Hello,I'm planning on building a computer for university. But since I'm new I need some guidelines and advice as to what par

Help building a computer for university, ill be using it for moderate gaming, lots of work, leisure and music editing.
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  1. People will appreciate it if you do some homework by using the next,
    but at least give a maximum budget.
    Also let us know if overclocking is a desire/wish/interest.
    Will crossfire/sli be something to consider.
  2. Apologies. My maximum budget is £600, I have already selected a few parts but im struggling to find a reasonably priced motherboard. Im confused by the H's and the B's and the z's. Im not sure what type of motherboard I want as well. ATX or mATX. Overclocking is not a desire but id like an Intel processor. The parts selected so far

    CPU - Intel i5 4440 (£125.99 @Aria PC)
    Memory - Kingston Beast (8GB) DDR3-1600 (£53.99 @Amazon UK)
    PSU - EVGA 500W 80+ bronze (£36.99 @Amazon UK)
    Case - Corsair Carbide SPEC 03 (£45.95 @CCL Computers)
    GPU - MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB (£133.98 @CCL Computers)
    SSD - Kingston SSDNow V300 120 GB 2.5" (£45.00 @Amazon UK)
    HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200rpm (£41.23 @aria PC)
    Optical Drive - Lite-On iHAS124-04 (£11.79 @Amazon UK)
    Keyboard/Mouse - Gigabyte KM7580 Keyboard and mouse (£16.48@ Dabs)
    Total £572.38

    If you could also amend some parts so I can get the same performance for a smaller price, i Will be forever thankful
  3. Best answer
    How about this,

    PCPartPicker part list

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£125.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£58.22 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.98 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Mushkin 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£119.74 @
    Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.95 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£56.99 @ Dabs)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @
    Keyboard: SHARKOON Skiller Wired Gaming Keyboard (£15.41 @ Aria PC)
    Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6900 Wired Optical Mouse (£16.49 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £589.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 18:59 BST+0100)
  4. I would go with this , or if you want to save a little, go with the EVGA FTW ACX 750ti :)
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