Building a new PC

naeem0

Standard Member
After many years (10+) i'm building a new PC again. I wanted to get your thoughts on my components i have selected.
It will be used for gaming so needs to be decent specs for gaming. I am still deciding over the CPU whether i should go for ryzen 3700 x or the ryzen 5 3600 difference being that the former is 8 core aand the latter is 6 cor and also the 3700 is twice as expensive.
theres no storage as i will be using storage from old pc.

PCPartPicker Part List: System Builder

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£200.00 @ Currys PC World)
Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (£159.95 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£81.45 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTR XXX Video Card (£184.03 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Lian Li LANCOOL II-W ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£109.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £735.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-28 18:56 GMT+0000
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
You're overspending on the motherboard and power supply unless you have particular requirements. The benefits you're getting over models half the price are going to be minimal to non-existent for a gaming machine.

The 3600 is also perhaps a bit over the top to pair with an RX 580 unless you're prioritising high frame rates.
 

naeem0

Standard Member
im going to go for the msi mobo as i need a mobo with the latest USB-C support, m.2 slots and good for future upgrades(am4 cpu socket, pci-e 4.0).
ive also gone for msi PSU 650W
MSI are also doing cashback right now on their products!
actually started to consider even the budget ryzen 3100 but i think something mid range is going to be best like the ryzen 3600
games like flight simulator are quite demanding on specs.
graphics cards right now seem to short of supply and hardly any cyber monday deals!
 
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I actually don’t think that you have overspecced the PSU. I actually think it’s about right for that rig. I have a similar setup with a GTX970 and a Superflower 800W Gold.
 

naeem0

Standard Member
still waiting on the graphics card so ive had to buy a cheapy one from cex for the meanwhile as no integrated graphics!
this is what ive decided to go for in the end:


CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard

Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card

Case: Lian Li LANCOOL II-W ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: MSI MPG A650GF 650W 80+ Gold Power Supply

Storage: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 250GB M.2
Kingston A2000 1TB SSD NVMe PCIe M.2 2280
 

THX1138UK

Well-known Member
still waiting on the graphics card so ive had to buy a cheapy one from cex for the meanwhile as no integrated graphics!
this is what ive decided to go for in the end:


CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard

Memory: Kingston HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE Video Card

Case: Lian Li LANCOOL II-W ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: MSI MPG A650GF 650W 80+ Gold Power Supply

Storage: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 250GB M.2
Kingston A2000 1TB SSD NVMe PCIe M.2 2280

Just bare in mind that Flight Simulator is constrained by CPU. Whilst it does use multi-cores, the main thread can only run on one core. I'm finding this is the limiting factor on my Ryzen 3700X. Flight Simulator is never constrained by my Nvidia 2070 Super.

Regards,
James.
 

naeem0

Standard Member
im yet to try flight simulator but ive had to go for a XFX RX580 graphics card due to the stock issues.
however right now the graphics card just keeps crashing intermittently with a timeout. really dissapointed
 

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