Budget Sandy Bridge Build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: July 13, 2011 5:57 PM in Systems Share pandapaws July 13, 2011 4:36:35 PM Hey guys, I'm considering to build my own computer for the first time and just needed some advice. Approximate Purchase Date: July Budget Range:£500-£550 System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, work Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, ebuyer, scan Country of Origin: UK Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 720p The parts: Intel Core i3 2100 £90 Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3 H61 Motherboard £63 G Skill 4gb RAM (2 x 2gb) 1333 mHz £35 Coolermaster CM 690 II Lite Case £55 Antec BP550 PLUS GB PSU £50 Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache £40 LG 24x SATA BLACK DVDRW £15 EVGA GTX 460 1gb SE £110 Windows 7 OS OEM £70 Total £528 Just wondering what you guys think and any suggestions are welcome. Thanks. More about : budget sandy bridge build pandapaws July 13, 2011 5:44:40 PM I also wanted to check whether everything I have listed above is compatible. Thanks. ps3hacker12 July 13, 2011 5:57:25 PM i think a phenom 955 build would be better suited for your budget, but this board would be a better choice, (its USB3 and SATAIII): http://www.ebuyer.com/product/259263 if you dont need USB3 and SATAIII then this board would be good: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/259267 this PSU would be a good choice too: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... or this: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... or even this at £48: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... the SE editions of the GTX460 are a quite a bit worse than actual GTX460s, this would be better at £113: http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/MSI+... the 6850 would be a nice choice too but its at £117: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/244473 gtx460 (NON SE VERSION!) vs the ati 6850: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/313?vs=291 everything else is great. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCritique my low budget Sandy Bridge Build Forum HElp with CUstom Sandy bridge budget BUILD Forum Budget mini-itx/htpc build with low power Sandy Bridge Forum Extreme Budget Sandy Bridge i5-2400 Build Forum Yet another reasonably-priced Sandy Bridge build! - $1000 budget Forum Budget Sandy Bridge Build Forum SolvedUpgrade To Sandy Bridge CPU And Motherboard At 200$ Budget. Forum SolvedBudget Sandy bridge upgrade? Forum SolvedBudget sandy bridge: too much compromise? Forum SolvedUpgrade Help with Sandy-Bridge (2012 Build) Forum SolvedNAS Build, parts recommendation, sandy bridge Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz for new build Forum SolvedConsidering Upgrading Sandy Bridge Build Forum SolvedNew build: Ivy bridge vs Sandy Bridge-E Forum Solved$1000 The perfect best sandy bridge build please help Forum SolvedNew Sandy Bridge Build ... ditch the "old" DDR3 Ram I have? Forum SolvedWestmere, Nehalem or Sandy Bridge-E build choice help Forum Solved1st Home Build, Sandy Bridge, Feedback Wanted Forum SolvedRequesting advice on Sandy bridge build Forum SolvedProposed new build Sandy Bridge looking for comments Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !