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New build for £900

Discussion in 'OcUK Full Systems & Bundles' started by Lovejoy!, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Lovejoy!

    Wise Guy

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    Hi all,

    Girlfriend is looking to move into PC gaming and has set aside a budget of £900 for a self-build project.

    She only needs the PC, no monitor or peripherals, and doesn't need a copy of Windows so it's parts only!

    Please recommend me the best bang for buck and i'll happily pass it on to her :)

    Cheers
     
  2. lltfdaniel

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  3. lltfdaniel

    Wise Guy

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    If you can hang on until amd releases the ryzen 3000 series processors around 7th of july this year i believe.

    That would be better if you wait until then to be frank,

    Dan.
     
  4. Plec

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    @Lovejoy! does she need WiFi?

    If you can wait until July 7th you will have more choice - but whether you'll get more bang for your buck is a different matter as prices may vary as some b450s become harder to get:

    GPU comes with 2 free games that you could sell on for ~£50 - and the motherboard will accommodate Zen 2 if she needs an upgrade in the future. Case is place holder - but for approx £50 you have quite a selection to choose from. Memory should hit 3333MHz no problem (MB stock is becoming an issue - may need to phone):

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £906.08 (includes shipping: £13.20)
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    @lltfdaniel - don't confuse that Asus Strix b450-F with the Strix b450-E - the F isn't great value - the MSI Tomahawk or Carbon are better and cheaper and no ASUS tax. :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2019
  5. lee32uk

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  6. Plec

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    Cheers, @lee32uk, hadn't noticed that bundle.

    Shame they've paired it with the 2600 - the X would seem a more fitting addition given the quality of the board and the Xs benefits towards gamers (for those that want plug and play).
     
  7. Lovejoy!

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    Cheers guys! Looks like there's a good chance for a nice system out of that cash.

    Will the new AMD stuff knock down the cost of the current stuff? Or is it really not that worth waiting?

    I wonder whether OCUK will adapt the bundle...;)

    KEEP THOSE BUILDS COMIN' pls :)
     
  8. Plec

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    OK, recent update regarding price drops for Zen+ - the 2000 series:

    Reading the above - if accurate (never any guarantees) - after the 1st of July there will be a significant drop in the pricing of the 2600X. Something to consider...

    Also, consider that the X3600 will be ~£240 if you wait until the 7th - and will easily drop into the above spec.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  9. Lovejoy!

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    ah that's great news, cheers for that!

    i reckon we'll wait and pick up the 3000 series then.
     
  10. Lovejoy!

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    with the 3000s out, what am i swapping in for the 2600x? a 3600x? :D
     
  11. Plec

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    Get the 3600 - excellent value CPU (budget priced, premium performance); bundled with the above MSI B450 and 3200MHz of memory.
     
  12. Lovejoy!

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    just the 3600 or the X?
     
  13. Lovejoy!

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    also, with that mobo out of stock, what would people recommend in it's stead? we're definitely at a point where we'll be ordering in a matter of days i think!
     
  14. Lovejoy!

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    ALSO, does the cpu come with a stock cooler? :)
     
  15. Plec

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    Save the £50 and put it towards a better quality component:



    The MSI B450s should be coming back in stock soon but probably as a MAX variant so may be at a premium price - so would source the board elsewhere.

    Yes, it does.
     
  16. orbitalwalsh

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    B450 boards will creep up

    @Plec have seen Aorus 7 now go to £200 on the big warehouse ....