New gaming pc and smallAmount of video editing.

Squibbster

Active Member
I’ve come up with this on cyber powers website. Has anyone used them before or rexxomend another company?


I don’t know if I’m missing something obvious or if I should change something out so if anybody has the time to read through this brick wall and give advice that would be great. It’s £1580 +vat thanks in advance.

  • *BASE_PRICE: [+738]
  • BLUETOOTH: None Selected
  • CAS: Thermaltake Versa J24 Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis w/ Tempered Glass Side Panels
  • CD: None Selected
  • CLOUD: None Selected
  • COOL: None Selected
  • COOL2: None Selected
  • CPNR1: Cyberpower Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts -- reducing the noise transmitted from Fans [+9]
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900 - 12-Core 3.10GHz, 4.30GHz Turbo - 64MB L3 Cache Processor, Pro OC Compatible (No On-board Graphics) [+161]
  • CS_FAN: 4x 120mm Cyberpower Addressable Dual Light Loop RGB 1350RPM Fans with Remote Control [+33] (ARGB Light Strip Upgrade: 2x Cyberpower ARGB Magnetic Strips)
  • EXCD: None Selected
  • EXPAN: Built-in USB Ports
  • FAN: Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120 Liquid Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator, Extreme OC Compatible (Cooler Master CPU Water Cooling, Extreme OC Compatible)
  • FLASHMEDIA: None Selected
  • HD_M2PCIE: None Selected
  • HDD: 4TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 5400RPM Hard Drive [+54] (1 Drive)
  • HOLIDAY1: BullGuard Internet Security 2018 for Windows PC with Game Booster! - 1 year - 3 User Licence [+0]
  • INTERBROWSER1: Microsoft Edge Internet Browser (default with Windows 10) [+0]
  • KEYBOARD: None Selected
  • M2SSD: 500GB (1x500GB) WD Blue SN550 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD - 2400MB/s Read & 1750MB/s Write [+19] (Single Drive)
  • M2SSD2: None Selected
  • MEMORY: 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory [+58] (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MONITOR: 27" Viewsonic XG2705 IPS 1ms 144Hz Full HD 1080p, HDMI / DP, Flat FreeSync Monitor [+235] (Single Monitor)
  • MOTHERBOARD: MSI X470 Gaming Plus MAX: ATX w/ USB 3.1, SATA3, 2x M.2 [+33]
  • MOUSE: None Selected
  • NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
  • OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) Perfect for most people with all the core features of Windows 10 including: automatic updates, Cortana and DirectX 12 graphics support (No Recovery Media)
  • OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Overclock up to 10%) [+29]
  • PCABLE: None Selected
  • POWERSUPPLY: Corsair CV650 650W 80+ Bronze Gaming Power Supply
  • RAID: None Selected
  • RUSH: Standard Processing Time
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD AUDIO
  • SPEAKERS: None Selected
  • SSD: None Selected
  • STREAMERGEAR: None Selected
  • USB1: Built-in USB Ports [+0]
  • VIDEO: GeForce® RTX 2060 Super 8GB - Ray Tracing Technology, DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DP - 4 Monitor Support [+211] (Single Card)
  • VIDEOCAPTURE: None Selected
  • VIVE_HEADSET: None Selected
  • WARRANTY: DESKTOP STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 2 Year Parts, 6 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
  • WNC: N300 Wireless PCI Express Adapter
  • XWNA: None Selected
  • _PRICE: (+1580)
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
Welcome to the forum!

First thing I'd suggest is a larger SSD. With COD taking up 170GB, with Windows that 500GB will quickly disappear.
 

Squibbster

Active Member
Welcome to the forum!

First thing I'd suggest is a larger SSD. With COD taking up 170GB, with Windows that 500GB will quickly disappear.
Ok thanks. Do I chose where I install things these days I assume. The last one I had was for the original COD and everything just went on a normal hard drive.
I already increased this and the standard hard drive. Should I lower the 4tb and increase the ssd or just increase the ssd anyway.
 

Ono

Well-known Member
I was going to say that was one of the worst value pre-builts I have seen until I saw that a monitor was included. For £1,580+VAT = £1,896 it still looks poor value.

For gaming and (small amount) of video editing I would go for a 3700X and get a 2080 Super. I would also say you should only need 16GB RAM.
 

