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After a review on my first ever pc build under £500 plz! :D

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November 29, 2013 8:18:02 AM

Hi!
I'm after some advice on my first ever PC build. As I want to get into some gaming and laptops seem to expensive. Plus it's a present for christmas. And I'm wondering if I've headed in the right direction?
I'll be using it for gaming and abit of web surfing mainly.
Games I'm thinking of buying with this are FPS,action shooters. ( BF3,Splinter Cell series, Hitman, Crysis series etc.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2akxE) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2akxE/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2akxE/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox) | £83.99 @ Aria PC
**Motherboard** | [MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-970ag46) | £58.76 @ Scan.co.uk
**Memory** | [Avexir MPOWER Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/avexir-memory-avd3u1600...) | £53.90 @ Overclockers.co.uk
**Storage** | [Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-interna...) | £37.00 @ Amazon UK
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn...) | £113.00 @ Amazon UK
**Case** | [CiT Vantage ATX Mid Tower Case](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cit-case-cscitvan) | £32.98 @ Ebuyer
**Power Supply** | [XFX 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450s...) | £34.99 @ Maplin Electronics
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-s...) | £12.50 @ Ebuyer
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | £65.99 @ Aria PC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | £496.11
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 15:37 GMT+0000

Thanks in advance. :) 

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November 29, 2013 8:34:13 AM

I would seriously upgrade the psu to 550w,and if youre overclocking a 600-650w! The ram is fine as its cheap,but get ripjaws 8gb if you want a worthy ram.
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December 4, 2013 3:05:35 AM

Thanks for the input :) .
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