Im new to all this forum stuff but have been lurking around here for some time, looking for advice and yes, it has been very useful. Im wanting to build my own computer because It's something different. I just wanted to know, is it better to just buy one pre-built with the same/similar spec or building one myself. The computer itself I wish to have to ability to play most games at a good level. Im looking to spend no more than 700 pounds. I live in Engalnd and parts are really expensive, any websites you would recommend me use...
Here are the parts I have choosen and would like to use, I also wondered if they are all compatibale with each other and if there any good.
1) ASUS P7P55D LE P55 ATX Motherboard - 1156 socket
Good build for gaming computer but see what G.Skill [ ECO] F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO (2Gx2), [ Ripjaws] F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH (2Gx2) or [ Ripjaws ] F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM (2Gx2). They have one of the lowest Timings on the marketplace and their prices are good compare to other companies.
I had a look at some websites I found such as ebuyer and oem for building this spec, probably going to cost me about 500 - 600 pounds. But do you recon it is worth buying a computer with the same or similar spec or building one like this.
That said, for the $$ i wouldn't touch a GT240 (merely trading blows with previous gen 9600GT) in my budget gaming builds so for me your config, if gaming is on the table is horribly cpu/mobo heavy and GPU lite Also go with Corsair/Antec/OCZ and for UK/Euro : BeQuiet psus
okii then, thanks alot, but, if i stuck with the ASUS P7P55D LE P55 ATX Motherboard - 1156 socket instead of the one you shown me, but used the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor, would they both be compatibale with each other?