This is my first PC build, I don't plan to spend more than £500 and so far have got my eyes on these components. If someone in the know could check that a system made up of these parts will work, or better yet, know of parts that would be a better choice that would be great.
The purpose of the system is gaming. All I want to do is play newer games (Starcraft 2, Civ 5), though not necessarily on highest graphics. I just want it to run smoothly.
The only compatibility concern is that the PSU (which is not very good - I wouldn't buy it) only has one PCIe connector; the GPU needs two. You could use peripheral to PCIe adapters, but you would only have one peripheral connector left after that for anything else. So I would suggest trying to get a better PSU into the budget.