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I am looking to build a new PC with a budget of roughly £400-£450. I am looking at buying it in January/February. The main reason I am building a new PC is to play the new Bioware MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. However, I will also play the occasional other PC game, especially strategy games. Therefore I am not looking for top range specs, but ones that will allow me solid performance for some recent games (especially Star Wars: TOR) and will allow for further upgrading at later date if needed.
I currently have a Coolmaster Centurion 2 ATX Tower that I can gut and use as a shell for my PC, hopefully everything will fit in there. I would like to use my current harddrive if possible, but the rest will be entirely new.
I shall list the components I am currently looking at, if these specs are good, inadequate or if you can recommend any others that would be great help thanks.
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 (maybe 2500K) 3.10GHz = £159.99
Motherboard : Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel 268 (Socket 1155) DDR3 = £81.38
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800CP 1600MHz = £17.99 (I will currently only get 4GB and upgrade to 8GB if needed at a later date)
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express = £124.99
Fans: 2x Alasa AK-FN055 Quiet Pearl White 120mm = £5.99 each
PSU: XFX Pro 450W Core Edition = £45.98
Optical Drive: I have no idea what drive I will need/be compatible with the motherboard
Harddrive: Would I be able to use my current Harddrive; 320GB Serial ATA NON RAID (is additional information needed about the exact harddrive?)
All that currently comes out at £430. Would this suffice for my needs and are the components compatible/any good?
Thanks for your time!