Question First gaming PC advice

Sep 27, 2022
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I want to make the jump from playing on PS5 and want to get my first gaming PC. Only problem is I don't have a clue when it comes to what makes a good gaming PC.
Can anyone recommend either good PCs or what components make a good PC?
 

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I want to make the jump from playing on PS5 and want to get my first gaming PC. Only problem is I don't have a clue when it comes to what makes a good gaming PC.
Can anyone recommend either good PCs or what components make a good PC?
Hey there,

Welcome! To help decide what parts you'll want, it would help to get more info on what you want to do with the machine.

What specific games are you looking to play?
What other things will you want to use the PC for (other than gaming)?
 
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I want to make the jump from playing on PS5 and want to get my first gaming PC. Only problem is I don't have a clue when it comes to what makes a good gaming PC.
Can anyone recommend either good PCs or what components make a good PC?
What is your budget, what country are you located and do you need a monitor included in said budget?
 
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I'm in the UK, budget of around £1300. Monitor included is a plus but not necessary. Play a mixture of games but would like it to run the likes of battlefield, COD and large RPG's without a hitch. The PC wouldn't be used for much other than gaming, some streaming and general use.
Not too fussed about playing on max settings just a good steady fps and anything above normal graphic settings is a plus.
 
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Get yourself a cheap USB flash drive, download Windows Installer and use the free version of Windows for now.

https://www.cclonline.com/ph-ec400atg-bk01-phanteks-eclipse-p400a-mid-tower-gaming-case-black-usb-3-0/
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Gaming Case £70.12

Rear exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08WH3XV6G
ARCTIC F12 PWM PST 120mm PWM 4-Pin Case Fan £8.49

Phanteks AMP 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply £84.99

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/gigabyte-b660m-gaming-x-ddr4-intel-micro-atx-motherboard
Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 £138.63

https://computerorbit.com/products/intel-core-i5-12400f-6-core-12-threads-2-5ghz-4-4ghz-turbo-alder-lake-cpu
Intel Core i5-12400F £149.17

https://www.cclonline.com/dp-mch4-gmx-gte-v2bk-deepcool-gammaxx-gte-v2-black-tower-cpu-cooler/
DeepCool GAMMAXX GTE V2 BLACK CPU Cooler £27.50

https://www.ebuyer.com/1139772-klevv-bolt-x-16gb-8gb-x-2-3200mhz-powerful-enhanced-desktop-kd48gu880-32a160u
KLEVV BOLT X DDR4 3200Mhz 16GB (2x8GB ) CL16 £52.49

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09JM8DJNS
WD Blue SN570 2TB M.2 NVMe Internal SSD £148.49

https://www.ebuyer.com/1265991-msi-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-ventus-3x-8gb-oc-lhr-graphics-card-rtx-3060-ti-ventus-3x-8g-oc-lhr
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti VENTUS 3X 8GB OC LHR Graphics Card £419.99

Total: £1099.87 inc VAT

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B094W7JRHH
Gigabyte G24F SS 23.8 Inch IPS FHD (1920x1080) 165Hz (170Hz OC) FreeSync Premium Gaming Monitor £159.00


or ...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09Z7B1JMK
Gigabyte M27F A 27 Inch SS IPS FHD (1920x1080) 165Hz 1ms FreeSync Premium Gaming Monitor £219.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Monitor/M27F#kf

A better look at those components.

https://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-GAMING-X-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

 
Sep 27, 2022
4
4
15
Get yourself a cheap USB flash drive, download Windows Installer and use the free version of Windows for now.

https://www.cclonline.com/ph-ec400atg-bk01-phanteks-eclipse-p400a-mid-tower-gaming-case-black-usb-3-0/
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Gaming Case £70.12

Rear exhaust fan for that case.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08WH3XV6G
ARCTIC F12 PWM PST 120mm PWM 4-Pin Case Fan £8.49

Phanteks AMP 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply £84.99

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/gigabyte-b660m-gaming-x-ddr4-intel-micro-atx-motherboard
Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 £138.63

https://computerorbit.com/products/intel-core-i5-12400f-6-core-12-threads-2-5ghz-4-4ghz-turbo-alder-lake-cpu
Intel Core i5-12400F £149.17

https://www.cclonline.com/dp-mch4-gmx-gte-v2bk-deepcool-gammaxx-gte-v2-black-tower-cpu-cooler/
DeepCool GAMMAXX GTE V2 BLACK CPU Cooler £27.50

https://www.ebuyer.com/1139772-klevv-bolt-x-16gb-8gb-x-2-3200mhz-powerful-enhanced-desktop-kd48gu880-32a160u
KLEVV BOLT X DDR4 3200Mhz 16GB (2x8GB ) CL16 £52.49

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09JM8DJNS
WD Blue SN570 2TB M.2 NVMe Internal SSD £148.49

https://www.ebuyer.com/1265991-msi-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-ventus-3x-8gb-oc-lhr-graphics-card-rtx-3060-ti-ventus-3x-8g-oc-lhr
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti VENTUS 3X 8GB OC LHR Graphics Card £419.99

Total: £1099.87 inc VAT

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B094W7JRHH
Gigabyte G24F SS 23.8 Inch IPS FHD (1920x1080) 165Hz (170Hz OC) FreeSync Premium Gaming Monitor £159.00


or ...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09Z7B1JMK
Gigabyte M27F A 27 Inch SS IPS FHD (1920x1080) 165Hz 1ms FreeSync Premium Gaming Monitor £219.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Monitor/M27F#kf

A better look at those components.

https://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P400A.html

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-GAMING-X-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.


Really appreciate this, thanks for taking the time to do it all.
Looking forward to setting this up.
 

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