I've decided that as my 3 year old laptop can barely play Minecraft, I'm in need of an upgrade. And what better upgrade to have than a gaming PC?
Unfortunately, I have zero experience or knowledge in this area except what I have garnered from PC Gamer magazine. So let's go with their rig, as of April this year!
MSI H55M-ED55 - £59 INCOMPATIBLE
Due to a mistake in the magazine, the motherboard is incompatible with the new SandyBridge i5 processor. Adam recommends this motherboard for now until further notice.
Intel Core i5 2300 - £149
4GB Corsair Value DDR3 - £34
MSI GeForce GTX 460 1024MB - £155
Generic - £18
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 1.5TB - £47
Antec One Hundred - £40
OCZ StealthXStream 600W - £57
Viewsonic VP2365WB - £194
As you can see, there's a slight problem with the motherboard/processor being incompatible. Would anybody be able to help me find a motherboard that is compatible for a similar price?
If there is anything else that I could buy instead that would improve this rig, please let me know - as I said, I have no experience and would not know if something else was blatantly incompatible. However, I am fairly confident that I will be able to physically put it together, with help from the internet and a friend of mine
Thanks in advance!