AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X CPU + ASUS PRIME X370-PRO Motherboard Bundle + free Quake Champions £305.47 @ Scan
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AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X CPU + ASUS PRIME X370-PRO Motherboard Bundle + free Quake Champions £305.47 @ Scan

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Found 14th Jan
Was mulling over a new build and came across this deal on Scan, only thing stopping me from pulling the trigger is the ridiculous DDR4 prices. Oh and maybe 2nd gen Ryzen not too far away, due in April.

Other delivery option work out cheaper, can collect directly from Scan for £299.99 or from local UPS store for £304.78.

Edit: Forgot to mention comes with free Quake Champions.
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brawn27934 m ago

Questions to the experts.. if i have this build, how much more do i need …Questions to the experts.. if i have this build, how much more do i need to spend finish the build to have good performance gaming pc. Please advise on parts needed for this. Thank u in advance



Assuming you have peripherals like monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard, I'd say, rifling through Overclockers:

Case: £100~ (could spend less but it's nice to get a well built easy to use one) overclockers.co.uk/in-…tml
RAM (16GB): £200 (ouch) overclockers.co.uk/cor…tml
PSU (750W) £100: overclockers.co.uk/cor…tml
GPU, assuming you're happy with 1080p, GTX 1060 £320: overclockers.co.uk/asu…tml
SSD, 500GB, £140: overclockers.co.uk/sam…tml

So that'd be an additional £860. Yeah, it's not cheap! It depends what games you want to play though, you could get away with 8GB of RAM, you could buy a cheaper GPU if you just want to play esports games like Dota2, you could skip the SSD entirely and get a HDD instead but I think using an SSD makes the experience much more enjoyable. You could also get a slightly cheaper PSU but I wouldn't go off-brand as they don't tend to be reliable. DVD drive should not be required unless you have a pre-existing game collection on CD/DVDs. You'd also need to source an OS. Hope this hasn't put you off

If it's any consolation once you're on board the PC gaming train a lot of the components can often be transferred over to the next build. Certainly the case, probably the PSU and SSD. My current build has lasted me since 2011 excluding the GPU
Unless you have a tap providing fresh running pound notes, no one should be building PCs ATM. WAIT!
deleted5795914th Jan

If it helps Zen+ will be compatble with AM4, so you could always upgrade …If it helps Zen+ will be compatble with AM4, so you could always upgrade later anyway.. I am tempted by this.


Me too. And I wasn't even thinking about upgrading. I should sleep.
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deleted5795914th Jan

If it helps Zen+ will be compatble with AM4, so you could always upgrade …If it helps Zen+ will be compatble with AM4, so you could always upgrade later anyway.. I am tempted by this.


Me too. And I wasn't even thinking about upgrading. I should sleep.
deleted5795914th Jan

If it helps Zen+ will be compatble with AM4, so you could always upgrade …If it helps Zen+ will be compatble with AM4, so you could always upgrade later anyway.. I am tempted by this.



True but x470 chipset would be available too, decisions decisions. And DDR4 prices settling down, not going to wager on that, I might just bite.
Just bought the 1800X otherwise I would have seriously considered getting this bundle.

Have some heat
I have this setup, minus my 1700 being the non X version. Very good price for that.
Questions to the experts.. if i have this build, how much more do i need to spend finish the build to have good performance gaming pc. Please advise on parts needed for this. Thank u in advance
Asus customers service is atrocious, avoid
brawn27934 m ago

Questions to the experts.. if i have this build, how much more do i need …Questions to the experts.. if i have this build, how much more do i need to spend finish the build to have good performance gaming pc. Please advise on parts needed for this. Thank u in advance



Assuming you have peripherals like monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard, I'd say, rifling through Overclockers:

Case: £100~ (could spend less but it's nice to get a well built easy to use one) overclockers.co.uk/in-…tml
RAM (16GB): £200 (ouch) overclockers.co.uk/cor…tml
PSU (750W) £100: overclockers.co.uk/cor…tml
GPU, assuming you're happy with 1080p, GTX 1060 £320: overclockers.co.uk/asu…tml
SSD, 500GB, £140: overclockers.co.uk/sam…tml

