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    Got my old PC from here and been very happy with it, so figured where better to get a new one Looking for some advice to make sure I'm making the correct choices regarding components.

    Here's my wishlist - https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/TNEKmPwo3OIU_tQUBIGzSw,,

    Any thing you guys would recommend I change?

    Also, not regarding the build itself I've got 2 separate questions;
    1. If I was to use the BNPL financing option would I be able to call up customer support with my order no and request my system be built as well?
    2. I previously bought Win7 from here, took the free upgrade they did to Win10 a couple of years ago, would I be able to call up MS and get them to unlock my key to reuse; if so can Aria pre load windows for me with the build and when I receive I can just put in Auth code?

    Thanks for reading and hope you guys can help me out!

  • #2
    All looks ok.

    Personal choice here. I don't think i would bother with the Black edition HDD. All the things that need performance will be on your SSD. Sure, 500gb will fill quickly but when you are using your hard drive to store videos, photos, documents and music, these don't require a performance geared hard drive.
    I would be saving myself 60 and getting​ the blue version.
    If use that to get an all in one water cooling rather than your air-cooler.
    The graphics card looked eye wateringly expensive, but with the 30 cash back i guess it makes sense.

    I can't help you with the other two questions, sorry.
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    • #3
      Change the psu to the G2. A 550W is enough though for a single GTX 1070.

      https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=64027

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      • #4
        Save yourself 60 on the hard drive and get a blue drive or similar. The performance difference will be miniscule and the cash would be best put towards an M.2 NVMe drive instead of the current 500GB EVO that you chose.
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        • #5
          For someone who mostly games is the change in the SSD to M.2 NVMe going to be that big?

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          • #6
            Far quicker loading times.
            The move from hard drives to SSDs meant incredible differences. Moving from sata SSDs to m2 is less impressive but still makes a big difference.
            Originally posted by coiler
            the trails is where life flows best
            Originally posted by coiler
            Cruciate, when you need answers, proper answers, head for the tower on the hill, top O' the trail, clarity will be delivered.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brael89 View Post
              For someone who mostly games is the change in the SSD to M.2 NVMe going to be that big?
              In a nutshell, no. You'll have ever so slightly reduced loading times on a handful of games; however, no difference in frame rate (obviously). You can pick up a 256GB NMVe and a 500GB SSD for ~130 each. That'd be my recommendation. OS on the NVMe and install games/Steam library etc to the SSD. Best of both worlds.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cruciate View Post
                Moving from sata SSDs to m2 is less impressive but still makes a big difference.
                Sure does.

                Not just boot, but also if you have any disk intensive stuff like "index and search" software.

                Gains for games may be less impressive.
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                • #9
                  Only skim read so apologies if someone has already said this but looks like you have 2x 7600Ks currently in your wishlist, make sure you remove one.
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                  • #10
                    Here's that video showing game load time differences (or not) between NVMe and SSDs - and before anyone asks, yes - he has the drivers installed and is getting over 3GB/s transfer speeds in windows:

                    Comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecCA0gx_eZk

                    Proof of correct setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Y6VdXO5es&t=9s

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