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As the title says, i want to build a gaming pc but know not of what parts are the best and compatible for my budget which is between 300 and 400 pound, keyboard and mouse are not needed but a monitor and OS is. I do have a lot of 2tb and 1tb HDDs but dont know if they will be compatible with this build for whatever reason. All parts have to be within the uk and from a trusted or reliable source. Any help would be very adventagous.
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This is the best I could honestly do. I would personally save up for 500-600 pound budget. With that much, you will get a LOT more out of what you're putting in.

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XepherTheCat wroteThis is the best I could honestly do. I would personally save up for 500-600 pound budget. With that much, you will get a LOT more out of what you're putting in.

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Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£63.59 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£39.95 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£126.56 @ CCL Computers)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£33.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£37.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £433.03
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Over budget and no monitor.

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Total: £397.46

Cheap, pretty shitty 1080p monitor but it'll do the job. Re-use whatever storage you have, and add an SSD when you can. Much better quality PSU than the XFX XT unit. Pentium G4560 is your only option for CPU really. For GPU, you can get RX 460s for around £80, but you might be able to find a used GTX 950/960 or R9 280(x), 285, or 380(x) for around the same price. If you can find any of those, that would be a better option as they all perform similar to a GTX 1050Ti, or slightly better.
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XepherTheCat wroteThis is the best I could honestly do. I would personally save up for 500-600 pound budget. With that much, you will get a LOT more out of what you're putting in.

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Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£39.95 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£126.56 @ CCL Computers)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£33.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£37.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £433.03
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Over budget and no monitor.

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Total: £397.46

Cheap, pretty shitty 1080p monitor but it'll do the job. Re-use whatever storage you have, and add an SSD when you can. Much better quality PSU than the XFX XT unit. Pentium G4560 is your only option for CPU really. For GPU, you can get RX 460s for around £80, but you might be able to find a used GTX 950/960 or R9 280(x), 285, or 380(x) for around the same price. If you can find any of those, that would be a better option as they all perform similar to a GTX 1050Ti, or slightly better.


I recommend this. I didn't realize a monitor was needed. Also, XFX XT aren't bad. Super Flower, Seasonic, FSP, they're all good.
Also, that motherboard needs a BIOS update. Are you assuming he has a Skylake CPU that he can do that with...
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XepherTheCat wrote
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XepherTheCat wroteThis is the best I could honestly do. I would personally save up for 500-600 pound budget. With that much, you will get a LOT more out of what you're putting in.

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Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£63.59 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£39.95 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£126.56 @ CCL Computers)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£33.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£37.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £433.03
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Over budget and no monitor.

OP;
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Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£59.76 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
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Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£39.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Monitor: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £397.46

Cheap, pretty shitty 1080p monitor but it'll do the job. Re-use whatever storage you have, and add an SSD when you can. Much better quality PSU than the XFX XT unit. Pentium G4560 is your only option for CPU really. For GPU, you can get RX 460s for around £80, but you might be able to find a used GTX 950/960 or R9 280(x), 285, or 380(x) for around the same price. If you can find any of those, that would be a better option as they all perform similar to a GTX 1050Ti, or slightly better.


I recommend this. I didn't realize a monitor was needed. Also, XFX XT aren't bad. Super Flower, Seasonic, FSP, they're all good.
Also, that motherboard needs a BIOS update. Are you assuming he has a Skylake CPU that he can do that with...


Ask the manufacturer/provider. They usually can do it free/slightly charged. Don't just skim topics, it was a slight mistake, but leaving out an essential usually isn't the best idea.

OP: As 13 said, you can just look around for used GPU's at a fraction of retail, and personally with a tight budget like this, i would look around for your monitor(s) as well at a used price.
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XepherTheCat wrote
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XepherTheCat wroteThis is the best I could honestly do. I would personally save up for 500-600 pound budget. With that much, you will get a LOT more out of what you're putting in.

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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£69.98 @ Aria PC)
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Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£63.59 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£39.95 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£126.56 @ CCL Computers)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£33.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£37.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £433.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Over budget and no monitor.

OP;
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£69.98 @ Aria PC)
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Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£59.76 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£22.80 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£39.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Monitor: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £397.46

Cheap, pretty shitty 1080p monitor but it'll do the job. Re-use whatever storage you have, and add an SSD when you can. Much better quality PSU than the XFX XT unit. Pentium G4560 is your only option for CPU really. For GPU, you can get RX 460s for around £80, but you might be able to find a used GTX 950/960 or R9 280(x), 285, or 380(x) for around the same price. If you can find any of those, that would be a better option as they all perform similar to a GTX 1050Ti, or slightly better.


I recommend this. I didn't realize a monitor was needed. Also, XFX XT aren't bad. Super Flower, Seasonic, FSP, they're all good.
Also, that motherboard needs a BIOS update. Are you assuming he has a Skylake CPU that he can do that with...


Ask the manufacturer/provider. They usually can do it free/slightly charged. Don't just skim topics, it was a slight mistake, but leaving out an essential usually isn't the best idea.

OP: As 13 said, you can just look around for used GPU's at a fraction of retail, and personally with a tight budget like this, i would look around for your monitor(s) as well at a used price.


My mistake on not fully reading the topic.

