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Need advice on building my own PC

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February 25, 2014 3:01:13 AM


I would appreciate any comments / tips / tricks /advice on the PC parts i'm considering on purchasing and building in the very near future. This will be my first ever build and I would like to ensure I am getting good value for money and completely compatible parts etc.

I will be using the PC for light gaming and course work (starting a computing degree in September).

The list can be found at PCPartPricker

Many thanks in advanced

Danny Miles

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February 25, 2014 3:22:24 AM

20£ more cost +45£ for PSU but more value for the price and more performance too and the cpu cooler is better for overclocking and the noise is very low.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-O2 Rev.A(BW) 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler (£38.30 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£69.44 @
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£89.85 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£159.98 @ Novatech)
Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £663.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-25 12:17 GMT+0000)
February 25, 2014 4:04:56 AM

Uhm, not to be a jerk but where is the power coming from for these PC's xD Don't want you to get your first black screen right out the box xD
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February 25, 2014 4:14:58 AM

Lol I also forgot the PSU :D - powered by 100 hamsters which are running in circle.
February 25, 2014 5:31:38 AM

Thanks very much for the replies so far.... I kinda dropped the ball on the PSU, I did realise after I posted, but it was too late. Thanks StarBG I'm liking the look of the system you recommended.