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Building my own PC (need help with the components

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June 11, 2013 11:03:38 AM

Hello Everyone,

I have always wanted to build my own pc but i have no idea what components are good and whats rubbish!

My ideal computer would be:

- Little gaming when i'm bored.
- Can run Windows 8 (64-Bit)
- 16 GB RAM
- Fast (loading applications and boot up)
- Easy to maintain
- Fan cooling
- Low noise (as quiet as it can be)
- No major flashing lights
- I would like the case to house three or four fans, or lots (depending on whats better for the cooling)
- lots of disk space (1TB or more)

My Budget is around £400-£600

Major components will be

- Case
- Motherboard
- Fans
- Optical drive (DVD/CD Re-Writer/Reader)

Any useful details and tips are welcomed!

Thank you very much!!

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June 11, 2013 3:25:41 PM

Alright mate.

If you have no idea what components are good, how can 16GB RAM be justified as your ideal?

For 600£ you're looking at something like:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£89.86 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£69.58 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card (£99.98 @ Novatech)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.57 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.99 @ Dabs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.00 @ Aria PC)
Total: £602.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-11 23:23 BST+0100)

You won't be needing the 16GB RAM unless you're doing something more.

The case will help keep things quiet.

The GPU will provide for at least a decent experience (I don't know which games you play).

The SSD will provide fast boot times.

The HDD will give you the storage you requested.

Windows 8 64bit (I assumed you wanted it; even though it wasn't listed in the components).

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June 12, 2013 1:08:55 AM

Thank you SR.

What are your thoughts OP?
June 13, 2013 5:41:56 AM

Thank you very much X79!

This is exactly what i wanted!

I talked about the components with my friends and they said that's what i should aim for but i believe your idea is better! Thank you! I forgot to enter what OS i wanted, luckily Windows 8 64 bit was the one i wanted! I was unsure about the SSD because i didn't really know what they completely did so i'm happy you have told me

Thank you so much for the build!
June 13, 2013 6:03:56 AM

You're very welcome mate.

The price might be £594.89 according to pcpartpicker even.

Sometimes its calculations muck up.

I haven't checked though. But if that's right, that would be superb.

Enjoy !