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what Gaming Pc

Fordhga

New member
Hi,
im looking for a gaming pc for my son aged 13
he currently plays on ps4 but has chosen to switch to gaming pc rather than get a ps5
obviously it would be handy if he had windows office attached so school work could be done on it when needed

Regarding pc
1, ive been looking into it and what makes total sense is to get a pc with a big enough case
which i can upgrade thing easily in future if needed and not be restricted by space and on that also lights up for visual purposes
2,large enough motherboard with plenty of growth options with space to upgrade again in the future
3,wattage ,supply would 750w be ok with future growth in mind
4,decent graphics card to be able to be able to compete at a decent level
5. m.2 card 500gb
6,16gb x 2 8gb the motherboards ive been looking at had 4 slots for these again im trying to future proof it a bit,id be more in to upgrading rather than sell the one i get and buy another

my son has just started streaming games on ps4

overwatch
fornite
fall guys

he has also been playing overwatch at game store arena on a pc,if im supply this for him i would like to play adventure games like

tomb raiider
life is strange
doom

im looking to pay between £800 - £1500 the thing is i need to get a screen keyboard mouse mic also
so im trying to keep cost reasonable but would also like the option to upgrade easily as i get more money

im assuming FPS makes a big difference ive been told i should be looking at 140+

ive not much knowledge about pc's but after my research i may be interested in building my own in the future for some fun

it would be great to see what you recommend and your advice or if you recommend anything in your clearence

thanks




















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AgentCooper

Let Them Eat Cake
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Hi there. I’ve done you a spec that will run a 1080p monitor at 144Hz refresh rate. Put in components like a decent motherboard and the 750w PSU so upgrading won’t be a problem. It’ll leave you £385 left over to get a monitor and the peripherals, which should be plenty.

The only curveball may be if he wishes to start streaming soon, if so he may benefit from an eight core CPU. We can re-jig the build if that’s the case, but it’ll leave you with less pennies for the other bits and pieces.

You don’t necessarily need to get Microsoft Word, there’s some good free office programs such as Open Office and Libre Office that are compatible.


Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Six Core CPU (4.5GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - 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 750W RMx SERIES™ 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)
Home Installation
NONE
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
Price: £1,115.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/MBC5Gk96UJ/
 
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Fordhga

New member
Thanks Agent cooper
he will need an 8 core cpu
this is one of the reasons he wants a pc as he is streaming now on his ps4
he got his twitch,youtube and twitter pages up its just facebook to do lol
hence why he has decided to go with the pc rather than ps 5 then capture card etc
i really do think gaming pc will work well for all his needs

will this have wifi enabled

thanks for the advice on free office type software

can you recommend an 8 core part and tell me what it replaces

thanls
 

AgentCooper

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Moderator
Here’s the spec! To answer a question I missed on your last post, yes it will have a WiFi card. It’s a good speedy one and also has Bluetooth, handy if he wants to hook an Xbox controller up to the system.


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® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - 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 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 High Performance Liquid 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 [KUK-00001]
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)
Home Installation
NONE
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days
Price: £1,258.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/yHdN64n4ZN/
 

Fordhga

New member
(y):) sounds brilliant
can you recommend just a few other cases that will fit this lot in with ease and ill let him choose then ill get an order in
early next week
itll be nice a bit more lit up with nice cable management
 

AgentCooper

Let Them Eat Cake
Moderator
You’ll want to make sure you get him a case with good airflow so it won’t throttle the system. I’m assuming he’ll be wanting something with all the RGB lighting so I’d probably find myself recommending the Lian Li Lancool II, the CoolerMaster Mastercase H500 or the Corsair iCue 465X.
 

Fordhga

New member
also what am i looking for regarding screen requiremnts to get the best from this pc

i will probably pick up a 2nd hand screen

after im going to be putting my money into this pc you've
recommended
 

AgentCooper

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Moderator
You’ll want to look for a 1080p monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate. There’s plenty out there to choose from. If you wait till Black Friday / Cyber Monday you should be able to pick one up cheap on Amazon 👍
 

SpyderTracks

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You’ll want to look for a 1080p monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate. There’s plenty out there to choose from. If you wait till Black Friday / Cyber Monday you should be able to pick one up cheap on Amazon 👍
There’s also Amazon Prime Day on 13th and 14th October, any of those times you’ll find crazy savings on new stuff, you’ll likely find new monitors cheaper than second hand.
 

AgentCooper

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Moderator
There’s also Amazon Prime Day on 13th and 14th October, any of those times you’ll find crazy savings on new stuff, you’ll likely find new monitors cheaper than second hand.

👆 THIS! Thanks for bringing that up @SpyderTracks, I’d forgotten that was on the horizon. And seeing as the Founder’s Edition 3070 has been pushed back from the 15th to the 29th, I might have a little nosey round the sales myself 😜
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
This is a really good 1080p monitor, it’s been out for a while, always has stellar reviews, it’s screaming out for a discount run before being discontinued, I’d look out for this one on those sale days and see if you can get a good deal, it’s a cracking monitor:


Currently this is the cheapest I've seen it on Box @£170:

 
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