Question £500 UK Stylish Game Build - Suggestions

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Hi everyone,

I really hope you can help me. I’m planning a £500ish build that can handle modern games and home usage. As this will be visible in my office, the look is important. Something classy. I won’t be heavily using it for “career” gaming, so all day sessions, 4k, streaming, huge online games etc are out of the question. Just enough to wind down after work.

I'd be very grateful for suggested builds, links, offers etc.

I've seen some suggestions on this link, but it was a few months ago now - https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/£400-500-quiet-gaming-pc.3421394/

Are you buying a monitor: No.
Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any UK.
Location: Derby, UK
Parts Preferences: None

My current build is office only, so don't judge me:

Operating System

  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU

  • Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
  • Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM

  • 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard

  • Hewlett-Packard 1588h (XU1 PROCESSOR)
Graphics

  • HP 22f (1920x1080@60Hz)
  • Intel HD Graphics P3000 (HP)
Storage

  • 223GB SATA SSD (SATA (SSD))
  • 931GB TOSHIBA HDWD110 (SATA )
Optical Drives

  • TSSTcorp DVD-ROM TS-H353B
Case

  • HP Z210
In an ideal world, I’d build a beautiful new computer, plug in my two drives and everything boots up fine. All programs, folders, files etc where they were originally. I’m guessing it’s not that simple so guidance please! You’ll be a huge help!
 
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£81.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard (£92.00 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Team - T-Force Dark Pro 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£68.69 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£49.98 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 4 GB NITRO+ Video Card (£159.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox MB511 ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.38 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£51.06 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £541.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-01 08:17 BST+0100
 
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Apr 29, 2019
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The OP mentioned that he will be gaming and streaming, 8gb of RAM wont be enough for a Ryzen cpu 16 gb would be way better.
Hi iMatty, i'm NOT planning on doing that. Just single player games one minute, word processing and office stuff the next all whilst looking smart and flash in my recently decorated office.
 

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None the less, any ryzen CPU is ram hungry. It depends on you if you'll be using it that much or not.
Eitherways its a good build.

Edit
Forgot to read the i won't be using it.. " my apologizes. :)
 
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The thread you referenced above has a good suggested build on the second reply (I think it was second) R5 2400G with more RAM instead of a dedicated GPU would tick a lot of your boxes.
Do you want a bit ATX case or something smaller seeing as its an office? (mITX case is what I personally would go for to make it more understated but still very much functional).
 
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The thread you referenced above has a good suggested build on the second reply (I think it was second) R5 2400G with more RAM instead of a dedicated GPU would tick a lot of your boxes.
Do you want a bit ATX case or something smaller seeing as its an office? (mITX case is what I personally would go for to make it more understated but still very much functional).
An mITX case would probably be better. I do like the look of the Core V1 case. but wondering if everything will fit.

Thanks to everyone for their support so far!
 
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An mITX case would probably be better. I do like the look of the Core V1 case. but wondering if everything will fit.

Thanks to everyone for their support so far!
I did a build in a Kolink Satellite Plus case not so long ago for a smide over £500 (lovely case btw, nice brushed alu finish) it wasn't far off the V1 size. Everything fit perdectly, GPU was snug (MSI RX570 Armor) but with the GPU removed it was perfectly spacious with the mITX board.
 

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