Budget Gaming PC - Please help me mighty builder-type-peoples.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP.
BUDGET RANGE: ...Not a lot. Say £250
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Already have: Keyboard/O.S/Mouse/PSU-Antec450/DVD.RW/Fans/IDEcables etc.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Ebuyer.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK.
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe - Ok yes. You swayed me.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: It can make as much noise as you want, look utterly crap...I just want something that can play L4D2 or whatever. I'm mainly unsure on the card at this point. Have an old Radeon 9600 pro XT I may use for the hell of it. Someone educate me on what I should do...Anyway.


Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

MSI GF615M-P33 GeForce 6150SE Socket AM3 VGA 8 channel Audio mATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/177224

AMD Athlon X2 240 2.8GHz Socket AM3 2MB Cache
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168971

Kingston DDR3 2GB 1333MHz i5 Memory Module CL9 1.5V
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147903

Casecom LG-3320 Piano Black Mid Tower Case - No PSU - Front USB2.0/Audio
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128413

Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124735


Any and all ideas and help will be received with utter joy. Thanks for anything you throw out there.
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  1. Some changes
    Mobo
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/165438

    HDD
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146252

    Graphics card -
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173208

    Total with the components that you have chosen -
    ~£248

    And the above setup will play games decent @ your monitor's resolution...
  2. Yeah I totally agree with those changes. I don't know how I missed that HD either it's a much better bargain. Any suggestions on RAM? Or will that cut the mustard?
  3. ^ For that CPU, its fine...brand wise for £1 more, I would get the Crucial but its just my brand preference...
  4. Meh why not. I've found that my crucial sticks in my old PC are still running well.

    -

    Could I OC this processor easy enough without fear of killing it?
  5. You can hit 3-3.1GHz at stock voltages and stock HSF without any issues(Am running one at that speed with the stock HSF on a ASRock board)
    But I wouldn't push for anything beyond that...
  6. Thanks for that man, I've just ordered those parts in. Thanks for the advice, you really saved me from wasting some cash there :D
  7. ^ Glad I could help...
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