System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing Diablo 3, Photo Editing (Lightroom/Photoshop), General Use
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HD (Samsung SpinPoint 1TB SATA HD)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ebuyer/scan/overclockers
Parts Preferences: none
Overclocking: Probably Not
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (Samsung SyncMaster245B) DVI
Additional Comments: Hi all. I am primarily buying this to play Diablo 3 (I know, a little extravagant!) but I do see this ultimately replacing my ageing Mac Mini for general use and photo editing etc (I'm an amateur photographer) as well as email and browsing. With this in mind I'm trying to do this as cheaply as possible. After reading this forum for most of the morning I've put together the following and would appreciate some comments and suggestions. Will this do what I want?
Sourced from eBuyer: Processor: Intel Core i3 2120 3.3GHz Socket 1155 3MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor MOBO: Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V H61 Socket 1155 7.1 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V unbuffered GPU: Sapphire HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card Case & Power: Coolermaster Elite 330 Case With Coolermaster eXtreme Power 500W PSU
Total : £309.91
I think most would recommend you stick with a more popular name brand for the power supply. Coolermaster is not the most regarded company for PSUs. But if it comes with the case, and its cheap, you'll probably be fine. Just don't expect to ever work it very hard if you decide to get crazy and add a bunch of fans or hard drives and such.