Question Help building a gaming PC (~£1200/$1500)


Jul 23, 2010
Hi there.

I'd like to ask for help building a gaming PC for my partner on a budget of up to £1200 ($1500). We already have a 1920x1080 monitor (HDI/VGA).

Non-gaming priorities:

  • CD/DVD drive (for music)
  • Quality sound card (as above; how much will it matter for headphones?)
  • A lot of USB slots
  • At least 5 TB of storage space + ideally SSD to run OS
We also would rather not use Amazon as a parts source, which I realise is an unusual restriction.

Any recommendations?


The onboard sound is quite good, I would try that before considering a sound card. As for not getting the part via Amazon just click on the part on the PCPer link and there will be other options below it. I used the 1700 as it's a good price and the aftermarket cooler should easily get it to around 3.8ghz if not higher and be much quieter then the stock cooler. It will handle gaming well at 1080P when paired with the 2060 and if your doing any kind of multitasking/editing it would work perfect for that as well since it has 8 cores & 16 threads.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor (£139.93 @ More Computers)
CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler (£51.65 @
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard (£91.81 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£76.05 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£66.34 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 5 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£118.98 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card (£319.97 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.92 @ More Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£75.46 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Pioneer - BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer (£54.54 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£83.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1126.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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