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Splinter

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ok.

It's a Ryzen build.

CPU - AMD Ryzen 2700 (not the X)
Motherboard - Asus ROG Strix X-470F
RAM - Gskill 16GB
GPU - RTX 2080ti
SSD - Samsung Pro 1TB

Rest to follow tomorrow.
Allrighty - full build details as follows:

CPU
1 x AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Octa-Core 3.2GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 Desktop CPU R5,349.00
CPU Cooler
1 x Phanteks PH-TC12DX 120mm White PWM Aluminium & Copper Dual-Fan Premium High-End CPU Cooler R639.00
Motherboard
1 x Asus ROG Strix X470-F Gaming AMD X470 Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX Desktop Motherboard R3,481.00
RAM
1 x G.Skill F4-3200C14D-16GTZR TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL14 1.35V Desktop Memory R3,679.00
Graphics Card
1 x Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual NE6208T020LC-150A 11GB GDDR6 352-bit PCI-E 3.0 Desktop Graphics Card R17,899.00
Chassis
1 x Phanteks PH-ES518XTG_DGS01 Enthoo Evolv X Tempered Glass Galaxy Silver E-ATX Windowed Mid Tower Desktop Chassis R2,449.00
Power Supply
1 x Super Flower SF-750F14MP(WH) Leadex 750W 80 Plus Platinum Certified Fully Modular White Desktop Power Supply R1,929.00
Optional : Operating System & Install
1 x Let us Install Windows for You (Valued at - R229) R179.00
1 x Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Operating System - DSP Pack R2,559.00

Corsair CH-9127012 K95 Platinum RGB LED Backlit Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Keyboard
FR_KE-CK95RGBP-BR
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Excl. VAT: R2,520.87
Incl. VAT: R2,899.00​


Mecer K3G3R 31.5" QHD (2560x1440) 144Hz 4ms 16:9 VA Freesync Curved Gaming Desktop Monitor
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Excl. VAT: R6,086.09
Incl. VAT: R6,999.00​


For storage I have a Samsung Pro 1tb M2 as well as a 4 tb Western Digital HD


Hopefully it will last for a while.....well, after I maybe drop a new Ryzen processor in it.
 

Dan C

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Allrighty - full build details as follows:

CPU
1 x AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Octa-Core 3.2GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 Desktop CPU R5,349.00
CPU Cooler
1 x Phanteks PH-TC12DX 120mm White PWM Aluminium & Copper Dual-Fan Premium High-End CPU Cooler R639.00
Motherboard
1 x Asus ROG Strix X470-F Gaming AMD X470 Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX Desktop Motherboard R3,481.00
RAM
1 x G.Skill F4-3200C14D-16GTZR TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL14 1.35V Desktop Memory R3,679.00
Graphics Card
1 x Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual NE6208T020LC-150A 11GB GDDR6 352-bit PCI-E 3.0 Desktop Graphics Card R17,899.00
Chassis
1 x Phanteks PH-ES518XTG_DGS01 Enthoo Evolv X Tempered Glass Galaxy Silver E-ATX Windowed Mid Tower Desktop Chassis R2,449.00
Power Supply
1 x Super Flower SF-750F14MP(WH) Leadex 750W 80 Plus Platinum Certified Fully Modular White Desktop Power Supply R1,929.00
Optional : Operating System & Install
1 x Let us Install Windows for You (Valued at - R229) R179.00
1 x Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Operating System - DSP Pack R2,559.00

Corsair CH-9127012 K95 Platinum RGB LED Backlit Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Keyboard
FR_KE-CK95RGBP-BR
1​
Excl. VAT: R2,520.87
Incl. VAT: R2,899.00​


Mecer K3G3R 31.5" QHD (2560x1440) 144Hz 4ms 16:9 VA Freesync Curved Gaming Desktop Monitor
WO_K3G3R
1​
Excl. VAT: R6,086.09
Incl. VAT: R6,999.00​


For storage I have a Samsung Pro 1tb M2 as well as a 4 tb Western Digital HD


Hopefully it will last for a while.....well, after I maybe drop a new Ryzen processor in it.
I hope that graphics card can handle Office 2020
 

Fjorko

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Joh!!!!! - and here i thought I wanted an expensive pc . . . .

BTW that CPU is a lot less including shipping and duties from Newegg :

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Splinter

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Joh!!!!! - and here i thought I wanted an expensive pc . . . .

BTW that CPU is a lot less including shipping and duties from Newegg :

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If you say so. I preferred to buy from the very reputable Wootware who built the entire system. Any issues - I just deal with them.

And by the way - there was an issue with the monitor (cracked screen on delivery). They handled it extremely well. That's why I will always fully support Wootware.
 

Fjorko

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If you say so. I preferred to buy from the very reputable Wootware who built the entire system. Any issues - I just deal with them.

And by the way - there was an issue with the monitor (cracked screen on delivery). They handled it extremely well. That's why I will always fully support Wootware.
Cool - each to their own !
 

BloodrayneZA

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If you say so. I preferred to buy from the very reputable Wootware who built the entire system. Any issues - I just deal with them.

