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    I've about £1800 to spend on a new rig. Haven't looked at hardware for a good 8 years and things have changed a lot.

    So; i7-9700k and RTX 2060... is that the right combination for a gaming rig, or should I be looking at the ryzen chips?

    Have seen this; doesn't need to be the absolute best buy, but is this a sensible buy or should I go i5 instead?

    https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator ... ngeance-ti
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    What games you playin & at what res? VR?
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    also why are you paying 100 quid for win 10
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    I know you wanted to know about hardware lol, but... I'd ditch that case, the airflow is poor.
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    Windows... I don't have a transferable licence as mine is oem. I buy Windows from them and it's all set up I guess, saving me time.

    Games, plan is to move to 1440p at some point. I don't upgrade boxes other than a graphics card switch out, so really the core components I'm hoping to get another 8 years from!

    As for cases, open to suggestions. I don't need fancy lights or glass, quiet and cool for my money. I've left the default case option; they (Scan) seem to use that case for all their upper end builds.

    Thanks all.

    PS Switch. Pssht. Kids would be on it 24/7
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    Okay, likely to go for this tomorrow:
    Fractal Design Define R6
    Asus ROG Strix B450-F
    Ryzen 7 3700X
    Corsair Hydro H100x liquid cooler
    EVGA RTX 2070 Super Black
    Corsair TX550M
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500gb

    I don't think there are any duds in there. Might even run Planetside 3.
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    Is that PSU got enough wattage? Personally i'd go for something more, there's not a massive jump in cost - there's a 750 EVGA for £75

    Setting up Windows doesn't take long at all, get a key of g2a/kinguin/GMG etc.
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    Loui5D wrote:Is that PSU got enough wattage? Personally i'd go for something more, there's not a massive jump in cost - there's a 750 EVGA for £75.


    Good question. I'll ask on order. The component selector offers 4 psus, all Corsair. I was assuming that the default one will be sufficient but I will ask.
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    I recently bought this for about 1600 €:

    case - be quiet! Pure Base 600
    mboard - MSI Z390-A PRO
    CPU - Intel Core i7-9700 K
    CPU cooler - be quiet! Silent Loop 280
    PSU - be quiet! Straight Power 11 Modular 80+ Gold
    RAM - 16 GB G.Skill Trident Z
    gfx - ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
    SSD - 1 TB Crucial P1 NVMe
    HDD - 4 TB Western Digital Red WD40EFRX

    Very happy with this so far, nicely quiet too. :smile:
    The one thing I still need is a sound card, because over the onboard sound I'm getting very audible crossfeed noise from the CPU/board.
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    Went with the ryzen 3700x and RTX 2070 sc combo

    I'd like a 27 inch screen too with gsync. I've found a lot of reviews that a very mixed, especially around gsync compatible vs real gsync. The Asus PG279Q consistently scores highly, but my god, 680 quid.

    Anyone using anything this size / res that is priced more reasonably?
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    Aren't they compatible with FreeSync now? No point paying the NVIDIA tax twice if you can avoid it.
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