Need help building a gaming computer

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Posted 7th Feb
Hey guys, I'm looking to build a gaming computer. I currently have a setup with a gtx 970 that i bought from a builder site. This time around I'm going to build my own system and I'm looking for some advice.

My budget is £1500 (could go to £1600 at a stretch) including windows, I'm hoping to play the latest games in 1440p at 60fps. If you guys could recommend some parts I'd appreciate it.

Thanks guys.
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Quite a good budget. Main concerns would be the monitor and the GPU. I’ll share you my build for ideas, which I think runs 1440p (though not with the monitor I have!): uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…ZBb
Is £1500 without a monitor and other stuff like keyboard etc? Unless theres a 2070 SUPER deal it doesn't make sense to go Nvidia.

Recently update my old rig for 144Hz 1440p gaming:
B450 Gaming Pro Carbon Mobo, Ryzen 5 3600, Sapphire Nitro RX 5700XT, 16GB Vengeance LPX 3200 MHz, EVGA SuperNova P2 750W, Corsair 400C ATX Case

Had case/PSU already few yrs old but it would work out like <£1100 with a very good EVGA/Corsair PSU + Fancy case
Edited by: "Myriad" 8th Feb
Get windows key from eBay for a few quid. Use pcpartpicker to find cheapest prices and also flag any conflicts..
Mechtup08/02/2020 01:40

Quite a good budget. Main concerns would be the monitor and the GPU. I’ll s …Quite a good budget. Main concerns would be the monitor and the GPU. I’ll share you my build for ideas, which I think runs 1440p (though not with the monitor I have!): https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/xW6ZBb



Myriad08/02/2020 01:49

Is £1500 without a monitor and other stuff like keyboard etc? Unless …Is £1500 without a monitor and other stuff like keyboard etc? Unless theres a 2070 SUPER deal it doesn't make sense to go Nvidia. Recently update my old rig for 144Hz 1440p gaming:B450 Gaming Pro Carbon Mobo, Ryzen 5 3600, Sapphire Nitro RX 5700XT, 16GB Vengeance LPX 3200 MHz, EVGA SuperNova P2 750W, Corsair 400C ATX CaseHad case/PSU already few yrs old but it would work out like <£1100 with a very good EVGA/Corsair PSU + Fancy case


Sorry guys I should have been clear, this budget is for the tower and does not include monitor,mouse and/or keyboard.
Do you want it to look nice or just performance
Misly08/02/2020 08:10

Do you want it to look nice or just performance


I'm not too fussed about looks tbh, it's more about performance.
Jaymaloid08/02/2020 10:59

I'm not too fussed about looks tbh, it's more about performance.


uk.pcpartpicker.com/gui…ild

Would just pick a Crucial P1 500GB / 1TB NVMe SSD over the WD one they picked.
If you want to save another £100 then pick the Sapphire Nitro/+ 5700 XT, would just do that if you don't have a G Sync monitor
Edited by: "Myriad" 8th Feb
Myriad08/02/2020 14:50

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/NmZxFT/excellent-amd-gamingstreaming-buildWould just pick a Crucial P1 500GB / 1TB NVMe SSD over the WD one they picked.If you want to save another £100 then pick the Sapphire Nitro/+ 5700 XT, would just do that if you don't have a G Sync monitor


Thanks for the link, currently considering all builds. I'm gonna get two 1440p monitors after I've bought the computer, my current 1080p samsung monitor will have to do for the time being.
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