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Managed to build a PC capable of gaming on all latest titles at atleast MED settings.

All parts are new apart from CPU, GFX Card and the CPU cooler. Managed to come in at around the 300 pounds mark which I think is a pretty good effort!

An absolute bag of crap compared with the vast majority of builds on here! Definitely keen to build more after this experience :-D

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  • 4 months ago
  • 5 points

Good effort on a first build. Nicely put together. +1. Definitely look forward to your next build. Please consider advise below. Not meant to be taken as criticism.

Generic comment for budget building parts: At the time of writing the i3 -9100F can be sourced for $90. AMD R5 1600X is a six core 12 thread processor for a nip over $100. In context, unless bound to older Gen CPU due to ownership of motherboard and so on, it makes sense to scour the market for chips/boards available today. Kaby Lake chips can be more expensive than Coffee Lake and come with much lower bang for buck. Performance wise, the i3-9100F > i5-7600 locked, i3-9100F ~ $90 new, i5-7600 > $150 used. Not knocking the older gear - it is all about price and what you get out of it. For $100, the Ryzen 5 1600/1600X is a pretty friggin good deal.

I have a different opinion regarding older GPU's. The GTX 770 will trade blows with a modern GTX 1650 and you got yours for half the price. Then there is the RX 570 which offers unbelievably good bang for buck to essentially moot out my argument - at least for Nvidia it holds true ;).

Gaming: Aim for 6 cores at this time of writing. Is an insurance policy against poor optimization of many titles. Several dual and quad cores are starting to huff and puff their way through games. Some titles, like Shadow of Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed, and so on, stutter quite badly with 2c/4t and even some 4c/4t CPU's. Worth a thought. Vast majority of games run fine on 2 or 4 cores though, Steam/GOG library is huge after all.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

This is great advice. I just picked up an i3 9100F and it is crazy how good it is for the price, especially compared the older i5's as you stated.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the advice! I bought the G4560 for about £40 (couldn't seem to update my purchase price on my build list). I was very close to buying an i3 and in hindsight it would have been a more sensible choice. May upgrade in the near future or just use this build to play around with and perhaps consider a budget water cooling option. Thanks again for the advice 👊

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Good first try, especially within such a modest budget and as parts are usually more expensive for those of us outside the USA. As you mentioned, there are a ton of more powerful and flashy rigs vs. humbler, complete builds posted on PCPP, but the budget segment deserves some spotlight too! If custom, budget rigs create a way for more folks to start building, creating and gaming, more power to you. Congrats and good luck on your next build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! :-)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great first build! The 770 can still hold its own today and the G4560 isn't half bad.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :-) considering water cooling and then overclocking the 770. Will do a bit of research before hand!

  • 4 months ago
  • -1 points

Just for $116 that is a great build u have there, nice

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers dude, for the price it's a fairly decent rig. On to the next one!