Need help on choosing parts for a £500 budget build

im helping a friend build a gaming pc and his limit is at £500 so i could do with some help choosing the best hardware for the price (bang for the buck)


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  1. Hi,
    Does he need speakers, monitor, windows etc factored into that budget? Does he already have any reusable parts like a case, hdd or psu. I.e what is his current specs?
  2. ASrock extreme3 Z77 - £80ish
    i3 of some sort - £95
    8GB corsair vengeance / Gskill ripjaws RAM
    550W PSU - £45
    Cheap HDD £50
    Windows 8 release preview - FREE
    Case - £25 <-- It's a great case, worth £40 I'd say
    ODD - £14
    GPU - HD6850 or something around £120
  3. thanks for the help :)
  4. Without any more info about usage i can make a provisional suggestion if you could fill in the form in this thread on asking for help that would be great:


    GIGABYTE GA-H61MA-D3V GEN3 Intel H61 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
    Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
    Fractal Design Core 3000 Black Midi Tower Chassis
    500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3.5" SATA III Internal Hard Drive [ST500DM002]
    LG GH22NS70 22x DVD±RW with DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black


    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 822MHz 1GB PCI-Express HDMI
    Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.5v 240pin
    XFX 550 Watt Core Edition Full Wired 80+ Bronze PSU

    Total cost: £486.20
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