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Going to say its my first build because first build in 15 years makes no odds things have changed so much.
Just spent a few hours looking at what other people are building here and what sort of issues they have had/ mistakes they have made.
My plan is to do some reserch and know what I'm doing in advance of actually building the pc. First step is parts.
I plan on spending between £500-700 on a gaming pc. I would like it to last a good few years so overcolcking ability would be helpful.

so I was thinking of this psu:
http://www.ebuyer.co...cmpsu-650txv2uk
ram, with windows 7 64bit.
http://www.ebuyer.co...12800cl9d-8gbxl

I was looking at cases, I really think I need to get a size for my graphics and MoBo before I find a case I like.

I like this graphics card,because it will play currant games and a good few upcomming ones with few issues from what I can find in reviews.
http://www.scan.co.u...-hdmi-2x-mini-d

I'm going to just use my currant HD till the prices come down a wee bit, When they do im looknig into at least 500gig sattaII SSD.

Motherboard and CPU are causing me difficulties, each one I have looked at have had some negitive reviews.
I just want a good enough for my money gaming pc in time for diablo 3 coming out. My poor wee uni laptop would melt from heat exaustion lol

All advice welcome :)
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:welcome: firelass
A couple of cautionary notes, you cannot choose your Ram before your MB - how do you know it will be compatible and the PSU is always the last component to decide on so that you know you have made allowances for all hardware.
Choose your MB first and then use the MBs QVL (qualified vendors list) to ensure you get a compatible CPU and Ram, then the case, Optical drive/s, add on card/s as you already have a HDD then the PSU.
See post #2 @ http://www.geekstogo...are-compatible/ for guidance.
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going to reuse my currant Optical drive as well. It was upgraded not that long ago as the last one died. yes I spotted a list of how to build a pc eather here or .. maybe somewhere else it was a sticky. Thank you, I have a short list of MB's somewhere, I will post about that at a later date. I was looking though what MB's other people use for a gaming machine. Things change so fast and prices change so fast. I can see that Its going to take me a while to get the short list actually short lol.
Thanks again.
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Thanks for the update, a couple of pointers for you, Z68 spec MBs and i5 2500k CPUs are big with gamers doing a new build at the moment.
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ooooo thank you :) I will look into those.
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Couple of links for you
http://www.novatech....z68xp-ud3p.html
http://www.novatech....etmotherboards/
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oo the red looks fab but its out of my price range. The first link you posted, looks good. Going to look for reviews of that board tomorrow. Thank you again. I have made my short list even longer eeep
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Give us a shout when you get a list sorted or if you need a second opinion.
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here is what I have come up with so far. I know its not a comprehensive list.

psu:
http://www.ebuyer.co...rs750-acaae3-uk

MB:
http://www.ebuyer.co...oard-boxdx58so2

cpu:
http://www.ebuyer.co...-bx80623i72600k

Ram:
http://www.ebuyer.co...2800cl9d-8gbxl.

Like i said but I will add, I'm not going to get a Hd for a while till prices drop a bit, and I already have optical drives and card readers ect. I don't need any peripherals :)
As far as i can see, they all have good reviews, and they all seem to be compatable.
thanks guys.
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Please understand what I have added is guidance and in no way criticism :thumbsup:

here is what I have come up with so far. I know its not a comprehensive list.

psu:
http://www.ebuyer.co...rs750-acaae3-uk Only average quality, go for the Antec, Corsair or Seasonic brands.
MB:
http://www.ebuyer.co...oard-boxdx58so2
Overkill (and over expensive) for your requirements also please note it is not compatible with the CPU chosen.
cpu:
http://www.ebuyer.co...-bx80623i72600k
Very good CPU but not now the best, it is also socket 1155 and your MB socket 1366.

Ram:
http://www.ebuyer.co...2800cl9d-8gbxl.
Good quality Ram.

Like i said but I will add, I'm not going to get a Hd for a while till prices drop a bit, and I already have optical drives and card readers ect. I don't need any peripherals :)
As far as i can see, they all have good reviews, and they all seem to be compatible.
thanks guys.


I will be more than happy to put a list together for you to consider.
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Ahh, thats fine.. I'm finding this quite hard. I understand the puting together of the parts better than the buying the parts. mostly because its not normaly me buying them. I used to have someone to do that for me. I thought the board was only compatable with i7's but i see what you mean about the sockets. I will pay closer attention to that in future.
I would be happy to look at anything suggested :) I used ebuyer just because it was easy to save everything in the one basket to keep it together.
thanks
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Ok I will post a list here in a while.
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when ever you have time :)
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MB http://www.dabs.com/...tm_content=Q200
MBs QVL http://www.asus.com/...155/P8Z68V_PRO/ CPU and Ram both listed as tested.
CPU http://www.scan.co.u...0mhz-95w-retail
Ram http://www.dabs.com/...tm_content=Q200
GPU http://www.scan.co.u...mhdmi-plusfree-
SSD http://www.scan.co.u...90mb-s-80k-iops For faster boot times.**
PSU http://www.scan.co.u...eps12v-quiet-fa Allows for future upgrades such as additional HDDs and a second GPU.

Problem with links to MB and Ram so I found an alternative supplier, both are available at first supplier.

**Do you have a full retail version OS disk?
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yeah I have this one. http://www.software4...on-details.aspx :) Thanks I'm looknig over the list just now.
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