System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD movies
Parts Not Required: Monitor, speakers, OS, keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ebuyer.com, scan.co.uk
Country of Origin: UK
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
At the moment I have chosen parts that add up to £500, which is my absolute maximum budget. I am wondering if I can bring that price down to £450 or less without sacrificing too much performance at my resolution.
If I were to downgrade the i3 2100 to an athlon ii x4 640, I would need to buy a cooler for overclocking, which would essentially make the athlon the same price as the i3 with lower performance. As for the rest of the parts, I don't have much experience as this is my first build, so I have just been going by the best reviewed parts in a reasonable price range.
^ For gaming, the i3 is very much suited,...
You can save some money going with this case -
It is the same case which Rosewill sells as Challenger in the US
Casecom 6788 Black http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172779