£400-450 Decent gaming pc

Need help for building a decent gaming pc.

Most needed in Most to least: Gaming, Surfing (the internet ofc), and editing.

I don't plan on overclocking but looking for an upgradable path later.

Mouse, Keyboard and Monitor are not needed for now

These are the parts i have my mind set on right now:

GPU - GeForce gt550 ti
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005G50ET6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

CPU - i3 2120
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FA8NXM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Case - CiT vantage midi mesh
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0071KZNUY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Ram - Corsair 8gb 1600mhz
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004QBUL1C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

OS - Windows 7
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Writer - Sony-AD 24x
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

So what i need help here is the PSU which i dont want it to be overkill including it's price; The hard Drive in which i need at minimum of 120gb; The motherboard in which i also dont want overkill just decent paired with gt550 ti for now.

On psu i have my eyes on OCZ 500w
http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ-CXS500W-UK-CoreXStream-Series-Supply/dp/B007SU2QRK/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352406318&sr=1-5

Hard Drive - Western Digital 500gb
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-Internal/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352406424&sr=1-2

Motherboard - Asus
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-M5A78L-M-USB3-Motherboard-Socket/dp/B0054U7HIO/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352406507&sr=1-1


Also if possible can you tell me if the parts are also compatible with each other tnx.
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  1. I would not recommend the 550Ti. Its old, slow, and takes alot of power. I would much rather recommend the Radeon HD7770.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7770-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B00761YFGQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352408867&sr=1-1

    This is a power supply I would recommend over the chosen OCZ:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-500CXV2UK-Builder-Series-CX500V2/dp/B005851O16/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352409110&sr=1-1
  2. Deemo13 said:
    I would not recommend the 550Ti. Its old, slow, and takes alot of power. I would much rather recommend the Radeon HD7770.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7770-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B00761YFGQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352408867&sr=1-1

    This is a power supply I would recommend over the chosen OCZ:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-500CXV2UK-Builder-Series-CX500V2/dp/B005851O16/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352409110&sr=1-1


    Thank you for the reply.Would the Motherboard be suitable with the tower, gpu and cpu?
  3. Just realized, you also picked an AMD motherboard for an Intel processor. You need an Intel motherboard with a B75 or H77 chipset to run that processor.
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