PC Build Tags: Build Computers Systems Last response: February 9, 2013 8:54 AM in Systems Share jazperr February 8, 2013 6:36:27 PM Hey, So my family computer just broke down and I'm looking to either buy one or build one. This is really just for surfing the web, word documents and maybe some light photo editing but nothing intensive. For that reason I'm really looking to spend under £300. I was thinking an i3 processor as it will be good in many years to come but could that be an overkill for the things I'm using it for. If you have any links or recommendations on a good build please post below. Thanks More about : build omaroma11 February 8, 2013 9:12:47 PM i3 is just fine djangoringo February 8, 2013 9:20:56 PM Yes, the i3 will do for those needs, my suggestion : PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£86.99 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk) Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.74 @ Aria PC) Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£34.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.40 @ Aria PC) Total: £285.63 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) Doesn't include the os. Related resources Evolution of my PC / Build Log.. - Forum New gaming pc build £700 ($1050) budget - Forum PC Build Parts Final Check - Forum Can I build a PC from parts not made in China? - Forum Helping a friend build a pc instead of buying a laptop - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jazperr February 8, 2013 9:28:59 PM Thanks for the reply, I've been looking at this computer -> http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/compaq-cq2960ea-desktop-p... Obviously apart from the 8GB of ram is there much of a improvement compared to the one I linked above? Just for ease I'm thinking about just buying a PC instead of building one. djangoringo February 8, 2013 9:34:59 PM Well if you want a pre built one with os, then get that one, the i3-3220 is a better cpu, the i3-2120T is still a good cpu, very capable and with a lower power consumption(35W). jazperr February 9, 2013 8:54:49 AM Thanks for the useful replies, just for ease I think I'm going to buy a prebuilt one. Now I found this -> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DELL-INSPIRON-660-MT-PC-INTEL... Same price but has a graphics card, I was thinking HP is a good brand but is Dell good? shall I go for this one? Many thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNew PC Build . Suggestions? ForumBuild for Pc of Gaming ForumFinally hitting a Microcenter! Should I buy these parts? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !