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Hello guys,

(https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/W2crjc)

I have been researching into getting my first gaming Pc for a while and this is what I have come up with. Are there any changes you would make and will there be any performance bottlenecks?

Thanks in advance
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Im not the best with this but in my opinion, get an RX 460 4GB instead of 560 4GB. As far as I know, the RX 560 is not a great upgrade, they are pretty much similar and the 460 is cheaper. I got a Gigabyte RX460 4GB for about £100 so £14 cheaper than what you have now.

EDIT: Depending on what games you are getting and so on, you might be better of investing in a HDD too. A few games are quite big so I would expect you would run out of space very quickly. I did the same and had to buy a HDD too.

EDIT2: Sorry I keep editing, 16GB may be too much too, What sort of games are you going to be playing? I have 8GB and I've had no issues.
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Thanks a lot for the quick response.

Sorry, forgot to include this in the post, but my uncle does have a spare HDD which he said he would give to me so that side of things should be fine.

The main games I'm looking to play on this will probably be overwatch, cs:go and tf2, so not the most demanding games.

Also, looking at the rx 460 vs the rx 560, there doesn't seem to be a big difference at all, just 4 or so fps for £14 which is definitely not worth it so thanks a lot for that suggestion.

Checking the overwatch requirements and the minimum specs are only 4gb with the recommended being 6gb, so I think the 8gb of RAM will be good enough.

Also, which rx460 would you recommend?

Thanks again
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Peanubutter wroteThanks a lot for the quick response.

Sorry, forgot to include this in the post, but my uncle does have a spare HDD which he said he would give to me so that side of things should be fine.

The main games I'm looking to play on this will probably be overwatch, cs:go and tf2, so not the most demanding games.

Also, looking at the rx 460 vs the rx 560, there doesn't seem to be a big difference at all, just 4 or so fps for £14 which is definitely not worth it so thanks a lot for that suggestion.

Checking the overwatch requirements and the minimum specs are only 4gb with the recommended being 6gb, so I think the 8gb of RAM will be good enough.

Also, which rx460 would you recommend?

Thanks again


I just looked at the one I brought about a week ago for £100. It seems to be £127 now which sucks. The only one I can find for cheaper is [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] one. I haven't heard of this website before but they seem fine on trustpilot. I haven't heard of this graphics card either but it may be fine, you may need to do a bit of research first. Thats the only one I can find that is cheaper so unless you can find one or get a sale like I guess I did, you may even be better off buying the 560.

As for the RAM, I would suggest buying a single 8GB piece so if you really want to in the future you can upgrade to 16GB.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the one you sent seems to just be a heatsink without the fans. Probably will just settle with the rx560 for that. In terms of the RAM I will probably go for the 1x8gb just in case I do end up upgrading it. Otherwise thanks a lot here is the final build:

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Pretty sure you just finished making my first PC for me
I think I'll buy all the parts on sale now and slowly buy the others
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Someone else thought of another build, not sure if it is better or not here it is:
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Yeah I think the one I sent did only have a heatsink. As for the other build, I don't have much experience with pentium or GTX cards so I'm not sure, but again with the RAM, only really need 8GB right now.
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RX 560 is not the same as the RX 460. The RX 560 is basically an RX 460 with more cores, as the 560 is a fully unlocked 460. It is a better purchase, however, the GTX 1050 is better than both the RX 460, and RX 560. i3 is poor purchase, Pentium G4560 performs almost exactly the same for almost half the price. Spending £130 on RAM in a <£600 system is a waste of money. Also, the RAM and mobo you chose are not compatible anyway. That PSU is absolute trash, it's not worth half the price ist's listed for.

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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£63.47 @ BT Shop)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£64.97 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£63.24 @ Aria PC)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£85.49 @ Novatech)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£131.50 @ Amazon UK)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£28.38 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£44.96 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£129.99 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £612.00

You can get the 144Hz monitor instead if you wish, and still remain £100+ cheaper with a better GPU. You could spend some of the saved money on a better case and/or PSU. Or, you couldget 16GB RAM for an extra £50;
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Though again, I'd hold back on the RAM, you could spend the money somewhere smarter and add more RAM at a later date.

Or, lastly, you could go with a Ryzen system instead;
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£146.96 @ More Computers)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£69.06 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£63.24 @ Aria PC)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£85.49 @ Novatech)
Video Card: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£131.50 @ Amazon UK)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£28.38 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£44.96 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] (£129.99 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £699.58

Better CPU, better GPU, and even with the 144Hz monitor, you're still £20 cheaper than the original system you were looking at.
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Yeah the first one you sent does look very good, and you are right, buying an i3 is not necessary for the games I will be playing. To be honest, I think I'll still go for the 144hz monitor because I'm happy to turn down graphics for extra fps. The build definitely looks solid, so I'll seriously consider it. Thanks
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