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New PC Build Help/Advice

Budget (including currency): £650

Country: United Kingdom

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Overwatch, Destiny, Minecraft, GTA, other similar games. Not really any new AAA titles. Photoshop and general word processing. Maybe some programming.

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

So I posted over on reddit originally saying I had a budget of ~£500 and was suggested the following parts list for a PC I'm going to build my brother for School/Gaming:

 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£114.11 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£99.99 @ Box Limited) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  (£59.95 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Patriot Burst 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£17.32 @ CCL Computers) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£35.43 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Thermaltake S100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£40.47 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£55.99 @ Aria PC) 
Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan  (£10.49 @ Amazon UK) 
Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan  (£10.49 @ Amazon UK) 
Custom: Rx 570 (£100.00)
Total: £544.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-29 12:55 GMT+0000

 

 

However, trying to find a 3300x in the UK at the moment is basically impossible and when you do find them, the prices are horrifically inflated. Since getting this list, I've decided to increase the budget to £650 and this would need to cover everything other than the peripherals as he's already got those. Any help/direction would be greatly appreciated (again) as I'm no good at the part picking side of things :P

Current Build:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 // Mobo: Ryzen AM4 B350 GAMING PLUS ATX // RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000MHz // GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8GB // SSD: Kingston A400 120GB // HDD: 3 x WD Blue 1TB // PSUCorsair 650M // Case: Corsair 450D // Monitor: LG Ultrawide 29" IPS

 

Plex Server:

CPU: AMD FX 8350 Black Edition // Mobo: Gigabyte - GA-78LMT-USB3 R2 Micro ATX // RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz // GPU: GeForce GTX 670 // HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB // PSU: Kolink Core Series 500W 80 Plus Certified // Case: AVP Viper Mini Tower

 

Other:

PS4 Pro // PS3 // Nintendo Switch (Pokemon edition) // Nintendo 3DS // Xbox 360 // iPhone 8 Plus // Macbook Retina 2013

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You can currently order a 3300X of amazon for about 115£ but it'll probably take longer to arrive since it is currently out of stock. Also you're better off getting a rx 580 or rx 480, etiher card is better than the 570 and costs the same or an additional 10-20£ at most, that is assuming you're getting the GPU used. Also perhaps get a 250gb ssd instead of the 120gb. Otherwise the build is fine.

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5 minutes ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

You can currently order a 3300X of amazon for about 115£ but it'll probably take longer to arrive since it is currently out of stock. Also you're better off getting a rx 580 or rx 480, etiher card is better than the 570 and costs the same or an additional 10-20£ at most, that is assuming you're getting the GPU used. Also perhaps get a 250gb ssd instead of the 120gb. Otherwise the build is fine.

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Aye, I saw they were on Amazon awaiting stock. From past experiences with ordering like that though, I've never got the stuff in time. I would have preferred being able to order everything at once. That's just me though. Seems it might be the only way to get one, thanks for the heads up. 

Will definitely look into getting one of the other GPUs and a better SSD though, cheers for the advice! 

Current Build:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 // Mobo: Ryzen AM4 B350 GAMING PLUS ATX // RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000MHz // GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8GB // SSD: Kingston A400 120GB // HDD: 3 x WD Blue 1TB // PSUCorsair 650M // Case: Corsair 450D // Monitor: LG Ultrawide 29" IPS

 

Plex Server:

CPU: AMD FX 8350 Black Edition // Mobo: Gigabyte - GA-78LMT-USB3 R2 Micro ATX // RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz // GPU: GeForce GTX 670 // HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB // PSU: Kolink Core Series 500W 80 Plus Certified // Case: AVP Viper Mini Tower

 

Other:

PS4 Pro // PS3 // Nintendo Switch (Pokemon edition) // Nintendo 3DS // Xbox 360 // iPhone 8 Plus // Macbook Retina 2013

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I'd recommend against used polaris GPUs. They were very popular mining cards, and there's no way of telling whether they were used to play games a few times or if they were running cointinuously in a server for 3 years. 

 

Build this. Good deals in here - tempered glass case with a psu basement for 30, 1tb ssd for 65, good price on the ram and 1660.

 

ALIENWARE 13R3

i7-7700HQ | GTX 1060 | 16GB DDR4 | 512GB NVMe SSD | 1440p OLED display | Logitech MX Master KZ ZSA

 

 

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