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

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  • Started 2 years ago by 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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W @ £149.99

Video Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD6850 Graphics Card PCI-e 1024 MB GDDR5 Memory @ £139

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 @ £33.14

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 @ £39.47

Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO650W 650W @ £78.83

DVD Rom Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner @ £15.99

CPU Cooler: Stock fan @ £0.00

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 @ £56.48

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.


Posted 2 years ago
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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.

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