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GTX 1070/1060 budget gaming PC (UK)

dariusdarius123

36 months ago

Hello guys! So I am interested in acquiring a new gaming pc as my one got kind of old and my budget isn't that high. Although my budget isn't that high , I'd still like a GTX 1070 in my rig but I'm not sure how much more I'd be needed extra for one. I was thinking of getting the GPU from the United States and the rest of the parts from the UK, because I found the GTX 1070 to be cheaper with around 100 gbp than in the UK ($409 = £307, and yeah I know there will a bit of an extra cost for shipping, but only around $4 or something if I read correctly).

So, my available budget is around £750 +/- ; and I would be using this PC for gaming at 1080p or less, and browsing mainly as I'm still a student. I do not need any peripherals, other than a 1080p monitor, but even then I think I won't be able to get the 1070 because the price would rise by like £100 more. Then my question is, if I'm gaming at 1080p, is the 1070 going to make that big of a difference, compared to the 1060? Or should I get a monitor + a 1060 as my current monitor has the maximum resolution of 1440x900?

Anyway, thank you very much for reading this, I hope it isn't that confusing. If it is don't hesitate to ask me questions! I'm waiting for your feedback and thank you once again!

NOTE: I can also wait 1/2 months more, until around Black Friday or so, because I know right now it's a difficult time to buy a new GPU due to the fact prices are all over the place.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I would suggest starting with this and then adding an SSD at a later time as it puts you a bit above budget.

This will be a really good PC for 1080p gaming to be honest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £181.90 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI B150M Night Elf Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £76.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £61.98 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £41.99 @ Novatech
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB NITRO+ Video Card £188.16 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Thermaltake Versa H25 ATX Mid Tower Case £31.49 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £50.51 @ CCL Computers
Monitor Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor £103.87 @ More Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £736.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-03 15:21 BST+0100
  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £181.90 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £56.92 @ BT Shop
Memory Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £22.83 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.99 @ Ebuyer
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Turbo Video Card £233.48 @ BT Shop
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £32.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Monitor LG 24M47VQ 24.0" 60Hz Monitor £104.92 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £747.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-03 21:18 BST+0100

There is absolutely no need for a 1070 for 1080p gaming. I'm using an i5 6500 and a gtx 1060 (and only have 8gb of ram) and i get 50 fps witcher 3 ultra, GTA v and Skyrim realvision I'm at 60. And I play at 1440p. A 1060 is more than enough for your needs by the sounds of it

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any rush in getting more than 8 GB of RAM right now? I'd like to play games on high graphics and I'm not sure when I should upgrade.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I've only got 8gb of 2133 DDR4 ram and I haven't ran into any problems yet. You won't need more than 8gb unless your running loads of programs, documents and webpages in the background while gaming or if you'r streaming/video editing. higher ram speeds only have a minute change in gaming performance so save some money and If it comes to a point where 8gb of ram isn't enough anymore you can just buy another stick.

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