AdviceNeed help on first build/PC
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Budget - £1000-1500
What will you use the PC for - Mostly Apex/Warzone
Do you need a monitor? No
Do you need a keyboard, mouse - Yes, don't have to be top of the range
Do you need an operating system? Yes
Will you overclock? No idea
Anything else we should know - always been on Xbox and just deciding to move over, don't know if I'm best buying pre build or not. Would appreciate any help or advice (sorry if I've missed things out)


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What monitor(s) are you using with the system?
Are you happy to wait for a GPU to come in stock at a 'reasonable' price?

If you're running 1080p60Hz monitors, I'd be upgrading asap, and I'd probably use some of the £1500 budget towards that. However, with current GPU pricing, that might not be an option.

If you're not happy to wait for a GPU to come in stock, then you'll just have to find a pre-built that will do the job. Even if you do find a GPU in stock, it's going to cost more than it really should. You'll still more than likely end up with a better system, but there's a fairly good chance a pre-built will be a lot easier to get right now.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£168.50 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL17 Memory (£79.43 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£83.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case (£83.82 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£59.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £565.71

Something like that with a £500-600 GPU is what I'd be looking at, and then I'd be pairing it with a 1440p144Hz monitor.

Add whatever capacity 7200RPM HDD you want/need. Id start at 2TB at least if you're going to bother adding an HDD.

Can spend an extra £40-50 for a decent B550 mobo instead of B450 if you want something a little more substantial and newer.

Plenty of other decent cases to choose from if you don't like the P400A, I can recommend a few if you do decide to build your own system but don't want the P400A.

Add your own kb+mouse, can spend anywhere from £30-200+ for the pair. I'd probably personally be getting something like a Logitech G Pro wireless mouse and Corsair K70 keyboard, but if you don't know what you want/like then any cheapo kb+mouse combo will do fine for now- easy enough to upgrade them later anyway.

Lastly, for GPU, RTX 3060/3060Ti or AMD RX 6700XT are what you'll find in the £500-600 range if you ever find any in stock. The 6700XT will perform the best, and probably be the cheapest but the NVidia options have better raytracing performance(if that matters to you) and DLSS 2.0. Really you should just get whatever you can find in stock. Worth keeping in mind that an RTX 3060 should really be £300 and the 3060Ti £400.
Also, if you do decide to build your own system, I would start with the GPU. Once you have a GPU purchased, then buy everything else for the system.. no point buying everything else first and then sitting for months waiting for a GPU.
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CPU - intel i7 10700k
GPU - Invidia GeForce RTX 3060
RAM - 16gb Corsair 3000mhz ddr4
Motherboard - MSIB460M PRO - vdh
Power supply - Corsair cv 550
Ssd - 1tb wd blue sn550

This is in the pre built I got, will this be decent enough for a first pc, And will it be able to run games fine?
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Motherboard makes absolutely no sense with the CPU and the PSU is terrible, but it doesn't really matter if you've already bought it.

Will it run games fine? - depends on what games you're playing, what resolution you're running at, and what FPS you expect in said games at said resolution. I can't imagine you'd be displeased with the performance of an i7-10700K and RTX 3060 though, if they're performing as they should.
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