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£400 Gaming PC

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by Coben, 29 May 2017.

  1. Coben

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    I am looking for a good gaming PC for around £400. I would be looking to play Overwatch at 100 FPS, CS:Global Offence at 160 FPS. I am looking for advise or a build. Here is my build i am going to get currently:
    CPU - Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual Core
    CPU Cooler - Stock Cooler
    RAM - G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
    Hard Drive - Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card - Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Windforce OC Video Card
    Power Supply - EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply

    My Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Mousepad and Headset is already sorted.
    Looking forward to looking at your opinions/builds.
     
  2. Minibiker

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    You could save money on the CPU choice and go for the Pentium G4560... then use that extra £50ish on maybe a better GPU
     
  3. Coben

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    Any good GPU's that you know of that fit that extra £50?
     
  4. Minibiker

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    The RX570 is a great card... for around £180 you can get the 4GB..... What about a second hand GTX970
     
  5. Coben

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    Which one? you listed 2 :)
     
  6. Minibiker

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    The AMD RX570 is currently out of stock at OCUK but due in 31st of this month...

    You could also search Google for a used GTX 970

    Some people prefer Nvidia over AMD so I've listed one from each for you :)
     
  7. Minibiker

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  8. Coben

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    Where?
     
  9. Minibiker

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    EBay for used parts can be a good option
     
  10. Coben

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    which one would you get the AMD RX570 or the GTX 970?
     
  11. Minibiker

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    You could get a GTX 970 used for £100-£150 that's a brilliant card... That would be my choice
     
  12. Coben

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    Could you link one?
     
  13. Minibiker

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    Not sure I can with forum rules... sorry..
     
  14. Coben

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    oh okay
     
  15. Zefan

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    I'm afraid he couldn't. This forum is run by the Overclockers UK shop and as a result linking to hardware for sale elsewhere is not allowed.

    I were you I would myself familiar with the Terms and Rules regarding this forum so that a moderator doesn't have to take action.

    It's unfortunate really, as some of the best budget PCs are bound to be built from 2nd hand parts, but that's why the Members Market exists. If you hang around here for long enough (I believe it's 6 months currently) and contribute enough (1000 posts if I recall), you'll get access to the pretty smashing private tech classifieds forum that we call the Members Market.

    The above advice you've been given is pretty sound, but doing your own research is vital I find. Have a look around for yourself and get a feel for things.
     
  16. ExoMale

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    You won't get 100fps on overwatch with an i3 and gtx 1050 never mind the G range, you need an i5 and like a 1070 for example to get close, you are better off used, nothing new item will get you what you after.

    You would need at least a ryzen 1400 plus a 580, but that's pretty much your budget for those 2 items.
     
  17. Coben

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    What FPS on overwatch would a Pentium g4560 and a GTX 970 run?
     
  18. mickyflinn

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    What motherboard are you going to get ?
     
  19. Coben

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    Asrock-H110M-DGS Micro ATX
     
  20. mickyflinn

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    If you get the G4560 Kabylake the Asrock-H110M-DGS it will need a bios update to take the cpu, so you will need a skylake cpu to do that.