Need help with PC build - Newb

DeltaWidow

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Hey guys, I miss having a PC and playing with you lot so I'm going to get myself sorted with one and I need your help.

I've started to read up on what I can but atm I still know very little about hardware, what's best to get for my budget, where to buy them from, and when are the best times to buy them to make most of my money (before or after crimbo/new year, etc). I'm looking for my PC to be ready for March/April

My budget is £1800 and I can always up it a bit more a few months down the line if I need to.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to getting involved with the community again :D

EDIT: I am looking for a gaming PC that will smoothly run Planetside at high graphics, and something that will be capable of running Star Citizen decently as well
 
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Are you looking for best fps in planetside or do we take into account other games as well?
 

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Sorry forgot to add that, it would be for Planetside yes, but I'm also hoping to have something that will be ready for Star Citizen, which might seem a bit tricky being ready for a game that isn't going to be out for a while
 

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90-150 GBP - DDR4, 16 gigs (minimum, SC can use more so you could go for 32) look for 3000 mhz CL14-15-16, among the fastest are the 3200mhz CL14
300-650 GBP - GTX 1080 / 1080ti or RTX 2080
30-180 GBP - 600-800W PSU

200-220 GBP - Ryzen 5 2600 & Motherboard (B350/450)
or
300-360 GBP - Ryzen 7 2700 & Motherboard
or
360-380 GBP - Ryzen 7 2700X & Motherboard
or
280-380 GBP- 8600K & motherboard (LGA 1151)
or
380-480 GBP - 8700K & motherboard


8600/8700K will give you the best fps in Planetside - the verdict isn't in for Star Citizen as it currently runs like crap and we simply don't know anything about the future of it.

Prices from newegg UK
 
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Also i didn't know if you need other things like a case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, SSD, etc

You should be able to build a beefy pc with 1800gbp
 

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AMD will be releasing a new Ryzen CPU series 3000 soon. I can throw together a list of parts on pcpartpicker if you wish, intel and amd.

I built AMD Ryzen 2600x recently, it dead smooth to use and decent fps, my GPU is a Nvidia 1060gtx. but get a solid 70-80 fps in big fights and high settings.
 

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Yeah I'd wait for AMD to release their new GPU and CPU's first, especially since the Ryzen 3000 series probably are not compatible with the same motherboards as the current gen.

Intel is also about to release some new stuff.

But they always are so I guess it depends on how urgent your needs are.
 

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Yeah I'd wait for AMD to release their new GPU and CPU's first, especially since the Ryzen 3000 series probably are not compatible with the same motherboards as the current gen.

Intel is also about to release some new stuff.

But they always are so I guess it depends on how urgent your needs are.
The great thing about AMD is that they are backward compatible for 2 generations of CPU unlike Intel :)
 

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AMD Build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor (£293.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£79.99 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard (£131.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: *Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£127.50 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Samsung - SM961 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£103.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: *Mushkin - Source 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£67.35 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: *Toshiba - P300 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.95 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: *Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card (£384.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: be quiet! - Dark Base 700 ATX Mid Tower Case (£149.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: *Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£66.47 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1455.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-04 15:14 BST+0100
 
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