Need help on my first gaming PC build

  Triumph__1 09:16 06 Apr 2014

hi everyone, I was hoping you could help me and give me some advise on my first PC build:

case: BitFenix Prodigy M Micro ATX case-black-£71.55

Power supply: Corsair Builder Series CXM 430W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU-£36.52

Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 V2 Intel LGA1150 H81 Micro-ATX Motherboard-£43.98

Processor: Intel Core i3 4130 Dual Core CPU-£83.00

RAM: Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 4GB 1600MHz CL9 Vengeance Memory Module-£32.00

Graphics card: Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Graphics Card-£86.98

Hard drive: WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive-Cavia Blue-£42.99

DVD drive: Asus DVD-RW Drive-£15.49

Software: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Full Version SP1 2013-£50.00


I have researched and I think these are the best parts for what I want (games like DayZ, Rust, Loadout etc) and at the cheapest price from amazon and ebay,I dont want to spend too much on a gaming PC but im not entirely sure that these parts are compatible. so could you help me with these questions:

are these parts compatible?

where can I get these parts cheaper?

are there any better parts at a similar price?

should I get two RAM?

and what is DirectX?

Thanks for the help


  chub_tor 10:43 06 Apr 2014

Why not use Parts Picker you can input all your parts and it will tell you if they are compatible and the best place to buy them.

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:50 06 Apr 2014

Not a bad set-up for a modest budget, although I would switch the Core 13 CPU for a core i5, quad core, a good deal faster and many games now need a quad coare CPU to run well. This for example, if your budget can stretch to it. 8GB of ram would be good but, not essential.

DirectX is the core application programming interface (API) at the heart of almost all games and an integral part of Windows.

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:52 06 Apr 2014

Please ignore my bad typing above, I think I put my brain in backwards this morning!

  mart7 12:03 06 Apr 2014

Psu is on the low side,nvidia recommend a minimum 450w psu for the gtx 650

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