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Is this a good £500 gaming pc

Hello, I am hoping to get a gaming pc for my birthday/xmas this year and I am trying to work with a budget of £500. I have enclosed my pic part picker list below. I know it is a little over budget but I think it will be ok. Could you help make any suggestions or improvements. I would really like to have my OS (windows 10) put within the budget threshold as well. Thanks in advance.

 

My Part picker list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Kiedob30/saved/rqx3CJ

 

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For that budget, I'd go for a Pentium G4560, and 8GB RAM. If you wan to stick with Ryzen, you need at least a B350 mobo. and I'd try and squeeze in a better PSU, if you can. 

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That is more than 600€ ...

Gimme some sleep, if i don't forget about it you will hear from me tomorrow :P

What I am saying is that I think I can do better for that amount of money. 

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1 minute ago, Zando Bob said:

For that budget, I'd go for a Pentium G4560, and 8GB RAM. If you wan to stick with Ryzen, you need at least a B350 mobo. and I'd try and squeeze in a better PSU, if you can. 

Ok I will play around with this idea. Thanks very much man.

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Just now, Kieran Dobbins said:

Ok I will play around with this idea. Thanks very much man.

I'd get something like this: 

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PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/x8srBP
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/x8srBP/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£54.82 @ BT Shop) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-B250-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£83.74 @ Aria PC) 
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Tactical 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  (£50.96 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£41.88 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 4GB PULSE Video Card  (£198.79 @ CCL Computers) 
Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case  (£28.86 @ Aria PC) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£48.36 @ Ebuyer) 
Total: £507.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 21:50 BST+0100

The CPU will probs bottleneck the 580 and it's only a 4GB, but you could up the budget and get an 8GB, or drop to a 570 4GB. And you should be able to find a decent used i5 or something once X299 and Kaby Lake X are out, and all the Intel sheeple upgrade. 

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Main PC 

CPU: i3 12100F

Cooler: Noctua NH-L12S

Motherboard: ASRock Z690 ITX/ax

RAM: 2x16GB 3600Mhz Team Group T-CREATE DDR4

GPU: Intel ARC A770 16GB LE

Storage: 1TB MP34 + 2x 1TB MX500

PSU: EVGA 850W GM

Case & Fans: Fractal Design Node 304 - 2x Noctua NF-A9 + Noctua NF-A15

OS: Windows 11

 

Display: LG 27UK650-W (4K 60Hz IPS panel)

Mouse: EVGA X17

Keyboard: Corsair K55 RGB

 

Mobile/Work Devices: 15" M3 MacBook Air (work computer) - iPhone 13 Pro Max - Apple Watch S3

 

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https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/FVyrBP it has the g4560 and an SSD

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My Build: Xeon 2630L V, RX 560 2gb, 8gb ddr4 1866, EVGA 450BV 

My Laptop #1: i3-5020U, 8gb of DDR3, Intel HD 5500

 

 

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Just now, Kieran Dobbins said:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/7HKQ2R

 

I made this build that uses a pentium. Opinions?

Do you have a running PC if so you can get a windows 10 for free and when you can get one you can get the full license 

Im mostly on discord now and you can find me on my profile

 

My Build: Xeon 2630L V, RX 560 2gb, 8gb ddr4 1866, EVGA 450BV 

My Laptop #1: i3-5020U, 8gb of DDR3, Intel HD 5500

 

 

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Just now, Kieran Dobbins said:

TBH I think I just want the 1 TB hard drive but thanks for the input I will play around with your list. Appreciate you man.

Then you should try to get an SSD for the first upgrade when possible

Im mostly on discord now and you can find me on my profile

 

My Build: Xeon 2630L V, RX 560 2gb, 8gb ddr4 1866, EVGA 450BV 

My Laptop #1: i3-5020U, 8gb of DDR3, Intel HD 5500

 

 

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1 minute ago, Billy_Mays said:

Do you have a running PC if so you can get a windows 10 for free and when you can get one you can get the full license 

I have a laptop that runs windows 10. How would I get this for free? Sorry I'm new to the world of pc building.

