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post #11 of 22
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Well let me just throw some ballpark guesses at you.
I'm going to go as cheap as possible.
Case; $40.
MOBO;$90
CPU;$120
HDD;$80
PSU;$80
GPU;$240 (Hey, you said you wanted to play 2012 games on medium.)
£411, and that's American prices. It's more expensive over there if I recall.

Add $100 for Windows as well.

And if that's a disk, he needs to add a DVD drive. tongue.gif
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Actualy it's cheaper over here...If I buy from america (Gotta love relatives)

So $511 is about £323...That's not as bad as I thought it would be...

As long as I can get a job soon this might actually be doable...


Would anyone here object to me spending what I have atm on a *fill-in* PC until I build my own?
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
Has anyone got any suggestions for makes of all the components I will require?

If so when I have a bit of spare time in-between applying for jobs and being moaned at by my parents I can compile a *wishlist* of sorts and see how much this will actually cost me smile.gif
post #14 of 22
I don't want to sound negative but if you're on job seekers allowance, which is basically the equivalent of unemployment in the US, maybe you should use that for your living expenses and, if possible, set aside a small amount each month toward your future PC. Don't spend unemployment benefits on a computer. That's not why they're giving it to you. Maybe even wait until you have a steady job. -IMHO

If you just want to start "window shopping" then you first need to figure out what you want the computer for. Is it for surfing the web, gaming, video editing, graphic design, etc? Then figure out your minimum performance requirements. If gaming: what games do you want to play, at what resolution and at what settings? Then start finding components that will deliver that performance. Then, check out newegg.com or whatever the reputable online dealer is there so you can check things out online.

Don't be lazy. You will have to do some homework on price vs. performance. Read lots and lots of reviews. Decide what CPU will meet your needs. Find a suitable motherboard. Pick some ram. Find a good GPU that fits your needs. Now you will know about how many watts you will need for your PSU. Don't go cheap on the PSU! Get the ram (it's almost always pretty cheap nowadays anyway) hard drive and case cheap. But I repeat, don't go cheap on the PSU! Now add up the cost of all these parts and start saving.
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post #15 of 22
Here's a good article to read to get started. It's ~2 months old but still pretty relevant.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5184/holiday-midrange-system-buyers-guide/3

Edit: Pretend the computer you're using right now is your "fill in" PC. Don't throw away money now on a sub-par PC that won't meet your needs. Save that for the PC you actually want.
Edited by oorenotsoo - 2/3/12 at 7:11pm
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post #16 of 22
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Luckily the only living expenses I will have, or will have when I have SOME kind of income, will be weekly rent to my parents.

As for the window shopping, I don't have the time to research what will suit my needs best as I am apply for as many jobs as I can, at the same time as helping my parents AND painting scale miniatures on commission (This is basically pocket money). This is why I have come onto OC.net, so I can get some advice on what I need to invest in.

I am looking to build a decent gaming computer that will play games in HD that require DX 11. These games do not need to play well, they just need to play. I also need to be able to run basic programmes such as Word as I am going back to college in September so I can progress onto a degree and teach English.

Hopefully this information shall help you to help me smile.gif
post #17 of 22
Upgrade/downgrade or change as you see fit. This is a fine starting point. wink.gif

http://imgur.com/4z7sV
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post #18 of 22
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Thank you so much, that looks perfect for what I need smile.gif

And it doesn't seem as expensive as I thought it would be smile.gif
post #19 of 22
When you get money saved up and you pick out the exact components you want, post a wishlist like that from newegg.com on here and I'm sure others will be happy to critique it for you. Good luck with you future build and the teaching degree. thumb.gif
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post #20 of 22
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I'm sure others will be happy to critique it for you.

You can't even imagine the level of critiquing I'd do.

I'd probably rip open a black hole inside my room that sucks in earth due to the extreme forces of critiquing caused by myself.
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