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Help with first build - micro atx gaming pc

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May 5, 2012 7:50:22 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm from the UK and trying to build my first ever gaming pc. I've browsed these forums quite a bit and read a few of the build challenges very cool. I've chosen some parts but dont know if its the best bang for my buck. New Egg prices are so good compared to prices in the UK . UK is so dam expensive!


Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow

Budget Range:£600-00 ive gone over though!

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, surfing the internet, coding, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: N/A

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.co.uk I get a discount here.

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : N/A

Overclocking: No probably not never have cant see me doing this

SLI or Crossfire: stick to one GPU for now with possibly going down this route later

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

This is what I've come up with so far, please give me any suggestions/recommendations, will this all hang together and will I be able to upgrade later on. Is the motherboard future proof for at least 3 years?


GPU: Asus Radeon HD 7850 DirectCU II Graphics Card (2GB GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, 870MHz/4840MHz, HDMI, DVI-I, DirectX 11.1)
Price: £194.00
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007OYS4R6/ref=ox_sc...

PSU:CiT 650W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails - Black Edition
Price: £28.84
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product [...] 8I0J6OEMKP

CPU:Intel Core i5 2320 3.0 GHz Processor with Socket 1155, L3 6Mb, Sandy Bridge, 32nm
Price: £130.00
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005JBPR9O/ref=ox_sc...

HD: OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G Agility 3 60GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD
Price: £55.00
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product [...] ROKL5A1OLE

CASE:Aplus Blockbuster Storm Black Micro ATX Case With Window - 120Mm Fan.
Price:£55.00
http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-re [...] ewpoints=1

RAM:G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit
Price:£40.00
http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-Ri [...] 638&sr=1-1

MB: Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77MX-D3H Motherboard
Price £103.00
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KZQFO8/ref=ox_sc...

Monitor: Samsung S22A300H 21.5 inch Widescreen LED Monitor (MEGA DCR, 1920 x 1080 Full HD, 2ms, HDMI/VGA) - Gloss Black
Price: £100.00
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-S2 [...] 071&sr=1-2

This currently totals to around £705 a £100 over my budget :(  but I think it last longer.

Many Thanks Amigos looking forward to your thoughts!

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a b 4 Gaming
May 5, 2012 9:59:47 PM

Consider this motherboard if you can get it cheaper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Otherwise everything looks ok except for the psu.

I'd go for a Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, OCZ, etc.
Something at least 80+ certified with at least a 3yr warranty.

You don't want to buy some generic CIT and trust it to take care of your expensive components, the psu is the most important component of the computer.
!