Will this be okay for my first PC?

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Hey just wondering if this will be okay for my first PC I want to play war zone, battlefield 2042 and some zombie games on it…

here’s the spec


Case
CORSAIR iCUE 5000X RGB MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-11700F (2.5GHz) 16MB Cache
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z590 UD AC (LGA1200, USB 3.2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX, Wi-Fi) - ARGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB Intel® H10 NVMe SSD + 32GB Intel® Optane™ (up to 2300MB/sR | 1300MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100x Hydro Cooler w/ PCS Ultra Quiet Fans
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
LED Lighting
2x 50cm Blue LED Strip
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
NOT REQUIRED
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
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 15 to 18 working days
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Price: £1,596.00 including VAT and Delivery

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You want to change your RAM to 3200Mhz so that you aren't bottle necking the cpu. I'd have went with a different psu other than the CV series but with that said there's worse out there.

If you want to save a few quid than here's a build to have a look at. Check Amazon for the free shipping.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-eclipse-p360-air-mid-tower-case-tempered-glass-drgb-satin-black-ca-0ad-pt.html
Phanteks Eclipse P360A Mid Tower Case £68.95

Exhaust fan for that case up above.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/arctic-cooling-f12-pwm-pst-black-fan-120mm-fg-054-ar.html
Arctic P12 120mm PWM Case Fan £4.99

https://www.ebuyer.com/782056-corsair-tx550m-550w-80-plus-gold-power-supply-cp-9020133-uk
Corsair TX550M 550W 80+ Gold Semi Modular Power Supply £62.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-mag-b560m-bazooka-intel-b560-s-1200-ddr4-pcie-40-sata3-2x-m2-crossfire-25gbe-usb-32-gen2x2-m-atx
MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA £99.98

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/intel-core-i7-11700f-socket-1200-2.5-ghz-rocket-lake-processor-bx8070811700f/version.asp
Intel Core i7 11700F £287.98

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/scythe-scfm-2000-fuma-2-dual-fan-cpu-cooler-2x120-mm-hs-04f-sy.html
Scythe FUMA 2 CPU Cooler £49.99

https://www.ebuyer.com/962503-crucial-ballistix-3200mhz-16gb-2x8gb-gaming-memory-black-bl2k8g32c16u4b
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200Mhz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 £74.36

https://www.ebuyer.com/947319-wd-blue-sn550-1tb-nvme-m-2-2280-pcie-gen3-ssd-wds100t2b0c
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVME M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 SSD £85.49

https://www.kustompcs.co.uk/components/graphics-cards/nvidia/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-3060-gaming-oc-rev-v2.0-12gb-graphics-card/
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC Rev v2.0 12GB Graphics Card £540.00

Total: £1275.00

A better look at that board.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B560M-BAZOOKA

A better look at that case.

 
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How do I assemble these parts in the case is there videos to watch or??

thanks bud
Easy as pie. :)

 
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I’ve had a look and I’ve come up with this set up I still need to find a power supply tho any recommendations…


Case: https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/corsair-5000d-airflow-black-tempered-glass-gaming-case-mid-tower/cc-9011210-ww.html

Mother board: https://www.ebuyer.com/1128358-asus-rog-strix-b550-a-gaming-atx-motherboard-rog-strix-b550-a-gaming?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGryNWUSId9CKGwRb9p41vucY4ORMDS_5eLwLVhnXcAPWM5pSdqF-thoCl9oQAvD_BwE

CPU (processor) https://shop.epiceasy.co.uk/amd-ryzen-9-3900x-dodeca-core-12-core-3-80-ghz-processor/?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGoviLHmSrWmPDka_TsUcgLdsQU3tXa1X_b6g49PGbk-nFyzI7JEeYxoCDUcQAvD_BwE

