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This is my first PC build, I don't know alot about building PC's so I had to do a bit of research. It is nothing special but I kept it simple and made it as fast,silent and cheap as possible. It will only be used for light gaming and maybe a few other things. Feel free to ask any questions or give any feedback.

APU- Went with integrated graphics to keep the cost down and still get half decent performance.

Mobo- Good simple cheap motherboard, does everything I need.

RAM- Probably went a bit overkill with this but never mind, it's future proof.

Storage- Went for speed over capacity.

Case- Good quality case for the price, not much in the way of cable management.

PSU- Didn't need alot of power for this build, so chose a cheap 300W.

Optical drive- Would of chose the cheapest most popular drive, but splashed out £1 more for the name.

Fans- Bought a pair of Noctua fans to replace the Fractal ones, SO MUCH BETTER, you get what you pay for.

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Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad build! Just a few things I would recommend. Why are you using an SSD? 120GB is not nearly enough for this build, as you RAM choice indicates that you will have many large programs.. . A 300W PSU might be OK for now, however when you choose to upgrade any of these parts, you will be very limited. The RAM you chose is a little overkill, as you can get 4GB of Vengeance RAM for almost half the price, and then you can upgrade your GPU to something like a GTX 750 or a 960... Overall not the best build, but for a standard use, this PC is pretty good! Great job!

*Edit - Just realised that you didn't have a GPU at all! Sorry!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your feedback, I chose the SSD because I didn't think I would need much space as I won't use the PC alot (for now), if I need more space I will just buy a 1TB HDD. After I bought the PSU I realised it is restricting me from upgrading anything. The RAM i know I could of saved a bit of money on. I think instead of upgrading this PC I will just build a new one, but that won't be for a while!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You could save money by simply changing the power supply to something round 600W, and then put in a R9 280 or something like that...

Just out of interest, when you build your new PC, how much will you be spending? Maybe I can recommend a build for you?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably around £600-£700, but won't be for a while yet.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you choose DDR3-1600? Most 1866 kits are a couple bucks more but offer much better performance.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Not too sure, I didn't even notice that to be honest. I just saw that alot of people rated that particular DDR3-1600 and thought it must be good.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I see what you mean now, just seen DDR3 2133 for £57 :(

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG THAT PSU IS GONNA EXPLODE! ITS FROM A CRAPPY BRAND! OH NO :( REPLACE IT OR YOUR PC WILL DIE!!!