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 Solvedmy new and first build opinion... Forum Solvedneed suggestion on new and first build pc for gaming & 3d work Forum SolvedFirst timer, new build for MMO gaming Forum SolvedNew pc build - can I install windows 7 trial first than windows 8? Forum SolvedFirst and new computer build help Forum SolvedUse a store bought pc internal Hard Drive on a new build? (first build ever) Forum SolvedBooting a new build for the first time. Forum SolvedNeed help for a new first time build with a budget of $400-500. Forum Solvedthis is my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3QJpv Hi, I am new to pc gaming and this is my first build. I was worried about t Forum Solvedfirst timer new build question Forum SolvedZ97 board for new and first Intel build. Forum SolvedBrand New First Time Build, booted successfully the 1st time but not booting since... Forum Solvedquestions about a new gaming pc build from a first time builder Forum SolvedSons first new build Forum SolvedFirst new build in awhile, looking for advice. Forum Solvednew comp need help first build Forum SolvedFirst Time Builder, New Computer Build Forum SolvedFirst time build, building 2 new systems. Forum SolvedN00B - New Help With My First Build Forum SolvedFirst new build in a long time, how did I do? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !