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Old 16th August 2017, 9:52 AM   #1
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Default new gaming pc - feed back wanted

jumping from ps4 back to pc gaming, its been awhile since I have looked at pc hardware - so i need a little feedback to make sure im headed in the right direction.

this is the build I have come up with using the scorptec pc build wizard, can you guys run your eyes over it and let me know what you think? (if i should upsize this or downsize that)

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (Base: 3.20GHz, Boost: 3.40GHz / 10MB Cache / AM4 / 4 Core / 65 Watt / Wraith Stealth Cooler

Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3 MB, B350, 4x DDR4, 1x PCIE3.0 x16, 6x SATA3, M.2, 8x USB3.1, HDMI, DVI, ATX

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini (Base: 1518MHz,Boost: 1708MHz), 8GB GDDR5 (8000MHz), PCI-E 3.0, DVI, HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

HyperX Fury 16GB (2x8GB) PC4-19200 (2400MHz) DDR4, 15-15-15, 1.2v, Dual Channel Kit, Black Headspreader

Kingston 120GB SSD, SSDNow V400, SATAIII, Read up to 550MB/s, Write up to 350MB/s

Thermaltake Versa H21 Mid Tower Black ATX Case, 500W PSU, 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, Audio In/Out, 3x 2.5", 3x 3.5" Drive Bays, 7x Expansion Sl

BenQ 24inch LED Monitor, 1920x1080, 2ms, 12M:1 DCR, Tilt Stand, VGA, DVI

+ kb/mouse, and windows the total comes to 1.9k which is great as im only really willing to spend about 2k total on a new system.

i have not been keeping up with hardware for a long time now, so i welcome some trained eyes to review - the goal with this system is to run games at decent settings without breaking the bank!

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Old 16th August 2017, 10:02 AM   #2
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not sure what games your playing but think you might need more HDD room
120g should be fine for the O/s but do not think its going to leave you with much room to install games
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Old 16th August 2017, 10:42 AM   #3
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Looks fine to me but personally I would go for a bigger monitor, at least 30", if budget permits of course.
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Old 16th August 2017, 10:44 AM   #4
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get a bigger SSD - 500GB is at a good price point.
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Old 16th August 2017, 10:45 AM   #5
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not sure what games your playing but think you might need more HDD room
120g should be fine for the O/s but do not think its going to leave you with much room to install games
He's right, modern AAA games can be around the 30 - 50gig mark.

Also you have a big enough case, might want to consider a full sized 1070, will run cooler and quieter so will hold higher boost clocks longer
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Old 16th August 2017, 10:46 AM   #6
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Your motherboard has an m.2 slot so I would be using that for the OS install and buy say, a 500g 2.5" ssd for other installs if needed.

As mentioned by Lupuscrux, 120g is too small for what you want to do.
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Might be able to save some money 6at MSY with their latest promo.

"15% off Build Your Dream PC @ MSY"
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Old 16th August 2017, 12:02 PM   #8
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thanks guys, i didnt realize modern games took up 50gb a pop (checked bf1 install size) ill up the hard drive

i had looked at that promo chilled on the T&C it states "instore only" none of their outlets are close to me
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Old 17th August 2017, 3:55 PM   #9
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thanks guys, i didnt realize modern games took up 50gb a pop (checked bf1 install size) ill up the hard drive
They can do, but can be much less. Got to have something to drive those hdd sales
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Old 17th August 2017, 5:44 PM   #10
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I agree with having more storage.

I'd also be sus of a PSU included with the case.
See http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id...#xtor=EPR-8886
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Why not go for a Ryzen 5 1500X?

On Australian PC part picker there is only $21 difference between the two. You get higher clock speed 3.5GHz-3.7Ghz and 8MB more L3 Cache?

Even a Ryzen 5 1600 would be a extra $44, more cores, more L2 and L3 cache, better clock speeds for an extra few quid might as well?

Also larger HDD get a M2 if you can, or just a larger standard SSD I use 256GB and it gets the OS and a few large games on it, still have to manage it though. I do have a 2Tb secondary drive for films, photos and music.

Get a full sized video card as well, you might as well in that tower, better clocks speeds, thermals and noise from full sized video cards.
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Looks fine to me but personally I would go for a bigger monitor, at least 30", if budget permits of course.
Defiantly, since i got the dell 30" in 07, i cant use anything smaller, and really at current prices i cannot understand why people who even consider anything below 30" monitors.

Along with a 120gb m.2 and 250-500gb ssd i'd even look at some faster ram as ryzen responds well to faster ram.

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Defiantly, since i got the dell 30" in 07, i cant use anything smaller, and really at current prices i cannot understand why people who even consider anything below 30" monitors.

Along with a 120gb m.2 and 250-500gb ssd i'd even look at some faster ram as ryzen responds well to faster ram.

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Not sure about that I had a 28" monitor and have up/down graded to a 24" I found that the 28" was just far to big for competitive gaming CSGO, overwatch and Heroes of the Storm. Craning my neck and missing things on the peripherals.

I do miss it though for games such as need for speed, dirt, DOOM, Mad max.

It just depends what you want to play.

Both 28" and 24" are 1080P however 24" looks much sharper then the 28" due to pixel density.
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Not sure about that I had a 28" monitor and have up/down graded to a 24" I found that the 28" was just far to big for competitive gaming CSGO, overwatch and Heroes of the Storm. Craning my neck and missing things on the peripherals.

I do miss it though for games such as need for speed, dirt, DOOM, Mad max.

It just depends what you want to play.

Both 28" and 24" are 1080P however 24" looks much sharper then the 28" due to pixel density.
The dell 30" has a res of 2560x1600.
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Old 25th August 2017, 2:19 PM   #15
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thanks for all the feedback guys, took it all into consideration, ended up going with

Deepcool Tesseract case, cheap & lots of air flow
CoolerMaster V650 80+ Gold - based on the advice from you guys
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 - based on the advice from you guys
MSI B350M Gaming Pro
MSI GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB - based on the advice given here about the mini running hotter
G.Skill DDR4 FlareX @ 16gb
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 - based on the adv etc etc, couldnt bring my self to go for the 500gb, sphincter tightened to the point of collapse every time I brought mouse closer to drop into cart

now time to look into the LCDs! all up ended costing me 1800$ for the above, not too bad, didnt end up going with scorptec, went local.

again, thanks for all the feedback, its hard navigating through all the changes without any direction, hopefully see you guys online & in game

cheers lads

edit: can you guys throw up links to the specific LCDs you are mentioning. Im still very green when it comes to gaming, but I think my best bet is going 1080p yeah? 4k is more in the realm of SLI and top tier computing and I dont think im within that league?

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