Question £1500 Gaming Rig / Feedback & Advice please


Mar 24, 2014
Good evening once again good people,

I'm a bit rusty building systems and normally just let the pro's on here do it for me but I have been angling for a £1500 build for both myself and my partner (assuming I can get hold of the parts of course) but I wanted to know what peoples thoughts were on this one I just knocked up.

Advice / Support / Opinions more than welcome as I usually tweak my parts list 5-10x before hitting purchase

Thanks in advance


I know the GPU prices really suck right now and there's not a whole lot we can do about them but I would say give it a couple of months and the market should start correcting itself. This is a decent start but this is what I would suggest on your budget:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£329.99 @ Box Limited)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (£153.67 @
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£74.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£71.99 @ Box Limited)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.14 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB XC3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card (£599.99)
Case: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case (£104.63 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£97.99 @ Corsair UK)
Total: £1537.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-14 20:19 GMT+0000


Mar 24, 2014
It’s an ok build but £899 for a 3060 is insane. It’s a £350 card. I know prices are screwed but that’s £150 more than what I paid for a 3080.
Just to be clear, I have no intention of shelling out £900 for a GFX card. The part list is just to gather feedback on the actual parts themselves. If I can obtain a GPU for normal price it will bring it to around £1250 which is what I was aiming at to leave me £250 for a solid 144 monitor.

g-unit1111 said:
This is a decent start but this is what I would suggest on your budget:
Appreciate the tweaks, TY
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