New pc builder needs help

  Jason B 03:34 14 Nov 2013
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Could anyone help me out with some advice/recommendations, ive only just decided to create a pc of my own instead of spending an extreme amount of money on a gaming consol or a high priced pc with componants that i wouldnt need or want.

Anyways, ive never done a build of my own before but im fairly confident and patient but i have an issue before the go ahead, i dont know much about specifics yet so im not sure weither or not the case i have my eye on will be compatible with the componants.

The case is titled "Aerocool Dead Silence" click here anyone help me out with what componants would be able to fit this case, im looking to build a pc that could run games such as battlefield 3 on fairly high graphics and run smoothly, i also do some digital artwork, i dont know if that affects what parts i need to get but just letting anyone who could help know about my own personal wants/needs for the pc. Since its going to be mainly for personal entertainment i dont mind going the extra mile for better graphical hardware or any other hardware for that matter, im just confused on what parts im supposed to be searching for, my budget is a minimum of £450 - £600 (i do not wish to reach this limit unless necessary).

If anyone could help me out id appreciate it alot and thankyou who ever does help !

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:35 14 Nov 2013

It states MATX which I assume is microATX

a small case for a micro atax motherboard may cause problems if yor other components are standard atx size i.e. graphics or sound cards.

  spuds 09:40 14 Nov 2013

Building your own 'higher specification' computer on a budget, can get very complicated.

What I would suggest, is that you look at places like Chillblast, PC Specialist, Overclockers or even Novatech and see what they have to offer ready made or as a 'bare bone' system. This should then give some idea as to pricing and specification requirements. Compatibility of components would also be a factor for self-build, plus not forgetting any warranty issues.

You will find that most companies, including those mentioned, would provide support and advice, if requested and required, and may even come up with a special deal for you!.

  Bris 11:41 14 Nov 2013

Although I am all in favour of self builds you need to bear in mind that the markup for new PCs is the lowest of all consumer electronics at around 1 to 2 percent and pc makers buy all their components at trade prices so you will probably only be able to shave a few quid off if you build one yourself.

I would advise taking a look at the spec of the type of pc you are looking to build on some of the websites and in PC Advisor mag then price up the equivalent components that will give you the price difference if any and dont forget to factor in the OS.

You could save a bit by choosing a Linux distro instead of Windows as all bought PCs come with a Windows licence (well mostly).

  mbc 14:47 14 Nov 2013

I agree with Spuds. I usually build my own, and a year ago I decided to build another. When I compared the cost of components to a PC from Chb, I found that Chb** were cheaper by about £100, plus you get a 2 year collect and return warranty. They offer a large range of choices, you can build a virtual PC, cost it and make changes at any time before purchase. Plus if you have any peripherals, monitor, speakers etc, you can omit them from the build.

  Jason B 14:56 14 Nov 2013

Cheers guys, really apprieciate the information and very important advice, ill look into each of the websites given, im not looking for anything fancy but as a personal entertainment for games, my digital painting and to a 42" tv the last thing i want is for my pc to perorm like a hamster on a wheel is powering it, i dont mind going that extra mile so ill take the safe route with all of your recomends and advice, thanks :)

  Jason B 15:41 14 Nov 2013

Oh and one other thing, my choice of specs would have been this:

Case: Aerocool Dead silence gaming case (which you already know of)

Motherboard: MSI H61 M-P31-G3 motherboard click here builder series cx 500 watt atx/eps 80 plus bronze power supply click here CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit click here 11199-19-20G AMD Radeon HD 7870 Dual-X OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, Display Port, PCI Express 3.0, 256-Bit, AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology) click here ELECTRONICS GH24NS95 LG (24X) DVD Rewriter SuperMulti with M-DISC Support (Internal) click here 1TB 2.5 inch 5400RPM SATA II Hard Disk Drive click here Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual Core CPU (Socket 1155, 3MB Cache, Sandy Bridge, 65W, Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel Fast Memory Access) click here, im not sure if these parts fit or do not but i was just wondering if it would be possible to create my own pc with these and if not then i would like a suggestion on what componant in this selection would be best replaced with a better fitted part.

Thanks again and ill check out those websites now.

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  retep888™ 15:48 14 Nov 2013

This £599.00 including OS tower from Chillblast is nearest to your destination.

BUT if you want a tower of your desired & top components here are some recommendations:

Aerocool Dead Silence Gaming Cube Case £77.99

Asus B85M-E Motherboard £69.87

Intel Core i5 4570 Quad Core £149.38 (a fast CPU is needed for digital works)

EVGA GF GTX 650Ti 2GB £123.14 (this compact gx card is guaranteed will fit in your game cube)

Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt £43.35

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz £62.00

Seagate 1TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM SATA3 Hard Drive £50.00

Samsung 24x Retail SATA DVD Writer £13.53

All components from Amazon excluding Win7 OS or other peripherals & comes to £589.26.

  Jason B 16:05 14 Nov 2013

Thanks alot man really apprieciate it, i must sound a little dumb but its a new experience so im learning and its interesting every time i look deeper into it, cheers :)

  ened 16:38 14 Nov 2013

I've been building my own for some time and have found this site very useful:

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  ened 16:39 14 Nov 2013

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