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PC Gaming Build: Any good reccomendations?

Hi there! sorry if this kind of question is annoying for many to see but I'm in the process of finding parts for my pc and have set myself a budget of £600/£700 and have created this build " https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DBqX6X ".

Please, can you let me know if this would do well in both gaming and general use and any simple upgrades! Thanks!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/g38s2R
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/g38s2R/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.14 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£96.46 @ Box Limited)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£72.96 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£79.68 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card (£267.43 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Thermaltake - Versa H24 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £0.00)
    Power Supply: XFX - XT 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £0.00)
    Total: £703.67

    It will do well in gaming giving you well over 60fps @1080p. I couldn't tell for sure if you have the G4560 or are thinking of getting it and then upgrading to i5 7400 in the future. Please do clarify that. With the above mentioned build, you get twice the cores than the i5 7400 and those come in handy when editing videos and playing games that support multi-cores; while still getting great performance in single threaded usage.
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  2. Actually, AMD Ryzen has pretty much caught up to Intel in single core performance. I recommend Ryzen for budget gaming builds. https://www.tomsguide.com/us/amd-ryzen-benchmarks,review-4232.html

    I no longer recommend Intel CPUs for budget builds.

    Also, I removed this parts list bc I have an updated one below.
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    mbilal2 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/g38s2R
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/g38s2R/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£187.14 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£96.46 @ Box Limited)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£72.96 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£79.68 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card (£267.43 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Thermaltake - Versa H24 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £0.00)
    Power Supply: XFX - XT 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £0.00)
    Total: £703.67

    It will do well in gaming giving you well over 60fps @1080p. I couldn't tell for sure if you have the G4560 or are thinking of getting it and then upgrading to i5 7400 in the future. Please do clarify that. With the above mentioned build, you get twice the cores than the i5 7400 and those come in handy when editing videos and playing games that support multi-cores; while still getting great performance in single threaded usage.


    Hi, great build! Unfortunately, AMD Ryzen CPUs have Infinity Fabric as their cache. They suffer when using low bandwidth RAM. Please use a dual channel kit (two sticks in a kit).

    Yes, those extra cores come in handy, but you've chosen a CPU that runs each core slower than Ryzen 3 1300X which is what I recommend for budget builds.

    Also, how do you know that OP already has an HDD?

    My revised build to include price of dual channel RAM and a power supply. Couldn't tell if OP had picked a power supply without a price or if he already has a power supply.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£117.50 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Memory: Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£129.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£84.44 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card (£239.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design - Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£29.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£49.26 @ Box Limited)
    Total: £701.13
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-30 20:32 BST+0100
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  4. He had it in his thread. Deleted it for some reason. And thnx for the info! I learn something new everyday :)
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  5. That XT power supply is garbage.
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  6. Zerk2012 said:
    That XT power supply is garbage.


    At the time of my first post, OP mentioned in the thread he already had that PSU along with a few other parts and wanted to use it. This info was edited and deleted for some reason. Agreed it's trash.
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  7. @jmann12360, we're all really confuzzled right now...

    Are you going to be reusing any parts? If so, which ones?
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  8. Sorry, I don't have any parts spare anymore instead im trying to get money from the parts, and I'll admit they were pretty bad. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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  9. Glad to help!

    If you have more questions, go ahead and ask, I don't bite (hard).
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  10. weberdarren97 said:
    Glad to help!

    If you have more questions, go ahead and ask, I don't bite (hard).

    Only 1 question. Will this be a good pc to upgrade? As I'm planning on keeping this for 5 years+
    and probably will try to keep it up to date
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  11. jmann12360 said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    Glad to help!

    If you have more questions, go ahead and ask, I don't bite (hard).

    Only 1 question. Will this be a good pc to upgrade? As I'm planning on keeping this for 5 years+
    and probably will try to keep it up to date



    I don't know about 5 years but AMD claims it will keep using the AM4 socket until 2020. So all processors that are released until 2020 will be able to fit in the same socket and will work on the motherboard (provided they don't change the chipset). DDR4 ram is the latest one and it will last you a good while even after DDR5 is released (intel has already tested it). GPUs are pretty much compatible on all platforms so you're good to go there as well.

    You might have to upgrade the CPU to something like a R5 1600 or more in about 2ish years depending on the spec requirement of games in the future. Just an estimate.
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  12. Very good information, @mbilal2.

    @jmann12360, I'd have to mostly agree with mbilal2. The one thing that wasn't stated was that Ryzen depends on memory bandwidth. Getting a faster kit of memory will help your new CPU run more efficiently, meaning more performance without needing to overclock.

    Because Windows collects junk from drivers and other software that is installed when you add or remove hardware, I'd recommend a fresh install of Windows if you get weird crashes or low performance after putting in the new hardware in 2020 or whenever you get around to doing it.
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