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IronCanuck

First build - UK - £1500 budget

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, new to the forums and PCs all together. Haven't had a computer in roughly 10 years. I'd like to build a gaming PC to play games like destiny 2, the division 2, battle royals in general. I'd like to be able to play any game really. 

As the title says, I've got a budget of £1500 but that must include mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor and windows. I think I'd like a Ryzen build, maybe a 2600x but I'm not 100%. I'd like to go mid tower and not full. Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

EDIT: https://www.scan.co.uk/wishlists/efb8f5c8-368f-4829-aaaa-d06305408111

 

EDIT 2: https://www.scan.co.uk/wishlists/203a7387-53d6-4fcc-bb69-34f08d549dad

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1 minute ago, SupaKomputa said:

Ryzen 2600x (the non x should also be ok)

Gtx 1070

1x 500gb m.2 SSD

1x 3tb hdd

16gb ddr4

Take a look at pcpartpicker play around with it.

2600*

1070 ti/2070*

500 gb+ m.2 OR 2,5 inch*

1x 2 or 3tb hdd*

16 gigabytes 3000+ mhz*

a nice case with much airflow, the mb511 rgb, meshify and focus g are good examples*

a b450/x470 motherboard*

 

but playing around a bit is a good idea

 

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Primary PC: Random stuff inside a case

CPU: I5-8600k  @4.5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3360 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung ECOGREEN   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB   Screen: Salora 40LED1500

 

Second PC: Cedar mill v2

CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM, 4x 1tb 5400 RPM Samsung Ecogreen   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Some premium 2003 case   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

Laptop : Acer TravelMate 8573t

CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: alluminium/metal   Screen: TN 768p

 

Game consoles:

PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

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54 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

2600*

1070 ti/2070*

500 gb+ m.2 OR 2,5 inch*

1x 2 or 3tb hdd*

16 gigabytes 3000+ mhz*

a nice case with much airflow, the mb511 rgb, meshify and focus g are good examples*

a b450/x470 motherboard*

 

but playing around a bit is a good idea

 

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Ok thanks I'll see what I can put together!

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2 hours ago, LukeSavenije said:

2600*

1070 ti/2070*

500 gb+ m.2 OR 2,5 inch*

1x 2 or 3tb hdd*

16 gigabytes 3000+ mhz*

a nice case with much airflow, the mb511 rgb, meshify and focus g are good examples*

a b450/x470 motherboard*

 

but playing around a bit is a good idea

 

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I've posted a link in op with what I've come up with. Any opinions?

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4 minutes ago, IronCanuck said:

I've posted a link in op with what I've come up with. Any opinions?

yeah, change out that psu as it is horrible for the price

i would pay less for a tomahawk, pro carbon, pro4, or fatal1ty (all b450)

or spend a bit more and get a fatal1ty (x470)

never seen that case before, so ill leave that one to @TVwazhere

the evga black is pretty good already and a bit cheaper

you could invest in 1440p, as a 2070 for 1080p is a bit overkill


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Primary PC: Random stuff inside a case

CPU: I5-8600k  @4.5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3360 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung ECOGREEN   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB   Screen: Salora 40LED1500

 

Second PC: Cedar mill v2

CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM, 4x 1tb 5400 RPM Samsung Ecogreen   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Some premium 2003 case   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

Laptop : Acer TravelMate 8573t

CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: alluminium/metal   Screen: TN 768p

 

Game consoles:

PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

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3 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

never seen that case before, so ill leave that one to @TVwazhere

It's a knockoff of the Corsair 460x, which IMO is a good case. But this one is significantly cheapened, I dont know if the side vents which were decent on the 460x are actually ventilated or if they're completely covered. Assuming they have vent slots in them for airflow, this case is fine. 


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18 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

yeah, change out that psu as it is horrible for the price

i would pay less for a tomahawk, pro carbon, pro4, or fatal1ty (all b450)

or spend a bit more and get a fatal1ty (x470)

never seen that case before, so ill leave that one to @TVwazhere

the evga black is pretty good already and a bit cheaper

you could invest in 1440p, as a 2070 for 1080p is a bit overkill

What wattage power supply would you recommend? Also what did you mean by evga black?

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11 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

It's a knockoff of the Corsair 460x, which IMO is a good case. But this one is significantly cheapened, I dont know if the side vents which were decent on the 460x are actually ventilated or if they're completely covered. Assuming they have vent slots in them for airflow, this case is fine. 

Thank you very much for your input! I believe CiT are the same company that do the DIY cases in the states.

