#10189874, By terminalterror Building A Gaming PC - Parts Advice Needed

  • terminalterror 2 Mar 2014 19:48:27 18,932 posts
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    I thought instead of replacing a creaking laptop with another laptop that is likely to never leave this desk, I'd build a PC instead. After loads of research, I've come up with a parts list, but it seems prudent to get some other opinions on it before I spend any money.

    Please let me know if I'm about to do anything silly, or if there is anywhere I could be saving money or getting more bang for my buck.

    PC Part Picker link

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (80.99 @ Amazon UK)

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (35.94 @ CCL Computers)

    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (49.67 @ Amazon UK)

    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (61.56 @ Amazon UK)

    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (39.98 @ Aria PC)

    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card (133.79 @ Amazon UK)

    Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case (65.66 @ Amazon UK)

    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (36.73 @ Amazon UK)

    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (11.83 @ CCL Computers)

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (79.81 @ Amazon UK)

    Monitor: BenQ GL2450HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor (114.95 @ Aria PC)

    Total: 710.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 19:38 GMT+0000)


    My particular concern is the motherboard. It is cheaper than many of the other Micro ATX AM3+ motherboards, but it is by a reputable brand and I can't see what features it lacks that those have. I'm not bothered about overclocking.

    Edited by terminalterror at 20:04:48 02-03-2014
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