Ok so basically my brother wants a simple PC for playing football manager and watching videos. I have build PC before but im really bad at choosing suitable parts for them as my computers I just tend to buy high end parts with good reviews.
we already have some old Hard drives that still work so dont need them or a monitor.
Approximate Purchase Date: possibly this week
Budget Range: £400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing football manager, surfing, watching videos
Are you buying a monitor: no
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: dont mind but prefer all parts from same site if possible.
Parts Preferences: prefer intel but im used to higher end builds
Overclocking: possibly if he wants me to later on.
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£71.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£39.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£93.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£35.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£68.35 @ CCL Computers)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
This build does the job. If you want to get down to your 400 price point, just drop the CPU cooler, but I recommend getting it soon because the stock cooler on the 965 is pretty loud.
Ask with any question.
I made a similar mistake when I tried to have a build that was cheap as possible. Now had I actually waited 1-2 months extra then I could have built something that was suited for me and would last a few years. Take for example that amd processor. I have that processor which I bought for £80 odd but for another 80 I could have had I5 2500k and that would've been perfect for me. Now I am at the stage where I am going to buying the I5 processor soon which will mean I will have bought 2 processor when I actually should of just waited and just bought one.