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July 24, 2012 5:15:53 PM

hi im looking into buying the parts to build a pc but i dont know alot (im only 13) so i have some questions.
First here is the specs i have came up with
Processor Intel Pentium (G620) 2.6GHz Dual core proccesor £53.31
Motherboard AsRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 Motherboard £71.98
Case CiT Vantage Limited Edition Gaming Case £35.99
Ram Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 Desktop Memory 4GB £19.49 x2
Graphics card PNY nVIDIA 6200AGP8x 350MHz Graphics Card £37.52
Hard drive Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 500GB 7200 RPM £51.99
Optical Drive Sony DDU1681S-0B 18x/48x DVD-ROM £12.46
Power supply CiT 750W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails £35.11

Total = £337.34

So my first question is would this be a good pc and would all the parts fit? (like would it all go in the case, would the proccecor go on the motherboard)
My second question is do i need the 8gb of ram (i like playing minecraft) would i be better off with a better graphics card or another harddrive
and third are there any other parts that are better than the ones listed that are around the same price?

Any help would be nice :)  :D 

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July 24, 2012 6:00:16 PM

There are actually much better parts than that listed. Good job on your first try though .You need to get rid of the APG graphics card and get a PCIE Express graphics card. Second you don't need 750 watts of power, and on top of that a bad brand. Get a power supply from a really good company like Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or Silverstone. Some cheap OCZ models are also good. You shouldn't need 8gb of ram seeing how your budgets low you won't do extreme gaming. 4 gigs is perfect for you build. I may have a build for you around £350-£400, what is your budget?
July 24, 2012 6:20:45 PM

around that much is perfect
Thanks for the reply
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July 24, 2012 6:22:27 PM

Another thing i might add is you don't need that nice of a motherboard either for what you're trying to do. A Z68 chipset isn't really necessary.
July 24, 2012 6:32:58 PM

thanks but when i was picking i was thinking of in the near future when i have more money (4 to 5 years) that i would upgrade the parts so i might aswell have a good motherboard
July 24, 2012 6:36:51 PM

i got all the prices from amazon if that helps
July 24, 2012 6:42:14 PM

New specs based on roxas 2030's feedback

Processor Intel Pentium (G620) 2.6GHz Dual core proccesor £53.31
Motherboard AsRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 Motherboard £71.98
Case CiT Vantage Limited Edition Gaming Case £35.99
Ram Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 Desktop Memory 4GB £19.49
Graphics card VTX3D 2GB Radeon HD 5450 DDR3 PCI-E 2.1 £31.75
Hard drive Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 500GB 7200 RPM £51.99
Optical Drive Sony DDU1681S-0B 18x/48x DVD-ROM £12.46
Power supply Antec VP450P 450W A/PFC Power Supply £38.18

Total = £315.15
July 24, 2012 6:49:04 PM

That MOBO is not going to work with any other CPU once Haswell comes out next year, so might as well just get an H67 motherboard.
July 24, 2012 6:56:31 PM

You can also grab an ASRock motherboard drop £20 from the mobo and add it to your GPU for a better performance increase. I've dealt with ASRock for about a year now and they're really good. Very feature rich, also it's a lower end ASUS company, it's owned by Asus.

Such as this mobo:

ASRock H61M-DGS

features:
olid Capacitor for CPU Power

Supports Intel K-Series CPU

Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600

PCIE Gigabit LAN

Supports Intel HD Graphics with Built-in Visuals

Dual VGA Output options : DVI-D and D-Sub

Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)

5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)

Supports ASRock XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB Technologies

Supports Intel Smart Connect, Intel Rapid Start, ASRock Graphical UEFI, AXTU

Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite

It has Xfast Lan which really works. The graphical UEFI is brilliant and real time OCing with AXTU.
July 24, 2012 6:59:31 PM

roxas could u put that 350-400 pound build up plzz
July 24, 2012 7:00:00 PM

the pc guy said:
roxas could u put that 350-400 pound build up plzz


Sure thing give me a few.
July 24, 2012 7:01:46 PM

Roxas2030 said:
Sure thing give me a few.

ok :) 
July 24, 2012 7:03:58 PM

azeem40 said:
That MOBO is not going to work with any other CPU once Haswell comes out next year, so might as well just get an H67 motherboard.


I concur. Getting a Z68 or Z77 won't really benefit you that much for a basic build at the moment.
July 24, 2012 7:08:34 PM

how much is ASRock H61M-DGS roxas
July 24, 2012 7:12:00 PM

Roxas2030 said:
You can also grab an ASRock motherboard drop £20 from the mobo and add it to your GPU for a better performance increase. I've dealt with ASRock for about a year now and they're really good. Very feature rich, also it's a lower end ASUS company, it's owned by Asus.

