£500 Budget Gamer

I was hoping to build a budget PC

Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430W Power Supply
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/430w-psu-corsair-builder-series-cmpsu-430cxv2uk-80-eff-uncertified-quiet-fan-atx-v23

Asus TA-D31 Black Midi Tower Case
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-ta-d31-black-midi-tower-case-firewire-audio-i-o-2x-usb-20-atx-micro-atx-without-psu

Intel CPU Core i3 2120
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i3-2120-s1155-33ghz-5gt-s-hd2000-igp-850mhz-3mb-cache-core-r-33x-65w-retail

MSI H61M-P25 Motherboard Micro-ATX
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-h61m-p25-(b3)-intel-h61-s-1155-ddr3-sata-ii-3gb-s-pcie-20-(x16)-d-sub-(vga)-dvi-d-micro-atx

Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB DDR3 1333 Mhz
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-(2x2gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-10666-(1333)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-8-8-8-24-165v

Samsung DVD-ROM, SH-D163B/BEBE
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-sh-d163c-black-48x-cd-rom-16x-dvd-rom-sata-oem

Seagate 1TB SATA 3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st1000dm003-barracuda-720014-sata-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache-8ms-ncq-oem

EVGA 1280MB GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked NVIDIA Graphics Card
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-evga-gtx-570-hd-superclocked-40nm-3900mhz-gddr5-gpu-797mhz-shader-1594mhz-480-cores-plusfree-

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:

    aria:
    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

    dabs
    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:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,review-32368.html
    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
    http://www.dabs.com/products/arctic-cooling-silentium-t11-black-case-7H09.html?src=3

    Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB X2
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-10666-(1333)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-150v

    OCZ Technology 500W CoreXStream Series Power Supply
    http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-500w-corexstream-series-power-supply-8174.html?src=2

    MSI 1280MB GeForce GTX 570 Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC NVIDIA Graphics Card
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-msi-gtx-570-twin-frozr-iii-power-edition-oc-40nm-4000mhz-gddr5-gpu-770mhz-shader-1540mhz-plus

    more RAM up to 8GB better psu and case kept the gtx 570 went for a cheaper one
    493.94?
  4. Looks decent enough, seems to have decent cooling:
    http://www.kitguru.net/components/henry-butt/arctic-cooling-silentium-t11-case-and-hc01-tc-hdd-cooler-review/6/

    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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