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Kano
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So here goes, my old pc is a mess and ready for the dump im looking to buy a prebuilt pc by a company like pcspecialist for example as i don't have a lot of time on my hands to be building a pc and messing about with things i know nothing about. I will fill out the form with what i am looking for then build it on a pc building website with the recommendations i recieve from you guys.


What is your budget and currency? 600-800GBP
Do you need a keyboard? No
Do you need a mouse? No
Do you need an operating system? Yes
What will you use the PC for? I will be using this Pc for playing most types of games on steam for example battlefield one, Forza, battlegrounds, gmod and counter strike, i will also be using it for photoshop, the occasional work stuff which can include cad but not heavy amounts and also storing and watching lots of films

If i find that my budget isnt enough if justified i will increase

Thanks in advance
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building it on a site risks more then anything and they usually never do anything for the people I.E cable management, and a lot of the time unless it is personally delivered DOA GPU's tend to happen. Better off building it yourself and it doesn't really take that long to do as it is.

Do you need a monitor? (if not list the model)
Aesthetics? (LEDs, panels, color schemes ETC)

How much do you actually want to spend.
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I have a BenQ Zowie RL2755 27 inch e sport monitor,

Im not big on leds or colours so keeping it sleek and normal not really bother what it looks like as it will be in a cupboard.

Lets say 800GBP

Thanks
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£199.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.48 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£116.10 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£46.40 @ PC World Business)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£77.48 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£194.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£34.54 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£65.91 @ Alza)
Total: £814.84

Slightly over, you could save some money by getting a 2tb drive, and changing to a R5 1400, you loose the benefit of more cores/threads but with a overclock should be slightly sub par in performance. plenty of storage for your movies ETC.

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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£157.97 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.48 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£116.10 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£46.40 @ PC World Business)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£77.48 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£194.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£53.99 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£65.91 @ Alza)
Total: £792.28

different CPU and case, both of these builds were done with the idea that you wouldn't really ever want to look inside the system, unless you're taking the panels off.
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Mitochondria wrote [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£199.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.48 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£116.10 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£46.40 @ PC World Business)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£77.48 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£194.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£34.54 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£65.91 @ Alza)
Total: £814.84

Slightly over, you could save some money by getting a 2tb drive, and changing to a R5 1400, you loose the benefit of more cores/threads but with a overclock should be slightly sub par in performance. plenty of storage for your movies ETC.

[ Register or Signin to view external links. ] / [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£157.97 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.48 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£116.10 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£46.40 @ PC World Business)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£77.48 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£194.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£53.99 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£65.91 @ Alza)
Total: £792.28

different CPU and case, both of these builds were done with the idea that you wouldn't really ever want to look inside the system, unless you're taking the panels off.



Thank you for the detailed response im gonna try and comply that on some online sites over the weekend and if i find that it cant be done i will be looking into building it myself it cant be that hard right lol

Also may i ask why did you choose amd over intel i don't really understand whats better
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Kano wroteAlso may i ask why did you choose amd over intel i don't really understand whats better

Better choice for now, at least at this price point. Intel still win for extreme budget systems, with the Pentium G4560 and an i7 is still going to be better for gaming than an R5 or R7 CPU, but R5 over i5 since they'll perform similarly in games, for the most part, and the R5 chips have more threads so will out-perform i5's pretty much in everything else.

I'd make these changes though;
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£199.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.47 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£66.19 @ Aria PC)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£50.76 @ PC World Business)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£191.93 @ CCL Computers)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.99 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£65.91 @ Alza)
Total: £772.22

1TB should be fine, maybe get a 2TB HDD instead;
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Though I'd recommend getting a NAS when possible to store movies on.

If you want XFire support, I'd recommend spending a little more for this PSU instead;
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Bit better quality and slightly more wattage. The 620W Seasonic unit could support a 2nd RX 580 but it would be a little tight. Grab an R5 1400 instead of the R5 1600 if you want to save some money.
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