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Helping my brother with a new gaming pc, £400-500

Discussion in 'OcUK Full Systems & Bundles' started by neviditelny, 9 Dec 2019.

  1. neviditelny

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Oct 2015

    Posts: 1,165

    I'm looking to help my brother put together a decentish gaming pc for mainly Arma3, DayZ and games like that. I'm going to give him my unused AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor. He already have a AMD RX480 graphic card and a monitor that I dont have the exact specs for. If I remember correct he also got an unspecified harddrives from my previous build to use (both SSD and mechanical). So we are looking to get the following items:

    Memory - aiming for 16gb
    PSU - I'm thinking something around 550W should be enough?
    Motherboard - What would you recommend? I'm thinking of up to 100 quid in cost.
    Case - it doesn't need too much soundproofing as my brother got 2 kids making quite a bit of noice anyway :D Personally I like the Fractal Design cases.

    I'm thinking I should be able to get some decent stuff for £400-500 for the things he still would need to get? Any suggestions you guys would have?
     
  2. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2016

    Posts: 5,716

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Are you thinking of any specific board/case size, ATX, MATX or ITX?

    So upto £500 for Motherboard, RAM, PSU and Case? That's more than enough, Case wise I'd highly recommend Fractal Design as I really rate their products but its more personal opinion with case choice
     
  3. M4xson

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Dec 2019

    Posts: 120

    Motherboard: Asus Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£158.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£69.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C ATX Mid Tower Case (£126.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£96.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £452.84

    Somewhere to start from. :)
     
  4. Danny75

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Aug 2013

    Posts: 8,056

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £279.96 (includes shipping: £11.10) ​
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    + (for example) Fractal Meshify C ATX Tinted Tempered Glass for £80 elsewhere. OcUK haven't had stock in a while.
     
  5. neviditelny

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Oct 2015

    Posts: 1,165

    Generally I tend to favour the normal ATX mobo's as its less fiddly. And yes, up to £500 for all those things. I got a Fractual Design case myself and love it, find them very solid pieces and I like the style of them as well.
     
  6. escobarrr

    Associate

    Joined: 26 Apr 2019

    Posts: 8

    Is 500£ enough for building a great PC gaming ?
     
  7. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2016

    Posts: 5,716

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Depends on what your expectations are, gaming at what resolution? What games you'll be playing etc
     
  8. mattydoughts

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Apr 2015

    Posts: 117

    I have just done a full build for a mate for £600. Decent build for 1080p gaming.