My first build, help with specs.

Hi I'm fairly new to the computing world and I need some advice in terms of what pc to build, I will be using it for gaming at I just want to be able to game smoothly with fairly high quality graphics I don't have a huge budget only about £500, in terms of OS I assume I will need one on a new build unless you can get windows for free or something like that and so I wondered if someone could give me the perfect specs for my needs.
Thanks :na:
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£82.20 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Novatech)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.36 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£138.98 @ CCL Computers)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£44.53 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £530.01
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 16:42 GMT+0000)

    i3 is a beast of a gaming cpu and won't hold back even a 7950. if you go to university or something then you might be able to get windows through them.
  2. Here you go.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£89.40 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.98 @ Novatech)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£130.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £504.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 16:46 GMT+0000)
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