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Motherboard suggestions for first build (£500 max budget)

Alyna
  • 71 months ago

Hi everyone,

This is my first PC build . I'm intending to use it for games (DotA2, Skyrim, FF MMO) and movies.

It's been a mammoth effort trying to get my head around all the technical jargon but I'm getting there (very) slowly. I would like people's opinions on:

  • The build I've made so far
  • Suggestions for mobo's as I'm struggling to figure out what makes a good mobo still
  • Power cables -- Why are some more expensive than others?

Thanks in advance :)

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, not sure if you've looked that the micro ATX option, for a budget build it's probably the best way to go, you spend more on important components for gaming such as the video card and processor. Here you go :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor £117.45 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard £38.11 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £58.18 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.00 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card £164.70 @ More Computers
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £31.19 @ Aria PC
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £44.09 @ More Computers
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £489.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-23 14:35 BST+0100

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