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I'm from England, I'm 30, a dad of two, and a gamer who also works from home occasionally.

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Recommended PSU's

Budget Gaming Rigs:

  • SeaSonic S12II 430B
  • Corsair CX450M

Mid-range or High End Gaming Rigs:

  • EVGA Supernova G2 550W
  • EVGA Supernova G2 650W
  • EVGA Supernova G2 750W
  • EVGA Supernova G2 850W

Graphics card hierarchy

Excluding the Titan XP and only including Pascal and Polaris cards (aka 2016 cards)

  1. Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080
  2. Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070
  3. AMD Radeon RX 480 or the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
  4. AMD Radeon RX470
  5. Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti
  6. Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050

The GTX 1080 is cream of the crop followed by the GTX 1070, both absolutely power 1440p gaming. The RX 480 and the GTX 1060 crush 1080p gaming, if you want variable refresh rates and don't have a monitor with one, then the RX 480 will be better as Freesync monitors are cheaper than Gsync monitors. If you're after a quieter and more power efficient system, then the GTX 1060 6GB will give you performance you need while using less power and being quieter than the RX 480.

The RX470 is great for 1080p gaming, and is much faster than the GTX 1050 Ti. It makes sense at its price point. If you cannot afford that, then the GTX 1050 Ti is very attractive and could be run off the 75W supplied by the PCI Express port. The 1050 Ti still does well at 1080p gaming but some settings would have to be turned down. The GTX 1050 is a budget card for medium settings on 1080p (higher settings on older games). It's a good budget card.

I don't recommend the RX460 anymore due to the 1050 Ti and 1050.

Storage

Always try and fit a 240GB or greater SSD into your build, Crucial MX300 series is good, the Samsung 850 Evo's are the sweet spot for performance and price.

I tend to stick to Western Digital hard drives but Toshiba's are okay for those on budget builds and Seagate Barracuda's are also good.

Seagate Hard Drives have been unfairly slated