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First pc build help (portable - MicroATX size) (budget ~£1000)

I've done some basic research but I am still confused about parts that are compulsory and parts that are extra. I have looked for ideas and builds online for a good portable pc build, but there's a lot of information and I'm getting overwhelmed. I study abroad so I travel on the plane quite a few times a year, so I would like the pc to fit in my luggage but still not take up too much space.

System Usage (Most to least Important): Gaming (90%), surfing the internet(8%), watching movies(2%)
I will need a monitor and a lisence key for windows 10.
I'm new to this so I have no preferred website for parts. I also won't be able to get parts from stores, only online.
I do not want to take a lot of risks so overclocking and SLI/crossfire is a no. (unless you really recommend it)
I want a graphics card that will be able to run games like Warframe/tf2/Skyrim/Occasonal AAA game at 60fps on medium graphics, so a card that will do the job but not super expensive.
Thanks!
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  1. Even a mini itx PC, monitor and keyboard with the necessary padding to keep it safe is going to be difficult/expensive to travel around with.

    For a pc you may be able to squeeze an i5 8400, 16gb ram, 240gb ssd, gtx 1060 or AMD equivalents. Leaving some $ for a monitor.

    Or a laptop with basically the same specs. (Obviously all parts are not going to be as fast as the pc) Maybe an i7 8750 instead. I'm from the US. But know a few of them around 1200 usd. So assuming it's close.
  2. Your case selection is ATX, so transport will be difficult. You must have mail in rebates turned on, as that build is over $1.1k up front. This mini-itx would be much easier to transport.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£134.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard (£104.05 @ More Computers)
    Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£134.02 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£78.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.98 @ PC World Business)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card (£240.00 @ Novatech)
    Case: Silverstone - RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case (£86.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Silverstone - 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply (£80.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Monitor: Asus - VS247HR 23.6" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (£98.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £1009.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-06 14:28 BST+0100
  3. Thanks for pointing that out :) Wouldn't the CPU bottleneck the GPU? THanks
    logainofhades said:
    Your case selection is ATX, so transport will be difficult. You must have mail in rebates turned on, as that build is over $1.1k up front. This mini-itx would be much easier to transport.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£134.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard (£104.05 @ More Computers)
    Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£134.02 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£78.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.98 @ PC World Business)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card (£240.00 @ Novatech)
    Case: Silverstone - RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case (£86.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Silverstone - 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply (£80.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Monitor: Asus - VS247HR 23.6" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (£98.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £1009.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-06 14:28 BST+0100


  4. The 1600 is kinda old but should still be fine. I originally had a build made I wanted to post and it was almost the same as his. I wasnt sure on the monitor. But his choice looks good. If you wanted to go intel you might want to look at something like this. I do think the 8400 with this mobo is a better choice. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Kvx2jy

    CPU
    Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor
    PC World Business

    Motherboard
    Gigabyte - B360N AORUS GAMING WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
    AWD-IT

    Memory
    Patriot - Viper 4 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
    Ebuyer

    Storage
    Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
    Amazon UK

    Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Aria PC

    Video Card
    Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB AMP! Edition Video Card
    Novatech

    Case
    Silverstone - RVZ02B HTPC Case
    Scan.co.uk

    Power Supply
    Silverstone - 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply
    Overclockers.co.uk

    Monitor
    Asus - VS247HR 23.6" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor
    Aria PC
    * Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

    PRICE BREAKDOWN
    Base Total: £991.07
    Shipping: £11.50
    Total: £1002.57
  5. jasonlaijy said:
    Thanks for pointing that out :) Wouldn't the CPU bottleneck the GPU? THanks



    The 1600 is fine for a GTX 1060. The cpu is kinda old, as tejayd mentioned, but the GTX 1060 is actually older.
  6. I prefer mini towers with micro ATX mobo. I built this myself: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/XD7sMZ Please be honest and tell me what you think. (I know there's no monitor) :D
  7. Best answer
    Z370 is pointless, as the 8400 cannot overclock. PSU is decent, but you can still get a quality one, for less.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor (£161.96 @ PC World Business)
    Motherboard: ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£78.02 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£133.51 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£77.99 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.74 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card (£264.88 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: NZXT - H400i MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£67.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus - PCE-AC51 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £946.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-07 22:29 BST+0100
  8. Thanks ^^
    logainofhades said:
    Z370 is pointless, as the 8400 cannot overclock. PSU is decent, but you can still get a quality one, for less.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor (£161.96 @ PC World Business)
    Motherboard: ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£78.02 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£133.51 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£77.99 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.74 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card (£264.88 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: NZXT - H400i MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£67.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus - PCE-AC51 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £946.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-07 22:29 BST+0100
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