So that'd be an additional £860. Yeah, it's not cheap! It depends what games you want to play though, you could get away with 8GB of RAM, you could buy a cheaper GPU if you just want to play esports games like Dota2, you could skip the SSD entirely and get a HDD instead but I think using an SSD makes the experience much more enjoyable. You could also get a slightly cheaper PSU but I wouldn't go off-brand as they don't tend to be reliable. DVD drive should not be required unless you have a pre-existing game collection on CD/DVDs. You'd also need to source an OS. Hope this hasn't put you off

If it's any consolation once you're on board the PC gaming train a lot of the components can often be transferred over to the next build. Certainly the case, probably the PSU and SSD. My current build has lasted me since 2011 excluding the GPU
Very good price this. I have the 1700 running on a mild overclock of 3.6 GHz using Auto voltage which maxed out at 1.212V. This gave me a max Cinebench 15 score of 1575. It's a great CPU.
How did you find this deal? I'm looking on the Scan website and I can't find it unless I click the direct link. Hot deal.

Ok, I found it.
Edited by: "mbee" 14th Jan
Unless you have a tap providing fresh running pound notes, no one should be building PCs ATM. WAIT!
MadeInBeats12 m ago

Unless you have a tap providing fresh running pound notes, no one should …Unless you have a tap providing fresh running pound notes, no one should be building PCs ATM. WAIT!


For what, the next possible release of zen that might provide a little upgrade in X months time. I've been waiting for 2 years. Vega was a total waste of time to wait for
ebuyer.com/707…fsb Ram for £168
ebuyer.com/769…cv1 6gb graphics card for £290
ebuyer.com/584…-uk psu £78 * (although i'd argue 750 was overkill)
overclockers.co.uk/sam…tag SSD £140, again i'd argue you don't need a 500gb ssd...i'd go for a 250gb one at £90 ish.

676 without even shopping around, just not using overclockers...good price on the ssd though, even if i think that it is overkill.


I'd cut back the psu, go for a smaller ssd wait for a deal on a 1060 and get that down under 600

Ram £168 as above.
gfx card £290 as above.
psu 650w coolermaster £46 amazon.co.uk/Cor…psu

SSD 250gb £80 amazon.co.uk/Sam…ssd

£584 without waiting for a deal on a graphics card popping up or shopping around.

That's the problem with pc building it's all a case of what you want and expect, but it's also the beauty of it.
Edited by: "1duck" 14th Jan
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gacameron011 h, 0 m ago

For what, the next possible release of zen that might provide a little …For what, the next possible release of zen that might provide a little upgrade in X months time. I've been waiting for 2 years. Vega was a total waste of time to wait for


For what? For prices on RAM and GPUs to fall in to line with RRP, at the very least!
MadeInBeats13 m ago

1 For what? For prices on RAM and GPUs to fall in to line with RRP, at the …1 For what? For prices on RAM and GPUs to fall in to line with RRP, at the very least!


Good luck
Boopop3 h, 43 m ago

Assuming you have peripherals like monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard, …Assuming you have peripherals like monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard, I'd say, rifling through Overclockers:Case: £100~ (could spend less but it's nice to get a well built easy to use one) https://www.overclockers.co.uk/in-win-707-full-tower-black-red-ca-051-iw.htmlRAM (16GB): £200 (ouch) https://www.overclockers.co.uk/corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-pc4-24000c15-3000mhz-dual-channel-kit-black-cmk16gx4m2b30-my-445-cs.htmlPSU (750W) £100: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/corsair-builder-series-cx-750w-modular-80-plus-bronze-power-supply-cp-9020061-uk-ca-118-cs.htmlGPU, assuming you're happy with 1080p, GTX 1060 £320: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-geforce-gtx-1060-strix-oc-aura-rgb-6144mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-40a-as.htmlSSD, 500GB, £140: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/samsung-500gb-850-evo-ssd-2.5-sata-6gbps-32-layer-3d-v-nand-solid-state-drive-mz-75e500b-eu-hd-192-sa.htmlSo that'd be an additional £860. Yeah, it's not cheap! It depends what games you want to play though, you could get away with 8GB of RAM, you could buy a cheaper GPU if you just want to play esports games like Dota2, you could skip the SSD entirely and get a HDD instead but I think using an SSD makes the experience much more enjoyable. You could also get a slightly cheaper PSU but I wouldn't go off-brand as they don't tend to be reliable. DVD drive should not be required unless you have a pre-existing game collection on CD/DVDs. You'd also need to source an OS. Hope this hasn't put you off If it's any consolation once you're on board the PC gaming train a lot of the components can often be transferred over to the next build. Certainly the case, probably the PSU and SSD. My current build has lasted me since 2011 excluding the GPU


