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Ideas for Gaming Setup

Hi, I'm planning on moving to PC gaming, but I want something, that's sort of mid-price, good quality and will last me 5 years or more. what i have in my basket is as follows: 


2 ASUS VC239H Monitors



1 ADMI VR-1 Gaming PC



1 Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard



Corsair Harpoon RGB Optical Gaming Mouse



if you know of any better brands please reply :)

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I would guess i3 or i5 coffeelake on a H or B mobo and a 1080p 144hz monitor.


GPUs last 2-4 years usually so just buy what you can afford.


PSU, SSDs, cases and peripherals should be bought to last as long as possible, ie don’t skimp!


Dont waste money on M.2 and RGB.


ATX is a dying format, Micro ATX and Mini ITX is the future. We just don’t need that many PCI slots! Also HDD cages at the front are dying out as less people do RAID these days due to cloud backups and cheap local NAS storage options and fast WiFi and LAN.


Those ideas should help you pick a system for the next 5 years.

i5 8600 - RX580 - Fractal Nano S - 1080p 144Hz

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First off, your monitor should be fine for entry gaming. It's not best adapted for fast-paced competitive gaming since it won't be able to perform as well as a TN in terms of input lag, response time and ghosting. But it's will have nice color reproduction which is nice for single-player and media consumption.


Second, better invest more in a mouse than in a keyboard. If you like this mouse, fine - but I don't recommend Razer in general. Razer is like "The Apple for PC": shiny stuff, beast marketing - but low value overall, mediocre support and sometimes even flat-ou bad quality. I'd go fro the Corsair K55 or a logitech keyboard instead.


Lastly, c'mon camarade, make an effort and build your PC yourself. It's better value and much more rewarding:


This just blows your prebuild away. Here's a cheap windows key, just boot it via USB 


RGB & Fan control ULTIMATE GUIDE !


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Kaby Lake = NOPE, because you won't be getting good CPU upgrades in the future (4 core 7700k at best, but you can't overclock because the motherboard doesn't let you)



If you can spend £600 on the PC, get the Ryzen 5 2600 6core instead.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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3 hours ago, NuReality said:


Build something like this instead....

This would literally blow away the Pc that u r planning to purchase at almost a similar price....ryzen 5 2600 + RX 570 8gb....


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor  (£147.60 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£64.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£66.14 @ CCL Computers) 
Storage: Crucial - BX500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£34.79 @ Aria PC) 
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£31.79 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 570 8GB ARMOR OC Video Card  (£186.02 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: CiT - CIT-F3BLACKGREEN MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£28.90 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£47.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £608.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-03 14:18 GMT+0000




CPU - Ryzen 7 3700X

Mobo - ASRock X470 Taichi

Memory - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) 

Storage - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TBWD Black 1TB


CaseFractal Design Meshify C

PSUSuper Flower Leadex II Gold 650W

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