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First build budget roughly £600

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#1
I'm planning on building my first PC in just over a month's time and I'd like some advice on parts to get, the total can't be more than £600. So can you please post here what you think would be good parts to use for it?
Thanks.
 
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MOBO --- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=818514 --- ASUS P5Q Pro
CPU --- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=736334 --- Intel E8400
GFX --- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=831073 --- GTX260 or http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=832699 --- HD4870
RAM --- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=402849 --- Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800/4-4-4-12
PSU --- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=684734 --- Corsair TX650W
CASE --- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=644041 --- Coolermaster CM690
HDD --- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=567854 --- Western Digital 250GB
DVD --- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=751778 --- Sony something

No Monitor though, if you want a monitor with that price limit, we'll change something.

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is this going to be a gaming pc? or just for web surfing or something?
do you want to overclock? or want off-the-shelf speed?
 

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I'd like it to be able to run Team Fortress 2 at a good graphics quality while keeping a decent frame rate, Ideally a monitor would fit into that as well but I might be able to get one from my dad so don't worry about that, thanks. I'd prefer not to overclock if possible as I don't want to break it and if I overclocked it I probably would lol.
 
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Well, that PC is like for serious gaming, I believe you can play Team Fortress 2, maxed out on settings on a cheaper PC as well. With that PC that I put together, you can play everything maxed out on 1680 x 1050 resolution, no problems.
 
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http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145668 Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L £64.95
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139971 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 £109.27
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127584 Coolermaster Elite 330 £27.59
HD4850 ~£110
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/115418 Seagate 320GB HDD £37.01
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/111439 Corsair 2Gb Kit £33.65
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127861 OCZ StealhXStream 600W £49.18


For £110 you can either buy a E8400 or Q6600 on ebuyer, ive opted for the E8400 as you want speed and dont want to oc.
Theres a cheaper HD4850 on ebuyer for under £110, it looks to be out of stock atm.
Ebuyer do free delivery too.

that leaves you at £430, with enough money to buy anything else like a monitor / drives / keyboard + mouse.
 
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For £110 you can either buy a E8400 or Q6600 on ebuyer, ive opted for the E8400 as you want speed and dont want to oc.
the e8400 is one of the best OC'ing cpu's out today