I'm going to build a pc for the first time so please can someone advise me on whether it will be worth it and whether it would work? I'm really interested in this kind of stuff so I want to be able to upgrade later on.
What it's going to be used for: Gaming on High settings, Homework, Surfing the Web
Games: Civilization V on High, Minecraft on High w/ mods, SimCity, Battlefield 4, Skyrim, e.t.c
Budget: Around £800
Monitor: I may buy a new monitor for this as my old monitor is a vga one. Probably a 1920 by 1080 one or I may buy a vga input to hdmi output cable - advice on this as well please.
Keyboard and Mouse: I may buy a new keyboard because my old one isn't very good but I have a good mouse.
Preferred Stores: Microdirect, Amazon or Uk websites and stores.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Why I'm Upgrading: My old computer, which was a laptop, wasn't very good at running any games at all.
Major Changes from your build:
RAM: You typically want 2 sticks of ram on the Z87 motherboards since they can run in dual channel mode (better performance)
Motherboard: The Asrock Extreme 4 is one of the best mobos in this price range due to it's features/VRM design (12 phase VRM, great for OC)
HDD: Dropped down to a 1 TB to fit other things into the budget
PSU: CHanged to an Antec 620w HCG, the corsair CX series use cheap chinese capacitors and have a higher potential for failure. Other good options are: anything from Seasonic or XFX, Antec HCG series, Corsair AX, TX, HX series
Case: For cases, try to stick to NZXT, Coolermaster, Corsair, Fractal Design, Lian-li, Antec. the Corsair 200R is a good case at its price.
Cooling: with a decent case you won't need extra fans. If you plan to overclock you would want an aftermarket CPU cooler but that can be added later if you decide to OC.