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Is this a good Gaming PC Build for it's money?

Is this a good Gaming PC Build for it's money?

Max Budget - £500
Current Price Tag - £489

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/gjq4vV

I had researched a PC Gaming build for 3 days now and this is the best i could come up with for £500.

I'm wondering what I could spend £11 on...

- HybridWolf

( Note : Operating System not included )
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£54.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£67.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card (£177.23 @ BT Shop)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£25.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.74 @ More Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Ebuyer)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£5.31 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £484.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 15:23 BST+0100

    would suggest this case if u r gonna go for 500 bucks https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/qCR48d/nzxt-case-s210e001
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  2. Best answer
    Yeah I'm on the same lines as lucky, 1tb hard drive + rx 480 + better power supply. I ditched your dvd drive to squeeze in 16gb ram though

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£54.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus PRIME B250M-K Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£62.53 @ BT Shop)
    Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£83.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card (£177.23 @ BT Shop)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£25.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£49.97 @ Ebuyer)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£5.31 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £497.94
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 15:28 BST+0100
    Reply to LucoTF
  3. RX 480 Will be bottlenecked a bit, RX 470 Wont.
    I'm not opting for 1 TB HDD, 250GB is well-enough
    12 GB Ram ftw mate
    PSU Is £10 More expensive for 70 Watts lower.

    That's a good build @Lucky_SLS, not the best IMO.
    Reply to HybridWolf
  4. Also a nice build @LucoTF, again, not going for 1 TB HDD though, i'm not entirely sure if G4560 will bottleneck that RX 480 but i've heard it does a bit.

    I might opt for that power supply though.
    Reply to HybridWolf
  5. ^ the xfx ts is a good psu, swap the psu n case in luco's build n ditch the case fan since the nzxt got 2 already
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  6. @Lucky_SLS Can you edit this Part List to meet what you are saying since i don't fully understand your context, sorry.

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/gjq4vV
    Reply to HybridWolf
  7. Also, i kind of need that cd drive to install windows 8...
    Reply to HybridWolf
  8. with the optical drive :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£54.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus PRIME B250M-K Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£62.53 @ BT Shop)
    Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£83.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card (£177.23 @ BT Shop)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£41.39 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.74 @ More Computers)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSD1 DVD/CD Writer (£13.85 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £510.65
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 15:40 BST+0100

    if u switch to the 250gb hdd, it will be below 500 ;)
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  9. Man, i have 4tb storage so i cant imagine living on 250gb

    Gta5 is 60gb man...

    And yes the g4560 bottlenecks the 480 but in most games its bottlenecking above 60fps, so the real bottleneck would be the monitor :)

    The cx450m is a good quality psu, and that 16gb is a bloody steal for 84 quid
    Reply to LucoTF
  10. ^ agree on the storage. i really dont get ur storage reasoning unless u have a poratble HDD
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  11. If you're going with a traditional HDD, then go with a 1TB drive. A 250GB drive like that will be using older, lower-density platters, resulting in lower speeds. Follow the Amazon link and look at their "date first available" for the drive. "7 May 2008" It's at least a 9 year old design, and a drive with a 1TB platter would undoubtedly perform better. Plus, many games these days use a lot of space, in some cases over 50GB. 250GB of storage probably won't provide much breathing room.
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  12. I'm not going to be downloading 50+ GB Games really, just some games like CSGO, BF4 and maybe Dota 2
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  13. But i guess i can go with 1 Tb HDD Space, why not.
    Reply to HybridWolf
  14. Yeaahhhh boooiiii

    Your setup is going to be good enough for every game out there and PC games are dirt cheap :)

    There are places literally giving games away too.

    I picked up Mad max for £3.50, that's over 30gb on disk
    The witcher 2 is about £3 and that's 25gb on disk
    Reply to LucoTF
  15. £500 Gaming PC Build

    Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor £54.93
    Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £67.98
    Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £83.99
    Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £37.99
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card £156.58
    NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £41.39
    XFX TS 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £38.74
    LG GH24NSD1 DVD/CD Writer £13.85


    Total : £495.45
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  16. We got a bingo!

    Right?
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  17. Lucky_SLS said:

    Nice price for a 470 :)

    There's only two left in stock at Aria though
    Reply to LucoTF
  18. Meh, I don't want to power it using a 6-pin slot or any other cable though, just using the motherboard as the power supplier.

    Should i stick with my EVGA Gtx 1050 Ti which draws power from the motherboard or should I save £10 and buy the RX 470 along with a power connector to 6 Pin thingy?

