My First New Build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: September 7, 2012 10:19 PM in Systems Share dct93 September 7, 2012 9:26:10 PM Hey this is my first time attempting to build a computer. I am aiming to build an average gaming computer. Any advice on reducing cost (already stretching my budget!) actually building the pc how good this pc will be (assuming it works!) Im living in the UK, so unfortunately I don't have access to Neweggs so detailed information will be using http://www.ebuyer.com/ Case: Coolermaster Elite 430 All Black Interior Mid Tower Case with Side Window http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/51065 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard http://www.ebuyer.com/product/349910 CPU: AMD FX-4 4100 Black Edition 4 Core 3.6Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor http://www.ebuyer.com/product/287683 RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600MHz HyperX XMP Memory http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195372 Graphics: XFX HD 6850 1GB DDR5 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card http://www.ebuyer.com/product/391772 PSU: Antec 520W High Current Gamer PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/product/245671 Optical: Pioneer BDR-207DBK SATA Blu-Ray Optical Drive | OEM http://www.ebuyer.com/product/349972 HDD: Seagate 500GB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive http://www.ebuyer.com/product/272944 OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Complete package http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168373 £593.66 / $ 949.86 More about : build g-unit1111 September 7, 2012 9:47:02 PM Man for that kind of money I'd scrap that whole build - you can get a way better system. Try something like this: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.98 @ Scan.co.uk) Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.99 @ Amazon UK) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.90 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.09 @ CCL Computers) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£143.74 @ Scan.co.uk) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.94 @ Scan.co.uk) Power Supply: Corsair 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.99 @ Ebuyer) Optical Drive: Lite-On DS-8A8SH DVD/CD Writer (£20.87 @ Amazon UK) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.94 @ CCL Computers) Total: £677.44 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-07 22:46 BST+0100) Almost the exact same price and you get a way better CPU, GPU, case, and PSU. dct93 September 7, 2012 10:13:00 PM Does parts include warranty. The price I listed included warranty sorry Actual price is £593.66 / $ 949.86 How do you find parts with a specific budget range? Is it from experience or just filtering? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer g-unit1111 September 7, 2012 10:19:38 PM Quote:Does parts include warranty. All manufacturers have their own warranties and by law they have to honor them. My experience in buying store warranties is that you're just throwing money away. Quote:How do you find parts with a specific budget range? Is it from experience or just filtering? Mainly experience. If my work tells me I have to find a specific part in a price range I can usually pick out pretty good stuff for the most part. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy new ( first ) build . Approve ForumFirst New Build . I need your opinions and help ForumNew build restarts after 1 second unless I clear the CMOS first ForumFirst new build from scratch.. ForumNew gaming PC build ( first build ) Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumNew kid, first build ForumFIRST NEW CUSTOM GAMING COMPUTER BUILD ForumNeed to build a new system ASAP, need help! first build ForumFirst build / New build / High end gaming PC. ForumNew first time build ForumNew and first gaming Build advice needed! ForumNew Build , which OS. first time gamer btw ForumFirst New Build High-Gaming+ - advice please Forum( New Build ) First time builder looking for feed back. Forum( New Build ) First time builder looking for feed back. ForumNew Trading Computer components - first build in 8 years ForumFirst New Build /Static Electricity Forum[ New Build ] Just an average first time builder More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !