Buying new gaming pc - advice

I was just looking for some advise for buying a new gaming pc (do's and don'ts)

I will be mainly playing games on the pc and a bit of word and excel for work.

I'm looking to spend no more than £1000.

So far I've found this which looks like a good deal.

I was thinking about upgrading the RAM and maybe putting a SSD drive in.

Are dino pc a good company to buy from?

Is AMD cheaper for a reason, or should i go intel and nvidea graphics card?

Any recommendations would be great

Also is it worth adding a SSD drive to install the games on.

I will be playing battlefield 3, arma 3 and probably a bit of minecraft.

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  1. here's the same setup, with the SSD, a water cooling system, and Win 7, for only 700 pounds:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£147.54 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£75.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: GeIL Evo Two 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£38.39 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.72 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£62.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£111.03 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£40.98 @ Novatech)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £701.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-16 15:36 GMT+0000)
  2. I know it won't be the cheaper to but a pc pre built but do you have any more answers to my other questions?
  3. nothing wrong with that build
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