Tech PC Talk Cant even play Ultimate epic battle simulator!

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    Yeah, this is all about what the OP called “willy waving” performance. I’d be gob smacked if you could tell the difference between 1866 Mhz and 3200 Mhz when sat in front of the PC 😀 What does seem important is not to mix single rank and dual rank. So looking at the table on the ASR site put your single stick in slot A2, doesn’t matter if its SR or DR it’ll go at full speed. When you get the second stick make sure it’s the same SR or DR and put it in slot B2 and it’ll still go at full speed. So I’d say your plan is just fine. If you wanted more you have to go from 2 to 4 slots (no 3) and if they were DR they’d “only” run at a max of 2133. Just not worth worrying about.

    Cheers dave, I am nearly there.

    Last night I turned my attention to 2 things.

    1) that psu is marked down in some reviews for being loud. Any other suggestions?

    2) I started to review prices for the items and can see amazon is cheaper for some. So after work I will post links if you could check them as some seem to be slightly different and I wouldn’t want to get the wrong items.

    Cheers

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    I have never thought of that PSU as loud, quite the opposite. I used one in a new build last week.

    I haven’t actually come across a loud PSU for years (but I don’t buy the bargain basement stuff).

    The CX Series CX450 450 Watt 80 PLUS is advertised as low noise http://tinyurl.com/y9ot4p7d it’s only a fiver more.

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    I have never thought of that PSU as loud, quite the opposite. I used one in a new build last week. I haven’t actually come across a loud PSU for years (but I don’t buy the bargain basement stuff). The CX Series CX450 450 Watt 80 PLUS is advertised as low noise http://tinyurl.com/y9ot4p7d it’s only a fiver more.

    hi dave.

    so i think i have got the specs all sorted. i’ll list them below (mostly the original ones you suggested) with their cheapest price from ebuyer or amazon (with link if amazon or ebuyer)

    ASRock AMD Ryzen AB350M Pro4 AM4 mATX Motherboard (amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-AB350M-Pro4-Motherboard-AMD-Micro/dp/B06X9LN3QK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506535219&sr=8-1&keywords=ASRock+AMD+Ryzen+AB350M+Pro4 ) £71.24

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6 Core AM4 CPU (amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Ryzen-1600-Desktop-CPU/dp/B06XNRQHG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1506535414&sr=1-1&keywords=AMD+Ryzen+5+1600 ) £182

    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB DDR4 2400MHz Desktop Memory (amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ballistix-Sport-DDR4-PC4-19200-288-Pin/dp/B01DPSQOO4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1506535578&sr=1-1&keywords=Crucial%2BBallistix%2BSport%2BLT&th=1 ) £69.27

    WD Blue 250GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD ( amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-2-5-Inch-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B01LXDQX35/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1506535660&sr=1-1&keywords=WD+Blue+250GB+2.5-inch+Internal+SSD ) £78.02

    Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB (amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Nvidia-1060-GDDR5-PCI/dp/B01KHWOAR4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1506535744&sr=1-1&keywords=Gigabyte+Nvidia+GTX+1060+WindForce+OC+3GB ) £198.95

    Corsair cx450m Power Supply ( amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CP-9020101-UK-CX450M-Bronze-Certified/dp/B01C3FFOHS/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1506535790&sr=1-1&keywords=cx450m&th=1 ) £47.58

    Antec GX-200 USB3 Black Interior Vented Fascia Midi Gaming Case ( ebuyer – http://www.ebuyer.com/706782-antec-gx-200-usb3-black-interior-vented-fascia-midi-gaming-case-no-0-761345-15200-6 ) £34.49

    Total £681.55

    as it is a little cheaper, would it be worth spending a little more, say £20-£30, on any of the other parts to get anything higher spec?

    EDIT…i read that if i upgraded to win 10 from win 7 that i may be able to transfer my licence. isnt this possible?

    cheers, marc

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    I don’t think there’s anything that would be of higher spec for £20 – £30 that would actually make a difference.

    As for licence transfer, your Windows 7 would need to have been a full retail version. Read this on how to do it https://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-windows-10-license-new-pc/

    Personally I would buy a new product key from E-Bay for a couple of quid. I’ve bought loads.

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    I don’t think there’s anything that would be of higher spec for £20 – £30 that would actually make a difference. As for licence transfer, your Windows 7 would need to have been a full retail version. Read this on how to do it https://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-windows-10-license-new-pc/ Personally I would buy a new product key from E-Bay for a couple of quid. I’ve bought loads.

    cheers dave. so i havent installed windows for a couple of years. i presume i buy the key from ebay. some of those listings say they will provide a software link so i download that and burn to dvd as an iso. load into the disk drive after building the pc. follow the on screen prompts. i know this should come back to me as i used to do it quite regularly but i’m a bit unsure.

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    Yep, that’s pretty much it except you’re better off creating a bootable USB stick rather than a DVD.

    You’ll download an app called Media Creation Tool that will do it all for you. Here’s the link https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

    You don’t have to wait for the key to start creating the media.

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    Yep, that’s pretty much it except you’re better off creating a bootable USB stick rather than a DVD. You’ll download an app called Media Creation Tool that will do it all for you. Here’s the link https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 You don’t have to wait for the key to start creating the media.

    i just tried to install the tool. firstly it only asked if i wanted to install windows 10 and didnt mention home or pro so i presume that just depends on the key i use. secondly, it wouldnt let me install as it said i need 8gb space available on C which i dont have.  any thoughts?

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    Run the Windows Disk Clean-up utility, use the option to clean up System files and pretty much delete everything it allows – especially the files used for Windows updates. My guess is that you have 7GB of cruff hiding there!

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    Run the Windows Disk Clean-up utility, use the option to clean up System files and pretty much delete everything it allows – especially the files used for Windows updates. My guess is that you have 7GB of cruff hiding there!

    just tried that, saved less than 200mb unfortuantely. i figured as we would be losing the steam games anyway until i reinstall them on the new pc, i removed left 4 dead 2 and that saved enough.

    so, i am running the utility now. again, just to check, the key i buy would be the thing that determines pro as opposed to home?

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