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Old 10-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #11
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Do you need a monitor as well?
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:12 PM   #12
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No, I don't need a monitor. Thanks for that recommendation, but I'm looking to build my own PC now.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #13
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Your links are not working?
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:30 PM   #14
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Oh sorry about that. And I just found these 2 really cheap but good looking PC's on this site, can I have your thoughts on these everyone? They seem too good to be true, but am I missing a vital catch here?
Intel Ivy Bridge I5 3570K HD Windows 7 Gaming PC 1tb 8gb 1600mhz DDR3 Computer - The Best New Computers Chosen By Us For You - Custom Build PCs For You
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #15
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Yeah, you should be able to build it with the those tutorials. Those are all I used besides messing around with an ancient build my family had when I was younger. Good luck and I hope you have fun, I know I did!

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I'm not a computer genius or anything but I'm pretty sure the catch is the graphics card
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #16
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Oh sorry about that. And I just found these 2 really cheap but good looking PC's on this site, can I have your thoughts on these everyone? They seem too good to be true, but am I missing a vital catch here?
Intel Ivy Bridge I5 3570K HD Windows 7 Gaming PC 1tb 8gb 1600mhz DDR3 Computer - The Best New Computers Chosen By Us For You - Custom Build PCs For You
Galaxy 3 AMD 6100 Bulldozer 6 Core 3.3Ghz Windows 7 PC 1tb 8gb DDR3 ATI 6670 1gb
Both of those would need a vidcard upgrade. Check to see if you can get one with an NVidia GTX660, or 660 Ti upgrade at a decent price. I'd prefer the Intel Ivy Bridge system to the AMD.
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I didn't know anything about building computers. After watching those 3 newegg videos, I knew it would be simple and fun. It was. I saved a lot of money and learned some useful stuff. And I'm getting 60 fps in all games finally. It's great, build it!
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:37 AM   #18
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Hi all, thanks for replying. I have decided to build my own PC now, and I'm fairly confident I'm easily capable of it with a screwdriver and a good Newegg tutorial. Here is my build, please can I have some feedback on if it is good and good value for money before I go ahead and order the parts? (by the way, please don't tell me to go to Newegg.com because they don't sell to the UK. Amazon is the cheapest and easiest place for me to get these parts.)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 @ 98.92
Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77X-D3H Motherboard: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W @ 149.99
Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Video Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD6850 Graphics Card PCI-e 1024 MB GDDR5 Memory @ 139
XFX ATI Radeon HD6850 Graphics Card PCI-e 1024 MB GDDR5 Memory: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 @ 33.14
G.Skill Ripjaws - Memory - 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.5 V - unbuffered - non-ECC: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 @ 39.47
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO650W 650W @ 78.83
XFX P1-650S-NLB9 PRO650W Core Edition Power Supply: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

DVD Rom Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner @ 15.99
Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x Internal SATA DVD Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

CPU Cooler: Stock fan @ 0.00

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 @ 56.48
Seagate ST1000DM003 3.5 inch 1TB Barracuda Hard Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Subtotal: 611.82
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I perfer ASUS over Gigabyte mobo's; more reliable and better overclockers should you wish to experiment.

Prefer nVidia vidcards; better drivers, check out the GTX 660 series

Gamers use full tower cases; better airflow/cooling for those long frag sessions. Check out the Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

Perfer Corsair or Antec PSUs and always buy one with 20% overhead; less strain on the PSU that way and provides room for upgrades to other components. Consider a 750W or larger (there's no such thing as buying too much PSU wattage)

Buy another HDD for backup.

Rules for HDDs and especially SDDs:
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3. backup dammit!
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All of the links are dead.

The build looks good though.
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