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UK cheap-but-not-crap build

Nov 26, 2021
489 (1.01/day)
Mississauga, Canada
Processor Ryzen 7 5700X
Motherboard ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO (WiFi 6)
Cooling Noctua NH-C14S (two fans)
Memory 2x16GB DDR4 3200
Video Card(s) Reference Vega 64
Storage Intel 665p 1TB, WD Black SN850X 2TB, Crucial MX300 1TB SATA, Samsung 830 256 GB SATA
Display(s) Nixeus NX-EDG27, and Samsung S23A700
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply Seasonic PRIME TITANIUM 850W
Mouse Logitech
VR HMD Oculus Rift
Software Windows 11 Pro, and Ubuntu 20.04


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Dec 29, 2017
2,157 (1.13/day)
Swansea, Wales
System Name Silent
Processor Ryzen 5800X3D @ 4.55ghz
Motherboard Asus Strix X570I
Cooling Optimus AMD Raw Copper/Plexi, EK Copper 240/40mm, Utilitube D5, 4x NF-A12x25, Mayhems XTR Nano White
Memory 32 GB Dominator Platinum RGB 3933mhz 14-16-16-30 w/2x NF-A4x10 fan
Video Card(s) RTX 3080 Ti Founders (Kryonaut Extreme, 15W/mK pads, Corsair XG7 Waterblock)
Storage Optane DC P1600X 118 GB, Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB
Display(s) 32" 240 Hz 1440p Samsung G7 , 32" 1440p 60 Hz
Case Sliger SM570 Custom 13-Litre
Audio Device(s) Schiit Hel, Vmoda Crossfade M100 Master, Razer Nommo Pro
Power Supply Corsair SF750 Platinum
Mouse Razer Viper Pro V2 Mercury White
Keyboard Razer Huntsman Elite w/Mercury PBT keycaps
If your budget is tight, ditch the CPU cooler for now, use the boxed cooler until you have more cash, and buy one of the many decent Corsair, Seasonic, BeQuiet, EVGA options at £90. Replacing the free included cooler later is trivial and you're not really wasting anything. Upgrading a PSU later is a lot more work and you're wasting the original PSU.
Agreed I skimmed the thread earlier and was going to comment this when I had time.

I would also suggest getting the normal 12400 non F, integrated graphics are underrated if your six year old GPU fails for example.

Additionally, do not buy a 1080p monitor in 2023. You'll regret it.

What people are saying about not buying a SATA SSD is also true. NVMe standard isn't just speed, it's also latency. Also makes for a cleaner system and easier to build not having to have connections for power and data to 2.5" drives.
Jan 5, 2006
15,234 (2.42/day)
System Name AlderLake / Laptop
Processor Intel i7 12700K / Intel i3 7100U
Motherboard Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master / HP 83A3 (U3E1)
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A 2 fans + Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme + 5 case fans / Fan
Memory 32GB DDR5 Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 6000MHz CL36 / 8GB DDR4 HyperX CL13
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio / Intel HD620
Storage Samsung 980 Pro 1TB + 970 Evo 500GB + 850 Pro 512GB + 860 Evo 1TB x2 / Samsung 256GB M.2 SSD
Display(s) 23.8" Dell S2417DG 165Hz G-Sync 1440p / 14" 1080p IPS Glossy
Case Be quiet! Silent Base 600 - Window / HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) Panasonic SA-PMX94 / Realtek onboard + B&O speaker system / Harman Kardon Go + Play / Logitech G533
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W / Powerbrick
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Laser wireless / Logitech M330 wireless
Keyboard RAPOO E9270P Black 5GHz wireless / HP backlit
Software Windows 11 / Windows 10
Benchmark Scores Cinebench R23 (Single Core) 1936 @ stock Cinebench R23 (Multi Core) 23006 @ stock
If you can fork out a bit more money, this is what I would do for £1k, if you're after DLSS feature then you can swap the 6700XT for 3060ti. If you prefer intel then you should be able to fit the same CPU + motherboard.
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I wouldn't trade a i5 Alder Lake CPU with a Ryzen 5 5600....