What do you think of this custom build?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Samtastic, Aug 30, 2018.

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Would you buy this custom PC?

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  1. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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    So I am planning to get a custom PC soon and I was wondering what are you thoughts and opinions on this build. This one will be built by PC Specialist but I have a computer company called Nexcen who work in the South West of England near where I live who can build me the same system.

    • Case
    • COOLERMASTER MASTERCASE MC600P GAMING CASE
    • Processor (CPU)
    • Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor i7-8700k (3.7GHz) 12MB Cache

    • [​IMG]FREE PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Battlefield 1 & More! w/ select Intel CPUs!
    • Motherboard
    • ASUS® TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
    • Memory (RAM)
    • 16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
    • Graphics Card
    • 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080 - DVI, HDMI, 3x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
    • 1st Hard Disk
    • 4TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA PRO 3.5", 7200 RPM 128MB CACHE
    • 1st M.2 SSD Drive
    • 500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3400MB/R, 2300MB/W)
    • DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    • 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    • Power Supply
    • CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
    • Power Cable
    • 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
    • Processor Cooling
    • CoolerMaster Hyper 212X (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler
    • Thermal Paste
    • COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
    • Sound Card
    • ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    • Wireless/Wired Networking
    • WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
    • USB Options
    • MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
    • Operating System
    • NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
    • Operating System Language
    • United Kingdom - English Language
    • Windows Recovery Media
    • NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
    • Office Software
    • FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
    • Anti-Virus
    • NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
    • Browser
    • Google Chrome™
    • Warranty
    • 3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
    • Delivery
    • STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    • Build Time
    • Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 14 working days
    • Quantity
    • 1

    • Price £1,785.00 including VAT and delivery
     
  2. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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    PSU - get a better one
    Wifi card - dual band please.

    Have you consider build one yourself?
     
  3. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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    Well I could try to build one myself - and gather all the parts from a supplier like Scan. What PSU and card would you get?
     
  4. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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  5. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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    One of my computer stores had EVA and Corsair Power Supplies. I might get the EVA one.
     
  6. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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    BTW, for SSD, consider ADATA SX8200 instead. It is only £105 for 480GB

    960 EVO is about £150.
     
  7. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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    Do they run at the same speed?
     
  8. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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  9. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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    Well I do video game streaming and I use Unity to make my own games so should I use the ADATA or the Samsung?
     
  10. Deerling7

    Deerling7 Active Member

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    The Samsung if you can afford it.
     
  11. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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    Personally go to ADATA due to price as I don't feel like spending extra for something I don't feel the benefit.
     
  12. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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    Well - I have adjusted the spec a bit and now it's got a better power supply and 1TB Samsung Evo 970 SSD. Luckily I can add an optical drive on this case. I need an optical drive to install Windows 10 on it.

    With PC Specialist, they install Windows 10 without a license key. I'm going to get a MAK key of Windows 10 Enterprise and do a cllean install of it. MAK keys activate forever so that is the best option to go for.

    So here is my new adjusted spec.

    Case
    COOLERMASTER MASTERCASE MC600P GAMING CASE
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor i7-8700k (3.7GHz) 12MB Cache

    [​IMG]FREE PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Battlefield 1 & More! w/ select Intel CPUs!
    Motherboard
    ASUS® TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
    Memory (RAM)
    16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card
    8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080 - DVI, HDMI, 3x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
    1st Hard Disk
    2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
    1st M.2 SSD Drive
    1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3400MB/R, 2500MB/W)
    DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
    Power Cable
    1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
    Processor Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212X (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler
    Thermal Paste
    COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Wireless/Wired Networking
    WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
    USB Options
    MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
    Operating System
    NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
    Operating System Language
    United Kingdom - English Language
    Windows Recovery Media
    NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
    Office Software
    FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
    Anti-Virus
    NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
    Browser
    Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
    Warranty
    3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 11 to 13 working days
    Quantity
    1

    My brother has something similar with a AMD Ryzen CPU and a standard hard drive.
     
  13. Deerling7

    Deerling7 Active Member

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    Looks good, though that Seagate Drive makes me nervous.
     
  14. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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    Well, if I pick the 2TB seagate drive, they will pick a random hard drive and stick it in there. What hard drive brand would you use instead of Seagate?
     
  15. Deerling7

    Deerling7 Active Member

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    I don't know how good Seagate is but I always liked Western Digital. Seagate might be good, not completely sure.
     
  16. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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    Which colour WD? black, purple or red?
     
  17. Deerling7

    Deerling7 Active Member

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    Black is pretty good.
     
  18. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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    OK. When I'm ready to order I will order my hard drive separate and install it.
     
  19. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Seagates are fine too, they had issues with some of their older higher capacity drives but the newer ones are fine. My 1TB I got in 2011 is still kicking strong.
     
  20. Samtastic

    Samtastic New Member

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