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A little help with £500 build (UK)

kojo
  • 56 months ago

With Fallout 4 & Battlefront on the horizon I'm looking to build a cheapish gaming pc, around £500. I'm sorted for an OS and peripherals. Help is appreciated. Thanks

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Bang up to date and all decent parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £92.99 @ Novatech
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £64.42 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £41.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.74 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 4GB SOC Video Card £176.98 @ Aria PC
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £34.05 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £57.35 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £502.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-12 12:30 BST+0100

Haswell i5 but some parts a bit more questionable. Could be done with a B85 board instead which isn't a bad way to go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £142.31 @ More Computers
Motherboard ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £32.17 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £35.43 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.74 @ Aria PC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card £166.81 @ More Computers
Case Zalman Z3 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case £25.29 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £49.98 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £486.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-12 12:28 BST+0100
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Managed to do it with a skylake i5. Best you can get for £500 will be a beast for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor £139.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £64.42 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £41.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £25.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card £172.99 @ Aria PC
Case Aerocool Aero-500 ATX Mid Tower Case £30.86 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £29.99 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £506.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-12 16:09 BST+0100
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't recommend that PSU in good faith and I'd want the 6500 for £10 more but its a compelling build.

Something like this would be great

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £149.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £64.42 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £41.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £25.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card £166.81 @ More Computers
Case Aerocool Aero-500 ATX Mid Tower Case £30.86 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Super Flower Golden Green HX 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply £47.71 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £527.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-12 16:33 BST+0100
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't have recommended the evga psu either but I checked up on a review by Johnny guru and he says it's not so bad.

Edit: agreed with the 6500 but I wanted to keep it as close to 500 as possible but either one is a step up form an i3.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with trying to keep the budget but not at the expense of a poor PSU. Even mediocre PSUs get reasonable reviews but that doesn't make the components any better..

It would work but it would be an itch that I couldn't scratch if it were in any of my machines.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers guys, really helpful. Keep being awesome

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