Custom PC

Custom PC — Issue 218

In Issue #218 we show you how to build an 8-core PC for just £625, complete with 16GB of RAM and a 500GB PCI-E SSD. Our affordable powerhouse takes advantage of AMD’s latest Ryzen 7 5700G APU, giving you loads of CPU power without having to buy a graphics card - its integrated Radeon RX Vega GPU can even play Doom Eternal at 1080p with High settings.

We take you through all the components you need to build the system, and then go through the construction process with step by step instructions. We also show you how to use Precision Boost Overdrive to squeeze as much performance out of it as possible.

Also in this issue:

  • AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT review
  • Sub-£1,500 gaming laptop labs
  • Windows 11 first look
  • 4K monitor group test
  • How to flip your motherboard tray