Thanks in advance for taking the time to read and comment - much appreciated.
I'm looking to build a new PC for gaming - mainly online first person shooters. I'll also be using it for general tasks but nothing too intensive. I'm not looking to overclock - it's not really my thing. I've put the parts together based on a combination of reviews, value for money, future-proofing (to a degree) and overall performance.
A few questions;
A) Is the processor ok bearing in mind i won't be overclocking? There were others more/less expensive but the reviews made the 3470 seem a good mid-range. Happy to spend a little more if the gain is worth it but equally, won't mind saving some money if a cheaper processor isn't a big step down in performance.
B) I'll be buying a second hand graphics card from a friend so haven't included it in the build. It's a Radeon HD 5850 1GB and i'm hoping it'll get me by for a few older games on medium until i can research and take the plunge on something a little tastier. Will this card hamper the system and is it therefore worth going straight in to a higher end card or will this see my by for some basic gaming.
C) Motherboard - i really have no idea what is good/bad/indifferent here as it's been 10 years or so since my last custom build. Will the gigabyte one selected be okay for what i've put together. Again, any suggestions welcome.
Open to suggestion/changes etc so thanks for any comments.