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£1000 (around $1300) PC Gaming build

JimmyHughess
  • 36 months ago

Recently decided to build my own Gaming PC but need a hand in picking a parts list, I've had a go myself but would rather have advice or ideas from others so I can make my mind up. - Budget: Around £1000 ($1300) - Use (gaming, rendering, etc): Gaming - future proof, 3 monitors, maybe 4k if possible. - Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Non needed. - Operating System required: Windows 10.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

You're not going to get into 4K at that price range, unfortunately.

You can get up into 1440p gaming with no problem: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor £190.83 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B350M-A Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £71.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory *ADATA - XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory £50.63 @ Amazon UK
Storage *Plextor - M7V 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £63.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage *Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £54.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Palit - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Video Card £363.88 @ Ebuyer
Case Corsair - Carbide SPEC-M2 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £53.76 @ Kustom PCs
Power Supply *SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £86.83 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full - USB 32/64-bit £39.00 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £975.89
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-14 15:57 BST+0100
  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I've never really dealt with or used AMD CPU's how do they compare with say a intel i5? Also would you say 8GB Ram is good enough, especially for upcoming releases. Appreciate the help!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

In single core performance, your looking at a slightly slower clock rate in the same cost bracket, which doesn't really equate to much. Multi-threaded applications are MUCH faster on the Ryzen than the i5. i5 can generally handle 4 threads, where the 1600 can handle 12.

8 GB of ram should be okay for most things, but you can always add more ram at any time (there are 4 slots on the motherboard I picked).

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll probably start with the 8GB RAM then and add more in the future like you said, thanks again for the help.

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