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Looking to build a gaming computer for around £500 how is this build? thanks

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November 10, 2012 10:45:44 AM

Is this build ok and are there any things you would change to give me more bang for buck? i come from england and so do not have access to newegg but prefer dabs or the like.

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November 10, 2012 10:52:02 AM

Asus P8H61-MX R2.0 S1155 Intel H61 DDR3 mATX

Sapphire Technology AMD Radeon 7770 HD 1100MHz 1GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI Vapor-X OC GHZ Edition

Zalman Z9 Plus Tower Case with Fan Controller

Best Value Alpine 700W PSU 120mm Red Fan

Intel Core i5-2400 3.10GHz LGA1155 6MB

OCZ Technology 60GB Agility 3 SSD Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP
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November 10, 2012 11:05:56 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
November 10, 2012 12:43:07 PM

Everything looks good, you might want to get a higher end 500-ish watt power supply, as that power supply will hardly use 500W.

If you wanted pure gaming, go with an i3 2120, and a better graphics card, like a 7870. The money saved from going back to the i3 will allow you that upgrade. The i3 won't bottleneck the graphics card, and games are more reliant on graphics cards than the actual processor, so I'd recommend you put more of your money towards a nicer graphics card.