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  Boy Zone 18:39 20 Feb 2011

something I've always wanted to do is build my own PC.
I have a budget of £500 to use on a desk top and yet not waste it. Monitor comes next.
I've read many links on this subject and don't think its too difficult a task, just making sure you do the things you should do, i.e. don't rush it.
So where should I start to look for the parts?
I don't play games but want a i5 intel m/c
best CPU , good video card with HDMI, DVD writer, ethenet card and wireless, plenty RAM , win 7 64 bit.

  alB 18:46 20 Feb 2011

Novetech's a good place to start click here ...alB

  morddwyd 20:17 20 Feb 2011

I used Novatech, with Dabs as a backup/comparison.

Enjoy that feeling when the Windows logo comes up for the first time - there's nothing quite like it, not even becoming a dad!

  Boy Zone 20:44 20 Feb 2011

Just reviewed the sites in question, wide choice.
Not sure now what mother board to go for, help...

I know I would like an Intel CPU .

Would like to spend £450 on PC with £150 on monitor,

would welcome any suggestions

  pk46 21:26 20 Feb 2011

A word of warning it is not as easy as you may think to build a computer get it wrong and it costs.

  ton 21:40 20 Feb 2011

Look at bundles on Novatech.

Motherboard,CPU and memory all tested, so you know they work and are compatable.

  rickf 23:03 20 Feb 2011

Go for it. You can't go wrong. BTW, Novatech has been voted 3rd best provider of PCs by Which. Customer SErvice is tops.

  Boy Zone 13:59 21 Feb 2011

I think I'd welcome any assistance and as gengiscant has offered would like some help with compability issues, which is the only issue that I would have difficulty with.

  Boy Zone 16:40 21 Feb 2011

Please give me what you have, this will give me something to work on.
From what I've looked at so far I was considering the following:-
CPU Intel I5 -760 (quad)
Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 video card
1T SATA2 hard drive
Dual Layer DVD writer
300mbps wireless LAN
Thermaltake V3 case

This is approx £550 which is a little higher than I wanted to pay,

  anniesboy68 16:49 21 Feb 2011

What about the operating system, that costs!

  Boy Zone 18:50 21 Feb 2011

Thanks for all the advice you have given me, no the excitement of building my own PC

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