What is the best gaming pc for £600 consisting of ram, MB, CPU, graphics card, PSU and case and all necessities

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What is the best pc for £600, can be either AMD or intel based. Seen CPU prices drop aswell as GPU prices. PSU just has to do the job and be fairly reliable and doesn't have to be above bronze rated like gold as this is a budget.
 
Intel...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B360M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($66.52 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team - L5 LITE 3D 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($149.00 @ B&H)
Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($32.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $614.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-13 13:42 EDT-0400


AMD...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($160.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.71 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team - L5 LITE 3D 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($149.00 @ B&H)
Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($32.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $573.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-13 13:43 EDT-0400



Intel will give you a little better FPS, but nothing significant.
 
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which is better sir? and would it be possible to buy these products for the price in dollars as it will be slightly less due to the currency rates? ie 600 dollars equates to £456
 
What is your location? If it is UK, then it will cost you more to import from US. For around 450GBP, you should get this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£65.98 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£84.59 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£31.19 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB OC Low Profile Video Card (£117.85 @ More Computers)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H22 Window ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.98 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£47.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £466.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-14 15:11 BST+0100
 
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I managed to make my own build based up on my budget. Here it is: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/X9xssZ
I have a few questions though! My questions are whether all the parts would be compatible for sure and whether I need to buy any cables etc. I currently have a HD so I would like to hook up that with the build. Further more do you think I could change anything for the price to make even better and is there anything I missed?

Chose some of your parts as they seemed viable.

Thank you.
PS Yes I am from the UK.
 
Ryzen performance is heavily dependent on RAM speed. 3000/3200mhz is the sweet spot. Also dual channel is faster and you can still run the pc if one stick fails.
You already have a HDD. Running your OS on a SSD will hugely improve performance.
Better case and monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£147.60 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£65.98 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£84.59 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£31.19 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card (£147.59 @ Novatech)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£39.98 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£47.99 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: LG - 24M47VQ 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (£95.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £660.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-14 16:10 BST+0100
 

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I wouldn't do much overclocking, with that board, or with that PSU, even with a good cooler. Only downside to that case, upgrade wise, is you would have to stick with M-ATX boards. Not that big of a deal really, imo. If you can afford to spend the money it would take to overclock, you would be better of spending that on a better GPU.



 
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Sorry Hellfire13, but I think the Riotoro one looks nicer aesthetically so will stick to that, as for the parts I will stick to the ones you recommended as they seem a great value. But can you recommend a full size atx motherboard that supports the following parts currently on the pc part picker in the link for about £65?

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/
 

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Ewwww, not a 1050ti

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-10-17-amd-radeon-rx-570-benchmarks-7001

Get a ryzen 2600, get the ssd , ram, msi board is nice it all looks good, but not the 1050ti over a 570. 570 get as much as 50% better performance.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/3JdFf7/msi-radeon-rx-570-8gb-armor-oc-video-card-rx-570-armor-8g-oc

Almost the same exact price. A 570 is basically a 1060 3gb that is slightly slower, it's like 10% on avg. Please look at reviews comparing the 2, you can spend like 20% more on a far superior gpu that can handle 60fps 1080p gaming which the 1050ti really can't unless you turn it down a bit.

570 was the best value when it came out you could find them for like 150$ u.s and went toe to toe with 200+$ 1060s and rx 480s. It's basically a poor man's 580 or 1060. Even if you plan to jump to like a 2070 in a year it's still not worth it based on how little extra you pay vs the performance you gain

It's not urgent, but you will want a cooler unless you don't mind the gpu running at 71c+ often while gaming. Decent cooler will keep it in the 50s during heavy load. It would be fine till you can afford it but you may want to within 3 months or so
 
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Could not agree with you more. Think the 1050ti is a worse card for the price and I heard that Nvidia were making the cards slower. Thank you.
 

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So that's the current build your going with? It won't hurt to get a 550w and should cost about the same or a few bucks more. Give yourself a little more room. Amd cpu and gpu use more power than Intel / nvidia.

Maybe someone knows for sure if 450 gives you any room here, but I think it might be a bit close. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but I don't see people really ever buying 450w. Personally I have never owned anything smaller than 550w. Both of these are great if you go with 550w, be quiet makes some really nice parts, but at least the Seasonic, it's modular and cost 3 more, but it's also gold rated vs bronze.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/DPCwrH/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/LxKhP6/be-quiet-pure-power-10-cm-500w-80-silver-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-bn277

And this is one of the best psu you can buy.


https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/sMM323/evga-supernova-g3-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0550

 

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Yes tankstar, it will work.

Make sure to register on MSI website and get any promos, they have stuff you won't see on the box. I got a free Venom mouse pad, medium sized and a Venom stainless steel large water bottle, 100% free shipping and all.

You should by this motherboard instead and it's almost the same price. Look at the heatsink on the bottom right top middle and top left, this keeps the board much cooler and will allow the cpu to adjust it's speeds higher by having better overclocking ability and cooling. Even if you aren't planning to OC, the cpu does it automatically. The better the parts are, the cooler it runs, etc.. the higher it can auto boost the clocks when needed.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/9C97YJ/msi-b450m-gaming-plus-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-gaming-plus

So here is one small problem, this mobo is definitely better and will perform better and last longer, but only 2 ram slots. If you buy 8gb now and go to 16gb you will lose the 8gb. If you can go to 16gb now then 100% buy this board instead and your set. You won't need more than 16gb for gaming within the lifetime of this build. You will move to ddr5 before you need more than 16gb.

I personally own this one below and can confirm for certain (checked it via taiphoon burner) it is Samsung b die, plopped it in and running at 3200mhz no problem..

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/XHprxr/patriot-viper-rgb-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-pvr416g320c6k

If you only want to get 8gb now then consider one of this below. It cost more, but it's worth it. Not having any cooling on the board really makes a difference, plus the overall quality. The one you have now has some cooling, so it's not the end of the world, but considering you can keep a good motherboard for years I believe it's worth it. Plus it can help extend the processor effectiveness by overclocking better. Even if you don't OC now, the way it auto boost and the ability to OC later to extend the CPU a bit is nice.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/3YhKHx/msi-b450-gaming-plus-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-gaming-plus



 

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