Such as this mobo:

ASRock H61M-DGS

features:
olid Capacitor for CPU Power

Supports Intel K-Series CPU

Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600

PCIE Gigabit LAN

Supports Intel HD Graphics with Built-in Visuals

Dual VGA Output options : DVI-D and D-Sub

Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)

5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)

Supports ASRock XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB Technologies

Supports Intel Smart Connect, Intel Rapid Start, ASRock Graphical UEFI, AXTU

Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite

It has Xfast Lan which really works. The graphical UEFI is brilliant and real time OCing with AXTU.

how much is ASRock H61M-DGS roxas
July 24, 2012 7:30:39 PM

This is a good one: All Prices from amazon:

Here's the explanation this build. The motherboard is really nice it has a PCI-E 3.0 slot if you want to use a PCI-E 3.0 GPU later on in the future. It'll support IB as well so thats another future upgrade. It has AXTU and grahpical UEFI (AWESOMEEE). The AMD 6870 is a really good gpu for the price. you'll get very nice FPS in most games on med-high settings. G.Skill ram, you can never go wrong with G.Skill. The Intel Pentium is recommended by toms hardware as a really good CPU for gaming.

Total: 341 pounds rounded.

ASRock H77 Pro4-M Motherboard- £67
XFX ATI HD Radeon 6870- £100
Corsair Builder 500 Watt- £48
Samsung DVD burner- £10
Seagate Barracuda 500 GBs HDD- £47
G.Skill Ripjaw 4gb (2x2)- £24
Intel Pentium G630- £47

Pick your case :D  and add it in the build.
July 24, 2012 7:33:29 PM

Roxas2030 said:
This is a good one: All Prices from amazon:

Here's the explanation this build. The motherboard is really nice it has a PCI-E 3.0 slot if you want to use a PCI-E 3.0 GPU later on in the future. It'll support IB as well so thats another future upgrade. It has AXTU and grahpical UEFI (AWESOMEEE). The AMD 6870 is a really good gpu for the price. you'll get very nice FPS in most games on med-high settings. G.Skill ram, you can never go wrong with G.Skill. The Intel Pentium is recommended by toms hardware as a really good CPU for gaming.

Total: 341 pounds rounded.

ASRock H77 Pro4-M Motherboard- £67
XFX ATI HD Radeon 6870- £100
Corsair Builder 500 Watt- £48
Samsung DVD burner- £10
Seagate Barracuda 500 GBs HDD- £47
G.Skill Ripjaw 4gb (2x2)- £24
Intel Pentium G630- £47

Pick your case :D  and add it in the build.

thanks will any case work or do you recommend a specific one
July 24, 2012 7:36:50 PM

Any case will work as long as it's Standard ATX case from small tower to full tower.

ATX full tower
ATX mid tower
ATX super tower

The case you chose in the previous posts is pretty nice looking and will work perfect.
July 24, 2012 7:50:04 PM

ok thats great thanks for the advise
July 24, 2012 7:50:17 PM

You're welcome, and no problem!
July 25, 2012 2:07:29 PM

Roxas2030 said:
This is a good one: All Prices from amazon:

Here's the explanation this build. The motherboard is really nice it has a PCI-E 3.0 slot if you want to use a PCI-E 3.0 GPU later on in the future. It'll support IB as well so thats another future upgrade. It has AXTU and grahpical UEFI (AWESOMEEE). The AMD 6870 is a really good gpu for the price. you'll get very nice FPS in most games on med-high settings. G.Skill ram, you can never go wrong with G.Skill. The Intel Pentium is recommended by toms hardware as a really good CPU for gaming.

Total: 341 pounds rounded.

ASRock H77 Pro4-M Motherboard- £67
XFX ATI HD Radeon 6870- £100
Corsair Builder 500 Watt- £48
Samsung DVD burner- £10
Seagate Barracuda 500 GBs HDD- £47
G.Skill Ripjaw 4gb (2x2)- £24
Intel Pentium G630- £47

Pick your case :D  and add it in the build.

what does the 2x2 bit mean in this ->G.Skill Ripjaw 4gb (2x2)- £24
July 25, 2012 2:40:21 PM

2x2 means its a 2(gig module) multiplied by 2. So 2 modules there each 2 gigs big making in total 4gigs. Here are more examples:

16gb (4x4) :
4 modules each 4 gigs big making in total 16 gigs

8gb (2x4):
2 modules each 4 gigs making in total 8 gigs

8GB (4x2)
4 Modules each 2 gigs making in total 8 gigs.
July 25, 2012 2:54:00 PM

Roxas2030 said:
2x2 means its a 2(gig module) multiplied by 2. So 2 modules there each 2 gigs big making in total 4gigs. Here are more examples:

16gb (4x4) :
4 modules each 4 gigs big making in total 16 gigs

8gb (2x4):
2 modules each 4 gigs making in total 8 gigs

8GB (4x2)
4 Modules each 2 gigs making in total 8 gigs.

oh so its basicly 2 sticks of ram with 2 gigs on the each :D 
July 29, 2012 1:09:53 PM

anyone else got suggestions for a good compuer ;) 
November 3, 2012 8:40:25 PM

Im sorry its been so long but i have £550 and would love to build a pc (i also need it asap. I need a moniter mouse keyboard and the pc and i want it for gaming and schoolwork any suggestions of a good custom build
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