First time building a PC. Requesting tips and also thoughts on build


I have been playing PC games for a while now and kept telling myself to build a PC but i never got round to it. Well, now im up for it, and I am worried I will mess things up. Tips?



try this version for size:

It bumps the CPU up to an 8 core FX 8320 and gets a 990FX board and a nice CPU cooler. Changed the CASE to a nicer, more roomy case.

PCPartPicker part list:

Price breakdown by merchant:

  • CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor  (£109.98 @ Amazon UK)
  • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler  (£46.19 @
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  (£89.00 @ Amazon UK)
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£53.00 @
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£34.45 @ Aria PC)
  • Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card  (£115.99 @ Amazon UK)
  • Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case  (£39.59 @ Aria PC)
  • Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£38.99 @ Amazon UK)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer  (£12.36 @ CCL Computers)
  • Other: TP Link (£25.00)
  • Other: Windows 7 (£33.00)
  • Other: Monitor (£80.00)

Total: £677.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-20 17:49 GMT+0000