Building a PC from scratch can be a rewarding and educating exercise, but for the uninitiated it can be a daunting minefield. Will this processor be compatible with this motherboard? Which power supply do I need? What the hell is "RAM"?
YoYoTech is streamlining the whole experience with a range of new component bundles that, while letting the buyer still get the satisfaction of putting all the parts together (and gaining a better understanding of how their machine works in the process), comes with the reassuring guarantee that everything you need to turn the parts into a working computer comes in the box. Well, almost everything -- you'll still need to stump up the cash for a hard drive of your choice, and a dedicated graphics card if you're planning on doing any proper gaming (but these are the components least likely to fall neatly into a "one-size-fits-all-users" bundle, anyway). And you'll need an OS too, though that'll matter little to would-be SteamOS Steambox builders or Linux fans.
Three seperate bundles are on offer from the computer retailer:
-- The £152.99 Starter Kit i3 offers an Intel i3 4130 dual-core 3.5GHz processor, Asus H81M-Plus Motherboard and 4GB of memory (pictured).
-- The £286.99 Starter Kit A10 includes an AMD A1-7850K Quad-Core 4.0GHz processor, an F2A88XM-DS2 Motherboard and 8GB of memory.
-- The £359.99 Starter Kit i5 (aimed at gamers) includes an Intel i5 4670K Quad-core 3.4GHz processor, 8GB of memory and an Asus Z87-K motherboard.
All also come with power supplies and cases, while YoYoTech say they'll offer comprehensive phone support to anyone having difficulties with the construction. While it may be cheaper to source the components individually, as a self-contained project pack it's a sound option. [YoYoTech]