Help with Gaming PC Build Specs

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  1. TommiP

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    Please can you advise me on this setup, mainly for gaming but also possible 3D/Video Editing.

    What would you change and what do you think?

    Currently have a BenQ XL2720T Monitor.

    New to PC Gaming so would like some advise please.

    All Advise is welcome.

    Cheers


    Case
    CORSAIR SPEC-ALPHA MID TOWER GAMING CASE - BLACK/RED
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-8700 (3.2GHz) 12MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
    Memory (RAM)
    16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card
    8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
    1st Hard Disk
    2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA PRO 3.5", 7200 RPM 128MB CACHE
    M.2 SSD Drive
    256GB SAMSUNG SM961 M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3100MB/R, 1400MB/W)
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
    Power Cable
    1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
    Processor Cooling
    Corsair H60 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
    Thermal Paste
    STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Wireless/Wired Networking
    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
    USB Options
    MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Single Licence
    Warranty
    3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 10 working days
    Quantity
    1

    Price £1,661.00 including VAT and delivery
     
  2. Eddy555

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    I'd be tempted to bump up the power supply to 750W to give you a bit more headroom but otherwise this looks great.
     
  3. Andy Leitch

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    Upgrade to Win 10 Pro, you'll thank me for it later.
     
  4. TommiP

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    Many thanks for having look and commenting.
    I have not ordered yet so will look into what you both said.
    Cheers
     
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    I personally would not bother upgrading the power supply. It is gold rated
    I have a 650w EVGA gold rated PSU and a few years back had two 290x GPUs along with my i5 running at 4.2Ghz and it ran fine.
    Those AMD cards were power hungry
     
  6. alphaomega16

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    As said from the chap above 650w is more than enough to supply headroom.

    I have 4 mechanical drives in my machine, 7 fans and a 1080 GTX and I do not believe I have seen it go above 400w consumption ever.

    I did post a screenshot of my consumption at 100% GPU Usage and peak power usage but cba finding it now I am off to bed lol, I will take a look tomorrow.

    Only thing I will say is can you fit a big SSD in there for your games, the quietness of an SSD when gaming is just pure bliss.

    I got World of Tanks EU on SSD and US on Mechanical and dear god the noise when I load the NA version lol.
     
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    Did you order this yet? Where are you getting it from? I've been looking at buying a pre-built machine rather than building my own :)
     
  8. TommiP

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    Hi all thank you for the advise.
    I ordered through Cyberpower, I worked it all out and they came out the cheapest. I also priced it all up through part picker to build myself and it only worked out around £70.00 cheaper to build it myself. As a PC noob I did not want to try it out as my first build!! Should be derived soon so hope all will be good :)
     

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