38 months ago
Also once I have built the computer how do I update Bios if necessary link to build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3BrPJV
If there are any upgrades or problems please suggest as I am a first time builder and don't really know what im doing
Well, a little tip - As of right now all the AMD CPUs are old and have poor performance for the price. The only time you should really get them is if you are on a really, really low budget, that CPU is on a big discount or you wait for AMD Zen which will come out around the end of the year or the start of the next year. But right now Intel Skylake CPUs outperform most AMD CPUs.
You should also get a better power supply.
The other problem is that you have an optical drive, but your case doesn't have and bay to put it. To fix the problem you can:
Ditch the OD
Change your case
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So what cpu should I get for around £160.
I5 6500. i5 6400 is a little bit cheaper but has less bang for buck.
I just assumed the higher ghz the better what does that actually affect then. Also if I don't have an OD how do I install the operating system and games
Eh. There is a little more to that. The Intel chips have stronger single core performance which is what games need.
AMDs single core performance ******* blows atm, 8 core @ 4ghz vs 4 core @ 3.2ghz = ...
You can use a usb stick to install windows, if you have access to another pc with dvd drive to make the usb on, for games the majority of pc gamers tend to use steam/gog and other download services now.