[UK] £550 Gaming PC

UK, £550 max.
Sole use is gaming @ 1080p
mATX or smaller would be nice.
No peripherals (kb, mouse, monitor) needed.
No OS required.
Would like it to be quiet & dustproof (extremely dusty environment).

So this?

PCPP threw shipping on the PSU that will be free so it’s actually under £550.
Picked a different case that’s cheaper than the one your link recommended that I know is gud.
Also picked a different cheaper psu and mobo and managed to squish in an SSD.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor £103.42 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £60.13 @ Amazon UK
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £48.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.77 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Windforce OC Video Card £148.97 @ CCL Computers
Case Cooler Master - Silencio 352 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £54.98 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £38.93 @ CCL Computers
Other Adata Premier 8GB (1x 8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 RAM £52.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £551.18

What about ryzen tho?

You said it was for gaming right?

Moar Coars ain’t do shit for most games, esp. if you have a limited budget, and skylake forward has better IPC and clocks than bottom end Ryzen. also note that skylake/kabylake performs better than ryzen when you’re forced to go with cheap ram.

If all you play is civ 6 and Benchmark of the singularity maybe go with a 1200 but it isn’t going to make a huge difference. Might be worth it if you can find a board cheap enough to upgrade you to a 6G 1060, otherwise it’s a wash.

i3’s are dead with Ryzen 3 now out. Besides that it was just very likely confirmed that intel’s next gen CPUs will require a new socket. AM4 should have support until 2020, or it’s 3rd revision or so.

Get dual channel RAM in any case, fast as you can. maybe a slightly better PSU is nice as well.

As for the GPU the 1050ti price doesn’t look too bad actually. RX 570s are still screwed. Although if you save money on your GPU, you can get an R5 1600 from the look of it, and I can assure that an R5 1600 is going to last a lot longer than a 1050ti before it needs to be replaced, would advise investing more in your CPU than your GPU.

What games?

PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/MMvs3F
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/MMvs3F/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£188.94 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£74.19 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.95 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 460 2GB Red Dragon Video Card (£79.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design - Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£24.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£64.42 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £531.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-03 16:32 BST+0100

Here’s my 2 cents

Ryzen 1300X
ASRock B350m MATX
Corsair Vengence 8Gb @ 3000
Kingston 240GB SSD
PowerColor RX460 4GB
SeaSonic 430W psu, 80+ Bronze. (Black cables no ketchup and mustard)
Fractal Focus G case.

Total £548.58

I recommend this lot as would be a solid 1080p rig, would look great and an HDD could be added later when required.

Parts picker link: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3q49D8

If GPU prices weren’t so messed up I’d say get a cheaper HDD and spend more on GPU, but atm the jump from 460 to 570 is absurd.

streetgurus build is pretty solid but if you can afford to go 30 over budget a 1050ti would be a 10-30% better card depending on the game.

Personally this is what I would go for. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BNxVvV
Ryzen 1200
G.Skill-Ripjaw 4 [email protected]
PNY 120gb SSD
1tb WD Blue
GTX 1060 3gb
Deepcool-SMARTER MicroATX Case
500w EVGA 80+