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Just now, IronCanuck said:

What wattage power supply would you recommend? Also what did you mean by evga black?

450+ watts minimum, 550 would be recommended. there's actually a great list down my signature. select at least a tier c from it, and you'll probebly be fine. 

 

you've selected the evga xc right now, you chould change that to the evga black


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Don't forget to quote or mention me

 

Primary PC: Random stuff inside a case

CPU: I5-8600k  @4.5 ghz  GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming   RAM: 8+8 3360 mhz DDR4 Trident Z   MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC   HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung ECOGREEN   SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB   Soundcard: built in   Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB   Screen: Salora 40LED1500

 

Second PC: Cedar mill v2

CPU: i3-2130   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3    MOBO: HP H series   HDD: 320 GB WD Black 7200 RPM, 4x 1tb 5400 RPM Samsung Ecogreen   PSU: HP 250 watt   Soundcard: built in   Case: Some premium 2003 case   Screen: IIyama Prolite T2240MTS, Samsung SyncMaster710N

 

Laptop : Acer TravelMate 8573t

CPU: I3-2330M   GPU: Intel HD graphics   RAM: 4+2 GB 1333 mhz DDR3   MOBO: Acer   SSD: 250 gb mx500 sata   Soundcard: built in   Case: alluminium/metal   Screen: TN 768p

 

Game consoles:

PS4 slim glacier white 500 gb, PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 gb, Xbox, 3 DS lites, DSI XL, Gameboy Advanced Color, PS Vita v2, Wii, PS3 500 gb

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Go for the best PSU you can afford, if you want to upgrade the graphics later, or perhaps go SLI/Xfire... you don't want to be stuck with a PSU that can't handle it. I picked up the EVGA G2 Gold 650W... more than enough for my system and room for a more powerful video card later... or two of my current ones. (£80)

 

I know some will say it's overkill... but future proofing is wise

 

Motherboard wise, the Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro is rated highly, as is the Asrock Pro4 according to some... I've actually just bought the gigabyte one myself. (£109)

 

Ryzen 5 2600x is a solid choice, but the 2600 is also good and offers a little better value for money... it's about £30-40 cheaper. (£150)

 

Corsair vengeance 3200mhz DDR4 is always a good choice... make sure to get twin kits (2x8 or 2x16, or 4x4, 4x8) as the ryzens do love some of the dual channel stuff, and 3200 is the sweet spot. (£123 16gb, £229 32GB)

 

Case... a very subjective thing... find what looks good to you and will meet your needs... you can get reasonable ones from £60-100

 

Cooler... air or water... Noctua, Bequiet are some of the best ones around... £40-60, if you want an all in one water cooled (AIO) a 240-280mm one will be anywhere between £80-120.

 

Video card... again subjective... if you can wait for the RTX 2060 at around £380 it's as good as the 1070... better according to nVidia.

 

Storage... get the best you can afford... I say this a lot... if you can afford an M.2 drive. the sweet spot is the WD black NVME 250GB, it's only £13 more than the Sata version M.2 but is 3 times faster... Again, some think it's overkill.. but at that size/price. It's daft not too. (£63)

 

Gaming... got enough left over for a decent sized SSD... try the Crucial MX500 1TB currently down to £125 (I picked up 2 for £210 when they were around £150 each)

 

Keyboard... go with what you want, if you like a mechanical feel spend the extra... if you're not that bothered a decent gaming one can still be found for £40-50, same with a mouse. I've got the corsair Glaive which I got on sale for about £40

 

Monitor, the Acer 27" GF276 is a reasonable 75hz 1080p monitor and can be picked up quite cheaply now, it's also freesync. New they can be found for around £180... but keep an eye on places like Amazon warehouse deals. I got one for a friend for £130 a little while ago.

 

That lot comes to around £1400 and is a decent setup... and a good base to upgrade from a few years down the line.

 

Don't forget you may need a windows license too.

 

Don't be afraid to buy used either, you can stretch the budget out.

 

But never forget that all opinions on parts are subjective and personal opinions and bias can and will cloud what people recommend...I wouldn't tell you what to choose... But if you check out the build logs section, I've just started one of my new setup.. which sounds like it will be very similar to what you want to get. But I am able to salvage a BDrom, USB3 card reader, graphics card, monitors, mouse, keyboard and a couple of 3TB drives. I picked up a load of stuff in sales, quite a few bits from Amazons warehouse deals... gotta love that prime free shipping too. So far I've spent around £960, but brand new everything I've bought so far should have cost just over £1200

 

Good luck.

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