Thank u very much for ur time to respond very much appreciated...will consider the 8gb ram and buy the 8 at another time and probably lower down the gpu. like u said with ssd - cant do without one now
deleted5795914th Jan

Depends what you own..Fractal Define S Case - £71.99 1060 3GB - £210.00 or …Depends what you own..Fractal Define S Case - £71.99 1060 3GB - £210.00 or 1060 6GB - £270.00 16GB 2400 DDR4 - £150.00 500GB Samsug Evo 850 - £135.00Fully Modular Gold PSU - £84.00£650 Extra for 3GB Graphics or £710 Extra for 6GB Graphics.That is your basics you can play around with the build maybe save a few quid more for a lesser case and PSU even 8GB of Ram


Thanks
"Please note: This CPU is NOT SUPPLIED with a heatsink/cooler."
ADD £98 for a 2 wide aio cooler with extra turbo leds ....
GwanGy35 m ago

"Please note: This CPU is NOT SUPPLIED with a heatsink/cooler."ADD £98 for …"Please note: This CPU is NOT SUPPLIED with a heatsink/cooler."ADD £98 for a 2 wide aio cooler with extra turbo leds ....


The same for the 1700X and all Intel K processors.

Worth pointing out but normal.
Certainly don’t need to buy a £100 cooler though.
brawn2791 h, 41 m ago

Thank u very much for ur time to respond very much appreciated...will …Thank u very much for ur time to respond very much appreciated...will consider the 8gb ram and buy the 8 at another time and probably lower down the gpu. like u said with ssd - cant do without one now


I’m with 1ducj
Lower the PSU. No need for 750 with this set up. 600w would be more than fine.
256gb SSD for the OS and a game like Star Citizen (which really needs it). Add a 1 or 2 Tb HDD for games storage. I personally wouldn’t get too excited over the speed difference between SSDs. You may save 2-3 seconds booting to windows. It won’t really affect your gaming enough to warrant paying much more than the cheapest one you can find.
To play new games I wouldn’t go much lower with the VGA card. You could get the gtx1060 3gb or the RX570 4gb for just over £200 on Amazon (or there are some 6gb 1060s and 8gb 580s on Amazon for around £270). The 3gb is definitely short of VRAM now, even at 1080.
Also if you do some research and don’t want to overclock to any degree you could easily get a reasonable case for £40-50 a just don’t get one with a cheap integrated PSU. Ideally needs front and back fans - just make sure you see some reviews before you buyz
Thanks OP. This processor, alone, goes for close to 300 on most sites. I was going to wait for April to upgrade, but this was too good to pass up - especially since my outgoing z97 won't be getting patched for spectre. And at least the x370 will be forward compatible with Ryzen 2.
brawn2796 h, 18 m ago

Questions to the experts.. if i have this build, how much more do i need …Questions to the experts.. if i have this build, how much more do i need to spend finish the build to have good performance gaming pc. Please advise on parts needed for this. Thank u in advance

You can find cheaper components if you're willing to sacrifice some quality (and unnecessary perks like RGB lighting your GPU) , shop and bide your time a bit.

Case £60, RAM 8GB £70+ (upgrade later when it's cheaper), SSD 240gb 850evo £90 (majority of games run fine from hdd, ssd is must important for snappiness of system and open world games), GPU gtx 1060 6gb £230+ (wait for a deal on here, they regularly drop thereabouts), PSU EVGA 750 GQ £90, cooler coolermaster 212 evo £30.

