Ncase M1, 3900X, 2070 Super

jimmyxtl

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Building my first SFF PC, although thanks to coronavirus so many components are hard to get in the UK. Thankfully it made me wait, then intel released the new 10th gen CPUs, even though I was planning an AMD build initially. It's going to be a gaming PC mostly, with some very light photo and video editing, which is why I decided on an intel CPU even though AMD is better value for money.
I'm waiting for my Ncase M1 v6.1 (Est shipping 11-15 May), and the i7-10700k to hit the stores, but the z490 motherboards were available for preorder today so I decided to pull the pin on the rest of the components while waiting for my M1 to arrive. I'm also deciding to wait for the next Nvidia 3000 series GPU's to hit the market in Q4 2020, so I bought a 2070 super to tie me over until the 3080 Ti or whatever it gets named is released.

Specs are as below:
CPU: Intel Core i7-10700k AMD Ryzen 3900X
CPU Cooler: NXZT X53 AIO
Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-I GAMING ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact Mini-DTX
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32Gb 3000Mhz CAS 16-20-20-38
GPU: Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super FE
Storage: Gigabyte 1Tb M.2 (2280) NVME
PSU: Corsair SF750 Platinum
Case: Ncase M1 v6.1
Fans: 2x Noctua NF-A12x25

Edit:
Alright, so I got ABSOLUTELY cucked when it came to scan.co.uk, overclockers UK and Sotel.de. I don't know how my luck turned out so bad with electronics parts ordering, my girlfriend ordered a brand new Dell XPS off dell.co.uk and her screen arrived DOA too, so maybe I'm just living in a cursed household.
So now, my parts incoming have been scrapped from intel, as I can get the 3900X for 40 quid more than the i7, so that's now en-route.
 
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mickvwijk

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Nice build, following.

I'm building a similar PC, with a few parts being different. Was on the fence between a 2070 Super and an RX 5700 XT and decided to go with the latter in the Sapphire Nitro + variant since the new Adrenalin drivers make it outperform the RTX 2070 Super in COD MW and Warzone, which is what I mostly play.

Ordered my ASUS RoG Z490-I gaming yesterday from Germany, as pricing for them in the Netherlands is nuts, almost 50 euros more than the Gigabyte AORUS Ultimate ITX.
 

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Ordered my ASUS RoG Z490-I gaming yesterday from Germany, as pricing for them in the Netherlands is nuts, almost 50 euros more than the Gigabyte AORUS Ultimate ITX.
How much did you order for the Asus Z490-I Gaming (including taxes, shipping...etc)?

A local shop here lists it at 315 euros equivalent. As usual, prices are jacked up higher by these greedy shops, especially in the opening couple months of these new products.
 

mickvwijk

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In the Netherlands the Z490-I goes for 345 euros while in Germany it's 316,23 with taxes, and shipping was 17,27 split across multiple components.

I think SCAN Computers is selling it for 290 GBP over in the UK.
 

jimmyxtl

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How much did you order for the Asus Z490-I Gaming (including taxes, shipping...etc)?

A local shop here lists it at 315 euros equivalent. As usual, prices are jacked up higher by these greedy shops, especially in the opening couple months of these new products.

Pricing is extortionate, I paid 301GBP including shipping from Scan.co.uk for just the ASUS ROG Z490-I. I haven't even been able to preorder the i7, although I imagine it will cost around the same price.
 

mickvwijk

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Yes definitely crazy, pricing is about the same as the x570 boards. Although for the price you do get an 8 layer PCB and plenty of power capacity.

I'm kinda anxious about the 10700K being ridiculously prised as well, might go for like 400 euro's or more.
 

liyi0522

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I pre ordered ASRock Z490M-itx/ac for $159. Asus ROG Z490-I costs $299. I don’t know why it cost almost twice as much. Worthy?
 

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I pre ordered ASRock Z490M-itx/ac for $159. Asus ROG Z490-I costs $299. I don’t know why it cost almost twice as much. Worthy?
For your case, I think it is not the Asus Z490-I being expensive but the ASRock being cheap at $159. I checked prices at a few countries (UK, Thailand etc) and it seems the ASRock sells at from 180-220 USD. So, $159 is definitely cheap.
 
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jimmyxtl

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I pre ordered ASRock Z490M-itx/ac for $159. Asus ROG Z490-I costs $299. I don’t know why it cost almost twice as much. Worthy?

