Found 30th Aug 2016
I am looking to build PC, on a budget of course. What do people think of these builds on YouTube, there aren't many comments stating whether it is good or bad, i am only looking to play and occasionally record gameplay.

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$300 build
$500 build
$600 build

I obviously assume the more you spend the better the build but what would you guys recommend?
Edited by: "cameronswift" 30th Aug 2016

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brendanhickey

this is a website that can help you. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/builds/



Thanks bud I'll check it out

cameronswift

$300 build



Somewhat creative accounting as he's left off essentials like an operating system so it's more like a 450 dollar build in practice. There are also a couple of questionable component choices like the CPU. You'd either go for one of AMD's 800 series or an Intel Pentium. With the 7600 you're paying extra for the integrated graphics which you're then not using.

A £60 CPU and a 360/750ti/460 is a sound entry level gaming build though.

p.s. PCPartpicker listings are rather patchy in the UK for components like case and motherboards, with lots of missing models. It's useful for getting an idea of pricing, but I'd definitely visit the store websites themselves when you get down to choosing individual components.

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Just wanted to reopen this as i am still unsure on what PC to build, originally i just wanted to stream and i currently have a MacBook which is awful to stream from, what PC would you guys recommend for me to build to be able to play a few games such as Rocket League and maybe FIFA and also be able to stream to twitch from console? Thank you

cameronswift

Just wanted to reopen this as i am still unsure on what PC to build, … Just wanted to reopen this as i am still unsure on what PC to build, originally i just wanted to stream and i currently have a MacBook which is awful to stream from, what PC would you guys recommend for me to build to be able to play a few games such as Rocket League and maybe FIFA and also be able to stream to twitch from console? Thank you


Id go for a £60 ish intel CPU, if you prefer new then a Pentium duel core. If you don't mind used then a 2nd/3rd gen i5.
Pick up a 750ti for about £50-£60 used and get an OS license from one of the £10 ish deals on here, can usually get a case for free or next to nothing if you don't care how it looks and just go as cheap as possible with the rest. Should be decent enough to run anything on OK settings and wont be a problem to go less than £300.
Another £30 on a motherboard
£40 on a PSU
£40 on Ram and your pretty much done.
Edited by: "Deaa" 21st Sep 2016

cameronswift

Just wanted to reopen this as i am still unsure on what PC to build, … Just wanted to reopen this as i am still unsure on what PC to build, originally i just wanted to stream and i currently have a MacBook which is awful to stream from, what PC would you guys recommend for me to build to be able to play a few games such as Rocket League and maybe FIFA and also be able to stream to twitch from console? Thank you



Is your macbook pre-2011? If it's got one of Intel's 2000 series CPUs or newer than the dedicated quicksync video encoder should be up to handling streaming. I don't know what OS X software support is like, but even if they don't have support it £85 for Windows is a lot cheaper than £350 for an entirely new machine.

If you want a budget machine then it's often cheaper to buy a pre built machine with a 250W power supply for ~£250 and then add an entry level £80-100 graphics card than to assemble one.

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EndlessWaves

Is your macbook pre-2011? If it's got one of Intel's 2000 series CPUs or … Is your macbook pre-2011? If it's got one of Intel's 2000 series CPUs or newer than the dedicated quicksync video encoder should be up to handling streaming. I don't know what OS X software support is like, but even if they don't have support it £85 for Windows is a lot cheaper than £350 for an entirely new machine.If you want a budget machine then it's often cheaper to buy a pre built machine with a 250W power supply for ~£250 and then add an entry level £80-100 graphics card than to assemble one.


Can you recommend anything specific? I have a console to play games such as FIFA, GTA etc so i am not worried about that, i just need a machine to stream from xbox to twitch and play games that aren't on console such as DayZ, CSGO, WaW Zombies etc. I am really not too fussed with how it performs with games, mainly streaming. My MacBook is an air so is only 1.4ghz and always has to use turbo boost when i stream, i am about to kill it if i keep streaming.

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RiverDragon8

Use this and build upon it? … Use this and build upon it? http://www.ebuyer.com/714837-dell-poweredge-t20-3708-xeon-e3-1225v3-3-2-ghz-4gb-ram-1tb-hdd-tower-t20-3708?mkwid=sCsFq06mn_dc&pcrid=51482426699&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=CKH8xfuIoc8CFRCNGwod_6kLrA


I would probably **** myself trying to do that, if i buy one already built i don't want to touch it for a few years at least

cameronswift

My MacBook is an air so is only 1.4ghz and always has to use turbo boost … My MacBook is an air so is only 1.4ghz and always has to use turbo boost when i stream, i am about to kill it if i keep streaming.



I'd certainly expect a laptop at that price to have a fan that's not going to pack in after a couple of years if you actually use all the power available to you.

Looking it up it appears as if there were two models with 1.4Ghz processors. The Late 2010 model with the Core 2 Duo SU9400 and the Early 2014 model with the i5-4260U.

The former doesn't have any video encoding hardware on the CPU or Geforce 320M graphics but if you've got the latter then you definitely want to see if you can enable quicksync support in your streaming software.

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