Ono

Well-known Member
I also think you need a 1440p monitor to take advantage of the high specs too and not just a 1080p jobbie.

Anyway, I plugged a spec into PC Specialists and think this is a better balance:

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Squibbster

Active Member
Thanks
I also think you need a 1440p monitor to take advantage of the high specs too and not just a 1080p jobbie.

Anyway, I plugged a spec into PC Specialists and think this is a better balance:

View attachment 1316607

thanks for taking the time to do that. I went with the 32gb ram as when I was editing 4K GoPro footage on an 8gb ram pc it was horrible. My understanding was that this was poweringmost of it but unsure.

what monitor do you think I should look at. I wanted a 27inch. Thanks
 

Hillskill

Moderator/Games Reviewer
Doubt the RAM will make a difference with the Go Pro footage. H265 encoded footage is a PITA for any editing rig and the smart thing to do is to transcode it. I agree with the above comment, lower the spec of the CPU and put the funds towards the GPU.
 

Squibbster

Active Member
  • *BASE_PRICE: [+1163]
  • BLUETOOTH: None Selected
  • CAS: Corsair 220T Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Tempered Glass Side Panels (OEM – No Fans) (Black Colour )
  • CD: None Selected
  • CLOUD: None Selected
  • COOL: None Selected
  • COOL2: None Selected
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-9700KF - 8-Core 3.60GHz, 4.90GHz Turbo - 12MB Cache, Ultimate OC Compatible (No On-board Graphics)
  • CS_FAN: 4x 120mm Cyberpower Addressable Dual Light Loop RGB 1350RPM Fans with Remote Control [+33] (ARGB Light Strip Upgrade: 2x Cyberpower ARGB Magnetic Strips)
  • EXCD: None Selected
  • EXPAN: Built-in USB Ports
  • FAN: Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120 Liquid Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator, Extreme OC Compatible (Cooler Master CPU Water Cooling, Extreme OC Compatible)
  • FLASHMEDIA: None Selected
  • HD_M2PCIE: None Selected
  • HDD: 4TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 5400RPM Hard Drive [+54] (1 Drive)
  • HOLIDAY1: BullGuard Internet Security 2018 for Windows PC with Game Booster! - 1 year - 3 User Licence [+0]
  • INTERBROWSER1: Microsoft Edge Internet Browser (default with Windows 10) [+0]
  • KEYBOARD: None Selected
  • M2SSD: 500GB (1x500GB) WD Blue SN550 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD - 2400MB/s Read & 1750MB/s Write [+19] (Single Drive)
  • M2SSD2: None Selected
  • MEMORY: 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory [+58] (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MONITOR: None Selected
  • MOTHERBOARD: Asus Prime Z390-P: ATX w/ USB 3.1, SATA3, 2x M.2
  • MOUSE: None Selected
  • NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
  • OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) Perfect for most people with all the core features of Windows 10 including: automatic updates, Cortana and DirectX 12 graphics support (No Recovery Media)
  • OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Overclock up to 20%)
  • PCABLE: None Selected
  • POWERSUPPLY: Corsair CV650 650W 80+ Bronze Gaming Power Supply [+9]
  • RAID: None Selected
  • RUSH: Standard Processing Time
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD AUDIO
  • SPEAKERS: None Selected
  • SSD: None Selected
  • STREAMERGEAR: None Selected
  • USB1: Built-in USB Ports [+0]
  • VIDEO: MSI GeForce® RTX 2070 Super 8GB - Ray Tracing Technology, DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DP - 4 Monitor Support [+93] (Single Card)
  • VIDEOCAPTURE: None Selected
  • VIVE_HEADSET: None Selected
  • WARRANTY: DESKTOP STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 2 Year Parts, 6 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
  • WNC: None Selected
  • XWNA: None Selected
  • _PRICE: (+1429)

  • I found this at a similar price to the other but it’s the 2070 not the 2080 But looks like the other parts are better Any one know much about the difference of the 2 cards
 

richardb70

Distinguished Member
The memory in either of the listings isn't particularly strong, I'd say (2400mhz). I'd echo the above 3700X recommendation, but paired with either 16Gb or 32Gb 3200mhz (or higher) DDR4. I have the same CPU if this helps.
 