Wow I'm actually pretty mad, it wasn't on the website when I ordered and now it's half the price of the ASUS...Pretty tempted to see if I can get a refund on the ASUS and get the ASRock Phantom instead...It even has TB3 which the ASUS doesn't.
 

jimmyxtl

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Actually, I just noticed it was from a different retailer, overclockers UK vs Scan.co.uk. Scan has the ASRock Phantom Gaming Z490 ITX listed at 305.99GBP and OverclockersUK has it for 157.99GBP which is a massive discrepancy.
 

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Actually, I just noticed it was from a different retailer, overclockers UK vs Scan.co.uk. Scan has the ASRock Phantom Gaming Z490 ITX listed at 305.99GBP and OverclockersUK has it for 157.99GBP which is a massive discrepancy.
Overclockers UK has their prices reversed, they have the z490 Phantom Gaming for 157.99GBP and the z490 ITX/AC for 279.95GBP when the Phantom Gaming is the high end board.
 

lchqfnu

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Comparing to Asus Strix Z490-I, how about MSI Z490-i unify itx motherboard?
list of z490-i:
ROG STRIX Z490-I GAMING ,
MEG Z490I UNIFY ,
Creator Z490I ,
Z490I Aorus Ultra ,
Z490 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3
 

tinyitx

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In my neck of the woods, MSI Z490I Unify is listed at ~USD 295 (vs ~USD 345 for Asus').
They are on pre-order now and will be actually available in retail stores on 21st May locally.
From a preview, it seems the MSI Z490I Unify abandons the RGB but chooses a 'dark/black' thematic approach.

BTW, MSI 490I Unify's pdf manual can be downloaded already.
 
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jimmyxtl

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i7-10700KF preordered from Scan.co.uk today, for the ridiculous price of GBP401.48 including shipping. That's $483USD which is considerably more than the RRP of $349USD. The price of being impatient I guess. Estimated DOA is May 20, so hopefully I'll be posting my full build on the 22nd!
 

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i7-10700KF preordered from Scan.co.uk today, for the ridiculous price of GBP401.48 including shipping. That's $483USD which is considerably more than the RRP of $349USD. The price of being impatient I guess. Estimated DOA is May 20, so hopefully I'll be posting my full build on the 22nd!

Nice.

Pricing is definitely ridiculous and variable as well, I saw the i7 10700K anywhere from 570 euro at amazon to 470 ish at Caseking in Germany, but luckily I was able to get it at 429 locally so probably a better deal than the Strix z490-I gaming.

The local vendor told me they are allowed to start shipping them at 3pm Amsterdam time on the 20th, 2pm in the UK.

Did you get a deliver estimate on your mono order as wel?
 

jimmyxtl

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Nice.

Pricing is definitely ridiculous and variable as well, I saw the i7 10700K anywhere from 570 euro at amazon to 470 ish at Caseking in Germany, but luckily I was able to get it at 429 locally so probably a better deal than the Strix z490-I gaming.

The local vendor told me they are allowed to start shipping them at 3pm Amsterdam time on the 20th, 2pm in the UK.

Did you get a deliver estimate on your mono order as wel?

I managed to cancel my ASUS motherboard order and got the Asrock for £167.89 shipped from OverlockersUK, which must have been a pricing mistake because it's now listed for £279.95 before shipping! Very happy with that saving, not sure on an ETA though. Hopefully the 21st as well, I would like to get this built!
 
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jimmyxtl

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Is the $529 including tax? If so, at least the pricing is relatively consistent throughout the world and it's not just the UK vendors. It's £529 for the i9-10900k here, shipping on the 20th as well.
 

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I managed to cancel my ASUS motherboard order and got the Asrock for £167.89 shipped from OverlockersUK, which must have been a pricing mistake because it's now listed for £279.95 before shipping! Very happy with that saving, not sure on an ETA though. Hopefully the 21st as well, I would like to get this built!
Did you get the Phantom Gaming? I was checking prices at Overclockers UK last week and they had the prices switched on the Phantom Gaming and the z490 M-ITX/AC, if you got the Phantom Gaming for 167.89 that is a hell of a price.
 

jimmyxtl

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Did you get the Phantom Gaming? I was checking prices at Overclockers UK last week and they had the prices switched on the Phantom Gaming and the z490 M-ITX/AC, if you got the Phantom Gaming for 167.89 that is a hell of a price.

Whelp they just cancelled my order so I guess they weren't happy with that screw-up.