Question £1200 PC Build

connor.j2000

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Hi all.

Looking to build a computer with an approximate £1200 budget.

It'll be used mostly for gaming.

Any recommendations please?

Cheers
 
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This should be pretty good...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | £259.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler | £34.99 @ Currys PC World
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 UD ATX AM4 Motherboard | £134.99 @ Box Limited
Memory | Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Sabrent Rocket Q 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £99.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | £449.98 @ Ebuyer
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case | £50.99 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £79.48 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1200.39
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 09:56 GMT+0000 |
 
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Newtonius

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Here's a list of core components that I think will hold you over nicely. It totals about 1400USD (1080 Pounds) so you have some wiggle room for a case of your choice. Don't forget that you need to choose a monitor, mouse, and keyboard.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($308.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($81.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Devil Video Card ($439.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1417.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-20 08:26 EST-0500
 
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connor.j2000

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Here's a list of core components that I think will hold you over nicely. It totals about 1400USD (1080 Pounds) so you have some wiggle room for a case of your choice. Don't forget that you need to choose a monitor, mouse, and keyboard.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($308.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($81.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Devil Video Card ($439.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1417.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-20 08:26 EST-0500
Thank you.
 
This should be pretty good...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | £259.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler | £34.99 @ Currys PC World
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 UD ATX AM4 Motherboard | £134.99 @ Box Limited
Memory | Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Sabrent Rocket Q 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £99.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | £449.98 @ Ebuyer
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case | £50.99 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £79.48 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1200.39
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 09:56 GMT+0000 |
I’m going to give this my vote, don’t think I’d do any better. Only possible change is you could change the motherboard to a MSI B450 Tomahawk Max which saves you £40 with no lost performance. Use this money to buy some case fans.
 

Oussebon

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It all really depends on the monitor tbh - no point buying a 2070 Super if there's only a £150 budget for the monitor :)

A 2070 Super would be ideal for a 1440p 144hz monitor, e.g.
Acer Nitro VG271UP
iiyama GB2760QSU-B1
MSI Optix MAG271CQR
Or many more like Dell S2719DGF, Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ, LG 27GL83A-B, LG 32GK850F
 
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connor.j2000

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This should be pretty good...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | £259.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler | £34.99 @ Currys PC World
Motherboard | Gigabyte X570 UD ATX AM4 Motherboard | £134.99 @ Box Limited
Memory | Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Sabrent Rocket Q 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £99.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | £449.98 @ Ebuyer
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case | £50.99 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £79.48 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1200.39
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 09:56 GMT+0000 |
Thanks!
 

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Hellfire13's list is very solid. I would recommend a 1080p, 144hz or 1440p, 144hz if your budget allows for it. 3700x and 2070 super is a pretty good combo
 

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Disregard the error message, the motherboard ships with newer BIOS to accept the 3rd gen CPU's.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£259.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.98 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£98.99 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£154.62 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£107.58 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card (£342.48 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (£88.65 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£72.87 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1190.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-23 23:03 GMT+0000
 
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Oussebon

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False logic. :) If you're literally maxing out settings, you're doing it wrong, wasting GPU horsepower on a few placebo settings. If you care about "max" (or very high) settings, it's for visual fidelity. In which case 1440p for the extra pixels is the way to go.

I think anyone buying a monster like a 2070 Super for 1080p has had bad advice or has missed the point.

Or - to be fair - has a very niche use case, besides general gaming.
 
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False logic. :) If you're literally maxing out settings, you're doing it wrong, wasting GPU horsepower on a few placebo settings. If you care about "max" (or very high) settings, it's for visual fidelity. In which case 1440p for the extra pixels is the way to go.

I think anyone buying a monster like a 2070 Super for 1080p has had bad advice or has missed the point.

Or - to be fair - has a very niche use case, besides general gaming.
Lol, just when you think you know everything ;)
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAjIDfs_quE
 
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Oussebon

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It's a shame that a video only in 1080p doesn't really let you appreciate the fidelity difference of 1440p vs 1080p :D

That youtuber seems to be a bit CPU bound too, especially at 1080? Or else there'd be a bigger difference in framerate, for sure.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£259.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Universal 65 CFM CPU Cooler (£44.99 @ Currys PC World)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£98.99 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£94.49 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card (£474.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case (£55.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£72.87 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1192.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-24 15:47 GMT+0000
 
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