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    Im thinking of building a PC for the first time but need help deciding on components including PSU, GPU ,CPU, hard drive, case, motherboard, monitor, mouse and keyboard. My budget is around £800.

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    You mean all components? It depends a lot on personal preference and how you wish to use the PC. What are your primary goals.

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    BagABargain78

    You mean all components? It depends a lot on personal preference and how … You mean all components? It depends a lot on personal preference and how you wish to use the PC. What are your primary goals.


    I plan on using it to play games mostly but will also use it for watching movies and browsing the web

    Is your first build out of desire to say "I built this" or to save money / customise?

    Would only build if the former, companies now and have for 10 years do it for you cheaper, testing, and overclock to benchmarks and beyond while keeping it stable.

    I do miss opening up an empty PC box but a new rig for me, personally would go to the pros now.

    Related: I do enjoy being older PCs back to life with parts lying around / second hand harvested if the "I built this" itch is strong.

    My 2p anyway. And +1 to partpicker

    ask here reddit.com/r/b…pc/ and use pc part picker as themckoy10 says

    Depending on your requirements, £800 should land you a decent custom build and better components than any pre built/custom pro build.

    £800 is more than enough to smash all games out right now.

    If you want a budget PC but can run everything go for something like this:

    uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…fkT

    Bear in mind, ignore these prices, as you can get them cheaper/different versions, its just too much effort to wade through pcpartpicker to find the right ones with the right prices. But these sort of components are good. You can get a cheaper case etc, too.

    I'd also get 2x 4GB sticks of RAM or 2x 8GB, don't get a single (like in the link).

    Monitor if you're going for gaming, get a decent 144Hz gaming one.

    Mouse I'd recommend a Zowie FK2
    Keyboard anything mechanical.
    Edited by: "ritchiedrama" 9th Feb

    themckoy10

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com



    With the standard disclaimer that PCPartPicker doesn't list a fair number of components. While it's useful for getting an idea for prices, you want to go to the shop websites (even those it covers) to make the final choice for stuff like motherboard, case and so on.

    ritchiedrama

    £800 is more than enough to smash all games out right now. If you want a … £800 is more than enough to smash all games out right now. If you want a budget PC but can run everything go for something like this:https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4QqfkTBear in mind, ignore these prices, as you can get them cheaper/different versions, its just too much effort to wade through pcpartpicker to find the right ones with the right prices. But these sort of components are good. You can get a cheaper case etc, too.I'd also get 2x 4GB sticks of RAM or 2x 8GB, don't get a single (like in the link).Monitor if you're going for gaming, get a decent 144Hz gaming one.Mouse I'd recommend a Zowie FK2Keyboard anything mechanical.



    If it's more than enough why are you suggesting components that come to at least £100 more?
    uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…dgL

    Unfortunately with recent price rises £800 doesn't buy as much as it used to. It's still adequate though. I'd go for something along these lines:
    uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…6m8

    I've left £60 of your budget as I don't know your sound situation. If you don't need speakers or headphones then you could consider an RX 480 8GB or other upgrade:
    uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…6m8

    themckoy10

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com

    ritchiedrama

    £800 is more than enough to smash all games out right now. If you want a … £800 is more than enough to smash all games out right now. If you want a budget PC but can run everything go for something like this:https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4QqfkTBear in mind, ignore these prices, as you can get them cheaper/different versions, its just too much effort to wade through pcpartpicker to find the right ones with the right prices. But these sort of components are good. You can get a cheaper case etc, too.I'd also get 2x 4GB sticks of RAM or 2x 8GB, don't get a single (like in the link).Monitor if you're going for gaming, get a decent 144Hz gaming one.Mouse I'd recommend a Zowie FK2Keyboard anything mechanical.




    Because I didn't factor in the monitor or peripherals at first, but at the same time you can get the components you listed for much cheaper if you buy them smartly. everything i listed can be bought for £800 or less.

    So give it a rest, rather than posting some crappy 60hz monitor and cheap plasticy crappy steelseries mouse lol.
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