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£600 Fortnite Machine

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by wesimmo, May 21, 2019.

  1. wesimmo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 19, 2012

    Posts: 2,041

    Hi,

    It's been a few years since I kept up with hardware and GFX cards.

    My nephew is looking for a PC to play Fortnite and do some music editing, though he's clear the Fortnite side of things is key.

    Don't need a case as we have a couple lying around, so it's just the guts he needs.

    I'm happy to build it with him so hit me with some bits!

    TIA.
     
  2. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,073

    Location: Northampton

    What bits do you need?

    I've got a full Ryzen 1700 + RX570 system to split, if you're interesting I can get a full list of bits for you
     
  3. wesimmo

    Wise Guy

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    Nah I'm dead boring mate! ;)

    But yeah open to options to get him what he needs for the limited budget.
     
  4. Frozennova

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    Ignore me anyway. I'm clearly dense and can't read and this isn't a wanted thread in the MM like i i thought it was :o
     
  5. Plec

    Capodecina

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    I've assumed he needs WiFi, so included it on the board (money could be saved here if not needed). The Carbon is a quality B450 with decent VRMS (great for clocking and future CPU upgrades) and will accommodate Zen 2 if he decides to upgrade in the future. The 2600 comes with a decent stock cooler - ideally he would get a 2600X (but OcUK price is steep). Plus it comes with two free games - which could be sold to offset total cost. Ideally, if he was going to clock he would add a third party cooler - but he could hit 3.7GHz across all cores with stock...

    Fortnite will flatter the RX 570 8Gb but it's a capable budget card at 1080p - plus this card comes with same 2 free games, again you could sell on and offset costs.

    Basically, you would get 4 free games; 2 of which he could keep (as same games) - or sell all 4 and either reduce cost by ~£80 or spend the anticipated additional on better GPU, if he plans on playing AAA games in the future.

    Took off shipping as free for you:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: ~£623.04
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    An example of Fortnite running at epic settings on a RX 570 and 2600 clocked to 4GHz:

     
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
  6. wesimmo

    Wise Guy

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    Much appreciated mate. Will send him the link (and his parents...) and hopefully get him interested in building his own machines.
     
  7. Oblivion007

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    Location: Scotland

    Great shout getting him involved in the build process. At the very least he learns something, at best its a potential interest for life and an insight into a career.
     
  8. ZXSpectrum

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    Location: Derby

    There are a couple of great deals going about of bundles of the Ryzen 5 2600 and a RX570 4Gb for around £230 which is a solid base for a nice little fortnite machine :)
     
  9. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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    Cant imagine a better value setup for his needs.
     
  10. ZXSpectrum

    Sgarrista

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    And at that price there is more money to add a SSD or a better case Or some LED Fans.. :D
     
  11. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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    All the RGB!
     
  12. ZXSpectrum

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    I am not a fan of RGB but I am going mostly RGB with my new gaming build for some reason.. LOL!
     
  13. Double07

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    Please not the RGB fans, for the love all that is good!!
     
  14. ZXSpectrum

    Sgarrista

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    Yup, 140mm Fractal Prisma case Fans, 120mm Fractal Prisma CPU Cooler fan and Corsair RGB Pro memory.. :D

    As you can tell I am going for subtlety..

    :o