Mid Range Gaming Build

Hi Guys/Girls

Before i begin im basically looking for a decent setup for current games & upcoming games(Mainly for FPS such as BF3/COD on high settings).

Approximate Purchase Date: (In next fortnight)

Budget Range: Approx £500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Videos

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Case, PSU(Coolermaster ATX12V 650W)

Country: United Kingdom

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition, S AM3

Motherboard - Asus Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX AM3 Motherboard

SSD - 60GB SSD Corsair Force Series 3 Series SATA III - 6Gb/s Solid State Drive

Graphics Card - MSI HD6850 Cyclone Power Edition OC Graphics Card - 1GB

RAM - Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 6GB DDR3 1600MHz CAS 9 XMP Triple Channel Desktop

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: My current case is a full tower and has a number of fans(3) contained within it.Assuming i shouldnt need to add to this but advise me otherwise if needed please.I welcome any criticism/advice especially in terms of compatibility.

Many thanks in advance
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  1. Agree with sosofm, you absolutely need an HDD. I would even go as far as to say if you have to make a choice, get the HDD over the SSD. You will value the space over the speed in the long run.

    And like he says, if you can afford the i5-2500k, go with that and a compatible motherboard, as the 2500k will last you MUCH longer than anything AMD currently has available.
  2. AMD cpu's of today are poor choices for gaming compared to Intel.
    Read this article:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-10.html
  3. Thanks for the helps guys.Appreciate it.
  4. http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cases/cpc-t45ub-u01.html £27.98 inc va
    Xigmatek Asgard Case - No PSU

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/ocz-zs550w-uk.html £49.98 inc va
    OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS® Bronze Power Supply

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboards/intel1155h67,q67chipsetmotherboards/90-mxggg0-a0uayz.html £67.99 inc vat FREE DELIVERY
    Asrock H67M Intel H67 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processors/intelcorei3,i5andi71155socket/bx80623i52400.html £144.00 inc vat FREE DELIVERY
    Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - Retail

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-10666/1333mhz/cmv8gx3m2a1333c9.html £34.99 inc vat
    Corsair Value Select 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/sata500gbto1tb/st500dm002.html £57.98 inc vat FREE DELIVERY
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm - OEM

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldrives/satadvdwriters/sh-s222bbbebe.html £13.98 inc vat
    Samsung S222BB 22x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx560fermiseries/n560gtx-m2d1gd5.html £124.99 inc vat FREE DELIVERY
    MSI GeForce GTX 560 1024MB GDDR5
  5. i5 2500K if not the i5 2400

    then go get some nice mobo, and everything else the people put there, it should be enough
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