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£600 gaming rig

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by wesley, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. wesley

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    hi guys

    nephew asked me to build a gaming rig for him.

    max budget of £600.

    monitor and OS are not needed as i'll be providing them.

    so best gaming value for £600 if possible?

    thanks :)
     
  2. Danny75

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  3. wesley

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    Thanks so much

    Any more ideas?
     
  4. wesley

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  6. wesley

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    lol, its for my nephew. he's not interested in speed of the SSD. i had a few SSD's. sure they are fast but it doesn't make the graphic better. he want best graphic gaming PC for £600

    250GB is too small for steam contents. i filled up my 500GB SSD at one point. i upgraded to 2 TB hard drive (not ssd). i have not notice slow down in graphic in games at all
     
  7. wesley

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    will corsair CX450W ok for 1060? think there is a budget for 1060
     
  8. BazNaz

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    Yes, It will be more than enough.
     
  9. wesley

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  12. BazNaz

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    No need for a CPU cooler with a 65w TDP CPU. A cheaper case will also save money
     
  13. wesley

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    thanks baznaz, much appreciated

    surprised i3 is a bad value. always thought i3/i5/i7 are the best to get.

    OCUK website is very confusing to browse. i thought i selected the cheapest 8GB ram.

    thanks again
     
  14. Danny75

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    If you don't want SSD, and you hunt for Zotac Mini 1060 3GB or Asus Dual 1060 3GB you can add them to something like this:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:

    Total: £436.56
    (includes shipping: £11.70)


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    You won't pay shipping, I believe. Total cost would be £612.86.

    The 4-core will prove more long lasting for gaming than the Pentium.
     
  15. Quartz

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    There's indeed no need, but the stock CPU cooler can get noisy. And the nice case is to assist in approval by the nephew's mother or spouse.

    Don't get the 3 GB GTX 1060. It has an inferior GPU to the 6 GB card.
     
  16. Danny75

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    Was giving the same advice till a week or two ago, when paying the little extra was worth it. But £ £ £ is now a factor. The cheapest 6GB available today 20-JUN-2017 is £45 more than the cheapest 3GB.
     
  17. Quartz

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    Huh? I'm seeing only a £30 difference - £218.99 for the 3 GB MSI and £248.99 for their 6GB card.
     
  18. Danny75

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    Cheapest 3GB v 6GB across UK.
     
  19. pastymuncher

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    The reason that the i3's are poor value is that the Pentium G4560 and up now have HT. This more or less makes the i3's pointless. Either go G4560 or bite the bullet and go i5/i7.
     
  20. wesley

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    thanks for that :)

    i actually got i5-750 2.66ghz mated with Gigabyte P55M-UD2 (first i5 cpu released in 2009) in the cupboard doing nothing.

    i'd like to them away to my nephew to reduce the cost.

    big question. is the old i5-750 capable for 1060? ie, bottleneck 1060?, will the new PSU connector fit in P55M-UD2 motherboard. its been a while since i built a PC so ive lost the track with new technology moving on quickly!

    thanks again
     


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