Memory: https://www.ebuyer.com/1139147-corsair-vengeance-rgb-pro-sl-32gb-4x8gb-3600mhz-ddr4-ram-cmh32gx4m4d3600c18?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGjuFFcNeTcdLjGWKpvyO2PqnJjO8A-LbKIkDs5DRIHjbpkWbobl2dBoCVdQQAvD_BwE

Liquid cool fan: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Radiator-Advanced-Lighting-Software/dp/B0829S536D

3 single front fans: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Low-Noise-Airflow-Cooling-Triple/dp/B07VGJLZ8L/ref=asc_df_B07VGJLZ8L/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=375533655752&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3012099260796748540&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006715&hvtargid=pla-814576159331&psc=1&th=1&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=75934964839&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=375533655752&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3012099260796748540&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006715&hvtargid=pla-814576159331

Graphics card: https://www.awd-it.co.uk/msi-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ventus-3x-oc-12gb-gddr6-pci-express-graphics-card.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGmePIo8t-CZYYwpm_-DrNk-TB8JBkM3FWGXBMUSCRlWnYcDvAByqRBoCYjYQAvD_BwE

Will that graphics card be okay for the motherboard and will it be good for warzone?

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the main issue you'll have with a self buid is getting the parts, especially the GFX card, might be better off checking several websites for the best pre built one cost wise
 
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All the parts are source at the moment I’m also in no rush for it I want it as a project…

is this motherboard similar to the one I listed??


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Yes they are both 500 series motherboards so they both support the same chipset etc. There might be some small specifications to look for that fit your needs, ie more usb ports, more nvme ports etc.

Your build looks pretty good. I would def. try to get the GPU first before any other parts.
 
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Yes they are both 500 series motherboards so they both support the same chipset etc. There might be some small specifications to look for that fit your needs, ie more usb ports, more nvme ports etc.

Your build looks pretty good. I would def. try to get the GPU first before any other parts.
Okay bud thanks! I just hope I can build it hahah but it seems quite self explanatory… do I have to download windows via a memory stick??

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I would have run it differently.

Mobo

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-mag-b550-tomahawk-amd-b550-s-am4-ddr4-sata3-pcie-40-dual-m2-crossfire-25gbe-usb-32-gen2-atx
MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK £119.99

The 3900x isn't a good gaming cpu.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X £235.90

or ...

https://itechs.uk/products/amd-ryzen-7-5800x-processor-8c-16t-36mb-cache-up-to-4-7-ghz-max-boost
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X £339.90

Case. Needs a 120mm 4-pin fan for exhaust (5 - 7 quid).


https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lian-li-lancool-ii-mesh-rgb-midi-tower-case-black-ca-78d-ll.html
LANCOOL II MESH RGB MID TOWER CASE £96.95
 
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I would have run it differently.

Mobo

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-mag-b550-tomahawk-amd-b550-s-am4-ddr4-sata3-pcie-40-dual-m2-crossfire-25gbe-usb-32-gen2-atx
MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK £119.99

The 3900x isn't a good gaming cpu.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X £235.90

or ...

https://itechs.uk/products/amd-ryzen-7-5800x-processor-8c-16t-36mb-cache-up-to-4-7-ghz-max-boost
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X £339.90

Case. Needs a 120mm 4-pin fan for exhaust (5 - 7 quid).


https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lian-li-lancool-ii-mesh-rgb-midi-tower-case-black-ca-78d-ll.html
LANCOOL II MESH RGB MID TOWER CASE £96.95
So your saying it won’t fit in the case I’ve chosen?
I’ve done my research on the mother board and cpu and it says it’s compatable and if anything it’s more than what you need…

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So your saying it won’t fit in the case I’ve chosen?
I’ve done my research on the mother board and cpu and it says it’s compatable and if anything it’s more than what you need…

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It fits but you're spending money where it shouldn't be spent if this build's main purpose is for gaming. Put that money towards a larger SSD or better graphics card. Gaming is all about Frames Per Second.
 
