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Hey everyone, I am looking to buy a new pc for myself. These are the specs that i'm thinking of. What do you think?
DeepCool AK620 CPU Air Cooler, 6 Heatpipes, Dual-Tower, 2 x 120mm Fans, LGA1700 Compatible
£59.99
WiFi 6E Wireless Card Intel AX210 NGW Bluetooth 5.3 Tri-Band 5400Mbps Network Adapter for Laptop Support Windows 10/11 (64bit) M.2/NGFF
£23.99
SYY Thermal Paste, 2g with Toolkit New Upgrade Easy to Apply CPU Thermal Compound Paste Heatsink for IC/Processor/CPU/Coolers, Carbon Based High Performance, Thermal Interface Material
£5.87
Corsair MP600 CORE XT 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD – Up to 5000MB/s – QLC NAND – M.2 2280 – For PCIe 4.0 Notebooks and Desktops – Black
£53.99
Corsair 4000D AIRFLOW Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Case - High-Airflow - Cable Management System - Spacious Interior - Two Included 120 mm Fans - Black
£74.99
Windows 11 | Home | PC Activation Code by email
£112.11
Gigabyte B650M DS3H Micro ATX Motherboard (Socket AM5) - Supports AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors, DDR5-6400(OC), 1x PCI-E 4.0 x16, 2.5G LAN, 2x M.2 Gen4 & USB-C
£107.97
Corsair VENGEANCE LPX DDR4 RAM 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz CL16 Intel XMP 2.0 Computer Memory - Black (CMK32GX4M2E3200C16)
£54.00
Corsair CV650 80 PLUS Bronze Non-Modular ATX 650 Watt Power Supply (Full Continuous Power, 120 mm Low-Noise Cooling Fan, Compact Casing, Black Sleeving and Casing) UK - Black
£63.95
Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 WINDFORCE OC Graphics Card - 8GB GDDR6, 128-bit, PCI-E 4.0, 2475MHz Core Clock, 2x DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.1a, NVIDIA DLSS 3 - GV-N4060WF2OC-8GD
£289.99
AMD Ryzen™ 7 7700X Desktop Processor (8-core/16-thread, 40MB cache, up to 5.4 GHz max boost)
£296.99
 
Looks good man. You make sure everything is compatible?

I know others on here may be able to give ya some tips. I just don't know about the power supply. It should be good enough, but I don't know what's recommended for a 4060.
 
One very pressing issue is you'll need DDR 5 RAM. Something around DDR5 6000 CL 30-36 would work well and shouldnt be too expensive. Make sure its noted as being optimized for AMD EXPO in the manufacturers description and it should be fine. Even better if its on the motherboard QVL list to be as close to 100% sure it will work out of the box as possible.


PSU is a decent cheap option, but I'd recommend spending a little more on something with at least a longer warranty.


Gives you room to expand later and much higher quality power to help your other parts last longer, dont cheap out on the PSU. Theres a reason anyone whos been into building for a while will tell you that.

Motherboard is on the lower end side, I'd prefer something a bit more solid, but I see youre saving money to put into headline parts, and its an OK board.

RTX 4060 is a decent option where its priced now. Assuming this is a build for gaming I would suggest dropping the CPU down to a Ryzen 5 7600 and using the 100 saved to get something more like this


In games you'd get a lot more performance out of putting the extra 100 into the GPU rather than the CPU.
 
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One very pressing issue is you'll need DDR 5 RAM. Something around DDR5 6000 CL 30-36 would work well and shouldnt be too expensive. Make sure its noted as being optimized for AMD EXPO in the manufacturers description and it should be fine. Even better if its on the motherboard QVL list to be as close to 100% sure it will work out of the box as possible.


PSU is a decent cheap option, but I'd recommend spending a little more on something with at least a longer warranty.


Gives you room to expand later and much higher quality power to help your other parts last longer, dont cheap out on the PSU. Theres a reason anyone whos been into building for a while will tell you that.

