£500 Budget Gamer

I was hoping to build a budget PC

Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430W Power Supply

Asus TA-D31 Black Midi Tower Case

Intel CPU Core i3 2120

MSI H61M-P25 Motherboard Micro-ATX

Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB DDR3 1333 Mhz

Samsung DVD-ROM, SH-D163B/BEBE

Seagate 1TB SATA 3

EVGA 1280MB GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked NVIDIA Graphics Card

I live 20 mins from scan in the north west but i know of dabs and there is also Amazon but i was wondering
Is 4gb of RAM ok
PSU will it hold up i know you guys love top end PSU
MSI never been a fan of there produts but its been 4 years since i fried my MOBO
And also is the GTX 570 overkill and save 40 quid and get a 560 TI and get better components
dont really wont to bust the 500 limit if i can help it this build comes to 491 Cheers in advance
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  1. You will want a bigger psu for that gtx 570 card. 430 watts just isnt enough. Get one that is 650 watts. 4 gigs of ram is OK but ram is pretty cheap now, you can get 8 GB for not that much more.

    If you want to keep the cost down, get a weaker graphics card and a better psu and more ram.
  2. My suggestion would be to buy from aria.co.uk and dabs.com:

    ARIANET Hydra Black Midi Tower Chassis #47032 £ 22.49 £ 22.49
    GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S2PV GEN3 Intel H61 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard

    Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.5v 240pin
    Quicklinx:7Y8SWS00 | Mfr#: BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU
    Due in 1-2 days £34.99 £34.99

    Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive
    Quicklinx:7XD5WS00 | Mfr#: ST1000DM003
    In stock £64.99 £64.99

    Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD-RW SATA OEM (Black)
    Quicklinx:7WXQWS00 | Mfr#: SH-222BB/BEBE
    In stock £11.98 £11.98

    XFX 450 Watt Core Edition Single Rail PSU w/ Full Wired Cables
    Quicklinx:7NSVWS00 | Mfr#: P1-450S-U2B9
    Due in 3-4 days £39.99 £39.99

    Intel Core i5-2300 2.80GHz LGA1155 6MB
    Quicklinx:79Q5WS00 | Mfr#: BX80623I52300
    In stock £137.98 £137.98

    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 822MHz 1GB PCI-Express HDMI
    Quicklinx:7SDHWS00 | Mfr#: ZT-50306-10M
    In stock £146.98 £146.98

    Total cost of both sites including P&P and VAT: £513.01

    However you could save by going for the i3 2120 which would save about £50 which you could then upgrade the 560ti to an hd 7850.

    To answer the specific questions:

    Yes 4GB is till fine for gaming having 8GB though is the best price point atm though and always useful.

    MSI seem pretty good these days.

    I would say it was a bit overkill have a look at this from toms:
    the i3 is certainly a competent cpu but you can tell the difference between the quad core i5's and the i3's. If you can i woudl urge you to save up a that £14 so you can get the 2300 into the budget.
  3. Ok changed the case psu more ram and gpu

    Arctic Cooling Silentium T11 Black Case

    Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB X2

    OCZ Technology 500W CoreXStream Series Power Supply

    MSI 1280MB GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC NVIDIA Graphics Card

    more RAM up to 8GB better psu and case kept the gtx 570 went for a cheaper one
  4. Looks decent enough, seems to have decent cooling:

    Unless you've changed motherboard you can only install 2 sticks of ram.

    PSU has a lot less amperage on the 12V rails and i'd be surprised if it could power a GTX 570 and i3, we're cutting it close with the XFX one as well.

    The TF3 is cheaper?! Has a nice big cooler so should be very cool in the case you've selected.

    If you'll buy from dabs I would (ram is cheaper and faster for example), again i'd say save a little for the quad core cpu you won't regret it but the build you put together will work well , but is less balanced.
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