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Build for son to play PUBG

dbroms
  • 31 months ago

Son wants computer for xmas to play PUBG and similar games. This is my first attempt to put a list together. Any comments appreciated https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/dbroms/saved/J97hqs

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

What resolution will he be playing at? If 1080p then it all looks good!

My main comment would be that there are certain parts, like the CPU cooler, case and SSD that you have spent quite a lot on. You could save some money with similar items that will still do a very good job.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment. Yes just 1080p, agreed the case is a luxury , can you suggest a cooler and ssd that would suffice please ?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a better use of that budget: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor £199.99 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard ASRock - B250 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £75.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £134.90 @ Aria PC
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £86.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £41.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card £489.97 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £64.24 @ Novatech
Power Supply Corsair - CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.47 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £100.37 @ More Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1289.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-10 09:47 BST+0100

More sensible cooler; water cooling really only makes sense if your planning to do some serious overclocking. Motherboard was a bit excessive. This one won't support OCing but is MUCH cheaper and will otherwise serve just as well. Two-channel RAM is usually better, so I went with two sticks instead of four. Cheaper (but very reputable) SSD, standard HD for extra storage. GTX 1080- second best GPU currently available. Simple but classy case, everything you'll need for a build like this. Full version of Windows 10.

Cheers :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's what I would consider:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor £199.99 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI - Z270 GAMING M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £124.20 @ CCL Computers
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £135.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £86.99 @ Ebuyer
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card £305.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £75.53 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair - CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.47 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £83.70 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1107.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-10 10:33 BST+0100

Saving nearly £200. Cheaper SSD, you probably wouldn't notice performance difference. Excellent performing cooler. Won't quite be as good as the water cooler you had previously but unless your son is going to get really serious about overclocking won't matter. I also went ahead and chose a slightly cheaper video card (I do notice you have a red theme so appreciate if you want to stick to the MSI card.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the suggestions. Agree about the ssd and he won't be overclocking so the cooler you recommend will be great. I will amend my list. Just one other question, when to buy ? With intels new cpu out soon , will the older ones I've selected drop in price do you think ? Cheers for all your help.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 4 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler £45.37 @ Amazon UK
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £119.50 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £86.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £56.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gainward - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card £250.90 @ Alza
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £75.53 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £79.99 @ Box Limited
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £100.37 @ More Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £815.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-11 00:37 BST+0100

With a an 8000 CPU and Mobo as Intel normally does not drop prices.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they will drop if you check are there many offer because the new gen of intel :P

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