This build will be used predominantly for gaming and I hope it will play most games at max settings (not including the more demanding games Crysis etc.) Please feel free to comment if you feel you can improve the build (maybe a cheaper motherboard?), all help will be much appreciated My budget is £650 - £700 and I really cannot exceed that.
Someone did some research This is a very modest build that I would feel comfortable getting myself, however, if you could invest a little more money, I feel a Radeon HD7850 would last you longer than the HD6850.
And is this the best HD7850 or is there a better brand for this particular model? Sapphire HD 7850 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card w/ Nexuiz, Sleeping Dogs & Dirt Showdown PC Games
Sapphire HD 7850 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card w/ Nexuiz, Sleeping Dogs & Dirt Showdown PC Games [11200-07-20G] http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
I've chosen to get a more powerful GPU and nicer screen, the trade off being a cheap case, cheap keyboard (You don't need a particularly fancy one really) and an older motherboard (but it's still got all the mod cons you'd want in a new board).
Or I could drop the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard/Logitech G400 Optical Gaming mouse and buy a cheap keyboard and mouse bundle. Then I would have some money left over to buy the i5 2310?
I wouldn't really recommend the i5-2310; it's still a very fast CPU, however, it will most likely be held back by its low clock speed. If you were going for the i5-2310, I would rather recommend a Phenom II X4 965.