So under 600 quid.

If you aren't overclocking and don't want an open view case you don't need a fancy case (with a semi modular power supply building should be easy in almost any case).

If you aren't overclocking you also can definitely also save on that PSU depending on your particular graphics card so research that.

If you do want to overclock bear in mind prices of extra fans, etc.

One thing to keep in mind is that Ryzen benefits a lot from high ram speed so paying a premium there could well be worth it.
Edited by: "victorovich1990" 14th Jan
brawn2796 h, 42 m ago

Questions to the experts.. if i have this build, how much more do i need …Questions to the experts.. if i have this build, how much more do i need to spend finish the build to have good performance gaming pc. Please advise on parts needed for this. Thank u in advance


I bought a 1700X from Amazon for £260 at the beginning of January. I already own an Nvidia GTX1060 and a couple of decent SSDs. These are the parts I was looking to purchase to complete the build...

uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…VtJ

I'm considering increasing the speed of the RAM, but DDR4 is a bit pricey at the moment and you've got to stop somewhere!
Edited by: "Berwhale" 14th Jan
MadeInBeats4 h, 2 m ago

Unless you have a tap providing fresh running pound notes, no one should …Unless you have a tap providing fresh running pound notes, no one should be building PCs ATM. WAIT!


Why do you say that? What should people be waiting for? The architectural issues with out of order execution are going to get fixed any time soon - at least, not without a massive performance hit.
I have just upgraded to Ryzen with a 1600 along with a B350 Mortar board and 16GB RAM. I kept my RX470. The prices in CPUs are due to drop as AMD have announced cuts to a lot of their Ryzen chips. These haven’t appeared at UK suppliers yet but they are generally discounted from RRP anyway. The real issue is with RAM prices and GPUs. It is crazy at the moment. The best I could get was some HyperX 2666MHz RAM for 170 (16GB) from Box.co.uk. Factor in high GPU prices and it can be expensive to upgrade. Can’t see the prices dropping too much soon either although GPU availability is getting better.

Some good suggestions regarding spec although I would consider the 1700 which gives you a decent cooler with it. If not I would personally get a Noctua air cooler which will give cooling as good as an AIO but cheaper and quieter (unless you are going to embark on extreme overclocking in which case go liquid). This particular deal seems solid enough though so heat added.
Amazing deal. I paid around £270 for my r7 1700 alone about 3 months ago. This seems a very good motherboard.

Basis for a powerful system. Just a shame about ram and GPU prices these days (you will need a GPU a basic £24 one will do... If you don't 3d game)

Hot hot.
dan_lesser1 h, 38 m ago

I’m with 1ducjLower the PSU. No need for 750 with this set up. 600w would b …I’m with 1ducjLower the PSU. No need for 750 with this set up. 600w would be more than fine.256gb SSD for the OS and a game like Star Citizen (which really needs it). Add a 1 or 2 Tb HDD for games storage. I personally wouldn’t get too excited over the speed difference between SSDs. You may save 2-3 seconds booting to windows. It won’t really affect your gaming enough to warrant paying much more than the cheapest one you can find.To play new games I wouldn’t go much lower with the VGA card. You could get the gtx1060 3gb or the RX570 4gb for just over £200 on Amazon (or there are some 6gb 1060s and 8gb 580s on Amazon for around £270). The 3gb is definitely short of VRAM now, even at 1080.Also if you do some research and don’t want to overclock to any degree you could easily get a reasonable case for £40-50 a just don’t get one with a cheap integrated PSU. Ideally needs front and back fans - just make sure you see some reviews before you buyz


You save more than a couple of seconds on booting. It doesn’t help directly with games so installing them on a hdd is fine but indirectly it does because in both boot and operation the OS is so much quicker on a SSD and it prevents the os being a bottleneck. So I would advise people personally of spending on a decent quality SSD (Samsung 850 evo is my recommendation) and I wouldn’t go be,ow 250gb because SSD's are actually better performing the bigger the size
1700X can make $3 a day on Cryptonight if anyone care
deleted5795914th Jan

