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Would it be cheaper to build the computer seperately?

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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hey i am new here. im i wanna save upp cash to get a good comp to play the latest mmorpgs.
i was looking at some PCs on this a website and the computer is nearly £1000, however i searcched up the prices of all the components that are in the PC like the processor the graphics card the disk space and the rest. i added it all up and it was waaaay cheaper then the PC for sale.

this is the PC: HP Pavilion HPE h9-1230ea Phoenix @ £949.99
so can i have a suggestion on what to do? i dont know how to build my own comp however i have seen some vids on it but im just rreally worried i will break something.

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Superevil
Superevil
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I've been fixing computer for about 12 years now and using them for 20 and have yet to build my own. Right now I'm in the process of acquiring all the parts I need to build my gaming rig. As much as I know and have done I'm still a little nervous about putting one together from scratch. If you feel you have the confidence I'd say go ahead and do it. If you need any help there's a lot of us here willing to give you a hand. What I would recommend however, is to post all the components you've picked out so we can determine if they're all compatible before you start putting it together.

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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thanks i will have a good think about it

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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These are the components i am buying separately:

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3770 (3.4 GHz to 3.9 GHz with Turbo Boost, 5 GT/s, 8 MB L3 cache memory) @ : £247

Motherboard: ASUS M5A88-V EVO AMD 880G + SB850 ATX Motherboard - AM3+ socket @ £110

Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit @ £100

RAM
DDR3
1333/1600 MHz
Supports up to 16 GB DDR3 memory (if i buy 8GB that would be £50

Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition with Avivo technology
2 GB dedicated memory (i may upgrade this because i want to run Guild Wars 2 on high/very high graphics) Approx £100 however i dont understand the difference between the Sapphire, Asus And VTX3D versions of amd HD 7770

Hard drive: 1 TB
7200 rpm
SATA 6G ( i may just buy a 500GB because 1TB is just too much (500GB £50)

Optical disk drive: DVD writer SATA @ £11

Memory card reader: 15-in-1 memory card reader ( i dont know what this is but it's around £10)

Case for the computer @ Around £80

So guys thats the important specs i want to buy

I have a question the pc that i am looking at has a built in wifi?? how do i build that into the PC i am gonna build
this is the PC HP Pavilion HPE h9-1230ea Phoenix (Because it is expensive i am buying its components separately and building it myself which proves to be cheaper)

Thanks guys for the help pls comment and give me some help

I also need a recommendation of what power supply to use

This totals to £748 Compared to the PC for sale which is nearly £1000

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Please can you post links to the parts. Makes it a lot easier for our hardware experts.

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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ok i have the links:

(i have changed the processor i want to get to a i5) http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....4-pdt.html

Grahpics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6814102993

Motherboard: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....2-pdt.html

thats all the items can you please give me suggestions on what powersupply i need. ty

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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A couple here to try,
http://extreme.outervision.com.....orlite.jsp
http://www.overclock.net/t/114.....al-release

I would go with overclock, but compare the 2.

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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Thanks for the reply however do you have any info if the components i listed are compatible with each other

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

I am not a hardware expert. You may have to wait until after the weekend before one comes along.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Samuel745,

The parts you picked out are non-compatible as an Intel CPU will not work with AMD brand motherboard.

First decision is whether you want to Build an AMD processor machine OR an Intel processor machine ??

If you give me your Max budget and your Country Vendors, we'll help you spec a Build that you can make. :) :)

Rick P.

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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oooh thanks for the reply. i have been doing some research and i want to go with a asus motherboard http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....7-pdt.html and a intel i5 processor. And with that mother board can i use a AMD Gpu? lets say a AMD HD 7770?

and is this compatible with the build? http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....9-pdt.html

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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omg i think i have a build :D

RAM 8b x2 http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....9-pdt.html

Sapphire radeon HD 7850 http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....0-pdt.html

Power supplier 660 watt http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....9-pdt.html

i5-3450 processor http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....4-pdt.html

system case http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....6-pdt.html ( is this big enough?)

CD Drive http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....7-pdt.html (is this compatible with the motherboard wires?)

SATA hard drive http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....8-pdt.html (will this fit inside the slot?)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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These will go together.

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-.....=8-1-fkmr0

Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, Bluetooth v4.0, Intel Z77 Express, SLI/CrossFireX Support, LudicLogix Virtu MVP)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-M.....#38;sr=1-3

OR this Board

Asus P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, Wifi, Intel Z77 Express, Network iControl, USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX Support)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P.....#38;sr=1-2

Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Disk Drive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wester.....#38;sr=1-5

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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and with those i can use a AMD gpu on the motherboard?

And is that the minimum motherboard? because that is very expensive :(

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LadyFitzgerald
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Those last two boards are ATX and the case he wanted is for microATX.

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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tbh i dont know what case is right can you give me suggestions with a price range of 30-70 great british pounds?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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ATX Computer Cases

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=.....puter+case

Inexpensive Cases

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/sea.....=428432031

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Samuel745
Samuel745
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thanks for the website. some System cases have 4 fans, where do i connect the fans to when i am building the pc

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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The Fans will connect to the motherboard or directly to connections on the power supply.

Amazon.CO.UK is not very good with descriptions so pick a case out and I'll research it for you.

Rick P.

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G41M
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Case fans can be connected to the power supply unit and/or to the motherboard though you might need some splitters or adapter in some case.

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