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Building a PC, on a budget.


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UNR3AL

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Hi, to start off with I am new here at the forums so I will appreciate any help I receive :)
Ok, so I have a budget of about 500-600. I have found all of the things i 'want' in my pc (except a case) but I am unsure if they will all go together. So this is why I am here :)

So here is what I am wanting.
Motherboard/proccessor bundle - QUAD CORE AM3 Athlon2 X4 Board Bundle with 2GB DDR2 Memory - £169
PSU - 850W iCute Modular ATX Quad VGA Power Supply - £89.99
Graphics Card - ATI Radeon HD5750 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card - £129
HDD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA II 32MB Cache Retail Hard Drive - £89.99
Sound Card - http://www.maplin.co...?ModuleNo=37863 - £19.99

Overall this comes to around £500. I will be adding extra RAM and probably a much better sound card, but what im needing to know is if all these parts will go together.

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-Alex
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Firstly Maplin is really expensive so I wouldn't buy from there unless you have to.

This might be a better idea:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176579 - Quad core 630 @ £86.36
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514 - 650w Corsair PSU @ £74.57
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/177335 - HD 5750 on offer @ £97.44

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179183 - Asrock AM3 Board @ £60.48
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804 - 1Tb hard drive @ £63.87
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Ok thanks for that information. All that stuff looks great, but im not really confident about putting the cpu in myself as they are easily damaged and it would be my luck to break it(that's why i was going to get the pre-made bundle) :)
Anyway i will probably go for thee items you have shown me so i appreciatte the time & effort you used to provide me with a solution.
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The CPU installation is relatively easy.

The CPU comes packaged in a small plastic case with a "piece of foam" covering the pins. Just remove the CPU and the foam. Handle the CPU on the sides of it.

Now lift the locking lever up on the socket, That will slide the locking mechanism out of the way.

Then:

You will notice a "golden triangle" on one corner of the CPU and on the CPU socket in the MOBO all you have to do is line them both up...

When the pins are lined up properly the CPU will just set perfectly into place. "NO PRESSURE" is needed to do this.

Once the CPU is in place just lock the lever down, and then install the Heat sink and fan "HSF" assembly. and plug in the fan to the 4pin power header on the MOBO.

If you are using a brand new OEM "HSF" you will not need to apply Thermal induction material "TIM"

But you may have to if you purchased an aftermarket HSF if it is not already applied.

Those are the steps to install the CPU and HSF

good luck
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Ok thanks, i guess it isn't that hard.
So i am going to go with the alternative build, the one suggested by Neil Jones.
Can you recommend a good case that will fit it all in, and if possible can someone recommend a good disk drive.
Much appreciated.
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This is a really nice case with great cooling -->> HERE

This one is also Nice -->>HERE

This is also a nice one -->> HERE

I know you didn't want to spend to much, But I don't really know what style you are looking for. The first to are nice gaming setups and the 3rd on is Really nice for function and has a lot of cooling ability. It may not look very impressive but it is what is on the inside that counts... :)

When you say disk drive did you mean an optical dvd\cd drive?

If so ones like this are acceptable -->> HERE

Hope this helps!

Good luck
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Thank you, I will get the top one as long as someone can guarantee that the mobo that neil suggested will fit, here is a link: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179183

Thanks.
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That tower will fit your build well. Your MOBO is a Micro ATX. That tower will fit a Micro ATX or a standard ATX MOBO with out any problems.

The compatibility is between the MOBO and the case it self. So you know :)

Good luck on your build you will have a lot of fun... I always do!!!
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