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First Build, Cheap Gaming PC

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January 11, 2013 6:04:51 PM

Hello, I have decided to build my own PC, though I do not have much experience in this area. I am going for a pretty cheap desktop PC for general use, but it must be able to run games at least 2 years old.

Anyway, I've tried to select my parts, but it isn't easy with a low budget.
Here is my attempt:

CASE: Novatech Prowler Midi Case V3 - £29.98
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3330 3.00GHz - £134.34
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P8H61-MX R2.0 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio mATX - £35.91
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Red Vengeance Memory - £34.52
GRAPHICS CARD: Radeon HD 7850 - £139.00
MEMORY (HDD): 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 - £38.99
DVD DRIVE: LiteOn iHAS124 SATA DVD Write Optical Drive - £13.52
POWER SUPPLY: 430W Corsair Builder Series 430CXM 80PLUS - £38.99
KEYBOARD: Cherry INITIAL Black Wired Multimedia Keyboard - £12.99
MOUSE: Cooler Master CM Storm Xornet - £14.34

I already have a monitor and operating system (Win7 64bit on disk)

Total: £492.58
Budget: £500 - £530

Ok, so I tried to ensure that these were all compatible, but I don't really trust myself (especially with the motherboard). Please recommend OK builds at around this price. Thanks!

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January 11, 2013 6:09:09 PM

Everything looks good. If you can find a i5 3470 get that. I personally have the PSU and its great! That mothermoard is a h61 just to let you know.. don't plan on having usb 3 or crossfire lol.
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