Need help deciding first PC build!

Hey, so I've been looking to build a gaming pc, nothing special just something that i can play new or new-ish games at a decent quality, at least preferably console quality so I'm not losing out in moving over. I've only got a tight budget of around £300 for the complete tower so I know this may be a struggle.
So far this is what I've managed to cobble together after reading through quite a few similar posts:

Intel i3-2120 = £90

H61 motherboard = £30 - £35

Radeon HD6750 = £55

2gb RAM = £10 - £15

HDD WD 160gb = £20

Sony DVD/rw = £15

CiT Vantage Case and PSU = £45

Total = around £275

I was just wondering whether this is the best I could be getting for my money or whether I could get something cheaper but just as good or slightly more expensive but better

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
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  1. Ouch the PSU is a no no and if 350 quid is doable for UK off Ebuyer:

    The above is fine for 1680 x 1050 gaming and for 1920 x 1080 turn down settings, etc depending on game
  2. swap the psu for a xfx 550w or the 450w. its a bit more for a more efficent PSU ad quality unit
  3. batuchka said:
    Ouch the PSU is a no no and if 350 quid is doable for UK off Ebuyer:
    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-266.jpg
    The above is fine for 1680 x 1050 gaming and for 1920 x 1080 turn down settings, etc depending on game


    I could possibly stretch to £350. Would the specs you provided be enough to play games like Battlefield 3 or Skyrim at 1680 x 1050? Also is that a low price for the specs as like I said I'm new to building PCs and don't know what specs are good and needed and what are not as I've only got info from reading threads
  4. At that resolution you'd be ok with a HD 6850/i3 2xxx based PC ^^
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