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New Gaming PC

Discussion in 'off topic' started by andyoz, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Following on from my Black Friday posts...all the gear for my sons gaming PC has arrived.

    First questions:- I take it we need Windows 10 64 bit. What's the best way to buy that?

    He knows more about this stuff than me but I'm just keeping him on track
  2. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley pfm Member

    Ebay for about £3
  3. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley pfm Member

  4. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Full list of the components:

    Lian-Li Lancool One Digital Midi Tower - Black Window

    ASUS TUF B450-PRO Gaming (Socket AM4) DDR4 ATX Motherboard

    Super Flower Leadex III 550W 80 PLUS Gold Modular Power Supply - Black

    Ryzen 7 2700X 4.35GHz Processor with Wraith Prism RGB LED Cooler


    PowerColor Radeon RX 590 Red Dragon 8192MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

    TeamGroup 480GB L5 Lite SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 3D NAND Solid State Drive

    Team Group Vulcan T-Force 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-24000C16 3000MHz Dual Channel Kit - Grey

    2 x Akasa AK-FN062 Apache Black Super Silent 140mm Fan
  5. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

  6. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    I know it won't have wifi but have the house cabled for LAN so not an issue.

    What actually happens when you connect all this stuff together....hope my son knows!
  7. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

    There will be some drivers for the mobo to install.

    You don't have to buy Windows 10 Pro. It can be downloaded from the MS website https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10ISO

    When installing just select that you don't have a license key and it'll install but give the occasional nag bottom right of screen. You can then at your leisure buy a license as above. You can add WiFi at any time using a small cheap USB dongle.


  8. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley pfm Member

    Yes. That's the person I bought mine off.
    sam_cat likes this.
  9. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    Nice system, I love the Lian Li cases and have one myself. Very nice quality.
  10. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    yes i have one for my desktop at home. Just gave one away as well
  11. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I have one of their small ITX cases sat here empty that I modified a few years ago to fit in a closed loop CPU cooler and a big GPU. Nice little cases, well made.
  12. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

    Funnily enough I had a Lian Li ali case bought from overclockers around 20 years ago. I also bought a thunderbird CPU that could be modded to overclock plus all the rest of the kit from them. A few years ago the power supply went bang so I gave the whole lot away except the disks.

    Had fun over-clocking the CPU and RAM until the thing halted.


  13. garyi

    garyi leave blank

  14. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Getting stumped on what connectors on the ASUS board we need to use for a few things.

    The RGB light from the CPU fan to the motherboard for starters. Naming on board isn't obvious so trying to find a document we can understand from ASUS site.
  15. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I'm not up to date with the current RGB madness, but motherboard headers haven't changed much for decades so I'm fairly sure it will just come off a standard fan header or have it's own separate power cable fed directly from the PSU via a 4 pin Molex etc.
  16. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Andy what mother board did you get?
  17. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    A quick google shows you have a couple of options RE: the Wraith RGB, you can either just use the RBG header off the cooler for basic RGB control, or to utilise the full AMD RGB control madness the extra cable is to go on a USB header from the board, if you want to do this then you must only use that cable and not both it and the RGB header onto the cooler.
  18. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley pfm Member

    Once it's up and running I'd stress test it. I used prime95 and core temp to measure the temperature on my recent pc build.

    IIRC I read somewhere that if it lasts about 1/2 hour without crashing then the large majority of the time it's going to be OK.

    It's also interesting to see how the performance your build compares to others - Here're the results of mine - https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/20469640
  19. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    I think we've found where they go.
  20. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    It's alive anyway...


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