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Build Advice Gaming PC build custom build - PC specialist - <£800

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Hi all,

I'm going to get back into gaming after about a 15 year hiatus!

I was looking for a setup for around £800 with monitor, keyboard and mouse included, to use with lots of past games, and at least some current games on mid setting at least, a bit of future proofing to upgrade at a later date. A bit of an ask you may say, but 'PC specialist' seem to have reasonable good quality parts that are compatible with current games.

I was considering a laptop, then a set build, then was thinking longer term of investing for the future. Despite this, budget limits me; however I don't expect to play all games at highest settings - medium would suffice for some.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range:£800 with monitor, keyboard and mouse

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Mid level gaming, and light tasks

Parts Not Required:Additional accessories

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: PC specialist website - pcspecialist.co.uk

Country:England, UK

Parts Preferences: Affordable and good quality

Overclocking: Only if available, but not a major concern

SLI or Crossfire:Unsure

Monitor Resolution: Unsure


I had a look on PC specialist and came up with this inventory below for all parts
Any feedback for suggestions or compatibility / concerns for my circumstances would be welcome.

Thanks


Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)

Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.25GHz/19MB CACHE/AM4)

Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME A320M-K: Micro-ATX, AM4, USB 3.0, 6GB/s

Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 8GB)

Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 SUPER - HDMI

1st Storage Drive
NOT REQUIRED

1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED

Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W CV SERIES™ CV-450 POWER SUPPLY

Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER

Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING

LED Lighting
50cm Green LED Strip

Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD

USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence

Browser
Google Chrome™

Monitor
Samsung LS24D330HSX/EN 24" LED monitor

Keyboard & Mouse
CoolerMaster Devastator III Combo Keyboard and Mouse

Surge Protection
6 Socket 2m Surge Protector

Cable Management
PCS 1.5M Zip Cable Tidy - Professional Cable Management
 
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I may be able to use the AMD Ryzen 5 3300 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4 for a similar price, which I believe is the better option
 

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The biggest problem that I see is your choice of motherboard. While Asus makes great mobos in general - you really need to go with a B450 or X 570 series chipset. This is assuming that you may want to upgrade sometime in the future. The older chipsets will not be supported by AMD - so no chance of upgrading to Zen 3.
 
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