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1st Pc build! Any advice? Please :)

ChaoticKenzie
  • 61 months ago

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Hi, http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/guide/rt7Ycf/1st-pc-build-any-advice-please

I am a uni student, recently I have become interested in PC builds, I have decide after graduating and finding a job. I will be putting my Xbox console to one side and investing in my 1st PC build, I have realised games are cheaper on the PC, and I actually prefer playing them on a computer.

In summary I want my build mainly to allow me to play my favourite games such as Dragon Age Inquisition, GTA V, Elder Scrolls Online...

I have done as much research to my abilities but I am a complete newbie, therefore it would be nice to get some advice in case I am not spending enough or I am going over the top for what I want to use my PC for.

Thank you :) Part List Edit

Compatibility Check: See notes below. Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU

AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor £112.74 £112.74 Aria PC Buy CPU Cooler

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £25.49 £25.49 Novatech Buy Motherboard

Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard £175.99 FREE £175.99 Amazon UK Buy Memory

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £49.99 £49.99 Aria PC Buy Storage

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.47 £42.47 Ebuyer Buy Video Card

MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card £273.00 FREE £273.00 Amazon UK Buy Case

BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case £30.98 £30.98 Novatech Buy Power Supply

Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £56.99 FREE £56.99 Amazon UK Buy Optical Drive

Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer £34.99 FREE £34.99 Amazon UK Buy Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £67.95 £67.95 Ebuyer Buy Wireless Network Adapter

Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £14.87 £14.87 Scan.co.uk Buy Total: £885.46

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Not to be rude or anything but I would remove that build "guide", the build guides are made to help other people out and give a detail explanations of your choices in parts, its not to save builds that you are working on.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It would've been easier on you if you posted the link to your build. Just seems like a lot of work typing all that out! Ok so the biggest thing I see right now is you should get a higher quality power supply. I would reccommend an evga g2 or gs series if you possibly can or maybe a seasonic. Corsairs cx and cxm series are pretty awful.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you've selected the AMD FX-8320 processor, consider the Kingston HX318C10FWK2/8 for £48.16 + FREE shipping instead.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "General > General Discussion" to "Systems > Part List Opinions Wanted".

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

When building 1. Put the processor in the right way.... you would be surprised XD

  1. after completion prepare for the outrageous amount of hackers and DDos sesions.

Other than that have fun! We all enjoyed our first builds

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I realised that some are different but from my understanding most of a gold triangle on the corner, correct?

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