Is this a decent PC for £450

I am look for a new PC to play some games and was wondering if the one in the link would be a good choice. Look at the details below for more info.
Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime this month.

Budget Range: £400-£450 No rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing TW:Shogun 2 and TW predecessors (Hopefully).

Parts Not Required: No peripherals e.g.keyboard, mouse, monitor etc. or OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: All from one shop preferably.

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Not bothered that much but I think AMD/ATI is cheaper for what you get.

Overclocking: Maybe very light on the CPU

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: No bigger 1280x1024

Additional Comments: It needs to be relatively quiet and keep cool. Also have options on upgrades in the future.

http://www.dabs.com/basket.aspx?ul=1&page=/basket.aspx

If there is anything missed out or something that would really boost performance please point it out. Thank you.
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  1. I'm not sure how to do links properly; try this if it doesnt work ( Wont let me edit message)

    http://www.dabs.com/basket.aspx?ul=1&page=/basket.aspx
  2. JoshWS said:
    I'm not sure how to do links properly; try this if it doesnt work ( Wont let me edit message)

    http://www.dabs.com/basket.aspx?ul=1&page=/basket.aspx

    Both links say the basket is empty. Take a screen shot of it, save it as a JPEG and upload it to imageshack.
  3. Negative - i would rate any of these chipsets

    740G
    690G
    GF 7XXX
    NForce 4xx/5xx/6xx

    far inferior than any entry level AM2+ out in 2008 due to

    a. HT Limitation when paired with any AM2+/AM3 chip
    b. Still stuck on PCIe gen 1.0/1.1, true AM2+ had migrated to PCIe gen 2.0 as of 2008

    Gigabyte NForce 630a
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3497#ov
    Quote:
    * If you install AMD AM3 CPU on this motherboard, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0 (5200MT/s) to HT1.0 (2000 MT/s) spec; however, the frequency of AM3 CPU will not be impacted. Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.


    MSI 740GTM-P23
    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=171&prod_no=1917
    Quote:

    Hyper Transport Bus

    • HyperTransport 1.0 supporting speed up to 1000MT/s

    Slots

    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot with x16 operation (PCI Express Bus SPEC V1.0 compliant)



    so cut a long story short: hit an entry level 760G/785G/770/880G

    2nd Corsair Builder series is not 80+ certified


    either way consider

    443 quid off EBuyer UK
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