Further buying information
We no longer sell monitors with our PC’s, it is not cost effective for us to do this when we can simply recommend you to go and buy a monitor from a major online retailer such as Amazon. Give us a call or send an email to ask for our advice on monitors suitable for your new PC. Generally we recommend at least 23″ – 34″ ultra-wide, 1ms response time, 1440p or 1080p, 120hz and DP (Display Port) connectivity. Check out the highly reviewed ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ
Keyboards & Mice
As with monitors, it doesn’t make sense for us to sell these parts at an inflated price when our customers can go and buy them elsewhere and have them delivered in advance of their PC delivery. If you want a basic keyboard and mouse thrown in at no cost then just tell us in the additional notes (thats your gift for reading this far down!), we of course want you to be able to fire up your PC on the day of delivery. Check out the ASUS TUF Gaming K1 RGB keyboard & mouse bundle
As with other peripherals, we recommend you purchase these to arrive in advance of your PC delivery from another major retailer such as Amazon. Check out the Trust Gaming GTX 629 Tytan 2.1 speaker system
For most streaming requirements, a streaming expansion card is not required, you can simply stream/record your screen using OBS Studio software, however for more serious streamers you might want to consider the Elgato Stream Deck MK.2
In this AMD PC configurator there is a selection of the latest AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU’s, from the 6-core 7600X to the 16-core 7950X we have you covered. For gaming we recommend the minimum AMD Ryzen CPU you choose is the Ryzen 5 7600X, the most popular choice is the 7800X and the choice for those with a larger budget seeking the best performance is the 7900X. We recommend the 7950X for those people who need a CPU for video editing and other similar workstation tasks, that also will use the PC for gaming.
This is a complex subject and one we will cover in our blog in more detail, however, every CPU choice in our configurator will function with any of the CPU Coolers in our configurator. The reason you would select the entry-level Hyper 212 tower cooler over the top of the range 360mm AiO liquid cooler, will be down to budget constraints or the lack of understanding of how CPUs function. A CPU generates a lot of heat when in use, if we take the 7900X for example, this will draw around 200Watts of power when at around 100% duty, if you weren’t to have a cooler attached at all, then the CPU would reach a pre-determined maximum temperature and it would begin to thermal-throttle, this means it will reduce the performance and core speed as low as it can to keep the temperature below the maximum permitted, this is normally around 99degrees celcius. If you fit the Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler to the same 7950X, you will find that it will throttle performance, whereas with the top-of-the-range 360mm AiO (yes 420mm are available but not enough of a gain to sacrifice case choice) the CPU will be able to easily perform to its maximum performance well below the maximum permitted temperature. Keep in mind that a CPU running at 90-95 degrees celcius is not a bad thing, it is a target essentially as the CPU will always aim to deliver the best performance, first, and at the lowest temperature, second. The latest 7000-series Ryzen processors have been confirmed by AMD to run happily at 95degrees celcius which is a surprise to many people, but it has been manufactured that way.
In this AMD PC configurator we give you a choice of top motherboard manufacturers: ASrock, ASUS, Gigabyte/AORUS and MSI. We also give you a choice of compatible chipsets, these are the B650 and X670 complete with the AM5 socket to support the current generation of AMD Ryzen 7000-series CPUs. The B650 chipset is suitable for a wide range of applications from a basic home office PC up to a fully-fledged gaming rig, it supports the latest PCIe Gen 5.0 graphics cards and M.2 NVMe SSD storage drives. The X670 chipset will suit all applications and offer higher performance and features for serious gamers who demand the best and want more tuning/overclocking capability, the X670 also supports multiple graphics cards and multiple M.2 NVMe SSD’s at full speed, which is better for workstation users.
We cautiously handpick RAM modules that we know to be reliable and stable with the AMD platform. Corsair Vengeance/Dominator modules are no exception, they are the best in our opinion. For the AMD Ryzen platform it is recommended that you opt for 5200MHz as a minimum, as this fits the design of the CPU (infinity fabric) perfectly. The minimum capacity we offer is 32GB across two modules (please do not consider a single module, this is not how the CPU is designed, it is dual-channel), 64gb is also available in our configurator and you can easily upgrade to 128gb in the future (or by contacting us first). 32GB is plenty enough for all games currently available to PC, 64GB allows you to run other applications in the background and better support multiple displays, 32GB and 64GB are suitable for Microsoft Flight Simulator, while 64GB is geared up more for video editing and professional workstation use, but can also be used for gaming.
Graphics Card (GPU)
If you are looking for the best graphics card for gaming currently on the market, then look no further than the RTX 4090 – released on 12th of October 2022. The RTX 4090 is around 55% more powerful than the RTX 3090. Please bare in mind that the RTX 4090 graphics cards are very large, as they are designed for 450W to 600W, you will need to carefully choose the case to ensure it will fit. You can contact us for advice on the case/GPU compatibility while we build this functionality into our configurator.
Power supply choice for the GPU is critical, for a RTX 4090 you will need at least a 1000W power supply, for a RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 Ti we recommend at least 850W, for a RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070 and RTX 3070 Ti we recommend at least 650W. For all other GPU’s below this then we would recommend 550W to 650W.