And by the way - there was an issue with the monitor (cracked screen on delivery). They handled it extremely well. That's why I will always fully support Wootware.
Exactly! That's why I prefer to shop locally so that if I have any hardware issues, they are there to sort it out and no expensive shipping costs, which is enormous if you buy from another country.
 

ponder

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Allrighty - full build details as follows:

CPU
1 x AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Octa-Core 3.2GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 Desktop CPU R5,349.00

Motherboard
1 x Asus ROG Strix X470-F Gaming AMD X470 Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX Desktop Motherboard R3,481.00

Graphics Card
1 x Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual NE6208T020LC-150A 11GB GDDR6 352-bit PCI-E 3.0 Desktop Graphics Card R17,899.00
1. R7 2700 can be had for R3999, https://www.wootware.co.za/amd-ryzen-7-2700-octa-core-3-2ghz-4-1ghz-turbo-socket-am4-desktop-cpu.html

2. Asus ROG Strix X470-F seems excessive as you can easily run a 3900X off a B450 MB.

3. Ryzen does not OC that well and you'll be lucky to get a 300MHz overclock irrespective of the cooler, 200MHz seems to be the norm which people do on aircoolers. With the 3000 series R7 chips an OC seems do zilch besides increasing power consumption & heat for no performance benefit.

4. You can get a MSI B450 Tomahawk MB that won't cry at running a 3900X for R2100.

So based on your R5349 for an R7 2700 you could rather get an R7 3700X for R6499 which with the B450 MB saving won't change your budget much. The 3700x will also be a better pairing with your 2080ti.


Just my 2c worth
 

Lupus

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1. R7 2700 can be had for R3999, https://www.wootware.co.za/amd-ryzen-7-2700-octa-core-3-2ghz-4-1ghz-turbo-socket-am4-desktop-cpu.html

2. Asus ROG Strix X470-F seems excessive as you can easily run a 3900X off a B450 MB.

3. Ryzen does not OC that well and you'll be lucky to get a 300MHz overclock irrespective of the cooler, 200MHz seems to be the norm which people do on aircoolers. With the 3000 series R7 chips an OC seems do zilch besides increasing power consumption & heat for no performance benefit.

4. You can get a MSI B450 Tomahawk MB that won't cry at running a 3900X for R2100.

So based on your R5349 for an R7 2700 you could rather get an R7 3700X for R6499 which with the B450 MB saving won't change your budget much. The 3700x will also be a better pairing with your 2080ti.


Just my 2c worth
I think he's already bought that all :(
 

Neoprod

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*High-End X470 Motherboards:*
ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate (cheapest 10GbE LAN for Ryzen | Amazon): https://geni.us/tSvSqHr
MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon (can run 3900X fully overclocked | Amazon): https://geni.us/7JazZE

*Budget-Friendly Motherboards:*
ASUS Prime X470 Pro (cheap option for 6-core or 8-core | Amazon): https://geni.us/BfTa
MSI Gaming B450 Pro Carbon (VRM downgrade, but can handle 3900X with airflow | Amazon): https://geni.us/t69Basg
MSI B450 Tomahawk (cheapest option for 6-core | Amazon): https://geni.us/JoZh
MSI B450I Gaming Plus (ITX motherboard | Amazon): https://geni.us/Vxd0

*X570 Boards Around $700 or so:*
Gigabyte X570 Xtreme (XOC/high-end without chipset fan | Amazon): https://geni.us/z6ByJFK
ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE (lots of PCIe slots / workstation | Amazon): https://geni.us/tVBhxg

*X570 Boards Around $350 or so:*
Gigabyte X570 Master | Amazon: https://geni.us/uIqcIY
ASRock X570 Gaming X | Newegg: https://geni.us/9JiTBtN
ASUS X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (high-end ASUS | Amazon): https://geni.us/QAAoimp

*X570 Boards Around $300ish*
ASRock X570 Taichi | Amazon: https://geni.us/CvHR

*X570 Boards Around $200ish*
ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (with WiFi | Amazon): https://geni.us/zdjTR9
Gigabyte X570 Elite | Amazon: https://geni.us/n6kf
Gigabyte X570 I Pro WiFi (mini-ITX | Amazon): https://geni.us/Aa2d

*X570 Boards Roughly Below $200*
ASUS X570-P | Amazon: https://geni.us/UMF4z
Gigabyte X570 Gaming X | Amazon: https://geni.us/NOJuWT
ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus | Amazon: https://geni.us/o5okA
 

Neoprod

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As usual with buildzoid, his focus is extreme overclocking so bear that in mind with his recommendations.
 

Rouxenator

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Just shot some clips of me upgrading the Triple core to a Hexa-core. Wil post video once edited. Feel so good to run one of the worlds first 6 core rigs.

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Splinter

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1. R7 2700 can be had for R3999, https://www.wootware.co.za/amd-ryzen-7-2700-octa-core-3-2ghz-4-1ghz-turbo-socket-am4-desktop-cpu.html

2. Asus ROG Strix X470-F seems excessive as you can easily run a 3900X off a B450 MB.

3. Ryzen does not OC that well and you'll be lucky to get a 300MHz overclock irrespective of the cooler, 200MHz seems to be the norm which people do on aircoolers. With the 3000 series R7 chips an OC seems do zilch besides increasing power consumption & heat for no performance benefit.

4. You can get a MSI B450 Tomahawk MB that won't cry at running a 3900X for R2100.

So based on your R5349 for an R7 2700 you could rather get an R7 3700X for R6499 which with the B450 MB saving won't change your budget much. The 3700x will also be a better pairing with your 2080ti.


Just my 2c worth
I think he's already bought that all :(
Sigh. Thanks for all the positive feedback folks.

Just so you know - not interested in overclocking. Just wanted a stonking build at price I was willing to pay. And one of the Wootware folks I trust was quite positive about this build.
 
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