what motherboard and ideas please!

  MarylkaGriffiths 01:53 22 Apr 2014
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I am trying to build my first pc, it is for gaming as well as word processing surfing the internet and watching films.

I was wanting to use the following components, is this a good set? is it possible to combine? and how do i find a motherboard to support it. or any suggestions?

processor - AMD FX8350

RAM - HyperX 8 GB 1600 MHz CL9 DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 4GB)

hdd - WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue

graphics card - Asus AMD Radeon HD 7770 DirectCU Graphics Card (1GB, GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, HDMI, DVI-I, Display Port, AMD Eyefinity Technology)

Also what would be a good case for this, if it works together? although I have limited funds so a case and motherboard option for £100-175 would be very good, the lower the cost without dropping performance would be good. also I would like an optical drive, nothing fancy just something to read games and play dvds.

I am wanting to get a gaming pc built for less than £500 that can play modern games like skyrim well and that will last me years. if i can get cheaper part and still get a good performance please let me know. I don't know computers that well so the dummy explanations would be good. Thank you!

  sunnystaines 10:50 22 Apr 2014

what ever make you go for, try and get the longest warranty, I used to build my own desktops and so many seem to go kaput just after the warranty expires had it with foxxcon and MSI boards, stangley my laptop m/board on a samsung packed up two weeks before warranty expired and managed to get it replaced under warranty, not like the other two. I wonder if they program them to fail after a certain time, I remember years back one of the printer companies got caught progamming cartidge chips to pack up after a certain time,

  MarylkaGriffiths 15:54 22 Apr 2014

Here are the components with the prices:

processor - AMD FX8350 £131.99

RAM - HyperX 8 GB 1600 MHz CL9 DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 4GB) £53

hdd - WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue £42.99

graphics card - Asus AMD Radeon HD 7770 DirectCU Graphics Card (1GB, GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, HDMI, DVI-I, Display Port, AMD Eyefinity Technology)£78.99

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 English 1 Pack DSP OEI DVD LCP (PC) (Software) £50.29

total: £357.26

Also I am struggling to understand what I need from the motherboard, I know I need an AM3+ socket for the FX8350 but I also need an HDMI port as i will be using it with a HD TV. What exact model would be good with these and what case would I need?

  MarylkaGriffiths 16:28 23 Apr 2014

ok, so the parts I think I am going for are these:

CPU - AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor £105.99

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard £33.86

Memory - Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory £45.95

Storage - Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £39.97

Video Card - MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card £96.90

Case - Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case £47.95

Power Supply - Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £36.04

Optical Drive - Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.52

Operating System - Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) £73.74

total - £491.92

is this a good build and is it all going to work together? What would be a better option for a case which will be able to keep the components to a good temperature and also house them, i also want to be able to upgrade further down the line.

I also need to know what wireless card/usb to get?

  MarylkaGriffiths 16:33 23 Apr 2014

also do i need to buy separate cables and what specific tools do i need to put it all together?

  MarylkaGriffiths 16:35 23 Apr 2014

will this work and give a good resolution on a 32" lcd tv?

  MarylkaGriffiths 18:01 23 Apr 2014

All cables etc to connect up the different components to motherboard and case should be supplied?

  MarylkaGriffiths 19:28 23 Apr 2014
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Also is this a good build and is it all going to work together?

What would be a better option for a case which will be able to keep the components to a good temperature and also house them?

I also want to be able to upgrade further down the line.

  bumpkin 20:11 23 Apr 2014

Normally yes

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