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Decent gaming and productivity, for under £1000

Jonesy127

37 months ago

I am looking to replace my ancient workhorse (Core 2 Duo E7200, Radeon HD4770, 4gb RAM, single monitor).

I want to do some gaming (mostly iRacing) and also want a decent productivity.

I’m very keen on something that:

will still be okay in 5 years time looks stylish but not showy has dual monitors for productivity will run cool and with low energy will be under £1000 ($1260)

Here’s my work in progress:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/DfP97h Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/DfP97h/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($191.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus H170I-PLUS D3 Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.49 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card ($206.99 @ B&H) Case: Fractal Design Core 500 Mini ITX Desktop Case ($49.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($35.88 @ OutletPC) Monitor: BenQ GL2250HM 21.5" 60Hz Monitor Monitor: BenQ GL2250HM 21.5" 60Hz Monitor Keyboard: Logitech K120 - UK Layout Wired Standard Keyboard Total: $819.10 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 14:04 EST-0500

Thoughts?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a cleaner description.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $191.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus H170I-PLUS D3 Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.49 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card $206.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Core 500 Mini ITX Desktop Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $35.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ GL2250HM 21.5" 60Hz Monitor -
Monitor BenQ GL2250HM 21.5" 60Hz Monitor -
Keyboard Logitech K120 - UK Layout Wired Standard Keyboard -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $819.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 14:06 EST-0500

I recommend changing the SSD as the one you curr4ently have is not at all good. Change the PSU to something like the EVGA G2 550W, XFX TS 550W, Corsair CXM 450Wm or the RMx 550W. All are better units than the current PSU.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks; I'll look in to those.

Where did I go wrong with the formatting of my original post?!

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