PC build Xmas

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Posted 13th Dec 2019
Hi all

Looking for some advice for a build putting together for my son for xmas

Gonna be on a budget

I’ve put together a build below and just looking for some advice if it will work and if I can save some cost if able to

—Corsair Carbide Series, 175R RGB, Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case, Black - £41.38

—Crucial BX500 CT240BX500SSD1(Z) 240 GB Internal SSD (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch)- £28

— Thermaltake Smart RGB 80+ WHITE 600W, Power Supply UK Spec, 5 years warranty -£44.99

— MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX Motherboard -£109.99

— Corsair CMK16GX4M2D3000C16W Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C16 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit, White - £51

— AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Processor with Wraith Spire RGB LED Cooler - YD2700BBAFBOX - £134

— ASUS AMD Radeon RX 580 OC 4 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card, DUAL-RX580-O4G £124.88

Total cost £530.05

Any advice appreciated??
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If you put the prices you have for the individual components it will help us to work out if there’s something better value to swap it out for.

Plus what is your son going to use it for? I presume you already have monitor and keyboard etc?

Have you checked online whether the parts compatibility and whether the power supply provides enough power?
Apologies updated with prices
He will mostly use for Gaming, streaming and schoolwork

Already have monitor, keyboard and OS
Horrible price on that tomahawk max. Can get that for around £90 if you shop around.

Perhaps look for a better psu with any savings you make.
That 580 you should be able to get an 8gb for that price.
240GB total storage isn't much. With some games being over 50GB each, 200GB doesn't go far. I'd go for 480GB at a minimum and consider 960GB/1TB

The only area that stands out where you may be spending too much is the motherboard. Generally with a more expensive motherboard you're paying for more ports, sockets and so on and better overclocking ability. Although as you haven't specced an additional cooler the latter is unlikely to be important.

But even a £40-50 motherboard comes with all the essential ports and sockets. Half a dozen USB ports, on-board sound, ethernet connection, PCI-E 16x slot and so on.

Being a windowed case you do have to pay attention to the look of it, but the one you've listed doesn't appear to be a particularly unusual colour scheme or come with flashing lights.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 13th Dec 2019
Does Nutella work as thermal paste for the CPU?
Misly13/12/2019 18:28

Nope


Oh that's why my computer doesn't turn on anymore
BalooCrimson13/12/2019 18:31

Oh that's why my computer doesn't turn on anymore


Yeah might wanna replace the cpu
m1keyp1key13/12/2019 17:45

Horrible price on that tomahawk max. Can get that for around £90 if you …Horrible price on that tomahawk max. Can get that for around £90 if you shop around.Perhaps look for a better psu with any savings you make.


Yeah I know, I’ve seen It cheaper but don’t think I’d get it delivered in time for xmas
I see it at £85 I think on BF but didn’t jump on it. Any recommendations on a different board ?
Take a look at this

PCPartPicker Part List: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…2x6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£112.26 @ More Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£66.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£54.96 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Team L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£41.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB StormX Video Card (£199.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£34.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £561.17
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 18:34 GMT+0000
mrmuir2213/12/2019 18:34

Yeah I know, I’ve seen It cheaper but don’t think I’d get it delivered in t …Yeah I know, I’ve seen It cheaper but don’t think I’d get it delivered in time for xmasI see it at £85 I think on BF but didn’t jump on it. Any recommendations on a different board ?


You can compare all board prices on pc part picker just search it on there
Shrekt13/12/2019 18:34

Take a look at this PCPartPicker Part List: …Take a look at this PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/p4L2x6CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£112.26 @ More Computers) Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£66.99 @ CCL Computers) Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£54.96 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Team L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£41.99 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB StormX Video Card (£199.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£34.99 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK) Total: £561.17Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 18:34 GMT+0000


If you wanted to save on this then consider a used rx580 off eBay instead (~£100)
Shrekt13/12/2019 18:34

Take a look at this PCPartPicker Part List: …Take a look at this PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/p4L2x6CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£112.26 @ More Computers) Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£66.99 @ CCL Computers) Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£54.96 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Team L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£41.99 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB StormX Video Card (£199.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£34.99 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK) Total: £561.17Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 18:34 GMT+0000




I was always led to believe those 1 fan gpus are to be avoided.
Edited by: "m1keyp1key" 13th Dec 2019
mrmuir2213/12/2019 18:34

Yeah I know, I’ve seen It cheaper but don’t think I’d get it delivered in t …Yeah I know, I’ve seen It cheaper but don’t think I’d get it delivered in time for xmasI see it at £85 I think on BF but didn’t jump on it. Any recommendations on a different board ?



Yep that was a cracking deal.

My only experience of AM4 boards are MSI as i have a tomahawk b350 and gaming plus x470.

I'm sure others can recommend you a decent board. I would however make sure it has 4 ram slots. Use 2 and that leaves you a good upgrade path for later.
m1keyp1key13/12/2019 19:29

I was always led to believe those 1 fan cpus are to be avoided.


1 fan CPU?
m1keyp1key13/12/2019 19:29

I was always led to believe those 1 fan cpus are to be avoided.


You mean gpu? May run louder but for a mid range card I don't think it's the worst thing in the world. Could go for a dual fan for 15-20 extra if wanted
Edited by: "Shrekt" 13th Dec 2019
Shrekt13/12/2019 19:58

You mean gpu? May run louder but for a mid range card I don't think it's …You mean gpu? May run louder but for a mid range card I don't think it's the worst thing in the world. Could go for a dual fan for 15-20 extra if wanted


Yep gpu, dont know if that's my brain or fingers not working lol
Any B450 board will do you. The Max is only worth considering if you 100% are likely to drop a 3000 series cpu in at some point. Check Amazon warehouse for possible board options.
GPU wise, you might find a used GTX1060 6GB on Facebook market place or similar for less.
Storage, 100% spend a little more to double size. Unless you want to get a normal hard drive too for storage. If you have an old sky plus box, strip the hard drive out that.
Memory is fine as is the case.
PSU I’m a firm believer in buying decent. Try and get an EVGA or Corsair PSU even if it’s say 500-550W.
Oneday7713/12/2019 20:10

Any B450 board will do you. The Max is only worth considering if you 100% …Any B450 board will do you. The Max is only worth considering if you 100% are likely to drop a 3000 series cpu in at some point. Check Amazon warehouse for possible board options. GPU wise, you might find a used GTX1060 6GB on Facebook market place or similar for less. Storage, 100% spend a little more to double size. Unless you want to get a normal hard drive too for storage. If you have an old sky plus box, strip the hard drive out that. Memory is fine as is the case. PSU I’m a firm believer in buying decent. Try and get an EVGA or Corsair PSU even if it’s say 500-550W.


Most evga offerings aren't good, the ones that are are pretty overpriced.
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