Build a PC Help on building new tower

terry5880

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Hi all im looking at building a tower for general use and gaming as cheap as possible and best place to buy parts mainly what u reccomend i get please help
 

Tedster

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your question is too general. There are MANY magazine articles that appear monthly on what you want to do. If you're building it for general purpose use, you can build a simple tower for dirt cheap and under $500
 

terry5880

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as above mate it says for gaming and general use just need to know what to go for thats good for top games but as cheap as possible
 

Buckshot420

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what is your $ range? I'd guess around $800 not icluding monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc.. Newegg and Amazon are a great place to find deals and price match (and comments).
 

slh28

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"Cheap as possible" is a bit too general, some people consider £300 to be cheap, others may think £700. So you have to provide at least some sort of a price range, and if that price range includes peripherals/monitor.

As you are in the UK some good places to start would be ebuyer, aria, overclockers.
 

terry5880

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sorry yes i thought i put price range my apologies around £500 doesnt have to be all top of the range top specs but something good if that makes sense thanks all
 

slh28

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Motherboard: £81
CPU: £96
CPU cooler: £16
RAM: £38
Graphics card: £138
Case: £30
PSU: £55

By my calculations that comes to £454. Notice there isn't a hard drive included in that build, prices are still very high at the moment die to the Thailand floods so if you have an existing one you can re-use that. Also I've just picked the components from one website so you might be able to get better deals if you shop around.

If your budget will stretch, you can get this 6950 graphics card for £199, it might even unlock to a 6970 and will run pretty much everything you throw at it.