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Help me build a mid-end gaming system?

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December 27, 2013 12:32:07 AM

I already have a Palit GTX 580 GPU (3 gb) and an original copy of Windows 7.

Gaming habits vary from MMO to FPS to indie, rarely fussed about eye watering graphics as a #1 priority but more keen on performance, speed and noise/heat levels. I plan to do a bit of streaming.

I'd like to spend no more than about £450-500 in total on mobo/case/ram/psu/cpu/hdd/cooling and any other bits I need to put it together, and would like to go for at least a 650w PSU to be safe as I'm paranoid about power issues after some bad experiences with my current setup!

I don't particularly intend to overclock nor add additional GPUs. I can't find much literature about this GPU so am struggling to find what components are most compatible. I'm very out of the loop!

Thanks :) 

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December 27, 2013 2:17:34 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£53.54 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.91 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.55 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card (£109.90 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£26.98 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£62.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £496.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 10:15 GMT+0000)

This should do the job just fine, it's fairly low powered, but it should run most games at med-low at decent FPS.
December 27, 2013 2:57:22 AM

Thanks for the list, though I do already have a 3gb video card so can take that out and assign money elsewhere and also need to ensure the rest of the components are compatible.