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I'm looking to build a pc and put some things together just wanted to have someones opinion on it and any changed that could be made.

Would be used to play new games and big games like fallout, gta, ghost recon break point ect

uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/7GWBgw
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Just for playing games? If so, no need for 32GB RAM.

GTX 1070 doesn't really make any sense, especially for 500 quid. You could have a 2070 Super for that money which is about on par with a 1080Ti.

Hyper 212 EVO is a bad choice of cooler for the 9900k. I wouldn't be buying a 9900k anyway tbh, save a bunch of money and get an R7 3700x.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£317.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (£206.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£75.59 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£198.28 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Toshiba P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.62 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (£747.74 @ Box Limited)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£75.46 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1757.21

Significantly better GPU, larger SSD, and a better case. Plus, with a £450 monitor, this is still cheaper than the 9900k+GTX 1070 system you were looking at.

If you really wanted 32GB RAM, you can easily cut costs on the motherboard and/or GPU to get 32GB RAM within budget.

As for monitor, you can get the MSI MAG271 for 60 quid less than you're PCPP list;
currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-mo...7-pdt.html
Over 400 quid, I'd be looking at this instead;
currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-mo...6-pdt.html
slightly lower refresh rate, but it's 3440x1440 ultrawide.
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21 wroteJust for playing games? If so, no need for 32GB RAM.

GTX 1070 doesn't really make any sense, especially for 500 quid. You could have a 2070 Super for that money which is about on par with a 1080Ti.

Hyper 212 EVO is a bad choice of cooler for the 9900k. I wouldn't be buying a 9900k anyway tbh, save a bunch of money and get an R7 3700x.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£317.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (£206.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£75.59 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£198.28 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Toshiba P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.62 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (£747.74 @ Box Limited)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£75.46 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1757.21

Significantly better GPU, larger SSD, and a better case. Plus, with a £450 monitor, this is still cheaper than the 9900k+GTX 1070 system you were looking at.

If you really wanted 32GB RAM, you can easily cut costs on the motherboard and/or GPU to get 32GB RAM within budget.

As for monitor, you can get the MSI MAG271 for 60 quid less than you're PCPP list;
currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-mo...7-pdt.html
Over 400 quid, I'd be looking at this instead;
currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-mo...6-pdt.html
slightly lower refresh rate, but it's 3440x1440 ultrawide.


Thank you for this, might be a dull question but would I need a cpu cooler?
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The R7 3700x comes with a stock cooler. It's perfectly adequate, but you can definitely upgrade the CPU cooler if you like. A Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4 or Dark Rock Pro 4 would be a great choice IMO.
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If I were you, I would settle for something a little less than the 9900K, and maybe upgrade the graphics card instead? Especially since you plan on getting a 2K 144hz monitor.

And speaking of the monitor, I myself was considering purchasing the one you listed. However, it only offers FreeSync which in most cases works perfectly with AMD graphics cards (kind of hit and miss with Nvidia GPUs).

Look up the Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD. It's also a 2K 144hz monitor, and might even be slightly cheaper than the MSI Optix. And not only that, but it works very well with Nvidia GPUs since it's AdaptiveSync and not Freesync.

With that little extra cash you could get a better PSU or even a better CPU cooler. That's just my opinion though!

EDIT : Wow, I just checked.. apparently the Gigabyte monitor is more expensive on amazon. Weird because over here where I'm from that monitor is at least 50 dollars cheaper... the MSI Optix just seems to be waaay overpriced in my country.
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Gekiha wroteAnd speaking of the monitor, I myself was considering purchasing the one you listed. However, it only offers FreeSync which in most cases works perfectly with AMD graphics cards (kind of hit and miss with Nvidia GPUs).

The MSI Optix MAG271CQ, MAG271CQR, MAG321CQR, and MAG341CQ are all certified G-Sync compatible monitors.

Gekiha wroteLook up the Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD. It's also a 2K 144hz monitor, and might even be slightly cheaper than the MSI Optix. And not only that, but it works very well with Nvidia GPUs since it's AdaptiveSync and not Freesync.

The AORUS monitor is almost £200 more than the MAG271CQR from Currys. Also, the AORUS monitor is Freesync, which is Adaptive Sync.
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The MSI Optix MAG271CQ, MAG271CQR, MAG321CQR, and MAG341CQ are all certified G-Sync compatible monitors.

The AORUS monitor is almost £200 more than the MAG271CQR from Currys. Also, the AORUS monitor is Freesync, which is Adaptive Sync.


Yeah, I realised later that it is more expensive, even though it's way cheaper over here. As for the G-Sync thing, I just use this list for reference :

thepcenthusiast.com/freesync-moni...th-g-sync/

MSI claimed their monitors are G-Sync compatible, but NVIDIA never really confirmed. Otherwise I would have definitely got me the Optix monitor instead of spending MUCH more on the ASUS ROG PG279Q! ^^
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21 wroteJust for playing games? If so, no need for 32GB RAM.

GTX 1070 doesn't really make any sense, especially for 500 quid. You could have a 2070 Super for that money which is about on par with a 1080Ti.

Hyper 212 EVO is a bad choice of cooler for the 9900k. I wouldn't be buying a 9900k anyway tbh, save a bunch of money and get an R7 3700x.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£317.58 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (£206.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£75.59 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£198.28 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Toshiba P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.62 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card (£747.74 @ Box Limited)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£75.46 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1757.21

Significantly better GPU, larger SSD, and a better case. Plus, with a £450 monitor, this is still cheaper than the 9900k+GTX 1070 system you were looking at.

If you really wanted 32GB RAM, you can easily cut costs on the motherboard and/or GPU to get 32GB RAM within budget.

As for monitor, you can get the MSI MAG271 for 60 quid less than you're PCPP list;
currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-mo...7-pdt.html
Over 400 quid, I'd be looking at this instead;
currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-mo...6-pdt.html
slightly lower refresh rate, but it's 3440x1440 ultrawide.


How good is this build? Like what games could it play at high/ultra high?
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