First home build -gaming micro atx

Hi Guys,

I was wondering if you could help me out, I plan on doing my 'first' own home built pretty excited about it. I haven't done one of these since I was 15 many many years ago and things have moved on loads, so many options to go for and im struggling to get my head around it all. Anyway my plan is to build a great gaming micro atx gaming pc for around £600 budget.

Approximate Purchase Date: next 2 weeks

Budget Range:£600-00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, surfing the internet, coding, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: N/A

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: but other uk sites may do.

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : N/A

Overclocking: No probably not never have cant see me doing this

SLI or Crossfire: stick to one GPU for now with possibly going down this route later

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

This is what I've come up with so far, please give me any suggestions/recommendations, will this all hang together and will I be able to upgrade later on. Is the motherboard future proof for at least 3 years?

GPU: 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card

PSU: CiT 650W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails - Black Edition

CPU:Intel i3-2120 Sandybridge Core i3 Quad-Core Processor ? 3.30GHz, 3MB Cache, Socket 1155, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed

HD: OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G Agility 3 60GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD

CASE:Aplus Blockbuster Storm Black Micro ATX Case With Window - 120Mm Fan.

RAM:G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit

MB: ASUS 1155 P8H67-M PRO R3 S/L M-ATX

Monitor: Samsung S22A300H 21.5 inch Widescreen LED Monitor (MEGA DCR, 1920 x 1080 Full HD, 2ms, HDMI/VGA) - Gloss Black

Many Thanks Amigos looking forward to your thoughts! :)
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  1. chnaged processor to: Intel Core i5 2320 3.0 GHz Processor with Socket 1155, L3 6Mb, Sandy Bridge, 32nm
  2. Anyone give me a little insight here? will this build work and is it powerful enough to play latest games such diablo 3?


  3. I guess no ones got any input? Have I posted incorrectly? Is my built cr@p?
  4. Hey, i just stumbled over this. Your build looks great! Actually, its exactly like mine mostly! Just different SSD and Ram! I would do it, it has been working for me for 2 months now :)
  5. Oh, and you will be able to play Cod, Diably 3, Wow and many more. But if i were you i would get an AMD 7870, its alot more powerful and would be worth the extra money because you wouldnt need to upgrade for a while. The 500 series of Nvidia is already out of date with the new 600 series that is out
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