- 55 months ago
UK Based Could I get a little advice with building a gaming PC for my son. He mainly plays Steam games, Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, CS:GO etc. I have a relatively small budget of about £500. I have a monitor, mouse, keyboard and Win 7 I have however been donated a new Lenovo H50-50 minus its CPU & GPU (someone wanted those bits). . That leaves me with a case, fan, 2Tb Hdd, 1 x 8Gb ram and a optical drive. The PSU i'm discounting as it's only 280W and the jury is out on whether the motherboard can cope with better graphics cards. From what I can find out the original spec was an intel i7 4790, H81 motherboard & a GT710 GPU.
I have been looking at various options -
- i7 4790, New PSU, keep the motherboard, GTX750ti & 250GB SSD. This is the base option and I have found someone online that's done this. I think the GPU is a bit poor for what he needs? This is the best GPU I can find that Lenovo says works in this PC.
- i7 4790K, as above but with a GTX960. I think this may push the motherboard?
- i5 4690K, New Z97 Motherboard, PSU, GTX960/R9 380, 250Gb SSD.
- i5 6600K, New Z170 Motherboard, PSU, GTX960/R9 380, 250Gb SSD (is Skylake better future proof?)
I would like a system that should be ok for the next few years. GPU can be upgraded in the future with birthday moneys etc.
Your opinions and advice would be welcome. I'm pretty ignorant on PCs as I use Macs. Thanks in advance