Gaming PC help

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Found 26th Dec 2016
Been quoted £602 for this build. Is it any good? SSD drive small as I already HAVE an external drive.

Customizations:
Case:K334 - CIT Dragon3 Black with Red Led Fan
CPU:A411 - Intel® Core™ i5 6400
CPU Cooler:B105 - Cooler Master Hyper TX3i
RAM:X2C306 - 16GB Crucial 2133mhz DDR4 (2x8GB)
Graphics card:D136 - NEW! NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 2GB
Motherboard:E308 - NEW! Asus H110M-R
Operating System:Q401 - No Operating System - I will install my own
Hard Drive:G414 - NEW! ADATA 120GB Premier SP550 SSD
Optical Drive:H101 - 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
PSU:K605 - 650W Corsair VS
Warranty:bw1 - 5 Year Bronze Warranty
USB Accessories:P202 - Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps MIMO USB dongle
Cables:P101 - DVI to HDMI cable

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Looks good to me, but depending what games you plan on playing the 2gig ram on the Gcard isnt a lot. Most new games need 4gb VRAM. But price wise seems OK.

where was the quote from?

Scrap the gtx 1050 for at least a 1060 or a rx 480 4/8gb, will be so much better for gaming

You may find games a bit slower to load from a USB drive.

It's probably £525-550 worth of components there so it's a reasonable price for the build. It won't give you the best gaming PC for the money, but if you've got other reasons to go for the extra PSU capacity and CPU power then it's acceptable.

Although I'd probably swap to an RX 460 4GB unless you need something nVidia specific.

Looks a bit overpriced to me. Without going and looking at the prices and going off memory, the CPU will be about £180, graphics card £120. Motherboard £50. 16gb Ram £70? There's £420. Other bits £180? No monitor and no OS.

Case:K334 - CIT Dragon3 Black with Red Led Fan
No idea what case this is, but its personal preference
CPU:A411 - Intel® Core™ i5 6400
This is fine
CPU Cooler:B105 - Cooler Master Hyper TX3i
This is fine
RAM:X2C306 - 16GB Crucial 2133mhz DDR4 (2x8GB)
Graphics card:D136 - NEW! NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 2GB
This may well be a bottleneck, and 2GB of RAM is nothing. I'd look at a 1060 6GB/ RX480 as a minimum to be honest
Motherboard:E308 - NEW! Asus H110M-R
Hopefully you're aware this is a M-ATX board, so it'll be a little bit more cramped
Operating System:Q401 - No Operating System - I will install my own
Hard Drive:G414 - NEW! ADATA 120GB Premier SP550 SSD
Optical Drive:H101 - 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Do you really need one?
PSU:K605 - 650W Corsair VS
Fine
Warranty:bw1 - 5 Year Bronze Warranty
USB Accessories:P202 - Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps MIMO USB dongle
A better option would be to get powerline adapters and use ethernet. USB wireless dongle is a terrible idea. If you must have wireless, look at an internal card
Cables:P101 - DVI to HDMI cable
Edited by: "Evostance" 26th Dec 2016

westy125

Scrap the gtx 1050 for at least a 1060 or a rx 480 4/8gb, will be so much … Scrap the gtx 1050 for at least a 1060 or a rx 480 4/8gb, will be so much better for gaming


Whilst I agree with you thats not helpful if you don't give prices.

I just threw this together in a few minutes:
uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…G2R

There is no case with it and I haven't done much research, but you get the general idea.

Also, you will need internal storage. An external HDD over USB won't cut it I'm afraid.

Original Poster

Evostance

Case:K334 - CIT Dragon3 Black with Red Led FanNo idea what case this is, … Case:K334 - CIT Dragon3 Black with Red Led FanNo idea what case this is, but its personal preferenceCPU:A411 - Intel® Core™ i5 6400This is fineCPU Cooler:B105 - Cooler Master Hyper TX3iThis is fineRAM:X2C306 - 16GB Crucial 2133mhz DDR4 (2x8GB)Graphics card:D136 - NEW! NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 2GBThis may well be a bottleneck, and 2GB of RAM is nothing. I'd look at a 1060 6GB/ RX480 as a minimum to be honestMotherboard:E308 - NEW! Asus H110M-RHopefully you're aware this is a M-ATX board, so it'll be a little bit more crampedOperating System:Q401 - No Operating System - I will install my ownHard Drive:G414 - NEW! ADATA 120GB Premier SP550 SSDOptical Drive:H101 - 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATADo you really need one?PSU:K605 - 650W Corsair VSFineWarranty:bw1 - 5 Year Bronze WarrantyUSB Accessories:P202 - Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps MIMO USB dongleA better option would be to get powerline adapters and use ethernet. USB wireless dongle is a terrible idea. If you must have wireless, look at an internal cardCables:P101 - DVI to HDMI cable



​I'm a total noob with PC'S. This is my first gaming pc so this is something I thought would be a decent first pc. can you recommend another pc then?

I would avoid a standard i5 6400 and spend a bit more on the 6400k as it can turbo boost, you will see a big difference for gaming. Check out scan.co.uk, overclockers.co.uk and ebuyer.co.uk for decent priced gaming machines. I built my own using parts from all 3 and it's more than capable for high end vr and gaming. Total cost was just shy of 800 (including the operating system)

Invitros

I would avoid a standard i5 6400 and spend a bit more on the 6400k as it … I would avoid a standard i5 6400 and spend a bit more on the 6400k as it can turbo boost, you will see a big difference for gaming. Check out scan.co.uk, overclockers.co.uk and ebuyer.co.uk for decent priced gaming machines. I built my own using parts from all 3 and it's more than capable for high end vr and gaming. Total cost was just shy of 800 (including the operating system)



​6400k doesn't exist. Even if it did its not an overclockable mobo

Westwoodo

Whilst I agree with you thats not helpful if you don't give prices.



​The op asked if it was any good, so as I did and others offer advice on what to upgrade, I'm not going to trawl the Internet for prices, the op is quite capable of googling each part for his own prices and potential offers.

Westwoodo

Whilst I agree with you thats not helpful if you don't give prices.



​The op asked if it was any good, so as I did and others offer advice on what to upgrade, I'm not going to trawl the Internet for prices, the op is quite capable of googling each part for his own prices and potential offers.

Invitros

I would avoid a standard i5 6400 and spend a bit more on the 6400k as it … I would avoid a standard i5 6400 and spend a bit more on the 6400k as it can turbo boost



Huh?

The turbo boost feature is what seperates the i5 from the i3 brand. Everything carrying the i5 branding has turbo boost.

There's no such model as the 6400k. The only one with the k suffix is the 6600k. The 6600k has less turbo boost ability than the 6400 (0.1-0.4Ghz instead of 0.4-0.6Ghz) due to it's higher starting clockspeed.

And generally you'd only buy a 6600k if you were overclocking, in which case you'd typically turn turbo boost off as you were setting the clock speeds manually.

hayez3

​I'm a total noob with PC'S. This is my first gaming pc so this is s … ​I'm a total noob with PC'S. This is my first gaming pc so this is something I thought would be a decent first pc. can you recommend another pc then?



It will a decent first PC, but you can spend less for the same performance or get more performance for the same price.

If you want to spend less than drop the i5-6400 for an i3-6100 and the 650W for whichever capacity is cheapest (typically circa 430-450W). The GTX 1050 to RX 460 4GB swap may save you £5-10 as well but it depends on the individual cards.

If you want more performance than do the above and then up the graphics card to a 470 or 480.

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