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£700 Gaming Build Around The RX 480 8GB

Evilmau5

32 months ago

Hi all,

This is my first build from scratch. I've got a budget of £700 - £800 and I'd like to opt for the RX 480 8GB as my GPU.

Could anyone please help me out by putting together a parts list for me? Just a few other points to mention:

  • It will need Windows.

  • It will need an internal wifi adapter.

  • I'd like a mid-sized case that will allow for future upgrades.

  • No peripherals required!

EDIT: I've got a HD TV but I'm not going to be kicking the resolution up particularly high, so, 1080p gaming. Witcher 3, Dark Souls, Doom, Just Cause 3 etc. Anything from AAA right down to obscure indie titles. Not going to be recording, editing or creating anything. Literally just for playing video games, watching stuff on YouTube/Netflix/Twitch etc..

I should be getting this off the ground sometime this month, and I'll be happy to post pics of the completed build in case anyone is interested!

Thanks in advance!

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £193.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI B250M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £49.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.64 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB RS Video Card £234.95 @ Ebuyer
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case £49.99 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £47.98 @ Ebuyer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £83.90 @ More Computers
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £30.90 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £827.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-06 10:15 GMT+0000

This will be a good start maybe needs a little tweaking.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated! I think I'll be looking to shave off around £50 if I can. I know I should be able to get a better deal on the OS at least so that should help.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

What will you be using the computer for, which games, Streaming? at what resolution etc etc.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got a HD TV but I'm not going to be kicking the resolution up particularly high, so, 1080p gaming. Dark Souls, Doom, Just Cause 3 etc. Anything from AAA right down to obscure indie titles.

Not going to be recording, editing or creating anything. Literally just for playing video games, watching stuff on YouTube/Netflix/Twitch etc...

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

you could easily shave some money off both porkyvilles and naorpoled's builds. your not going above 1080p, and your not doing any video rendering so you have no use for the 8gb rx 480. you can shave off about £40 by getting the 4gb model instead and see no performance losses.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £177.90 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £49.08 @ More Computers
Memory PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £39.55 @ Amazon UK
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £39.47 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.64 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO+ 4G Video Card £199.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case £49.99 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £68.80 @ Alza
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £83.90 @ More Computers
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter £12.77 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £767.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-06 19:06 GMT+0000
  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll consider dropping to the 4GB, but my reason behind the 8GB model is essentially futureproofing. I may eventually look at pushing higher resolutions and VR, so I prefer to at least have the option.

Both of those builds are still within my price range (a little over, but no big deal), it would have just been nice to try and keep them sub £800 if possible.

Your build should definitely come in handy with some less costly options!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/tjmXM8

I know you wanna go with the 480 but this build with the r9 fury will perform A LOT better. also no sense going kaby lake since there is little to no difference

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any particular reason why it would perform better with a R9 Fury? I would have thought Polaris architecture would help its longevity?

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your help! Between this and the build above I should be able to Frankenstein myself a rig together. I'll still be looking to shave off £30 - £50 if I can, but I've definitely got a solid starting point to work from now!

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