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: ForumBudget mini-itx/htpc build with low power Sandy Bridge ForumExtreme Budget Sandy Bridge i5-2400 Build ForumYet another reasonably-priced Sandy Bridge build ! - $1000 budget ForumBudget Sandy Bridge Build ForumBudget Sandy Bridge Challenge! Need Experts! ForumNeed two sandy bridge systems 800euro/1050 USD budget ForumAMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz for new build ForumSandy Bridge build ForumBudget sandy bridge : too much compromise? ForumConsidering Upgrading Sandy Bridge Build ForumSandy Bridge vs Ivy Bridge for a new build ForumIvy Bridge build vs Sandy Bridge Prebuild ForumNew build : Ivy bridge vs Sandy Bridge -E ForumNew Build Sandy bridge $1,000 ForumHElp with CUstom Sandy bridge budget BUILD ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumNeed advice on First build budget ~700 ForumChanging it up ~500 i3 build ForumBudget mini-itx/htpc build with low power Sandy Bridge Forum[Solved] first gaming build 2000-3000 budget More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !