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New to PC gaming any help is much appreciated

Georgie1471
  • 12 months ago

Hey, I am new to the PC arena and was wondering if I could get some help. I am going to hopefully build my own PC I was wondering how hard it would be to actually build one I've seen linus's videos and Bitwits they make it seem very easy but I don't know if it will correlate to me. My dad insists that I Should get( https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desktop-pcs/msi-infinite-a-8rd-275uk-intel-core-i5-gtx-1070-gaming-pc-2-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182423-pdt.html ) but I just didn't see if I should.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated. The build is below along with link https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/LkWCQZ

CPU | [Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor] £383.99 @ Aria PC

CPU Cooler | [NZXT - Kraken M22 Liquid CPU Cooler]£79.99 @ Amazon UK

Motherboard | [ASRock - Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard]£104.21 @ Novatech

Memory | [G.Skill - NT Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory]£80.39 @ Amazon UK

Storage | [Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive]£28.99 @ Aria PC

Storage | [Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]£55.99 @ CCL Computers

Video Card | [Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Mini Video Card]£269.98 @ Ebuyer

Case | [Thermaltake - Versa J21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case]| £49.90 @ Amazon UK

Power Supply | [EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply]£108.87 @ Ebuyer

Sound Card | [Asus - Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 kHz Sound Card]£34.98 @ Aria PC

Wired Network Adapter | [TP-Link - TG-3468 PCI-Express x1 1000 Mbit/s Network Adapter] £8.99 @ Novatech

Wireless Network Adapter | [Linksys - WUSB6300 USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter] | £26.38 @ PC World Business

Monitor | [Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor] £199.97 @ Amazon UK

Other| Windows and office| A Key Code

| Total | £1432.63

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need a sound card? How does this look?:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £383.99 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken M22 Liquid CPU Cooler £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £149.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £97.98 @ Aria PC
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £57.96 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £55.99 @ CCL Computers
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card £346.96 @ More Computers
Case Thermaltake - Versa J21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case £49.90 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £108.87 @ Ebuyer
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor £199.97 @ Amazon UK
Other Windows and office
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1531.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 19:42 GMT+0000
  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, I wouldn't know, this would be my first PC had a Laptop before and used the built-in sound adapter, what would the difference in having one be?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

The difference would be a slightly higher quality sound output.

Assuming you wont be doing audio production, you really shouldn't need one as the motherboard's built-in audio is more than enough.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question would I need a wireless/wired network adapter?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Not in the build I have because the motherboard comes with a wireless adapter. (That's what the AC means)

Also, most motherboards (including the one I have) come with wired wifi/ethernet.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor £291.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard £129.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £109.50 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £51.39 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £55.99 @ CCL Computers
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card £351.98 @ CCL Computers
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £50.98 @ Laptops Direct
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £77.98 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £94.98 @ Aria PC
Case Fan Corsair - SP120 57.24 CFM 120mm Fan £9.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair - SP120 57.24 CFM 120mm Fan £9.99 @ Amazon UK
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor £199.97 @ Amazon UK
Other Windows and office
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1434.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 19:37 GMT+0000

Other| Windows and office| A Key Code

https://uk.urcdkey.com/windows10-pro-office2016-professional-plus-cd-keys-pack_2002-20.html

As for that cheap OS-Office key bundle...

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If you see a listing on an auction site, online classified ad, or other online page advertising product keys for sale, it’s a good indication that the keys are likely stolen or counterfeit.

If you were to purchase and use a stolen or counterfeit product key to activate Windows installed on your PC, the key may not work for activation, may already be in use on another PC, or it might be blocked from use later by Microsoft when the key is reported stolen.

The best way to get everything you expect up front is to buy genuine Microsoft software preinstalled on a new PC or genuine Microsoft software from an authorized reseller.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, thanks for that, my dad works for a company that gets it cheaper than the actual price its a legitimate thing so ill probably use that instead. Oh, and why would you recommend that I use an MSI Motherboard along with a 480 SSD - don't mean to sound ignorant but what's the difference in SSD brands ie if one is Kingston vs Crucial will there be any major difference other than price?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I used that board for not needing an extra Wireless Network Adapter.

This board has a WiFi chip soldered on the PCB.

Also keep in mind that's a build with an AMD Ryzen CPU.

So boards are not exactly the same as Intel equivalents.

As for the SSD, not any substantial performance differences, i just wanted to keep the price near to your available budget. So, near to £1432! lol

And 240GB of storage space isn't much for an SSD drive, if you have the intention to install some BIG games on it.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, thanks for that.

Yeah, it's probably better that i get a bigger SSD.

To be honest, idk what I want to do, would I be wiser for me to make a cheaper PC since it's my first time and I don't know what games id have or to stick with it as the PC I built should last 4+ years

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

would I be wiser for me to make a cheaper PC since it's my first time and I don't know what games id have or to stick with

With that Monitor not lower than that.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £144.50 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard £119.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £107.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £51.39 @ Ebuyer
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Mini Video Card £269.98 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £50.98 @ Laptops Direct
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £63.83 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair - SP120 57.24 CFM 120mm Fan £9.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair - SP120 57.24 CFM 120mm Fan £9.99 @ Amazon UK
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor £199.97 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1064.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-14 03:39 GMT+0000

I excluded the OS, as you will get it cheaper anyway. :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh plus why Ryzen over Intel?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm good question.

Maybe because you get an 16 thread processor for way cheaper (the i7-9700K has only 8 threads), maybe because Ryzen processors are scaling way better with faster ram than Intel CPUs and most probably because AMD ha in mind to release the new Zen 2 processors (near summer) that should compete the existing Intel series processors and they may be even better.

So, just a more future proof platform if you ask me.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for the help, Mark. In all honesty idk whether I should make something of this price or if I should make something cheaper.

Would it be okay if you helped me to build a new part list? Since id consider you are more of an expert than myself

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, a cheaper build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £144.50 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard £119.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £107.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £51.39 @ Ebuyer
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Mini Video Card £269.98 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £50.98 @ Laptops Direct
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £63.83 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair - SP120 57.24 CFM 120mm Fan £9.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair - SP120 57.24 CFM 120mm Fan £9.99 @ Amazon UK
Monitor Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor £199.97 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1064.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-14 03:40 GMT+0000

I excluded the OS, as you will get it cheaper anyway. :)

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