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Looking for advice.

David4555

New member
Hello

I am looking for suggestions on a good gaming pc for my son's birthday

He likes to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and fortnite.

My budget is between 900-1500


Thanks.
 

steaky360

Moderator
Moderator
Hi,

Do you have a monitor and peripherals (keyboard, mouse etc.) or are they also required in your budget?

Any other uses for the PC?
 

David4555

New member
Hi,

Do you have a monitor and peripherals (keyboard, mouse etc.) or are they also required in your budget?

Any other uses for the PC?
Yes, we have most of the accessories. The budget is for the PC without Monitor, keyboard etc.




Mainly gaming, he doesnt do much on his pc than play games
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
Yes, we have most of the accessories. The budget is for the PC without Monitor, keyboard etc.




Mainly gaming, he doesnt do much on his pc than play games
Which monitor does he use? Need to know the resolution and refresh rate or make and model if you’re unsure?
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
A couple of specs:

1) £900 PC that will do Fortnite and CS:GO very well, and even handle AAA titles like Assassin's Creed well. No more expensive than it really needs to be, but doesn't cut too many corners.

Case
PCS SPECTRUM RGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)

Get 3 Months of XBOX Game Pass for PC w/ select AMD Ryzen CPUs
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (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
256GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1200 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 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
Genuine 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® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
Price: £895.00 including VAT and Delivery

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

You could:
up the PSU to TXm 550W - more efficient, and quietier
up the CPU cooler to the Frostflow 240 RGB cooler or Coolermaster Lite 240 cooler, for something a bit more effective - will keep temps down, and possibly improve CPU performance a bit.
If your son streams his gameplay, you could up the CPU to the R7 3700x for the extra cores
If your son likes Call of Duty, NB the RTX 2060 comes with a free copy of COD: Modern Warfare.
get a 512gb SSD and a 2TB HDD for a bit more room for games

It's a custom PC site so you could do whatever you want, but hopefully that helps as a baseline and presents a few options :)



2) INFERNO-R2


A pre-configured PC, with a discount versus what you'd pay if you manually configured the same spec. You can't change the spec, but it's a good spec. Has the R7 CPU, a more powerful GPU, a large and fast SSD, high quality PSU and CPU cooler.
 

David4555

New member
A couple of specs:

1) £900 PC that will do Fortnite and CS:GO very well, and even handle AAA titles like Assassin's Creed well. No more expensive than it really needs to be, but doesn't cut too many corners.

Case
PCS SPECTRUM RGB MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)

Get 3 Months of XBOX Game Pass for PC w/ select AMD Ryzen CPUs
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (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
256GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1200 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 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
Genuine 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® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
Price: £895.00 including VAT and Delivery

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

You could:
up the PSU to TXm 550W - more efficient, and quietier
up the CPU cooler to the Frostflow 240 RGB cooler or Coolermaster Lite 240 cooler, for something a bit more effective - will keep temps down, and possibly improve CPU performance a bit.
If your son streams his gameplay, you could up the CPU to the R7 3700x for the extra cores
If your son likes Call of Duty, NB the RTX 2060 comes with a free copy of COD: Modern Warfare.
get a 512gb SSD and a 2TB HDD for a bit more room for games

It's a custom PC site so you could do whatever you want, but hopefully that helps as a baseline and presents a few options :)



2) INFERNO-R2


A pre-configured PC, with a discount versus what you'd pay if you manually configured the same spec. You can't change the spec, but it's a good spec. Has the R7 CPU, a more powerful GPU, a large and fast SSD, high quality PSU and CPU cooler.
I will takie the custom one and upgrade the options that you gave me. Thanks for your help and time :D
 
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