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Low Budget Gaming PC

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December 5, 2011 8:13:28 AM

Hello, just planned out a PC on a low budget (£400 ish) and here's what I've come up with.
Can anyone let me know what they think and whether it all works/they would change anything?

Graphics Card:
PCIe 2.0 (x16)
-> Nvidia GTX 560ti
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-gtx-560-40nm-400... (£143.47)

Motherboards:
-> Socket 1155, PCIe 2.0 (x16), DDR3, SATA III, ATX

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-ph67-ds3-b3-...(x16)-vga-on-board-at (£62.00)

Processors:
-> Socket 1155
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i3-2120-s1155... (£94.92, i3)

Memory:
-> DDR3 1333Mhz
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-(2x2gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-classic-pc3-10666-(1333)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-150v (£19.68, 4GB)

Hard Drives:
-> SATA II or III
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-seagate-st500dm002... (£69.83, 500GB)

but this needs a contribution from Ben’s pocket money

Case:
-> ATX
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/colors-it-2016b-black-mi... (£16.74)

Power Supply:
-> 700W Silent
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/700w-psu-storm-silent-lp... (£22.52)

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December 5, 2011 3:16:03 PM

Anyone got any thoughts?
Ignore the part about pocket money, was an error on my part as I copied the details from an email.
December 5, 2011 3:25:24 PM

All looks pretty good however that PSU is crap, you can't cheap out on the PSU. Try and get one from a good brand : Seagate, Antec, Corsair etc. How about this? http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... if your budget is really tight then try looking at the parts on aria. It's usually damn cheap.
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December 6, 2011 6:51:09 AM

Is that only when you plan on overclocking it makes a massive difference? I did go for what I'd like to call 'an expensive, cheap one' in the plan.. but then the branded ones like Corsair and that seem to double in price..
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