So, recently my old laptop packed it in and now I am looking to upgrade to my first proper gaiming pc in years. My budget is uncertain as although I am aiming for £1000-1200, I need peripherals as well as a desktop and so it may be a case of spending a bit more but over the course of the next six months. I am in the UK and so will be using Pounds Sterling. I am not really sure what I need in terms of power as I have not played a lot of games for a few years while i have been at university. I want to be able to play triple A games very comfortably and be able to actually enjoy the graphics. (For reference, my old laptop could not even play CS GO at 30fps at 1080p). I would also like to be able to continue to do this for 3-5 years (perhaps with a little bit of upgrading after three years). I am currently considering this build which is essentially the same as one featured in a recent Paul's Hardware video: PCPartPicker Part List CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor£189.99 @ Aria PC CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler£37.09 @ Amazon UK Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard£104.99 @ Box Limited Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory£95.47 @ Scan.co.uk Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive£101.14 @ CCL Computers Video Card MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card£377.97 @ CCL Computers Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case£89.99 @ PC World Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply£73.49 @ Amazon UK Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit£89.97 @ Laptops Direct Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total£1160.10 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 18:33 BST+0100 In addition, I also need a display and either speakers or headphones, preferably with a microphone. I do have a screen but it is an old, 1080p, 60hz Benq thing with a broken power button. I would quit like to move up to a nice 1440p display but this may be something to do in a little while unless the PC unprade would be completely wasted at the moment. FInal thoughts: whatever case I have needs to be easy to clean. I do not really care how it looks and RGB means nothing to me but I would prefer something relatively 'sleak'. I would also quit like something which is quiet or at least can be when not gaming as I sleep in the same room as my computer and often leave it on overnight doing things. Lastly, cooling. My last gaming PC had problems with this and was very loud because I always had to boost the speed of the fans in order to keep it cool. I would like to avoid this this time round especially in the interests of noise reduction. Any and all input on things would be very much appreicated.