I had been telling myself I was going to build a gaming computer for about 2 years and decided after much persuation from my friends to finally bite the bullet.
I was trying to do it on a bit of a budget so decided to try and get a couple of second hand parts from CEX (UK second hand shop), used vouchers, cashback and discounted gift cards to help me acheive the price.
The total value including the monitors, and peripherals was £915.25. However the total cost however was £714.66.
I managed to save £200 by cashing in cashback bonuses, buying discounted vouchers and cashing in items I didn't want anymore for instore credit to the second hand shop.
I had quite alot of help both chosing the componentes to add, weighing them up in budget vs output and actually physically building the computer.
I managed to get the full build done in just over 2 nights however diaster struck when I tried to write to one of my HDDs. I got a replacement and while I had the computer opened up again I also installed another Hard Drive that was inside a caddy that I previously used with my laptop. The new drive and the older installed drive are fitted and being used very well.
I had bought a second hand monitor from Gumtree (ads website) whch I was using, however after looking at my finances I decided to upgrade and get a new one which is fantastic.
The computer is now sat snug underneath my computer desk which fits perfectly and doesn’t make the desk untidy. The LEDs, when on, light up the room quite well and give it an awesome ambience when playing on games.
I'll be updating this as in time with pictures and more information.