Depends what you own..Fractal Define S Case - £71.99 1060 3GB - £210.00 or …Depends what you own..Fractal Define S Case - £71.99 1060 3GB - £210.00 or 1060 6GB - £270.00 16GB 2400 DDR4 - £150.00 500GB Samsug Evo 850 - £135.00Fully Modular Gold PSU - £84.00£650 Extra for 3GB Graphics or £710 Extra for 6GB Graphics.That is your basics you can play around with the build maybe save a few quid more for a lesser case and PSU even 8GB of Ram


Ryzen does not play well with low frequency DDR4 RAM. You should really consider 3000 or higher.
Nate149238 m ago

Ryzen does not play well with low frequency DDR4 RAM. You should really …Ryzen does not play well with low frequency DDR4 RAM. You should really consider 3000 or higher.


You are right, it is true that Ryzen benefits from higher clocked RAM and you can get 2666 for the same price as 2400 anyway but depending on your usage you would be better off spending the RAM price difference on a better CPU or GPU. It might be best looking into some benchmarks if you aren’t sure if the extra cost is worth it. Techdeals on YouTube has done a fairly good analysis of it, worth a look before you spend another £40 on 3200 RAM. Obviously there is no guarantee your RAM will work at that speed either depending on your motherboard as you are overclocking it.
If this were a matx board, i'd be all over it, just can't stand to move back up in size.
simonwakefield12 h, 56 m ago

You save more than a couple of seconds on booting. It doesn’t help d …You save more than a couple of seconds on booting. It doesn’t help directly with games so installing them on a hdd is fine but indirectly it does because in both boot and operation the OS is so much quicker on a SSD and it prevents the os being a bottleneck. So I would advise people personally of spending on a decent quality SSD (Samsung 850 evo is my recommendation) and I wouldn’t go be,ow 250gb because SSD's are actually better performing the bigger the size


I have a fairly basic sandisc SSD and it boots in just a few seconds so it can’t shave more than 1 or 2 seconds off the boot time with a quicker SSD (if that). It’s just marketing spin to sell quicker and quicker drives which makes so little difference for a home user. I would never go back to booting off an HDD now though.
I agree not to go smaller than 250gb SSD tho. In future some games may need it. The original suggestion was for a 500gb SSD, but imo it would be better to spend the extra £40-50 on a 2TB HHD for storing games - it’s amazing how quickly you steam library fills with games you just may want to play again and can’t quick bring yourself round to uninstalling
Edited by: "dan_lesser" 14th Jan
dan_lesser45 m ago

I have a fairly basic sandisc SSD and it boots in just a few seconds so it …I have a fairly basic sandisc SSD and it boots in just a few seconds so it can’t shave more than 1 or 2 seconds off the boot time with a quicker SSD (if that). It’s just marketing spin to sell quicker and quicker drives which makes so little difference for a home user. I would never go back to booting off an HDD now though.I agree not to go smaller than 250gb SSD tho. In future some games may need it. The original suggestion was for a 500gb SSD, but imo it would be better to spend the extra £40-50 on a 2TB HHD for storing games - it’s amazing how quickly you steam library fills with games you just may want to play again and can’t quick bring yourself round to uninstalling


Do you use quick boot on Windows? There's a power options setting that basically hibernates instead of shutting down hence the quick boots. Restarting doesn't use the same feature so it'll give a better idea of actual boot time.
deleted5795914th Jan

I heard it was the other way round that anything above 2400 was causing …I heard it was the other way round that anything above 2400 was causing issues.


Ryzen runs better with higher clocked RAM, 2666 is about the sweet spot before diminishing returns kicks in.

