First time budget PC Build - Gaming / Light VFX Editing

Hey, newcomer here :) I'm building a PC for the very first time for around £400-£500, any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.


Approximate Purchase Date: Within two weeks

Budget Range: £400-£500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, VFX (After Effects/3DS Max), Web video.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: / / any good reccomended sites.

Country of Origin: England

Overclocking: Maybe (never attempted, but open to try)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (never tried, again, open to try)

Monitor Resolution: Unsure, any advice?

Additional comments: At least 4GB Memory, Windows 7 64 bit, may need wifi card.

Here is what I've come up with so far:

Again, thank you for any help given. :)
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  1. Anyone?
  2. Well converting to USD. That's actually a lot of money. You could try the $550 build in my sig. Just change the i3 2100 to the i5 2400 and get 8GB of ram. That'll totally to about $650 USD or 400 GBP. Dunno it should be similar to that pricing.
  3. With some research, the pricing is not really much the same:S

    Any build suggestions on a quality UK site (like the

    Also does anyone know how the build in the first post holds up?
  4. 500W OCZ ModXStream Pro Modular Silent £47.94

    Here's some reviews for the PSU:

    Your motherboard says AM3+ so you will be ready to upgrade to Bulldozer. HDD and PSU looks good to me too. Consider the PSU I suggested since it's modular, it will give you better cable management.

    4GB Mushkin Silverline £25.99 [Lifetime Warranty]

    Don't see any other alternative. The 5770 seems to be completely phased out on your site. Newegg has better deals too. So far I guess you will be fine with this much haha.
  5. Thanks ;) I will consider the PSU that you suggested.
    What about!+Pure+Power+BQT+L7+ATX2.3+Power+Supply+?productId=43594 ?

    I've revised my build to support more ram, and a better gpu, but reduced my HDD, tell me what you think, better than the last?:,,

    Do I need a CPU cooler?
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