So i decided a couple of months back that i needed something new to play with. My laptop was starting to fail, it was overheating so that no heat pad could keep it cool, the keyboard died and the hard drive was starting to go.
I had no clue about doing my own build only that it could be cheaper, as you can build up as you have the money and that you know exactly what is going in to the case. So i spent some time trawling the net looking for advice and tips then found this wonderful place, where i have spent the last couple of months sneaking around looking at all the magic i've seen produced on here, learning from all your words and pictures. If i've learnt nothing else, its that you all love pictures, so i thought i would throw up mine too as a mini thanks for all the help you guys throw out to one another....sorry they're not the best, im no photographer.
Anyway my build. I know its not the most future proof and will require some aditions in the next couple of years....(The SSD and GTX 1060 will be added next pay day and i will update for you all) but i went for what i thought was relitivly cheap to suit my needs, knowing that as much as i love to sit and play games, i don't have infinate time so i didn't need to throw together a world killer.
It went together quick and easy really, the only pain was sitting the case controls in their correct places on the board, the motherboard instructions weren't too great on that front but got their after a couple of go's. Im happy with how it turned out perhaps the case could have a been easier on cable management but for £35 i can't complain (im also sure and expert could of done better) and the only thing im really looking forward to now is getting my hands on the 1060.
So I spent some time, did a little saving, a bit of thinking and decided to limit my budget at £600 that leaves me around £60 to add my 240gb ssd.
Originally I had my heart set on the 1060 gpu but it would of thrown me over my budget and I'm quite stubborn with pennies. I did some searching, watched some videos and looked at what I really needed and I'm quite happy with the RX470. My biggest drain is WoW and on ultra preset 10 with mid range AA I'm hitting 53-57fps in open world and 5mans. I'm sure when I try I'll lose 20fps in raids but with what I've seen so far I'm happy to turn off the AA or drop down a preset. The only other games I really play are Civ and Football manager so I'm sure this little gem will fill my needs for now.