Question Budget Gaming PC Build Thoughts

Hi all...

Thoughts on the below list for a gaming PC? Budget is approx. £650 max and needs to include thermal paste, extra fans and a Windows key...

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

Happy to consider your alternatives.

Thanks in advance.
Ditch that paste, no good for that application and cooler comes with decent one too.
See if you can get even cheapest SSD of 240/259GB at least for Windows and some most important programs, no modern system should be without one.
 

kevinburrow

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3600 already comes with a decent cooler and paste so might as well do away with the cooler and pay an extra £5 for the better CPU. Elsewhere, added a gold rated PSU for less and a cheap SSD for booting. A little over budget, though:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | £155.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £81.95 @ AWD-IT
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | £69.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £30.62 @ MyMemory
Storage | Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | £34.67 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | ASRock Radeon RX 580 8 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card | £180.40 @ Alza
Case | Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case | £40.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £69.98 @ Currys PC World Business
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | £18.89
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan | £8.99 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £690.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 12:36 BST+0100 |
 

connor.j2000

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3600 already comes with a decent cooler and paste so might as well do away with the cooler and pay an extra £5 for the better CPU. Elsewhere, added a gold rated PSU for less and a cheap SSD for booting. A little over budget, though:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | £155.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £81.95 @ AWD-IT
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | £69.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £30.62 @ MyMemory
Storage | Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | £34.67 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | ASRock Radeon RX 580 8 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card | £180.40 @ Alza
Case | Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case | £40.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £69.98 @ Currys PC World Business
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | £18.89
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan | £8.99 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £690.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 12:36 BST+0100 |
Appreciated. Thank you.
 

Vic 40

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Made some changes and changed some parts, but is under budget,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£109.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler (£27.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£81.95 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.67 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card (£149.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: GameMax Muted ATX Mid Tower Case (£40.83 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£18.89)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £647.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 14:50 BST+0100


as suggested could you get the Ryzen 3600 by taking the cpu cooler out and change the 2600 to it, would be abit over budget.

There are at least some places where you can save money like gpu and fan(s) and more.
 

connor.j2000

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Made some changes and changed some parts, but is under budget,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£109.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler (£27.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£81.95 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.67 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card (£149.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: GameMax Muted ATX Mid Tower Case (£40.83 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£18.89)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £647.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 14:50 BST+0100


as suggested could you get the Ryzen 3600 by taking the cpu cooler out and change the 2600 to it, would be abit over budget.

There are at least some places where you can save money like gpu and fan(s) and more.
Many thanks.
 

connor.j2000

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Aug 21, 2017
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Made some changes and changed some parts, but is under budget,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£109.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9 Plus 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler (£27.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£81.95 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.67 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card (£149.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: GameMax Muted ATX Mid Tower Case (£40.83 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£18.89)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: ARCTIC ACFAN00119A 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £647.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 14:50 BST+0100


as suggested could you get the Ryzen 3600 by taking the cpu cooler out and change the 2600 to it, would be abit over budget.

There are at least some places where you can save money like gpu and fan(s) and more.
When changing to the Ryzen 5 3600 in PC Part Picker, I get the below warning:

'Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Matisse CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.'

Is this okay? What will I need to do differently upon installation?
 

logainofhades

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£109.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler (£30.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£79.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£34.20 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.67 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card (£149.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Antec GX202 ATX Mid Tower Case (£42.97 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£18.89)
Total: £641.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 15:06 BST+0100
 

kevinburrow

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When changing to the Ryzen 5 3600 in PC Part Picker, I get the below warning:

'Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Matisse CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.'

Is this okay? What will I need to do differently upon installation?
Yes it's best to check with the MOBO manufacturer to be sure but I think by now this shouldn't be an issue.
 

Vic 40

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When changing to the Ryzen 5 3600 in PC Part Picker, I get the below warning:

'Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Matisse CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.'

Is this okay? What will I need to do differently upon installation?
Well it depends, the bios that supports the Ryzen 3600 is already one year old so resonably would you expect that a new motherboard right now would have that. if you're really unlucky and get some old stock with an older bios would you need an older type cpu to upgrade.
You could get in contact with the seller of the motherboard and ask if they can update the bios which probably will cost a small fee.

You could consider the Ryzen 3300X, but at current price point of that is spending 15 pounds more for the 3600 a better choice. The Ryzen 3300X is overpriced in the UK. You could keep an eye on the 3300X, whether it will drop in price.
 
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connor.j2000

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Well it depends, the bios that supports the Ryzen 3600 is already one year old so resonably would you expect that a new motherboard right now would have that. if you're really unlucky and get some old stock with an older bios would you need an older type cpu to upgrade.
You could get in contact with the seller of the motherboard and ask if they can update the bios which probably will cost a small fee.

You could consider the Ryzen 3300X, but at current price point of that is spending 15 pounds more for the 3600 a better choice. The Ryzen 3300X is overpriced in the UK. You could keep an eye on the 3300X, whether it will drop in price.
Great. Thank you.

I've read some stuff about the R5 3600 cooler being poor and causing temp problems - is upgrading to a better cooler something I should consider?
 

connor.j2000

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£109.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler (£30.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£79.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£34.20 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.67 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card (£149.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Antec GX202 ATX Mid Tower Case (£42.97 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£18.89)
Total: £641.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 15:06 BST+0100
Thank you.
 

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