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Power Help Guide and Case Recommendations

Hi,
This is my first PC build, a budget gaming PC which can also be used for work and home use, and I'm trying to understand the fundamental basics of computer science and structure as it is aiding my school work (bare in mind I'm taking computing as a GCSE) . What has caught my interest is building a PC but there is knowledge that I lack. I'm looking for a case that will fit my components:

I'd love suggestions for cases (I like LEDs), fan(s), power supply and any other components I've missed that are crucial e.g optical drive (I'm not sure that's why I've mentioned it). My budget range for a case is £50 to £100 and the others don't bother me because they are essential parts.

Thanks for any help.
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    If you haven't got an optical drive elsewhere which you can use to install windows, you should get one. It 's fine if you just want another.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.95 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.08 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £101.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 22:03 BST+0100)
  2. adamski123 said:
    Hi,
    This is my first PC build, a budget gaming PC which can also be used for work and home use, and I'm trying to understand the fundamental basics of computer science and structure as it is aiding my school work (bare in mind I'm taking computing as a GCSE) . What has caught my interest is building a PC but there is knowledge that I lack. I'm looking for a case that will fit my components:

    I'd love suggestions for cases (I like LEDs), fan(s), power supply and any other components I've missed that are crucial e.g optical drive (I'm not sure that's why I've mentioned it). My budget range for a case is £50 to £100 and the others don't bother me because they are essential parts.

    Thanks for any help.


    I personally love the Corsair 300R although it isn't flashy.
  3. Thabks for both the replies.
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