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First time pc build, advice needed

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January 11, 2013 4:41:28 PM

Hi, I'm a brand new PC builder and have come from laptops so I have never even opened a PC. I have lots of videos on how to build them and to be honest it just seems to be slotting things into labeled places. The best video I have watched is Jackfrags video on how to build your own steam box, he showed you how to build it in detail. I am going to be using my pc for some gaming, although nothing like BF3. I have an xbox that I play that on so there is no need for GTX 680's and 6 core i7's. Although I would like to be able to games like Day Z and Farming at 1080p with at least 30fps as that is what I am used to from my xbox. Although anything higher is a bonus. I was going to get it off Ginger6 but it was around £55 more than to buy everything from as parts. Scan also has a better graphics card for around £10 less. Below are the parts that I am going to buy.

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 micro-ATX
CPU: Intel Core i5 3350p 3.1GHz quad core Ivy Bridge
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LX Intel B75 Socket 115 (this is the thing that I am most worried about as I am not sure if it will fit in my case.)
GPU: XFX DD Core Edition Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5
PSU: Storm Silent LPJ19-25 500W
HDD: Seagate 500GB 7200rpm 16mb cache
DVD drive: 24x DVDRW from Liteon
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB 1333MHz for an extra £13 I can get £8GB)
Wi-Fi: Dynamode WL-700-11NX 300Mbps
If anybody has spotted any problems please can you let me know. Also if anybody knows anywhere to get very cheap 1080p monitor, I have found one for £86 with DVI-I (this is the connector that I need). Also if anybody knows where to get a very cheap wireless keyboard that would be much appreciated, I live in the UK by the way.

Thanks for any replies

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January 11, 2013 4:56:42 PM

I'd recommend hd 7850 for dayz afaik it's demanding game.
Also, 1600 MHz ram is notably faster, but 1333 works good too.
January 11, 2013 5:02:54 PM

The problem is that the 7850 is out of my price range, all off the parts only cost £386. I know that isn't much for a gaming pc but thats about my limit. The RAM price is way out of my range so 1333mhz will have to do. Do you think I should go with 4gb RAM for £17 or 8gb for £30?