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New PC build, would love some help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Josh Mckenzie, 10 Sep 2019.

  1. Josh Mckenzie

    Associate

    Joined: 10 Sep 2019

    Posts: 4

    Greetings! I'm planning on building a new pc here soon and was wondering if someone would mind checking over what i plan to buy just to make sure parts will be compatible & that i will have enough power etc etc. I will list below what i currently have in my basket, i'd greatly appreciate some advice

    Thanks a lot!

    Motherboard -
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    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (Socket AM4) DDR4 ATX Motherboard


    Power Supply -
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    Seasonic S12II 520W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply


    RAM -
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    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black


    Hard Drive -
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    Intel 660P 1TB M.2-2280 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe QLC 3D NAND Solid State Drive


    DVD Drive -
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    Asus 24x DVD±RW DRW-24D5MT SATA ReWriter - Black (OEM)


    Processor -
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    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core 4.2GHz (Socket AM4) Processor - Retail


    Case -
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    Aerocool V3X Advance Devil Red Edition Midi-Tower - Black/Red


    Graphics Card - I will be using one i have already ( Radeon RX 570 8gb DDR5 )

    I also plan on buying an operating system elsewhere

    I have a new (ish) CPU fan i plan on transferring across also

    Will i need a seperate sound card?
     
    Last edited: 10 Sep 2019
  2. Quartz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Apr 2014

    Posts: 11,679

    Location: Aberdeen

    Do you really need an optical drive? Get a better PSU. Get a SSD. And you don't need a sound card unless you're serious about sound.

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £566.05 (includes shipping: £11.10) ​
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    I've left off the case as that's a matter of personal taste.
     
  3. labcoattech

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 1,068

    Location: England

    How often do you use CD / DVD drive? I would get a USB external dvd drive if you really need one.

    Replace the PSU for a better brand and get an SSD as stated above.
     
  4. Josh Mckenzie

    Associate

    Joined: 10 Sep 2019

    Posts: 4

    Hello and thanks for your reply. I have now swapped out the power supply for the Seasonic S12II 520W '80 plus bronze' and swapped the HDD for a SSD although it does increase the price quite a bit (I also have an external USB hard drive). Regarding the optical drive, yeh i would like some kind of disc reader for DVD/games (I will enquire the USB ones)
    Everything else will be compatible with each other without any issues? Thanks again for replies
     
  5. Josh Mckenzie

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    Joined: 10 Sep 2019

    Posts: 4

  6. labcoattech

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 1,068

    Location: England

    Have a look at some gaming videos that compares 2400 vs 3200 ram.
     
  7. Josh Mckenzie

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    Joined: 10 Sep 2019

    Posts: 4

    cheers
     
  8. Gray2233

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Oct 2010

    Posts: 3,330

    Do not get that PSU (the Seasonic S12II 520W), it's an ancient design and over priced for what it is.

    Spend the few quid extra and get a modern unit like one of the following:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £186.89 (includes shipping: £0.00)
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    I'd personally opt for the Bitfenix Formula.

    As for the RAM, Ryzen likes faster memory, I would not recommend buying a 2400mhz set when the difference between that and a 3000/3200 is minimal. At the very least get a 3000mhz kit.​
     
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  9. Grafter67

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2008

    Posts: 274

    With regards original question, no to separate sound card.

    TV or monitor with speakers will be fine over hdmi cable.

    Headphones or speakers no problem via appropriate lead.
     
  10. Burnt_Custard

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 May 2019

    Posts: 118

    Location: London

    On board sound should be fine for 95% of users.

    Get a more modern PSU (around 550 watts)

    Stick to RAM that 3000mhz and above.
     
  11. Dogoid

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Feb 2007

    Posts: 3,611

    The timings are better on the Team Group RAM but the higher frequency on the Vengeance makes up for that , but you pay 40 quid more. I'd pay extra for the vengeance