The money spent shipping the motherboard to the manufacturer could easily cover the cost of an updated motherboard. And as far as I know, I've never seen where a manufacturer has updated a motherboard for someone. They're manufacturers and makers. They provide products for consumers, not update BIOS for people.
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XepherTheCat wroteAlso, XFX XT aren't bad. Super Flower, Seasonic, FSP, they're all good.

?? Why bring up Seasonic, and FSP lmao? They're irrelevant. I never said the XFX XT was bad, I said that the unit I recommended is better(which it is). However, XFX XT units actually are pretty bad. Which to be fair, I wasn't aware of until fairly recently. Pretty much every single XFX PSU apart from the XT line are really solid. The XT units however, are worse quality than the old, green label Corsair CX units. In fact, the XT's are as bad as Corsair VS units. If they're cheap, and there's no other decent PSU for a similar price, then sure, the XT would be fine. In this case though, it's a terrible option.

XepherTheCat wroteAlso, that motherboard needs a BIOS update. Are you assuming he has a Skylake CPU that he can do that with...

*may* need an update. It could very well have the latest BIOS on it already. It's been almost 8 months since Kaby Lake released, and I very much doubt OP is going to buy a motherboard that has been sitting in storage for longer than 8 months, so it shouldn't be an issue. That said, he can just ask whoever he buys the board from to update the BIOS for him.
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XepherTheCat wroteThe money spent shipping the motherboard to the manufacturer could easily cover the cost of an updated motherboard.

?? He gets them to update the BIOS before they send it. No extra cost. Well, sometimes they charge a small fee, like £5.

XepherTheCat wroteAnd as far as I know, I've never seen where a manufacturer has updated a motherboard for someone. They're manufacturers and makers. They provide products for consumers, not update BIOS for people.

The manufacturers, like Asus, MSI etc, have the latest BIOS on every motherboard when it leaves the factory. Vendors like Newegg, Scan, etc technically have to provide working hardware so if the BIOS is not compatible with your system, they should update it for you.

I've had friends ask Newegg to update the BIOS on H110 motherboards for them and they do it, every time(at least that I know of). Amazon are probably less likely to do it. However, I know for a fact that Scan in the UK do update the BIOS for you, for a small fee as back in the Haswell days, I had many friends buy H81 chipset motherboards for Haswell Refresh CPUs. Scan were doing non stop BIOS updates on H81 boards back then lol. I think Overclockers UK will do BIOS updates as well, not sure if they charge or not.
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XepherTheCat wroteThe money spent shipping the motherboard to the manufacturer could easily cover the cost of an updated motherboard.

?? He gets them to update the BIOS before they send it. No extra cost. Well, sometimes they charge a small fee, like £5.

XepherTheCat wroteAnd as far as I know, I've never seen where a manufacturer has updated a motherboard for someone. They're manufacturers and makers. They provide products for consumers, not update BIOS for people.

The manufacturers, like Asus, MSI etc, have the latest BIOS on every motherboard when it leaves the factory. Vendors like Newegg, Scan, etc technically have to provide working hardware so if the BIOS is not compatible with your system, they should update it for you.

I've had friends ask Newegg to update the BIOS on H110 motherboards for them and they do it, every time(at least that I know of). Amazon are probably less likely to do it. However, I know for a fact that Scan in the UK do update the BIOS for you, for a small fee as back in the Haswell days, I had many friends buy H81 chipset motherboards for Haswell Refresh CPUs. Scan were doing non stop BIOS updates on H81 boards back then lol. I think Overclockers UK will do BIOS updates as well, not sure if they charge or not.


I have no idea what Overclockers UK does, but retailers like Newegg, Amazon, well I know damn sure they won't update the BIOS for you. That means it's an open box product.
I'm not sure about the claim on the latest BIOS when it leaves the factory, but what if it was on shelf for months on end? Kaby Lake isn't all that old.

Also with the PSU, I couldn't find it, but the XFX TS is pretty good.

I'm also just mentioning OEMs. FSP, Seasonic are known for good quality PSUs.
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XepherTheCat wroteI have no idea what Overclockers UK does

Okay, well I know for a fact that there are vendors in the UK(where OP is buying) that will update the BIOS for him, so 'issue' resolved. Easy as that.

XepherTheCat wrotebut retailers like Newegg, Amazon, well I know damn sure they won't update the BIOS for you.

Really? You've asked before?
You're wrong btw. I've had people get Newegg to update the BIOS of their motherboard before sending it.

XepherTheCat wroteThat means it's an open box product.

No, it doesn't.

XepherTheCat wroteI'm not sure about the claim on the latest BIOS when it leaves the factory, but what if it was on shelf for months on end? Kaby Lake isn't all that old.

I literally said that the only way it won't have the relevant BIOS is if the motherboard has been sitting in storage for more than 8 months, which is unlikely. Again though, if that were the case, it's not hard to have the BIOS updated. It's much easier than spending an extra £30 or so that he doesn't have on a motherboard.

XepherTheCat wroteAlso with the PSU, I couldn't find it, but the XFX TS is pretty good.

Yeah, XFX units(apart from the XT) are all super solid. The XT, however, that you recommended, is not great, and the Super Flower unit I recommended would be a far better option.

XepherTheCat wroteI'm also just mentioning OEMs. FSP, Seasonic are known for good quality PSUs.

Okay?
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