Advice building £500 budget gaming computer

Hi
I'm trying to build a computer for around £500, but its my first time building one so I thought I should ask for some advice first. I would appreciate any help anyone could give me :)


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Most likely around 2-3 weeks from now.

BUDGET RANGE:
£450 - £550

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching films/TV, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
keyboard, mouse, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.amazon.co.uk or any cheaper alternatives

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE:
No

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: While I would like to be able to play games, I dont mind playing them on low settings, as long as the frame rate lets it be playable :D

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The list of parts i'm considering are:

Processor -- AMD Athlon II X3 440
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Processor-AMD-Athlon-440-Socket/dp/B003PJ6PW0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1281453945&sr=1-1

Graphics card -- Asus Radeon HD 5750 Formula PCI-E 2 1GB Graphics card
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Radeon-Formula-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/B002VJC3MQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1281458553&sr=1-3

Motherboard -- ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
http://www.amazon.co.uk/M4A785TD-V-EVO-Motherboard-Socket-5200MT/dp/B002IY9MQO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1281454081&sr=1-1

RAM -- CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 - 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMV4GX3M2A1333C9-DDR3-SDRAM-Memory/dp/B002TISFCG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1281454595&sr=1-6

HDD -- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001IKKCLS/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=157KCBHQT8Q7SZ7RE0KW&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294

Optic drive -- Sony AD-7241S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black LightScribe
http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-500W-StealthXStream-Power-Supply/dp/tech-data/B001564SRE/ref=de_a_smtd

PSU -- OCZ 500W StealthXStream Power Supply
http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-500W-StealthXStream-Power-Supply/dp/B001564SRE

Case
-- Asus TA-M11 Midi Tower Case
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-TA-M11-Midi-Tower-Case/dp/B001IYU1JC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1281453374&sr=8-1


I think in total they would come to about £550 on amazon, including shipping and windows 7

The part im most unsure about is the power supply. A friend told me that it should be good enough, but wasn't entirely certain. I think i saw it reccomended on another website, but aside from that i havnt been able to find much information on it.

Also with the graphics card, im not too sure its the best choice for the price, but I dont want to pay too much above £100.

Any advice would be much appreciated :)
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  1. How would u like to have better gaming performance at lower price? :P
    545 GBP off Ebuyer UK
  2. Great, thanks a lot :D
    I think i may use a less expensive graphics card, but I will definitely consider using that one, since the total cost is less.
  3. You are welcomed and cheers^^
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