I decided to build my girlfriend a computer as she used to have an All-In-One that was great back in the day, but she was unable to play her favourites games any more. When round her house one day we tried to play Skyrim and it was just pixelated everywhere. It was horrible!
Initially she didn't want me spending much, so I said I would update an old desktop I had laying about. My budget was £150 which was for..
CPU from i5 650 to i7 860 PSU from unbranded to Corsair builder 430w GPU from GT 720 1GB DDR3 to 750 GTi 2GB DDR5
After thinking this through I found potential issues with the the case (airflow, heating), as well as the motherboard (due to it being old, worrying about compatibility/safety). So in the end I decided to just replace it all! And ended up with..
CPU: i7 4770 3.4Ghz Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Mobo: MSI Z97 PC MATE RAM: 4x2 GB 1333Mhz HDD: WD 1TB 7200RPM GPU: Gigabyte GTX 960 4GB PSU: Corsair 600w 80+ Case: Bitfenix Neos White and Purple OS: Windows 10
This is only my second build, but felt pretty confident after my one I had built last year. Only took 3 hours! Quite chuffed. :)