I have 700 pound to spend on a pc and this is the best i can come up with, has anyone got any better ideas? Help will be appreciated as i am completely new to this

1 : Anonymous2021/08/25 21:57 ID: pblg32
I have 700 pound to spend on a pc and this is the best i can come up with, has anyone got any better ideas? Help will be appreciated as i am completely new to this
2 : Anonymous2021/08/25 22:02 ID: hacjxj6

Maybe go with a 5700g instead of the 1050/2600, as there really isn't that huge of a benefit in the 1050 compared to the iGPU in the 5700 (unless I'm full of fecal matter and there is?) And you can upgrade to a more reasonable GPU somewhere down the road, if you have to?

Edit: that, of course, would probably mean you need to get another board, though.

Edit2: check out the Phanteks p400s - it should be about the same price and is a very nice airflow-oriented case that I really really like!

ID: hackm82

Another alternative i looked at for the cpu was the 3700x and upgrade to a gpu later on when/if the prices go down, i will look at that case you sugges

ID: hackyp6

3700x wouldn't come with an iGPU, though (I'd know it, cause it's what's in my build).

ID: hacl8h9

The great thing with the 5700 is that you can upgrade to a shout later on without suffering a huge performance hit on the CPU side. Zen 3s are beasts!

ID: hacmmci

OP has a 1050 Ti in the cart. It's much faster than a 5700G:

ID: hacnahb

Yeah, it's faster, but as a stopgap solution the 5600/5700g might do an acceptable job till a more powerful GPU becomes available(ish).

Not gonna suggest the iGPU's are on par with the 1050ti, it just... Kinda feels like a waste, if one of the APUs might do the job for the time being.

ID: hacxlt1

It's more of it being a waste, eventually. 200 quid is crazy...

3 : Anonymous2021/08/25 22:26 ID: hacn8ci

Corsair RM650, RM Series, 80 Plus Gold Certified, 650 W Fully Modular ATX Power Supply - Black, i have found this psu , i think it might be better for the long run?

ID: hacnhti


ID: hacwx74

Yes. Corsair has nice black cables, in addition to being an overall good, reliable part.

4 : Anonymous2021/08/25 22:06 ID: hackgql

You could certainly do a lot worse for the money. That's an okay starter system that you can improve later.

This will get you going, and the price is fair.

As long as you're not expecting to play AAA games at ultra settings, or to have high frame-rates for 144 Hz+ panels, this system will do the job fine at low-medium settings, consistently hitting around 60 FPS.

You'll want to upgrade the CPU and GPU as soon as you've got the budget to do so.

The good thing about this system is that it's going to be easy to upgrade.

ID: haclrtz

I could get a better cpu and dodge away from a gpu for now and maybe get a better power supply and motherboard? Dont know how i would do that though and still stay under 700

ID: hacm7h1

I didn't mean straight away. Down the road, when you've got the funds, you could drop a 5600X in there. Then grab a more modern GPU at (or close to) MSRP, and you'll be golden.

For starting out, your current picks are totally fine.

5 : Anonymous2021/08/25 22:29 ID: hacnkmw

Why not grab some parts second hand? A 3600 can be found easily for around £110-120 with the cooler used in the UK. And GTX 970s have been going for around 130-150. Checkout

for good deals. With such a limited budget in today's market you can do much better.

ID: hacor1e

Here is a parts list of items that are generally better than yours, with a used 3600 and a used 1650 Super listed as the used parts. The

discord currently has a few 1650S listed for sale for around 200 and the 3600 is usually sold for around the 120 mark. I think everyone would agree this is a better bang for the buck.

Alternatively, you can grab a 10400F and a B560 board for a little bit more if you're scared of getting a used CPU, but a used GPU in the current market is hard to avoid on your budget.

6 : Anonymous2021/08/25 22:06 ID: hackdbp

PSU is garbage don't bother with modded cables for now get a better PSU I'd also maybe consider trying to find an nvme drive and a cheaper SSD for storage perhaps other than that in this climate not too bad mate tbh.

