First build help Tags: New Build Systems Last response: February 15, 2012 1:08 PM in Systems Share madmadmax321 February 15, 2012 12:26:17 PM Approximate Purchase Date: this month Budget Range: £600-700 (940-1100 dollars) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, watching hd movies and surfing the internet Parts Not Required: monitor Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, play.com and pc world Country: England Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel only for cpu otherwise no preference for anything else Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Runs cool and quiet More about : build AdrianPerry February 15, 2012 12:58:52 PM First of all, your looking at all the wrong websites for cheap PC components in the UK Amazon is ok, but try taking a look at www.scan.co.uk and www.ebuyer.co.uk, certainly stay as far away from PC world as you possibly can, their prices are just extortionate. Ok £600, lets see what we can do. Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Gen 3 - £107 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z68xp-ud3-ge...(x16)-vga-on-boar GPU: MSI GTX 560Ti - £180 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-gtx-560ti-oc-twi... PSU: 550w XFX - £52 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-psu-xfx-pro-series-... HDD: 320GB WD Blue £60 - be aware HDD prices currently are sky high, only spend more on a bigger HDD if it really is NECESSARY and you have lots of media to store. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/320gb-western-digital-ca... RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance - £39 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-lp-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v Optical: SONY DVD-RW - £14 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sony-ad-7280s-0b-24x-dvd... Case: £60-ish, i wouldn't really spend more than that. Grab almost any mid-tower ATX you like the look of £512 total CPU: i3-2100 or i5-2500k i3 = £93 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i3-2100-1155-... i5 = £163 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-2500k-unlo... CPU Cooler - Optional, not necessary. However, its recommended if over-clocking, which lets face it, if you go with the i5-2500k, you SHOULD be Arctic Freezer 13 - £21 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arctic-cooling-freezer-1... Hyper EVO - £24 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-hyper-212-e... xtremegamer2da-max February 15, 2012 1:00:49 PM best site for parts is newegg (except cpu from microcenter) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AdrianPerry February 15, 2012 1:08:24 PM xtremegamer2da-max said:best site for parts is newegg (except cpu from microcenter) He's buying from England - so no. NewEgg and Microcenter are not the best options and would cost a fortune in shipping - if they even do shipping to the UK?? UK Sites: www.amazon.co.uk www.scan.co.uk www.ebuyer.co.uk www.aria.co.uk www.dabs.co.uk www.novatech.co.uk www.overclockers.co.uk possibly a few more, but those are the more common ones. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst build, a few questions, all help welcomed! Forum SolvedNeed help with first build. Forum SolvedPlease help with first gaming pc build. Forum SolvedFirst gaming build. All help and criticism appreciated Forum SolvedNeed help with first build desktop! Forum SolvedHelp or advice on my first pc build Forum SolvedNeed help with mobo to finish off first pc build Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build, Please Help! Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build; Help! Forum SolvedFirst computer build won't turn on! HELP!!! Forum SolvedFirst build, please help! $1000 budget Forum SolvedNeed Help - First Gaming Build - $1600 Forum Solvedfirst gaming/streaming build need help and advice Forum Solvedneeding help on my first pc build Forum SolvedNeed help on my first custom pc build! Forum SolvedNeed help from the pros please. [ First PC build] Forum Solvedinstructions how to build this pc, please help first build Forum SolvedFirst pc build need some help plz Forum SolvedFirst pc build help please Forum SolvedFirst pc build, any help please Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !