need guidance buying a budget gaming pc

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Found 3rd Apr 2017
Due to my imac breaking I'm looking at buying a gaming pc.I say gaming pc but I'm looking to spend max £800.I know I'm not going to get much for that but basically I'm wanting a spec similar to one of the HP "Omen" desktops.SSD,2TB,8-16 GB ram.Decent card and I'm wanting something that will run on an LG 34UM68 34" ultra wide screen.Also wanting an ad card slot with optical drive and wifi.Not looking for one of those ghastly cases either.Something plain and simple.
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What games are you hoping to play? I doubt you'll get a pre-built at that spec for £800 although you may be able to build one yourself depending on the games you want to run on it.
Nothing special really.The last pc I bought was about 5 -6 years ago and was a dell XPS.I put a different card and added a ssd myself and I paid about £800 for that.I won't be using it primarily for gaming but more of a family pc which I can use to edit video and photos but as a bonus can run games.I'm not looking to run the latest games btw just something that will run on the monitor I specified.
I love these guys - yoyotech.co.uk/gam…-pc
I have bought 3 computers and I recommend them
If you're going to build it yourself here's a good one :
[PCPartPicker part list](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hks3M8) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Hks3M8/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/QbGj4D/intel-core-i5-7500-34ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i57500) | £173.94 @ Aria PC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-B250M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/FQM323/gigabyte-ga-b250m-d2v-micro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-b250m-d2v) | £62.80 @ Aria PC
**Memory** | [Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/TTnG3C/crucial-memory-ct8g4dfs8213) | £49.79 @ Aria PC
**Storage** | [ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/mPgPxr/a-data-ultimate-su800-128gb-25-solid-state-drive-asu800ss-128gt-c) | £47.01 @ Amazon UK
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/MwW9TW/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | £41.98 @ Amazon UK
**Video Card** | [MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/pvZ2FT/msi-radeon-rx-480-8gb-armor-8g-oc-video-card-rx-480-armor-8g-oc) | £199.98 @ Novatech
**Case** | [Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3 (Windowless) MicroATX Mini Tower Case](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/cdGj4D/cooler-master-mcw-l3s2-kn5n-microatx-mini-tower-case-mcw-l3s2-kn5n) | £34.85 @ Amazon UK
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na) | £51.23 @ Ebuyer
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/96RFf7/microsoft-os-kw900139) | £87.00 @ Aria PC
**Keyboard** | [Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse](https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/6P2kcf/cooler-master-keyboard-sgb3010kkmf1us) | £26.52 @ Aria PC
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| **Total** | **£775.10**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-04-03 17:34 BST+0100 |
You can build an awesome pc for £800 dude. Just take what most people say with a pinch of salt especially on hotukdeals. Lots of bad advice when it comes to pcs here I'll be online soon at my pc and give my recommendations
Wait for the benchmarks for Ryzen 5 next week before you do anything.
Go to Reddit r/buildapcforme ask the same question and you'll likely get a much better answer. But yeah, you added cards and drives to your last pc so definitely go down the build route. Better cost/performance. Just to note if someone down plays intel/amd cpus or nvidia/amd gpus ignore them. You don't need fan boy guidance
£800 that's a good pc! have a look on YouTube before just seeing parts etc... good 4k stuff out there
corrazy

Go to Reddit r/buildapcforme ask the same question and you'll likely get … Go to Reddit r/buildapcforme ask the same question and you'll likely get a much better answer. But yeah, you added cards and drives to your last pc so definitely go down the build route. Better cost/performance. Just to note if someone down plays intel/amd cpus or nvidia/amd gpus ignore them. You don't need fan boy guidance



I agree, reddit.com/r/b…pc/ is a great place and where i went to get advice on my build. Familiarize yourself with uk.pcpartpicker.com/ as they use that and link if people post builds from it (as they can customize it for you)

£800 is a good budget to build a decent gaming rig as you dont need to buy a monitor.
corrazy

Go to Reddit r/buildapcforme ask the same question and you'll likely get … Go to Reddit r/buildapcforme ask the same question and you'll likely get a much better answer. But yeah, you added cards and drives to your last pc so definitely go down the build route. Better cost/performance. Just to note if someone down plays intel/amd cpus or nvidia/amd gpus ignore them. You don't need fan boy guidance



What this guy says that's what I did and even after a little research to check out the replies, the 2 replies I got where very sound with prices and links to buy with pcpartsbuilder and no fan boys just feel the template out on what you what it for and budget and they will do the rest just have to put it together and jobs a goodun

Also I did a build on pcparts and the same build on yoyotech.co.uk and it only cost £60 more with vat building it, and delivery included which is pretty dam impressive imho

Edited by: "Gottograbthemall" 5th Apr 2017
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