Budget Build - £500 - "Casual" Gamer Tags: New Build Systems Last response: December 29, 2013 5:28 PM in Systems Share Anonymous September 21, 2011 8:27:37 PM 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. More about : budget build 500 casual gamer Ubrales September 21, 2011 8:32:16 PM 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. Anonymous September 21, 2011 8:34:56 PM EDIT: Your post wasn't showing correctly for some reason. Related resources Casual Gamer GPU under 80$ (Not sure what i really need) (Budget Build) - Forum Budget Small form factor build - casual gamer - Forum ~500 budget gamer build - Forum $400-500 budget non-gamer build for friend - Forum $500-600 College Rig (Casual Gamer) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ubrales September 21, 2011 8:37:24 PM 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. metal orient September 21, 2011 8:42:36 PM Also get dual channel not tri channel RAM (4 or 8GB) Anonymous September 21, 2011 8:51:03 PM That memory is Dual Channel though? Why does it have to be 4 or 8? Anonymous September 21, 2011 8:59:01 PM 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? yummerzzz September 21, 2011 9:15:23 PM I'd suggest XFX if Corsair isn't available, they are both made by Seasonic so either is good. Ubrales September 21, 2011 9:19:49 PM Quote:The TX650 is out-of-stock what other brand would you suggest? Corsair HX-750 Modular PSU Anonymous September 21, 2011 9:40:10 PM 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? samuelspark September 21, 2011 10:10:49 PM Because its x3 2gb... TheAnonymousGamer December 29, 2013 4:57:48 PM 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. Antares88 December 29, 2013 5:13:08 PM You're listing a build for a guy that posted two years ago? TheAnonymousGamer December 29, 2013 5:28:49 PM Oops 0.0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Gaming machine for Casual Gamer. $1500 budget. Forum Solved$500Cdn budget gamer - AMD Forum SolvedI need a cheap WoW casual gamer build Forum $500 Budget Build (Pc Gamers) Forum Casual Gamer PC on a budget! Forum Casual Gamer Budget PC Forum SolvedBuilding first computer (casual gamer), need advice! Forum Solved$500 budget Casual Gaming PC Forum First Time Builder, Budget Casual Gamer Needs Help! Forum Help a casual gamer finalize her build? Forum Extra Time? Help a Casual Gamer with his Build? Forum Upgrading 8500GT, $100 budget, casual gamer Forum SolvedFirst build, $1000 budget, casual gaming and home office Forum SolvedBudget Concious Gamer build advice requested. Forum Graphic Designer/Casual Gamer Build Advice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !