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Adding to a GTX 1070 - thoughts welcomed!

bigdogbez

10 months ago

Hi all - I recently bought a GTX 1070 to add to a pre-built rig.

The GPU is a dream, however the rest of my parts cannot keep up, so going to build my first rig to compliment rather than hinder it!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor £180.97 @ Laptops Direct
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £59.33 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus - TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £156.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £122.50 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £72.50 @ Aria PC
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £89.00 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £69.96 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £841.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-21 16:42 GMT+0000

Any suggestions on upgrade / overspend welcome. Looking to hit the £800 mark if possible.

Thanks!

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

What parts are you carrying over from your prebuilt? Also what is the entire spec list of the prebuild?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Only the GPU. The specs are fairly basic and I want to build a new rig, rather than carry anything over. I will probably give it to a friend to add a cheaper GPU and game with me

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks.

Well unless you are going for a K series chip there is no reason to go for a Z series motherboard. In fact if you aren't going to overclock it would be better to go with Ryzen. Also NVMe will have almost no impact unless you are constantly reading and writing to extremely large files. For most people standard SATA is better and it would be better to go with a SATA SSD for the higher capacity for the price. But even then you can get more storage for cheaper and it still be NVMe in case you do move large files often.

In the end you will save about $100(I type with the dollar sign but I mean GBP) and get similar if not better performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £142.99 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £59.33 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard £115.94 @ AWD-IT
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £128.16 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £135.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £69.96 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £742.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-21 17:12 GMT+0000
  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You won't be able to overclock on the 8400, which means you can go cheaper on the cooler and motherboard. Assuming you want to keep the RGB liquid cooler and be able to overclock, a switch to AMD may be worth looking into. I gave you more NVME SSD storage too, instead of needing two seperate SSDs.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £183.97 @ Laptops Direct
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £59.33 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard £134.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £124.99 @ Box Limited
Storage Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £135.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £69.96 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £799.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-21 17:17 GMT+0000

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