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23-07-2020, 17:29   #16
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8GHz Hexa Core CPU
HyperX FURY RGB 16GB (2x 8GB) 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
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Corsair TX650M 650W Semi-Modular 80+ Gold PSU
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB M.2-2280 NVMe PCIe SSD


Not a huge change to the build up top but I found a case I'm liking.
Comes in at £1,222.74.
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24-07-2020, 07:51   #17
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P600 is a big chunk of change. 5700XT would be better value than a 2060S. No real need for a liquid cooler but no harm (other than cost) either.

Is that a pre built or parts?
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P600 is a big chunk of change. 5700XT would be better value than a 2060S. No real need for a liquid cooler but no harm (other than cost) either.

Is that a pre built or parts?
That's pre built on CCL.
I know I could get it cheaper separately.


I've got peripherals sorted and will get a new monitor in a month or two.
Have a 500 GB SATA SSD and 2tb drive too.
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That's pre built on CCL.
I know I could get it cheaper separately.


I've got peripherals sorted and will get a new monitor in a month or two.
Have a 500 GB SATA SSD and 2tb drive too.
TBH it's sometimes not massively cheaper to build your own, especially if the builder is willing to ship without windows.
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The main advantage to building it yourself is the experience so you can upgrade or repair later if needed. The place I bought my PC (gone now) had an option to build it for around €80 (if my memory serves me) which would be useful for very busy people or not any room to build etc (there's reasons). I actually decided no on pre-built just to save that few extra quid and I'm thankful I did because I wouldn't have been able to help my sis and friends build their own later otherwise.
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Thanks for the input guys. With the drives I have/looking to get would you put you OS on the 500 SATA SSD? A couple of seconds boot time aren't really a concern to me.
Games installs on the M2? And general storage on the 2tb 7200rpm drive. What would be the best config? Should I just up the M2 drive size and put OS and game installs in it?
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OS on the M.2. Games on the SATA SSD and porn on the Hard drive.
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^^^ OS definitely on the fastest drive. It's not just about booting although that does add up massively over time and alone is enough of a reason but there's also system updates, software updates (and all the reboots they cause), installing, uninstalling, cache, indexing/searching and virus scanning.
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There will be no perceivable difference in speed between any NVME and decent (not the DRAM-less ****) SATA SSD.
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There will be no perceivable difference in speed between any NVME and decent (not the DRAM-less ****) SATA SSD.
For now.
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