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£900 pc build

HR07

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My friend is trying to build a pc for a budget of £900 and he currently has this:

Case THERMALTAKE V200 2.0 TEMPERED GLASS RGB EDITION GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Six Core CPU (4.5GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard ASUS®️ PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card 6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive 512GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 450MB/W)
1st Storage Drive 1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
Power Supply CORSAIR 450W CV SERIES™️ CV-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling PCS FrostFlow 100 V2 Series High Performance CPU Cooler (AMD)
Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking WIRELESS INTEL®️ Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0USB/Thunderbolt
Options MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365®️ (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus BullGuard™️ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser Google Chrome™️
Warranty 3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build TimeStandard Build - Approximately 16 to 18 working days

is this the best build for his money or could he get more bang for his buck
I will add that he is going to aim to play games like valorant and rocket league at high to ultra settings if at all possible
Thanks 😊
 
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steaky360

Moderator
Moderator
Hi @HR07 I hope you don't mind but I've edited your post so its not simply a wall of text.

What monitor are you going to be using with the PC?

If you can include the link to reconfigure the above here that would be helpful.
 

Nursemorph

ELITE CONTRIBUTOR
For pure gaming on a 1080p 144Hz monitor, this would be the minimum ideally:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Quad Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.3GHz/18MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 18 working days
Price: £948.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/e3JvqhuXaX/
 

HR07

Member
He claims that a Ryzen 3 3300X is 'trash', not knowing much about computers I cant tell him why exactly having a better CPU and lower RAM and a 'worse' motherboard is a waste of money for 1080p gaming but he won't budge. In other words how do I tell him that his first build isn't as good for straight 1080p gaming than the second build.
 

HR07

Member
He is the type of person who doesn't know much (if anything) about computers and judges everything off of numbers e.g. ryzen 3 is automatically worse than ryzen 5 etc.
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
He is the type of person who doesn't know much (if anything) about computers and judges everything off of numbers e.g. ryzen 3 is automatically worse than ryzen 5 etc.
In a perfect world we would spec a 3600x but the budget is a limiting factor.

The main gaming load will be on the gpu though and not the cpu, so even if you had the 3600x you’d still be limited by the monitor at 144fps so it would be exactly the same experience.
 

HR07

Member
Well a 3600x could convince him as it sounds better and is better than the current 3300x quad core so I'll tell him. He also knows a £30 discount code and doesn't mind spending >£100 more than £900 for a few upgrades.
 

HR07

Member
He said yes so is now getting this:

Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W CV SERIES™ CV-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 18 working days

Thanks for your help @Nursemorph @SpyderTracks and @steaky360
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
You’ll want a 550w PSU as an absolute minimum. 450 is too restrictive and won’t allow any upgrades.

With a gaming desktop, you’re factoring in the build over 7 to 10 years if you’re doing it properly, so you’ll want the extra headroom for gpu upgrades down the line.

You haven’t listed what case?

Other than that it’s good.
 

Nursemorph

ELITE CONTRIBUTOR
You might want to tell your friend that a Ryzen 3 3300x performs as well as a Ryzen 5 3600 when it comes to gaming....the R3 is a newer chip. Beyond that, I shall leave you in Spyder's capable hands as I don't have the patience when it comes to "it's a lower number so it must be rubbish" discussions
 
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