Anyone buying this set, 100% upgrade your BIOS to 3402, the latest release.
zed6811 h, 45 m ago

Asus customers service is atrocious, avoid


Asus motherboards are solid. never had issues with any of their products
Looks like the price has dropped but the quake champions key has been removed.
scoopsuk2 h, 51 m ago

You are right, it is true that Ryzen benefits from higher clocked RAM and …You are right, it is true that Ryzen benefits from higher clocked RAM and you can get 2666 for the same price as 2400 anyway but depending on your usage you would be better off spending the RAM price difference on a better CPU or GPU. It might be best looking into some benchmarks if you aren’t sure if the extra cost is worth it. Techdeals on YouTube has done a fairly good analysis of it, worth a look before you spend another £40 on 3200 RAM. Obviously there is no guarantee your RAM will work at that speed either depending on your motherboard as you are overclocking it.


I think there is a bit of a rabbit hole that you gotta go down with the Ryzen. They lure you in with cheap motherboards, but those OC very poorly (if at all). Then the RAM issues basically require *at minimum* 2666, so you end up spending closer to the Z370 price range on motherboards anyway, if you want to OC.

Anyway, that's another topic.

At 305 quid, I'd prefer an i5 8400 + z370.
I switched from Intel X99 HEDT 6-core to a Ryzen 6-core 1600 and couldn't be happier. I don't notice any difference and I could basically build the whole Ryzen system for £100 after selling the Intel parts.

Before anyone asks the sense in switching it was simply my X99 motherboard did not have a USB Type-C port and I needed one of those ports for attaching a tablet board and allowing it to run at its native 4k resolution for work. Nearly all good Ryzen mobos have USB-C ports on them. I also wanted to switch to something that didn't draw so much damn power (X99 chips are power hungry and hot).

Also, as AM4 will last through Ryzen, Ryzen+ and Ryzen 2, I have the option of dropping in any Ryzen CPU (or even APU for that matter) straight into my current X370 mobo should I feel the need to. So win win all around.
Boopop12 h, 28 m ago

Assuming you have peripherals like monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard, …Assuming you have peripherals like monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard, I'd say, rifling through Overclockers:Case: £100~ (could spend less but it's nice to get a well built easy to use one) https://www.overclockers.co.uk/in-win-707-full-tower-black-red-ca-051-iw.htmlRAM (16GB): £200 (ouch) https://www.overclockers.co.uk/corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-pc4-24000c15-3000mhz-dual-channel-kit-black-cmk16gx4m2b30-my-445-cs.htmlPSU (750W) £100: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/corsair-builder-series-cx-750w-modular-80-plus-bronze-power-supply-cp-9020061-uk-ca-118-cs.htmlGPU, assuming you're happy with 1080p, GTX 1060 £320: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/asus-geforce-gtx-1060-strix-oc-aura-rgb-6144mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-40a-as.htmlSSD, 500GB, £140: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/samsung-500gb-850-evo-ssd-2.5-sata-6gbps-32-layer-3d-v-nand-solid-state-drive-mz-75e500b-eu-hd-192-sa.htmlSo that'd be an additional £860. Yeah, it's not cheap! It depends what games you want to play though, you could get away with 8GB of RAM, you could buy a cheaper GPU if you just want to play esports games like Dota2, you could skip the SSD entirely and get a HDD instead but I think using an SSD makes the experience much more enjoyable. You could also get a slightly cheaper PSU but I wouldn't go off-brand as they don't tend to be reliable. DVD drive should not be required unless you have a pre-existing game collection on CD/DVDs. You'd also need to source an OS. Hope this hasn't put you off If it's any consolation once you're on board the PC gaming train a lot of the components can often be transferred over to the next build. Certainly the case, probably the PSU and SSD. My current build has lasted me since 2011 excluding the GPU


I don't understand the likes for this post other than as a thanks for putting the effort in to find the parts but the prices here are too expensive and can be found cheaper elsewhere. Secondly, some of the choices are off. You don't need a 750W PSU for Ryzen (85W) and a GTX 1060 3GB (130-150w). You could get away with a 500W PSU even.
deleted5795914th Jan

I heard it was the other way round that anything above 2400 was causing …I heard it was the other way round that anything above 2400 was causing issues.


Maybe 5-6 months ago at launch, not now.
this or 6700k for elder scrolls online?

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