh

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    ah typo- ITX CASE.
     
  6. Plec

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    Or, the square peg, round hole build.

    ^My favourite to date
     
  7. orbitalwalsh

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    i even edited it with an oxford comma :D

    gonna call it... Hemnes...
     
  8. Plec

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    You can't name it after an Ikea range :p

    I'll keep thinking (although, Square Peg, Round Hole is very apt :D)
     
  9. Matt_West_Mids

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    Just saw this on here seems to be similar spec wise. ACER NITRO XV272UP
     
  10. Deanoreido

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    Hi All.

    eventually got the build complete and thank you to everyone here for the help, especially @Plec @orbitalwalsh and @tamzzy

    Tamzzy will be glad to know I didn't go absolutely mad with the RGB on the build.. haha.

    Only some slight issues when building:

    - Need to buy a fan controller(recommendations???) the MOBO I got, most of the Fan headers are at the very bottom of the Motherboard, whereas most of my fans are top of my case. Need to buy some fan extension leads or a fan controller for these. Currently have 1 x fan on top plugged into the connecter for the X62, 1 x fan into a fan header, and 1 x fan plugged into the AIO_PUMP on the MOBO which means that it is just always on
    - Graphics card seemed very very very awkward to slot into place even with 3 bays at the back removed, felt really iffy forcing it in, had to bend the two metal plates at back to fit into the case OK. Now fine.
    - NZXT Cam software is literal aids. That is all.
    - Behind Desk Cable Management - TO DO. Looking at possibly instlaling some sort of cable routing on the back of the desk though this is to come as currently in the middle of re-arranging the room etc.

    Went for the following, which I know is a tad overkill for what I want but it sets me up for the future:


    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £319.99

    CPU Cooler
    NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £136.21

    Motherboard
    Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard £227.97

    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £109.39


    Storage
    Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £63.99


    Storage
    Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £114.94


    Video Card
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card £734.99


    Case
    Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case £62.98


    Power Supply
    Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £80.00


    Case Fan
    be quiet! SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140 mm Fan £18.00


    Case Fan
    hbe quiet! SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140 mm Fan £18.00


    Case Fan
    be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM 50.5 CFM 120 mm Fan £16.78


    Monitor
    Dell S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor £428.23


    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard £95.47


    Mouse
    Logitech G305 (Black) Wireless Optical Mouse £39.99


    Headphones
    Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset £78.98


    Speakers
    Logitech Z625 200 W 2.1 Channel Speakers £55.00

    Total (Purchased): £2600.91

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  11. Deanoreido

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  12. Matt_West_Mids

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    Looks quality mate I'm so jealous!
     
  13. orbitalwalsh

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    Looks really good!

    Handy hint for those with front AIO.

    If you mount with fan in push, you need a fan with high static pressure or normally run at faster speeds. If you run it in pull, doesn't need to be so high , Al about amount of airflow it can shift :)

    Not sure what nzxt stock fans are like, but personally with 2 Silent Wing 3s... I'd be swapping them over (if they are 140mm units )
     
  14. tamzzy

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  15. tamzzy

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    just use a cable extension
     
  16. Deanoreido

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    I saw it on deal at the time of buying, not noticed any issues at all with read/write speeds and/or windows startup. Is there a considerable difference to your average user?

    So just to confirm, you`d look to mount the fans on the opposite side?... i.e. in the inside side of the case? If so, how would this effect my other case fans orientation?

    Thanks again,
    Dean
     
  17. Deanoreido

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    Still within returns time scale atm, any recommendations on what'd be best for this then.. I'd probably keep the 1TB with games on it, and replace the 500GB one. Budget I'd say is max 110.
     
  18. tamzzy

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    more about drive endurance. with windows swap files and constant read/writes - QLC doesn't have enough write endurance if you want to keep the drive for any length of time.
    QLC: crucial p1 500gb = 200tb, 1tb = 400tb
    TLC: sabrent rocket (1tb) = MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro = 1660tb
    TLC: corsair mp 510 960gb = 1700tb
    TLC: Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1tb = 640tb
     
  19. Deanoreido

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    fair enough, from the ones mentioned which would you choose?
     
  20. tamzzy

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    I've got 2x mp510 960gb drives.
    But sabrent rocket is best bang/buck right now...so I'd go for that if I had to buy again right now.
    Only downside is that RMA for sabrent is the USA, rather than EU for Corsair, and Glasgow for crucial.
    Also need to register to get the full 5 year warranty (not that hard to do).