Advice For Building A PC
The warranty on my 1st Gen XPS 17 laptop ran out recently, and this has prompted me to contemplate selling it on ebay and replacing it with a PC. Since the laptop stays in one place and it is not future proof given the limited upgrade possibilities, I figured it may be a good idea to get rid of it now while it still holds a decent value.
Since I have never build a PC before, I thought it would be a good idea to ask you guys for some advice on what would be the best components to buy. Looking at, for instance, motherboards, it was quite daunting seeing how many different types there are.
So basically, can you guys recommend which of these parts I should get?
- Motherboard (It doesn't have to be the best but would at least want it to be able to support ivybridge so that it will be futureproof)
- CPU (I feel a sandybridge based one would be best bang for buck atm? Doesn't have to be top of the range, but at least comparable to the Core i7 Q840 in my laptop)
- GPU (Again, I'm not looking for top of the range, but rather, best bang for buck as I can always upgrade in a few years. Something at least comparable to the Nvidia 445m on my XPS 17)
- RAM Type (does it make that much difference)
- Wifi Card
- PC Casing
- PSU & Cooling (Really important to get a very quiet cooling system, as one of the main things annoying me with my current laptop is the amount of noise it makes.)
(Things like a monitor, ssd, etc I can work out for myself)
I'm looking to spend around the £600 mark. Don't really need top of the range CPU and GPU as I can always upgrade. Hopefully I'm right in thinking I don't HAVE to get a new ivybridge CPU right away even if my motherboard supports it. If this is the case, would at least want a half decent motherboard and cooling system to make sure I can upgrade it significantly in the coming years.
Thanks in advanced for any advice :)