Small Build for Gaming (Overwatch)

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Hi there,
I've been playing games for the longest time on either laptops or my 2in1 Lenovo 'PC'. It's an activity I've invested some time into now and feel like it's worth upgrading - which is why I am looking to get my own PC build.
I have done some research, but have no personal experience and are a complete beginner, so any advice would be great.
If possible, I'd like it to be a smaller PC, for preferable around £800 (I already bought a Monitor [144Hz] and all, so that's not included)

What I looked at so far:
- Motherboard: Asus H110i-Plus Mini ITX
- Processor: Intel Core i5-7400
- Memory: 8GB
- Graphics Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 Turbo 6144MB GDDR5
- 120GB SSD
- Seagate Barracuda 1TB
- Power Supply: Cougar 450W 80+ Bronze Rated PSU
- Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim CPU Cooler

It comes at about £750 atm, including the case.

What do you guys think? Should I perhaps What could I expect from this? Or should I go for a standard-size build?
 

jacobweaver800

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Is the only thing your doing gaming? If you ever plan to or have considered other things such as streaming or recording your games, video or photo editing you may want to opt for Ryzen or a mid tower build.
 

WildCard999

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Better CPU, bigger SSD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor (£147.97 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£64.97 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£74.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£55.76 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.74 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Palit - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Super JetStream Video Card (£238.97 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£38.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.98 @ Box Limited)
Total: £736.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-29 21:42 BST+0100

Edit: Changed to MATX case.
 

jacobweaver800

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A solid build, but we don't know what the OP is using this build for. For gaming this is about the best you can do with the budget, but if the OP wants to stream or edit video/photos this will fall behind an equivalent AMD Ryzen system.
 
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I'd definitely consider that at some point. Any particular Ryzen You'd recommend instead? I was really excited to get a Ryzen for a while, before my friend talked me out of it - since Intel seems to run everything fine.
 

jacobweaver800

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Well, the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or 2600x are beastly CPU's for streaming and gaming, or other heavy multithreaded applications, for there price, if you have the money and wanted to step it up a notch a Ryzen 7 2700 or 2700x will be much faster at 8 cores 16 threads.

It should be no surprise that Intel beats AMD for gaming, however they are very close, but AMD rips back and Ryses (sorry, not sorry) with Ryzen for heavy multithreaded loads like game streaming, encoding, or rendering. What your friend said would have been true 2 or 3 years ago, but now with Ryzen AMD has a really compelling CPU for this type of load.
 
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Haha, definitely not sorry. Thanks so much for all the help.
Would then Ryzen 2600 be better with Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard instead? So sorry for all the questions,.
 
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Yeah, looks better for basically same if not better price. Thanks so much! Will definitely consider.
If I were to go ryzen though, what about something like this? https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/6BDDw6
 

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You'd want the 2600X, it comes with a really good cooler. Also 120gb is too small for a SSD even for just the OS as updates will fill it up.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor (£182.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard (£95.20 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£74.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£55.76 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.74 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Palit - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Super JetStream Video Card (£238.97 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.79 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.98 @ Box Limited)
Total: £805.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-29 22:19 BST+0100
 
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2600x, okay, cool.
Oh, I see. Thanks so much! Super helpful, really gave me a clearer idea of what's needed.
 

jacobweaver800

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True a 250gb SSD will work much better, but if a 250 isn't in the budget a 120 will be just fine. As for the 2600 to 2600x, you shouldn't be spending more money for that CPU just for the box cooler when you can get a better performing 212 EVO for like 10 dollars US, not to mention the 2600x only has XFR2 in it's favor over the 2600, the difference between these 2 CPU's is very small, and if you overclock, XFR2 is turned off making the upgrade to a 2600x useless with an after market cooler. I recommend you stick with the 2600.
 

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