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Budget gaming PC (1920 x 1080, mainly single player FPS)

Clive_St_Helmet

39 months ago

My father wants to start gaming after a very long time away (we're talking HL2 release date) and mainly wants to try some newer single player First Person Shooters (the new Doom for example) as well as the Fallout titles and probably games like Bioshock. He doesn't want to spend an enormous amount of money so we've agreed somewhere in the region of £700, although he'd go to £800 if really necessary. He's not terribly picky (he'd happily play the original Doom if he hadn't already completed it!) as for him it's more about the gameplay than amazing graphics, but obviously better graphics are preferable.

In the meantime, I want to upgrade my 23" 1080p IPS panel, so will let him have it for about £50. This leaves about £650 to spend on everything else, including a keyboard and mouse.

I've specced the following parts list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Clive_St_Helmet/saved/nYFTWZ

My question is: can we reasonably expect this machine to play newer titles at 1080p with a decent framerate? Are there any particularly weak components that I should consider changing?

Thanks in advance!

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Made 2 changes and this build is great for 1080p

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £92.91 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £25.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £62.94 @ CCL Computers
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB HS Black Edition Video Card £179.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £29.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £49.21 @ BT Shop
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer £12.17 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £82.98 @ Ebuyer
Keyboard Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard £29.50 @ Amazon UK
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse £37.32 @ Amazon UK
Other MSI H110M PRO-D Micro-ATX £42.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £645.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-20 19:19 BST+0100
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I was slightly concerned about not being able to squeeze a semi- or fully modular PSU but didn't want to sacrifice performance. I guess any decent SSD is going to be a huge step up over a spinny disk...!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

the cxm psu is alot better then the evga one and the ssd i took is cheaper, has more storage, is newer and you won't notice any difference with performance in general use.

if you have more questions i will see what i can do ;)

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