I have just started my college course in It and am in need of a computer. I'm guessing most of you have great expertise in this sector and in doing so can help.
The system I desire hopefully will be able to play games on there max potential, be able to use photoshop/ sony Vegas etc/ and do general stuff like search the web.
Im willing to listen to any recommendation, as I said I need a lot of help.
Can a computer fulfil these needs with this budget?
So, finally can people please tell me what parts give a bang for the buck
Firstly I suggest you use a site called SCAN, for your components. They offer good service, and have a "Today only" section, which is well worth checking out, as it often has mainline components, at sale price, and reduced price "combo's" eg CPU + motherboard. As the name suggests, it changes on a daily basis, so difficult for me to give accurate link. They also offer low cost build insurance, which is worthwhile, in case of "mishaps" in the build, especially if it's your first.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1 GHz Quad Core
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Racing Red 8GB (2x4GB) 1600 MHz C9 DDR3
Optical Dr: Lite-On iHAS124-19 DVD/CD
Case: CoolerMaster Elite 430 Black ATX Mid Tower
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATAlll 6 Gb/s 7200rpm
GPU: MSI TwinFrozr 1GB HD 7850
PSU: Antec Neo-eco Modular 520W 80 Plus Bronze
That should total around £560 inc VAT.
That leaves, if required:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM (you can get that for £72, also at scan. OEM is fine, you can just, only use it on one motherboard)
Keyboard and mouse can be obtained from LOGITECH for around £15.