Advice on £400-450 Gaming Rig

Approximate Purchase Date: After the New year

Budget Range: £400 - £450 after shipping, there is no such thing as rebates in the UK :(

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and nothing else

Are you buying a monitor: Maybe, 19-23" at 1080

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.ebuyer.co.uk, www.scan.co.uk, www.aria.co.uk, www.overclockers.co.uk

Location: Manchester or Loughborough

Parts Preferences: Which ever is cheaper, I am partial to AMD cause its more bang for buck.

Overclocking: Maybe in the future but not right away

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: reliability if anything

Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop wont cut it anymore

Here is what I have come up with so far:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE - £69.00 from WAE+
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - £53 from ebuyer
HDD: Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA lll 6GB/s - £47 from ebuyer
Case and PSU: Coolermaster Elite 330 Case With Coolermaster eXtreme Power 500W PSU - £58 from ebuyer
RAM: Crucial 8GB DDR3 1600 Mhz - £30 from ebuyer
Video Card: Sapphire 7850 2GB - £135 from WAE+
TOTAL: 392 give or take a bit, with delivery.
Already have an optical drive, mouse and keyboard.

My worries are with the PSU, whether or not if it can be relied upon, also I have a 27" 1080p LCD TV but I think it might be too big as my university room is rather small, how do TVs compare with monitors, it has a HDMI connection so it can connect to the 7850 with just a HDMI cable.

Any improvements to to performance or decreasing price, I was thinking of just overclocking the GPU and CPU in a few years if they start to lag behind but with that I will make sure to add sufficient cooling and such.

Many Thanks,
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  1. Hello,
    As you are in the UK you should get this cpu if it is solely for gaming
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-SandybridgeCore-Quad-Core-Processor-Warranty/dp/B004FA8NPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356732754&sr=8-1

    Much better gaming performance and I'm not even a fanboy, usually favour AMD anyway. In addition to this, any b75 mobo will be fine

    if you have the extra cash, get this graphics card http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009ANT09U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
  2. Replied to my own post
  3. Ouch def no go with the Xtremepower line of CM PSUs - if this is affordable for ya a full ebuyer config
    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-766_zpsbf2ff8e7.jpg
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