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    Graham Millichap
    @columbo1977

    Hey there

    Been a while since I built a PC and the soon to be brother in law is after one for gaming. The budget is around 500-600. Is it worth building or are there any pre-built that would do the job. Types of games are FPS/Racing etc…

    I was going to suggest one of the Zoostorm ones for him??

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Cheers

    G

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    Dave Rice
    @ricedg
    Forumite Points: 8,306

    The budget is going to dictate what sort of games and what settings he can play. You’ll be looking at an i3 / i5 or Ryzen 5 with a GTX 1650.

    Probably not worth building yourself when E-Buyer have this for £499:

    AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6Ghz
    8GB, 1TB HDD, 240GB SSD
    NVIDIA GTX1650 4GB
    WIFI + Windows 10 Home
    3 Year Warranty

    Or this Intel i5 version that lacks the SSD but has a “better” CPU:

    Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9Ghz
    8GB DDR4 + 1TB HDD
    NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB
    WIFI, Windows 10 Home
    3 Year Warranty

    #40413
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    Ed P
    @edps
    Forumite Points: 15,216

    +1 for Dave’s comments. In gaming terms he will probably find the GPU sets the limits, but better GPUs also mean a bigger psu so the price goes up. On this Toms Hardware comparison the 1650 has a score of about 70.  Trying to hold down power consumption and improving scores also means more money.

    A company that does ‘nice’ builds is Chillblast, and this link shows their gaming offers.

    #40415
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    Dave Rice
    @ricedg
    Forumite Points: 8,306

    I did have a peak at chillblast and pc specialist. The extra £ goes on the case and Psu. They still use the same motherboard, ram, storage etc. Still not a bad thing to spend your money on!

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    Graham Millichap
    @columbo1977
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    Thanks for this guys :)

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