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Need help with budget build for programming and side of gaming, below £500.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am planning on building a pc for my university course, cyber security, because I am in my second year using a laptop. We recently started using virtual machines but my laptop cant handle it. So I'm wanting to build a pc within the £500 budget that can run programming software, virtual machines, networking tasks smoothly. I also want to have a side of gaming and watching youtube/netflix on the side. I am happy to upgrade later down the line like around october/novermber time. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. 

Been saving up for the past 2 years. Also I am from the U.K if that makes a difference to anything.

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£109.19 @ Senetic)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£64.97 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£72.01 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Green 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£58.27 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 580 4 GB Dual Video Card  (£139.99 @ AWD-IT)
Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£27.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£47.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £520.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 15:30 GMT+0000

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£109.19 @ Senetic)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£64.97 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£72.01 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Green 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£58.27 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 580 4 GB Dual Video Card  (£139.99 @ AWD-IT)
Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£27.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£47.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £520.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 15:30 GMT+0000

thank you

 

I didn't know whether to go with the 2600 or 2700 due to the 2700 having more cores.

would it be worth doing that and downgrading the graphics card to a 570 for the short run then purchase a 590 in november and sell the 570?

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Just now, mccluregamer447 said:

thank you

 

I didn't know whether to go with the 2600 or 2700 due to the 2700 having more cores.

would it be worth doing that and downgrading the graphics card to a 570 for the short run then purchase a 590 in november and sell the 570?

No - the 590 is an overclocked 580. And if you want a CPU upgrade, look at the 3600, not the 2700. Zen 2 always over Zen 1 or Zen+

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

see the 4gb gpu whats different from that compared to the 8gb version?

 

thank you

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Just now, mccluregamer447 said:

see the 4gb gpu whats different from that compared to the 8gb version?

 

thank you

Only memory capacity. If you can afford it, get an 8GB model. Else, 4GB is fine for medium-demanding games.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

No - the 590 is an overclocked 580. And if you want a CPU upgrade, look at the 3600, not the 2700. Zen 2 always over Zen 1 or Zen+

ah okay. thank you

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

Only memory capacity. If you can afford it, get an 8GB model. Else, 4GB is fine for medium-demanding games.

fair enough. thank you. ill save these builds. should hopefully be ordering soon

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1 minute ago, mccluregamer447 said:

ah okay. thank you

If you want a faster CPU now, I'd do the following. The 3600X comes with the larger Spire cooler - means it will be cooler and quieter during heavy loads.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£190.81 @ Senetic)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£64.97 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£72.01 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Green 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£58.27 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card  (£119.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£27.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£47.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £582.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 15:41 GMT+0000

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

If you want a faster CPU now, I'd do the following. The 3600X comes with the larger Spire cooler - means it will be cooler and quieter during heavy loads.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£190.81 @ Senetic)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£64.97 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£72.01 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Green 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£58.27 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card  (£119.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£27.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£47.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £582.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 15:41 GMT+0000

okay, ill keep that in mind. I reckon i could get the extra money for one of these builds within the next 2 months. no rush to building it but I'm looking forward to it

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4 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

If you want a faster CPU now, I'd do the following. The 3600X comes with the larger Spire cooler - means it will be cooler and quieter during heavy loads.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£190.81 @ Senetic)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£64.97 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£72.01 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Green 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£58.27 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card  (£119.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£27.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£47.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £582.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 15:41 GMT+0000

I would say it's better to get a 3600 and a cheap aftermarket cooler than a 3600X. The Spire cooler is really not much quieter, especially compared to a Hyper 212 or similar, which is near silent.

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Just now, mccluregamer447 said:

okay, ill keep that in mind. I reckon i could get the extra money for one of these builds within the next 2 months. no rush to building it but I'm looking forward to it

Just make sure to ask the store to update the BIOS on the B450 boards so that you don't have to do it yourself by requesting a BIOS kit from AMD. Saves you trouble.

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Just now, Grabhanem said:

I would say it's better to get a 3600 and a cheap aftermarket cooler than a 3600X. The Spire cooler is really not much quieter, especially compared to a Hyper 212 or similar, which is near silent.

While true, the 3600X does have more headroom for XFR2 and Precision Boost. Though yeah, a 3600 and an Arctic eSports 34 is probably going to be better value

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