Thanks for the reply I was thinking around the £600 mark, but he seem to think £800 is a fair price so i think I shall take your advice and just build from scratch with new parts.
yeah tell him he's over valuing his parts and that he's not going to get anything near that except form some sap who doesn't know better. If you'd like, I could give you a long list of reason why his parts aren't worth that much, by individual part, so you can talk him down to 600.
Any recommendations on a setup, budget is anywhere from £600-1000, but i would be willing to stretch a bit further especially if it allows for a future upgrades for when a decent amount of VR content begins to be released.
Im obviously not expecting major performance for that price range but would mainly just want a nice stable system, which is reliable and can play new titles on decent graphical setting.
YES I do have some recommendations.
1: buy the slightly older i7-4790 (non k) from amazon UK for 250. It's 100 less then the new i7 6700, and only performs 10% worse (minuscule when it comes to games)
2: Don't buy a overcloking board. Cost literally twice as much as a regular one, or 4 times as much if its a high end one. Just get get a cheap 50 pound one from a reputable brand like ASUS, ASROCK, MSI, or Gigabyte. (cause the socket platofrm is on its way it they're real cheap right now. On clearance if you will.) Will have the exact same performance.
3: Buy a AMD R9 480 or R9 480x. They're out in a day or two if they aren't already. Just, insanely good bang for the dollar and are 200$ (don't know the UK price).
4: Buy 16GB of RAM. A little overkill right now, but some games are hinting at requiring it in the coming years (hence why your friend 32GB of RAM was no smart and a waste of money). Speed of the RAM doesn't matter. For games, all the speeds perform within 1 to 3 percent of each other (margin or error territory really).
5: If you buy a SSD. How fast the SSD is doesn't matter. Just that you have a SSD. ADATA makes cheap solid drives. Think Crucial makes some nice cheap ones to.
um.. those are the big things I'd look for I guess. Less you wanted me to build you a specific list of the parts form Amazon UK or a UK PC parts site.
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