Gaming PC Advice

  athertpa 20:19 06 Oct 09

Hiho all,

I have finally got my spec together for my first pc build, as the total costs amount to £1200, I am buying just the basice to start off.

Can anyone spot any major holes in the spec below? This is my first build so bit of a noob!

Component Product Price
Processor 955 142.52
MSI 790FX – GD70 129.67
Dark Pro 650W 103.36
XFX HD4890 148.12
Corsair 4gb 81.32
Velociraptor 150gb 123.37
Spinpoint f3 1tb 55.95
X-fi Xtreme Gamer 73.98 (cheaper on scan)
BenQ G2220HD 138.23
Antec 902 90.49
Sony AD 7240S 24x 15.99
Vista/Windows 7 86.68
Logitech x-230 30
Noctua NH-U12P 45.69
Total 854.1 to build now 1265.37

I wont be buying the aftermarket cooler initially, is this ok?

Any help is really appreciated!!! thanks again


  citadel 21:39 07 Oct 09

I would drop the sound card and put the money towards a hd5870

  JPJBozo 16:20 14 Dec 09

Probably is late now but I was going to go down the road you are going then suddenly stopped and realised it would be a lot cheaper to get a basic Dell PC for doing the ordinary PC business and invest in an Xbox360 for £150 which is a dedicated games console. Sure worked out cheaper.

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