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£500 build spec?

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by L33, 3 May 2019.

  1. L33

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 1,867

    After a bit of help guys. A friends son would like a gaming PC and has a budget of £500 (PC only, no peripherals or monitor needed). I'm a little out of the loop on bang-for-buck components.
    He wants to play (and stream) fortnite like every other teenager, there are no other requirements. Anybody able to recommend a build please?
    Thanks :)
  2. orbitalwalsh


    Joined: 1 Dec 2015

    Posts: 18,509

    bit over but 2 free games

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £553.23 (includes shipping: £12.30) ​
  3. Danny75


    Joined: 26 Aug 2013

    Posts: 8,395

    Suggest a better motherboard, while recognizing that it's a difficult budget and already over it. That B450M-DS3H is notorious for throttling 2600s and other issues.


    Two people on same thread with issues, both have B450M-DS3H and 2600 CPU, both end up changing board to fix issues

    Mortar would be best Micro-ATX choice for the budget:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:

    You should actually get 4 free games (two with CPU and two with GPU) so if you are able to sell two, or all, then could get some money back. Each bundle seems to be going for around £40. https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/the-division-2-and-world-war-z.18853936/
  4. BongoHunter

    Wise Guy

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    Location: West London

  5. L33

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 1,867

    Thank you all, really appreciate it :)