Building my first gaming rig

Hello everyone, I've decided to ditch my console and start my very first gaming PC build. Now I'm no noob with technology..I would just like to hear some advice from more experienced pc gamers on what parts are good and worth the £€$ and what suck altogether. My initial startup budget is £500 ($750) before anybody asks..this budget is purely for the PC, not the monitor and mouse etc. Ps I already have a copy of windows to use.

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You other option would be something like an i5 6500 with a 380, so long as you aren't playing any CPU intensive games, you should be good to go with the 860k though, and if you upgrade your CPU in the future, you'll have a better GPU to pair with it


PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor (£54.96 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI A88XM-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (£43.12 @ Dabs)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.41 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£235.79 @ More Computers)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £488.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-16 11:44 BST+0100

Thanks street 😁 some good looking parts there, I can probably stretch to an i7 but do you think it's even worth it? I've heard that i5's do a fine job when it comes to gaming? All these different processors confuse me tbh

Quite honestly, 860K will show you lower FPS in some games, while in other games the difference will be barely noticeable... The question is, are you willing to pay triple price for let's say 30% higher FPS?
I have checked some reviews and I have noticed, that 860K and i7 show very similar results in gaming with a gpu like 280/380... Still, I would not recommend going for i5 with 380 if you can get 860k with 390...
I have 3 general advises...
1. Research the case. You need good airflow and good cable management to ease your assembly.
2. Don't make my mistake and get yourself modular PSU... So much easier to build with...
3. Get yourself an SSD. Even 60GB for the OS only. There is a difference. Trust me.

Thanks for the reply psycho! I'm going to have a really good look at do you feel about AMD processors? I'll be going on skyrim mostly tbh so whatever setup can handle it the best and produce the best experience. Like I said this is just a startup build and I will be upgrading it bit by bit, aslong as it can handle some decent gaming I'm good.

You may want to consider the new Intel 1151 platform.
There are some really cheap pentiums for starters, that will open up the upgrading path to i5 6600k and i7 6700k..
AMD I am not recommending if upgrading is your goal. 6300 is fine CPU for many tasks, and you can jump to 8350 later on, but even i3 will show slightly better frames in gaming. And since that is your main priority, I would go Intel route.
Skyrim vanilla runs like charm 60fps flat on my older generation 760K and 270X, and we are talking about upgrades to i5 and 390... It will fly even heavily moded...

Thanks alot mate, I really appreciate your time. I'll go and have a look at the Intel 1151. Should I be so excited to start out on PC? 😂 so many choices

That's one of the PC advantages - you can pick and choose and tweak and change and assemble and disassemble till you're happy with the final results...

I dunno man 120 bucks for a dual core CPU, you'd be way better off with an i5 4460 for like 20 dollars more, until the Pentium G4500 is down to Pentium G3258 prices I can't see it being worth it, or just an OCed 860k for half the price which will game pretty well on it's own.

Really, i have 4400 in my country for 4$ more than 3258... Meaning around 70$...

Everything is about $100 here, so ya, probably not worth it