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October 12, 2011 5:51:18 PM

I want to build a gaming computer because they are a lot cheaper , the thing is I have no idea where to start for example what motherboard goes with what processor and so on ...
Please can someone just provide me with some links or information to help me get started.
My budget is about 5-600 pounds .
Also amd/intel for processor ?
Ati or nvidia for graphics ?
Thanks!

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October 12, 2011 5:57:52 PM

Welcome to the forums.

Sounds good. We can definitely get something cooking. But first, can you fill this out for me? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... gives us more info, which allows us to figure out what you need.
Here's a little article the eds here did on a PC roughly in your budget. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock... Since you will probably need everything (os, monitor, keyboard and mouse) we'll probably end up modifying that build.

I'll get back to you once we ya get that form filled out.

Good luck! :) 
October 12, 2011 6:41:16 PM

Sorry about that , didn't see the form :) 
Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates
500-600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Gaming , office work , Surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
Mouse , speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
Amazon.co.uk

Country of Origin: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)
United Kingdom .

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
Prefer amd for processor (because cheaper ?) and nvidia for graphics (what ever's the cheapest though

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe
no

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
no

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
1920*1200

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
A cheap desktop but still be able to play games to a good standard will be fine
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October 12, 2011 7:09:45 PM

do you really want a 1920x1200 monitor? They aren't very common and are more expensive than 1920x1080, which is 16:9 1080p. While bigger is better, it is a bit more expensive which will chew into your budget. Doing a quick search a 1920x1200 monitor will run over 200GBP and Windows 7 will run ~80GBP, leaving only 300GBP to build the rest of the computer.
October 12, 2011 7:48:30 PM

Alright... I made, a build, and it's quite kick ass. However, it's a little over. Honestly, I'm having some issues making a nice build that will perform at 1080p since you need an OS and monitor.

But, I did it! I used a combination of Ebuyer items (reputable UK seller) and Amazon.

CPU: Phenom II x4 955 $90 http://www.ebuyer.com/190673-amd-phenom-ii-x4-955-black...

GPU: GTX 560 Ti $160 (AMAZING deal)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004K8R8DA/ref=ox_sc...

Mobo: Asus M5A78L$55
http://www.ebuyer.com/269076-asus-m5a78l-usb3-amd-socke...

PSU: Corsair CX500V2 $44
http://www.ebuyer.com/278634-corsair-500w-cx-v2-psu-cmp...

RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x2GB 1600MHz $23
http://www.ebuyer.com/234975-kingston-4gb-2x2gb-ddr3-16...

Case: Rosewill Challenger $28
http://www.ebuyer.com/172779-casecom-6788-all-black-cas...

HDD: Seagate 500GB $32
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001IKKCLS/ref=ox_sc...

DVD drive: Lite-on $12
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0048027MW/ref=ox_sc...

Monitor: Acer 1080p $105
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003V5M6NA/ref=ox_sc...

OS: Windows 7 OEM $78
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc...

That's the best I can do! A little over, but there's so much badass in this build, I think it's worth it.
October 12, 2011 7:59:12 PM

Thanks @Striker that looks great I will seriously consider that build
and @nordlead I probably don't need that monitor I'm a bit of a noob with resolutions so might of put in wrong thing .)
Anyway thanks all :) 
October 12, 2011 8:02:32 PM

Once I have got those things how would i go about building it ?
October 12, 2011 8:05:39 PM

Excellent question! Here's a good guide here on tom's http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...
And if you'd like a video guide (lol, I certainly would!) Here's an AMAZING guide by newegg.com on building a PC. Very in depth, check it out!
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw (first few minutes is an excellent breakdown of the parts that make up a PC)
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok&feature=relm...
!