Budget Gaming Build

connor.j2000

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Hi, I'm looking to put together a build for around £400 for my 10 year old brother for Christmas. He plays a lot of games like Minecraft and Roblox, but I'd like it to have the capability to play some current games ideally.

Room for expansion and upgrades would be great too!

Thanks,
Connor
 

chickenballs

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or get Intel and Nvidia ;-)

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/pLsdpb

Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
Cooler Master - Hyper T2 CPU Cooler
MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card
Zalman - ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
Total: £404.08

no OS or mouse/keyboard
 

velocityg4

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This should do what you want well enough. With an SSD it will be quite responsive. It can also support decent upgrades in the future. While the GT 1030 is no speed demon. It will handle those games easily enough and some more demanding titles.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£86.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£60.13 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£59.93 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Phoenix Fan OC Video Card (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£14.78 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£48.15 @ Box Limited)
Total: £379.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-28 14:44 GMT+0000

 
1050 is much better than 1030, you should be able to run most games on med-low setting:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£61.96 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£43.33 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.34 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB DUAL Video Card (£103.89 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Deepcool - PANGU SW-BK ATX Mid Tower Case (£24.95 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair - Vengeance 400W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£61.80 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £393.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-28 15:56 GMT+0000

Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1VgZHfX4qk
 

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