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May 14, 2014 1:52:05 PM

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:

    i5 4440 3.10Ghz
    ASUS Geforce GTX 650 Ti
    G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3
    Seagate ST500LT012 2.5 inch 500GB Momentus
    MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard
    etc

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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May 14, 2014 2:03:39 PM

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)
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May 14, 2014 8:49:26 PM

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:

    i5 4440 3.10Ghz
    ASUS Geforce GTX 650 Ti
    G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3
    Seagate ST500LT012 2.5 inch 500GB Momentus
    MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard
    etc

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.
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May 14, 2014 11:46:42 PM

Thabks for both the replies.
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