Budget AMD Gaming Build - Need Advice

Heya folks,

Im trying to price up a new budget AMD gaming system and would be really grateful for some advice and recommendations as I tend to get carried away when pricing things up myself and blow past my budget before I realise it.

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid Feb

Budget Range: £600-900 (the lower the better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(MMOs and singleplayer)/Surfing/streaming programs and movies.

Parts Not Required: Speakers, OS, (would need a new mouse and keyboard)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ebuyer, Aria, Scan, Amazon uk

Country of Origin: UK - England

Parts Preferences: While It is a budget system I am dead set on having it all in a NZXT Phantom Black Enthusiast Full Tower Case

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Either and maybe

Monitor Resolution: im not really sure which is best im currently using a monitor with 1280x1024

Additional Comments:
Looking at 4GB DDR 3 maybe 8 if can be got cheap enough
Also maybe a non stock cpu cooler that dosent block Dimm sockets would be nice.
Also is onboard sound better then say creative card sound?
I have a slight bias GPU wise to Nvidia cards but have used AMD/ATI ones in the past. Also I know having a monitor in the build is gonna cut what could be used for other parts but still need one.

Thanks All

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  1. Amendments

    NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Case - Black

    Also adding Overclockers UK to list of prefered websites.
  2. Hi evergence and welcome to Tom's forum.

    What is important for you? Performance or lifespan, because with that budget you can build an Intel Sandy rig.
  3. I'd prefer performance really, lifespans great but I like not having to worry about game requirements.
  4. Ok, I'd go with Sandy build. Give me some minutes to build something for you.
  5. CPU: i5-2500k £174.05
    Mobo: ASUS P8P67 Pro £142.40
    RAM: G.Skill 4GB 1600 £69.98
    GPU: EVGA GTX460 SC 1GB £142.15
    PSU: XFX 650W £65.15
    HD: Spinpoint F3 1TB £40.78
    Case: NZXT Phantom £109.99
    Monitor: Samsung Lavendar P2250 22" £152.55

    Total: £897.05 including VAT.
  6. Thats pretty looking good...overclockers just finished a sale for 4gbs of corsair xms 3 for£35 damn I shoulda got some xD

    some of the costs have changed which is weird since its only been a night but its only £15 or so I havent factored in delivery from all those websites either since not all of them have the whole list.
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