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Old 07-12-2017, 14:23   #21
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Not really upto date on new Intel stuff (bought a Mac Pro for video editing), but this Intel board should tick all your boxes,
and this is the build it went with.
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Old 07-12-2017, 19:25   #22
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From what I have read the i7-8700K is more for high end gaming with a 1080ti due to the high clock rate. Though it will still give the best results in a lot of general use due to the fact that so much is still single threaded - particularly the Adobe s/w. The sweet spots for Ryzen are the R5-1600 and R7-1700 due to the amount they can be overclocked plus the stock cooler is supposed to be good. You also have the fact that the AM4 socket will stay until 2020 so you could get a decent MB and buy a newer chip down the line. That said the 8700K would last past that date anyway I expect.
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Old 07-12-2017, 20:04   #23
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Thanks Reecie. I was looking at the R7 1700 or 1700x, but when Amazon had the 1800x for £280 I quickly went for it as that was less than the 1700x had been (both are a bit lower now).

Hmm, I like the idea of a MB I can upgrade the CPU with in three years or so when the newer AM4 compatible ones have been replaced so would probably be cheaper but still an upgrade.

Thanks Boink.... that gives me something to mull over.

Thanks for the links, that PC Partpicker looks very usefull
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I guess the Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming K7 ATX AM4 is the Ryzen version of the MB Boink posted and £40 cheaper. So you pays yer money etc etc Tbh there are loads of videos on Youtube now doing comparisons with Ryzen to the new Intels. So probably worth checking a few - "Tech Deals" does some of the most in depth stuff I have seen... and his teeth are strangely hypnotic
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Old 26-11-2018, 20:07   #25
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Blimey! Over 18 months since I started this thread and I still haven't got much further with the build!

I have now bought an M2 SSD drive and RAM picked up from threads on the bargain forum over Black Friday, but I still need a motherboard, CPU, PSU and case.

I'm going for a Ryzen 2700 now, just waiting until I see it at a good price, but I'd like advice on the motherboard, PSU and case.

I'd like an x470 motherboard with 2x m2 slots on, 4x ram slots and some USB 3.1 ideally, but other than that I'm not so fussed. What would be the best ones to consider? I can't seem to find a site that lets you compare motherboards side by side for all features. PCPartpicker is really useful, but not easy to side by side.

On PSU, I'd like a silent one that's very energy efficient.

Case - again a silent/quiet one, I quite like the BeQuiet ones, a couple come with large quiet fans that can be run slowly, but any suggestions? Fairly stylish and subtle, I don't like the big ugly beasts that look like something from an Alien movie.

And video card, I think I'm still going to stick with the Palit 1050 KalmX, they don't seem to have a newer model but, again, it's silent, and I dont game on it.

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Old 26-11-2018, 20:34   #26
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Your going to buy a 1080... to not game on?? And yet on the other hand you're waiting for sale prices on everything else. Unless you are going bitcoin mining I'm not sure this makes sense.
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Sorry, no, it's a 1050!
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heh, i read that earlier and figured i was just misreading something
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Edited the previous post, coudln't work out how to get a strikethrough on here!
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Blimey. At the rate you are going things you have bought will be outdated or a load cheaper by the time you start :-)

I built a R1700 last Jan in the golden days or high ram and gpu prices. Used an Asus X370 Strix gaming F, Meshify C case and Corsair 760w platinum psu. The latter being overkill but I got a good price and the fan never comes on. That MB was a decent compromise between having a B board and a high end gaming one. I imagine they do something similar in X470. Make sure the ram works with Ryzen and unless things have changed you need the 3000mhz+ to get the best system speeds out of them.

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Tell me about it! I look after our 16 month old full time and am trying to get the house decorated and fixed up in any spare time and just haven't had time. I do need to get it done though, and now I have a couple of parts I feel determined to get it done asap. I didn't really see many other suitable components come up in black Friday but was pleased to get the Samsung 970 evo m2 and 3000 corsair ddr4 sticks for very good prices.

There are a couple of Asus ROG strix x470 gaming boards one ATX and one mini ATX, but it looks like the ATX had only one m2 and the mini ATX has two but only two ram slots.I don't need two video cards so I wasn't sure if a gaming card was overkill.

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Iirc you can use X370 boards anyway and still get the cpu ramp up as it is a chip rather than board feature. I would not sweat the M.2 as a single one is fine for the OS and any second one often takes channels from elsewhere. Just add an ssd or pci adaptor if necessary.
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Got myself a Ryzen 2700x and a B450 MSI Tomahawk motherboard in October. Working great. This was an upgrade from a i7 3770. I already had a GTX1080 last year to drop in.

Really good system. The B450 motherboards are totally fine if you don't want to spend extra cash on the X470 range. The midrange 'B' boards on AMD AM4 sockets have almost all of the same overclocking options, unlike the Intel equivalents. This particular board doesn't have wifi and a load of other extras I wouldn't use. My benchmarks are within the same range as the 2700x on x470.

The AM4 sockets are due to be supported for two more generations I believe. So when the new 3*** series 7nm Ryzen cpu's come out in the new year, I can do a drop in replacement. Plus i think the 4000 series when that appears.

AMD are due to really give Intel a kicking with their Zen2 architecture. Intel currently still has the lead in very high end gaming clock speed. AMD will get their chips up to similar 4.8Ghz+ speeds with their 7nm process, plus it will other general optimisation improvements to those types of workloads. Intel are stuck with no significant new CPU's to respond with as they are unable to get their 10nm production lines up to speed.

Interesting times!
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15% off @ eBay today and tomorrow. Includes computer components.

https://forums.thedigitalfix.com/for...d.php?t=651762

Could be useful. Scan and CCL both sell on eBay. Smaller selections though.
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On PSU, I'd like a silent one that's very energy efficient.

Case - again a silent/quiet one, I quite like the BeQuiet ones, a couple come with large quiet fans that can be run slowly, but any suggestions? Fairly stylish and subtle, I don't like the big ugly beasts that look like something from an Alien movie.
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BeQuiet PSUs are nice and quiet and modular too

Case wise Coolermaster have a few with the Large 200mm fans, running at low rpm they are very quiet even sitting near to it.
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Yeah I have a BeQuiet, the top of their range back when I bought it (I forget the model) and it's pretty ******* amazing tbh. Zero noise from a normal sitting height, totally modular with ****loads of cables, has not failed me or slowed down from dust accumulations, it just runs and runs.
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