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Budget Gaming Build - Stuck On Some Things

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July 7, 2010 12:23:26 AM

Well after almost four years with my current computer and I've decided I need a new one to handle the 1920x1080 resolution my monitor uses in games. Well after several hours of looking into different parts I have got most of the parts but I am stuck on several parts due to the fact this I my first go at making a pc from scratch :D 


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week hopefully

BUDGET RANGE: £450/$682

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Hard Drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Scan www.scan.co.uk, Amazon UK www.amazon.co.uk

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have already found several parts I want to get, they are:

Case - Antec Three Hundred Midi Case, http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0017Q8IAA/ref=ord_c... - £ 43.99

CPU - Intel I3-530, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel-Core-i3-530-Dual-C... - £91.80

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H, Intel H55, 1156, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA-H55M-UD2H-In... - £69.97

Graphics Card - Radeon HD 5770, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD5770-PCI-E-20%... - £129.92

So as you can see I still need a PSU and some RAM (DDR3 4GB 1600MHZ) that will fit in with my budget. Any help with this would be great as I have no idea which kind of PSU to get all I know is that I need at least 500W.

And I am half a sleep writing this so sorry for any errors :) 
July 7, 2010 1:06:30 PM

If you want to waste money go for intel! otherwise looks good ;) 
July 7, 2010 1:20:18 PM

I disagree, intel offers some really nice fast low end cpus, that consume little amounts of power, and are supremely overclockable.

RAM - 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) - £83.00
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-%282x2GB%29-Corsair-...
1600mhz is unecessary with your buget, need to save the money a bit, so go get these, still really nice

PSU - 530W Be Quiet PurePower - £44.65
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/530W-Be-Quiet-PurePower-...
(i know its out of stock, its also avaliable from ebuyer)
good strong units, very well rated/reviewed.

Total Build price is £461
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July 7, 2010 1:35:13 PM

davcon said:
I have that cpu/mobo combo with this ram and i'm very impressed/fast
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180490


i agree, 1600mhz ram is gonna be faster, it all depends on if the budget will stretch to that
July 7, 2010 1:46:14 PM

Thanks for the replies but I was wondering does the RAM voltage has to be equal to the motherboards so in my build it says it's 1.5V
July 7, 2010 2:32:54 PM

wolf0x said:
Thanks for the replies but I was wondering does the RAM voltage has to be equal to the motherboards so in my build it says it's 1.5V


Nope, the motherboard can provide a variety of voltages to the memory (helps if you want to do some ridiculous ram overclocks), so its not a problem
July 7, 2010 2:33:59 PM

Thanks that good to now
July 7, 2010 2:36:19 PM

wolf0x said:
Thanks that good to now


No worries, enjoy the build!
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