I'm looking to build my first ever PC, with a view to using it mainly for gaming and hoping that it will last a decent amount of time. However, being a complete newbie I'd really appreciate any advice on parts etc that anyone can give me, particularly on the GPU and cases. Ideally I want quite a small case (because I don't have a great deal of space) but I'm worried about things fitting in.
Approximate Purchase Date: September/October
Budget Range: 500-800 GBP
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching films, using word processors/spreadsheets
Are you buying a monitor: I already have a monitor
Parts to Upgrade: everything!
Do you need to buy OS: Yup
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything UK based so amazon.co.uk , scan.co.uk (any others)
Location: UK (England)
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, NVIDIA GPU (though could be convinced otherwise). Planning to get an SSD to run the OS (and maybe a couple of games) and a HDD for storage.
Additional Comments: Ideally I'd like something compact, but I'm having issues trying to work out what will fit into the small (micro ATX) cases. I'd really appreciate assistance with choosing a GPU since I haven't a clue how to decide how much to spend on it/what I actually need.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've never actually owned a desktop PC! (though I use one at work) and I'd like to transfer from console based gaming to PC gaming