New build

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by AndrewLemon, May 30, 2017.

  1. AndrewLemon

    AndrewLemon Member

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    HI all
    I have decided to build my own pc and have been researching parts for quite a while now. I would like to get some opinions on the parts I have chosen. I am looking mainly for compatibility and power consumption issues that I may have overlooked.
    Whilst researching I decided to apply 3 principles "price" "performance" and "pretty"
    If I don't list a part here it's because I already have it.

    Asrock x370 gaming k4 motherboard
    AMD Ryzen 5 1500x
    Coolermaster hyper 212 led turbo
    Gskill fortis 2x8gb ram 2400mhz
    2x samsung 960 m.2
    SanDisk 480gb 2.5in SSD
    MSI RX580
    80 Plus gold 650w psu
     
  2. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Apart from brand decisions I can't really see any issue with what you've chosen, seems solid enough.
     
  3. Reins

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    Is the second SSD really necessary? For the same price (or less) you could buy a 2TB Black HDD and have 4 times the storage.
     
  4. FOTW

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    Solid build :)
     
  5. Kurosaki

    Kurosaki Member

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    your 2nd M.2 960 will be gimpped running in that 2nd M.2 slot, might as well get a M.2 SATA SSD/
     
  6. rickoles

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    If you know how to overclock you could save money and get the non x version.
     
  7. pwlm1975

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    +1, and Ryzen loves high-speed RAM so see if you can get at least 2700MHz.

    The comment on the PCIe SSD also rings true, just get one PCIe drive for boot drive and a regular SATA SSD or M.2 SATA SSD if you don't want a 2.5" drive in your machine.
     
  8. Maneki_Neko

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    advise to wait

    get some info on the new rollouts as both amd & intel seem to be in a core war at the moment about to release behemoths. personally i'd rathe have more processing throughput than backflow overhead or storage.
     
  9. pwlm1975

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    Considering "Price" is his first concern I don't think dropping c. $1k + on an X299 CPU or $700 odd on an 1800X CPU is in his interests.
     

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