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    Novatech Prowler Midi Case V2 £29.99
    Novatech PowerStation Gaming 600W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply £52.98
    MSI P67A-G45 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) Motherboard - B3 Revision £104.98
    Intel Pentium G620 2.60Ghz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - Retail. £55.98
    Novatech GeForce GT 430 1024MB GDDR3 PCIe £54.98
    Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit £39.98
    Samsung S222AB 22x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM 16.99

    Total = £355.88 inc VAT

    Can anyone tell me if this is a sensible 1st self-build and if I have been advised (from Novatech) properly. I'm not gonna be interested in saving £10.00 to buy bits from scan/ebuyer etc, as my experience with Novatech has been excellent. However they are trying to sell to me, and I know others here will have very good reason to tell me I should look at other alternatives. I do have a spare 1TB HDD, but I might well add a SSD drive to this instead. For that reason I've not included either.

    Thanks in advance.

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    CAn't really advise until you tell us what you want it for. For gaming … CAn't really advise until you tell us what you want it for. For gaming that's a waste of time, for media and general use it's fine.I'd get a branded PSU aswell, you can get the OCZ StealthXstream 600w for like £55.

    Yeah sorry mate.

    It's actually for my son of 9. So most probably overkill. Can't imagine it's gonna be used for games, more than likely main use to surf net and he is quite into animation software etc. He is always coming home from school telling me about the ;atest software they have been allowed to use, so I should imagine that his interest will grow in these areas. Most importantly I don't want him using my PC for his homework which is now possible for him to get and do online.

    I just want it to be pretty much future proof with the ability to swap out processor in 18 month's time for about £100 to an equivalent top end processor of today's world.

    Edited by: "Lyrrad" 8th Jun 2011
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