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  • 52 months ago

Hi,

Looking to build a pc for the first time. It will be mainly used for gaming, especially Fallout 4, which is the main reason for building it right now. Would like to be able to run Fallout 4 at fairly high settings and for it to be somewhat future proof for any games coming out in the next couple of years. We live in the UK and would like to be able to build it for around £800, including Windows preferably. No need for a screen or any other extras. Would also quite like a black and blue theme if possible.

Thanks

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  • 52 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor £186.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI H170A PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £80.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £38.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £49.97 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.95 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card £158.14 @ More Computers
Case NZXT H440 (Blue/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £84.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) £74.99 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £784.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-08 16:21 GMT+0000
  • 52 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor £186.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £66.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £38.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £124.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card £156.99 @ Amazon UK
Case BitFenix Neos Black/Silver ATX Mid Tower Case £34.60 @ Dabs
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) £74.99 @ Ebuyer
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £755.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-08 17:22 GMT+0000

Don't spend £50+ on a case when you're on a budget such as the one of which you've listed above...

  • 52 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £168.45 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock Z170M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £114.30 @ Amazon UK
Memory PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £51.06 @ More Computers
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £64.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £37.00 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card £164.99 @ Amazon UK
Case BitFenix Aegis Core (Blue) MicroATX Mid Tower Case £60.94 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £69.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) £59.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-LPRO-14025B-RP 86.7 CFM 140mm Fan £13.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-LPRO-14025B-RP 86.7 CFM 140mm Fan £13.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £819.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-08 17:41 GMT+0000

This is an mATX build. Do not be alarmed by the 819.29, the case fans are optional (i cannot find out how many fan headers are on the motherboard) however the case itself comes with only 1 fan. Perhaps later on after you build the computer and find out how it performs with one fan you should get more.

I went with a Nvidia video card only because i have Fallout 4 and an R9 390, and rarely do i achieve 60 fps on ultra. The 960 should be able to hit 60 fps on high.

The motherboard also supports SLI so you can have 2 960's, and there is enough power head room (allows for futureproofing).

From my digging around on the internet this motherboard will allow you to overclock the i5 i selected even though it is NOT an unlocked processor. BIOS update will be required and i would step up your cooling from the stock intel cooling solution. All in all this build should be fine as is with 1 case fan (ignore the 2 i added for now until you know how many fan headers you have) the case supports 120mm and 140mm fans.

I put windows 8.1 due to the fact it is cheaper and you can still upgrade to windows 10 for free...

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