Hey there, sorry to bother you guys I have just joined and really need some help. I'm from the UK and have been looking for a while to get a gaming PC after being tired of having to run games on low all the time on my laptop! I was going to buy a pre-built one but understand it is a lot more effective to build one - thus I am learning throughout the process of finding the parts.
Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP!
Budget Range: £800-£1000 - although can go just over
System Usage - Gaming primarily - Swtor/Skyrim/Battlefield/Guild wars 2... + Movies + General Usage
I don't need Windows 7/Microsoft Office/keyboard and mouse (will buy later)
Preferred Website: Scan.co.uk
Country: United Kingdom
I have no idea what motherboard to get/don't really understand all the different types so please recommend! I do not wish to use two GPU's in the future I shall just upgrade one when the time comes.
Also please recommend a hard drive - Caviar black I've heard is quite good? I think maybe 1tb is good for me.
Do I also need extra fans for this/what other parts am I missing?
Likewise all this seems to have reached £887.94 on scan and I haven't got the motherboard/Hard drive/Keyboard/Mouse/any software. Is this normal? Have I gone overkill or made an error somewhere? If I have I guess I may have to decrease my system specs somewhere. Please also advise on what I have done already - I am very new to this and would appreciate any help I can get!
The first one in the link you showed is fine, the LX2 is close enough to the LX, but mostly they are all the same.
I wouldn't suggest a SSD when there is money that needs to be spent on something else. If you have 80 GBP when you are done with the other parts then go ahead if you think quicker load times for things will significantly improve your experience.
I would get as many and as big of fans as your case can possibly hold. If there is a 120 MM slot available and nothing is obstructing it then put a fan in it. They are only like 5 GBP each and it keeps the temps down. Ideally you want more going out than going in, keep that in mind when orienting them.
The stock fans for everything are good enough for starters.