Can you guys check over my new build?

I think I'm coming to the end of planning my new mid to low budget gaming build. Can you guys just check over it to make sure I'm not making any silly mistakes or if I'm choosing parts that have a cheaper equivalent? Thanks!

AMD FX6300 Black Edition http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361703903&sr=1-1

AsRock 970 Extreme3 http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-970-EXTREME3-Extreme3-Motherboard/dp/B005POPRG8

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx650tikeplerseries/650ti-1gd5oc.html

Corsair Builder Series CX500 http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/cp-9020047-uk.html

Zalman X11 Plus http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cases/z11p.html

Segate Barracuda 500GB http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/sata500gbto750gb/st500dm002.html

2x4GB Kingston Ram (from local tech exchange store)

Windows 8


Here's the form I need to fill in:


Approximate Purchase Date: September


Budget Range: £450-£550, including shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3d modelling and rendering


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: Building new system from scratch


Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'll go wherever it's cheapest, however I paticularly like Amazon.co.uk


Location: West Midlands, UK


Parts Preferences: Must have an NVIDIA GPU as the 3d software I use requires CUDA


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050


Additional Comments: Must have NVIDIA GPU, have also heard of free Planetside 2 cash with some models of GTX 650 Ti? Unsure on this but that would be awesome :P


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current prebuilt laptop just isn't up to scratch for gaming


Thanks very much :)
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  1. Yeah, your build seems great for your use.
  2. looks decent so far
  3. Thanks guys :) I will of course keep up to date and will check again in September, I just wanted to get the foundations of my PC sorted early on :)
  4. The only thing is that the motherboard supports pci-e 2.0 and your new video card is pci-e 3.0. Yes, it will work in the motherboard but since your buying new, I'd look for a motherboard that supported pci-e3.0, just to be a little future proof.
  5. Current gen AMD doesn't feature PCIE3 because it doesn't do anything yet.
  6. Ah thanks hagjohn :)
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