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No frills, best bang-for-your-buck build, around £1100 all in.

davidj92

37 months ago

I am a complete PC virgin, go easy on me.

This build is intended to play AAA games at 1080p on high/ultra (particularly BF1), without any of the gimmicks or fancy stuff but provide a good base for future upgrades, please let me know what you think. I've decided to spend the money where I reckon it is more important to me at the moment, i.e. CPU, GPU, mobo. I'm hoping to OC what I can too.

I plan to upgrade in 12 months or so - maybe buy another RX 480, 4x8gb ram, 1TB SSD, bigger/extra monitor, larger PSU, better cooling.

Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £218.28 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Akasa K32 56.8 CFM CPU Cooler £8.48 @ Novatech
Motherboard Asus Z170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £129.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £61.80 @ Eclipse Computers
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £60.90 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card £229.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Zalman Z3 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case £32.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply XFX XT 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £42.98 @ Novatech
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer £13.73 @ BT Shop
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £83.90 @ More Computers
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £23.09 @ BT Shop
Monitor AOC G2460PF 24.0" 144Hz Monitor £194.99 @ Novatech
Keyboard Genius 31300710101 Wired Standard Keyboard £6.79 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1107.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 12:41 GMT+0000

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a better cooler, like the Cryorig H7 or C7 or a Cooler Master 212Evo. Other than that is looks pretty good

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're ok forgoing overclocking ability, you can snag a much better GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £183.59 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B150M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £60.98 @ YoYoTech
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £67.99 @ Novatech
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £60.80 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Triple Dissipation Video Card £289.99 @ Novatech
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case £40.15 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CXM 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer £13.73 @ BT Shop
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £83.90 @ More Computers
Monitor AOC G2460PF 24.0" 144Hz Monitor £194.99 @ Novatech
Keyboard Genius 31300710101 Wired Standard Keyboard £6.79 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1082.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 17:39 GMT+0000
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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your help!

I'm very torn between the 1060 and 480, the sticking point for me is that the 1060 doesn't support SLI - is it that much better than the 480?

Out of curiosity, what makes the Z170-A better than the PRO? From what I've researched the PRO is higher quality but the problem was value for money in comparison to the A, however, the price has come down now and both mobos are roughly the same price.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1060 is slightly faster, only like 5% on average I believe.

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