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£600 first build for gaming opinions/suggestions

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm torn about starting with 2x4GB with only 2 RAM slots available. It's probably enough, but you'll be stuck with modules you can't use should you need/decide to upgrade. Judgment call there. Rainbow6Sheep is right about the speed/price, though.

It looks like you're making a gaming build, and 320 GB will fill up FAST in that case. If an SSD isn't in the cards, a fast 1TB mechanical will do the trick.

The new CXM power supplies are supposed to be decent, and will save you a few pounds.

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 (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £32.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.49 @ CCL Computers
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card £221.99 @ CCL Computers
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case £55.00
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £49.99 @ Novatech
Other Biostar b150gnt racing £100.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £598.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-31 14:31 GMT+0000
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The Biostar motherboard is an ATX motherboard, so it would not fit in the Nano S case. I would also not recommend an ITX case for a first time builder. Memory is really overpriced, since it will only run at 2133mhz since your motherboard is not Z170.

For £600 I would go for this which is more balanced and has more upgradability.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £186.19 @ Kustom PCs
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £79.86 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £34.99 @ Novatech
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.49 @ CCL Computers
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB Triple X Video Card £169.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case £40.00 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £49.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £606.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-29 17:41 BST+0100

Unfortunately I couldn't fit an SSD into the build, so I recommend adding one later along the line.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

According to the link in the part list, that MB is mini-ITX.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a different one to the one I got when I initially searched it, weird

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £92.91 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £79.86 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £34.99 @ Novatech
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £37.91 @ CCL Computers
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.78 @ Misco UK
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 470 4GB Triple X Video Card £169.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case £40.00 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £49.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £551.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-31 20:00 GMT+0000

lowered the cpu and added an SSD

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks guys.Think I will save up even more for an i5 and ssd

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