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Desktop for £600?

newspec

Member
Bought a gaming PC on here a few years ago. It was amazing! However, it's now time for a new one.

Would love an SSD and to be able to run all games (not necessarily at top specs)

If it can run virtual machines then that's even better!


Thanks for the help.
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
To be frank, the difficulty here is that your taking a poor platform and replacing it entirely with a poor platform.

£600 is really too low a budget. The whole point of a gaming PC is that you build a good platform (at the moment that would be an R5 3600) that will see you through for some years, then you can UPGRADE components that need upgrading rather than having to replace the whole thing.

TBH, I would save up a bit more until you have £800 or so, £600 is just going to net you another below average build.
 

newspec

Member
I appreciate the honesty here.

How about an £1000 machine with the additional requirement that it must run several VMs?
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
I appreciate the honesty here.

How about an £1000 machine with the additional requirement that it must run several VMs?
How many is several? You'd need probably 4Gb RAM per machine if they're windows based, CPU wise doesn't really change too much.
 

Scott

Moderator
Moderator
A grand gets you an excellent gaming system that will also handle VM without issue. Will you be transferring your Windows 10 License from your current system? If so, you can get a 3700X in there (More processing grunt for the VMs). If not, then drop down to the 3600 from the below build.

Note, I've selected Wifi. If you don't need it you could save the £18.

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Eight Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB 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
NOT REQUIRED
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
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
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
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 Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 14 working days
Price: £932.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/JvEE7JK5Pn/
 

Scott

Moderator
Moderator
If you were happy to go £24 over budget (or drop the wifi) you could net 32GB of RAM which may help performance of your VMs depending on what you are doing.
 
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