Building a new gaming PC... What do you think? Can you give me suggestions?

I wanna build a gaming PC, because the one I have now (almost 5 years old) is kind of outdated. I'm not looking for high-end gaming. Just a good rig that will do it's job for the next 3 - 5 years.

So...

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 (1150/3.2GHz/6Mb) - I believe it's a good CPU and I don't think I'll need anything more than that. Right now, I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 (2.66, 2.67 GHz), so it's a great upgrade I believe. I found a local store that sells it for ~135 British Pounds.

GPU: Sapphire R9 270 2GB BST OC D-X or SAPPHIRE DUAL-X R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 OC WITH BOOST - Both of these cards are superior to my Radeon HD 4870 512MB GPU, and I do believe they will do great for an upgrade, and they will most probably play newest games on high settings with good FPS. I don't have anything for FXAA and Anti-aliasing, so it won't bother me to have them off, which will increase the FPS for sure. The 270 one costs on the same local store 153 British Pounds while the 270X costs 161 B.P..

RAM: I think I should get one chip of 8GB, since it seems that some latest games require 6GB of RAM, instead of 4. The cheapest is the Transcend RAM DDR3 8GB Dimm 1333MHz (55 B.P.) one, while I think that I should get the Crucial Ram DDR3 8GB kit 1600MHz Ballistix Sport XT (59 B.P.) one. The latter seems to have a heatsink and better speed than the first one.

Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Q2Q7YJ

What do you think? And can you suggest me a motherboard and power supply? I'm not good at those. I don't need an OS since I already got one. Same goes for monitor. Only thing I need is fans and a case, but I'll see that later. Thanks in advance!
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  1. What is your budget?
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£127.19 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£74.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£55.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card (£179.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£56.99 @ Dabs)
    Total: £568.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 15:37 BST+0100)

    Great overall upgrade. Will get you High/Ultra/Max at 1080p easy :)
  3. Aspire77360 : ~£600 for now. But I can wait 2 - 3 months and I could raise that to ~£800.

    BleedingEdgeTek : WoW! That sounds awesome! And under my badget! Thank you! I'll check it out for sure! :)
  4. No problem :) If you're not going to be doing high-end gaming or large photo/video editing, I don't think you need to spend up to that 800 quid number. The i5 and 280 will do very good for awhile. If you can spend a little more than the 600, I would just add an SSD to my build above to make it even faster :)
  5. I was actually thinking of an SSD, too. I'll just need to get some extra money and I'll buy one, but I won't really need it yet. :)
  6. Animus The Primordial said:
    I was actually thinking of an SSD, too. I'll just need to get some extra money and I'll buy one, but I won't really need it yet. :)


    A similar build, but with a SSD and better parts
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/swqdrH
  7. Not sure where you get 'better parts' from. Corsair is arguably better than Kingston for RAM, the CX line from Corsair is much worse than the TS from XFX, and Kingston has poor quality control with their SSDs.
  8. BleedingEdgeTek said:
    Not sure where you get 'better parts' from. Corsair is arguably better than Kingston for RAM, the CX line from Corsair is much worse than the TS from XFX, and Kingston has poor quality control with their SSDs.


    My bad, your post didn't show up until after I posted my link
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