£300, Graphical Design PC Advice...

A friend recently asked me to help with a graphical design build with a small budget:

Approximate Purchase Date: August 2013

Budget Range: £300

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Graphical Design, Gaming and general usage

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: UK Based

Country: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences:Intel CPU - i5

Overclocking:Not really, unless needed

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Monitor Resolution: Any

Additional Comments: Tight Budget but can go over slightly if needed
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  1. You won't be getting anything like an i5 for this budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£69.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£38.54 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£21.02 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£30.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card (£83.95 @ CCL Computers)
    Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.01 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.18 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£13.26 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £321.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 20:37 GMT+0000)

    This will game at low/med settings and be ok for an entry level graphic design machine.
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