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Is this a good gaming PC build, and is it all compatible?

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  • Started 1 year ago by TheRandomGuy7
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TheRandomGuy7
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Hi, I need some advice on if this is a good performing and good value gaming PC build. Feel free to throw in suggestions for any new parts if any of these aren't great in some way. All will be appreciated. Here is my build at the moment:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 @ £98.92
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....ROKL5A1OLE

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W @ £149.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....ROKL5A1OLE

Video Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD6850 Graphics Card PCI-e 1024 MB GDDR5 Memory @ £139
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....PE1EAZ1XDH

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 @ £33.14
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....YGP86NG3IP

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 @ £39.47
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....ROKL5A1OLE

Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO650W 650W @ £78.83
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....YGP86NG3IP

DVD Rom Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner @ £15.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....ROKL5A1OLE

CPU Cooler: Stock fan @ £0.00

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 @ £56.48
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....GSAV8PJ0BI

Subtotal: £611.82

Also, how hard is it to build a PC like this? I'm only 14 and have a little knowledge on PC's and their components. I think I could manage with a good Newegg tutorial, but what do you think? Also any tips for building? I am a bit worried that I might 'short circuit' the system if I'm not careful.

Thanks.

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whs
whs
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Here is a 5 part step by step tutorial that the Geek made when he built a PC a few years ago. Due to the timeframe, the components in Part1 are a bit older. But the building steps, etc. in the following steps still apply. You access parts 2 to 5 on the bottom of the first section.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-hardware/

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