We are carrying on with our hottest picks for building a new system in 2020, this time aiming at the £750 mark for people who have a little extra in the back pocket to put towards a build.
The same rules apply as per the sub £500 build that you can find here, meaning that no perephials, OS and other parts are included, this is purely just getting a tower knocked up ready to go.
Some of our choices carry over from the £500 build, or at least their bigger brothers do but the reasoning will remain the same. Once again value is the key part of this one, getting as much from the system as possible given the budget.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 £112.27
We stick with AMD for this one and with the 2600 once again. It’s a great little CPU that saves us a little over the 2700 and will allow us to add a cooler to this build. We miss out on 2 extra cores that the 2700 brings but not a lot else. There’s around a £25 difference but we really felt this would be better spent on a cooler.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO £27.01
The Grand Daddy of coolers, theres a reason this one has stuck around for so long and has a 5 star rating from over 1350 members of PC Part Picker. As far as air coolers go, for the price, there is no alternative here. This will replace the stock cooler from AMD and get a bit more air flowing through our chassis.
ASRock B450M PRO4 £72.56
We stick with another part from our £500 build. The MSI Tomohawk was considered but if it ain’t broke don’t fit it yeah? Expansion and value are both bundled with this board and ASRock is really spending some time on AMD based boards at the moment so we can’t fault this one.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 £76.98
We bump up the memory for this build, still going with Corsairs Vengeance LPX but with 16 GB this time. Once again, 2 slots will allow you to add an additional 16 GB over time if needed. We also stay with the 3000mhz speed rather than going higher given the budget.
Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5″ 7200RPM £36.25
Our trusty Seagate drive will make a return but this time purely as a storage drive, we add an SSD to this build for the OS and most vital programs. To allow us to go with a larger SSD, we stuck with a 1 TB drive but did consider going with the 2 TB version.
Kingston A400 480 GB £59.97
Everyone loves an SSD and we have snuck one in here keeping under our budget. At 480 GB we have more than enough room for essentials and have the added bonus of a secondary drive with the Seagate. Kingston makes some great drives and the A400 suits us down to the ground for our system.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING £235.47
Another difficult choice here, the EVGA wins it though for their build quality and the 1660 moves us up a tier for extra frames. We do lose 2 GB over the PowerColor RX 580 Red Dragon but expect to gain around 15% – 20% performance increase overall. We are still not playing at 4K high but for a 1080P oriented system, this sits well with us.
Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower £59.99
Ok, we can afford to show off our system a little now. For under £60 we get tempered glass, 3 included fans and yes, some RGB too. If you are not bothered about seeing your system then there are alternatives including the 200R, Fractal Design Core or the MasterBox Q500L.
Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold £64.99
We could stick with our Gold rated supply from EVGA and save around £15 but here we get a 550W supply and gain semi modularity to get rid of those cables we don’t need for this system keeping everything nice and tidy. Gold efficiency remains and keeps us on track for future system upgrades too.
Verdict – £745.49
Once again we are under budget, actually refreshing our list dropped us around £4 so we must have gained free shipping somewhere. Prices will fluctuate and since we are putting these builds together during difficult times, we expect things to change over the coming weeks.
Our sub £750 build balances performance and value. It’s certainly a step up from our £500 build and will add build quality in some areas. For 1080P gaming in this sort of price bracket, we are confident that this will deliver an experience that won’t leave you disappointed.
If you want to have a play with the parts list and see what you can do, check it out here at PC Part Picker.