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    Wondering if anyone can give me advice on building a pc and what I would need.Not top of range just something that could be upgradable in future? Thank you.

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    Hey there,
    You could start by giving us a budget and what are your needs. Gaming? Office? Media?
    We cannot guess any of them.

    maxyone1

    Hey there,You could start by giving us a budget and what are your needs. … Hey there,You could start by giving us a budget and what are your needs. Gaming? Office? Media? We cannot guess any of them.



    ​well we could do 20 questions

    You doing for fun? I just buy a bare bones system then fit a hard drive myself and load Linux mint, mate OS. Take a look at novatech.co.uk/bar…wcB

    Need to know what your going to use it for? Gaming? If so that opens up a whole new level of options and things you need to consider

    Set a budget.
    Decide Windows or Linux, if Windows, Win7 or Win10
    Intel or AMD
    Decide if integrated graphics are good enough (for gaming the answer is NO)
    Pick a decent case - function over flash. If gaming, get one of the giant cases from Novatech.
    Pick a decent branded psu for the case (hint, a case with a psu supplied is rarely a "good" case, and the pus is never "good"); if you are not into heavy gaming then 500Watts is more than enough.

    Go browse Amazon for motherboard,CPU, and RAM bundles, ATX boards are best if you want to upgrade in the future, and 4-8GB is enough for most people.

    Buy a DVDRW drive - no one really uses DVDRW any more, but a decent branded drive is usually cheaper than a plain DVD drive, as well as built to a higher standard.

    For mice/keyboards and screen, I suggest you try out a few at the local shops, as a bad set is no fun to use, the Empire Cheetah is a decent, cheap keyboard, and if you have big hands, Sharkoon gaming mice are an ideal size and weight (but pricey).

    Dont forget to consider where you are going to put it.

    use this site uk.pcpartpicker.com to get an idea on what is required and prices. It lets you swap and change parts to fit your budget. It also lets you know if something you have selected is not compatable with another part.
    Edited by: "bearcat" 23rd Oct 2016

    It also lets you know if something you have selected is not comparable … It also lets you know if something you have selected is not comparable with another part.



    Just to add, this part isn't perfect. It's usually fine but I have known it to flag up false positives.

    Original Poster

    talset

    ​well we could do 20 questions



    Hiya sorry yeah that could help lol.Looking at about £450 too £500 thank you

    Original Poster

    Thank you for all the comments it's much appreciated.I Will have a look and take onboard all the comments thanks again everyone.

    Original Poster

    Sorry I am new to this it is also for gaming for my 10 year old son.thanks again

    Freshtech computers are fairly good for pre built. Pcpartpicker for ideas for diy look at budget builds. Scan and awd-it have good bundle deals. Awd-it have bundles assembled and tested just add case, power supply,hard drive,operating system., graphics card.
    For that price it will be tight as prices have gone up and he will struggle with new games. Amd is the cheapest way and someone on here may point you in right direction with that

    Edited by: "lugsy3" 23rd Oct 2016

    Original Poster

    Thank you for your reply.I thought it would be tight budget.I will have a look to see what I can get.The games he wants to play are just really mine craft roadblocks etc as he has a PS4 to play the big games but don't just want to buy a desktop for the games as it will out of date and I won't be able to upgrade if he decides to play the bigger games.Thanks

    reddit.com/r/b…apc has lots of information, people ask and answer all sorts of questions regarding building PCs - What parts are better, budget, upgrades etc. You'll want a SSD hard drive for sure!
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