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Noob looking to build a PC!!!

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July 30, 2010 1:52:13 PM

Yup, i'm a noob. I know how to use a computer but on the physical and building side I don't have a clue. But hey, you have to start somewhere.

Anyway, I'm looking to build my own Gaming PC as I've been told I will get more "bang for my buck" if I build myself rather than buy a "ready made" one.

So, what do I actually need to build a computer?

I already have a moniter, speakers keyboard and mouse.

I'm guessing I start with a case?!

I'm not looking at specifics at the moment, I just want to know what I actually need in a PC. (Hard drive, processor etc)

Please be nice :( 

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July 30, 2010 2:09:18 PM

You need a case, processor (CPU), power supply unit (PSU), motherboard (MOBO), Memory (RAM), Hard drive, and a graphics card (GPU).

You can start by filling out the following form:

That way, people who read this thread will know what kind of computer you're going to need (are you looking to play SC2? Barbie Horse Adventures? CRYSIS ON MAX OMGLOL?) and what kind of budget you have ($500? $1000? Unlimited?).

Reading some reviews of cpus/gpus will help you get an understanding of relatively how powerful they are. I'd maybe start with these two:

July 30, 2010 2:23:06 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: No hurry, this is more of a learing experience for me :D 

BUDGET RANGE: £400-£500 (Tell me if this is rediculous)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, Internet, School work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any company based in the UK


PARTS PREFERENCES: GeForce GTS250 (Recommended by a friend, have no idea whether its crap or amazing)

OVERCLOCKING: No idea what that is :D 

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No idea what that is :D 


Not looking for something too flash, just something that will run modern games such as StarCraft 2 on Highish settings without lag.

Thanks :D 
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August 1, 2010 4:21:19 AM

Sorry for not getting back to you, just put together my build this weekend. Check out my profile for the parts; I'll be able to get back to you on whether it can run SC2 on ultra or not.
August 1, 2010 4:24:29 AM

Your resolution is even less demanding so GTS 250 will be fine as well
Edit: This would be ultra but if high it's even less demanding hehe
August 2, 2010 8:40:12 AM

Ouch very close to the Asus 870 and u are giving up SATA 6GB/s, USB 3.0 and 16/4 for CF isn't recommended with current and future gaming class GPUs so....