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My budget 1080p Gaming PC

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Details

Date Published

Dec. 3, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 6, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

30.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.25 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

I got into PC gaming a few years ago when my mate got me into TF2. I only had a HP laptop with a 3rd gen mobile core i5, Intel HD and 6Gb of RAM. I decided that I needed an upgrade soon and decide to get a job to pay for it. It took a while to get a job and I managed to get everything but the graphics card in October. I thought that it would be better to get them then then use the integrated graphics until I decided on a graphics card. I bought the graphics card on black Friday because it was on sale.(Before anyone says anything I know I have the nitro not the nitro+ but it wasn't on the site.)

I am hoping to upgrade to either 8 or 12GB of RAM soon because most modern titles need more than 4GB as well as an ssd and hopefully a nice looking CPU cooler. I am also going to try and get and led fan and a rgb led strip.

Choices:

Processor - I went with the Pentium G4400. No hyper-threading but no bottle-necking in games (although I don't play any particularly demanding games). Would not recommend for multitasking at all but seems to handle gaming fine.

Motherboard - I went with this motherboard simply because there was a refurbished one on eBay for £40 plus a few quid postage and packaging and I wanted to try and save as much money as possible.

RAM - I went for this because when I first set out to build this PC I thought I would only be playing Skyrim, TF2 and portal which are fine with 4GB. I should've bought 8GB of RAM instead because I got Skyrim remastered and being 64 bit it can use more than 4GB of RAM.

Storage - I got a cheap 500GB hard drive from CEX (used parts place) for £12 and it does fine. Will probably want to get an SSD soon though because even though game wait times are not terrible, I would really like them to be faster.

Video card - I got this on black Friday and for an RX470, £150 seemed like a great deal. It deals with any game I can throw at it easily and when I first started up portal after playing it at 60fps on Intel HD I laughed at the 284fps I was getting. I've been seeing it go no higher than 55° C whilst playing Skyrim so the cooler seems to be doing a good job.

Case - probably not the best choice for this budget but great case with a lot of nice feature at this price point.

Power supply - got it off amazon for £30 and it works fine. Will probably want to get some sleeved extensions it though.

Monitor - Got a 1080p monitor for £70 off eBuyer and it works fine. Only complaint is the shortage of display options for it; it only has one VGA port. Can't complain at this price though.

Overall a pretty decent 1080p PC for under £400 if you don't include the monitor.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for budget gaming

Motherboard

It does what its meant to do. no problems but no extra features

Memory

Decent RAM. Don't buy 4gb for gaming!!

Video Card

Awesome video card for 1080p gaming

Case

Nice looking case with lots of features at a price that my wallet can deal with

Other

Works fine. Isn't loud and has no coil whine

Other

Good monitor. Would've been 5 stars but only one input

Comments Sorted by:

HeyloMang 4 points 27 months ago

420 lit +1

Exantic 2 points 27 months ago

nice mouse pad,looks nice,works nice,great overall setup

aprofile submitter 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Thanks. Hoping to get a mouse pad off amazon soon. Magazine works fine for now though

Exantic 1 point 27 months ago

true,you can even read while using it

aprofile submitter 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Just got an actual mouse pad and added a picture

Blackops010 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

+1 love it, man nice desc to

aprofile submitter 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Thanks

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Nice budget build

Thumbs up.

aprofile submitter 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I definitely love your mousepad.

Aiden_rabe 1 point 27 months ago

How many fans come pre installed with the case

aprofile submitter 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

two 120mm but they are only 3 pin

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aprofile submitter 3 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

Thanks. Just tested it with furmark and added a GPU load temp btw

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aprofile submitter 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Cheers mate

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AnyOtherWay 2 points 27 months ago

Here's the thing - He can get more ram later easier then upgrading to a better case. Better to get a case you like to look at and that's good then get one that doesn't satisfy in look at and stuff.

aprofile submitter 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Getting another stick of ram soon to take the total to 12gb. I only got 4gb because I bought it just after ram prices rose so I thought I could get another 8gb stick when they returned to previous prices but apparantly that isn't gonna happen anytime soon.

aprofile submitter 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Just added it to build

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