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Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 21-Oct-16 20:52:34
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New PC


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Going to be building a new PC soon as this one is dying. It will be for general computing but I want the option of adding a GFX card at a later date and making it into a budget gaming rig.

This is what I am thinking of...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£92.91 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-D Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£45.97 @ More Computers)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£32.59 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£37.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £244.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Any thoughts/advice ? want it to be under £300
Standard User jorkila
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 21-Oct-16 20:54:42
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I assume you'll be using your existing hdd for storage?

I'd go for a minimum 500w psu if I was building it.
Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 21-Oct-16 20:57:49
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Yes will be using a old HDD for storage.

Is that amount needed for say a geforce 1060 or radeon 480 or below? wouldn't be going for anything high end.


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Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 21-Oct-16 21:08:46
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My 380 wanted a 600W. It can't hurt to oversize slightly if you're buying a Bronze PSU.
Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 21-Oct-16 21:44:50
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Ok. Well only £8 more for a 600W supply so may as well build in some redundancy.
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Mon 24-Oct-16 12:52:10
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I would also go for a 500w PSU but you wont need much higher.

You havent said what resolution you would be gaming at it which is crucial for reccomending a GPU.

But I will assume its 1080p in which case I reckon a 6gig gtx 1060 or a 8gig rx480 is a good bet, depending if you prefer better DX12 or better DX9/11 performance.

I hope you meant under £300 for the GPU not the PC total smile as you wont get a useable GPU for £60.

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Edited by Chrysalis (Mon 24-Oct-16 12:57:10)

Standard User DG834MAN
(member) Mon 24-Oct-16 14:56:28
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if theres a chance of gaming on it you should push for a quad core
Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 24-Oct-16 15:36:04
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£300 or under without the the GPU is what I was aiming for. Not yet sure if I will game on it or not but wanted the option of putting in a GPU at a later date. Yes it will be in 1080p, got a nice 27" monitor and happy with it so won't be changing anytime soon.

This is my latest configuration -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£92.91 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-K Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£32.59 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£35.63 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£29.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer (£12.40 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £301.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 24-Oct-16 15:41:59
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I dont claim to know a lot about PC gaming but an i3 opposed to a i7 ?
Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 24-Oct-16 15:42:41
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Think quad core is out of reach on intel. Would a quad core AMD CPU for a similar price to the 6100 be better?
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