Computer for my Dads 50th Birthday

Wayfall

Dignified
Hi Community

I was hoping you get help me put together a Micro ATX system for my Dad who loves his RPG games such as Dishonored, Elder Scrolls Series, Fallout Series, The Witcher 1&2 and so on.

He really wants to play the new Witcher 3. When he bobs his head round my door and see's me play ultra on my pc makes him want to play it even more :) . So I'm planning to build him a pc and get the The Witcher 3 GOTY with a guide as well if possible, it also means he can put his other games at higher settings and get a clean 60fps as currently he has a 7750 that can get 50-60 at 1080 with low-med settings which he certainly isn't happy with.

Because he has a small all-in-one desk that has a printer below as well the desk is pretty cramped so he only has room for a rectangler a Mini or Micro ATX tower case, he currently has a prebuild PC World Medion micro/mini ATX system.

I have been looking into parts and was thinking
-Skylake i5 6500
-EVO cooler
-Micro ATX MOBO
-GTX 960 or 970 4GB GPU
-2x8GB 2133Mhz RAM
-Win 7 or 8.1
-500-550w PSU
-120GB Samsung SSD
(he can then put it current HDD into the new pc for spare storage as well)

I'm looking for the best prices possible here, save where I can.
(I use SCAN, Amazon or Ebuyer when I order parts online)

Cheers!
 

Wayfall

Dignified
Just done some more researching:

How about this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£33.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case (£39.25 @ BT Shop)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £493.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-14 16:00 BST+0100

I'm going to get the OS from Amazon and at Christmas I will get him the small Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB
 

Wayfall

Dignified
Could some of you lot post some build recommendations via Part Picker please, thanks. I'm looking for the best price available really.

Also isn't the RX 480 weaker than the GTX 970 even thou the RX 480 does have DirectX 12 support and double the VRAM.
 

JanHyka

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1. For i5-6500 you don't need custom cooler. The one provided by Intel is more than good enough for that.
2. 120GB SSD is not favourable, you'll lack enough of space for "fast data", get 240
3. I'd also agreed with others on GTX1060
4. Get quality PSU. It's worth it.
 

Wayfall

Dignified
Got this so far, ignore the prices for now.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.90 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£29.99 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: MSI H110I Pro Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard (£62.79 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£67.38 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£78.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Mini Video Card (£234.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case (£69.91 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair VS 550W ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM 3-Pack 64-bit
Total: £718.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-09 17:21 BST+0100
 

Wayfall

Dignified
Just done some more researching:

How about this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£199.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£33.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case (£39.25 @ BT Shop)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £493.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-14 16:00 BST+0100

I'm going to get the OS from Amazon and at Christmas I will get him the small Gigabyte GTX 960 2GB
 

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