Motherboard is on the lower end side, I'd prefer something a bit more solid, but I see youre saving money to put into headline parts, and its an OK board.

RTX 4060 is a decent option where its priced now. Assuming this is a build for gaming I would suggest dropping the CPU down to a Ryzen 5 7600 and using the 100 saved to get something more like this


In games you'd get a lot more performance out of putting the extra 100 into the GPU rather than the CPU.
thank you so much for the advice its so helpful! I'll change the ram and the power supply to the ones you suggested. Any other general advice?

DeepCool AK620 CPU Air Cooler, 6 Heatpipes, Dual-Tower, 2 x 120mm Fans, LGA1700 Compatible

£59.99

WiFi 6E Wireless Card Intel AX210 NGW Bluetooth 5.3 Tri-Band 5400Mbps Network Adapter for Laptop Support Windows 10/11 (64bit) M.2/NGFF

£23.99



SYY Thermal Paste, 2g with Toolkit New Upgrade Easy to Apply CPU Thermal Compound Paste Heatsink for IC/Processor/CPU/Coolers, Carbon Based High Performance, Thermal Interface Material

£5.87



Corsair MP600 CORE XT 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD – Up to 5000MB/s – QLC NAND – M.2 2280 – For PCIe 4.0 Notebooks and Desktops – Black

£53.99



Corsair 4000D AIRFLOW Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Case - High-Airflow - Cable Management System - Spacious Interior - Two Included 120 mm Fans - Black

£74.99

Windows 11 | Home | PC Activation Code by email

£112.11



Gigabyte B650M DS3H Micro ATX Motherboard (Socket AM5) - Supports AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Processors, DDR5-6400(OC), 1x PCI-E 4.0 x16, 2.5G LAN, 2x M.2 Gen4 & USB-C

£107.97

CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 32GB (2x16GB) 6000MHz CL30 AMD EXPO iCUE Compatible Computer Memory



Corsair RM750e (2023) Fully Modular Low-Noise ATX Power Supply - ATX 3.0 & PCIe 5.0 Compliant



£289.99



AMD Ryzen™ 7 7700X Desktop Processor (8-core/16-thread, 40MB cache, up to 5.4 GHz max boost)

£296.99
 
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No worries :)

Other than switching to the R5 7600 and spending that extra money on the GPU?

I wouldnt like to use a QLC drive without DRAM cache for a boot drive, QLC isnt as durable as TLC so wont last as long, and drives without a cache slow up a lot when they are full.


This is a better one with good reviews.
would this one be okay?
 
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@em865 Here's another option to have a look at. The 120mm fan goes inside the back of that case for a rear exhaust fan. For a few quid more you can get that case with a window if that's what you fancy. btw pretty much all cpu coolers come with a small tube of decent thermal compound.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *AMD Ryzen 5 7600 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor (£192.95 @ AWD-IT)
CPU Cooler: *Thermalright Phantom Spirit 120 SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler (£35.90 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: *MSI PRO B650-S WIFI ATX AM5 Motherboard (£153.47 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: *ADATA XPG Lancer Blade 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory (£106.10 @ NeoComputers)
Storage: *Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive (£71.81 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: *Gigabyte WINDFORCE OC GeForce RTX 4060 8 GB Video Card (£289.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: *Fractal Design Focus 2 ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.95 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: *MSI MAG A750GL PCIE5 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£83.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 11 Home Retail - Download 64-bit (£106.03 @ Senetic)
Case Fan: *ARCTIC P12 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£8.50 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £1112.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-12-14 00:33 GMT+0000


A better look at those components.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B650-S-WIFI

https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-5-7600

https://www.thermalright.com/product/phantom-spirit-120-se/


https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N4060WF2OC-8GD#kf

https://www.msi.com/Power-Supply/MAG-A750GL-PCIE5

https://www.arctic.de/us/P12-PWM-PST/ACFAN00120A

https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/focus/focus-2/black-solid/

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