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    OK so I was looking at building a gaming pc (first time) but feel I may struggle. Was thinking of ordering a custom build from pc specialist. This is what I've knocked up.

    Any feedback on the specs and if the price seems reasonable would be appreciated.

    £876

    Specs below

    ​​Case - COOLERMASTER ELITE 130 CASE

    Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-7500 (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache

    MotherboardASUS® H110I-PLUS: Mini-ITX, LG1151, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs

    Memory (RAM)8GB HyperX FURY DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 4GB)

    Graphics Card3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP

    1st Hard Disk120GB HyperX SAVAGE 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 560MB/sR | 360MB/sW)

    2nd Hard Disk1TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 32MB CACHE

    Power Supply CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY

    Power Cable1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
    P
    rocessor Cooling INTEL STANDARD CPU COOLER

    Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING

    Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

    Wireless/Wired NetworkingGIGABIT LAN PORT + Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi excluded on H110I-PLUS)

    USB Options MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

    Operating SystemGenuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence

    21 Comments

    what are the specs ????

    Original Poster

    trying to post a screenshot

    higgzy24

    try this link https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/configuration/


    That's just a link to their configurator - you'll need to copy+paste the specs into a post here.

    After you've chosen the specification, click on Proceed and then continue. You should then get a "System Summary", paste the specification from there on to your post.

    Original Poster

    It was being weird that's the specs

    price?

    Original Poster

    Price is £876

    my HDD is about to fail, so i am in the same dilemma just replace the HDD or do a whole new rig

    *bought my last couple PC's from them, pretty good tbf
    Edited by: "regreid" 7th Jan

    FWIW before you commit, have a look on eBuyer, they seem to have had a lot of PCs on there from PC Specialist and Cyberpower lately. Also, I was looking to buy a machine from Scan over New Year, but missed the deal that was on, but they now have a new lineup of Kaby Lake machines advertised; just been looking at the 7600k chip, which is only marginally behind the previous gen 6700k chip, and seen that I can buy a better machine than I was originally interested in for abt £100 less.

    Original Poster

    Illusionary

    That's just a link to their configurator - you'll need to copy+paste the … That's just a link to their configurator - you'll need to copy+paste the specs into a post here.



    ​I've put price and specs in description.

    There's something very satisfying about building your own rig. But when you add a proper copy of windows it can be very close to get someone else to build it.

    Have a look at Uk.partpicker.com - used this site to spec my 1st Build at Xmas. Also worth keeping a eye on Amazon Warehouse deals to try and pick up a few bargains. Managed to get a i7 6700K for £225 just before Christmas - arrive packaged like new. Re GPU I went for the 1060 6GB. GPUboss.com is good for comparing. Good luck!

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    DOUG3112

    Have a look at Uk.partpicker.com - used this site to spec my 1st Build at … Have a look at Uk.partpicker.com - used this site to spec my 1st Build at Xmas. Also worth keeping a eye on Amazon Warehouse deals to try and pick up a few bargains. Managed to get a i7 6700K for £225 just before Christmas - arrive packaged like new. Re GPU I went for the 1060 6GB. GPUboss.com is good for comparing. Good luck!



    ​Just worried if I attempted a build myself I could mess it up! I've seen a few videos on YouTube, looks straight forward but not too confident.

    Go for a 240GB SSD. There's only £20-30 difference in it and you'll never find it too small for the OS. You may even be able to fit a game or two on it for faster loading.

    What's your monitor situation? If you're likely to buy a new screen in the life of the computer then I'd be going for an RX 480 as you get the advantage of variable refresh rate whichever budget you have.

    It's not the smallest of cases to be worth scarificing all your motherboard memory and expansion slots for, but I don't think PCSpecialist offer a great deal of choice in that area.

    120GB for an ssd is very low, with some games being 50GB+ you are going to struggle. Also spending nearly £900 you would want 16GB really.

    DOUG3112

    Have a look at Uk.partpicker.com - used this site to spec my 1st Build at … Have a look at Uk.partpicker.com - used this site to spec my 1st Build at Xmas. Also worth keeping a eye on Amazon Warehouse deals to try and pick up a few bargains. Managed to get a i7 6700K for £225 just before Christmas - arrive packaged like new. Re GPU I went for the 1060 6GB. GPUboss.com is good for comparing. Good luck!


    GPSboss is terrible compared to proper benchmarks of games.

    Make sure your case is big enough to fit the GPU. My 1060 arrived today and I fought with it until I finally won. I couldn't work out how to take the I/O plate off the GPU (MSI Gaming) having taken about ten screws out of the GPU I gave up afraid I'd damage it. In the end I cut out the who area on my case where the PCI plates are. Still slightly too high due to the I/O plate on the GPU coming down an inch below the GPU. So I had to bend it and when I got it in I bent it back.

    Make sure you don't have to go through that, was a nightmare. I thought I did my homework but was unaware of the I/O shield situation.

    Looking at current prices a £876 pc and only a 3GB 1060 isn't a great gaming pc for the money.

    Some hing like this
    awd-it.co.uk/awd…tml
    With a 1070 would be a massive amount better for gaming.

    Original Poster

    Ok thanks for feedback people, I'll do some more research before jumping into buying a pre-built or tackling a build myself!

    Original Poster

    EndlessWaves

    Go for a 240GB SSD. There's only £20-30 difference in it and you'll never … Go for a 240GB SSD. There's only £20-30 difference in it and you'll never find it too small for the OS. You may even be able to fit a game or two on it for faster loading.What's your monitor situation? If you're likely to buy a new screen in the life of the computer then I'd be going for an RX 480 as you get the advantage of variable refresh rate whichever budget you have.It's not the smallest of cases to be worth scarificing all your motherboard memory and expansion slots for, but I don't think PCSpecialist offer a great deal of choice in that area.



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