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My gaming setup for late 2019

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  • 3 months ago

Looking to buy parts at black friday and build it. Is this setup good for at least a few years? Im mainly stuck between the cpu as the i7 8700k is much much more expensive than the 2700x and i am on a budget of £1500

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/xtPcq3

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

A few alternatives to consider:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor £165.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard £119.80 @ Amazon UK
Memory Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £54.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card £484.97 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case £77.28 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £69.98 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter -
Monitor LG 27GL650F-B 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor £363.87 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard £77.73 @ Amazon UK
Custom Razer Viper Ambidextrous Wired Gaming Mouse £76.37 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1600.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-10 14:42 GMT+0000
  • I'll start with the comment above actually. Yes, the 2700 can achieve 2700X performance through overclocking, but no, I wouldn't choose that at current prices. None of the Ryzen CPUs are worth overclocking to be honest, and you need a pretty substantial cooler at £40+ because the stock cooler will not cut it. At current prices, the 2700 being £149 and the 2700X being £166, that's only £17 different. There's no way overclocking the 2700 makes sense in terms of price to performance because it'll be more expensive than the 2700X when the cooler is taken into consideration. At stock speeds, honestly, £17 isn't a big difference for the slight performance jump, so I'd stick with the 2700X.

  • You're paying too much for the motherboard. A B450 in the price range of an X570? Then why not just get an X570? I went with the Pro Carbon AC, it's cheaper right now and it's an all-round better motherboard actually.

  • Cheaper RAM, same performance.

  • The P1 is fine, but at current prices, I'd fork out another £10 for the Rocket, which is a better SSD.

  • Just my opinion.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The 2070 is a lot of GPU for 1080p. What kind of gaming are you looking at? If you want very high fps then depending on game, the 2700X may not cut it. If you drop the GPU to say a 2060 then you have plenty of room for a 3600 CPU and an inexpensive aftermarket CPU cooler.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am looking for the 144fps to utilise the 144hz on the monitor and i want to hit it on most games so i went for the 2070 super to be on the safe side

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's fine as long as the CPU can supply frames at that rate. For the games you want, can the 2700X do that?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

2700 has the same OC performance while being cheaper

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