PC Build for gaming+streaming under £1000?

SillyPotato

Active member
**Edited by Moderator: OP has assured us they are interested in a PCS build and not building themselves. Thread has been reopened.**

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX TD500 MESH ARGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4) (Special Offer)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING WIFI (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NONE, I ALREADY HAVE A GRAPHICS CARD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
2nd M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW) (Special Offer)
1st Storage Drive
500GB Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW) (Special Offer)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W CV SERIES™ CV-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
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 3 to 6 working days

I want to increase my budget to 1.5k. What could i get to make my pc better? I haven't bought it yet but i will once UPS gives my money for losing my other pc. I want to play Warzone but on good high FPS and best settings and also stream at the same time without affecting the other. I do have the 3070TI already and have increase the RAM on the build to 32GB. What else would you recommend to make this build OP? If i need to increase a budget a bit more then i can :)
 

Martinr36

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
Ok w changes I'd make would be remove the Samsung 860 and replace it with a 1TB baracuda HDD and you want to increase that PSU to an 850W RMx minimum, in fact if it's not too much more I'd actually go to 1000W, this gives you plenty of overhead for upgrades down the line
 

SillyPotato

Active member
Ok w changes I'd make would be remove the Samsung 860 and replace it with a 1TB baracuda HDD and you want to increase that PSU to an 850W RMx minimum, in fact if it's not too much more I'd actually go to 1000W, this gives you plenty of overhead for upgrades down the line
Ok Sweet!! I've got those added on to the cart which now adds up to £1232. Anything else you could think of that could make performance, experience and gameplay better for both gaming and streaming at the same time?
 

JUNI0R

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
This'd be my offering. Swapped to an Intel build as I feel it gives the more attractive package at the moment-

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX TD500 MESH ARGB GAMING CASE OP's choice, still a great case
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache The gaming + multi-tasking CPU to have right now
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready Ample Motherboard
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NONE, I ALREADY HAVE A GRAPHICS CARD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3000MB/sR, 1600MB/sW) Gen 4 drives are nice to have but certainly not vital
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2200 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET 850W would run this just fine, 1000W isn't a bad idea for future upgradability
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
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 3 to 6 working days
Price: £1,389.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z690-pc/8SgVU4!HjX/
 
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SillyPotato

Active member
This'd be my offering. Swapped to an Intel build as I feel it gives the more attractive package at the moment-

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX TD500 MESH ARGB GAMING CASE OP's choice, still a great case
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache The gaming + multi-tasking CPU to have right now
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready Ample Motherboard
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NONE, I ALREADY HAVE A GRAPHICS CARD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3000MB/sR, 1600MB/sW) Gen 4 drives are nice to have but certainly not vital
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2200 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET 850W would run this just fine, 1000W isn't a bad idea for future upgradability
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
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 3 to 6 working days
Price: £1,389.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z690-pc/8SgVU4!HjX/
And this is the best spec for 1.5k correct?
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
£8 over but it's what I would do:

Case
CORSAIR iCUE 5000X RGB MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NONE, I ALREADY HAVE A GRAPHICS CARD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
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 4 to 7 working days
Price: £1,508.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z690-pc/!JRSctGfvP/
 

SillyPotato

Active member
£8 over but it's what I would do:

Case
CORSAIR iCUE 5000X RGB MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 12-Core Processor i7-12700K (3.6GHz) 25MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 (LGA1700, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0) - ARGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3600MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NONE, I ALREADY HAVE A GRAPHICS CARD
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1000W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair iCUE H115i RGB PRO XT Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge
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 4 to 7 working days
Price: £1,508.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z690-pc/!JRSctGfvP/
Just to confirm the only thing different is the case right? What benefits does this case have?
 

