Budget Build - £500 - "Casual" Gamer

Below are the components I am looking at buying, minus the case;

- Intel CPU i3 2100 Sandy Bridge Dual Core Processor
- Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H Intel H55 Express 1156 Motherboard
- Corsair Memory XMS3 6GB DDR3 1600 Mhz CAS 9 Dual Channel Desktop
- 500GB HN-M500MBB Samsung Spinpoint M8 Hard Drive - HDD
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC 1GB NVIDIA Graphics Card
- Coolermaster GX RS650-ACAAE3-UK 650W Power Supply (PSU)

All comments & suggestions for improvement are welcome.
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  1. The Intel CPU i3 2100 Sandy Bridge is a socket 1155 - the motherboard you picked is socket 1156. Change the motherboard to a socket 1155.

    Change the PSU to Corsair brand. 650 watts or higher is fine.
  2. EDIT: Your post wasn't showing correctly for some reason.
  3. OK - Re-posting:

    The Intel CPU i3 2100 Sandy Bridge is a socket 1155 - the motherboard you picked is socket 1156. Change the motherboard to a socket 1155.

    Change the PSU to Corsair brand. 650 watts or higher is fine.
  4. Also get dual channel not tri channel RAM (4 or 8GB)
  5. That memory is Dual Channel though? Why does it have to be 4 or 8?
  6. Ubrales said:
    OK - Re-posting:

    The Intel CPU i3 2100 Sandy Bridge is a socket 1155 - the motherboard you picked is socket 1156. Change the motherboard to a socket 1155.

    Change the PSU to Corsair brand. 650 watts or higher is fine.


    The TX650 is out-of-stock what other brand would you suggest?
  7. I'd suggest XFX if Corsair isn't available, they are both made by Seasonic so either is good.
  8. Quote:
    The TX650 is out-of-stock what other brand would you suggest?

    Corsair HX-750 Modular PSU
  9. Ubrales said:
    Corsair HX-750 Modular PSU


    Thanks to both you and Yummmerz for those suggestions. Can you explain why that other poster referred to my memory as "Triple Channel" when it says it's Dual Channel?
  10. Because its x3 2gb...
  11. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2soC2 I made improvements, and the system is bang on budget, including a case, but no optical drive. you will be able to play games at medium, and depending on the game, maybe even high.
  12. You're listing a build for a guy that posted two years ago? :D
  13. Oops 0.0
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