Squibbster

Active Member
The memory in either of the listings isn't particularly strong, I'd say (2400mhz). I'd echo the above 3700X recommendation, but paired with either 16Gb or 32Gb 3200mhz (or higher) DDR4. I have the same CPU if this helps.

so I wanna go faster than the 2.4ghz on the memory?
 

bilbosmeggins

Distinguished Member
I bought a CyberPower PC, which I still have. The cable management was an absolute joke. Also, when I decided I might sell it, I contacted them to see about transferring the warranty. They said I couldn’t, which both surprised and disappointed me. Since then, I’ve discovered that they have something of a poor reputation for using cheap components. I would not use them again, personally.

Next time I buy a PC, I shall probably use Chillblast, who have a stellar reputation, but are also considerably more expensive.
 

Ono

Well-known Member
  • *BASE_PRICE: [+1163]
  • BLUETOOTH: None Selected
  • CAS: Corsair 220T Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Tempered Glass Side Panels (OEM – No Fans) (Black Colour )
  • CD: None Selected
  • CLOUD: None Selected
  • COOL: None Selected
  • COOL2: None Selected
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-9700KF - 8-Core 3.60GHz, 4.90GHz Turbo - 12MB Cache, Ultimate OC Compatible (No On-board Graphics)
  • CS_FAN: 4x 120mm Cyberpower Addressable Dual Light Loop RGB 1350RPM Fans with Remote Control [+33] (ARGB Light Strip Upgrade: 2x Cyberpower ARGB Magnetic Strips)
  • EXCD: None Selected
  • EXPAN: Built-in USB Ports
  • FAN: Cooler Master Masterliquid Lite 120 Liquid Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator, Extreme OC Compatible (Cooler Master CPU Water Cooling, Extreme OC Compatible)
  • FLASHMEDIA: None Selected
  • HD_M2PCIE: None Selected
  • HDD: 4TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 5400RPM Hard Drive [+54] (1 Drive)
  • HOLIDAY1: BullGuard Internet Security 2018 for Windows PC with Game Booster! - 1 year - 3 User Licence [+0]
  • INTERBROWSER1: Microsoft Edge Internet Browser (default with Windows 10) [+0]
  • KEYBOARD: None Selected
  • M2SSD: 500GB (1x500GB) WD Blue SN550 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD - 2400MB/s Read & 1750MB/s Write [+19] (Single Drive)
  • M2SSD2: None Selected
  • MEMORY: 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory [+58] (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)
  • MONITOR: None Selected
  • MOTHERBOARD: Asus Prime Z390-P: ATX w/ USB 3.1, SATA3, 2x M.2
  • MOUSE: None Selected
  • NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs
  • OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) Perfect for most people with all the core features of Windows 10 including: automatic updates, Cortana and DirectX 12 graphics support (No Recovery Media)
  • OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Overclock up to 20%)
  • PCABLE: None Selected
  • POWERSUPPLY: Corsair CV650 650W 80+ Bronze Gaming Power Supply [+9]
  • RAID: None Selected
  • RUSH: Standard Processing Time
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD AUDIO
  • SPEAKERS: None Selected
  • SSD: None Selected
  • STREAMERGEAR: None Selected
  • USB1: Built-in USB Ports [+0]
  • VIDEO: MSI GeForce® RTX 2070 Super 8GB - Ray Tracing Technology, DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DP - 4 Monitor Support [+93] (Single Card)
  • VIDEOCAPTURE: None Selected
  • VIVE_HEADSET: None Selected
  • WARRANTY: DESKTOP STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 2 Year Parts, 6 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
  • WNC: None Selected
  • XWNA: None Selected
  • _PRICE: (+1429)

  • I found this at a similar price to the other but it’s the 2070 not the 2080 But looks like the other parts are better Any one know much about the difference of the 2 cards

I definitely wouldn't go Intel. Just not strong enough as all rounders against Ryzen.

As a rule of thumb, for gaming, the GPU is most important and getting the best for your budget is my recommendation The RTX 2080 Super is about 15-20% faster than the very good 2070 Super.

Also echo the view about the RAM and Cyberpower. Plenty of better companies out there like Chillblast, Dino PC and PC Specialists.
 

Squibbster

Active Member
The ram is actually a free upgrade to 3200mhz. I assume that makes it acceptable. I’ll check out the other sites today and see what we look like.
 

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