I'm building a gaming pc, but i need help

I'm building a gaming pc for Christmas but I don't know what components to go for. I have a budget of 500 to 550 pounds if any one can help that would be great...thanks
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  1. I think that fx-6300 is the best choice at that price range. The motherboard is oc friendly too. Now about the gpu if you can save some money you can save and buy a 770 or a 280x later...
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£101.09 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£71.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£133.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.01 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.24 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£12.36 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £551.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-17 12:05 GMT+0000)
  2. ksarex said:
    I think that fx-6300 is the best choice at that price range. The motherboard is oc friendly too. Now about the gpu if you can save some money you can save and buy a 770 or a 280x later...
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£101.09 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£71.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£133.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.01 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.24 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£12.36 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £551.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-17 12:05 GMT+0000)

    This, FX-6300 = best price:performance PSU.
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