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First budget build!

Hi LTT Forums! I'm planning to build my first PC myself and I'm on a budget right now (Preferably £600~800 or USD750~1000 but the lower the better cos I'm not earning my own money yet and yeah...). I've seen a lot of budget builds on YT but they're not all that well rounded at times. I live in the UK right now so the partpicker list would be in pounds (Sorry)

 

Uses: Gaming + Usual stuff + Engineering student CAD Modelling

 

PC Partpicker

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£218.28 @ Aria PC) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (£29.97 @ Eclipse Computers) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£127.14 @ Eclipse Computers) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  (£47.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£41.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card  (£139.98 @ Ebuyer) 
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  (£34.99 @ Novatech) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit 
Total: £640.34

 

Questions: 

1) I don't have a case. It's my first time building and I don't know what budget cases there are. (I was even thinking of an open air rack or something that might be cheaper than a case)

 

2) I feel like the CPU/Motherboard/RAM could be saved a bit

 

3) Power supply I chose EVGA from the list of certified ones that's nearest to my wattage cos it's more trusted. Not sure if it's good cos even good manufacturers might sell a bad product

 

4) A lot of recommendations for the 212 EVO so I picked that one. Might go for a stock cooler cos the CPU is pretty strong as it is now and I might not be going for OC.

 

5) Might think of going for Team Red on the Graphics card but I saw BitWit's latest budget build using the 1050Ti so I'm requesting for recommendations on that too.

 

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For modeling, a 1050ti is ridiculously underpowered, expecially considering this: 

5 minutes ago, ::Dan:: said:

I've seen a lot of budget builds on YT but they're not all that well rounded at times

Get a 1060 6GB or a 1070

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Just now, Shiv78 said:

For modeling, a 1050ti is ridiculously underpowered, expecially considering this: 

Get a 1060 6GB or a 1070

Oh I'm still a student right now so I don't think it needs to be that powerful. And it's probably not the most intensive complex modelling.

 

I'm using a 840M right now on a laptop and they still work on it. I read that modelling takes a decent CPU that's why I listed it.

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i5 6600k and z170-a with a cheapo barebones psu... *facepalm* its not that good, made only for very low-end pcs.

get the XFX TS 430w at the least.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£247.58 @ BT Shop) 
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£50.76 @ CCL Computers) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  (£69.98 @ Novatech) 
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£67.43 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£39.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card  (£239.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Case: CiT SPECTRE BLACK ATX Mid Tower Case  (£29.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.99 @ Novatech) 
Total: £795.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£187.99 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (£29.97 @ Eclipse Computers) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£99.05 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£66.74 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£75.29 @ Aria PC) 
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£67.78 @ Misco UK) 
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 470 4GB STRIX Video Card  (£183.47 @ BT Shop) 
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£34.56 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS UK 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£73.48 @ Amazon UK) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit 
Total: £818.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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something like this would do pretty well. consider 16gb ram for modeling though. 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£218.28 @ Aria PC) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (£29.97 @ Eclipse Computers) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£127.14 @ Eclipse Computers) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  (£47.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£41.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ARMOR OC Video Card  (£259.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£59.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.99 @ Novatech) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit 
Total: £835.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 01:24 GMT+0000

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Thanks all for the wonderful replies! This gives a lot of insight into different opinions. I'll look into the pros and cons of each one. And hopefully I'll be able to post my final build as thanks for all your efforts!

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2 hours ago, MograineLefay said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£187.99 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  (£29.97 @ Eclipse Computers) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£99.05 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£66.74 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£75.29 @ Aria PC) 
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£67.78 @ Misco UK) 
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 470 4GB STRIX Video Card  (£183.47 @ BT Shop) 
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£34.56 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS UK 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£73.48 @ Amazon UK) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit 
Total: £818.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 01:54 GMT+0000

The stock cooler should be fine for an i5-6500, so that you can knock off £30

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