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Advice on Parts for my Case

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by lakitu, 28 Jan 2021.

  1. lakitu

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,105

    Location: Manchester

    Thank you ASMB for checking that with me. I did know about this and the case is arriving today and I'm hoping it's already been done. I read that a lot of cases have now been corrected by the manufactuerer. I did reach out to them and ask them for the fix though yesterday just in case.

    Thank you for the other advice, I still have storage to buy. Would you recommend the 970 evo? And the RAM you have looks to be perfect for me too?
     
  2. Plec

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Apr 2003

    Posts: 13,463

    If you can source them (afraid forum rules dictate i can't link) - Crucial Ballistix 16GB 3600 MHz is quality e-die memory with excellent timings and works out cheaper thna the 3200MHz set (3600 MHz an ideal for 5000 series). They have tight timings for 3600MHz memory, slutty and will usually allow their settings to be tweaked (there's a large thread within the memory forum on this if you want to play).

    The 970 EVO is not worth the premium - the quality WD Blue, with 5 year guarantee, will have no discernible speed difference in everyday use. I would put the money saved towards the better CPU - if you're still undecided - or pocket the savings.
     
  3. lakitu

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    Ah thank you Plec, great advice.
     
  4. Shaolin Chicken

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    Joined: 19 Jan 2007

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    I also recommend the Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX motherboard, no chipset fan and gets great reviews.

    I bought one myself for an ITX build, still not built it yet though.
     
  5. ASMB

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

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    I see that the ram issue has been covered above.

    I got the 970 evo plus as I wanted a nvme with a quoted longer life span and dram for my primary drive as I got fed up with drives failing. I wasn't as worried about the 2nd nvme as it just contains my steam library, the size of that mattered more to me.

    The gigabyte board can take 2 nvme drives, I would recommend this as good balance between lifespan and price for a primary drive on Overclockers as long as you have a second drive to also take some of the wear and tear. If you are only going to have one drive I would usually recommend the 1TB version unless you are sure 500GB will be enough for your use
    ▷ WD Black 500GB SN750 M.2 2280 NVME PCI-E Gen3… | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)

    Video on dram less drives https://youtu.be/ybIXsrLCgdM
     
    Last edited: 29 Jan 2021
  6. ASMB

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    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

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    Don't know if you have seen this
    https://youtu.be/fjUscSRLwks