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First time PC build - £1,000 to £1,250 budget

Hi,

I'm planning on building my first gaming rig in the coming weeks and would really appreciate some advice on which components I should be considering.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: approx. £1,000 including peripherals (OS, mouse & keyboard etc)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web browsing, potentially photo/video editing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: New build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: N/A

Location: UK

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Unsure

Your Monitor Resolution: TBC

Additional Comments: aiming to build something that will last at least a few years and that will be easily upgraded down the line

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: new build PC for gaming as a hobby

Thanks in advance :)
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  1. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/fB3L3F

    Can anyone take a look and comment? Pretty new to this so any advice would be great.

    Thanks
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  2. Allamasnackbar said:
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/fB3L3F

    Can anyone take a look and comment? Pretty new to this so any advice would be great.

    Thanks


    The only thing I would suggest would be for RAM get a 16GB set at least DDR4-3200 and then maybe add an SSD to the mix. But other than that it looks good. I would also suggest not getting a Wifi adapter and using the onboard LAN port on your motherboard - it will be much better and a more reliable connection.
    Reply to g-unit1111
  3. You can get more and abit faster ram in if you keep it at first at a 1tb hdd,

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£181.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£95.62 @ Box Limited)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£119.32 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.95 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£347.99 @ Novatech)
    Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case (£56.66 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£65.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£82.66 @ More Computers)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£23.16 @ Aria PC)
    Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor (£225.00 @ Aria PC)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake - CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Mouse: Logitech - G300S Wired Optical Mouse (£22.39 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £1281.21
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-02 13:42 BST+0100

    I have that mouse around and hope you have very small hands. ;) I'd rather use one of the next,
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/648H99,s2VBD3,PMvZxr,KQ648d/
    i own the G402 as well and it is a very nice mouse,still small in width,but alot better imo.The Rival 300 i have as well and fits my bigger hands better as well although the 100 is linked here (other colors are available within the budget i kept here for a mouse),can't say for sure if the 100 is smaller.

    Other thing,if you have the budget would this be anice addition as well,
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Y3X2FT/evga-supernova-g3-eu-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0550-y3
    imo worth the extra 10 pounds.
    Reply to Vic 40
  4. Vic 40 said:
    You can get more and abit faster ram in if you keep it at first at a 1tb hdd,

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£181.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£95.62 @ Box Limited)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£119.32 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.95 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£347.99 @ Novatech)
    Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case (£56.66 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£65.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£82.66 @ More Computers)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£23.16 @ Aria PC)
    Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor (£225.00 @ Aria PC)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake - CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Mouse: Logitech - G300S Wired Optical Mouse (£22.39 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £1281.21
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-02 13:42 BST+0100


    Wouldn't you want at least DDR4-3200 for Ryzen? I've heard it does better with that speed than others.
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  5. Was trying to stay at budget and higher speeds is already quite some pounds more expensive. Am just in the process of installing my own Ryzen system where my 3200mhz won't run at that,3066 seems the max at the moment with latest bios. That is without overclocking the cpu,but this (above build) i think will run 2933 and with some looser timings maybe even 3200 like the timings used for that speed.

    It's not all glory yet with Ryzen.:)
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  6. Vic 40 said:
    Was trying to stay at budget and higher speeds is already quite some pounds more expensive. Am just in the process of installing my own Ryzen system where my 3200mhz won't run at that,3066 seems the max at the moment with latest bios. That is without overclocking the cpu,but this (above build) i think will run 2933 and with some looser timings maybe even 3200 like the timings used for that speed.

    It's not all glory yet with Ryzen.:)


    Oh yeah I totally get that, I've been experimenting with my own Ryzen system and a couple of different RAM kits to varying degrees of success.
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    I'd drop to the aoc 75hzt screen & get a decent ssd in there personally.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£181.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£93.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£119.32 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£82.26 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.95 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£347.99 @ Novatech)
    Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case (£56.66 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.92)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£82.66 @ More Computers)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£23.16 @ Aria PC)
    Monitor: AOC - G2460VQ6 24.0" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor (£128.80 @ Aria PC)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake - CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Mouse: Logitech - G300S Wired Optical Mouse (£22.39 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £1249.06
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-02 16:58 BST+0100

    That seasonic psu is overpriced mate , the CX is available from scan at that price listed & is as good (if not better)
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  8. madmatt30 said:
    I'd drop to the aoc 75hzt screen & get a decent ssd in there personally.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£181.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£93.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£119.32 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£82.26 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.95 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card (£347.99 @ Novatech)
    Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case (£56.66 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.92)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£82.66 @ More Computers)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£23.16 @ Aria PC)
    Monitor: AOC - G2460VQ6 24.0" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor (£128.80 @ Aria PC)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake - CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Mouse: Logitech - G300S Wired Optical Mouse (£22.39 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £1249.06
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-02 16:58 BST+0100

    That seasonic psu is overpriced mate , the CX is available from scan at that price listed & is as good (if not better)


    Hi guys,

    Thank you all for the constructive replies, really appreciated. I am a complete newbie to PC building but would like to do something about my ignorance :)

    I'm thinking of going ahead with the build that madmatt has suggested (with the lower spec monitor and an alternate mouse). Should I be going with a Ryzen build is it worth waiting a few days for the new intel cpus to launch?

    Thanks again
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  9. Wait a few days if you wish , however with a sub 100htz screen the fact is ryzen is going to perform the same as any Intel chip.

    The lowest clocked 6 core i5 8400 looks like it'll be about the same price , however it has a much lower base clock & even if it does outperform the ryzen in gaming it's not going to be by much.

    & remember the ryzen also has hyper threading aswell.
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  10. The CX psu is no longer available - could you please suggest a good alternative or should I go with the original seasonic?
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