£500 gaming build, just need Mobo advice

Yea, so basically I get my Uni loan soon and have been looking at a decent build for a new PC, Iv'e managed to come up with most of the parts for good specs and at a decent price but I still need a mobo was wondering if theres any particular one you guys prefer pref with some futureproofing and upgrabalility. Heres what I got so far;

Casecom Black Mid Tower Case http://www.ebuyer.com/product/115479

AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1 GHz http://www.ebuyer.com/product/235421

PALIT GTX 460 SONIC 1024MB GDDR5 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/227182

Antec Basiq Power 500W PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114929

Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146252

Sony Optiarc AD-7260B 24x DVD±RW & DL SATA Optical Drive http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220988

Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166995

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791

Thanks guys
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  1. Much faster RAM for just 12 pounds extra - Corsair 4GB (2x2GB)

    You didn't give your Mobo budget, but this is one of the bests in the market today - Asus M4A87TD/USB3 - USB 3.0, SATA III since you want future-proofing & upgradability
  2. Ah thanks dude, yea that RAM's a good idea and i didn't really have a budget price in mind as its all come together les than expected any but that ASUS looks good, definalty better than some of the others i've been looking at

    Cheers
  3. Here's another option for an improvement in RAM performance, but not increasing the price so much: Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V £83.

    What sort of upgrading and you wanting to do?
  4. Silvune said:
    Here's another option for an improvement in RAM performance, but not increasing the price so much: Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V £83.

    What sort of upgrading and you wanting to do?



    Erm not sure really just wanted to keep my options open for any thing later I suppose.
  5. since your at university, you can make use of microsoft student offer for windows 7.

    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/studentoffer/
  6. Silvune said:
    Here's another option for an improvement in RAM performance, but not increasing the price so much: Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V £83.
    I thought mine was 1600 Mhz CL7. He already linked 1333 CL9. So I doubt if the slightly tighter timings on this one will make that much impact.

    @ Luke

    You might wanna change your PSU to a slightly more substantial one since you have some money left over. 500 may be okay for now, but with a little bit of wear & tear on the capacitors, the GTX 460 with a high TDP of 160/170 (I think) might be a bridge too far especially with added drives, RAM & maybe an increase in the vcore draw on account of higher than stock clock speeds.

    IMO, at least 550 will be the way to go to have a bit of headroom.

    Option 1. Corsair 550W VX Series PSU

    Option 2. Ocz Fatal1ty Series 550w Psu

    Option 3. Antec Basiq Power 550W PSU
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