new gaming pc - feed back wanted

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  1. AlliZ

    AlliZ Member

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    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!

    thanks guys :thumbup: :D
     
  2. Lupuscrux

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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
     
  3. MR CHILLED

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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.
     
  4. power

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    get a bigger SSD - 500GB is at a good price point.
     
  5. havabeer

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    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
     
  6. Andy3008

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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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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    AlliZ

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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
     
  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    They can do, but can be much less. Got to have something to drive those hdd sales ;)
     
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  11. FOTW

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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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  12. terroristone

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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.

    T1
     
  13. FOTW

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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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    The dell 30" has a res of 2560x1600.
     
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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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  16. Bold Eagle

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    Aim for the highest RAM speed kit within your budget - RAM speed actually makes a difference with Ryzen.
     
  17. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Well I think you can get some quite stellar, and technically more superior, smaller monitors....so not everyone is really after size. Personally for me, I love the huge sizes and am willing to sacrifice a little on the performance side I guess.
     
  18. FOTW

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    Top notch build man :thumbup:

    As for monitors personally I prefer smaller monitor with higher refresh rate. Currently if I was on the marked and looking at getting a budget gaming monitor I would go for the AOC G2460PG it gives you 144Hz refresh rate, super fast response time and G-Sync so it will match up with your nvidia card nicely. It is a budget gaming monitor though.

    Or the Dell S2417DG if you want to spend more higher refresh rate and 2560x1440 resolution.

    Unfortunately any G-Sync monitor will cost a bit more then a standard one due to nvidias g-Sync tax, however its well worth it.
     
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  19. im late

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    Yeah insane, Fallout 4 with high texture pack takes 90GB :sick:

    Worth it IMO if you are into the game though. :thumbup:
     
  20. Darko

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    I think you're going to regret getting only a 250GB SSD
     

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