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Help needed first time PC build!!

Eastlondonguy

43 months ago

Hi I’m from the UK I don't have a budget has such, I will buy each part individually has and when I’ve saved the money for it (I’m really bad at saving so that will be the best way for me to do it) but ideally I would like the cost to be between £500-£600 (I’m not too fussed at keeping closer to the lower end). I'm not a massive gamer and the games I do play I play on console, but would like to be able to play PC Exclusive games. I'm quite a relaxed gamer so they won't be anything graphically intense, examples of games i will be playing would be the Sims 4 and euro truck simulator games like that, My current PC is an old HP Compaq 8000 elite which in my opinion gives me as much power has a hairdryer (lol) Apart from the monitor (which I don't need because I connect my PC to my TV) keyboard, mouse, headset (which I already have) I need everything for full build, including an OS (preferably Windows 8.1) This will be my first build (the most I’ve done is connect a hard drive lol) Thanks for any suggestions in advance, they will be massively appreciated :) P.S hope I've stated everything I need to!

Just made a mock build to see how far off i am lol

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Eastlondonguy/saved/

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Your build is a good start, but I will help you out. Give me a few minutes.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! take your time i'm in no major rush :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

My time was stolen from me. Please give it back.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

i'm sorry it's been used no refunds .

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright here you go. Just be careful if you do use this build about the CPU cooler and the motherboard VRMs. I haven't tried or seen this combination, or how well it works so that would be up on you :p. Anyway, I went with the i3 because it works with what you are doing. If you want a beefier CPU, then I would recommend the i5 6500. Other than that the choices are pretty obvious.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £96.99 @ Ebuyer
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler £19.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI B150M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £69.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £29.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £40.93 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card £164.04 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £49.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £49.98 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £579.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-17 13:56 GMT+0000
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your help much appreciated :) is there a huge difference between i3-6100 and i5 6500

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

The main difference is that the i3 is a dual core, and the i5 is more expensive, but a quad core.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i may actually get the i5 then maybe i'm covered if i want to push my PC a little further, i probably wouldn't want to do any more with it than i stated but suppose it would be nice to be prepared just in case lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Of course there is a difference, about $90. No I am joking (kinda) anyway. The i5 will do better at MMO games, like CS:GO, World of Warcraft, etc. so if that is your category of game, I would recommend the i5, although the i3 would probably work just fine.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Never played WOW not my type of game lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £96.99 @ Ebuyer
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler £19.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £114.54 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory £49.28 @ More Computers
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £37.98 @ Ebuyer
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card £169.99 @ Amazon UK
Case BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case £32.88 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Enermax 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £62.87 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £642.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-17 16:34 GMT+0000

On the upperend of a build for an i3, however this will allow you expand as time goes on. WHat people forget to mention is this CPU is Hyperthreaded. Which means while only being a dual Core the Motherboard reads it as 4 cores. Which is a GREAT benefit. I went with a more expensive Motherboard and a Z170 version because it allows you in the future, if you ge heavy into PC gaming to pick up that i5 and maybe get a small Overclock.

The only other part of note is the PSU. Its not a great unit by any stretch but it fits your needs and budget.

I stuck with a black an white theme.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks looks good!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You actually did a pretty good job since this was your first build :D I slightly edited your partlist to make it better, such as adding a i3 6300 and a better video card. Here is the optimal pc for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor £116.28 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! PURE ROCK 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £25.98 @ Novatech
Motherboard ASRock H170 Pro4/D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £63.31 @ More Computers
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury White 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £29.49 @ Ebuyer
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £49.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £40.93 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card £148.32 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £44.71 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £12.48 @ Ebuyer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £589.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-17 14:33 GMT+0000

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask them, I'm here to help!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your help :) i'm like a kid in a sweet shop so many nice things to choose from lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Ha ha! No problem! I remember when I was new to pc building, and I felt like a kid in a candy store looking at all the parts I could use :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking for a nice white case Black get's boring lol i need a nice size because i'm a bit clumsy so the more room the merrier lol any suggestions

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I made another build have I done better than the first time lol

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Eastlondonguy/saved/#view=JhpXsY

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Eastlondon

I am actually planning a similar build to what you have hear. Dont consider me an expert on this by any means. I think this looks good but my only concern is the GPU, for my builds i was initially leaning to the R7 370 but the more i research the more i learn this may not be a long term solution. I also received feedback towards going with a GTX 960 or an R9 380.

hope this helps, but i would defer to other, wiser responses

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi this is the first time I've tried this sort of thing so just hoping I can take the best suggestions and build something workable lol

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