Advice£2,000 GBP Budget - Thoughts?Posted:

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Budget is around £2,000 GBP, give or take, and this is what I thought would be good.
Any thoughts on what to change/improve?

Mostly used for gaming, also do a lot of coding for work so a bit of a mix of purposes.
Been tempted to buy an RTX 2080 just because it's around the same price as a 1080 Ti and is supposed to be a little bit better / a similar performance as the 1080 Ti. I can't help but assume the 2080 will be a better purchase as the performance matches but also RTX stuff on top...
I intend to buy a key for Windows from /r/microsoftsoftwareswap and just install Windows 10 via USB.

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You can pick up used 1080Ti's for under 500 squids now btw, might be a good shout, but I'd definitely wait for RTX benchmarks at least since they're less than 2 weeks away.

I wouldn't recommend an 8700k right now. 9th gen is supposedly really close(at least some of it) and that should be bringing 8 cores to the mainstream Intel platform. I'd either wait for 9th gen or just go with Ryzen tbh. R7 2700(X) is a solid CPU.

Nice case choice, I've always loved the EVOLV. Just an FYI, it's discounted so much right now because the EVOLV X is out on the 24th, pre-orders are available on Overclockers. Heckin expensive though.

Any reason for m.2 form factor SSD? I'd just get the 2.5" 860 EVO. The 500GB 2.5" 860 EVO was like £80 a couple of weeks ago, I'm pretty sure we'll see it down at a similar price again soon so I'd probably keep an eye on pricing and grab it when it's priced well. I think I might have to grab one myself if they come back down to £80 tbh but I've been waiting for RTX benchmarks lol.

Pls swap that D15 for a Dark Rock Pro 4 or Cryorig R1 or something. Also, I'd get a Bitfenix Whisper instead of the TXM;
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Looks good pal.

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Not really keen on buying used when I'm dropping this much money anyway.

A lot of benchmarks show intel beating out Ryzen 7 in a lot of games (I'm guessing that's down to the single core performance) and wouldn't really make a huuuuuge use out of the improvement on productivity that the ryzen cpus offer. I will hold out a bit for the next chipset to release I guess.

I had intented to get an nvme drive for the performance boost over sata drive. I thought I had selected an nvme drive but possibly not?

Also why not keen on the D15? I've been using Noctua NH12 for years now and it's always seemed pretty decent.
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I realise it was an M.2 SATA drive.

Would probably get a [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] then.

On that note: How do you easily tell if an SSD is nvme or sata besides fully checking the spec?

Another question: thoughts on holding out to get a 2070 instead of 2080? Apparently they should be releasing in october.
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-Deano wroteA lot of benchmarks show intel beating out Ryzen 7 in a lot of games (I'm guessing that's down to the single core performance) and wouldn't really make a huuuuuge use out of the improvement on productivity that the ryzen cpus offer. I will hold out a bit for the next chipset to release I guess.

Accurate, but it's only going to be noticeable in certain situations, mostly high refresh rate. I just wouldn't feel confident investing in an 8700k right now with 9th gen so close.

-Deano wroteAlso why not keen on the D15? I've been using Noctua NH12 for years now and it's always seemed pretty decent.

Cheaper coolers like the Dark Rock Pro 4 and Cryorig R1 perform similarly but look much nicer.

-Deano wroteOn that note: How do you easily tell if an SSD is nvme or sata besides fully checking the spec?

If you just look at an image of the SSD, most of them say on the sticker "NVMe SSD" or "SATA M.2", other than the Intel one's I think. I'd just stick with Samsung anyway. If you're going with an NVMe SSD, spend the extra fiver for the 500GB 970 EVO. It's newer, faster, and has a better warranty than the 960 EVO. Though, the 860 EVO is a great SSD if you're not really going to be making proper use of the speeds with an NVMe SSD.

-Deano wroteAnother question: thoughts on holding out to get a 2070 instead of 2080? Apparently they should be releasing in october.

That's what I'm waiting for, but I think we'll see RTX 2070 benchmarks around the same time as 2080 and 2080Ti benchmarks(hopefully), so you'll be able to make a decision once you see benchmarks.

Even if we don't see 2070 benchmarks, we should be able to get a rough idea of 2070 performance from 2080 benchmarks.
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Alright, thanks for the input.

I'll probably wait for the next Intel CPUs to drop as I currently have a 144Hz monitor anyway; might as well make use of the higher fps.

Definitely will buy the 970 EVO instead as that sounds stupid not to buy. With the original question, I was unsure whether nvme drives came with a certain spec, i.e. like how cpu's have a certain socket. Never had an M.2 drive so it's all been a bit confusing lol.

I'm hopeful for the benchmarks. If they aren't that good, I'll look into a 1080Ti I guess.
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