I have been toying with the idea of building a PC for a while and have finally decided to do it. I am a student so have a fairly low budget.
I would greatly appreciate any advice that you could give me.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next couple of months BUDGET RANGE: £300($500)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Gaming(not overly serious though), internet, movies, school work
PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: ebuyer.com(seems to be the best for the UK?)
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe once i have more experience.
Here are the parts that i have found and want to use. I know they are on the cheap side, but i dont have to much cash at the moment. I am wanting to know if they will all be ok together? And if there are any that i should steer clear of?
The combos look amazing on newgg, however unfortuneately I live in England, so cant ship here. how i wish i lived in USA when it comes to PCs. I'm not 100% sure on the resolution but i think the screen size will be about 17 to 19 inch.
Thanks for the advice for those parts batuchka, i will try and look them up on a different site.
Excellent job, hunter, for recognizing that the OP doesn't sound like he needs a monster gaming card. I suspect he'd like a more powerful CPU though, but I see you're already a little over budget. Would a 790GX board and no discrete video card (at least for now) make budget, or let him get a better CPU?
A 790GX would actually probably handle a 19" monitor decently, its a hell of alot better than the radeon 9550 i had been using on mine so he should be able to get medium detail levels with playable frame rates. Lets see what that does to the budget.
thanks for all the advice, it really has helped.
I have decided to change to an AMD system, which is thanks to hunter's suggestions. However, in my original post i put the fans and the case. would it be ok or suitable to put the build in there? perhaps with the PSU that hunter said?
It should be alright, just dont overclock too much with that case as it doesnt have very much airflow and likely wont fit an aftermarket cooler too well, but the stock one that comes with the processor will fit fine.