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New PC Time - Prebuilt

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:50 am
by AndyCr15
I'm thinking of treating myself for my birthday next month with a new gaming/video editing PC. In the past I would buy all the components and build it myself. While this can be fun, it can also be a nightmare if things go wrong, so I'm thinking to play it safe and buy one built for me.

I'm currently thinking of using PC Specialist and leaning towards a Threadripper 2950X along with a 2070 Gfx card.

Any thoughts, suggestions? Including places to buy from.

Re: New PC Time - Prebuilt

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:17 am
by alex
I've been looking at the 9900k bundles Overclockers has around the £970-£1k mark and then keeping my 1070 and possibly going for a 2060 later in the year.

I'm going to keep building my machines as I have my white 570x case and it will be a skill I want to pass on when my son is a bit older.

Re: New PC Time - Prebuilt

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:02 am
by AndyCr15
I put it off for a few months, but then got to that point of 'I'm going to order it at some point, might as well be now' and ordered yesterday -

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i9 Eight Core Processor i9-9900K (3.6GHz) 16MB Cache
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
1TB Samsung 860 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)

Quite looking forward to the M.2 drive and even storage will be SSD :)

Re: New PC Time - Prebuilt

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:41 pm
by alex

I'm looking, now Samsung have released the QVO drives, to replace some of my spinning disks with SSDs when the time comes.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the 2070.


Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:57 pm
by Williamdut
Maybe Im just blissfully ignorant but some of your partitioning schemes seem like overkill when for 90 I just bought a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 drive that can sustain over 100 MB/s:


Re: New PC Time - Prebuilt

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:16 am
by alex
SSD's are always quicker than HDD's and great for loading games off.

I'm currently saving for a 3070 FE when stock levels calm down. It'll go nicely with my 3900X


Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:18 am
by BrandonWhord
Grabbed a different SATA drive and put it into the 475 and got the purple LED & it showed up in the console without any issue. RMAing the problem drive.

Thanks for your feedback.


Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:23 am
by Anttikksop
any recomendations on bundles for a new rig.... i have a.....
coolermaster case
600 watt power supply

need a new board/ramm/cpu... i want to be able to game..

so maybe a new card also..not fussed if its radion or nvidia...maybe nvidia gtx 580 is it.. brad has 3 of em...

post recomends here please people

this one is about fucked...

Re: New PC Time - Prebuilt

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:24 am
by AndyCr15
Unfortunately, these days I'm rather out of touch with the PC hardware scene... :(