PC Build with £1350 budget

Pollai

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I have a budget of £1350 (give or take £50) to build a PC that can be considered future proof, at least for the next few years in terms of gaming etc.

I will mainly use this PC for studying, gaming, photoshop, coding and as a Plex server.

I do not know much in way of parts of what prices are best so I would greatly appreciate it if you could have a look at this build and tell me how or if I can improve it.

Many thanks.
 

Pollai

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I haven't added a mice and keyboard to the list since I already have some at home. Have a look at the build and tell me what you think.

An overclockable CPU would have been cool but I managed to order the new Skylake i7 6700 (non k version) for £209. I thought it was a steal so I ordered it. Now, it is up to Amazon whether they honour the order or not.

If you have an opinion regarding monitors then yes please, add this to your recommendations as I would like the best monitor (within my price range) to go with my PC build :)

 

Jonathan Cave

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i sorted this for you as i missed the 'this' link :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£195.36 @ More Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.98 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£89.89 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£82.70 @ More Computers)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£58.74 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£249.96 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card (£491.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£62.41 @ More Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£9.00 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1265.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-09 20:34 GMT+0000

Looks like a solid build matey it will do everything you need it to.

Why the i7? - Are you going to be doing heavy photoshop / 3d work or heavy video rendering ?
 

Pollai

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That looks fantastic, thank you!

Well, the i7 going for £209 seemed like a great deal so I went for it and I am also aiming to make it last in terms of performance so I don't have to upgrade again too soon after building it.

The PC will be the main computer and will be used as a Plex server a lot during the day whilst I go about with my other work such as studying, coding and photoshop.

 

g-unit1111

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Why do you need such a ridiculous storage solution? Do you really need a 1TB SSD when you can get a 2TB mechanical drive for half the cost and you get twice the storage? Also no case with this build.

Something like this is what I would recommend:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£195.36 @ More Computers)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£44.97 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme6+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£160.73 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£85.75 @ More Computers)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£58.66 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£98.75 @ More Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card (£491.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.00 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£87.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1268.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-10 00:10 GMT+0000
 

Jonathan Cave

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I forgot to add that you would choose your own case as its personal preference, forgive me.

I'd prefer a 1TB SSD > 2TB HDD - were all different, there's nothing ridiculous about it, its fabulous darling.
 

g-unit1111

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So you're paying twice as much for half the storage, and zero gained in terms of performance. I don't get it. :??:

And choosing your own case is generally a bad idea because there's a lot of junk out there, and part of the reason this site exists is to separate the good stuff from the junk, am I right?
 

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