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alex17595

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If you want to do gaming don't bother with anything that says onboard or integrated graphics, it need to have a dedicated graphics card. 8 GB ram is on the low side for modern games but should run plenty of older ones fine.

It says 350W which means if you wanted to add a card to it the power supply would need to be upgraded as well.

I bought a second hand one off gumtree and upgraded the parts over time.
 

Andrew32

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Wasn't expecting to find a post like this on here, built a PC a few months ago for £2k, and don't hardly do any gaming on it (plus I build a lot for my job) buying one of these prebuilts can be a nightmare, if you're on a budget (less than 1k imo) buy used, I did but bought top spec, ended up paying 2k in parts for a i7 9700k 1080ti which isn't bad at all, i5 with an ssd and 1000 series graphics cards does really well
 

RXQueen

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How much are you looking to spend? What do you want to play?

There is a new release of AMD stuff in the next few weeks which will lower some prices considerably.
around £500 which i realise is low. my son will play things like mine craft and fifa on it
 

happyformumman

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around £500 which i realise is low. my son will play things like mine craft and fifa on it
Okay, this could be tricky but there are some options.

  • Is there already a monitor and keyboard and mouse available?
  • Are you, or do you know someone, who is happy to assemble a PC from components?

If the answer is yes, then with a "grey market" Windows key and a small stretch of the budget it's possible to build a very capable machine.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£85.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£45.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: ADATA SU630 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£82.50 @ AWD-IT)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card (£198.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cougar MG120 G MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£34.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.99 @ AWD-IT)
Wireless Network Adapter: BrosTrend AC5 USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£10.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £570.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Let me know what you think, happy to help to find a good solution :)
 

Lord Oort

Fear is the little death
Regular User
Okay, this could be tricky but there are some options.

  • Is there already a monitor and keyboard and mouse available?
  • Are you, or do you know someone, who is happy to assemble a PC from components?

If the answer is yes, then with a "grey market" Windows key and a small stretch of the budget it's possible to build a very capable machine.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£85.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£45.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: ADATA SU630 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£82.50 @ AWD-IT)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card (£198.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cougar MG120 G MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£34.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.99 @ AWD-IT)
Wireless Network Adapter: BrosTrend AC5 USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£10.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £570.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Let me know what you think, happy to help to find a good solution :)
Decent build! I personally would put in a 256Gb NVMe boot drive and put the rest towards a couple of TB's of platter storage instead of a single large-ish SSD.
 

Shaun

28DL Regular User
Regular User
If your on a tight budget I wouldn't bother with the SSD and just get a standard Hard drive
i back this, my current pc was a custom built i got off ebay with no SSD and just 2TB. It works like a dream for most steam game, was only 600 quid aswell.
 

Andrew32

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SSD & NVMe drives are so cheap these days its totally worth it IMO. Admittedly it depends on how tight money is but if you can spare £35 for a 256Gb NVMe you will not regret it.
Going that cheap you'd have to make sure it's a dram cache SSD, but some are at that price still, think I need to get one myself :D
 

Lord Oort

Fear is the little death
Regular User
I had to rebuild my main system a few months ago after my conservatory roof failed and it got a bit wet... Paid 35 for the NVMe; 4000Mb's read and write.

Ryzen 5 3600
32Gb 3900Mhz DDR4
RTX 2060
BM450 Mobo
550W 80+ Bronze PSU
256Gb NVME Boot Drive
Cheap case

£800 build.

 

alex17595

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28DL Full Member
It's suprising how cheap graphics cards are these days. I paid £450 for a GTX 980 in around 2015 and it's still going stong, but some of the stuff you can now get for half the price is insane.
 

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