System Usage from Most to Least Important: Regular gaming (Not hardcore but not casual/little gaming), watching HD videos, surfing net
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, optical drive,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Mainly shopping around on websites for cheapest price, pcworld.co.uk novatech.co.uk eBay. Not sure/heard of if there are cheaper or better websites in the UK, any suggestions?
Country of Origin: England, UK
Parts Preferences: nVidia graphics and Intel CPUs. Not entirely sure what case to get, been thinking of Antec Nine Hundred
Overclocking: No experience in overclocking whatsoever. Stuck on choosing CPU between i5-2400 or 2500K as 2500K reviews suggest its very good value.
Like I said above I have no experience in OC'ing and so I am stuck on choosing either the i5-2400 or 2500K. I don't think I am confident in trying to overclock as I fear I would break the CPU. Would paying the extra £30 be worth it for the i5-2500K if im going to be running it at stock speeds?
Also could I get advice on what graphics card to get for this build? I prefer getting nVidia cards I don't know why GTX 460 perhaps?
If youre not overclocking, the i5-2500k isn't worth it. I would get an i3-2100 at that budget tbh, especially if not overclocking. In gaming it's great for the price. I would say too that 700W is going to be far too much power but a £450 build. I'd try this:
4GB Mushkin Silverline 1333Mhz
Seagate Barracuda 500GB
XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 (Better than a GTX 460 1GB)
OCZ ModXStream 500W
Samsung DVD Burner
That comes to just under £450 on www.aria.co.uk and i think it would suit you well.