Suggestions on new PC
February 6, 2020 at 8:27 pm #40409ParticipantGraham Millichap@columbo1977
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.
February 7, 2020 at 7:28 am #40410ParticipantDave Rice@ricedgForumite 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 WarrantyFebruary 7, 2020 at 8:20 am #40413ParticipantEd P@edpsForumite 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.February 7, 2020 at 9:54 am #40415ParticipantDave Rice@ricedgForumite 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!February 12, 2020 at 6:33 am #40552ParticipantGraham Millichap@columbo1977Forumite Points: 82
Thanks for this guys :)
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