ID: haclvr8

Uh...yeah, imma gonna go and agree with that. Your should be able to find something nice in the 650 watt range at a reasonable price premium... Skimping on the PSU might very well end up biting you in the butt later on, I wouldn't do that.

Wasn't there a comprehensive list of good PSU's at every price point somewhere of reddit?


ID: haclia0

Could i do that and still stay under 700?

ID: hacmn0z

You can deffo get a better PSU with an extra £20 added to it you're saving from the cables which imo add nothing but asthetics which at your budget and in this market shouldn't really be a concern a decent modular PSU will have nice shrouded cables anyways ... As for the storage I personally use an integral 120gb nvme SSD as my os and boot drive and while it's not the best brand or most amazing drive it does perform well and was only £30 (this was about 2 years ago though) and then I personally just use 2 x 1tb HDDs as like mass storage as I don't personally mind the performance drop and waiting for games to load sometimes it honestly isn't that bad but you could just get a cheap 500gb Western digital SSD for like £40 I haven't personally looked much for components recently as it's just fuckery here in the UK ATM but if you want more help don't hesitate to drop me a DM pal more than happy to help.

7 : Anonymous2021/08/25 22:35 ID: hacocnu

Lol @ 1050ti in 2021

ID: hactsv8

Probably selling for $300 right now

8 : Anonymous2021/08/25 22:14 ID: haclkm5

What are you going to do with the computer?

ID: hacm167

College work, gaming, general computing

ID: hacno4s

Personally I would get a Ryzen 5600G, dont buy any GPU, save some money and when you can get a better GPU, as prices are crazy now.

9 : Anonymous2021/08/25 23:05 ID: hacsh3s

Drop the cable extensions and buy a nicer power supply now and if you still want the extensions later go fo it then

10 : Anonymous2021/08/25 23:08 ID: hacstku

Personally, I'd save up and get a 5600x if you can because I just upgrade from the 2600 to the 5600x with a gtx 1060 6g, and My fps jumped around 30% in most of my games. I know it's EZ to run but in csgo My fps went from 140 to 380 1080.

Also if possible get 3200mhz instead and Samsung makes the same SSD as crucial and Kingston but with a marked-up price so i'd go with one of those instead. you should also get a bronze PSU instead of a white one.

Lastly, get the GPU used because it's kind of overpriced online rn so Id get it used or get an EVGA one during a Wednesday sale.

ID: hact3al

Thanks bro, appreciate it i think have a found a much better psu for price

11 : Anonymous2021/08/25 23:26 ID: hacv87y

Get an Xbox or a PlayStation

12 : Anonymous2021/08/25 23:39 ID: hacww9w

The guts of 200 nicker for a 1050, lawdy lawd.

I'd give prebuild sites a quick gander, maybe you get lucky.

But yeah, also recommend the 5700g APU instead of your chosen cp

. At least if things improve its still 16 threads of latest zen, you can throw a card on top, and you don't have a useless brick that cost you 200 lids.

ID: hacy0md

Yeah i have been looking at pre builts for around 700 they all have 3600g in them i think and cheapish power supplies and 8gb of ram and a gtx 1650

13 : Anonymous2021/08/25 23:42 ID: hacxa44

Better ideas? Go for a 5600g instead of a 1050ti

Source: someone who's stuck with a 1050ti

14 : Anonymous2021/08/25 23:52 ID: hacykh4

You should also think about additional souncard, cause the built-in one is shitty

15 : Anonymous2021/08/25 23:52 ID: hacylid

Try pcpartpicker for searching prices and parts across different websites

16 : Anonymous2021/08/25 22:00 ID: hacjj3y
17 : Anonymous2021/08/25 23:23 ID: hacurm1

Save more money so you can buy better shit. Best advice I got for ya


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