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It fits but you're spending money where it shouldn't be spent if this build's main purpose is for gaming. Put that money towards a larger SSD or better graphics card. Gaming is all about Frames Per Second.
Okay

what about this one? Bit smaller the mobo fit?

 
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so you agree that ones good?

also why are you against the motherboard and cpu?
Would like to hear views if that’s okay I’m new to this and curious….

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That board is expensive. You want to put that money towards performance. That Asus board is going to get your ZERO more FPS.

£389.00 3900x.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,23.html <--- 1080P

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i5-11400f/16.html <--- 1080P

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,26.html <--- 1080P
 
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This is what your saying will be good?


Case: https://www.awd-it.co.uk/msi-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ventus-3x-oc-12gb-gddr6-pci-express-graphics-card.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGmePIo8t-CZYYwpm_-DrNk-TB8JBkM3FWGXBMUSCRlWnYcDvAByqRBoCYjYQAvD_BwE

Mother board: https://www.ebuyer.com/1128358-asus-rog-strix-b550-a-gaming-atx-motherboard-rog-strix-b550-a-gaming?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGryNWUSId9CKGwRb9p41vucY4ORMDS_5eLwLVhnXcAPWM5pSdqF-thoCl9oQAvD_BwE

CPU (processor) https://itechs.uk/products/amd-ryzen-7-5800x-processor-8c-16t-36mb-cache-up-to-4-7-ghz-max-boost

Memory: https://www.ebuyer.com/1139147-corsair-vengeance-rgb-pro-sl-32gb-4x8gb-3600mhz-ddr4-ram-cmh32gx4m4d3600c18?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGjuFFcNeTcdLjGWKpvyO2PqnJjO8A-LbKIkDs5DRIHjbpkWbobl2dBoCVdQQAvD_BwE

Liquid cool fan: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Radiator-Advanced-Lighting-Software/dp/B0829S536D

3 single front fans: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Low-Noise-Airflow-Cooling-Triple/dp/B07VGJLZ8L/ref=asc_df_B07VGJLZ8L/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=375533655752&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3012099260796748540&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006715&hvtargid=pla-814576159331&psc=1&th=1&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=75934964839&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=375533655752&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3012099260796748540&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006715&hvtargid=pla-814576159331

Graphics card: https://www.awd-it.co.uk/msi-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ventus-3x-oc-12gb-gddr6-pci-express-graphics-card.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGmePIo8t-CZYYwpm_-DrNk-TB8JBkM3FWGXBMUSCRlWnYcDvAByqRBoCYjYQAvD_BwE

What other mother boards can I use?

Asus Rog strix b550f??
 
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Here's a goal to shoot for ... fit this card in your budget even if you have to rework your build. You want a 650w psu for this card.

https://computerorbit.com/products/8gb-gigabyte-eagle-rtx-3060-ti-oc
GIGABYTE EAGLE RTX 3060 TI OC £699

https://www.ebuyer.com/908646-corsair-rm650-650-watt-80-gold-fully-modular-psu-cp-9020194-uk
Corsair RM650 650 Watt 80+ Gold Modular PSU £69.99

Look at the benchmarks for 1080P.

 

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Yippee, welcome to the forum and best of luck with your new PC :)

I recommend you put together a build at PCpartPicker.com—it should help organize your thoughts and avoid you needing to ask multiple times about the same few parts.

Why_Me has given great help, but even he must be finding it difficult to figure out what parts combo you're talking about in later posts—I know I haven't the remotest idea! :D
 
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Yippee, welcome to the forum and best of luck with your new PC :)

I recommend you put together a build at PCpartPicker.com—it should help organize your thoughts and avoid you needing to ask multiple times about the same few parts.

Why_Me has given great help, but even he must be finding it difficult to figure out what parts combo you're talking about in later posts—I know I haven't the remotest idea! :D
okay thanks

Any motherboard I choose comes up with a warning? Will I just need to update when system is running?

this is the warning “Some AMD B550 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vermeer CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions”

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