need 500 ponund pc for gta 5 with os and monitor


Sep 1, 2017
im looking for a gaming pc that is within my budget 500 pounds and can play gta 5 without any lag or trouble can anyone help?
Should run around 60fps on low to medium settings...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£69.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£57.09 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB AERO ITX Video Card (£93.96 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£52.47 @
Monitor: Asus - VE247H 23.6" 1920x1080 Monitor (£101.50 @ Box Limited)
Total: £494.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Purchase a product key and activate Windows down the line. You should be good for now even without it. Wont affect gameplay...

GTA5 seems to have issues with VSYNC in my experience. For example, on a 60Hz monitor with VSYNC ON if I drop below 60FPS I get a stutter/judder that is really annoying.

I fixed this by forcing "Adaptive VSYNC" then tweaking the game settings so I don't drop below 60FPS much. When I do drop I get some SCREEN TEARING instead of the stutter/judder effect I got before.

Here's how for NVidia: (start and close GTA5 first)
NVidia Control Panel-> manage 3d settings-> add game -> ... (enable Adaptive VSYNC)-> SAVE

You have a few options you should tweak based on (assume 60Hz monitor):
1) VSYNC ON (bad with drops below 60FPS)

2) VSYNC OFF (screen tearing can be very annoying... if not aim for 40FPS average... actually GEFORCE EXPERIENCE setting if applied for GTA5 is I believe 40FPS VSYNC OFF and it auto-tweaks the settings for you)

3) Adaptive VSYNC (60FPS VSYNC ON, but disables VSYNC if you can't output 60FPS... so screen tear but not added stutter below 60FPS)

4) "Half Refresh" version of Adaptive VSYNC. (caps at 30FPS VSYNC ON... more sluggish than Adaptive VSYNC but allows higher quality)