Building own PC - Need advice from experts - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Building own PC - Need advice from experts

dandoc2 Avatar
5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
I'm a complete n00b when it comes to building my own pc was going to do it a few years back but didn't have the funds available.

Anyway ive used some advice from other members to collate a list of components to build a pc

I wanted a pc that was fast, powerful, handles hd video and basically anything I throw at it

Below is the list of what ive picked out - i havent ordered it yet from ebuyer but just want someone in the know to look over it to see

A) Are all the parts compatible
B) Are all the parts good and worth the money
C) Any improvements i could make

Also I love XP - which would be best to get is windows 7 worth it because obviously xp would run super fast on this tech

Any comments are welcome

p.s total is £576 for the lot which seems alright to me
Tags:
dandoc2 Avatar
5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
Options

All Comments

(18) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Casecom KM-6988 Black Mid Tower Case with Full Black Interior/Exterior 120mm Red LED Front Fan - No PSU
£27.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/205154
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 8MB L3 Cache 125W Retail Box Processor
£123.32
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/186428
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Asus M4A88T-M 880G Socket AM3 Onboard Graphics 8 Channel Audio mATX motherboard
£55.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220150
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 1GB GDDR5 OC Edition Dual DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card With H.A.W.X. 2 Game Voucher
£144.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/232853
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Samsung SH-B083L 8x BD-ROM with DVD±RW DL SATA Blu-Ray Drive - Retail Box BlacK
£54.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191042
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OCZ Stealth Xstream II 600W PSU - 3x SATA 2x PCI-E
£58.93
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204353














Edited By: dandoc2 on Dec 30, 2010 16:04: AAAED
#2
I remember my first build(was about 6 year ago now, and its still going strong - sold it on 3 year ago!) The problem i had was with the power leads to power the HD light and stuff! Most motherboards nowadays come with a little attachment to sort it out! it's just plug and play really now.

All compatible so far though
#3
Starts off ok. Buy a 4gb kit as AM3 is dual channel not tripple. The hard disk is not a great choice for a boot drive. I'd suggest a SSD or if your after a normal hard drive the a WD black or Seagate 7200.12. Also the PSU is poor. Only 20A on the 12v rail. Get one thats 80+ certified.
#4
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Starts off ok. Buy a 4gb kit as AM3 is dual channel not tripple. The hard disk is not a great choice for a boot drive. I'd suggest a SSD or if your after a normal hard drive the a WD black or Seagate 7200.12. Also the PSU is poor. Only 20A on the 12v rail. Get one thats 80+ certified.


Right so have a SSD for booting what ?

AND a hard drive for storage ?

Ive deleted as per comments

Any recommendations - ive you had £600 to build a pc what would you put in it

Edited By: dandoc2 on Dec 30, 2010 16:03
#5
dcx_badass
I'm busy atm, but will put a list when I get home at about 9:30. SSD's are a premium product and I'd buy as an extra, not sacrifice the budget from elsewhere for.


Alright no worries - thanks
#6
Don't worry about the AMD X4 you can get X2 and just unlock the additional two cores - Asus motherboards have this build-in in BIOS so it's a one click override.

As per SSD, it's def worth consider as the speed is amazing ... booting Windows takes seconds and anything what will run from SSD will be very fast.
#7
Are you hooking this up to a TV or do you already have a decent monitor?
#8
PhearFactor
Are you hooking this up to a TV or do you already have a decent monitor?


Tele
#9
if you thinking of windows xp you should be aware that its a 32bit operating system with a limit of 3.5Gb Ram, there is a 64bit version of XP but i found that not all drivers worked on it :(

if you go for windows 7 use the 64bit version then you can have alot more ram, between 8Gb and 192Gb (depends on your edition)
#10
One thing I can't see on your list is RAM memory. What are your plans with that? If you're planning on getting 3GB+ then you need to look into 64bit version of Windows ....
#11
kungfunavs
if you thinking of windows xp you should be aware that its a 32bit operating system with a limit of 3.5Gb Ram, there is a 64bit version of XP but i found that not all drivers worked on it :(

if you go for windows 7 use the 64bit version then you can have alot more ram, between 8Gb and 192Gb (depends on your edition)


Rite - windows 7 it is then - whats it like with compatability ? I had vista but it was awful and nothing i owned worked on it

Xpenny
One thing I can't see on your list is RAM memory. What are your plans with that? If you're planning on getting 3GB+ then you need to look into 64bit version of Windows ....


i had put 8gb dd3 but was told to get 4gb because the processor was just dual and not triple
Any recommendations id appreciate it

Edited By: dandoc2 on Dec 30, 2010 16:27
#12
RAM has nothing to do with processor. It's dependent on your motherboard. I think the comment was relating to the fact that your motherboard support 'only' dual channel memory and that doesn't mean you can't have 3 RAM modules. However I would suggest you get either 2 or 4 modules to maximize performance.
#13
Xpenny
RAM has nothing to do with processor. It's dependent on your motherboard. I think the comment was relating to the fact that your motherboard support 'only' dual channel memory and that doesn't mean you can't have 3 RAM modules. However I would suggest you get either 2 or 4 modules to maximize performance.


Right..............

Also you said X2 was better due to the unlocking of the asus mboard

this better its cheaper and no point paying extra if its there anyway
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/238325
#14
Correct ... well I'm not saying it's better, but def more much cheaper. I bought the X2 555 not a long ago and have it as X4. It's 3.2Ghz and can be easily overclocked to 4Ghz+ (again just a settings in Bios)
#15
Xpenny
Correct ... well I'm not saying it's better, but def more much cheaper. I bought the X2 555 not a long ago and have it as X4. It's 3.2Ghz and can be easily overclocked to 4Ghz+ (again just a settings in Bios)


Right so with that in mind and the above components would you say its a good pc or better
#16
dandoc2
Xpenny
Correct ... well I'm not saying it's better, but def more much cheaper. I bought the X2 555 not a long ago and have it as X4. It's 3.2Ghz and can be easily overclocked to 4Ghz+ (again just a settings in Bios)


Right so with that in mind and the above components would you say its a good pc or better


I think it's decent PC. Have a look into standard ATX moherboard rather then mATX. dcx_badass is right with the core unlocking, but it's more of the rare thing ... I guess you need to evaluate the risk.
#17
XP sucks, On a decent spec'd pc Windows 7 would run much faster than XP.

Suppose you could always dual boot or use XP mode in Windows 7.
1 Like #18
Quickfind codes 190673, 173122, 233258, 240172, 182435, 174597, 204353, 205154, 244431. Less than £600 and gives you scope to upgrade to a phenom x6 processor in the future and add another HD6850. So will save you starting again in a few year time.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!