Question Opinions on this build please! First time buying my own..

Apr 26, 2020
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Hi all,

Always had a 'hand-me-down' PC and never bought and specced my own but now the time has come! Woo!

I mainly play FPS or MOBA games. Looking to play on high settings with over 120fps.
Budget circa £1000 gbp. I already have all peripherals I'd need from my current set up.. (running with an AMD FX 6350 and GTX 770)

Ideally looking at:
Ryzen 5 3600x
RTX 2060 (Super? or not?)
16gb RAM at either 3000 or 3200
Msi b450 tomahawk max
2tb HDD
250gb m.2 nvme SSD
650w PSU


Any suggestions on the above? Any advice totally appreciated as I'm a novice when it comes to specifications... is it overkill? how future proof is it? etc

Thanks in Advance!
 
Feb 17, 2020
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Are you building it yourself or looking to have it custom built / bought off the shelf i.e. assembled for you?

What monitor will you be gaming on? What is the resolution and refresh rate? If you are upgrading the monitor what is your budget for that?
 
Apr 26, 2020
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Are you building it yourself or looking to have it custom built / bought off the shelf i.e. assembled for you?

What monitor will you be gaming on? What is the resolution and refresh rate? If you are upgrading the monitor what is your budget for that?

Ideally off the shelf as I'm not experienced in the building aspect of it and wouldn't want to damage anything...

Currently on an AOC g2460 pf 144hz Monitor..don't plan on changing it at the moment..
 

OsaX Nymloth

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Seems solid, be sure to go for 3200Mhz RAM as the Ryzen processors benefit the most from good fast RAM.

RTX 2060 Super is quite better than regular RTX 2060, but also more price'y - but even that should give you enough performance for your use. Potentially you could save a bit by going Radeon 5600 XT instead that seems to still offer good performance in mainstream and esports titles.
 
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The big question is which FPSs? There is a big difference between CSGO and Battlefield V.

Ah yeah good point!
I play quite a wide range, CSGO, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare, R6: Siege, Overwatch, PUBG. hopefully at some point Valorant!
I also play every now and again GTA, Fallout etc.. and hopefully whatever the next Elder Scrolls is!

I get a 2060 super may be a little overkill for some of the above but ideally looking to not upgrade for 4/5 years
 
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A 2060 Super is overkill and tbh I'd say is over the line of what's worth spending for 1080p gaming. Moreover, spending a lot extra on a GPU to try to futureproof often doesn't get you far. The performance difference is modest versus the price difference, which means by the time X starts to struggle, Y wouldn't be far behind, and you'd have £80 less in the kitty for an upgrade.

It's also probably not realistic for a £1000 budget where you're going for a balanced pre-built PC, with the other bits you wanted too.

You didn't say if you needed a Windows licence within the budget. If you do, that's £80 or so to allow for that.

Some options:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 660p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 1500MB/sR | 1000MB/sW)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 14 working days
Price: £973.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/4TmrvzeWWZ/




The only 2060 Super PC ebuyer listed under their gaming PC subsection was £1400. I guess it's either out of fashion or out of stock.

I would suggest an SSD larger than 240gb for games - unless you already have a 1TB one or something that you're planning to add.

Other places like Cyberpower, Scan, DinoPC, etc do custom specs too, and I'm sure there are plenty of other stores too, but hopefully that's a decent starting point.
 

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