How do you build a computer?

Recently my computer decided to break on me from old age and I am looking to build a computer because I heard it is the best way to get into PC gaming, instead of buying a PC like if it was a console.

Now please note, I have never built a computer in my entire life, so will these things work with each other and if there are things which are missing what are they?

I really want to keep things cheap first so that I can keep on upgrading the computer for a long time.

Any hints or tips will be nice, thank you. 🙂

Intel Core i5 4430 Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.00GHz, 6MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I54430, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Graphics-BX80646I54430-Generation-Technology/dp/B00CV3E3X4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1375625420&sr=8-3&keywords=intel+i5+1150

Asus Z87-PRO USB 3.0 Motherboard (4x DDR3, ATX, 2x PCI Express 3.0/2.0, Intel, Wi-Fi )

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z87-PRO-Motherboard-Express-Intel-Wi-Fi/dp/B00CXK57KS/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375625523&sr=1-2&keywords=asus+motherboard+haswell

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Black

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-Vengeance-Performance-Desktop/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375625590&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+vengence+8gb

Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU (1GB GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, HDMI, 2 x DVI-D, VGA, DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.2, DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power, GPU Tweak)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GeForce-DirectCU-Express-DirectX/dp/B0098VKIQI/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375625700&sr=1-7&keywords=nvidia+650+gtx

Corsair CO-9050006-WW Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 120mm Low Noise High Pressure Fan Dual Pack

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CO-9050006-WW-Series-Edition-Pressure/dp/B007RESFR2/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375625920&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+fans

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0068OI7T8/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers

Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive – Green

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-internal-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375626230&sr=1-2&keywords=western+digital+1tb

Corsair Builder Series CXM 600W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Modular-Certified/dp/B00ALYOTTI/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375626354&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+builder+cx600m

LiteOn IHOS104 4x SATA Internal BD-ROM Drive Bare Including CyberLink Software

http://www.amazon.co.uk/IHOS104-Internal-Including-CyberLink-Software/dp/B0079GI0OQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375626674&sr=1-1&keywords=liteon+blu-ray

Zalman Z11 Plus Midi Tower Case (ATX, M-ATX, Supports Bottom PSU Installation and Aperture for Cable Management, Anti-Vibration Rubber Stand)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Z11-Plus-Installation-Anti-Vibration/dp/B007C008L2/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1375627501&sr=1-1&keywords=zalman+z11+plus

Windows 7 Home premium

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3 Responses to “How do you build a computer?”

  1. Even Furries need love says:

    It all looks great, you look like a pro.

    I would caution you to make sure you get a retail version of your i5 CPU (like you have) vs getting a cheaper OEM version because the OEM may not come with a CPU cooler.
    Also, do NOT forget to use thermal paste when attaching the CPU cooler to the CPU/Motherboard.

    but really, it all looks good to me.

    I’m not 100% sure that WD’s Green editions get the best reviews out of their lineup but that would be my only concern really. Love you case.

  2. Southpaw says:

    You seem to have already done a bit of research and are on the right lines, so good so far.
    Might be worth you having a read of the link below as it describes the three stages of building a desktop that is very similar to the one that you are thinking of building and has a parts list included.
    It will show you the proper sequence of the assembly of the hardware and the loading of the software.
    It is priced in dollars, but the components are universal;
    http://buildyourowncomputerworkshop.com/index.html
    UK Partpicker is a useful reference site for sorting out compatible components if you don`t care for the ones in the above link;
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/
    Before you start ordering components learn about ESP, electrostatic precautions, so that when you come to handle them you will not damage them unwittingly;
    http://philipstorr.id.au/pcbook/book5/esd.htm
    Also when handling boards do not touch the components or connectors, grip them at the edge only, as the salts etc on your fingers can eventually eat into what are very fragile components if touched.
    Best of luck with your project, Bob.

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