Budget Gaming Build - Stuck On Some Things

Well after almost four years with my current computer and I've decided I need a new one to handle the 1920x1080 resolution my monitor uses in games. Well after several hours of looking into different parts I have got most of the parts but I am stuck on several parts due to the fact this I my first go at making a pc from scratch :D


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week hopefully

BUDGET RANGE: £450/$682

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Hard Drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Scan www.scan.co.uk, Amazon UK www.amazon.co.uk

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have already found several parts I want to get, they are:

Case - Antec Three Hundred Midi Case, http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0017Q8IAA/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE - £ 43.99

CPU - Intel I3-530, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel-Core-i3-530-Dual-Core-Clarkdale-32nm-293GHz-4MB-Cache-73W-Integrated-GPU-733MHz-Retail - £91.80

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H, Intel H55, 1156, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA-H55M-UD2H-Intel-H55-1156-PCI-E-20-%28x16%29-DDR3-1600-1800-2133-SATA-3Gb-s-VGA-uATX - £69.97

Graphics Card - Radeon HD 5770, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD5770-PCI-E-20%28x16%29-4800MHz-GDDR5-GPU-850MHz-Cores-800-2x-DL-DVI-I-HDMI - £129.92

So as you can see I still need a PSU and some RAM (DDR3 4GB 1600MHZ) that will fit in with my budget. Any help with this would be great as I have no idea which kind of PSU to get all I know is that I need at least 500W.

And I am half a sleep writing this so sorry for any errors :)
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  1. If you want to waste money go for intel! otherwise looks good ;)
  2. I disagree, intel offers some really nice fast low end cpus, that consume little amounts of power, and are supremely overclockable.

    RAM - 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) - £83.00
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-%282x2GB%29-Corsair-DDR3-PC3-10666-%281333%29-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-9-9-9-24-150V
    1600mhz is unecessary with your buget, need to save the money a bit, so go get these, still really nice

    PSU - 530W Be Quiet PurePower - £44.65
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/530W-Be-Quiet-PurePower-L7-CrossFire-SLi-Ready-80plusATX-23-Dual-Rail-12v-2x6plus2Pin5xSata4xMolex
    (i know its out of stock, its also avaliable from ebuyer)
    good strong units, very well rated/reviewed.

    Total Build price is £461
  3. I have that cpu/mobo combo with this ram and i'm very impressed/fast
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180490
  4. davcon said:
    I have that cpu/mobo combo with this ram and i'm very impressed/fast
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180490


    i agree, 1600mhz ram is gonna be faster, it all depends on if the budget will stretch to that
  5. Thanks for the replies but I was wondering does the RAM voltage has to be equal to the motherboards so in my build it says it's 1.5V
  6. wolf0x said:
    Thanks for the replies but I was wondering does the RAM voltage has to be equal to the motherboards so in my build it says it's 1.5V


    Nope, the motherboard can provide a variety of voltages to the memory (helps if you want to do some ridiculous ram overclocks), so its not a problem
  7. Thanks that good to now
  8. wolf0x said:
    Thanks that good to now


    No worries, enjoy the build!
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