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Calzs34 7 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 3 Builds 2 points 7 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 7 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 3 Builds 1 point 7 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 7 months ago

Thanks:)

ProbablyProdigy 3 Builds 2 points 7 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.

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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

Calzs34 submitter 1 point 7 months ago

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

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