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Old 03-17-2019, 02:06 PM   #1
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Advice needed. Opinions on my pc build idea.


First build with limited knowledge, £900/$1200 budget, all rounder with mid tier gaming capabilities. Could i do better for my money? Point out any dangerous/incompatible/weak components, what would you do different for the same budget. Please explain any mistakes i have made, thanks in advance.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/87Ljr6
 
Old 03-17-2019, 09:55 PM   #2
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Your build looks good.

I would shop around a bit more for your CPU and GPU and see if you can find them at a lower cost.

Also check Gigabyte's website for that card. You may not need a 500 w power supply for that GPU.

Looking here a 400 w PS should be enough. But you don't have to.
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic...-power-supply/

Good luck with your build-
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:07 AM   #3
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I'm glad i haven't made any major mistakes, i will shop around for sure and maybe wait until 3rd gen ryzen is released to reasses my options or get a better deal on 2nd gen. might be able to fit a 2070 in there if the prices go down, cheers for the advice.
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:49 AM   #5
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Have you looked at GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC? About ~$60 difference in cost.

https://www.pcmag.com/compare/366979...60-which-mains
 
Old 03-18-2019, 12:12 PM   #6
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Gpu choice

I have looked at the 1660ti and most other cards in my rough price range but to be honest i don't really know what i'm looking at even after a month of crammed learning. I have been told that a 6gb gpu will be old news after a while so i wasn't sure whether to try and cut back on other components and spring for a 8gb 2070 which is hard for me to plan for and balance out without causing performance inconsistencies/incompatibilities in the build with my limited knowledge.
 
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I'm glad i haven't made any major mistakes, i will shop around for sure and maybe wait until 3rd gen ryzen is released to reasses my options or get a better deal on 2nd gen. might be able to fit a 2070 in there if the prices go down, cheers for the advice.
You're Welcome.

Recommended system power for the RTX 2060 is 500 watts.

Thermal and Power Specs:

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce...ards/rtx-2060/
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:23 PM   #8
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I have looked at the 1660ti and most other cards in my rough price range but to be honest i don't really know what i'm looking at even after a month of crammed learning. I have been told that a 6gb gpu will be old news after a while so i wasn't sure whether to try and cut back on other components and spring for a 8gb 2070 which is hard for me to plan for and balance out without causing performance inconsistencies/incompatibilities in the build with my limited knowledge.
Understood:-

If you decide to go with the Geforce RTX 2060 you will most likely need the nvidia driver for linux.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...7-Linux-Driver
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driv...s.aspx/141847/
 
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