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# 260093 10-Nov-2019 13:19
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So its Sunday afternoon and am happily sitting here speculating on a PC build I'm unlikely to ever have the money for (unless I accidentally drop the existing PC out the window anyway).


So any thoughts anyone...


Mostly its for ripping / handbraking media and sending it round the house, so some reasonable performance and lots of storage. General home/browsing/light (MS) office use. Not interested in gaming.


Thinking of -


Fractal Design R5 cos its nice and has 2 5.25 bays for BR drives, 8 3.5 drives (have 7 drives at the moment) and 2 ssd spaces -


Asrock x570 Steel Legend cos its got 8 SATAs and apparenently 10 USBs of various descriptions (have got lots of external HDDs as well -


Ryzen 3700X for the above board.


Some kind of PCI4 m.2 storage thingy -


32GB memory -


Graphics card - no idea, not that important to me, something from here -


PSU - no idea 750W plus ? -


Have lots of HDDs, a Samsumg SSD, Monitor, keyboard.


Adds up to maybe $1800 if I haven't forgotten anything. Maybe $2000 including Windows


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2351134 10-Nov-2019 13:43
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Could save a few penny’s with a B450 motherboard and a PCIe 3.0 SSD. The PCIe 4.0 SSD’s don’t really seem to offer much of an advantage for the premier they demand.

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Uber Geek


  # 2351137 10-Nov-2019 13:53
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True, 3.0 SSD's are pretty much half the price for the same size.


Motherboard, possibly, though I'm convincing myself x570s are more future proofed.


Any weird incompatibilities anywhere maybe ?



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Ultimate Geek

  # 2351184 10-Nov-2019 15:02
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B450 boards seem to a take an extra month or so to get that latest BIOS releases but otherwise they're fine for Zen2. Only benefit the x570 brings is PCIe 4.0, but you pay quite a premium for it.


May struggle to find a B450 or X470 board with 8 SATA ports though.

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