First Time building a gaming pc

Hi i have never built a pc before and its going to be my first time.
i have decided that i am going to buy the components off ""

I basically want to create a computer which is for gaming however not hardcore.. for example playing games like battlfield 3 which is soon to be released in max detail.

Can you please advice me with what components to get as i am a 'noob' and have no knowledge about computer parts, however i am capable of putting the components together :D .


Approximate Purchase Date: Couple of months

Budget Range: £600-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD Movies, surfing web

Parts Not Required: speakers, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: united kingdom (london)

Parts Preferences: no knowledge on brands

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no clue what either means

Monitor Resolution: Full HD

Additional Comments: i would prefer a quite pc and also a pc that does not take a lot of electricity.
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  1. CPU: i5 2400 £151.52
    MB:Asus P8H67 Pro £85.85
    Memory:Kingston 2x2GB 1.5V CAS9 1333Mhz £35.31
    GPU: HIS HD 6950 IceQ Turbo 2GB £204.72
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB £42.00
    DVD: Lite-On 24x DVD+/-RW £14.49
    Case: Antec 300 £49.88
    Case fans: Antec 120mm TrueQuiet £7.77 x 2
    PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 £68.90

    Monitor: LG E2260V-PN Full HD WLED LCD 21.5" £124.75

    Total: £792.94 ( £809.49 shipped or £792.94 with 5 working day shipping)

    Basically it will let you game at 1920x1080 with everything turned on pretty much.
  2. thanks mate i was also wondering if i could use this case with all the components you suggested above
  3. You can yes, so you can drop the antec 300 and the 2 extra fans and use that case instead.
  4. would i be able to play crysis 2 in max detail?
  5. To be honest, no idea. I'm sure someone who has a 6950 and likes crysis 2 can tell us. It most certainly is playable.
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