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You can google windows 10 64 bit download and you need a USB stick

Im mostly on discord now and you can find me on my profile

 

My Build: Xeon 2630L V, RX 560 2gb, 8gb ddr4 1866, EVGA 450BV 

My Laptop #1: i3-5020U, 8gb of DDR3, Intel HD 5500

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Billy_Mays said:

Then you should try to get an SSD for the first upgrade when possible

An SSD won't improve performance in games and will only help OS and some games be snappier. 

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18 minutes ago, Kieran Dobbins said:

Hello, I am hoping to get a gaming pc for my birthday/xmas this year and I am trying to work with a budget of £500. I have enclosed my pic part picker list below. I know it is a little over budget but I think it will be ok. Could you help make any suggestions or improvements. I would really like to have my OS (windows 10) put within the budget threshold as well. Thanks in advance.

 

My Part picker list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Kiedob30/saved/rqx3CJ

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£151.65 @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: MSI - A320M GRENADE Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£63.86 @ CCL Computers) 
Memory: Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£55.01 @ CCL Computers) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£43.25 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 460 4GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card  (£125.06 @ CCL Computers) 
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  (£36.65 @ CCL Computers) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£50.41 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £525.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 22:02 BST+0100

My Rig : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MTBd2R

My VM Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rPR6gL

My Backup Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cRQYYr

My Storage Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tzzR9W

My Router : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bMPN4C

My Laptop : Lenovo Z575 with 6 GB RAM (1866 MHz), Crucial MX300 525 GB & Western Digital 2 TB (Removed optical drive)

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Just now, Kieran Dobbins said:

Would I be better with the Ryzen or pentium?

Pentium it saves you just a little bit

Im mostly on discord now and you can find me on my profile

 

My Build: Xeon 2630L V, RX 560 2gb, 8gb ddr4 1866, EVGA 450BV 

My Laptop #1: i3-5020U, 8gb of DDR3, Intel HD 5500

 

 

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1 minute ago, Kieran Dobbins said:

Would I be better with the Ryzen or pentium?

Ryzen 4 cores/8 threads and larger l3 cache

Pentium 2 cores/4 threads and smaller l3 cache

My Rig : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MTBd2R

My VM Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rPR6gL

My Backup Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cRQYYr

My Storage Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tzzR9W

My Router : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bMPN4C

My Laptop : Lenovo Z575 with 6 GB RAM (1866 MHz), Crucial MX300 525 GB & Western Digital 2 TB (Removed optical drive)

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Just now, Billy_Mays said:

Pentium it saves you just a little bit

Would there be any drastic performance drops?

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Just now, Kieran Dobbins said:

Would there be any drastic performance drops?

not much but you will find some drops in certain CPU heavy games

Im mostly on discord now and you can find me on my profile

 

My Build: Xeon 2630L V, RX 560 2gb, 8gb ddr4 1866, EVGA 450BV 

My Laptop #1: i3-5020U, 8gb of DDR3, Intel HD 5500

 

 

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Just now, domandric034 said:

Ryzen 4 cores/8 threads and larger l3 cache

Pentium 2 cores/4 threads and smaller l3 cache

So is ryzen Worth the extra £100?

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Just now, Kieran Dobbins said:

So is ryzen Worth the extra £100?

It is up to you. Pentium or Ryzen 5

My Rig : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MTBd2R

My VM Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rPR6gL

My Backup Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cRQYYr

My Storage Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tzzR9W

My Router : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bMPN4C

My Laptop : Lenovo Z575 with 6 GB RAM (1866 MHz), Crucial MX300 525 GB & Western Digital 2 TB (Removed optical drive)

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Just now, domandric034 said:

It is up to you. Pentium or Ryzen 5

The trouble is I don't know too much about computers, I'm kinda relying on you guys. If you were in my position what would you opt for?

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If you plan to do a bit of youtube recording or streaming you can rely on Ryzen. Pentium is only better cause it is cheaper but I will extend that budget for that 20 pounds and go on with Ryzen cause it is very very good CPU for that price and performance it shows is insane.

My Rig : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MTBd2R

My VM Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rPR6gL

My Backup Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cRQYYr

My Storage Server : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tzzR9W

My Router : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bMPN4C

My Laptop : Lenovo Z575 with 6 GB RAM (1866 MHz), Crucial MX300 525 GB & Western Digital 2 TB (Removed optical drive)

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