Aza

Rising Star
Its a better case than the coolermaster, and will have the added benefit of both the cooler and the fans running through iCue.
Its a very good case and decent fans, plenty of room and easy to work in/add storage drives etc.
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
Just to confirm the only thing different is the case right? What benefits does this case have?
Better case (not necessary but wanted the better cooler for the 12700k)
Faster RAM (Not a lot in it, but not a lot in cost either)
Faster Windows Drive (I would want the luxury when the budget allows)
Faster secondary with exceptional endurance (really good value drives)
Better cooler (I would want this for the 12700k).
 

SillyPotato

Active member
Its a better case than the coolermaster, and will have the added benefit of both the cooler and the fans running through iCue.
Its a very good case and decent fans, plenty of room and easy to work in/add storage drives etc.
Awesome!! I’ve ordered the pc :)
 

SillyPotato

Active member
Better case (not necessary but wanted the better cooler for the 12700k)
Faster RAM (Not a lot in it, but not a lot in cost either)
Faster Windows Drive (I would want the luxury when the budget allows)
Faster secondary with exceptional endurance (really good value drives)
Better cooler (I would want this for the 12700k).
Just a quick question. How much FPS would i be getting roughly on Warzone and other games?
 

Aza

Rising Star
I see. If im not happy with the build once i open the pc and set it up would i be able to return it?
Just to point out, if you are getting over 120FPS but you're expecting more... its a little counter-productive, human eyes generally cant see more than this anyway and the few people that do have -exceptional- (and I mean exceptional) eyesight.
 

SillyPotato

Active member
Just to point out, if you are getting over 120FPS but you're expecting more... its a little counter-productive, human eyes generally cant see more than this anyway and the few people that do have -exceptional- (and I mean exceptional) eyesight.
I’d say I’ve got exceptional eye sight :D my reaction and eyes are very quick and reacting when gaming which is why I am seeking high FPS spec
 

Aza

Rising Star
I’d say I’ve got exceptional eye sight :D my reaction and eyes are very quick and reacting when gaming which is why I am seeking high FPS spec
We're talking world class pro gamers, the kind of people who get professional sponsorships for hundreds of thousands.
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Moderator
I’d say I’ve got exceptional eye sight :D my reaction and eyes are very quick and reacting when gaming which is why I am seeking high FPS spec
You still haven't said what monitor you're pairing it with, so we can't give any estimation on the performance you'll get.

You've rather done this build backwards. It's a full system, each part has to marry with the other all the way from input (PSU) through to output (Monitor), they all have to balance otherwise you'll get bottlenecks.

Without knowing the monitor details, it's like asking us how long this piece of string is? The fact that you asked that question suggests you don't understand resolution and therefor refresh rate. You also mentioned using an M4000 in a gaming pc which suggests you don't understand gaming hardware and the fact you're using a controller which means high refresh is irrelevant anyway as controller is far too slow. My guess is you're watching a bit too much youtube / twitch rather than having experience of high refresh and likely coming from console. I would strongly recommend educating yourself on how PC gaming works before going any further. There's so much disinformation out there targeted at kids who don't know any better, just educate yourself before spending your money.


 
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SillyPotato

Active member
You still haven't said what monitor you're pairing it with, so we can't give any estimation on the performance you'll get.

You've rather done this build backwards. It's a full system, each part has to marry with the other all the way from input (PSU) through to output (Monitor), they all have to balance otherwise you'll get bottlenecks.

Without knowing the monitor details, it's like asking us how long this piece of string is? The fact that you asked that question suggests you don't understand resolution and therefor refresh rate. You also mentioned using an M4000 in a gaming pc which suggests you don't understand gaming hardware and the fact you're using a controller which means high refresh is irrelevant anyway as controller is far too slow. My guess is you're watching a bit too much youtube / twitch rather than having experience of high refresh and likely coming from console. I would strongly recommend educating yourself on how PC gaming works before going any further. There's so much disinformation out there targeted at kids who don't know any better, just educate yourself before spending your money.


Hey!

Understanding :) do you think I’ll need more fans? I mean I have only one fan of my pc
 
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