    My personal preference is saying stick with the EVGA.
    Reply to HybridWolf
  19. Your xfx comes with a 6+2 pin
    Reply to LucoTF
  20. http://i65.tinypic.com/k47z7t.png ( first Image ) That is the maximum video card length on the current case
    http://i66.tinypic.com/otpul1.png ( Second image ) That is the video card's length, will it fit??? ( 247 mm )

    @LucoTF I'm sorry, but I don't understand PSU and 6-pin and all this type of stuff, i'm only comfortable with the easy stuff, ( Putting video card in motherboard PCIe Slot ( i think its called that ) and let the GPU Run off there, but i'm also comfortable with putting 6 pin and all that stuff in if i actually know how to do it.

    So, someone teach me please.
    Reply to HybridWolf
  21. Your power supply already has the additional pin needed to power a 470, just plug it in

    if anything the rx 470 will be easier on your motherboard than a 75w 1050ti, as the 110w load will be shared between the 75w 6 pin and the 75w pcie slot.

    Your case will take cards up to 330mm long. The shorter number is only if you mount the hard drive level with the graphics card (hint: you aren't going to be doing this).

    Proof: https://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2013/01/15/nzxt-source-210-elite-review/2
    Reply to LucoTF
  22. Okay.
    Reply to HybridWolf
  23. Did these 2 Parts seriously just go out?

    http://i64.tinypic.com/ogcuiu.jpg ( zoom in for better "See-ability" )
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  24. HybridWolf said:
    Did these 2 Parts seriously just go out?

    http://i64.tinypic.com/ogcuiu.jpg ( zoom in for better "See-ability" )

    You haven't filtered by seller at any point? Usuall the prices disappear when you haven' got 'all merchants' ticked.

    Works for me:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£54.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£67.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£83.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 470 4GB STRIX Video Card (£148.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£41.39 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.74 @ More Computers)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSD1 DVD/CD Writer (£13.85 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £487.86
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 16:31 BST+0100
    Reply to LucoTF
  25. HybridWolf said:
    http://i65.tinypic.com/k47z7t.png ( first Image ) That is the maximum video card length on the current case
    http://i66.tinypic.com/otpul1.png ( Second image ) That is the video card's length, will it fit??? ( 247 mm )

    @LucoTF I'm sorry, but I don't understand PSU and 6-pin and all this type of stuff, i'm only comfortable with the easy stuff, ( Putting video card in motherboard PCIe Slot ( i think its called that ) and let the GPU Run off there, but i'm also comfortable with putting 6 pin and all that stuff in if i actually know how to do it.

    So, someone teach me please.


    Plugging in a 6 or 8 PIN GPU power connector is really straight forward, like easier than half of what you do when building a PC. Here is a video on it > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cNrz9k90ds.

    The reason everyone is recommending a RX 470 is the fact that for a fraction more of the price, it offers 40-50% more Performance. I agree your CPU might bottleneck a RX 480 in most games but if you can get a killer price on one you might as well go for it since it will provide you better performance in games despite the potential bottlenecking.

    I recommend you go with Lucky's build. Just so you know you don't actually need a disc drive for Windows, they come in USB to now and from my experience the installation is faster from USB anyway. Hope this helps :)
    Reply to CRO5513Y
  26. No, i just added it to the part list, pcpartpicker automatically does lowest price, there was only one seller which had it in stock, apparently the cd drive also.
    Reply to HybridWolf
  27. @CRO5513Y

    I have a cd which allows me to install windows 8 but i dont have any other things to install an operating system on, does a pre-installation of windows come with something in this list? I also need tips on how to load up a cd which has win 8 on it and install it, i have wiped my PC before many times, but not knocking off the operating system. So i have no experience in actually getting an OS in my fresh system.
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  28. @LucoTF

    It's working now with your build, maybe its continental differences, im from UK.
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  29. HybridWolf said:
    @LucoTF

    It's working now with your build, maybe its continental differences, im from UK.

    It must be mate, I'm from south wales ;)

    Edit: and not that new south wales in Australia. The old South Wales, where men are men and the sheep are terrified
    Reply to LucoTF
  30. HybridWolf said:
    @CRO5513Y

    I have a cd which allows me to install windows 8 but i dont have any other things to install an operating system on, does a pre-installation of windows come with something in this list? I also need tips on how to load up a cd which has win 8 on it and install it, i have wiped my PC before many times, but not knocking off the operating system. So i have no experience in actually getting an OS in my fresh system.

    Power it up just to put the cd in, restart the machine and it will say 'press any key to boot from cd'

    99% of the time that's it, 1% of the time you have ot actually select dvd drive as bootable using the bios
    Reply to LucoTF
  31. And when you do boot off the cd, you go through the installation process and it will install on your HDD?

    Then you can go into bios and boot from HDD Yeah?
    Reply to HybridWolf
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