I am making my first custom computer and would like someone to check if I combined all components properly. Please advise.
Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP (this week) Budget Range: £300-500 including System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - Watching movies - everything else (I use computer a lot) Are you buying a monitor: No (Got old one HP w19b), 1440 x 900 Parts to Upgrade: Buying new computer Do you need to buy OS: Yes (planning to buy Windows 7 64-bit from Amazon.co.uk for £50 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-...) Preferred Website for Parts: ebuyer.com or amazon.co.uk Location: London, UK (Barking) Parts Preferences: Reputable names just so that it would be easier to sell (just in case). Not very important though. Overclocking: Maybe (as I understand it makes computer run faster, so I guess its better). Don't care as long as computer is cost effective. SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (not idea what this is). Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 Additional Comments: Main games are SCII WoL and HotS, Minecraft. Besides these only for movies and studies. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm having trouble running SCII WoL. Want a cost-effective computer so that it would play games on medium-high settings for at least 2-3 years and maybe 5 years no lag on low settings.
I have assembled my computer from the following parts:
I would say be careful for built in power supplies for so cheap....i would go with a case and buy a power supply. But its a risk you would be taking. it would suck to put nice parts on a cheap psu and have it blow and have to replace them.
Case: Casecom 5788 All Black Case with Red LED Fan http://www.ebuyer.com/239059
(Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case Black w/ USB 3.0 - http://www.ebuyer.com/409943 - seems to be unnecessarily (for me) expensive as I don't know if I will ever need most of the things mentioned in its description)
Am I good to buy it now?
Also, any advice on the tools that I will need to install all the parts? Never done this before.
A well cooled case.
An adequate processor as a quad core is not your priority here.
A stronger GPU... although you do not need it today you will want to upgrade that monitor at some point.
An H77 board as you will not be overclocking.