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£500 Build - Need Recommended specs

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

So my friend is planning on building his first pc.

He has a budget of £500, although he has an extra £50 which he can spend, but he only wants to spend this if need be.

He needs almost everything but a headset,mouse and a cooler for his cpu, he currently has a hyper 212 exo he can use.

So he needs a Keyboard, Monitor and obviously a computer.

Can anyone here recommend the best specs to get for his buck? Also I would prefer places from the UK so shipping does get out of hand quickly, and custom taxes!

Thanks in advanced.

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Something like this

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£92.91 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-D Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£47.68 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£34.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£42.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 460 2GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£98.99 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.75 @ BT Shop)
Monitor: Asus VX239H 23.0" 60Hz Monitor  (£129.99 @ Ebuyer)
Keyboard: Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard  (£29.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £527.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-11 20:10 BST+0100

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PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/PkXJwV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/PkXJwV/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£92.91 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-D Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£47.68 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£32.49 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£42.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card  (£120.75 @ Ebuyer) 
Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case  (£28.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) 
Power Supply: XFX TS 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£38.70 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: LG 22MP58VQ-P 21.5" 60Hz Monitor  (£84.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Keyboard: Cobra Mazer Type-X Wired Gaming Keyboard  (£19.72 @ More Computers) 
Total: £509.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-11 20:09 BST+0100

 

If he needs an OS, get a key off Kinguin or just download Windows and run it deactivated until he can afford to buy it. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, dexxterlab97 said:

Something like this

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£92.91 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-D Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£47.68 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£34.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£42.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 460 2GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£98.99 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.75 @ BT Shop)
Monitor: Asus VX239H 23.0" 60Hz Monitor  (£129.99 @ Ebuyer)
Keyboard: Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard  (£29.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £527.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-11 20:10 BST+0100

 
 

Will an I3 still run well for newish games? Like JC3, GTA?

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1 minute ago, Dofyy said:

Will an I3 still run well for newish games? Like JC3, GTA?

Yes it has hyper threading. You can't go more for i5 since your budget is like reaching the top.

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Just now, Starelementpoke said:

The i3? Yeah. It's the 460 that's more likely to hold you back.

There is nothing I can do. I didn't even able to fit a case unless go for non IPS monitor cheaper

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, dexxterlab97 said:

Yes it has hyper threading. You can't go more for i5 since your budget is like reaching the top.

Sweet. I think he'll upgrade it next year anyway

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Just now, Dofyy said:

Sweet. I think he'll upgrade it next year anyway

If he can save an extra 10:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/spH7wV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/spH7wV/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£92.91 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-D Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£47.68 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£32.49 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£40.51 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB HS Black Edition Video Card  (£179.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case  (£25.98 @ Ebuyer) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.75 @ BT Shop) 
Monitor: Samsung S22D300HY 21.5" 60Hz Monitor  (£82.98 @ Ebuyer) 
Keyboard: SHARKOON Skiller Wired Gaming Keyboard  (£12.31 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £564.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-11 20:14 BST+0100

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Matias_Chambers said:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/PkXJwV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/PkXJwV/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£92.91 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-D Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£47.68 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£32.49 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£42.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 460 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card  (£120.75 @ Ebuyer) 
Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case  (£28.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) 
Power Supply: XFX TS 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£38.70 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: LG 22MP58VQ-P 21.5" 60Hz Monitor  (£84.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Keyboard: Cobra Mazer Type-X Wired Gaming Keyboard  (£19.72 @ More Computers) 
Total: £509.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-11 20:09 BST+0100

 

If he needs an OS, get a key off Kinguin or just download Windows and run it deactivated until he can afford to buy it. 

 

I bought my one of Tweed for like 15 pounds and I recommended that to him aswell

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16 minutes ago, Dofyy said:

I bought my one of Tweed for like 15 pounds and I recommended that to him aswell

linux is free

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Kevin11 said:

linux is free

Not a whole selection for a gaming rig. Infact I think he might just be able to use his old product key of his current pc right?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 minutes ago, dexxterlab97 said:

Something like this

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£92.91 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-D Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£47.68 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£34.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£42.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 460 2GB Red Dragon Video Card  (£98.99 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.75 @ BT Shop)
Monitor: Asus VX239H 23.0" 60Hz Monitor  (£129.99 @ Ebuyer)
Keyboard: Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard  (£29.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £527.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-11 20:10 BST+0100

 

My friend said he already had this https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/ and was wondering if it would be any good to use it

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2 minutes ago, Dofyy said:

Not a whole selection for a gaming rig. Infact I think he might just be able to use his old product key of his current pc right?

As long as the old system and new system are both 64x bit then yes, old key will work perfectly. I've reused my same windows key I bought from a shady website for half price many times now lol, I've even had it running on two computers at the same time

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, dexxterlab97 said:

You can get an fx cpu like fx 8350 but it;s old and not fast enough as modern i3 6100

Would you not recommend the 8350 then?

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Just now, Dofyy said:

Would you not recommend the 8350 then?

A lot of people just don't like AMD cpu's in general, I'm not sure if it's just a bias or if there is good reason. I have not seen any good reasons myself, yet. For the low end price range, to me at-least, AMD seems like the far better choice. My FX 6350 worked really well for me for a long time, I'm using an i7 6700k now, though

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6 minutes ago, dexxterlab97 said:

You can get an fx cpu like fx 8350 but it;s old and not fast enough as modern i3 6100

I can agree on this lol, I happen to have an AMD FX 8350 CPU and an ASUS M5A78L/USB-3 blue motherboard in my current rig that I've had since 2013.

 

Wish I took the 2500k Intel rig instead :/ RIP Me. Oh well.

 

CPU does alright but not as good as what an Intel CPU would do for Gaming.

 

4 minutes ago, Dofyy said:

Would you not recommend the 8350 then?

Go with Intel, they will be better unless Zen happens to bring some good news when they (AMD) release it lol.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Ethereal said:

I can agree on this lol, I happen to have an AMF FX 8350 CPU and an ASUS M5A78L/USB-3 blue motherboard in my current rig that I've had since 2013.

 

Wish I took the 2500k Intel rig instead :/ RIP Me. Oh well.

 

CPU does alright but not as good as what an Intel CPU would do for Gaming.

 

Go with Intel, they will be better unless Zen happens to bring some good news when they (AMD) release it lol.

 

I have a 2500k. My brother got it when It came out and I still use it to this day! I love it. Might upgrade this year but comparing to other cpu's I dont see the point at the moment.

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Just now, Dofyy said:

I have a 2500k. My brother got it when It came out and I still use it to this day! I love it. Might upgrade this year but comparing to other cpu's I dont see the point at the moment.

Lol nice.

Wish I took the Intel rig back in 2013 :( RIP Me.

Hope to upgrade soon. Though I plan to upgrade some other components first such as my Monitors/Keyboard/Mouse etc... ^_^

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