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£500 Gaming, workstation rig

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by Zotec, 4 Dec 2017.

  1. Zotec

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    Hello everyone.

    Im am looking for a casual gaming and light workstation rig for 500 pounds.

    I will like to use Intel's Coffee Lake Cpu And use an ATX form factor.

    I appreciate any help, please could you budget with and without a OS.

    P.S I have a GTX 750 TI which i will use until i get a 1060/1070 in Feb
     
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  2. stulid

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    Just the tower and OS? no monitor/keyboard+mouse etc?
     
  3. Zotec

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    Yea , just the rig. I have my Monitor , Keyboard and mouse etc
     
  4. stulid

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  5. Zotec

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    Would that cover me for future expand ability . Like maybe an i5 or i7 and m.2 support ?


    Also it says that motherboard is 7th gen cpus (z270) not Z370
     
  6. stulid

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  7. Zotec

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    Okay thank you very much
     
  8. stulid

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    You should think about spending more on the PSU, that one I listed isnt the greatest, an extra £10-15 can get you something a bit tidier with better internals.
     
  9. Zotec

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    What would you recommend?
     
  10. stulid

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  11. Zotec

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    Would all of these be good for the rig and if I wanted to updrage it in the future ?
     
  12. marco.da.man

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    There is this just slightly over budget

    slighty higher spec ryzen and ram

    but both @stulid suggestions are good

    the ryzen is good for 2020 so a few years proof yet and easy enough to upgrade

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £551.19 (includes shipping: £12.30)
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  13. stulid

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    Yes, in fact the Platinum one is more efficent than them all, that it will save £ on your electricity bill, you have to wonder how long it would take for it to pay for itself.
     
  14. Zotec

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    Okay, Thank you for your help
     
  15. Zotec

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    Are Kolink a good PSU supplier?
     
  16. stulid

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    They actually dont "make" PSUs but rather get other compaines to make them for them so they can stick their own name on it, that Kolink PSU is made by HEC (rubbish) and is just a cheap budget PSU to get you going.

    The Superflower is made by themselves as they make PSUs for many others (EVGA use them a lot for example).

    It may cost £15 more to get the Superflower, but with its Platinum rating how long will it take for it to save you that on the fuel bill? a few months, maybe a year? depends how long you use the PC for daily.
     
  17. marco.da.man

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    agreed always better spending few extra quid for better psu to serve and last longer
    like driving a skoda to a bentley, both get you from a to b but better luxury in a bentley
     
  18. Zotec

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    What about this?

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    STX 750W 80 PLUS 230V EU POWER SUPPLY - BLACK
     
  19. stulid

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    It works......that's about it.
     
  20. marco.da.man

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    must admit for the sort of money that is your better off sticking with brands like evga and super flower or your corsairs