Building a Computer...

  Seasurfer 19:30 PM 10 May 11
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Hi all,

After many years of interest in the world of computer software, I have decided to build my own PC. After reading every web page I could get my hands on, I have compiled a list of components which I imagin would do the job. However, with my limited knowlege of the internal workings of the humble computer, I can't be sure if I have overlooked something i.e compatability, or if there is a better combination of parts that would suit my needs. I hoping to put together something that focuses on speed and overall performance, but can still manage some basic gaming as well; with the capasity to add to and upgrade later, around the £400 mark. From my research, thats clearly not enough to make a "high end" pc, but obviously I want the best I can get for my buck. If any of you fine people would be able to look over my components and offer feedback, I would be very greatful, and appreciate it dearly.

Seasurfer

CPU- http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-3-2GHz-Processor-Boxed/dp/B002TQYUAE/ref=pdbxgycomputerstextc

Motherboard- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-M4A88TD-M-EVO-USB3-Motherboard/dp/B003IAB8Q4/ref=sr1fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304865545&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Ram- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX4GX3M2A1600C9-DDR3-SDRAM-Memory/dp/B002LE8D2A/ref=pdbxgycomputerstextb

Hard Drive-http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-Processor-Internal/dp/B001GQYYSG/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1305012040&sr=1-1

Optical Drive- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-AD-5260S-0B-Internal-DVDRW-Black/dp/B003Q8ZZ3U/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1304867722&sr=8-3

Case- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermaltake-VK90001N2Z-Element-Case-Black/dp/tech-data/B002CP0PLU/ref=deasmtd

Power Supply- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-650TXV2UK-Enthusiast-Performance-Supply/dp/B004O0P9TO/ref=sr1fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1304965687&sr=1-2-fkmr0

  gengiscant 08:31 AM 11 May 11
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Have a look at this, I have added a reasonable Graphics card.PC spec

  Seasurfer 10:11 AM 11 May 11

Thats not bad at all. Definetly food for thought, Thanks :)!!!!!

  rickf 09:59 AM 22 May 11

Personally, I would go for a quad core AMD and Motherboard with 4g of ram. Look here Novatech.co.uk bundle. Comes with everything you need, ie mobo/cpu/ram/fan tested.

  rickf 10:04 AM 22 May 11

Addendum: http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/barebones/Novatech/MBB-96584G.html I bought and built itfor my son and we have never looked back. Make sure you got a PSU of at least 500 watt and I bought a 2nd hand nVidia 250 graphics card for it. Works with the latest games and very clear crisp reproduction on monitor. Hope that helps

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