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First Ever Build, Opinions Please :)

Essentially, I've spent the past two weeks picking out parts and such. This is my first time even attempting to build a PC and I'm looking for feedback concerning my parts, their compatibility and whether I'm missing anything. I hope to buy the build after my exams in around a month and start building it then. I intend to use this build for gaming, browsing, school-work, a little streaming and very little photo and video editing. Also, I hope to not go over my £700 budget as that's all I have saved up at the moment.

Many Thanks All.

Link to Parts List: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/mangodraft/saved/qLF48d
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    Looks like a solid build to me. I'd say go for it. Have fun building!
  2. Really? Cheers aha I've just been going back and forth, changing components for the better part of a month. Glad to see I've gotten somewhere.
  3. Yeah, I guess the only thing I noticed is that the mobo you chose only has 1 PCIE 3.0 slot. So you will be limited to one graphics card (i.e. no Crossfire).
    I don't really see this as a big downside though. Every time I've bought a new graphics card, I tell myself that after a year or so I'll just add another one in to improve performance, but I never have actually done it. By the time you actually need another card to improve performance, it's usually more cost effective to purchase a new single GPU.
  4. TheAshigaru said:
    Yeah, I guess the only thing I noticed is that the mobo you chose only has 1 PCIE 3.0 slot. So you will be limited to one graphics card (i.e. no Crossfire).
    I don't really see this as a big downside though. Every time I've bought a new graphics card, I tell myself that after a year or so I'll just add another one in to improve performance, but I never have actually done it. By the time you actually need another card to improve performance, it's usually more cost effective to purchase a new single GPU.


    Yea, I don't really intend to utilise Crossfire this time, maybe when I have a larger disposable income though :)
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