37 months ago
I'm looking to build a reasonably priced gaming machine for around £500.
Here is my build so far:
Any advice or feedback is very much appreciated.
If you were going to go down the AMD processor route then redirect money from your case to the GPU but note that slow DDR 3 Ram, no upgrade path and poor single core CPU performance.
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If you were instead to go the Intel route then possibilities open up but you need £535
A budget of £625 allows an SSD and a better GPU. Drop the SSD and the budget is £565.
Thanks for your advice.
Going over your possible builds, I could stretch to the Intel with GTX 1050 GPU if its going to be a big upgrade over the AMD and GTX 750 GPU. Would there be any future upgrades with the Intel system?
Would I need any additional cooling/fans? I read that the case comes with 1 fan.
The GTX 1050 Ti is definitely a major upgrade over the 750. Look up benchmarks but what I've seen is the 1050 Ti is significantly faster than the 950 and the 750 Ti. It's also faster than the RX460. The RX470 is faster than the 1050 Ti however.
With that Intel system you could upgrade the processor to a I5-6400, 6500 or 6600. All quad cores. You could also add another stick of 8Gb RAM.
You would need an extra fan or 2 yes. Unfortunately at this price range and trying to get windows 10 into the build as well makes it difficult to get a quality budget case like the Phanteks P400S or the Cooler Master Mastercase 5. You need to be able to spend £60 on the case to get these. The money is better spent on the components to get the best gaming performance you can for the money.