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Hey all,

I've been wanting to build my own PC for a long time and i just wanted to get opinions, from those who know what they're talking about, on the specs and if their are any better options. I would mainly be playing things games such as WoW, Minecraft, DayZ and Battlefield. I would also appreciate any good online shops as all the prices are form Amazon which isn't always the cheapest option. So without further adieu, here's the specs;

Graphics card- £99.95
XFX ATI Radeon HD 6870 HD-687A-ZHFC Graphics Card

RAM- £54.20
Patriot 8GB (2x 4GB) 2133MHz Dual Channel DDR3 Viper 3 Black Mamba Memory Kit

Motherboard- £84.96
Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard

Hard drive- £50.16
Western Digital Green - 1TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive

CPU- £150.42
Intel Core I5-3470 Processor

Case- £52.83
Zalman Z11 Midi Tower

Power supply- £39.99
Powercool Modular 650W 80+ Dual 12V V2.2 High Efficiency PSU

DVD drive- £18.99
Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x Internal SATA

Monitor- £90.96
Edge10 EF220a 21.5 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Keyboard- £9.99
Logitech K120 Keyboard

Operating system- £79.99
Windows 7 Home premium x64 bit

TOTAL- £752.4
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That build should do rather well.
Don't stint on your CPU cooler. I paired up
my I5-3570K with a Corsair H100i and have
been really pleased with the stable and rather
cool temps.

BTW, when you are estimating the costs of your
build; don't forget to add in shipping and taxes.
They add up quickly. If you look at a component
on Amazon, just add it to your cart then go to checkout
to see all the extra shipping & tax. Then just cancel out
of the checkout.
When I built my new rig 5 months ago; after estimating
all the parts and shipping I went ahead and paid the extra
for Amazon Prime and ended up saving about $90 (USD)

Last but not least, have you been to Newegg TV at You Tube?

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_qu...qcSogzuLGI

Check it out lots of really excellent vids there.

Good luck and Have Fun!

Happy
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Get an 80+ certified power supply, and at least 650 watts for that video card.

Check out my guide for more info.
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^^ I was going to say the same thing, also was going to say ask Tarantadu for any advice and click on the link in his signature.

In reality we all have to build a PC based on budget. So I am guessing this is your budget?

Some things you can skimp on, others not, and a PSU is one of them, always get a great PSU with more power than you need, just in case you want to add more in the future. Also always get good ram for gaming.

My recent updates to my PC have all came from http://www.dabs.com
I highly recommend that place and they always have specials and deals.
I bought a GTx 660 and got AC3 and Metro last light free. also I recently bought 8gb corsair vengance ram on a sale for less that £50.
They have cheap but decent cases, but I would suggest going to an actual PC shop for a case so you can see it before.

Personally I would not buy Windows...I would bootleg it, but that is just me, I understand If you want genuine.
I actually had to bootleg mine as I had an OEM but no code to reinstall so it was either bootleg or buy a new one...heck microsoft got enough money and I had to buy a new Xbox cuz mine got RROD...what more do they want! lol

To save more money, if you had a HDMI HDTV you could use that as a monitor, untill you get one, saving more money on your budget to get a better GPU.

As you probably know normally AMD processors are cheaper, they also work better with AMD GPU's, so that is an option you could look into to save more money or maybe get a more powerful processor for your money.


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thanks guys, and i might be able to convince my mum to get me all the parts by Christmas. my brothers bitching about a new laptop cos he doesn't have one, so i could save my mum money if she bought me my PC parts and he got my laptop. ;)

this is the new PSU i'll use, a Powercool Modular 650W 80+ Dual 12V V2.2 High Efficiency PSU. Its also £20 cheaper than the other and was an extra 100w Winking_grinning
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I would be careful buying PC components from Amazon, they do not come direct from the manufacturer or Amazon, Amazon is just a middle man. Try to go with accredited PC sites that would actually care if you had a faulty bit of equipment, also make sure you get a warranty with all the components you buy.

That PSU is ok for the price, but as was previously stated, DO NOT skimp on the PSU, if any component is worth the money it is the PSU, If you get a cheap PSU that is not secure, it could frazzle all of your other components...destroying everything.

I am going to buy a new PSU soon as my one is getting old and needs to be replaced, This is the one I am thinking of getting, as It is relatively cheap:

http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-700...3788&src=3

£60-80 is a good price to pay for a PSU


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