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Calzs34 2 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor £147.97 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £64.97 @ Amazon UK
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £74.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £87.97 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card £184.97 @ Ebuyer
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £25.96 @ CCL Computers
Other Gaming Keyboard,TeckNet Kraken LED Illuminated Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Set UK Layout With Detachable Wrist Rest, Water-Resistant Design £19.99 @ Amazon UK
Other Case EMPIRE GAMING – Red LED: USB 3.0, 3 x 120 mm LED Fans £41.90
Other Power Supply (500 W Bronze) £46.99
Other Viewsonic X Series XG2530 25" 240 hz £259.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £955.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-12 21:20 BST+0100

Trying to keep the build under £1000.

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ProbablyProdigy 2 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

Looks good.

  • The monitor is definitely a bit overkill and you can probably spend less on it. The 1060 is no where near capable of pushing 240FPS. I have a 1060 6GB and I have to play on lower settings to achieve 144 on my monitor.

  • I would personally spend a bit more on the PSU for something like a Seasonic or EVGA.

Calzs34 submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Hmm, I'm not too sure what monitors are good for 144hz? I know this 240hz monitor is amazing and will be long-lasting. Do you have suggestions?

Hmm, what are the benefits of a more expensive PSU?

ProbablyProdigy 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Any of these monitors would be great choices.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/rY98TW/viewsonic-monitor-xg2401

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/ZBZ2FT/aoc-monitor-g2460pf

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/FZJkcf/acer-xf240h-240-144hz-monitor-umfx0aa001

Spending a bit more on the PSU would give you reliability mostly. The PSU is never something to skip out on just because it powers everything. I'd be hesitant to match a cheap PSU to a system that costs 1000+. If the PSU potentially fails, it has the possibility to bring other components down with it - if not everything at once.

Calzs34 submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks:)

ProbablyProdigy 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

No problem! I forgot to mention that you would also get a fully modular PSU by spending a bit more meaning the wires aren't soldered in and you only plug in what you need to. It results in a cleaner look and adds a bit more longevity out of it in case you need to replace/add/remove cables over time.

TimonStacy 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

what games do you play if you play light games like csgo stick with that monitor but if you play more demanding games go with max 144hr monitor

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor £147.97 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler £34.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £94.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £74.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £87.97 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card £184.97 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.79 @ Alza
Other Gaming Keyboard,TeckNet Kraken LED Illuminated Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Set UK Layout With Detachable Wrist Rest, Water-Resistant Design £19.99 @ Amazon UK
Other Windows 10 Product Key £9.99
Other Case EMPIRE GAMING – Red LED: USB 3.0, 3 x 120 mm LED Fans £41.90
Other Viewsonic X Series XG2530 25" £259.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1023.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-12 22:00 BST+0100
ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 2 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor £147.97 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler £17.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Gigabyte - B360 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £94.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £74.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £87.97 @ Amazon UK
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8GB Red Dragon Video Card £248.98 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £67.99 @ Amazon UK
Monitor Iiyama - G-MASTER RED EAGLE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor £209.99 @ Amazon UK
Other Gaming Keyboard,TeckNet Kraken LED Illuminated Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Set UK Layout With Detachable Wrist Rest, Water-Resistant Design £19.99 @ Amazon UK
Other EMPIRE Gaming PC-Gehäuse Gaming Warfare schwarz LED rot USB 3.0 – 3 Lüfter 120 mm LED £41.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1012.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-12 23:26 BST+0100
  • Spent a little extra for an RX 580 and FreeSync monitor, which means you’ll have smooth gameplay (no screen tear or stutter)
  • Better PSU
  • Dropped the wifi adapter and went for a motherboard that has one built in (it’s cheaper)
Calzs34 submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Isn't the RX 580 worse value though and that inbuilt wifi adapter doesn't seem as good, but I agree with a better PSU choice.

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 2 months ago

The RX 580 performs similarly to the GTX 1060 (albeit being slightly more power-hungry), but you can get inexpensive monitors with adaptive sync

Edition1 1 point 2 months ago

I would change the PSU. You can go for the Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550W which is decent, but since you have money to spare ideally you'll want a Corsair TXM 650w so that's what I recommend.

I would also change case, as all of that is going to be acrylic but cases are subjective I know so nothing wrong with your choice. Just this is what I would go for / recommend any of these options: Option1 Option2 Option3 Option4. Personally I think I would rather have a small, subtle but nice case with good airflow and reputation (such as option 4) than an off brand rgb over the top acrylic everywhere case.

Calzs34 submitter 1 point 2 months ago

I'd like a red and black case so I thought this would be a good choice

Calzs34 submitter 1 point 2 months ago

They don't come with fans and are more expensive, but I'll have a look! Thanks.