Noob in search of advice...

21 Mar 2011
Hi all, after months of nagging, my other half has given me the go ahead to buy a new computer... or in this case build my first :).. this will be my first build and have a budget of £600.. (I was able to sell this to her as good price for a PC :D - based on the price of my old Dell 8400 P4; ATI XT800 3GB ram 3.2Ghz HT) which cost £1000+ way back then !)

After reading through a lot of forums and trying to increase my knowledge of Parts and components etc. I must admit, the various choices are confusing the hell out of me:confused: so i thought if in doubt - ASK!

i currently use my PC as a media centre playing BluRay, Streaming media around the house and also for Video Editing and Work.. I dont use the PC for Gaming.. (I leave that to the xbox)..

So, I basically trying to build a high performance (quiet as possible) PC with the ability of HD playback multi tasking..and power to video edit etc..

So Far i have put together the following components..

  • Intel Core i5 650 3.20GHz (Clarkdale) (Socket LGA1156) £145.99
  • Asus P7P55D-E Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard £109.98
  • Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus Case - Black £59.99
  • Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5570 1024MB GDDR3 £57.98
  • Samsung SH-B123L/BSBP 12x BluRay ROM DVDRW £47.99
  • OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz £39.98
  • Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache -) £38.98
  • OCUK Swift 750W Silent Power Supply £35.99
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card £35.99
  • Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler £19.99
  • OcUK Value 300Mbps Wireless-N PCI Adapter £12.98
  • TP-Link Gigabit PCI Network Adapter (TG-3269) £5.99

which Totals £611.83..

would anyone be able to advise on any alterations you would make to the above..
- even if you would choose completely different components... additions/revisions.. etc..

thanking you all in advance,..
looking forward to my first build! :)