What are the best hardware components to get when building a PC on a budget?

Callum April 11, 2011
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This isn’t really a question about a problem, but I just need a bit of advice. I’ve got a couple of days of this April and I wanted something to keep me busy so o decided to build a PC. Nothing too flash, just a budget of £200 – £300. I’ve done my homework and read up on some stuff and am pretty technically minded anyway, so I’m fairly confident on the assembly. I just wondered if anyone could help me with the actual selection of the components, motherboard, CPU etc. If anyone has any advice or has done this before, I would really appreciate the help. Thanks.

    April 13, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Hello, when building a new computer the most important thing to consider is what you will be using it for. If you are a gamer, you will definitely need a good video card, a half decent motherboard, a fast processor and as much memory as possible.

    If you will be using your computer for everyday stuff like browsing, email, etc. you can get away with getting a motherboard with a graphics card incorporated and spend more money on other hardware/peripherals. Your best bet is to build a system with an AMD processor because they are usually cheaper than Intel based processors.

  2. Anonymous
    April 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Well £300 is not of much

    •AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition pour 85€,
    •GIGABYTE - 790XT-USB3 - AMD 790X / SB750 105€
    •G.SKILL - Extreme Series RH 4Go ( 2*2 ) PC10600 1333MHz Dual Channel F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH 125

    1)MSI K9A2 CF-F (Crossfire
    2)AMD Athlon X2 64 6000+ 3.1Ghz Socket AM2
    3) Kingston 2GB DDR2
    4)XFX GeForce 9600GT 512MB DDR3 PCI Express.

  3. Dowd
    April 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Well Callum it all depends on what it will be used for, high end gaming for example, will need very different components then a simple work/office computer. So what are you going to be using it for should be the first question.