What’s is the best gaming cpu, motherboard and ram under £500

reuben751

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I have no clue what to buy so if anyone could give me the best options I would love that it would be better if it was £420 pr around that but whatever the best option is
 

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I like pc part picker:

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/

That gives you a range of common systems that people right now are considering state of the art and best buys for what you get.

I would recommend you read all three parts of this article:

https://www.techspot.com/article/1561-build-a-pc-bad-idea-ddr4-memory/

Because right now REALLY SUCKS when you are trying to buy good computer parts.

Sorry to give you the bad news, but right now the bitcoin mining rigs have made the good graphics cards really, really expensive now. A good graphics card like the Nvidia 1050 could be bought for $200 last April. Now it is selling for $400. It is a horrible time to try to upgrade your computer or buy a good gaming computer.

It can be done... but for what you get you will be paying a lot more than you would have a year ago.

I personally am limping along, hoping that the mining craze crashes and hundreds of good 'lightly used' graphics cards get sold on ebay for bargain prices.
 

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I’m not actually buying anything all I’m doing is seeing all the best options and waiting for them to come down I will probably start buying at the end of summer to Christmas but thanks anyway I really appreciate it as I currenly only have a 1060 3gb as my dad owns the computer which he uses a lot so I’m looking to buy my own
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£152.95 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£74.99 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£165.99 @ BT Shop)
Total: £393.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-30 15:04 GMT+0000

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor (£161.99 @ BT Shop)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£99.89 @ More Computers)
Memory: Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£165.99 @ BT Shop)
Total: £427.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-30 15:05 GMT+0000

Your best choices, ryzen + due april should mean the refresh of the ryzen 1600 , while remaining a similar price should be around 10% more powerful.
 

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