Best pc build under £1000

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Posted 27th Nov
Hi all,

Hoping I can get some advice what I should be looking for during Black Friday for a brand new pc build under £1000.

Primarily looking to use it apart from normal home desk top usage to play football manager, stellaris, age of empires and other similar less graphic card intensive games.

Currently looking at;
Cpu: 3600x
GPU: Rx 5700 xt
Ram: Corsair vengeance 16/32gb 3600hz
Storage: Adata sx8200 512gb/1T
Mobo: ASUS TUF X570 plus gaming WiFi
PSU: Corsair rm850
Case: not sure
Cooling system: do I need one ?

Current price total: £1100 ish

FYI my first build in years and I really want to be able to run FM with as much detail as I can as fast as I can.

Any help is appreciated

Thank you
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You won’t need to spend 1k
The system you’ve picked is very overkill for those games, future proofed for a good many years. You’d be looking at max settings on newest detailed releases like COD, Gears 5 etc. with that build.

16gb would be more than enough.

Case is down to preference, I prefer Fractal design (spacious, simple, no flashy stuff)

Stock cooler can be used without problems as you won’t need to over clock, additional fans could be added as well.
Hey there,

I suggest you head over to Pc Master Race community, you will get the best advice you need to build a pc.

Look at this build spec

R7 3800 RTX 2080 super 16gb ddr4 X570 auros motherboard


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Why do you need an x570 board?
Personally I would up the processor to a 3700 (For FM the more cores the better) and the change the board to a B450 Tomahawk Max. 16GB RAM will be fine at the moment but 32GB will future proof the build somewhat and RAM is cheap ATM.

Case and cooler are really your preference, if you want a more quiet system then a good cooler such as a Dark Rock Pro 4 would be a good shout.
From what I read I thought going for the X570 would future proof the build and wouldn’t b450 require cpu update before using a newer processor ?

If there are no real benefits to X570 I don’t mind saving the money going for a b450.
Zafahmed28/11/2019 09:39

From what I read I thought going for the X570 would future proof the build …From what I read I thought going for the X570 would future proof the build and wouldn’t b450 require cpu update before using a newer processor ? If there are no real benefits to X570 I don’t mind saving the money going for a b450.


The MSI B450 Tomahawk Max is a new board and wont require a bios update.

The main difference between the B450 and X570 chipset is that the X570 has PCI 4.0 - So unless you need super fast storage (over 3000MB/s) then I wouldn't bother. It's also worth noting that you are better getting a high end B450 than a low end X570 due to other components being better such as VRMs.
Gormond28/11/2019 13:40

The MSI B450 Tomahawk Max is a new board and wont require a bios …The MSI B450 Tomahawk Max is a new board and wont require a bios update.The main difference between the B450 and X570 chipset is that the X570 has PCI 4.0 - So unless you need super fast storage (over 3000MB/s) then I wouldn't bother. It's also worth noting that you are better getting a high end B450 than a low end X570 due to other components being better such as VRMs.


I was hoping to use something like Adata sx8200 and also be able to use RAM @ 3600hz. From the previous comments I know some of this is over kill. If I do go for a b450 and stick to the same cpu what storage/ram would you recommend ?
Zafahmed28/11/2019 16:44

I was hoping to use something like Adata sx8200 and also be able to use …I was hoping to use something like Adata sx8200 and also be able to use RAM @ 3600hz. From the previous comments I know some of this is over kill. If I do go for a b450 and stick to the same cpu what storage/ram would you recommend ?


3600 MT/s RAM is ideal with Zen 2 as it means you can run the infinity fabric at a 1:1 ratio meaning less latency in games. Try and get memory with good timing if you can find it at a good price, and either way manually tighten the timings to get the most out of it (plenty of guides on YouTube on how to do this).

For storage just choose a fast NVMe drive (close to 3000 MB/s), Sabrent 1TB drives seem to be fast and good value.
Gormond28/11/2019 19:30

3600 MT/s RAM is ideal with Zen 2 as it means you can run the infinity …3600 MT/s RAM is ideal with Zen 2 as it means you can run the infinity fabric at a 1:1 ratio meaning less latency in games. Try and get memory with good timing if you can find it at a good price, and either way manually tighten the timings to get the most out of it (plenty of guides on YouTube on how to do this).For storage just choose a fast NVMe drive (close to 3000 MB/s), Sabrent 1TB drives seem to be fast and good value.


Hoping ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB M.2 would work with a b450 tomahawk max? The read speed on this does say 3500mb/s.
Zafahmed29/11/2019 12:55

Hoping ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB M.2 would work with a b450 tomahawk max? …Hoping ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB M.2 would work with a b450 tomahawk max? The read speed on this does say 3500mb/s.


Yeah it is a Gen3x4 drive which is what the B450 has.
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